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Oregon highlights tragic death to raise awareness of distracted driving dangers

Salem, Ore.– 19-year old Alexxyss Therwhanger was driving in Long Creek in rural Eastern Oregon on February 19, 2016, when she lost control of her car, collided with an oncoming vehicle, and severely injured two other people. Therwhanger, a Richland, Wa. resident who worked at Tri-Cities Residential Services, died in the accident. An Oregon...
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Cooler temps help slow Bybee Fire

The fire in the Crater Lake National Park is now at 720 acres, and officials say the blaze is not spreading as quickly. Crews managed to get a line around the north side of the fire on Tuesday, and have 12% of the blaze contained. Nearly 300 fire fighters and support personnel are working...
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Recycling changes costing Klamath County

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Ever since a fire destroyed the recycling facilities at Reach Inc. in Klamath Falls last July, the county has been trucking recycled materials over the hill to a Medford facility… and the increased expense is adding up. It was costing the county 5 dollars per ton to bring recyclables to the...
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Pictured from left to right are: Alan Woods, Sheriff’s Posse Vice President, Jessie Redding,

Service Writer, Dave Athens, Sheriff’s Posse Member, Paula Cardoza, Owner, and Randy Cardoza, Owner. (Photo: provided)

Donation keeps volunteer group rolling

Mount Shasta, Calif.– The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office Posse can now go the extra mile in its efforts to provide emergency services to residents. PointS Tire and Auto Service in Mount Shasta donated new tires for the Posse’s trailer. The group of 18 volunteers help the Sheriff’s office with mountain rescues, large animal evacuations...
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Wyden in Medford to discuss Zika virus

Medford, Ore.– Senator Ron Wyden was in Medford Monday meeting with health officials about the impacts of the Zika virus. 15 travel-related cases of Zika have been confirmed in Oregon. State health officials are warning pregnant women to not travel to Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics because of concerns about the link between...
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State Lawmakers encourage Medford officials to hire Patridge

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Medford’s legislative representatives are endorsing the city council’s choice to offer the city manager position to Klamath County District Attorney Rob Patridge. In a letter sent to Medford Mayor Gary Wheeler and other Medford City Council Members last week, State Senator Alan Bates, State Representatives Peter Buckley and Sal Esquivel encourage the...
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Fire danger level raised to “Extreme”

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Department of Forestry, Klamath-Lake District, would like to encourage people to continue to use caution and avoid starting a wildfire. The District has experienced some unusual cooler than normal weather through most of July but the conditions have changed rapidly with the current hot and dry period upon us....
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Kidnapping charges filed after woman rescued from camper

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man is scheduled to appear in court later this week to face charges of kidnapping after police say he kept a woman locked in a camping trailer for several day. The woman was found inside the camper on 51-year old John Michael Hudson’s property on Orchard Avenue last...
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Charges filed in connection with brush fires

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon State Police have arrested a Cave Junction man in connection with several brush fires in Klamath Falls last week. Investigators say 32-year old Johnathan David Vigil was arrested in the area of Old Fort Road where about half a dozen small fires had been started. Troopers say Vigil had two...
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C-flume construction could be done by Spring 2018

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Delays is approving the C flume replacement project means it could be nearly two years before the project is completed. R&G Excavating had originally said they expected to have the 43-hundred foot flume replaced and back in operation by next April. But with precious summer construction dates lost as a result...
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