Five New County Officials To Be Sworn In Today

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The swearing in of the new Mayor, two new commissioners and two new city council members takes place today.  Some of them are hitting the ground running.   Shortly after tonight’s 6:45pm swearing in, new Council members-elect Kendall Bell and Phil Studenberg along with Mayor-elect Carol Westfall, will hear a presentation...
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Community group to continue Tool Library plans

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A second Tool Library organizational meeting will be held at the Gaucho Collective, 1038 Main St., 11:00 am on Saturday, January 7th. If you were unable to attend the initial organizational meeting and are interested in assisting with the Tool Library you are encouraged to join organizers. The meeting will begin...
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Oregon lawmakers refuse pay raise

Salem, Ore.– Some State lawmakers have decided that a budget shortfall means they shouldn’t get pay raises… and they’re out to help their colleagues follow their example. Senator Tim Knopp and Representative Knute Buehler announced yesterday that they’re refusing the recently passed 2.7 percent pay increase. They plan to introduce legislation next month to...
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Escaped suspect recaptured

Yreka, Calif.– The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s office spent about 90 minutes yesterday searching for a man who fled from custody when he was being taken to the jail. According to a press release… an officer was taking two felony arrestees to the jail, when 21-year old Aaron Peruzzi managed to run away. Calls were...
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County Woodstove Violations Up From Last Year

Klamath Falls, Ore – As of December 25th, 2016 Klamath County has had a sharp increase in woodstove violations from the same time last year. Even though we as a community have developed a plan to improve our air quality, residential wood burning contributes to nearly 75 percent of all air pollution in Klamath...
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First Day Of The Year Hike In Chiloquin

Chiloquin, Ore – If you’re ready to work off some post holiday calories, we might have just the thing for you.  It’s the First Day Hike 2017!  Meet at 10am on Sunday January 1st, 2017 at the Cookhouse in the Collier Logging Museum.  There’ll be a warm up and information before the group sets...
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Jackson County Suspect Sentenced To 141 Months In Prison

Medford, Ore – Back in August of 2016, the Medford PD as well as other local agencies were in pursuit of suspect Robert Brooks.  The pursuit concluded when Brooks crashed into another vehicle at the intersection of Vilas and Table Rock Road.  As a result of the crash the driver of the other vehicle...
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Two arrested after chase through 3 counties

Madras, Ore.– Two men were arrested Wednesday after leading several law enforcement agencies on a chase through three counties. Oregon State Police troopers say it started in Prineville at 9:45 Monday morning with an officer tried stopping a sedan. The driver refused to pull over, and officers took chase. Redmond police took up and...
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Businesses invited to cyber security seminar

Medford, Ore.– The Medford Police Department hosts a seminar in January to help local businesses consider ways that they might be at risk of a cyber attack. The FBI and its Oregon Cyber Task Force along with the Southern Oregon High Tech Task Force are presenting the seminar next month, teaching you about trends,...
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New Oregon License Plate Proposed

Salem, Ore – Oregonians who want to show their love of gray whales might soon be able to with a new license plate design being touted.  If approved, the new plate called “Coastal Playground” will feature a gray whale and her calf.  The project is being sponsored by the OSU Marine Mammal Institute and...
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