Man who made bomb threats in Klamath, Lake Counties sentenced

CLEVELAND — A man from Ohio who made bomb threats to courthouses in multiple states, including those in Klamath and Lake Counties, has pleaded guilty in federal court. 39-year-old Lonny Bristow of Mansfield entered his plea Thursday, waived a standard pre-sentence report and was sentenced to 51 months in prison. Bristow was arrested in...
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Salt Creek Tunnel construction delays, closures resume

SALEM, Ore. – The Salt Creek Tunnel on Highway 58 will be closed Monday through Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. starting next week. It is a closure to continue construction that began last year. Outside of the overnight closures, there will be single lane traffic at other times, causing delays of up...
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SOU students donate money to restore Klamath Basin water

ASHLAND, Ore. — Southern Oregon students are hoping to help fish by putting water back in a Klamath Basin creek through money donations. Student activist Shaun Franks said Tuesday that about $60,000 from student fees dedicated to special projects known as the Green Fund are going to the Bonneville Environmental Foundation to lease water...
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Central Point nursery fined for algal bloom discharge

SALEM, Ore. – A Central Point nursery has been fined by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. According to a release from DEQ, J. Herbert Stone Nursery was cited for allowing an algal bloom to discharge from a reservoir into the Jackson Creek. As a result, the business was fined $8,800. The DEQ says algae...
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Senate committee discussing playground defibrillators

SALEM, Ore. — An Oregon Senate committee is considering improving the potential safety of young children and athletes. The discussion centers around children hit in the chest by a baseball or other objects and go into cardiac arrest. The Senate Education and Workforce Development Committee on Tuesday heard from the parents of a young boy...
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Fisheries managers decide on ecosystem input

PORTLAND, Ore. — Fishing season and catch quota decisions will rely on an ecosystem approach going forward. That is according to plan by federal fisheries managers for the West Coast after a meeting on Tuesday. The group decided to rely on regular scientific reports about the health of the ocean. Meeting in Portland, the Pacific...
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Man wanted in Basin shooting case arrested

DOS PALOS, Calif. — Authorities in Merced County have arrested the man wanted for a shooting case in Klamath Falls. 27-year-old Leland Thomas Nicholson Jr. surrendered following a brief standoff with Merced County Sheriff’s deputies Monday. Nicholson’s arrest came a day after police took his 36-year-old half-sister, Rebecca Paz, into custody, according to the Merced...
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Chiloquin woman rescued on Mount Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — A Chiloquin woman who went missing on Mount Ashland has been found. The Medford Mail Tribune reports that 52-year-old Carol Koon spent the night in a horse corral and was able to get service on her cellphone Monday morning, as the search party had grown to an aircraft, snow machines and about...
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Red Cross says donate blood for Volunteer Month

April is National Volunteer Month and Jennifer Collins with the American Red Cross has a recommendation for how to celebrate. American Red Cross Donor Recruitment Representative Jennifer Collins Donating blood over an hour can save up to three lives. The Red Cross runs its blood drives and other activities largely with volunteers. She says making...
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Governor appoints new Klamath Co. district attorney

MEDFORD, Ore. — A former Jackson County attorney general candidate and current Oregon Liqouor Control Commission appointee will be the new Klamath County D.A. Gov. John Kitzhaber chose former state Rep. Rob Patridge to be Klamath County’s new district attorney. Patridge worked as a deputy district attorney for three years in the 1990s. He...
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