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Amnesty period seeks to clean up outstanding fines

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath County Justice Court is offering a “clean slate” amnesty program aimed at helping clear outstanding traffic, animal, and code enforcement fines. Defendants who don’t pay fines are usually referred to Carter Jones Collection Services, and the amnesty period will allow for a 25 percent reduction of the amount owed...
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Gov. has new advisor on energy policy

SALEM, Ore. – Governor John Kitzhaber has hired a new energy policy advisor. Margi Hoffman worked previously as a senior vice president and director of Oregon Operations for Strategies 360 and has worked extensively on clean energy regulationm getting rid of barriers to bring more renewable energy online. Hoffman starts her new job next...
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Henley FFA Chapter wins at State Convention

HERMISTON, Ore. - Alex Yancey was named Oregon FFA State Sentinel Monday afternoon at the Oregon State FFA Convention in Hermiston. Alex is a senior at Henley High School and will serve a one-year term along with five colleagues, representing FFA, at events around the state and at the FFA National Convention this Fall in Indianapolis,...
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Irrigators will get water to start the season

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The irrigation picture is looking a little brighter this spring. Klamath Basin irrigators learned late last week at the annual water users meeting that it’s likely all will get water, at least at the beginning of the season. The Klamath Reclamation Project will start priming irrigation canals and pumps April...
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Wildlife helped by grant money

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. – The Oregon Hunters Association is offering grant money to Klamath County. A $5,000 grant will go for expenses to repair and maintain more than 200 wildlife guzzlers on private and public lands in the county. The guzzlers need annual maintenance because winter weather can lead to debris that can clog...
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Library offers spring break activities

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – For kids on spring break this week, the Klamath County Library is offering plenty to do. Daily craft projects start at 10:30 and 11:30am, and again at 1:30 and 2:30pm. There’s also a family spring break party at the library Tuesday night. That starts at 5:30.
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Bonanza FFA Wins at State

HERMISTON, Ore. – The Bonanza chapter of the FFA won the Advanced Parlimentary Procedure competition on Sunday at the Oregon State FFA Convention in Hermiston, Ore. The chapter will now compete at the National Convention later this year in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Klamath County not alone in jail struggles

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – As Klamath County continues to deal with financial issues at the jail, it appears Josephine County is having similar struggles. That jail has been forced to shut down a cellblock because so many deputies have moved on to other jobs – so far three corrections officers have quit and 3...
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Dennis Bennett made history against Willie Mayes

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – As family, friends, and baseball fans mourn the loss of Klamath Falls resident Dennis Bennett, we share some of his reflections. Bennett said his first win as a major league pitcher came in 1962 against he Dodgers and that’s a feeling he’ll never forget. He was also the only pitcher...
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2012 Oregon State FFA Convention Begins

HERMISTON, Ore. – The 2012 Oregon State FFA Convention opened in Hermiston, Oregon, Friday evening to a crowd of over 1,300 people. The keynote speaker was Mr. Chad Hymas who electrified the crowd with his message on the importance of making good choices in life. At the age of 27, an accident left him...
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