North Pelican Fire at 1525 Acres; 18% Containment; Community Meeting Saturday

The North Pelican fire has grown in size but also in containment.  The Fire is now at 1525 acres and 18 percent contained.  A Community Meeting will be held Saturday morning at 10:00 A.M. at the Rocky Point Rural Fire Department in Klamath Falls.   Due to more accurate mapping, the North Pelican Fire...
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Commissioners Unveil New Klamath County Logo

Klamath County Commissioners are excited to unveil the County’s new logo. After carefully reviewing several submissions made by the public, the Commissioners formed a committee to further review the submissions and make a selection. The logo selected was submitted by Heidi Nowak. “Heidi did a fantastic job tying in different elements of Klamath County...
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Lightning Ignites Twenty Fires

Firefighters continue to respond to and continually watch for new starts in addition to the 20 fires caused by last night’s lightning storm that swept south central Oregon. Due to the diligent efforts of firefighters and fire lookouts, the majority of ignitions were kept to one half acres or less. However, the Raven Ridge...
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Scholarships Help First Generation College Bound Engineers

First generation students at Oregon Tech who are interested in engineering are now one step closer to achieving their educational goals, thanks to a $5,000 scholarship-directed grant from the Pacific Power Foundation (PPF). The funds were presented to the Oregon Tech Foundation (OTF) August 8th in support of scholarships to help first-generation undergraduate engineering students...
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Fallen Hero Road Program to Honor KF Brothers Killed in Vietnam

Two Klamath Falls brothers who died in Vietnam will have an Oregon highway sign dedicated in their honor.  The Committee on Memorials and Remembrance says Norman and David Evans will be honored with a Fallen Hero Memorial Signs on Crater Lake Parkway. David and Norman both enlisted in the U.S. Army.  They both died...
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Employment Dept Says Klamath County Continues Job Growth

Klamath County continues to see strong job growth. The over-the-year employment growth rate was consistent with the statewide rate at 3.0 percent. Lake County’s employment situation remained unchanged from last year. Klamath County:The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate ticked up to at 5.3 percent in July from 5.1 in June. The increase is not significant,...
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Public Health Service Warns of Poor Air Quality

The Air Quality outlook for Tuesday, August 22, 2017, to Wednesday, August 23, 2017 is expected to be in the high moderate to unhealthy for sensitive groups range. The Weather Service is forecasting west by southwest winds for today and northwest winds this evening, which will bring additional smoke into the area from three wildfires. The Miller Complex in Northern...
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Governor Sends Letter to Feds Re Pot

Governor Kate Brown today sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, explaining in detail the state policies in place that are aimed at the safety and security of Oregon’s marijuana market.  “Oregon has been diligent in reaching out to our federal partners to build a collaborative and mutually beneficial understanding regarding our...
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Council Discusses Geothermal Rules

The City of Klamath Falls geothermal ordinance the main topic at this week’s City council Meeting.  The Public Works Director reporting that due to outdated equipment near the Ella Redkey Pool, the City is violating its own ordinance by pumping water out the aquifer but not re-injecting it –instead it’s discharging into the storm...
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Pelican Fire Tuesday Update

Red Flag warnings are in effect from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. today for abundant lightning on dry fuels in portions of Southern Oregon and Northern California. These storms are predicted to stay to the South and East of the fire area but will likely bring erratic winds and create potentially unsafe conditions on...
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