Hickey Fire burns over 450 acres

The Hickey Fire ignited last Wednesday on the Crane Creek Ranch and reached 462 acres in size. The Fremont Winema National Forest says it was eight miles east of Lakeview off of Highway 140 and was human caused. Crews worked through the weekend to make sure it’s out and won’t rekindle, especially with warmer...
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Klamath Falls man begins infant abuse trial

29-year old Jedadya Tamrin River Ferguson is accused of causing severe burns to his then-fiancee’s 10-month old son. The boy’s mother wasn’t home at the time. Ferguson’s trial started yesterday on one count of first-degree assault, three counts of third-degree assault and three counts of first-degree criminal mistreatment for allegedly burning and bruising the...
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City has posted entry forms for Memorial Day Parade

This year’s Memorial Day parade will be Monday, May 28th at 10 AM. The event is sponsored by Klamath Falls City Parks and the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 12. After the parade the annual veteran’s remembrance ceremony will be held at the Veteran’s Memorial in Veteran’s Park. There are no entry fees for the...
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Events planned for Memorial Day

Several events are happening in Klamath Falls to honor veterans on Memorial Day. The parade starts at 10am, followed by a service at the Veteran’s Memorial at Veteran’s Park. The Parks Dept. has also announced a Sun Rise Service at 6 am at Klamath Memorial Park Cemetery off Greensprings Drive. Breakfast will be after...
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OIT holds event for cancer awareness

The Oregon Tech Mammography Class invites us to “booty shake and beat cancer.” The event is at Zumba Fitness today at 6pm. You’ll get a free water bottle for a $5 entry, and proceeds help Norma’s Challenge, Breast Cancer Awareness and Support.
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Man receives prison time after passenger dies

29-year old Marcus Anthony Valentine was sentenced this week to 7 and a half years in prison after a manslaughter conviction. District Attorney Ed Caleb says Valentine caused the death of his passenger when he lost control of his vehicleon Highway 97 in May 2010. Valentine’s blood alcohol content was .11% at the time,...
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Josephine County lays off more than seventy workers

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — On Tuesday Josephine County voters said no to a levy fixing a $12 million budget gap created by the end of timber payments. And it didn’t take long for the layoffs to start. The Josephine County Sheriff laid off 70 deputies and civilian personnel yesterday. That will mean 90 inmates...
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Man fined for burning motor home

The Department of Environmental Quality has issued a fine to a Klamath Falls man for burning what was left of a motor home on his property on Altamont Drive. Furniture, insulation, treated wood, and bags of trash are among the things that burned, and the DEQ says those pose health risks and state law...
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City Council to talk budget

A resolution adopting a supplemental budget for fiscal year 2011-2012 is on the agenda at Monday’s Klamath Falls City Council meeting. The public hearing from May 7 will be continued, as will discussion on transferring appropriations within the general fund and the building reserve fund. Then a resolution adopting the budget for the new...
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Large fire near Chiloquin is started by a smaller one

Investigators say an unattended burn barrel started a fire near Chiloquin yesterday that took down a pair of buildings at the historic Braymill White Pine Company site. The blaze spread to more than 17 acres of privateland and the Fremont-Winema National Forest. The forest says recent warm temperatures and low live fuel moistures are...
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