JELD-WEN opens new plant

Klamath Falls, OR – JELD-WEN is expanding by opening a new door-facings production facility in Winn Parish, Louisiana. The will add about 75 jobs and is scheduled for start-up in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to a press release. Philip Orsino, JELD-WEN President says, “The JELD-WEN plant in Louisiana will be the most...
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Minty Morris runs for Commissioner

Klamath Falls, OR – Kelley Minty Morris has announced her candidacy for the Klamath County Board of Commissioners, Seat 1. Her background includes time on the Community Public Safety Advisory Committee, Citizens for Public Safety, Stop the Hurt Campaign and Board of Directors at Steen Sports Park. Minty Morris is currently Outreach and Development...
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Council to address two projects

Klamath Falls, OR – On Tuesday, January 17, 2012, the Klamath Falls City Council will move to authorize the purchase of a pedestrian bridge from Big R Bridge for the Lake Ewauna Trail. This is part of the second phase of the project and would cost just shy of $30,000. The council will also...
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Crime rates down a bit, but still high

Klamath Falls, OR – Overall in Klamath County, crime rates are down since 2010, but the good news is tempered by the fact that crime is still higher than it was back in 2005. The jail meanwhile, has regained some capacity, but that could change when a fund swap with the city of Klamath...
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Accused shooter to change plea

Klamath Falls, OR – 64-year old Elizabeth Bray of Klamath Falls was arrested in November 2010 and charged with shooting her husband, after he was taken to Sky Lakes Medical Center with a gunshot wound. She pleaded not guilty to the first degree assault charge. Next Thursday, she’s set to change her plea in...
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Man sentenced for theft

Klamath Falls, OR – Peter Daniel Gardner has been sentenced four and a half years in prison for Burglary in the first degree and Aggravated Theft and also 13 months in prison for Theft in the first degree. District Attorney Ed Caleb’s office tells us Gardner has a lengthy criminal history that includes thefts,...
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DUII conviction leads to prison time

Klamath Falls, OR – 24-year old Jeremy Allen Parrish wsa sentenced to two years in prison this week for felony DUII and felony Driving While Suspended. District Attorney Ed Caleb’s office tells us Parrish has been convicted of three prior DUII’s and therefore his conviction was a felony this time.
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Natural gas prices drop

Oregon – You may get a break on the utility bill this winter. Natural gas is cheaper right now than at any point in the last ten years. Prices are down 10 percent in the past week since production is increasing supply, and mild temperatures keep the high demand at bay. The winter of...
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Fundraising efforts continue for new DAV van

Tomorrow from 10 AM until 2 PM, the group raising funds for a new van for the DAV will be at Fred Meyer’s barbequing hot dogs and hamburgers to boost their efforts. The Disabled American Veterans’ van was totaled in an accident on November 14th. The Wheels for our Warriors group has about $27...
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Oregon State leaders continue to battle healthcare costs

Klamath Falls, OR – New reports predict Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber’s proposed health care overhaul would save less than half of the nearly $240 million assumption Oregon lawmakers had when they wrote the state budget. That might lead to reductions in Oregon Health Plan benefits or cuts in payments to doctors and hospitals. State...
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