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Yadenite is a stone unique to the Klamath Basin. (Photo: Klamath County Museum)

Unique, local rocks target of hunting event scheduled for Saturday

A rockhounding event focusing on a unique type of rock found only in Klamath Falls will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 8, by the Klamath County Museum and the Klamath Rock and Arrowhead Club. The event will take place on a parcel of land located on New Way on the north side of Klamath...
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Historical Society to hold walking history tour

The Klamath County Historical Society has scheduled a walking history tour of East Main Street in Klamath Falls at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 9. The tour begins at the corner of Main and East Main Streets. It is free and open to the public. Steven Stukel was the first pioneer to settle in the area, now...
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Florida man dies in fall at Crater Lake

A 20-year-old Florida man died early Tuesday morning after falling from a cliff edge at Crater Lake National Park.  According to a press release, the incident happened at about 5:45 a.m. when the man fell through a cliff inside the caldera along West Rim Drive just west of Rim Village. Witnesses who saw the man fall...
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Oregon lawmakers approve comprehensive transportation package

The Oregon House on Wednesday approved a comprehensive transportation package that is expected to provide a decade of investments in the state’s transportation infrastructure. The multi-year, $5.3 billion plan will provide funding for congestion relief projects, seismic resiliency efforts and road and bridge preservation and maintenance. The package also includes a number of transparency...
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The remainder of the Klamath County School District offices will relocate to the district's new facility on Greensprings Drive. (Photo: Klamath County School District)

Klamath County School District moves into new buildings

Klamath County School District is moving to a new location.   The district bought the old Living Epistles property on Greensprings Drive in July 2014 for about $2 million.   They’ve been gradually moving its operations to the site, with transportation, maintenance, printing, and warehouse facilities already moved out to the two buildings on the...
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4th Of July Safety Tips From The Red Cross

Portland, Ore. – For many in the Northwest, the 4th of July holiday meansenjoying the great outdoors, cook-outs with family and friends and fireworks celebrations. But festivities this holiday weekend can also come with risks. Since June 1, the local Red Cross has responded to help 215 people displaced by 56 separate fire incidents, several of...
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ODOT Revamps Its Site And Wants Your Feedback

Salem, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Transportation has redesigned their website – www.oregon.gov/odot. The new site offers a fresh new look and easier navigation. They’re now using a responsive design which means you’ll find the same information whether you’re using your desktop, tablet or smartphone. Key features include enhanced search to help you...
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New Ag Chapter At KCC Helps Bridge The Gap Between Farm And Fridge

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Klamath Community College students are cultivating awareness about agriculture and have established the first collegiate Farm Bureau chapter in Oregon. The chapter was established this past May and will replace KCC’s Future Farmers of America chapter, according to ag student and chapter president Victoria Flowers. Flowers said the chapter aims...
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One dead, one hurt in head-on crash near Oakridge Saturday

A 65-year old Oakridge man died Saturday morning when his car was hit by an oncoming vehicle. The accident happened at about 7:40 AM, according to Oregon State Police. First responders were called out to Highway 58 near milepost 29 just outside of Oakridge where Troopers say a 1999 Lexus Sedan driven by 45-year...
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Buyer Beware: Oregon Construction Contractor Board Finds 83 Suspected Violations

Salem, Ore. – During a recent multi-state enforcement action targeting the construction industry, Oregon Construction Contractor Board (CCB) officials visited 380 job sites and found 83 suspected violations of illegal construction  The Oregon “sweeps” of job sites occurred in early June, when CCB investigators showed up unannounced at job sites in the Bend area...
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