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Dam removal won’t happen soon as process stalls

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A dam removal decision has been delayed. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said yesterday the March deadline for deciding whether to remove four dams on the Klamath River in Oregon and California won’t be met. The dam removal plan aims to help salmon and coordinate water sharing fish and farms. Salazar says...
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Federal guidelines to impact local forest

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Obama Administration’s new guidelines for managing forest land across the country will provide blueprints, and should allow for more cohesive management of the Fremont-Winema National Forest. The two forests have been sharing an administration for a decade, but still have separate forest plans. The new federal plan aims to improve...
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Red Cross has helped many local families after disaster

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – March will be recognized as Red Cross month locally and across the nation, and Readiness Specialist Michelle Thompson tells us Klamath Falls has definitely not been immune to disaster in the past year. A concern for the local Red Cross chapter is preparing for earthquakes too, and the Klamath County...
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Klamath Falls man faces gun and assault charges

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – 30-year old Sean Alexander was arrested by Klamath Falls police after reports of a shooting Saturday night at 1319 Sargent Avenue. Police say Alexander fired a gun several times during an argument with 54-year old Odis Hall, who suffered wounds to his hand. Alexander is being held on $110,000 bail...
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Cuts for Cancer a success

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The 15th Annual Cuts for Cancer was held yesterday at the College of Cosmetology. 32 Licensed Professionals representing 10 salons, raised nearly $2200. Over $34,000 has been raised through this event since it started in 1998. All of these funds will be donated to the Skylakes Cancer Treatment Center.
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Salmon to be released in March

SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Dept of Fish and Wildlife has announced plans to release 200,000 Chinook smolts into the Coast Fork Willamette River on March 12. Wildlife officials expect a return of between one and two thousand Chinook in 2014. Fish harvesting, along with the presence of hatchery fish, dams and changes to...
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Suspicious fire still under investigation

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath County Fire District No. 1 is still investigating last week’s fire at 218 Broad Street after determining the fire was human caused. That one happened last Monday. A fire the day before has led to an arrest. The Klamath Falls police department arrested a 40-year old man Friday.
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March to be declared Red Cross month

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – March is Red Cross month, and Klamath County Commissioners will sign a proclamation declaring local recognition of it at their meeting tomorrow. Michelle Thompson, Readiness Specialist in Klamath Falls tells us many events are planned. The session this Thursday is at the Klamath County library at 6pm, and on the...
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Sen. Wyden plans visit to Klamath area

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Oregon US Senator Ron Wyden has plans to speak in Klamath Falls and Lakeview. Both will be this coming Sunday, as part of a series of town hall meetings across the state.
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Budget cuts coming on county level

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath County plans to make $1.4 million in cuts to balance the next budget, and they’ll do it with drops in funds to the sheriff, district attorney, juvenile, and health departments. Layoffs are expected.
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