Snow Pack is Low. Very Low.

Klamath Falls, Ore.– There’s been a little progress since the last snowpack measurement, but not enough to overcome the extreme deficit brought on by the recent drought. Snow pack levels are at about 12% of normal based on measurements taken on Tuesday. The April 1st numbers are the most important, because that’s when snowpack...
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Governor to Attend OIT Ribbon Cutting

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber will be on hand for a ribbon cutting at Oregon Tech on April 18th. The college is celebrating its solar array and geothermal facility, which is expected to supply 35% of the facility’s energy use. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkeley will also be on hand, along with...
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Library Branch Closes to Relocate

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The South Suburban branch of the Klamath County Libraries will be closed while it relocates. The branch is moving to WinterAvenue off of Summers Lane. If you have checked out materials from that branch, you can return them to any Klamath County Library. The new branch is scheduled to open on April...
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Talk or Text for a Ticket in California

Siskiyou County, Calif.– If you’re driving in Siskiyou County during the month of April, it’s only fair to let you know they’re stepping up enforcement of the state’s distracted driving laws. April is Distracted Driving Awareness month in California, and the Highway Patrol and County Sheriff’s Deputies will pay special attention to whether you have...
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Fort Klamath Man Arrested on Sex Abuse Charges

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon State Police arrested a Fort Klamath man this week after a grand jury indicted him on sex abuse charges. 58 year old Efren Valencia was taken into custody on Tuesday. The charges stem from an incident involving a girl who was under the age of twelve. Valencia was arrested last...
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Hiker’s Body Found Along Trail

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A hiker walking along the OC&E Woods Line State Trail near Olene yesterday, discovered the body of a Klamath Falls man. The man’s name has not yet been released, but investigators say they’ve talked to the family, who says a family member dropped the 60-year old man off at the trail...
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FBI Hunting for Information on Joe Doe #28

The FBI is circulating some screen shots of a man who they say may be sexually exploiting at least one child. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children first received the images more than a year ago. They have no idea who the man is, or where he might be located, and they’re...
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Fire Destroys Barn, Kills Livestock

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A barn was destroyed, and several animals killed, in a fire yesterday afternoon on Reeder Road. Fire fighters were able to keep the fire from spreading to a house and other outbuildings. At least one goat and several chickens and turkeys were killed in the fire. Investigators are looking into what caused...
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Election Results: Rocky Point Fire District Recall

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Folks in the Rocky Point Fire District have voted to recall   the district’s board chair, as well as the secretary-treasurer.   Mail-in ballots were counted Monday night, with 57% voting in favor of recalling Tony Bixler, and 51% voting to  recall Rita Donato.   The vote came after residents in...
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Cover Oregon: Still No Self-Enrollment

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The deadline to enroll in Obamacare came and went Monday… and the Cover Oregon website is still not available for Oregonians to self-enroll in a healthcare plan. The Affordable Care Act does allow states that run their own exchange to choose their own deadlines. Meanwhile… another leader resigned because of the troubled website....
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