State education officials plan visit to Klamath County

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Officials from the Oregon Department of Education will be in Klamath County this week… taking a tour of Henley High School. Earlier this year the agency handed the school a 390-thousand dollar grant to make improvements to its 40-year old welding and machine shop. The renovations aren’t done yet, but officials...
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Prescribed burns scheduled in Klamath County

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership has planned prescribed burns this week near Crater Lake National Park. You can expect to see some smoke this week on 12-hundred miles of land off of Highway 97 between Chiloquin and Chemult. The agency plans to hold a public meeting on Thursday in...
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Sam Shade

Student film featured in film festival

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A film that Klamath Union High School film students made last year will be included in the upcoming Klamath Independent Film Festival this weekend. The movie is called Sam Shade, Private Eye. KUHS graduate Taylor Haugen wrote and directed the film. The Film Festival is this Saturday at the Ross Ragland...
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Chiloquin hosts public hearing on Dollar General store

Chiloquin, Ore.– Chiloquin residents will get another chance to weigh in on a proposed Dollar General Store, when the city holds a public hearing tonight to talk about changing its Urban Growth Boundary. The company building the store wants the property off of Highway 97 brought inside city limits to allow access to city...
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Jackson County man wanted in woman’s death

Portland, Ore.– A Jackson County man is wanted in connection with the death of a 24-year old Portland woman. Police say 28-year old Jesse Allen Lane should be considered armed and Dangerous. Columbia County Washington law enforcement say Lane is a convicted felon with an active warrant out for his arrest. He has brown...
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One person detained in menacing incident near school

Klamath Falls, Ore.– There were no shots fired in an argument between two people with guns on Friday morning that led to a Klamath Falls school being placed on alert. Police did take one person into custody, and Mills Elementary School was put on lockout for about ten minutes as a precaution.
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Local candidates to appear in public forum

Klamath Falls, Ore.– While the nation is popping popcorn in preparation for tonight’s first official presidential candidates debate… local candidates are preparing for a forum for candidates running for state-wide offices. The forum will be held at Oregon Tech’s student union building next Tuesday October 4th. Five candidates running for Oregon State Representative for...
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The Oregon Military Department, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management(BLM), celebrates National Public Lands Day, by cleaning up spent shell casings and other trash in the 31,300 acre Biak training site in Powell Butte, Oregon, on Sept. 23. The training area is owned by BLM and is leased by the Oregon Military Department for use in various training functions for the Oregon National Guard, but is also used by the central Oregon community for recreation. Amongst those participating in the cleanup is BLM, Oregon Army National Guard, the Oregon Youth ChalleNGe program and several local homeschooling families. (Photo by Christopher L. Ingersoll, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.)

Youth help with clean up of training site

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon Youth Challenge and a host of homeschool families from Eastern Oregon worked with the Bureau of Land Management to celebrate National Public Lands Day over the weekend. The group worked to clean up more than 31-thousand acres of land leased by the Oregon Military Department in Powell Butte.
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Klamath County to add texting to 911 service

Klamath Falls, Ore.– You may soon be able to send a text to 9-1-1 in Klamath County when you have an emergency… and you aren’t able to talk. Officials with the Klamath Emergency Communication District tell the Herald and News that state money is paying for the upgrade, and the new system could be up and...
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Jeld-Wen workers reject union bid

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Employees at Jeld-Wen said thanks, but no thanks yesterday to efforts to unionize the door manufacturing plant in Chiloquin. According to a press release from Jeld-Wen… workers cast 137 votes… with only 52 votes in favor of organizing under the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace union.
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