12th Annual Oregon State Chili Cook Off

Bonanza, Ore. -  The 12th annual Oregon State Chili Cook Off is coming.  It’ll be held in Bonanza on Saturday July 1st. They have new events this year such as the “Great Bowls of Fire” chili eating contest, robotics demonstration, Airlink helicopter landing and much more. Plus the chili tasting of course from 10am...
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KCSO And KFPD Stop Kidnapping In Klamath Falls

On Tuesday morning June 21st around 2:45am, the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) responded to an incident at 2720 Summers Lane, near the OC&E trail. A caller reported there had been a man in her house who she didn’t know and he had taken her 13-month-old son. Desiree Page told a 911 dispatcher she...
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Klamath County Commissioner Kelley Minty Morris Gets Bill Over One Big Hurdle

Salem, Ore – On Tuesday June 27th, the Oregon House approved legislation House Bill 3206, which provides tax credits to qualified employers in Klamath County who invest in workforce development programs. The bill has been a top priority for Klamath County Commissioner Chair Kelley Minty Morris along with Representatives E. Werner Reschke (R-Klamath Falls), Mike...
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Expect Delays On 140 Due To Construction

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Hwy 140 -Lake of the Woods Highway from milepost .25 to 61.82, watch for a $1.5 million dollar Chip Seal/Pavement Preservation project that will continue through most of summer. Starting Wednesday June 28th till sometime in August:  7am – 7pm. Expect up to 20 minute delays also single lane traffic...
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More Fires Caused By Lightning Strikes In Lakeview

Lakeview, Ore. – Lightning storms passing through South Central Oregon have started small lightning related fires in the Fremont-Winema National Forest and Lakeview District BLM. South Central Oregon has received approximately 960 strikes resulting in 23 confirmed incidents. The South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership (SCOFMP) will be conducting aerial reconnaissance flights to assist...
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The Law Enforcement Torch Run Happens This Thursday June 29th

Klamath Falls, Ore. - This Thursday, June 29th a very special event will be happening in Klamath Falls – the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR). Basin law enforcement serving as “Guardians of the Flame” along with Special Olympics Oregon participants, will carry the Special Olympic torch through town. The “Flame of Hope” is making it’s...
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Small Business Tax Cut Could Be Cut

Salem, Ore. Recently, the Oregon House narrowly approved HB 2060-A which eliminates the ‘small business tax cut’ for employers with fewer than 10 employees. The ‘small business tax cut’ was passed by the 2013 legislature to bring rate relief to all small businesses. It went into effect for the first time in 2015.  HB 2060-A is effectively...
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House Fire on El Dorado

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Monday afternoon, disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster, at approximately 1:30 in the 200 block of El Dorado Avenue in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The fire affected one family, including 2 adults and 2 children. The Red Cross provided resources to help address...
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Major Accident Response Exercise Successful At Miller Island Wildlife Refuge

Kingsley Field, Ore. - On Friday June 23rd there was a simulated aircraft crash exercise out at the Miller Island Wildlife Refuge. Members of the Kingsley Field 173rd Fighter Wing along with Klamath 911, Klamath County Fire Districts 1 and 4, the Keno Fire District, the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office, Air Link, the Oregon State...
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Klamath County To Receive Over $800-Thousand Dollars In Record Rural Assistance Fund

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced Monday, June 26th that 36 local governments in Oregon are receiving a total of $19.7 million in Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) funding for 2017.   The portion for Klamath County is $823,456. for 2,231,941 acres. The payments are the state’s share of...
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