Rain, Wind, Lead to Hazardous Situations

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Rain and wind has led to some potentially dangerous conditions along Highway 97. At least one boulder reportedly fell onto the highway Sunday afternoon. The rock didn’t hit any vehicles… but easily could have. Several accidents were reported over the weekend on Highway 97 due to slick conditions, especially in areas that...
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Hoopa Tribe Seeks Decommissioning of PacifiCorp Dams

Klamath Falls, Ore.– California’s Hoopa Tribe says PacificCorp needs to file a plan to decommission four of its dams on the Klamath River, now that eight years have passed since a 50-year old agreement has expired. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission found in 20-14 that PacifiCorp needed to upgrade environmental measures on the dams, but...
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Some Areas to See Water Interruption on Monday, Tuesday

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The City of Klamath Falls Water/Geothermal division says they’ll need to cut off water service to some areas in order to allow crews to install a new water main. The interruptions in water service start Monday morning at 9:00 for the Brooke Drive area, service should be restored by 1:00 Monday...
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Oregonians on the Healthy Side

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The United Health Foundation says Oregon is the 12th healthiest state in the nation. The group released its report yesterday, pointing out Oregonians are more active, fewer of us are smoking, and rates of violent crime in the state have dropped by more than 50-percent since 1990. On the other hand,...
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Lake County Ranches Recognized

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Depa tment of Fish and Wildlife has recognized Lake County ranchers, Don and Diana Robinson with the Riley Freeman Award. The award is give in memory of former Oregon Cattleman’s Wildlife Committee Chairman Riley Freeman, who worked to preserve private property rights and encouraged public/private partnerships to promote good...
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ODFW: Keep Pets Safe During Trapping Season

Klamath Falls, Ore.– It’s trapping season in Oregon, officials with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife want to make sure your family pet doesn’t end up stuck in a trap. They remind you to keep your dog on a leash, and stay on designated trails. Traps cannot be set within 50-feet of a...
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Fire Marshal: 5th Arson

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath Fire Marshal Scott Rice yesterday released information about a fifth arson fire at an empty Klamath Falls home. This fire was reported a week ago, just 45 minutes after another suspicious fire on Eberlein, and just down the street on Mitchell, at a home that was in the final stages...
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Payment in Lieu of Taxes Program Not in Budget

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A federal program that has provided about 100-million dollars a year to Oregon’s timber counties will not be renewed, which could mean big problems for Klamath and Lake Counties. Democrat Ron Wyden says its the Republican’s fault, while Republican Greg Walden says Democrats are to blame for the Secure Rural Schools...
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Sheriff: Homes Vulnerable During Holidays

Siskiyou County, Calif.– Holiday travel means this is the time of year when homes are more vulnerable to burglars and other property theft. The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s office reminds everyone to be on high alert during the next few weeks. If you’re going out of town, use light timers to give the appearance of...
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City, County Consider Consolidating Planning Departments

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath Falls City Council meets next Monday, and council members are expected to pass next year’s budget. As a cost-savings measure, the city and county are also considering consolidating planning departments. Klamath County Commissioner Jim Bellet is scheduled to speak at next week’s council meeting to review the plan and...
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