Water deliveries halted to farmers in Oregon, CaliforniaAugust 24, 2022 GMT
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — The Klamath Irrigation District in southern Oregon has reversed course and now says it has complied with a U.S. government order to stop delivering water to farmers in the drought-stricken area.
Oregon officials defy order to halt farmer water deliveriesAugust 23, 2022 GMT
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — The Klamath Irrigation District in Southern Oregon plans to defy a U.S. government order issued last week for a halt to water deliveries to farmers in the drought-stricken basin.
Park renamed to honor Native American villageApril 8, 2022 GMT
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — City councilors in Klamath Falls have voted unanimously to rename Kit Carson Park as Eulalona Park.
Eulalona was the Native American village that sat near the park site before present-day Klamath Falls.
Gov. declares emergency in Klamath County as drought worsensMarch 8, 2022 GMT
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has declared a state of emergency in Klamath County as southern Oregon remains in an ongoing drought that shows no sign of letting up.
Man found guilty of child sex abuse sentenced to 41 yearsJanuary 31, 2022 GMT
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — A Klamath Falls man who was found guilty of sexual abuse against a child has been sentenced to more than 40 years in prison.
Henry Alog Antonio, 55, was sentenced earlier this month by Judge Alycia Kersey, The Herald and News reported.
Sheriff’s sergeant charged with sexual abuse, harassmentDecember 28, 2021 GMT
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — An active duty sergeant in the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office is facing charges of sexual abuse and harassment in Lane County.
Benjamin Scheen, 45, is accused of touching a Klamath Falls woman inappropriately and without her consent, The Herald and News reported.
Ex-narcotics detective faces felonies over alleged pot growDecember 23, 2021 GMT
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — A former narcotics detective and current reserve officer was arrested this week after a drug task force found about 1,200 illegal marijuana plants growing on his property in southern Oregon.
Man convicted of sex abuse sentenced to over 37 yearsDecember 14, 2021 GMT
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — A Klamath Falls man convicted of sexual abuse crimes against minors will serve more than 37 years in prison.
Thomas Grisgby was sentenced last month by Judge Marci Adkisson, The Herald and News reported this week.
2 dead, 4 shot in Chiloquin, deputy crashes on way to sceneNovember 15, 2021 GMT
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Four people were shot, two of them fatally, and a sheriff’s deputy was hospitalized after a two-car accident on the way to the scene, authorities said.
Another illegal marijuana operation found in southern OregonOctober 20, 2021 GMT
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Another large illegal marijuana operation has been discovered in southern Oregon, authorities said.
On Tuesday, law enforcement executing a search warrant in a downtown Klamath Falls warehouse found marijuana with a street value of more than $20 million, The Herald and News reported.
Massive marijuana operation discovered in southern OregonOctober 9, 2021 GMT
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Deputies stumbled into a significant illegal marijuana operation in southern Oregon this week, finding an amount of marijuana with a street value conservatively estimated at more than $100 million, authorities said.
‘I saw death and destruction’: Passenger recalls train crashOctober 7, 2021 GMT
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An Oregon man said he survived a recent train derailment in Montana by holding onto a grab bar in the bathroom of a passenger car that ended up on its side and separated from the rest of the train.
Ex-official calls out city for ending equity groupSeptember 20, 2021 GMT
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — In the summer of 2020, after racial justice protests roiled Klamath Falls and many other American cities, the Klamath Falls City Council created a task force to examine local issues of racial and social fairness and advise city government on ways to make the city more equitable.
Ex-officer pleads guilty to stealing evidence room drugsAugust 25, 2021 GMT
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — A former Klamath Falls police officer who stole narcotics from an evidence room and caused a DUII crash has pleaded guilty to multiple federal charges.
Feds to gather wild horses near Klamath FallsJune 28, 2021 GMT
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — The federal Bureau of Land Management plans to resume gathering wild horses on private property on and next to the Pokegama Herd Management Area southwest of Klamath Falls.
Ex-cop accused of stealing drugs from evidence lockerMay 27, 2021 GMT
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday accuses a former Klamath Falls police officer of stealing methamphetamine and fentanyl from an evidence locker and then overdosing on the drugs in his police cruiser.
Farmers buy land, make camp by shut Oregon irrigation canalMay 26, 2021 GMT
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Two farmers with ties to anti-government activist Ammon Bundy have purchased land by a shut-off irrigation canal in Oregon that would normally deliver water to a massive federal irrigation project along the California-Oregon border and have set up a protest encampment there, Jefferson Public Radio reports.
Gov. Brown decides against closing minimum security prisonMay 13, 2021 GMT
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — A minimum security state prison in southern Oregon that was slated to close in 2022 will remain open.
Gov. Kate Brown told the Lake County Prison Committee this week that the Warner Creek Correctional Facility will stay open through the rest of her term, The Herald and News reported.
Judge nixes reduced Klamath River flows for sucker fishMay 8, 2021 GMT
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — A judge has ruled against the Klamath Tribes in a lawsuit that accuses federal regulators of violating the Endangered Species Act by letting water levels fall too low for sucker fish to spawn in a lake that also feeds an elaborate irrigation system along the Oregon-California border...
Strike ends at Oregon Tech as contract deal reachedMay 6, 2021 GMT
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — The faculty at the Oregon Institute of Technology has come to an agreement on a five-year contract with the university, ending a strike that had stretched into a second week...
Oregon Tech faculty go on strikeApril 28, 2021 GMT
Klamath Falls restaurant fined for 2nd time over COVID rulesApril 24, 2021 GMT
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — A Klamath Falls restaurant landed a hefty fine Friday from state workplace safety officials amid COVID-19 for continuing to offer indoor dining after it was similarly fined last December for the same thing...
2 structures destroyed in south central Oregon wildfireApril 19, 2021 GMT
BEATTY, Ore. (AP) — A wildfire burning in south central Oregon has destroyed two structures, officials said...
Woman convicted of mistreatment involving 4-year-old childApril 8, 2021 GMT
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — A woman in southern Oregon was convicted Wednesday for her role in a case of neglect and mistreatment involving a 4-year-old child...
Man accused of kidnapping, assaulting woman for daysFebruary 23, 2021 GMT
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — A Klamath Falls man faces kidnapping, rape and other charges after he allegedly kept a woman against her will for three days...
On-duty detective accused of using fentanyl, crashing carDecember 16, 2020 GMT
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — A Klamath Falls Police detective has been arrested on accusations he caused a multi-vehicle crash on duty while under the influence of fentanyl taken from evidence in a police case...
Passengers band together on train stuck in Oregon mountainsFebruary 27, 2019 GMT
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Amtrak train with almost 200 people aboard hit downed trees during a blizzard and got stranded in the Oregon mountains for a day and a half, but passengers and crew banded together during the ordeal that ended Tuesday...
Klamath woman takes pride in nephew Mark Hamill’s careerDecember 31, 2017 GMT
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — It turns out that the galaxy far, far away of "Star Wars" legend is quite close by in the Klamath Basin, as Luke Skywalker's aunt is alive and well living in Klamath Falls...
Narcotics team nabs two Klamath residentsNovember 24, 2016 GMT
A pair of Klamath Falls residents have been charged with alleged meth manufacturing and distribution after they were investigated by the Basin Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team (BINET).
Edward Michael Schiavino, 50, and Regina Ann Ball, 52, were arrested by Oregon State Police Wednesday at around 4:40 a.m.
Westfall aims for “proactive” termNovember 15, 2016 GMT
Klamath Falls Mayor-elect Carol Westfall shared her goals for the city with optimism and enthusiasm as she sat around the table with members of the Herald and News Editorial Board on Monday afternoon.
Klamath Falls Mayor Todd Kellstrom ousted by Carol WestfallNovember 9, 2016 GMT
Klamath Falls is set for change at the beginning of the year.
In an unofficial 52 to 47 per cent victory, Carol Westfall takes the seat as the new mayor of Klamath Falls.
Westfall celebrated her win Tuesday night with her husband and close friends at Roosters Steak and Chop house on Main street downtown.
Base to Bachelor’sNovember 1, 2016 GMT
Staff Sgt. Jared Boyer has always set his goals high.
A partnership between Eastern Oregon University and Klamath Community College has enabled Boyer to continue to pursue those goals in higher education while he serves in the 173rd Oregon Air National Guard at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls.
OIT presidential candidate visits campusNovember 1, 2016 GMT
One of two finalists for the presidential post at Oregon Tech visited the Klamath Falls campus on Monday, speaking to both students, staff and faculty.
Nagi Naganathan currently serves as professor and dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Toledo in Ohio.
Local news briefsNovember 1, 2016 GMT
Deadline for art coalition grant Nov. 15
Grants to support cultural activities in Klamath County are being offered by the Klamath County Cultural Coalition.
Grants not exceeding $1,000 will be awarded through a competitive application process.
BazaarsOctober 29, 2016 GMT
The Herald and News will be printing a list of upcoming holiday bazaars and craft fairs. Please email information to the Herald and News at firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail them to P.O.
Looking back: This week in Klamath Basin historyOctober 29, 2016 GMT
Oct. 29-Nov. 4 1936
In a scientific report appearing in the Portland Oregon Journal, Dr. C. H. Dake writes as follows: “Iron in the metallic form, termed ‘native’ iron by mineralogists, is of very rare occurrence in nature and is seldom reported from any part of the world.
PenAir staff on the ground in Klamath FallsSeptember 16, 2016 GMT
PenAir’s Regional Manager Northwest Jonathon Peltz and Customer Service Manager Chris Lehrbach were in the terminal of the Crater Lake-Klamath Regional Airport Thursday making preparations for Day One of the aircraft flights scheduled to start Oct.
Delivery truck may have sparked firesAugust 23, 2016 GMT
Authorities believe a FedEx delivery truck may have sparked a series of brush fires along Crater Lake Parkway and Highway 97 Monday afternoon.
Deputy State Fire Marshal Scott Rice said the truck, which had been stuck earlier that day on an embankment near Foothills Boulevard, could have accumulated debris which then ignited and gave off sparks as it drove north from Klamath Falls.