Fender Benders Abound in Slick Conditions

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Slick roads are making for plenty of fender benders. Remember to take it slow, even if you have snow tires… and keep plenty of distance between you and the car in front of you. Several minor accidents were reported over night with cars sliding off the road and into ditches. If...
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Community Turns Out to Support Sheriff Skrah

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Some 200 Klamath County residents stopped by the fair grounds on Saturday… to show their support for embattles Sheriff Frank Skrah. The event was held to help raise money for Skrah as he fights charges for misconduct in office. At a press conference earlier this year… Skrah said he’s fought to reduce crime...
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Murrell Trial Scheduled for December

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  The trial for a local pastor charged with sexual abuse is expected in court next month. 63-year old Larry Marshall Murrell was arrested in October… accused of forcing himself on a female church member earlier this year. Murrell was pastor of the House of All Nations Church on Vine Street, according to...
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Medford Moves Toward Banning Marijuana Grows

Medford, Ore.–  Growing marijuana may no longer be allowed in Medford if the city’s council members continue the process of banning grow operations. Medford’s city council gave first reading to a ban on recreational and medicinal growing operations in the city yesterday. According to the Mail Tribune… 6 council members voted for the ban… 2 voted against...
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Where is the AQ Zone in Klamath County?

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  We have a yellow wood burning advisory until at least noon Friday. That means no fire places or uncertified wood stoves can be used inside the Air Quality Zone, unless you have an exemption permit. Only certified wood stoves and pellet stoves can be used on yellow days.
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Ranching Group Encourages Business as Usual after Wolves Delisted

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Monday evening the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission, in a 4-2 vote, decided to remove wolves from the state endangered species list. The question many are now posing is as follows: What in the world does a delisting mean?   Todd Nash, a rancher from Enterprise Oregon and wolf committee chair of...
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Three New Lawsuits Filed Against Klamath County, Officials

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  There are now 8 lawsuits pending against Klamath County and the Klamath County Sheriff’s office… as three more former inmates ask the courts to hear their case. The Herald and News is reporting that Christopher Lee Rarrick, Jesi Ray Lant, and Lance Allen Britton have filed the most recent complaints in Federal...
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Stand-off Suspect Arrested Again

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A man who held Siskiyou and Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputies at bay during an hours-long stand-off in Malin 32 months ago… was arrested early yesterday morning on warrants out of Siskiyou County, and for violating parole in Klamath County. 32-year old Pedro Richard Padilla Junior faces four new counts of attempt to...
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Wild Horse Roundup Underway

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – It’s been one week since the Bureau of Land Management started rounding up wild horses east of Lakeview. Using helicopters, the agency has reached about a third of its goal, capturing close to 450 horses out of a possible 1,500. The BLM says the area is home to about six times...
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Parking Limits to Increase in Downtown Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Later this month, you’ll be able to spend a little more time in downtown Klamath Falls. The Downtown Advisory Council announced yesterday that parking limits for downtown parking lots will increase from 2 hours to 4 hours. City Planning Manager Erik Nobel says there are no plans to change signage when...
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