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Klamath County Fair Board Welcomes Two New Members

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The Klamath County Fair might not be happening until August but it’s already starting to take shape.  The Klamath County Fairgrounds-Event Center has just welcomed two new board members. At a board meeting last Wednesday, January 25th, Gregg Sherrill and Edith Brown-Vieyra, both of Klamath County, were appointed by the...
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Today January 31st, Last Day To Get Health Insurance For 2017

Salem, Ore. – Got health insurance yet?  If not, your last chance to get it for the year through open enrollment is today January 31st.  Go to HealthCare.gov to enroll on your own or to get application help from an expert.  Financial assistance also is available, which helps bring down the cost of insurance...
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Oregon Coast Aquarium Hosting Volunteer Recruiting Day

Newport, Ore. – Calling all volunteers!  If you love the Aquarium and you’ve always wanted to volunteer, head over to Newport this weekend.  The Oregon Coast Aquarium is hosting a Volunteer Recruiting Day, Saturday February 4, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  They’re looking for all levels of volunteers but especially interested in seasonal...
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Board Members At The U.S. Capitol To Speak Up For Oregon Schools

Washington, D.C. – Members of Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA) are at the U.S. Capitol this week.  They’re there to discuss educational priorities with members of the state’s congressional delegation.  OSBA members will talk about a number of issues including implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act, school choice and educational vouchers, federal investment in...
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Keep Your Kitties Safe

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Lately it seems that here have been a large number of cats going missing in our area.  We had two people in a row contact us saying that their kitties have disappeared.  One Basin resident said two of her own as well as her neighbor’s cats can’t be found –...
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Irrigators Get Their Day In Court Starting Today

Washington, D.C., – This morning, Monday January 30th, in Washington D.C. members of the Klamath Water Users Association, overall about two dozen irrigators, are participating in two federal court cases.  Litigation that has been 12 years in the making and could affect the Basin for a long time to come.  It’s all part of...
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It Was Over 300 Years Ago Last Week…

Salem, Ore. –  It happened 317 years ago last week – and even though we can’t predict exactly when the next Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake might hit, it’s a good idea to be prepared. The Cascadia Subduction Zone, is a 600-mile fault that runs from northern California to Canada, less than 100 miles off...
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Oregon’s Air Ambulance Headed To The Middle East

Salem, Ore. –  Friday morning, the Oregon Army National Guard’s aeromedical helicopter unit is scheduled to be honored in a mobilization ceremony in Salem. About 70 Soldiers with Company G (Golf), 1st Battalion, 189th Aviation Regiment are scheduled to deploy to the Middle East.  The company will provide aeromedical support throughout the Persian Gulf...
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High Marks For Basin High School Grads

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Still riding on the high of our good unemployment numbers from yesterday, more good numbers today, these in high school graduation rates. The 2015-16 statewide graduation rates were just released and the Klamath County School District is better than the state.  Our district-wide four-year graduation rate is 76.38%, about 1.5...
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Governor Brown Sees Klamath Achievements Close Up

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Just in time for Governor Kate Brown’s visit here this week,  the numbers are out and unemployment rates continues to improve in our County. Commissioner Chair Kelley Minty Morris says a big “THANK YOU to our job creators!”  According to the The Oregon Employment Department, employment was much improved in...
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