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Bus tour offered this month

History buffs should be excited. There will be a bus tour of northern Klamath County this month. It is scheduled for July 19 starting in Klamath Falls and heading toward Gilchrist. Stops in the afternoon include Davis Lake, Crescent Lake and Odell Lake. A major theme includes prehistoric human use of the area. Preregister...
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Forest and trail public comment opportunities

Friday is the last day to submit comment on the Fremont-Winema National Forest’s Motor Vehicle Use Map. Anything submitted after July 6 will be considered for integration for the 2014 maps. The motor vehicle use map shows which roads and trails are approved for vehicle use. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department will seek...
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Medford marijuana business denied license

MEDFORD, Ore. – An attempt by a Medford man to sell pot-infused candy to medical marijuana patients has been shot down by the city council. Richard Nuckols started nonprofit Canafoods, Inc., which was determined to be in violation of federal and state medical marijuana laws by Police Chief Tim George. Police recommended Nuckols’ business be...
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Fandango Days in Alturas this weekend

By Cory Edmondson – Viewing the Basin Most fireworks shows in the Basin will take place on the Fourth of July, but if one just isn’t enough, Viewing the Basin’s Cory Edmondson tells you how to get another. Full Audio: Fandango is a Spanish word for party. This weekend, the town of Alturas, Calif....
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OSP identifies body as Redding woman

WOODBURN, Ore. — Oregon State Police were investigating a body found on Interstate 5 Friday and now have the woman’s name. 25-year-old Tara Elizabeth Gordon of Redding, Calif. was identified with the help of another law enforcement agency and OSP is seeking information – we’ll have a phone number and e-mail address in a...
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Body near Highway 58 under investigation

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — State police are working with the Lane County medical examiner to figure out an Albany man’s cause of death. 52-year-old Anthony Dale Lair was reported missing on Saturday before being discovered in the back of a van near a Highway 58 trailhead on Sunday. OSP says there is no sign of...
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Special events at museums this Independence Day

Klamath County Museums will be open this Fourth of July, including a special open house at the Van Landrum Wayside at 10 a.m. There will be special exhibits on military veterans from the Klamath Basin starting at 9 a.m. at the Klamath County Museum. The Baldwin Hotel Museum will offer a special tour about...
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Proposed pipeline has landowners frustrated

Southern Oregon landowners have expressed frustration with a natural gas pipeline proposed to run from Klamath County to Coos Bay. Called the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline, the 36-inch underground pipe was originally designed to import liquefied natural gas, but now it’s aimed at exporting newly-discovered domestic reserves. Trees and structures are not allowed above the like like...
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Gas prices fall

Good news for drivers headed out for the 4th of July holiday weekend. Gas prices continue to fall even though it’s the peak summer driving season, and the average in Oregon now is $3.62. Triple A says that’s down 15 cents in a week and 64 cents in the past month. We’re still 29...
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Miss Klamath County in top three at Miss Oregon

SEASIDE, Ore. — Kayla Bowker was second runner-up in Saturday night’s Miss Oregon pageant. The reigning Miss Klamath County finished behind winner Rachel Berry from the Willamette Valley and Miss Three Rivers Nicole Mead. There were a total of 23 contestants in the 67th edition of the pageant.
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