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Budget cuts coming on county level

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath County plans to make $1.4 million in cuts to balance the next budget, and they’ll do it with drops in funds to the sheriff, district attorney, juvenile, and health departments. Layoffs are expected.
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Traffic stop leads to drug bust

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A traffic stop this week by Oregon State police yielded 12 pounds of marijuana, and led to the arrest of 33-year old William Joseph Ray Patton of Utah. The value of the marijuana was estimated by troopers to be about $32,500. Sixteen pounds of hashish was also discovered, with a...
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March is Red Cross Month

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Klamath Falls chapter of the American Red Cross is celebrating the national Red Cross month in March. Next Tuesday, February 28, the Klamath County Commissioners will sign an official proclamation declaring March to be Red Cross Month in Klamath County. There will be several blood drives at the Donor...
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Irrigation outlook is uncertain

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – No one knows for sure how much surface water will be available for irrigators this spring. 128 irrigators have signed up for the Klamath Water and Power Agency’s pumping program that will Klamath Reclamation Project well owners to pump water. The Water and Power Agency projects there could be anywhere...
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Gas prices continue to climb

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – There’s no relief in sight at the pump. In fact, gas prices are expected to continue to climb this spring. Analysts say many factors are leading to the hike, including an improving US economy and the oil market in Iran. Monday’s national average was $3.55. By yesterday it was $3.61,...
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FFA fruit sale is on now

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Klamath Community College FFA fruit sale fundraiser will help the group go to Hermiston Oregon for the FFA convention. The types of fruit available are Texas Red Grapefruit, Navel Oranges, Fuji Apples, D’Anjou Pears, and a mix of all 4 types of fruit. Information on placing an order is...
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No decision yet on trail projects

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – At a meeting earlier this week, the Klamath Falls City Council delayed its decision about whether it will fund the Lake Ewauna Trail or North Conger Heights vista and trail projects. It appears to be a matter of deciding what grant-funded trail projects get priority.
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City Schools give green light to open enrollment

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – First the Klamath County School District, and now City Schools have okayed open enrollment. The Klamath Falls City Schools board voted Tuesday to approve open enrollment in seventh- through 12th-grades. The new policy will impact Klamath Union High School, Link River High School and Ponderosa Junior High. Students in junior...
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Bennett fundraiser continues through Sunday

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A fundraiser is going on now for former pro baseball player Dennis Bennett who lives in Klamath Falls. Local photographer Shorty Moles organized the fundraiser to help with Bennett’s medical expenses, and has included several one-of-a-kind sports memorabilia items. Look for the Bennett fundraiser on Facebook through the end of...
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Red Cross helps prepare for quakes

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Klamath Falls Red Cross Emergency Preparedness office is helping people prepare for disasters. The next event on March 1st at 6pm at the Main Klamath Falls Library will focus on earthquake preparedness. Other similar disasters will be the focus of future events, occurring on the first Thursday evening of...
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