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Johnston Named Klamath County Library Director

The Klamath County Board of Commissioners are pleased to announce Nathalie Johnston, long-time employee, as the new Klamath County Library Director. Johnston replaces Christy Davis, who recently took a similar position in the Northern part of the state. Nathalie Johnston is a graduate of a Master’s program in Library and Information Science from the...
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Data Error Means $5 Property Tax Bump

The Klamath County Assessor’s Office says an error was reported to the them regarding the City of Klamath Falls Police Station General Obligation Bond. This affected the 2017 tax roll. As a result the city of Klamath Falls received reduced funds for the bond. Per Oregon statute 311.205(1)(a) errors to a previous years roll...
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Crater Lake National Park Proposing Higher Fees

Crater Lake National Park is proposing an increase to entrance fees into the park. The single vehicle entrance fee would change from $15 to $25 for a seven-day pass. The park’s annual pass would increase from $30 to $50. The current rate of $10 per individual and $10 per motorcycle would increase to $12...
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Link River Bridge To Be Closed Nearly Three Months

The Link River Bridge into Klamath Falls will be closed for nearly three months. Beginning March 5, the Highway 97 Link River Bridge northbound connection will be closed at Main Street and Riverside Drive as crews replace the bridge deck, joints and rails. The bridge will be closed until May 31.  Beginning Monday, March...
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Open Position on KCFD1 Budget Committee

Klamath County Fire District No. 1 (KCFD1) is seeking an individual to fill a vacant Budget Committee position.  This volunteer position serves a 3-year term, meets 1-2 times annually (in the spring), provides input for and approval of the annual KCFD1 proposed budget.   To qualify for the committee an applicant must be a...
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Tech Student Chosen For Women in Construction Leadership Seminar

An Oregon Tech student has been chosen to attend a national conference on developing the leadership skills of collegiate women in construction fields.  Civil engineering student London Howell-Farley is the first Oregon Tech collegiate woman ever to be accepted for Women in Construction Leadership Seminar. The Women in Construction Leadership Seminar (WCLS) has been...
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Several KCSD Students Headed to FBLA State Competition

More than one hundred local FBLA students have qualified for the state competition. The Future Business Leaders of America Cascade Regional Skills Conference was held February 7 at Oregon Tech. Overall, more than a hundred kids from the Klamath County School District qualified for the state conference, which will be held April 5 through...
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KCC Launching Pharmacy Tech Course

Klamath Community College is launching a new pharmacy technician course that will prepare students for careers in a high-demand, high-paying industry.  Registration for the program opens Friday, and classes start the first week of spring term. The 90-hour course will prepare students to sit for the national Pharmacy Technician Certification (CPhT) with the National...
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Medford Day Care Owner Arrested For Sex Crimes

A Medford day care owner has been arrested on charges involving sex crimes against children. Medford Police arrested Andrew Conaway Wednesday on multiple charges of sex abuse involving children under the age of 6.  Conaway and his wife operate the “Family Friendly Daycare” where police believe the incidents took place on site.  There’s no word...
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Commissioners: Drought Could Mean $557 Million In Losses

In declaring a drought emergency at their meeting yesterday, Klamath County Commissioners said we could see nearly $557 million dollars in losses to local agriculture.  Commissioners said they anticipate the governor’s office to declare an emergency within a few weeks and the federal government sometime near summer.   The Oregon Water Resources Department says...
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