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Oregon Tech’s Danny Miles announces retirement plans

  KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – After more than 1,000 wins spanning 43 years as the coach of the Oregon Tech Hustlin’ Owls men’s basketball program, legendary Coach Danny Miles announced today that he will retire effective July, 2016.   A local, state and nationally recognized coach, Miles has led the Hustlin’ Owls to more...
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Arrests Made in Illegal Hunting Ring

Bend, Ore.– In perhaps one of the most extensive investigations involving troopers of the Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division, a Bend area man was recently sentenced after pleading guilty to multiple misdemeanor and felony charges related to illegal guiding and hunting activities in central Oregon. In total, 23 people have been...
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DOE Seeking Thermal Energy Projects

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Department of Energy is accepting applications for the Energy Incentives Program Renewable Thermal Energy Projects. The application period started yesterday and runs through August 27. The State has approximately $1 million in tax credits available for these projects. Here is the link to apply: http://www.oregon.gov/energy/BUSINESS/Incentives/Pages/EIP-Conservation.aspx
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Local and Federal Agencies search for a suspect along the Oregon/California border Wednesday.
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Manhunt Underway Along Oregon/California Border

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon State Police are searching for a man charged with murder in Josephine County. 44-year old Daniel Joseph Martinson was last seen yesterday morning in a remote, wooded area of southeast Josephine County just north of the Oregon/California border. At that time he was wearing full camp clothing, and his head...
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Red Cross Scales Back Services at Moccasin Hill

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Red Cross is no longer operating overnight shelter services at the Sprague River Community Center for those displaced by the Moccasin Hill Fire. In a press release sent out last night, the agency said there isn’t enough need to warrant keeping the overnight shelter open, but they will still be...
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Oregonians to Consider Non-Partisan Elections

Salem, Ore.– Should it matter whether a candidate is a Republican or Democrat or Green Party member? Some say that taking away the D or R next to a candidate’s name will level the political playing field. That’s why a group has submitted petition signatures to include a question on the ballot in November,...
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Klamath County Timber Harvest Lead Eastern Oregon

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon timber harvests rose above four feet last year for the first time since 2006. Nearly half of the state is forested, with 60-percent of forested lands managed by federal agencies. The largest increase in last year’s harvest came from non-industrial, private forest lands, which saw a 61-percent increase in harvests...
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Chamber Exec Appointed to Governor’s Committee

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber recently appointed the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director to the South Central Regional Solutions Advisory Committee. Chip Massie said in a press release that he appreciates the Governor’s appointment and looks forward to representing the interests of the Klamath County community. He said the goal...
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Officials: More than Double Number of Homes Lost to Fire

Klamath Falls, Ore.– As the active portion of the Mocassin Hill Fire winds down, Red Cross officials were able to get into the burned area to conduct a better assessment of just how much was lost in the blaze. They’ve now determined that 17 homes were destroyed in the fire that started Sunday afternoon....
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Museum Offers Deep-Sky Astronomy Outing

Klamath Falls, Ore.– An astronomy outing focusing on deep-sky targets will be offered by the Klamath County Museum at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Liskey Farms on Lower Klamath Lake Road. “This event is designed for people who are interested in more serious astronomy,” said museum manager Todd Kepple. “Most of our star...
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