Klamath Sheriff’s Office Faces Cuts

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A packed house filled the room for the budget hearing for the sheriff’s office Thursday afternoon.  Many of the public commenters thought cuts to the sheriff’s department would lead to bigger problems. Sheriff Frank Skrah and his team met before Thursday’s budget hearing crunching numbers and seeing exactly what they need … Continue reading »

Shooting Investigation in Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — An individual was shot on Oregon Avenue in Klamath Falls this morning and the shooter has been identified. Today, the Klamath Falls Police Department responded to the 1700 block of Oregon Avenue on the report of a shooting. Once Police were on scene they found the individual who had been shot … Continue reading »

Fort Klamath Man Arrested for Sex Abuse

FORT KLAMATH, Ore. — Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a 58-year old Fort Klamath man Tuesday evening after a warrant was issued for his arrest for Sex Abuse. On Tuesday, April 1st at approximately 8:20 p.m., OSP troopers contacted Efren Valencia, 58, at his residence in the 52000 block of Highway 62 and took him … Continue reading »

Klamath County Discusses Dispensaries

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore.– Klamath County is looking to regulate marijuana dispensaries with similar ordinances the city is proposing.  The ordinance was approved by the city council Monday night, three to two. It includes prohibiting a marijuana dispensary within 400 feet of any residential zone, or 1000 feet from a public park, recreation center, child care … Continue reading »

Woman in Jail After Drunken Assault

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A woman who attempted to shoot her husband with an automatic pistol was sentenced to 90 months in prison today. Elizabeth Bray was charged with Assault in the First Degree, she has received the Measure 11 mandatory minimum sentence for that charge.  Bray was convicted on an 11-1 verdict by a … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Klamath County Settlement

NEAR KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The early days of Klamath County settlement left a legacy that sometimes included lawlessness and bad blood between ranching families. This week’s Oregon Trails takes a look at one particular feud that may help explain a strange jog in the line between Klamath and Lake Counties.

Fatal Vehicle Crash on Highway 97

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. — Oregon State Police are continuing to investigate a fatal crash that killed one woman intersection of Highway 138E and Highway 97 (Diamond Lake Junction) in Klamath County. Police report on Wednesday at approximately 7:37 a.m. a 1999 Honda Civic driven by 31-year-old Alexander Pesek, was heading eastbound on Highway 138E and … Continue reading »

Wildfires Grow in Central Oregon

CENTRAL OREGON — The Stagecoach Fire, south of the Highway 97 and Highway 31 junction, grew to 400 acres Tuesday morning. Over a hundred people were evacuated Monday, but the Klamath County lifted the order by Tuesday morning. Two hotshot crews have taken over command. There’s no estimate on containment at this time. The cause is … Continue reading »

Klamath County Murder Suspect Arrested

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — On Thursday, the Klamath County Major Crime Team arrested 36-year-old Joshua Gilbert Brown of Chiloquin for the murder of 32-year-old David Joseph Kelly Costa. Costa was found shot to death on June 24th, 2013. His death was ruled as a homicide the following day and the The Klamath County Major Crime … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Bly

BLY, Ore. — This year marks the 140th anniversary of the first settlement of one of Klamath County’s first towns. And 4th of July weekend, residents of Bly will kick up their heels in celebration It might be hard to tell today, but this was once quite a bustling town. Today, Bly is about half … Continue reading »

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