Sage Grouse Could Lead to Cheat Grass Control

Klamath Falls, Ore.– It’s a problem that has plagued ranchers for years… and the sage grouse just might help to fix it. Cheat Grass, as its called, that noxious weed with the barbed seed pods is threatening sage grouse habitat, and The US Department of Agriculture is looking for a soil bacteria that will...
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Two Arrested in Possible Counterfeit Bust

Klamath Falls, Ore. — At least two people were arrested in during a raid at a home in Klamath Falls late Saturday night. KOBI is reporting that Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputies and SWAT vehicles were involved in the raid that led to the arrests of Kevin Homer and Michael Kendrick. A spokesperson for the...
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Damaged mountain roads

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The Fremont Winema National Forest is asking outdoor enthusiasts to please stay off of unpaved roads. This is the time of year when folks are out getting firewood and Christmas trees, and there are a lot of unmaintained dirt roads in Oregon’s forests. When vehicles drive over wet and muddy...
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Poacher Caught

Bonanza, Ore. – A Bonanza man was arrested after a state police trooper caught him hunting deer. According to the Oregon State Police, 53-year old Vern Sieminski is charged with 2 counts of taking buck deer out of season. Sieminski and another man, 70-year old Charles Beck from Ketchikan, Alaska was arrested on one...
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Suspicious fires

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Klamath County Fire officials say they’re concerned about a recent rash of fires at abandoned buildings in the Klamath Falls. According to a press release from Fire Marshal Scott Rice, three fires in the past few days. All the fires were near Altamont Drive. Investigators are asking anyone with information...
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Oregon Department of Justice Investigation

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Police records from last Friday night show that Deputy District Attorney Cole Chase called 911 to report a verbal disturbance at Basin Martini Bar in Klamath Falls. The call was made at about 10:42 Friday night. District Attorney Rob Patridge has confirmed that a Deputy DA is on paid leave while...
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Grand Jury Says Officers Justified in Use of Deadly Force

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath County grand jury today found that officers were justified in using deadly force when they confronted robbery suspect Lenny Miles last month. According to a press release from Klamath County District Attorney Rob Patridge, Officer Trahern Fox of the Klamath Falls Police Department, Deputy Derek Randall of the Klamath...
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Haz-Mat Responds to Overturned Truck

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Highway 58 in Klamath County was shut down for several hours yesterday after icy conditions forced a semi-truck off the road on Willamette Pass. The double-trailer load was initially reported to have hazardous materials on board, so Hazmat teams responded. Oregon State Police say that while one of the trailers separated...
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Measure 92 Recount Set to Start

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Elections officials throughout the state are gearing up for a recount of votes cast for and against Measure 92. Once the final votes were counted, the measure requiring that genetically modified organisms be identified on food labels was defeated by about 800 votes… less than than the 2-tenths of a percent...
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Klamath Falls City Council Considers

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath Falls City Council meets tonight and is expected to consider taking a position on the Klamath Basin Water and Recovery Act in its changed form after moving out of a legislative committee in Washington DC. Council is also expected to approve a 5-year franchise agreement with Pacific Power. The...
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