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Basin Robotics Teams Earn Honors at Corvallis Competition

There is no disguising the interest in Robotics among Klamath Basin teens is on the rise. In recent years, Klamath middle and high school students involved in robotics have been at high-level league and non-league competitions in the state and across the country. This year’s competition schedule is in full swing and two teams,...
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173rd’s Kingsley Field Lease Extended Until 2095

The City of Klamath Falls is demonstrating an unprecedented level of community support for the 173rd Fighter Wing by extending the lease on the airfield property until 2095—another 77 years, one the longest of any base in the country. A ceremony scheduled for Feb. 19, 2018 will host a number of community leaders at...
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Weds House Fire Likely Due To Electrical Overload

Fire District No.1 has responded to 4 unrelated structure fires in the last week.  Today’s fire was dispatched at 5:52 this morning to the 800 block of North Eighth Street in Klamath Falls.  The initial reports indicated a house on fire with a possible occupant inside the location.  It was later determined the resident was not...
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Town Hall Set for Future of Curbside Recycling

Could Curbside recycling be going away?  Klamath County Commissioners will host a town hall meeting about it next week.  Commissioners say they need to decide whether to landfill/bury recycled items or to allow Waste Management to increase their fee and keep collecting it.  The Town Hall is next Thursday February 22, at 5:30 pm....
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Help the Food Bank By Buying a Coffee

You can show some love for the Klamath-Lake Counties Food Bank today by heading over to Dutch Bros Coffee in Klamath Falls. One dollar from every drink purchased today will go to the Klamath-Lake Counties Food Bank who says they can leverage access to nearly 9 pounds of nutritious food for every dollar donated. 
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Tribes File Notice of Suit For Water Levels

In an effort get ahead of expected drought conditions, the Klamath Tribes have filed a 60-day notice of their intention to file a lawsuit against federal agencies seeking higher water levels on Upper Klamath Lake for protection of two endangered sucker species.  A draft notice was issued Friday to the Bureau of Reclamation. U.S....
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Chiloquin Council Green Lights Sewer Plant Plans

The Chiloquin City Council has approved plans for a new $3.2 million sewer plant.   City officials will next meet with engineers and state regulators to find the best funding sources likely including grants and loans and a likely sewer rate increase. The Council also approved spending up to $10,000 to renovate City Hall. The...
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OR House Passes Amendment to Put Right to Health Care into State Constitution

The Oregon House of Representatives made history Feb. 13, voting to pass the HOPE amendment (House Joint Resolution 203) to amend Oregon’s Constitution and recognize health care as a fundamental right. The amendment will advance to the Oregon Senate. If the Senate passes the HOPE amendment, it will be referred to Oregon voters in...
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Mazama Student Stands For Suicide Prevention

  Seventeen-year-old Elia Hand is no stranger to suicide. She lost her uncle and a close friend, and nearly lost another, to suicide. As the beginning of this school year, one of Elia’s friends confessed she, too, thought about killing herself. Elia helped her friend get the help she needed and that friend is...
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New Map Shows Where And Why OSP Responds

Oregon State Police have created an interactive map to show just how often they respond to calls in certain area around the state.  It includes when and where OSP responded to crashes, crimes, and routine contacts as well as information on citations and warnings issued.  You can see it on the state website:  http://www.oregon.gov/osp...
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