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Haggen Buys Out Safeway Stores

Klamath Falls, Ore.– When Albertsons and Safeway merged earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission said they’d need to offload about 150 stores. That’s led to Bellingham-based Haggen Northwest Fresh to buy out several stores in Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, and Nevada. According to a press release from Haggan, a handful of stores in...
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2nd Suspect Surrenders in Bomb Threat, Chase

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon State Police dispatchers received a call Saturday morning from a resident in the 12000 block of Highway 66, advising that she had been contacted by a man who identified himself as a suspect that authorities were looking for. The man asked the resident to let police know he was willing...
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OSP Searching for 2 Suspects in Bomb Threat, Chase

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon State Police are searching through forested areas along Highway 66 between Keno and Ashland after two men bailed from a vehicle following a lengthy police chase Friday night . Three suspects fled the vehicle after it stopped on Highway 66 near milepost 18. Officers took one of the men into...
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Walmart Responds to Henley Caroling Situation

Klamath Falls, Ore.– reached out to Walmart’s media relations team overnight to ask about Thursday’s night incident at the Klamath Falls Walmart that led with Henley Middle School and Henley High School chorus members being told to leave the store when they attempted a Christmas carol “flash mob.”   A cell phone video...
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Henley Students Turned Away for Performance

Klamath Falls, Ore.– It started out just like any of the hundreds of inspirational Christmas carol flash mobs you may have seen go viral on social media, but this one has gone viral for all the wrong reasons . Henley High Chorus members assembled casually inside of Walmart in Klamath Falls, and started singing.. But...
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KCSO Receives Safety Grant

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon State Sheriff’s Association has awarded the Klamath County Sheriff’s office more than 17-thousand dollars to help support the agency’s efforts to encourage safety on County roadways. The grant funds include 14-thousand dollars to help pay for extra patrols during DUII enforcement efforts like the one happening right now over...
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Fairgrounds Receives Grant for Lighting

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Community Foundation recently awarded the Klamath County Fairgrounds with a 25-thousand dollar grant to put new lighting in the livestock building in the small arena. The new LED lighting system cost about 45-thousand dollars, but they’re estimated to save the fairgrounds 11-thousand a year in electricity.
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Yamasaki Appointed to Cultural Trust Board

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Gayle Yamasaki from Klamath Falls has been appointed to the Oregon Cultural Trust Board. Governor John Kitzhaber announced the appointment of Yamasaki, along with Chuck Sams from Pendleton, earlier this month. A spokesperson for Kitzhaber said Yamasaki has tremendous experience, passion, and influence in Oregon’s education field. She is the coordinator...
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Pacific Power Requests Changes to City Ordinance

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Pacific Power is concerned that the city of Klamath Falls might be gearing up to make another go at trying to form its own electric utility company. City Council earlier this month renewed its franchise agreement to allow Pacific Power to provide electricity to the Basin, but the utility is asking...
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State Unemployment Remains 7% for November

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Seasonally adjusted payroll employment jumped to a record level of 1,740,800, which was 3,000 above the prior peak reached in December 2007. November marked the largest one-month gain for Oregon since comparable records began in 1990. Seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll employment rose by 11,200. This followed a revised gain of 7,400...
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