Rates go up for some electric customers

Portland, OR – PacifiCorp customers are paying more this year, and the company says its rate increase – which amounts to about 4.4 percent overall – is mostly due to higher coal costs. Increased demand is also a factor. By contrast, rates with Portland Electric have gone down by a percent or so. That’s...
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County faces tough budget decisions

Klamath Falls, OR – Facing more budget cuts, it’s possible that Klamath County will choose to close the juvenile detention center, and possibly eliminate deputy district attorneys and agricultural funding. Even with the cuts, the second pod at the Klamath County jail would not be able to stay open. That will close in June...
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Investigators seek witnesses to fatal accident

Bend, OR – At approximately 7:23 a.m. Thursday morning, December 29th, deputies from the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a single vehicle crash into a tree on Cottonwood Road approximately one mile west of Highway 97. A 1998 Chevy Blazer was travelling westbound on Cottonwood Road occupied by a male...
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Geothermal drilling project on the horizon

Central Oregon – A geothermal drilling project is in it’s first phase near the Newberry Volcanic Monument in Central Oregon. It’s getting permits from the government to drill holes where cold water will be injected. Those associated with this project say the process is nothing like controversial fracking that is shaking up the oil...
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Gray wolf crosses border

Northern California – OR-7 is now in CA. The lone gray wolf that has traveled more than 750 miles in recent month, and has spent a good deal of time in Klamath County, has crossed the border into California. He’s being tracked with a radio collar, and as he crossed the border and made...
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Wolf is nearing California border

Keno, OR – The lone wandering wolf, dubbed OR-7 is actually making his way to CA. The wolf is now south of Keno along Highway 97, and is less than ten miles from the California border. He’s already traveled 750 miles, and if he keeps heading south he’ll become the first confirmed gray wolf...
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Woman sentenced after stealing vehicle and crashing it

Klamath Falls, OR – District Attorney Ed Caleb’s office tells us Carla Marie Barkley has been sentenced to five years in prison for 3rd degree Assault and Robbery, DUII, and Hit and Run. She was also convicted of being a Felon in Possession of a Weapon. Most of the charges stemmed from Barkley stealing...
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Coburn sentenced for wife’s death

Klamath Falls, OR – Dana Patrick Coburn has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the shooting death of his wife Karla Alayne Coburn on My 21 of this year. District Attorney Ed Caleb’s office says Coburn was found to have caused the victim’s death by recklessly shooting his wife during a domestic...
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City Council meeting cancelled

Klamath Falls, OR – The Klamath Falls City Council has cancelled its Tuesday meeting since Monday is a holiday, and as they put it, a lack of business. The next regularly scheduled meeting it Tuesday, January 17.
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Man faces assault charge

Klamath Falls, OR-46-year old Daniel Salazar of Klamath Falls was arrested after an alleged Christmas Day assault on his girlfriend. It happened in the Safeway parking lot at 2740 South Sixth. A witness called police. Salazar was charged with second-degree assault and booked into the Klamath County Jail on $100,000 bail. Police say he’s...
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