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Woman in Summit Lake drowning identified

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. — Oregon State Police have released the name of the drowning victim from a Monday incident at Summit Lake. 21-year-old Charlene Ho of San Francisco, Calif. was found face down in the water by her friends after they returned from a swim to a nearby island. Ho was not able to...
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Poor snow pack contributed to Barry Point fire

LAKE COUNTY, Ore. — More information is being released about the after effects of the Barry Point fire that burned through Lake County and California’s Modoc County after starting August 6 by lightning. About 93,000 torched acres and a month later, crews contained the wildfire. Forest Supervisor Fred Way says the area was in the state’s...
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USDA in Klamath Falls to offer discrimination information

The United States Department of Agriculture is holding a meeting Wednesday in Klamath Falls for women and hispanic farmers and ranchers who may have faced discrimination when seeking department funds in the past. The meeting starts at 10 a.m. this morning at Oregon Tech’s west auditorium and it will cover the voluntary claims process...
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Oregon State Police investigates Klamath Co. drowning

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the death of a 21-year old University of Oregon student from San Francisco, California on Monday afternoon at Summit Lake southwest of Crescent Lake in Klamath County. The victim’s name is released in this update news release. Information from the investigation indicates on the afternoon...
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Tour of the Barry Point Fire aftermath

Early Monday morning at the Lakeview Ranger District Office, the community was invited for a tour of the Barry Point Fire. Full story audio from Viewing the Basin A 50-passenger bus was loaded with people interested in the aftermath from the Barry Point fire. Forest Supervisor Fred Way says the tour was from the Lakeview Stewardship...
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JELD-WEN CFO resigns

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Offier of JELD-WEN announced his resignation on Monday. Neil Stuart’s last day will be September 28 and no replacement was immediately named, although it is expected shortly. Stuart became the company’s CFO in 2009 and was involved in the equity investment by Onex Corporation in...
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Oregon’s minimum wage increasing

PORTLAND, Ore. — The state’s minimum wage is going up to $8.95 an hour after an announcement from the State Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian Monday. The 15-cent raise takes effect Jan. 1. This year’s wage tracks a 1.7 percent increase in the Consumer Price Index since August 2011 and will place Oregon’s minimum 23 percent...
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KFPD arrests man after short car chase

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A stolen car was recovered following a short chase and search for the suspect Sunday afternoon. 35-year-old Frederick L. Vierria was arrested following the incident in the Pacific Terrace area of Klamath Falls after he abandoned the 1997 BMW Z3 convertible following a short pursuit. He was discovered hiding by...
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City Hall Day in Klamath Falls

It is City Hall Day Tuesday in Klamath Falls. The public is invited to forums at 3:30 p.m. at the City Hall Annex Council Chambers where cities, lawmakers and candidates can share ideas and perspectives for the 2013 legislative sessions. All state senators, representatives and candidates have been invited to the event. The event...
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Grant writing workshop next week in Medford

A state department grant writing workshop is coming to Medford in next week. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department will hold a series of ATV grant writing workshops including a stop in Medford Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Santos Community Center. Attendees are requested to bring a wireless internet-capable...
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