News

Photo: flickr.com/photos/scubabrett22

Marijuana Confiscated from Tribes

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Federal, state, and local law enforcement were involved in a raid at the XL Reservation and Alturas Rancheria early Wednesday morning. At least 12,000 plants were seized, along with about 100 pounds of processed pot. Search warrants show that the grow on tribal lands was allegedly being financed by a Canadian...
Keep Reading »

Lake County Considers Permanent Moratorium

Lakeview, Ore.–  Lake County still has a moratorium in place, prohibiting the sale of marijuana— both recreational and medicinal— in the county. The Associate of Oregon Counties is drafting an ordinance that would allow counties that voted against marijuana legalization by at least 55-percent… to prohibit recreational sales. Once that ordinance is drafted, any...
Keep Reading »
Photo: flickr.com/photos/donbrr

Museum: Docents Wanted

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath County Museum needs some volunteers to help serve as docents during an Amtrak presentation between Klamath Falls and Eugene. You’ll board the train for Eugene, and provide historic and geographical information to the passengers. There’s an informational meeting next Tuesday afternoon for those interested.
Keep Reading »
4404569667_e4761bf9d0_z

Hunting Blinds Restrictions will be Enforced

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Water shortages mean hunters will need to put a little more thought into where you’re putting up your bird hunting blinds. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking you to hold off on setting up your blinds too early, and to make sure that you’re not blocking access for...
Keep Reading »
KCSO: William J. Murray

Police Say No Motive In Stabbing

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  A Klamath Falls man was arrested late Wednesday night after police say he crossed Main Street near the Government Center… and assaulted another man. Police say the two men did not know each other, and can’t figure out what could have led to the brawl that left the victim with stab wounds....
Keep Reading »

Infection Responsible for Fish Kill

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  A bacterial infection is being blamed after dead and distressed sockeye salmon were found in the Deschutes River over the weekend. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials say the fish appear to have come from the Columbia River, and likely headed to the Deschutes in the search for cooler water....
Keep Reading »

Walden Wins Extension on Public Comment Period for BLM Proposal

Washington, DC– Oregon Representative Greg Walden this week asked lawmakers in Washington DC to put the breaks on the BLM’s plan to move ahead with its proposal  for forest management in Oregon. If the 15-hundred page proposal goes ahead as currently written…already struggling rural communities would be hit hard. “Oregon’s forested counties, some of which...
Keep Reading »

Fire Closes Highway 97 Wednesday Night

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Highway 97 was closed off and on overnight just north of Madras last night due to a 3-thousand acre wildfire there. It’s not yet known what caused the fire… but at least 5 other small wildfires ignited int he area yesterday evening while the region was under a red flag warning for...
Keep Reading »
Zanatto

Stabbing Suspect Wanted- UPDATED

According to a spokesperson with the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office, Mattio Zanatto is no longer a person of interest in this case. Klamath Falls, Ore.– One man was injured on Saturday, July 4th at a residence on Altamont in Klamath Falls. Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputies say the victim was transported to Sky Lakes Medical...
Keep Reading »
KLAD Photo

Fire Started in Delivered Load of Recyclables

Fire investigators say the fire that destroyed the recycling center at Reach on Maywood Drive started inside a load of recycled material that had just been delivered to the center. According to Fire Chief John Spradley, the fire has been ruled accidental… the loss is estimated at 650-thousand dollars. Fire officials say the building was...
Keep Reading »