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KidWind Kids Head To Nationals This Week

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Remember the KidWind Challenge a few weeks ago, well four teams of students from Klamath are now on the road to Anaheim,California to compete in the National KidWind Challenge this week. The teams, both from Henley Middle and Henley High Schools qualified for the national competition after winning 1st and 2nd place in their age groups...
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Library Boards Summit Recap

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Thursday, May 11th was the Library Boards Summit, held at the South Suburban Branch on Summers Lane.   Library Director Christy Davis kicked things off by explaining what the Advisory Board, led by Chuck Wells actually does. They are the eyes and ears of the community, they find out what’s needed, what’s going on in...
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Recap Of The Klamath Falls City School District Board Meeting, May 2017

Klamath Falls, Ore. – On Monday May 8th, the Klamath Falls City School Board held their regular board meeting. The meeting opened with public comment – and just one person, Gary Langdon was the only person to make a statement. Mr. Langdon has a daughter at Eagle Ridge. He’s also been in the food service business since 1989.  The...
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Property Auction, Noxious Weeds, Badger Flats And More From The BOCC Work Session This Week

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The Board of Klamath County Commissioners had their weekly Work Session on Wednesday May 10th.   First up was Crystal McMahon, Executive Director of the Klamath Lake Land Trust with an informational update.  Ms. McMahon was hoping to get a point person on the Board of Commissioners, and she found that in Donnie Boyd.  ...
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Governor Brown Addresses PERS Costs

Salem, Ore. – Yesterday, Governor Kate Brown announced plans to address Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) costs along with state employee compensation bargaining and debt collection. This, combined with the cost containment measures announced last week, will reduce the overhead costs of state government and increase the efficiency of essential services. “The state’s budget deficit threatens to defund core...
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KCC Wildland Academy Registration Deadline Next Monday May 1st

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Coming in May, Klamath Community College is offering a 2 week Wildland Fire Academy. Students who complete the Academy will receive a certificate from the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) and will be ready to seek work with wildland firefighting agencies and private contractors. Wildland firefighters are tasked with combating wildfires and preventing future fires....
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KidWind Takes Over Henley High This Weekend

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Tomorrow at Henley High School, it’s the KidWind Challenge. The event is a way for students to learn about wind power and other renewable energy sources as well as hone their engineering skills, but done in a way that’s fun. KidWind Challenge is Saturday April 22nd, from 9am-noon at Henley for local students in 4th...
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Month Long Nationwide Search Ended Today In Siskiyou County

Cecilville, Cal. – A month long nationwide search for a 15 year old girl kidnapped in Tennessee by her teacher finally ended yesterday just south of us, in Siskiyou County.  50 year old Tad Cummins had abducted one of his students, 15 year old Elizabeth Thomas, in mid March.  The two had been on the run for over a...
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The Millennial Education Act Could Help A Lot Of Students

Salem, Ore. –  Earlier this week, Democratic Senate President Peter Courtney of Salem, joined Hood River Republican state Senator Chuck Thomsen’s push for student debt reform. The chief sponsors of the proposal, Senate Bill 1034, also called “Millennial Education Act” say their bill will help Oregon college graduates burdened by student debt by fixing Oregon’s tax code to make...
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‘Silent Servant’ Award Given To Klamath Falls Resident

Vancouver, Was. – The Peter R. Marsh Foundation of Vancouver, Washington has selected Basin mentor with Citizens For Safe Schools, Royce Mace, as the recipient of their award this year. Mr. Mace is an air traffic controller at Kingsley Field.  As a member of Citizens for Safe Schools, he says he not only believes “character counts and mentoring matters,”...
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