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Museum, YMCA Offer Annual History Hike

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – An eight-mile hike over the old Lake of the Woods Highway west of Klamath Falls will be offered May 16 by the Klamath County Museum and the YMCA of Klamath Falls. The ninth annual History Fitness Hike will take participants over the Doak Mountain ridge and into a secluded valley...
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Merrill Man Jailed on Kidnapping Charges

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Merrill man is in jail, being held on 115-thousand dollars bond on kidnapping and domestic abuse charges.  Jail records show 19-year old Jose Manuel Lepe is charged with first degree kidnapping and domestic Abuse. Scanner traffic Sunday night indicated that a girl had been kidnapped in Malin. Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputies referred questions...
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Police Crack Down on Theft of Indian Artifacts

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man was arrested on Friday on four counts of possessing Indian artifacts. Jail records show that 46-year old Douglas Porter Cotellese is being held on 10-thousand dollars bond. Oregon State Police have been investigating several reported cases of Native American artifacts taken from areas in Klamath and Lake Counties that...
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Three Injured after High Speed Chase

Yreka, Calif.– The California Highway Patrol is investigating after a high speed chase ended in a wreck… injuring three teens. This all happened on Wednesday afternoon… when CHP saw an SUV driving recklessly on I-5 near Yreka. Troopers tried stopping the car, which was reported as stolen out of Washington… but the SUV high-tailed off...
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Listening Sessions This Week

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Forestry officials have scheduled two listening sessions for this week in Lakeview and Klamath Falls, to get your input on the management of the Fremont-Winema National Forest. Officials will let you know what the current plan looks like, then get your ideas and feedback. The first session is Monday, May 4th at the...
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USDA Considering GMO Taters

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The USDA is taking public comments as it considers a genetically modified potato that is blight resistant, and doesn’t get black bruises as easily. USDA officials say it also has lower sugar levels. Earlier this year the USDA approved a genetically modified apple that doesn’t turn brown after it’s cut.
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Fatal Wreck

Keno Man Dies in Motorcycle Accident

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A motorcycle accident claimed the life of a Keno man Sunday afternoon. The single-vehicle wreck happened at about 2:30 PM on Keno Worden Road, near the intersection with Overland Drive. According to witnesses, the man died at the scene. Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputies have not yet released the victim’s name. The...
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Food Preservation Course Offered

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center is offering a 40-hour certification course in home food preservation to begin May 14 with an orientation from 1:00-3:00. Participants receive in-depth training in food safety, freezing, canning, dehydrating, pickling, etc. Classes are taught by OSU faculty and trained volunteers and include food labs and...
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Wildfire: Stop the Spread this Weekend

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Saturday is National Wildfire Community Preparedness day. The state fire marshal’s office is asking you to take some time over the weekend to go through your yard, your neighborhood, and your community, do find ways you can help to minimize the risk of a wildfire. Some of the things you can...
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Chase Leads to Arrest

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A high speed chase ended in a wreck Wednesday night after Oregon State Troopers tried stopping a man who blew through a stop sign off of Highway 97 in Gilchrist. Troopers say the driver sped up when they saw the blue lights, then wrecked trying to turn onto a gravel road. According to...
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