Klamath Ice Sports Edging Closer to Fund-raising Goal

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Klamath Ice Sports still needs another $16,000 dollars in donations in order to reach its goal to make improvements to the Bill Collier Community Ice Area. The group has exhausted its grant options… applying for more than 2-dozen grants, and holding a number of fund-raisers. Several repairs and upgrades have been made...
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ODOT: Be Prepared for Slick Roads

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  If you’re headed over the hill toward Medford this morning… chains are required on Highway 140 between mile markers 25 and 41… that’s through the Lake of the Woods area. The roads are slick and some sections haven’t been plowed or treated yet… give yourself plenty of time to get over the pass— and be...
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Oregonians Among Most Generous in the US

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Wallethub has released its list of the most charitable states… and Utah topped the list for the second year in a row, followed by Maryland, Idaho…. and then Oregon ranked as the fourth most charitable state in the US. California ranked near the bottom of the list… as the 48th most charitable state...
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Henley Elementary students break ground at the site of the new school in April, 2014. Photo: P&C Construction

Henley Open House Held Over the Weekend

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Students who’ll attend Henley Elementary next year got a first glance inside the brand new school building over the weekend.   Community members had the chance to walk through the new 60-thousand square foot facility on Saturday. Students assigned to the school have been meeting in modular classrooms since 2007… after the...
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One Dead, Three Injured in Christmas Eve Crash

Grants Pass, Ore.–  A Cave Junction woman died when the car she was riding in lost control in icy conditions on Highway 199. Oregon State Police say a sedan lost control and drove into oncoming traffic and into the path of a sedan. 61-year old Darlene Varney was a front seat passenger and died at...
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US DOT: Santa’s Sleigh Approved for Entry into US Air Space

Washington, D.C.– The US D-O-T says it has approved an application for “special air transportation operating authority” to a Mr. Kris Kringle … a-k-a Santa Claus. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx  said the FAA has deemed his vehicle airworthy. Secretary Foxx says the department cannot mandate milk and cookie snacks, or tell Americans to be nice instead...
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Lawsuit Filed in Train Collision

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  The widow of a man who died in a collision with a train in Klamath County two years ago… has filed a lawsuit against the railroad company. 33-year old MacKenzie Conway died when an SUV driven by his brother, Nicholas, was hit by a Union Pacific train near Midland in December of...
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Lottery Can Garnish Winnings with New Law

Salem, Ore.–  A new law that goes into effect on January first allows the Department of Human Services and the Oregon Health Authority to take prize money from anyone who wins more than 6-hundred dollars in the Oregon Lottery… to recover overpayments for food stamps and other social services. That means anyone who wins...
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Chamber Elects New Board of Directors

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  The Klamath County Chamber of Commerce has elected new board members… they include Tracy Brunner from KBREC, Janet Buckalew from Pacific Crest Federal Credit Union, Brian Gailey from Brian Gailey Photography, Dr. Roberto Gutierrez from KCC and Dan Peterson from Oregon Tech. The new board will serve from January 20-16 to December...
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More Working in Klamath, Lake Counties

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  The jobs picture looks slightly better for Klamath and Lake Counties. New county-wide unemployment numbers show a slight drop in unemployment in Klamath County… from 8.5 percent in October, to 8.2 percent in November. Unemployment in Lake County fell from 7.6 percent in October to 7.2 percent last month. 
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