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Unemployment Drops in Lake County, Steady in Klamath

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Unemployment is holding steady in KIamath County… even with 480 new jobs added during the month of May, which is more than what was expected. 7.4 percent of eligible works in the county are still looking for work. In Lake County… the unemployment rate fell by 3 percentage points from 7.7 in...
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Missing Man Found Safe

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Police in Sunriver say a 71-year old man who was missing for two days… just showed up at his house late last night. Search and Rescue teams had been looking for Steve Williams since Sunday afternoon… using helicopters and about 25 search and rescue volunteers. He had gone for a bike...
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Klamath Tribe Members Ride to Salem

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  They’re headed to Salem on horseback… 250 miles to protest the Klamath Water Recovery and Restoration Act. Four members of the Klamath Tribes hit the trail from Chiloquin last Thursday… and will meet up with other tribal members, to spotlight Tribal politics. Members of the contingency plan to ask Governor Kate...
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One Dead in I-84 Wreck

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  A Hermiston man died in a head-on accident on Interstate 84 Monday night. Oregon state police s 25-year old Tyler D. Brown was headed in the wrong direction on the interstate… and the hit a semi-truck head-on. The driver of the truck was able to get out of his rig… but...
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Oregon Outback Bike Tour Cancelled

Klamath Falls, Ore.– An annual ride through the Oregon Outback will happen no more… after cyclists left behind a mess during this year’s event. The 364-mile ride from Klamath Falls up to where the Deschutes and Columbia rivers meet.. started in 20-13… and saw it’s last run this past memorial day weekend. One Silver...
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Rabid Bat Found in Central Oregon

Sisters, Ore.– Deschutes County health officials say a bat there tested positive for rabies. A Sisters resident told authorities that their dog came up to them with a bat in its mouth. The dog had up-to-date rabies vaccinations… but is still under quarantine for 45 days. According to the Oregon Health Authority… bats are...
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Fire Works: On Sale Tuesday in Oregon

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Fireworks go on sale in Oregon starting tomorrow. Legal fire works in the state cannot explode, eject balls of fire, fly into the air, or travel more than 6 feet horizontally or 12 inches vertically from where it’s lit. If you’re caught with illegal fireworks… You can be fined up to...
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Public Hearing to Take Comment on OC&E Land Annexation

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath Falls Planning commission holds a public hearing today to talk about building a maintenance facility for the OC&E Trail. Right now the land belongs to the county…. it’s at the intersection of the OC&E Woods Line State Trail and Washburn Way. Tonight’s public hearing starts at 7pm in the...
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Buckskin Fire Makes Way to Basin

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Smoke from the Buckskin fire is drifting into the Basin. That fire started 11 days ago… and nearly doubled over the weekend… to 4,900 acres as of midnight. The fire is burning on the same land that was scorched in 2002 as part of the biscuit fire. Nearly 580 fire fighters...
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120+ Animals Rescued from Neglect

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Just two search warrants issued in Klamath County to investigate animal control reports… recovered more than 120 animals. According to Animal Control Officer Gale McMahon… three people have been arrested in connection with the searches. 14 cats, 5 dogs, horse, and three illegal turtles were found at a home in Bonanza…...
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