Klamath Falls Schools to expand after-school sports

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath Falls City Schools plans to expand an after-school sports program for K-5 students in the coming school year. The school district worked with 21st Century Learning Centers to provide the sports programs, and they’ll now be offered at all four of its elementary schools. The program will offer coed...
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Blood donor agencies test some blood for Zika

Salem, Ore.– The Red Cross is one of the blood donation agencies participating in an investigational study to test blood supplies for the Zika virus. Natividad Lewis is a spokesperson for the Northwest chapter of the Red Cross… and says blood in Oregon is NOT being tested, because there are relatively few cases of...
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Oregon Caves remodel may not be enough

Salem, Ore.– The National Park Service is gearing up for an 8-million dollar upgrade on the Oregon Caves Chateau… but a group that works to support the park thinks it might not be enough to restore the 83-year old building. The plan is to upgrade life-safety and accessibility at the Chateau during the remodel,...
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Recall effort launched to oust three KID board members

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A group of Klamath County irrigators are launching a recall effort to remove three board members from the Klamath Irrigation District. KID. The Oregon Ethics Commission is investigating board members Ken Smith, Grant Knoll and Brent Cheyne because of allegations of misconduct. The three are the newest additions to the KID...
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Medford approves ordinance to hire Patridge as city manager

Medford, Ore.– The Medford City Council voted last night to approve a plan to hire Klamath County District Attorney Rob Patridge a their new city manager… but the vote wasn’t unanimous, and there was talk of a possible veto. The council voted 5-to-3 to approve the contract, with some officials saying Patridge doesn’t have...
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Inmate blames law enforcement for murder

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath County man blames local law enforcement for a murder he’s accused of committing… saying that if Deputies and Troopers had intervene sooner… he wouldn’t had to use deadly force. In the civil rights complaint filed last week… Timothy Joshua Taylor claims that he called 911 several times to report...
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Oregon unemployment up in June

Salem, Ore.– Unemployment rose to 4.8 percent in Oregon during the month of June… 3-tenths of a percent higher than in May. Officials with Oregon’s Employment Department say that’s because more people are entering the workforce. Statewide… employers added 3-thousand workers to the payrolls last month. The national unemployment rate also rose slightly last...
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Airport hosts reception for PenAir

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Flights don’t get started until October… but the party is well underway. The Crater Lake-Klamath Regional Airport hosts an open house to officially welcome Pen-Air to the Klamath Basin tomorrow night…just days after a formal agreement was signed between the city and the commercial airline as they get ready to start...
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Oregon lawmakers call governor’s gun control initiatives “reckless”

John Day, Ore.– Oregon Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli from John day calls Governor Kate Brown’s new initiative to increase gun control in the state a “reckless attempt to politicize gun control. In a statement.” Ferriolli called on the governor to stop attacking the freedom and rights of law-abiding citizens through gun registries and...
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Storms spark more than a dozen small fires

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Recent storms rolling through the Basin have led to more than 75 lightening strikes… around 15 of those labeled as positive, meaning they could ignite a wildfire. One bolt of lightening did spark a small blaze in the Crater Lake National Park. There is a chance for thunderstorms over the next...
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