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County makes drought declaration

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath County Commissioners confirm what you might suspect. It’s been predicted that some Klamath Basin irrigators will be without water this spring, and in preparation of that water shortage, county commissioners have made the official drought declaration. That’s the first step toward triggering funding help and could open up emergency...
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Hope Community Fundraiser hopes for much needed funds

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The goal at Hope Community Center is to raise $15,000 during an upcoming fundraiser so the center can continue to offer a free, safe, high quality after school program for at risk children. The event happens Saturday, May 5 at Hope Community Center at 2408 Homedale Road in Klamath Falls....
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Jury deciding whether design flaw led to helicopter crash

PORTLAND, Ore. – Roark Schwanenberg was a former resident of Klamath Falls and a pilot of a 2008 helicopter that crashed and killed nine firefighters working in Northern California. A jury in Portland continues deliberations over whether an engine problem led to the crash. A lawsuit alleges General Electric knew about a design flaw....
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Klamath County Sheriff’s office asks for help locating missing man

LA PINE, Ore. – The Klamath County Sheriff’s office continues its search for a missing man. Officers say 77-year old Donald Jones left his home near La Pine on Sunday and hasn’t been seen since. The Klamath County Sheriff’s office asks for help locating him, and notes that Jones has grey hair and blue...
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Two bank branches to stay open, another to close

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – PremierWest Bancorp announced yesterday it’s selling two of the 11 branch offices it had planned to close next month. The offices in Dorris and Tulelake will be sold to Klamath Falls-based Pacific Crest Federal Credit Union. Both offices were set to close April 20, but the move keeps both branches...
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Farm producers invited to Friday meeting

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Klamath County Farm Service agency is notifying producers of a meeting this Friday March 23 that will cover crop insurance, KWAPA land idling payments, and how that might affect crop insurance eligibility. General questions from producers will be answered too.The meeting will the at the OIT Auditorium at 1pm.
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Local nurse wins national award

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A Klamath Falls nurse practitioner has won a national award for her commitment to services addressing child sexual abuse and exploitation. The National Children’s Advocacy Center’s Outstanding Service Award in Medical Care goes to Eleanor Lustig-Butts, the lead medical examiner at Sky Lakes Medical Center’s Child Abuse Response and Evaluation...
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Transportation hearing set for April

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Klamath Falls City Council and Planning Commission will hold a joint public hearing on Monday, April 9 to update to the Klamath Falls Urban Area Transportation System Plan, which guides transportation improvements and investments for the area. The hearing will be at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers...
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Soldiers return home

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – One Air National Guard Security Force returned to Kingsley Field Saturday after six months in Afghanistan. Several friends and family members turned out at the airport to welcome them home. Another group is scheduled to land at the Klamath Falls Airport tomorrow just after 9am. The first time Kingsley Field...
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New map to be released for 66-97 interchange

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Oregon Dept of Transportation, along with Klamath Falls and Klamath County, have been working on plans for the OR 66/US 97 interchange. The new plan offers improvements for the interchange and addresses bicycle and pedestrian issues. The map will be made public at an open house this Thursday, March...
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