Over 30 Arrests in Klamath County

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — More than 300 law enforcement officers served arrest warrants in Klamath County on Wednesday morning in what officials are calling one of the largest operations ever done in Southern Oregon. Officials began serving the warrants early Wednesday morning. State, federal and local law enforcement teamed up to carry out the operation. … Continue reading »

Secretary of the Interior Invited

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Two months ago, Klamath County Commissioners voted to opt out of the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, and the agreement that outlines removal of dams on the upper Klamath River. Tuesday commissioners voted to invite the new Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, to Klamath and Siskiyou counties to see first-hand the … Continue reading »

Recall on Klamath County Commissioner

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The announcement over the weekend that a Merrill woman is leading a recall against Klamath County Commissioner Dennis Linthicum brought responses from the board of commissioners on Tuesday. In a news release, Sherri Biggs says she was frustrated with dealing with the board of commissioners. Since Linthicum is the only member … Continue reading »

School Bond Campaign in Klamath County

NEAR KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Several big money ballot measures are on the ballot in Southern Oregon this month, but one of the biggest is in Klamath County. Voters will be deciding whether to approve a 20-year, $31 million bond levy to pay for improvements to several schools in Klamath County District, and to build … Continue reading »

Klamath County Requests Timber Tax

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Klamath County is preparing to send the federal government a tax bill. The board of commissioners voted Tuesday to request $3.9 million they say the government owes them for the land they own in the county. Logging restrictions on those federal lands have limited revenues for a number of Southern Oregon … Continue reading »

Governor Declares Drought Emergency

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Governor Kitzhaber has declared a state drought emergency in Klamath County. In response to a request from Klamath County made on Tuesday afternoon, Governor Kitzhaber issued an Executive Order declaring a state of drought emergency. This declaration provides the state with additional water management tools to assist irrigators, municipalities and other … Continue reading »

KBRA/KHSA Nixed By Klamath County

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — It’s official: Klamath County is no longer part of the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement or the Klamath Hydro Settlement Agreement. As expected, county commissioners on Tuesday signed the order revoking action taken by the previous board of commissioners to be part of the “KBRA” and “KHSA” agreements. Board members say that … Continue reading »

Klamath County Snowflake Parade

KLAMATH FALLS Ore. — Klamath County will continue their Star Spangled Snowflake events, with a fun run and Snowflake Parade. The fun race will kick off before the parade Thursday night at 6:30. The parade will begin at the Klamath County Museum and proceed down main street to Veterans Park. People can register for the … Continue reading »

Klamath Vets Home Proposed

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath County officials say they think their county should use a voter-approved bond measure for a state veterans home, and build the project themselves. Outgoing Commissioner Cheryl Hukill made the announcement Wednesday night. She says after being passed over the state for the project, the county should use the bond money … Continue reading »

New Commissioners For Klamath Co.

KLAMATH COUNTy, Ore. — The Klamath County Board of Commissioners is taking on a much more conservative tone following Tuesday’s election. Tom Mallams is a Beatty-area rancher who easily won election to the board, by a nearly 3-to-1 margin. He will be joined by James Bellet, who ran unopposed. Mallams and Bellet replace outgoing Commissioner … Continue reading »

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