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Unemployment down in Klamath County, up in Lake County

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The number of Klamath County residents filing for unemployment dropped during the month of December. According the numbers released today from the Oregon Employment Department… 7.9-percent of Klamath County workers are collecting unemployment… down from 8.2-percent in November… and down from 9.1 percent a year ago. 430 jobs were added to...
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Klamath Falls Woman Charged with Forgery, Identity Theft

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls woman was booked on dozens of forgery… identity theft, and criminal conspiracy charges last week. According to jail records… 48-year old Anna Marie Rodriguez was writing bad checks at area businesses to the tune of some 14-thousand dollars. Oregon State Police say four others have already faced charges in...
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Three Injured in Head-on Wreck on Highway 39

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A head-on collision on Highway 39 sent three people to the hospital and closed down the roadway for about an hour Monday morning. According to Oregon State Police Trooper Dillon Keene… a Ford Explorer driven by a 22-year old Klamath Falls woman… lost control on the icy road… and hit a...
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Reyes Arrested after Crime Spree in Washington State

Longview, Wash.– Authorities in Cowlitz County Washington have arrested a man wanted in Klamath Falls for murder. 36-yer old Matthew Reyes was arrested yesterday morning after Sheriff’s Deputies there say he and a woman carjacked an SUV… then broke into a home, trashed the house, and pistol-whipped a 74-year old man, and demanded car...
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Pothole Repair on Highway 97 Begins Monday

Bend, Ore.–   Given the severe damage that winter weather has caused to US97 in the Chemult area, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is planning an emergency repair project. Winter’s freeze-thaw cycle has been especially severe near Chemult, which at 4,764 feet, is the scene of some of the coldest weather in Oregon. As...
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Oregon Film Plays in Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  A movie filmed in Southern Oregon is coming to Pelican Cimenas next week… and the film’s director will be on-hand to answer questions about the movie. This is the third feature film director Gary Lundgren has filmed in Oregon… this one is a sci-fi thriller called Black Road. The film will run for...
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Forster Settles With, Quits DA’s Office

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath County Deputy District Attorney who had threatened to file a lawsuit against the county… has accepted a settlement officer. According to a settlement agreement… Sharon Forster will received 100-thousand dollars, 80-thousand of it coming from the County… and quit her job with the DA’s office. In return for the cash, she will...
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Commissioners Consider Pot Regulations– Just In Case

Klamath Falls, Ore.– In May… Klamath County voters will get to decide if they want to allow the sale of medicinal and recreational marijuana through marijuana dispensaries. It’s something County Commissioners have previously decided to ban… but with the referendum making its way onto the the ballot… Commissioners are looking to grease the skids… and have some regulations ready...
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Chamber Awards Nominations Being Accepted

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  It’s That time of year— time to nominate your favorites in the Basin for the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Gala. You can submit nominations in several different categories, including Best Place to Work, of the Environmental Leadership Award. For more information, and to nominate a person or business...
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City Councilman Consider Lawsuit Against City

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls City Councilman is threatening to sue the city of Klamath Falls for what he says is violating procedures. The Herald and News is reporting that Councilman Bill Adams plans to talk with an attorney after council members approved a resolution to sell the old Klamath Falls Police Station to...
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