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Lake County Sheriff Considering Hiring

Lakeview, Ore.– Lake County’s new sheriff has had about two months on the job now, and is putting together a wish list of items he’d like to have to help improve safety in the county. Sheriff Mike Taylor won his new role in the November election, and has been putting some new procedures into...
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State Bill Would Pull Funds for Free College

Klamath Falls, Ore.– State Lawmakers are considering a bill that could make it harder for some students in the Basin to go to college. Students enrolled in the Advanced diploma program in Klamath County stay in high school for a fifth year, which allows the school district to continue to get money for those...
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Gas Prices Creeping Back Up

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Gas prices rose again this week in Oregon, with the average price state-wide creeping up seven cents per gallon to 2.89… that’s more than 44-cents above the national average. Mark Jenkins with Triple A says it’s hard to tell whether gas prices have peeked for the season. What is clear— is...
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$7.3 Million Grant to Help Head Start

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon’s Child Development Coalition was awarded a 7.3 million dollar grant to help shore up Early Head Start programs in certain Oregon Counties. Klamath and Malhuer Counties are included on the list. The annual funds mean more than 300 more students will be able to access early head start programs.
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Man Charged in Mobile Home Fire

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A homeless man was in court yesterday in Klamath County, where he pleaded not guilty to arson and attempted murder charges. 54-year old Douglas Garrett is suspected of setting fire to a mobile home in Klamath Falls last month. Two women were in the home when the fire broke out. He’s...
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Oregon Considers State-run Retirement Savings

SALEM, Ore. – Most Oregonians aren’t saving enough for retirement and legislation, getting hearings tomorrow and Monday in Salem, proposes a way to change that. The bills create an Oregon Retirement Savings Board, to set up a retirement savings plan for those who don’t have one where they work. Joyce DeMonnin, outreach director with...
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KCSO Readies for St. Patty’s Day Patrols

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office is gearing up for another one of its high visibility weekends, as Basin residents prepare to be Irish for a day. The Oregon State Sheriff’s association awarded a 14-thousand dollar grant to the Sheriff’s office, to help with increased patrols during times when the state sees...
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Oregon Emergency Management Hosts Kazakhstan Counterparts

Salem, Ore.– Kazakhstan emergency response professionals from the Emergency Situations Committee (ESC) visited the Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Emergency Coordination Center and the Oregon Military Department’s Joint Operations Center, March 3, as part of t he World Affairs Council of Oregon, International Visitor Program. “The mission of the World Affairs Council is...
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Low Snow Pack Means Higher Fire Danger

Klamath Falls, Ore.– We’ve seen a lot of rain this season, but not enough snow to get us through the dry parts of summer. That has State and Federal wildfire experts concerned that this year’s fire season will earlier, and will probably last longer, and be more intense than last summer.
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Caleb Honored in Memorial

Klamath Falls, Ore.– More than 200 people were on hand yesterday to honor the life of former Klamath County District Attorney Ed Caleb. The DA who was also a champion for the disenfranchised, served Klamath County for more than 25 years, retiring in 20-12 after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s and Lewy body dementia. He...
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