Klamath County

Chris Kaber leads the race for Klamath County Sheriff by 34 points. 

Kaber served on the Oregon State Police from 1987 to 2013. Since then he has worked as a polygraph examiner and private investigator, according to campaign filings. Early returns had Kaber with 66 percent of the vote, versus 32 percent for Steve Lewis, a Patrol Sergeant with the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office. 

Klamath County Prepares For Drought

Feb 21, 2014
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California got there first, but Oregon is not far behind: declaring drought before winter is even over. 

Gov. Jerry Brown made the California declaration in mid-January.  Gov. Kitzhaber has only made declarations for four Oregon counties so far: Klamath, Lake, Harney and Malheur. 

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Klamath County is another of the counties constrained by a small public safety budget. 

Now a group is proposing a fee on every household and business in the county to fund jail operations.

What To Do About Oregon's Spotted Frog

Dec 18, 2013
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More troubles for the spotted frog. 

The Klamath County commissioners have voted unanimously against the idea of designating more than 56,000 acres in Oregon as critical habitat for the Oregon spotted frog.

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"Relocation" sounds like something out of the witness protection program, but it's the process of moving animals from one habitat to another. 

In the case of beavers in Klamath County, the relocation process is meant to put the beavers in the best place to help the environment and/or not create issues for farmers and ranchers.

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  The League of Women Voters has been a fixture of elections for nearly a hundred years, organizing candidate forums and promoting voter participation across the country. 

Now, Jefferson Public Radio’s Liam Moriarty reports that, especially in rural areas, changing times mean those familiar civic programs are in danger of disappearing.