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H1N1 outbreak

Yreka, Ca. – There have been 72 individuals presenting at Dignity Health/Mercy Mt. Shasta’s emergency department over the last month with influenza like illnesses. Fairchild Medical Center reports 100 individuals presented at their emergency department in the last two weeks with influenza like illnesses.  Unfortunately, Siskiyou County has had four deaths from influenza including...
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Klamath Ag Day

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Yesterday’s Klamath Ag Day, proved to be very informative for area farmers and ranchers. The day started with a Beef Quality Assurance certification program. One attendee said it was real good information, very common sense information. That was followed by the RMA regional agent Dave Paul speaking on crop insurance....
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VA office violates worker safety codes

White City, Ore. – Federal inspectors have found 17 violations of worker safety codes at a Veterans Affairs medical facility in Southern Oregon. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said yesterday that 10 of the violations at the Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics in White City are serious. A.J. Reid, acting director of...
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Grant application discrepancies puts Siskiyou County funds in jeopardy

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Ca. — An audit of a grant awarded to Siskiyou County for law enforcement in 2009 may have to be paid back by the county, due to discrepancies found in the grant application. The Office of the Inspector General found several issues with the application, including crime data that may have been...
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Klamath Falls City Schools give Fairview Elementary to the YMCA

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore, — The Klamath Falls City Schools board of directors voted last night to turn over the keys to vacant Fairview Elementary School to the YMCA to use as an extension location for their facilities. The school, which closed last year, will likely house the YMCA’s daycare services and athletic programs. The...
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Three more people die from flu related complications in Siskiyou County

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Ca. — The Siskiyou County Department of Health and Human Services agency has reported that 3 more people have died from influenza complications since last Friday. This brings the total in the county to 4. They had originally reported the death of 60 year old man that had died last week from...
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Citizen’s for Safe Schools looking for new offices

KLAMATH Falls, Ore. — Citizens for Safe Schools is looking for office space for their operations. They’re looking for someone to provide the space as a donation or part of a special partnership with CFSS. Citizens for Safe Schools is located in the Klamath County Public Health Building on Pine Street that’s being vacated...
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A commercial truck driver crashes semi in Chemult

CHEMULT, Ore. — A commercial truck driver from Woodburn crashed on Highway 97 five miles south of Chemult early Friday. 43 year old Patrick LaFountain was in a semi hauling nursery stock traveling south when he crossed over the northbound lanes, and  almost hit two cars head on. The truck rolled into a ditch,...
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Oregon Health Authority says influenza activity has gone from moderate to high

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Health Authority say new statistics show that influenza activity edged up last week from moderate to high in what they’re saying is one of theworst seasons in at least a few years. 87 patients were hospitalized because of the flu, and at least nine people with confirmed influenza cases...
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Outside firm to run Cover Oregon website

SALEM, Ore. — Governor John Kitzhaber announced yesterday that an outside firm has been hired to review what went wrong with the Cover Oregon exchange website. The site is still unable to enroll people despite spending more than $160 million so far. Kitzhaber says the state has cut the number of uninsured by enrolling...
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