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OIT Seeks Independent Board

Three of Oregon’s largest universities will each begin operating under an independent governance board beginning this summer… and Oregon Tech is hoping follow suit. OIT President Chris Maples announced yesterday that the school submitted a request to The State Board of Higher Education, asking that it be approved to convene its own board. Maples...
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Wednesday Blood Donation Site

There is a serious shortage of blood across the U-S, thanks in part to winter storms that have prevented folks from getting to blood donation sites. The local chapter of the American Red Cross is trying to help shore up supplies for Oregon and the U-S. You can help. If you’re in Chiloquin Wednesday,...
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Knights of Columbus Raises Funds for Ultrasound Equipment

February 4, 2014 – Klamath Falls, OR — The Knights of Columbus (K of C) has launched a fund-raising campaign for the acquisition of an ultrasound machine for the Pregnancy Hope Center in Klamath Falls. In 2009, the K of C launched a national initiative aimed at providing women considering abortion visibility of the...
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New Campaign Promotes Seat-belt Use

Oregon State Police are partnering with local police departments to encourage drivers to buckle up. Oregon boasts a buckle-up rate of 98 percent, and it seems to be pick-up truck drivers and passengers who are least likely to use safety restraints. A “Pick-ups Rock; They also Roll” campaign to promote seat-belt use begins next...
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UPDATE: OSP Re-opens US97 Near Midland

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Oregon State Police are reporting a possible hazmat situation on US97 near Midland. As of 10:30am, the road was closed in both directions with no detour. The road has been re-opened. (source: Oregon State Police, ODOT)
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Klamath County Commissioners: 2nd Year of Drought

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Commissioners voted this morning to declare a drought in the Basin… for the second year in a row. Commissioners plan to ask Governor Kitzhaber for assistance in setting up financial aid for farmers and ranchers. Since September 1st, Klamath Falls has only received just over an inch of rain....
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Special Weather Statement for Klamath Basin

Special Weather Statement for Klamath Basin in effect: Very cold air to return Wednesday through Friday. A cool air mass will become colder Wednesday into Friday with temperatures area-wide averaging 10 to 20 degrees below normal. This is likely to result in low temperatures on the immediate coast near freezing again on Wednesday morning,...
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Klamath Youth Development Center has New Name

Klamath Falls, Ore.– You knew it as the Klamath Youth Development Center, or KYDC. But the mental health provider has changed its name to Klamath Basin Behavior Health.  The organization’s director, Stan Gilbert, said in a press release that the name change better-reflects the inclusive nature of the treatment they provide for everything from...
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KFalls Man Charged with Child Sex Abuse

A Klamath Falls man is in jail… facing child sex abuse charges. 48-year old Brian Gene Russell was arrested last week, charged with sodomy and five counts of first degree sexual abuse. The victim was between the ages of five and six when the assaults occurred, starting in 2004 and continuing until last year.
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Two Men Arrested for Arson

The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office says they arrested two men over the weekend after they set a house on fire… and then scuffled with Deputies. Deputies were enroute to the house when they saw Craig and Greg Sickler traveling away from the fire. Greg Sickler was armed with a compound bow and confronted Deputies....
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