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Museum celebrates Leap Day

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – We only have a February 29 once every four years, so to celebrate the day today the Klamath County Museum will have it’s “Second Annual Leap Year Party” at 7pm tonight. The museum hints in a press release they’ll take a light-hearted look at local history with new of a...
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Oregon jobless rate drops slightly

SALEM, Ore. – Employers in Oregon reported cutting fewer jobs in January, which helped the state unemployment rate edge down. December’s jobless rate was 9.0 percent and January’s was 8.8, according to the state Employment Department. Oregon gained 5400 jobs last month, the biggest spike in one month since January 2011.
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Smoke was due to planned burning

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The smoke you may have seen yesterday was part of a prescribed burn that covered 2000 acres of grass and marshland near Tulelake. The US Fish and Wildlife Service prescribed the burn at the Tulelake National Wildlife Refuge.
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Senior Center will have Fridays back

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Budget issues forced the Klamath Basin Senior Center to close on Fridays, but beginning this Friday March 2, it will open its doors again. That means meals, transportation, and Meals on Wheels will be back on Friday. The city council is still analyzing the budget and what programs will stick.
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Dam removal won’t happen soon as process stalls

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A dam removal decision has been delayed. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said yesterday the March deadline for deciding whether to remove four dams on the Klamath River in Oregon and California won’t be met. The dam removal plan aims to help salmon and coordinate water sharing fish and farms. Salazar says...
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Federal guidelines to impact local forest

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Obama Administration’s new guidelines for managing forest land across the country will provide blueprints, and should allow for more cohesive management of the Fremont-Winema National Forest. The two forests have been sharing an administration for a decade, but still have separate forest plans. The new federal plan aims to improve...
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Red Cross has helped many local families after disaster

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – March will be recognized as Red Cross month locally and across the nation, and Readiness Specialist Michelle Thompson tells us Klamath Falls has definitely not been immune to disaster in the past year. A concern for the local Red Cross chapter is preparing for earthquakes too, and the Klamath County...
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Klamath Falls man faces gun and assault charges

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – 30-year old Sean Alexander was arrested by Klamath Falls police after reports of a shooting Saturday night at 1319 Sargent Avenue. Police say Alexander fired a gun several times during an argument with 54-year old Odis Hall, who suffered wounds to his hand. Alexander is being held on $110,000 bail...
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Cuts for Cancer a success

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The 15th Annual Cuts for Cancer was held yesterday at the College of Cosmetology. 32 Licensed Professionals representing 10 salons, raised nearly $2200. Over $34,000 has been raised through this event since it started in 1998. All of these funds will be donated to the Skylakes Cancer Treatment Center.
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Salmon to be released in March

SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Dept of Fish and Wildlife has announced plans to release 200,000 Chinook smolts into the Coast Fork Willamette River on March 12. Wildlife officials expect a return of between one and two thousand Chinook in 2014. Fish harvesting, along with the presence of hatchery fish, dams and changes to...
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