Citizens For Safe Schools Activities for National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month, and this year Citizens For Safe Schools is celebrating the annual campaign aimed at expanding quality mentoring opportunities to connect more of our community’s young people with caring adults. Mentoring, at its core, guarantees young people that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not...
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Rogue Pack Wolf Tied to Medco Pond Calf Kill

A wolf from the ODFW-identified pack known as the Rogue Pack is believed to be responsible for killing a calf last week on a ranch near Medco Pond. The Mail Tribune reports last Thursday the rancher found the 250-pound calf dead on his property. Authorities traced the kill to OR-54, a female wolf in the Rogue...
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Long Time Lawmaker Passes Away

Nine-term Oregon state representative Bob Jenson has passed away.  The 86 year old from Pendleton was elected to the Oregon House in 1997 as a Democrat but switching parties in 1998 to Independent and then to the Republican party in 1999.  Jenson leaves behind his wife, Evelyn, and his four adult children.
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KF Man Could Face Elder Abuse Charges

A Klamath Falls man has been charged with assault for allegedly punching his elderly mother.  Jay Henley was arrested Friday for the December incident his which police say he hit his 87 year old mother, causing a hematoma. Court records show the victim has dementia and Henley is her caretaker. He is charged with...
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Charges Filed in Alleged Sex Abuse of Toddler

Charges have been filed against a Klamath Falls man for the alleged sexual abuse of a 2-year-old girl.  Phillip Belcher Jr. was arrested Friday for the incident police say happened last April. Court records show Belcher knows the victims but do not say how. Belcher was ordered held on $50,000 bail. He has pleaded...
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War Souvenir Brings Out Bomb Squad

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies are warning people to be wary of old military souvenirs tucked away in storage. On Thursday, January 4, 2018, a Gold Hill woman reported finding a World War II-style mortar shell in a shed on her property in the 400-block of Chavner Street. It had been stored there as...
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Cascade Health Alliance Welcomes News CMO

Cascade Health Alliance and Cascade Comprehensive Care have a new chief medical officer.  Dr. David Shute has been named CMO of the joined the coordinated care organization. Dr. Shute has worked at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital and the Providence St. Vincent Medical Center and most recently served as Medical Director and practicing physician for...
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Oregon Tech Student Gets National Honor

Jordan Preston, BS/MS candidate in civil engineering at Oregon Tech, has been selected as the 2017 “Student of the Year” by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), a university transportation center funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation. For the past 15 years, the Department has honored an outstanding student from each...
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12th KF Police Citizens’ Academy Starts in February

The Klamath Falls Police Department is now accepting applications for its 12th CITIZEN’S ACADEMY.  The Citizen’s Academy was created to provide citizens with an overview of police operations, create opportunities for citizens to know their police officers, and strengthen relationships.  Participants will interact and learn from veteran police officers in a classroom environment.  The...
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State, Local Officials Defend Marijuana Over Fed’s Vowed Crackdown

Oregon’s governor is fighting back against U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions who has announced plans to once again enforcement federal laws against marijuana in states where it’s been legalized. Kate Brown said rolling today back the federal policy would disrupt the state’s economy with more than 19,000 jobs created by the marijuana market in...
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