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New speed limits signs in use

Salem, Ore.– If you head north and find yourself on Interstate 84… you’ll notice a new kind of speed limit sign. The Oregon Department of Transportation has installed digital speed limit signs between La Grande and Baker City. The new signs will allow ODOT to change the speed on the stretch of Interstate when...
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Forestry Service hiring 1,000 in Oregon and Washington

Salem, Ore.– The U.S. Forest Service is hiring 1,000 temporary spring and summer jobs in Oregon and Washington, and will accept applications from Nov. 15 to 21. Available position include fire fighting, recreation, natural resources, timber, engineering, visitor services and archaeology. According to a press release, applications must be submitted at www.USAJOBS.gov. Search the website...
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Mazama High School evacuated for potential bomb threat

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A potential bomb threat forced students at Mazama High School to evacuate Monday. According to Klamath County School District officials… Staff at the school found a threat written on a scientific calculator at around 1:45, and the school was evacuated out of an abundance of caution. Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputies cleared...
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Orchard Avenue murder victim identified

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Investigators have identified the Orchard Avenue murder victim as 50-year old* David L. White. His body was found Saturday afternoon as Klamath Falls Police responded to a tip about a possible murder. 26-year old Sheyanna Lisalenae Ray was arrested Sunday in Redding, facing charges of murder, assault, abuse of a corpse,...
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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 Monday. That means no non-certified wood-burning stoves can be used inside the AQ Zone. If a wood stove is your only source of heat and you have a non-certified stove, you need to get a permit from Klamath County Air Quality. ...
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State offers Black Friday incentive for college savings plans

Salem, Ore.– Legions of shoppers annually open their wallets on Black Friday for the retail industry’s frenzy of deals and discounts. While most browse for TVs, tablets and toys, the Oregon College Savings Plan is encouraging this year’s shoppers to invest in the gift of education. On Black Friday of this year – Nov. 25, 2016 – the Oregon Colleges Savings Plan will make a one-time matching contribution of $25 into any new...
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Woman arrested in Klamath Falls murder

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Redding woman is in custody, accused of murder after a body was found at a home in Klamath Falls over the weekend. Klamath Falls Police were called out to a home on Orchard Avenue Saturday afternoon where they found one person dead. Investigators haven’t released any information about the age...
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Commissioners oppose Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument expansion

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Commissioners sent a letter this week to Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, along with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, voicing their opposition to the plan to about double the size of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. In the letter… signed by all three commissioners… they highlight concerns about the impact the...
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Klamath Falls elects first woman mayor

Klamath Falls, Ore.– When Carol Westfall is sworn in as mayor of Klamath Falls in January, she’ll be the first woman in the 123-year history of Klamath Falls to ever hold the post. According to a list of the city’s mayors dating back to 1893, 31 men have served the city as Mayor, but...
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2016 Election Highlights

  Klamath County Sheriff Chris Kaber 66% Steve Lewis 32%   Klamath Falls Mayor Todd Kellstrom (I) 47% Carol Westfall 52%    Klamath Falls City Council Ward 1 Donna Walker 32% Phil Studenberg 32%   Klamath Falls City Council for Ward 2 Kendall Bell 56% Bud Hart (I) 43%   Lake County for Commissioner position 1...
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