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Candidate annouces a run in District 55

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. – Democrat John Huddle has announced his candidacy for House District 55. Northern Klamath County is included in the district and it’s one of the largest in Oregon. Chemult, Chiloquin, The Klamath Tribes, and Fort Klamath are included in the district.
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Sky Lakes uses new evaluation system

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Sky Lakes Medical Center has a new program called emPerform that aims to properly identify and reward employee performance and reinforce a commitment to patient care. Before the new software, Sky Lakes relied on a paper system and manually compiled scores to evaluate employees. Pay-for-performance decisions can now be automated.
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Local troopers investigate fatal accident

CRESCENT, Ore. – State troopers from the Klamath Falls office were part of the response team that investigated a fatal accident Tuesday evening near Crescent. One man from California died as well as a woman from Massachusetts when two cars collided in icy conditions on Highway 97. Two others survived the accident, along with...
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New pumped storage facility expected to create jobs

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Riverbank Power and enXco have announced a joint venture that will develop pumped storage facilities across North America. The first of these efforts will be the Swan Lake Pumped Storage Project. It may stimulate the local economy. The Riverbank CEO says in a press release this is a much-needed catalyst...
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County Commissioner debate tonight

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Candidates running for County Commissioner are set to debate tonight. Candidates for Position 3 will debate at 6pm in the County Government Center, 305 Main. All four candidates are expected to be there. Candidates for Commissioner Position 1 will debate March 7. All candidates in the race are Republicans. No...
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Man faces assault charge

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – 28-year old Luis Antonio Trujillo of Klamath Falls is facing two counts of first-degree assault for injuries related to his son. The 2-year-old boy was treated for severe head injuries in Portland, and an investigation linked the father.
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New map released for Fremont Winema Forest

FREMONT WINEMA NATIONAL FOREST – A new map is out that shows the routes available to the public when it comes to motor vehicle use at the Fremont Winema National Forest. About 80 percent of the forest has motor vehicle access now. This trail map trumps all others, and a release says some spots...
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Office Depot to shut down

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Office Depot’s corporate offices have confirmed the Klamath Falls store will close April 7. A lease expires around that time, and rather than renew, the corporate office decided to close the store. This is the store at 2880 South Sixth.
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Voters to decide on school levy

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Voters will have the power this May when it comes to tax levys. The Klamath Falls City Schools board voted this week to put a tax levy they say would keep teacher layoffs at bay and help the district buy books. Last year, 18 teachers were laid off when the...
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Commissioners to discuss jail levy today

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath County Commissioners today are expected to discuss the jail levy at today’s meeting. The levy totals $1.5 million a year for three years, and a positive vote today would put the issue on the May ballot. This is a smaller levy than the initial proposal of $4.2 million a...
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