Major Crimes Team continues Lake County body investigation

LAKE COUNTY, Ore. — An investigation continues where authorities are attempting to learn more about a body found last week northwest of Lakeview. It belongs to 47-year-old Valerie Anette Watts (pictured) and was found next to a National Forest utility trailer according to Oregon State Police. The investigation that led to the body’s discovery...
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Fondi will challenge for Seiler’s city council seat

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Real estate investor Peter Fondi has filed to challenge incumbent Trish Seiler for Klamath Falls City Coucil Ward I. The filing was announced in a release from the city recorder’s office on Monday. Seiler and Fondi are the only two filed for the position to be decided in November 6’s...
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Fire restrictions started Monday

In an effort to curb wildfires, the Oregon Department of Forestry announced restrictions for private and state lands effective on Monday. Along with a ban on off-road driving, campfires are now restricted to only designated campgrounds. There is no smoking allowed outside of buildings or vehicles to go along with an existing ban on...
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Roseburg woman dead after crash

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — A traffic crash early Monday morning took the life of a 28-year-old Roseburg woman. Ashley Nicole Clift was pronounced dead at the scene after her vehicle crossed the center line and nearly collided head-on with an unloaded log trailer, according to OSP. The truck driver was treated for minor injuries....
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Travelers on Highway 97 should watch for bicyclists

BEND – ODOT is advising motorists to be watchful for cyclists across Central Oregon as the 33rd Annual Cascade Cycling Classic takes to regional highways and local roads. While racing gets underway in the Bend area on Tuesday, July 17, the greatest impact on ODOT’s highways will likely be on Wednesday, July 18 as...
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DA sentences Klamath Falls’ worst property crime offender

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. — 22-year-old Marc Silvio Chicklero will spend the next 100 months in jail following sentencing last week in his crimes from 2011 and 2012. Chicklero was convicted on 11 counts of mostly stolen vehicle crimes. A news release from Klamath County District Attorney Ed Caleb’s office says Chicklero is one of...
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County Arrests: Two men arrested for eluding police

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Two Klamath Falls men are in Klamath County Jail following two separate weekend arrests. 33-year-old Lino Moreno Hernandez was booked Saturday on charges included two counts of recklessly endangering and also attempting to elude police. Hernandez is held on $65,000 bail. On Sunday, 30-year-old Danny Gene Eades Junior was arrested....
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Viewing the Basin: Conversation with KCC

Viewing the Basin spoke with Ryan Brown from Klamath Community College about the school’s upcoming deadlines and events.
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Daybook: Chip sealing moves toward Lakview

SALEM, Ore. — Chip sealing work continues this morning in Lake County, the Oregon Department of Transportation announced. ODOT will be sealing on Highway 140’s Quartz Mountain through Wednesday afternoon then shifting to the town of Lakeview. Expect parking restrictions there on Thursday. Meanwhile, ODOT closed Highway 97 north of Madras on Sunday because...
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Viewing the Basin: KBREC continues site consolidation

The Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center is working on transitioning to a consolidated work site. Viewing the Basin discussed the process with KBREC director Willie Riggs.
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