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Tour program forms for Detention Center

A new program is forming aimed at helping youth stay out of trouble. Tours of the juvenile detention center have been offered before, but there has been no official program until now. A one-hour tour of the detention center now will cost $20, and Klamath County hopes it will be a crime preventative.
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City to discuss state loan for wastewater improvements

The Klamath Falls City Council on Monday night will discuss entering into a Clean Water State revolving fund loan agreement with the state of Oregon that would fund wastewater treatment facility improvements. The loan agreement would be $7.1 million. The city council meeting will be at 7 p.m. at City Council Chambers.
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Oregon man contracts the plague

BEND, Ore. — A Central Oregon man has the plague, and he’s in a hospital here in critical condition. Health officials say the man contracted the extremely rare disease after being bitten by a stray cat. Doctors say the disease is treatable if caught early. Two people have died from the plague in Oregon,...
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City to discuss airport grant

At Monday’s city council meeting in Klamath Falls, the group will hear an authorization to submit a grant application to the Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Program. It’s a grant worth $851,000.
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Rowing Championships this weekend

The 2012 Northwest Regional Masters Championships happen this weekend on Lake Ewauna. The Ewauna Rowing Club hosts the event, and expects more than 500 competitors from five states to take part. The event starts Friday and runs through Sunday.
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Old school building sells to church

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The old Fairhaven school building has sold to a church looking to expand its outreach. The building wasn’t listed for sale with a realtor, but a sign was posted and that was enough for United Family Fellowship. The building sold for just over $76,000. The school district had hoped for...
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Gas prices fall, but the still high in the West

Finally, the western states are feeling some relief at the pump. Prices have fallen by twelve cents a gallon in Oregon since last week at this time. The average price in Oregon now is $4.10, which is still sky high compared to much of the country. Drivers in Oklahoma and Texas are paying $3.12...
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Canoe tour this Saturday with the Fremont Winema National Forest

Anyone can attend an interpretive canoe tour on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. It’s a free, guided trip that covers about 2.5 miles into the Upper Klamath Wildlife Refuge. Volunteer guides paddle along with the group and share some of this area’s rich history. Meet at the Rocky Point Public Boat Launch...
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Three students earn major college scholarships

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Three local students are part of the Gates Millenium Scholar program, which pays for college for select minority students. Among the winners, twin brothers Stephen and Joseph Castor who just graduated from Mazama High School. They’re members of the Klamath Tribes. Francis Rojina graduated from Lost River High School and...
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Scrap metal burns on Hillyard Ave.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Thick, black smoke billowed into the air Monday after sparks from cutting torches caught some debris on fire, even after the workers had stopped watching for it. Tires and scrap metal burned at Hamilton Metals at 2933 Hillyard Avenue, but no injuries were reported.
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