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The Latest On This Week’s Klamath County Commissioners’ Administrative Meeting

Klamath Falls, Ore. – At the Klamath Board of County Commissioners’ weekly Administrative Meeting this past Tuesday June 20th, the situation regarding the closure of the Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens was briefly discussed. Commissioner Derrick DeGroot said he received several calls on Monday, June 19th from community members who are concerned. He has reached...
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City Of Klamath Falls’ Linkville Cemetery Receives State Grant

Salem, Ore. – This week Oregon Heritage, which is a division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, awarded 21 grants throughout the state totaling over $70-thousand dollars. The money is for projects that support preservation of historic cemeteries. Projects range from monument repair to information kiosks and awards range from $390-$8,000. Funded projects...
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New Organization To Enhance Quality Of Life In Klamath

Klamath Falls, Ore. – There’s a new entity in town that will benefit Basin residents, it’s called the Klamath Recreation Association (KRA). KRA is a new non-profit organization with the mission of enhancing quality of life in the Klamath Basin through the promotion, preservation, and development of recreation services, tourism, parks, and facilities. Recreation providers with...
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Fire At Residence On East Main Street

Klamath Falls, Ore. – About 5:30pm on Wednesday June 21st, a fire was reported in the 300 block of East Main Street. The American Red Cross responded and assisted the one person who was affected by the blaze.   More details to come as we receive them. The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest...
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Motorcyclist Dies In Accident On Hwy 140

White City, Ore. – ** Updated at 7:44am ** – Tuesday afternoon, June 20th around 4pm, the Oregon State Police (OSP) responded to a motorcycle crash on Highway 140 near milepost 18, east of White City.  The preliminary investigation revealed a motorcyclist was traveling eastbound and didn’t stop in time when traffic ahead had...
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Oregon House Votes To Ban “Lunch Shaming” In Schools

Salem, Ore. – The Oregon House recently approved bipartisan legislation hoping to ban the practice of “lunch shaming” in schools. Sponsored by Rep. Mike McLane and Rep. Brian Clem, House Bill 3454 is modeled after similar laws adopted in other states that are meant to prevent students from being publicly embarrassed when their parent...
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Wildland Fire Guard School Training Begins This Week Near Bly

Bly, Ore. – This week about 65 rookie firefighters reported to the Carmen Thomas Memorial Guard School for five days of intensive training. The firefighters from five agencies are there, near Bly to prepare them for the 2017 wildfire season. Guard school is the inaugural event of each fire season for the South Central...
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Health Advisory Lifted For Upper Klamath Lake Park

Klamath Falls, Ore. - The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has lifted the health advisory that was issued June 7th for water around Eagle Point County Park on Upper Klamath Lake. The park is located off Oregon Route 140, 15 miles west of Klamath Falls. Even though the advisory is lifted, reduced blue-green algae and toxin...
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New Car Seat Law Keeps Oregon Children Safer

Salem, Ore. – Governor Kate Brown recently signed a critical health and safety bill into law that helps provide more protection for Oregon children. The bill would require children under age 2 to ride in rear-facing car seats. The new law makes Oregon the sixth state in the country to raise car seat standards...
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Klamath County Employment Rate Looking Better Than Last Month

Salem, Ore. – We reported recently that Oregon’s unemployment rate was in great shape, better than the national average and at an all time state low. Meanwhile here in Klamath County we are also continuing to post strong over-the-year employment growth, which is helping to drive down our local unemployment rate.  The seasonally adjusted...
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