Host Families needed for foreign exchange student program

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  The STS Foundation is looking for families in Klamath County to host foreign exchange students.  The students involved in the foreign exchange program would take classes at local high schools, and become a part of your family for one school year. If you’d like more information on the program you go...
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Withers Fire grows to 3,400 acres

Lakeview, Ore.– The Withers Fire in Lake County near Paisley has grown to more than 3,400 acres as of last night. Officials with the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership say the blaze along Highway 395 and State Highway 31 is now 40-percent contained. Campers along the Chewaucan River have been evacuated… along with several...
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Brixner hosts junior high camp ahead of new school year

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Junior high doesn’t have to be scary. It can be fun and exciting. Brixner Junior High wants to show its new seventh graders how to survive and thrive in their new environment. The Brixner Grizzly Training Camp will be held on Thursday, Aug. 25. This camp is great for new seventh...
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Kellstrom submits paperwork for re-election bid

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath Falls Mayor Todd Kellstrom has filed to run for re-election. Kellstrom has held the post since 1992. He had originally announced back in February that he planned to run again… but was temporarily side-lined by a potential bid for state office. He was one of the local leaders involved in...
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Withers Fire

Withers Fire now 2,000 acres in Lake County

Lakeview, Ore.– The fire is burning near the community of Paisley, approximately 1 mile north off Oregon State Highway 31. The fire was one of four started yesterday afternoon. A local Type 3 incident management team is on the fire this morning. A Type 2 incident management team has been ordered and is expected...
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Clean Slate program allows you to clear your outstanding tickets

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Justice Court is offering residents the chance to clear their record of outstanding traffic, animal, or code enforcement fines– at a reduced cost. The “Clean Slate” program partners with Carter-Jones Collection Service to offer an amnesty program for accounts that have been referred to the agency. The amnesty program...
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KID holds special meeting to discuss hiring

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath Irrigation District’s board of directors meets next Wednesday morning (August 24th) to try narrowing down the list of candidates for the District Manager job. If the board decides that the applications received so far don’t meet their requirements, they could bring in an outside agency to help with a...
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Kay Erikson

Brown appoints new employment director

Salem, Ore.– Governor Kate Brown has appointed Kay Erikson to post of Director of the Oregon Employment Department. The appointment is effective as of this week. Erikson has been serving as interim director since January. She replaced Lisa Nisenfeld, whom Brown fired in January a week after an audit found that the agency hadn’t...
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AARP Oregon state president Elaine Friesen-Strang and US Sen. Ron Wyden, Ore.

Wyden recognized for helping older Oregonians

Portland, Ore.– Oregon US Senator Ron Wyden has been given with the Champion of the 50+ award. AARP recognized the Senator for his achievements during the most recent legislative session, working to pass laws to benefit the 50-plus crowd. Specifically… Wyden addressed budget issues for the Social Security Disability Insurance trust fund that avoided...
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New ballot measure to guide commissioners on dams

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Commissioners voted Tuesday to place a measure on the November ballot, allowing residents to weigh in on whether to remove dams on the Klamath River. The vote won’t have any legal weight, but will give commissioners some insight on how the community feels about the controversy.
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