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Second fund swap for the jail isn’t happening

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Budget woes in Klamath County have been no secret, and county officials say it should be clear that given the current situation, they will only be able to fund one jail pod in the next fiscal year. There’s already a $1.6 million budget shortfall, and funding a second pod would...
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Bridge given the OK

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The city of Klamath Falls has given the green light to a pedestrian bridge as part of the second phase of the Lake Euwana Trail project. The approval is for the purchase of a nearly $30,000 Big R Bridge made of steel with wood decking that will eventually be covered...
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Smoke expected across 97 South of La Pine

LA PINE, Ore. – Fuels specialists with the Deschutes National Forest and the BLM’s Prineville district have made good progress on their pile burning program this winter, thanks mostly to the delayed onset of winter conditions. That gave them more time to burn piles, leftover from thinning projects designed to reduce hazardous fuels and...
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Two subdivisions continue to raise concerns about herbicide used

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. – The problem of dying trees in two rural northern Klamath County subdivisions has gone all the way to the Governor. Residents of the Jack Pine Village and Riverpine Estates have petitioned Governor Kitzhaber, and blame the Klamath County Public Works Department and the herbicide they used in 2010 for problems...
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Seven candidates have filed for Sheriff

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The field of candidates running for Klamath County Sheriff continues to grow. With sheriff’s deputy Chuck Collins filing on Friday, the number of candidates running for Klamath County Sheriff has reached 7. No matter who wins, budget cuts will be the biggest issue to deal with. Jail capacity has been...
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Local graduation rates above average for one local district

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Oregon Dept of Education says the Klamath County School District beat the state average for high school dropout rates and met the average for graduation rates last school year. The news wasn’t quite as good for Klamath Falls City Schools, which were below state averages. The high dropout and...
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KLAD donates PA system to 4-H

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath County’s 4-H program has a new public address system, thanks to 92.5 KLAD FM. Before the donation, small animals were housed in and competed in a separate area of the Klamath County Fairgrounds that lacked a PA system. KLAD program director Sam Dunlap says, when it became clear that...
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DAV Van effort closer to fundraising goal

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Groups and individuals have been coming together to help raise funds to replace the Disabled American Veterans van, that was damaged in an accident back in November. Yesterday the VFW held a breakfast that gave free pancakes, sausage, and the works to WWI veterans and kids under 12. Everyone else...
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Documentaries cover salmon population in Southern Oregon

OREGON – Two documentaries aimed at saving salmon are coming to public television. Both cover ongoing research projects that are intended to sustain salmon populations. “Sustaining Salmon” will air at 11 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, on Southern Oregon Public Television, channel 9 for Charter cable viewers, and “Saving Salmon” will be shown 9 p.m....
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Voters may be deciding on new tax district

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center has formed a committee to study the feasibility of a taxing district that would fund extension center. Klamath County voters would have to approve the new tax district, and voters here haven’t been quick to say yes to new taxes in the past. There...
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