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Siskiyou SIMIT Serves 36 Pot Grow Warrants

The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office says in the last two weeks their Interagency Marijuana Investigation Team has served 36 warrants targeting large cannabis cultivations to bust up drug operations in Mt. Shasta Vista, Mt. Shasta Forest, Klamath River Country Estates and the Bray-Tennant area. This brings their 2017 total to 175 warrants with more...
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Collman Convicted For Chainsaw Standoff

A Klamath Falls man who threatened cops with a chainsaw in January has been found guilty of several charges. Damien Collman convicted by a jury Thursday of unlawful use of a weapon, menacing, DUI, reckless endangering and reckless driving for a standoff at the intersection of South Sixth and Washburn Way. Deputies had responded...
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Campground Shooting Suspect Arrested

On the afternoon of October 20th, 2017, 32 year old John Day resident Kevin J. RAPP was arrested for the shooting of Kyler Weisenback and lodged at the Grant County Jail for the charges of Attempted Murder, Assault in the 1st Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and two outstanding warrants.  During the early...
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Charges Filed Against Boy for Massive Gorge WildFire

The Hood River County River District Attorney has filed charges against the 15-year-old Vancouver boy accused of starting the Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia River Gorge which burned nearly than 49,000 acres, forced hundreds to evacuate and closed Interstate 84.  The boy arraigned in juvenile court. His name is not being made public...
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DA Issues Update on Eternal Hills Cemetery Bankruptcy

Statement from Klamath County District Attorney Eve Costello Dear Community Members, The Eternal Hills Cemetery issues are emotional, and I know upsetting for many families here in the community. I have reached out to the Oregon Mortuary, Cemetery Board and the Division of Financial Regulation to obtain the status of the cemetery.  The State of...
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Klamath-Lake Fire Season Ends Friday

Klamath and Lake Counties’ 2017 Fire Season is officially ending Friday, October 20, 2017 at 12:01 am. “Fire Season” for the area has been in effect since June 5th.   During the 2017 season, the Klamath-Lake District has documented 129 fires that burned approximately 1,937 acres on ODF protected lands. For the ODF Klamath-Lake District,...
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KF Man Busted on Long List of Property Crimes

On Monday, October 16th 2017, at approximately 5:40 p.m., officers from the Klamath Falls Police Department located and arrested Andrew Maness for a series of property crimes committed over the last few weeks.  Investigating officers recently identified Mr. Maness as the suspect in numerous crimes committed throughout the Klamath Falls area, including vehicle thefts,...
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Water Crews Fixing Geothermal Leak on 8th Street

On Thursday, October 19, 2017, Water Division Crews will be repairing a geothermal leak at the corner of 8th and Pine Street. This repair requires that the south lane of 8th Street between Main Street and Pine Street be closed. There will be no turning movement allowed from Pine Street. All geothermal customers affected...
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Referendum on State Health Tax Law Makes It On January Ballot

A referendum asking Oregon voters to decide the fate of portions of the state health care tax law passed over the summer will be on the ballot in January.  The Secretary of State’s office has confirmed more than enough signatures on a petition to create Measure 101 to challenge House Bill 2391 which applies to taxes...
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Additional Woodcutting Area Opens Outside Klamath Falls

The Klamath Ranger District is opening an additional Personal Use Firewood cutting area west of Klamath Falls. The area is located a few miles from the junction of Highway 140 and Dead Indian Memorial Road, approximately 40 miles west of Klamath Falls. The deck is located off Forest Service Road 660 and is mostly...
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