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Klamath Falls City Schools give Fairview Elementary to the YMCA

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore, — The Klamath Falls City Schools board of directors voted last night to turn over the keys to vacant Fairview Elementary School to the YMCA to use as an extension location for their facilities. The school, which closed last year, will likely house the YMCA’s daycare services and athletic programs. The...
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Three more people die from flu related complications in Siskiyou County

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Ca. — The Siskiyou County Department of Health and Human Services agency has reported that 3 more people have died from influenza complications since last Friday. This brings the total in the county to 4. They had originally reported the death of 60 year old man that had died last week from...
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Citizen’s for Safe Schools looking for new offices

KLAMATH Falls, Ore. — Citizens for Safe Schools is looking for office space for their operations. They’re looking for someone to provide the space as a donation or part of a special partnership with CFSS. Citizens for Safe Schools is located in the Klamath County Public Health Building on Pine Street that’s being vacated...
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A commercial truck driver crashes semi in Chemult

CHEMULT, Ore. — A commercial truck driver from Woodburn crashed on Highway 97 five miles south of Chemult early Friday. 43 year old Patrick LaFountain was in a semi hauling nursery stock traveling south when he crossed over the northbound lanes, and  almost hit two cars head on. The truck rolled into a ditch,...
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Oregon Health Authority says influenza activity has gone from moderate to high

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Health Authority say new statistics show that influenza activity edged up last week from moderate to high in what they’re saying is one of theworst seasons in at least a few years. 87 patients were hospitalized because of the flu, and at least nine people with confirmed influenza cases...
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Outside firm to run Cover Oregon website

SALEM, Ore. — Governor John Kitzhaber announced yesterday that an outside firm has been hired to review what went wrong with the Cover Oregon exchange website. The site is still unable to enroll people despite spending more than $160 million so far. Kitzhaber says the state has cut the number of uninsured by enrolling...
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Oregon ranks 40th among the states for academic achievement, may be even lower

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon ranks No. 40 among the states for academic achievement, according to a new study, but our state may rank even lower. The large part of study was measured by student reading and math scores on exams given to a sample of students in all states. Another study, that educators believe...
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Deadline to file for May ballot in Lakeview coming up

LAKEVIEW, Ore. –Lake County officials are reminding those interested in running in this year’s special election that the deadline is coming up March 11th. Prospective candidates can file the $50 filing fee at the Lake County Clerk’s office. There are two county commissioner seats, the Lake County Sheriff position and the county surveyor positions...
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Two people sent to hospital after truck crash near Gilchrist

GILCHRIST, Ore. — Two people were sent to hospital yesterday after their semi slid off Highway 97 about three miles north of Gilchrist. 59 year old Shelly Young from Marysville, Ca. was driving north on 97 around 4:30am when her truck and trailer hit ice, slid across the highway, and landed on the shoulder....
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Lake and Harney County partnering on Sage Grouse EIS

LAKEVIEW, Ore. — Lake County’s Board of Commissioners have decided to work with Harney County in submitting comments on the BLM’s sage grouse environmental impact study. The counties are hiring a professional consultant to help present their side, and splitting the costs. There’s a 90-day public comment period underway, and a public meeting on...
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