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Construction Update: Bridge demolition on Hwy 422

Construction continues on Highway 422 where crews are demolishing the existing Williamson River Bridge. There is still a detour bridge in use controlled by a traffic signal and minor delays are expected. The Highway 39 project continues this week also, with crews striping, seeding and cleaning up. 20-minute delays are still expected, with traffic controlled by...
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Harry & David brings back call center

MEDFORD, Ore. — After a year without, Eugene is getting back its Harry & David seasonal call center. The Medford-based mail-order food company had a seasonal call center in Eugene for more than two decades before shutting it down in 2010. About 750 employees are expected to be hired for phone order submissions through...
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Night closures over for Hwy 58 tunnel

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. — Highway 58′s Salt Creek Tunnel is in the middle of a two-year construction project and the Oregon Department of Transportation ended night closures Friday morning. Cory Edmondson, Viewing the Basin ODOT Public Information Officer Rick Little says this is good news for motorists. The tunnel, which is critical for traveling...
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Klamath Tribes receiving chinook salmon

HORNBROOK, Calif. – The Klamath Tribes are getting a share of the record run of chinook salmon coming into Northern California’s Klamath River. Hundreds of fresh salmon will go to tribal members in a Thursday ceremony at the Iron Gate fish hatchery just south of the Oregon-California border. While the tribe has been getting frozen surplus salmon...
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Former city councilman faces trial in February

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Former Klamath Falls City Councilman Gregory Taylor’s trial date is set for February next year. Taylor is accused of first-degree sex abuse in an incident with a relative last March. He will appear in Benton County Circuit Court on February 11. Following his May arrest, Taylor resigned from the city council...
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Bend car maker assembling in Lakeview

BEND, Ore. — A Bend-based electric-vehicle maker is moving into a new assembly plant in Lakeview. Jay Bower, the chief technical officer for Venus Motors, told The Bulletin newspaper that this week’s move to a 2,000-square foot facility is an effort to boost production and be closer to markets in Nevada and California. Founded...
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Kinglsey jet required cables to stop Tuesday

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A landing mishap required the use of arresting cables to stop an F-15C jet fighter at Kinglsey Field this week. Master Sgt. Jennifer Shirar says the pilot was unhurt when he came in for a landing Tuesday afternoon after a routine training flight. She says a board of investigating officers...
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Tax extension deadline is Monday

The filing deadline for extended 2011 tax returns is Monday and those who miss it could face financial penalties. If you filed an extension, the Oregon Department of Revenue says payment was still due April 17 and if you did not pay, a five percent failure-to-pay penalty needs to be included.
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Board votes to close Fairview

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — This will be Fairview Elementary’s last school year. The Klamath Falls City Schools school board voted Monday to close the school in a cost-saving move. The debate was between shutting down Fairview or Pelican Elementary – two older schools in need of costly repairs. NBC-2 reports there were many upset...
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Bank sponsors youth video contest

There’s up to $3,000 up for grabs for students in a new contest called Lights, Camera, Save! The contest sponsored by U.S. Bank seeks 60- to 90-second video entries talking about saving money and using it wisely. It is part of the American Banker Association’s Teach Children to Save program and is open for...
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