Klamath Based National Guard Nearly Complete Fire Training

SALEM, Oregon (Aug. 28, 2015)–The additional 250 Oregon National Guard members activated to assist with ongoing firefighting efforts throughout the state are scheduled to complete their firefighting training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), in Salem, Oregon on Saturday, Aug. 29.  The group, comprised of Citizen-Airmen from the 142nd Fighter...
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City Street Work on Monday

klamath Falls, Ore. -  Street Division crews will be performing work during the hours of 4:00am to 4:30pm (weather permitting) for the week of August 31 through September 4, 2015 as follows: Asphalt Crews August 31 – Crack patching Pacific Terrace area  September 1 – Crack sealing Pacific Terrace area  September 2 – Road...
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Christmas Valley Clinic Transfers Management

La Pine, Ore.–  The North Lake Health Board will transfer management of the Christmas Valley Clinic over to LaPine Community Health Center effective tomorrow. The Lake County Examiner reports that the board needed to find new leadership for the clinic after Dr. Todd Carlson planned to retire at the end of July, and the...
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Oregonians Will Receive Kicker Refund

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  It’s kicker time! Oregon tax payers will get a little bit back… $402 million in extra income paid in taxes will find its way back into the pockets of the people who earned it. State officials say the median refund amount will be about 124 dollars. 
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Walden Offers Tickets to See Pope

WASHINGTON—U.S. Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) announced today that his office is now accepting requests from residents of Oregon’s Second District for tickets to take part in His Holiness Pope Francis’ address to the U.S. Congress on September 24, 2015. “The visit of Pope Francis to the U.S. Capitol—the first time a pope has...
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Sheriff Frank Skrah Issues Statement

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Sheriff Frank Skrah has issued a statement in response to recent news reports that he is the subject of a Department of Justice investigation. Read the full statement here. The Klamath County Board of Commissioners meets this afternoon for a closed door discussion on the DoJ investigation. On Monday… commissioners announced that...
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Pen Air Marketing Team Visits Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore.  -  Missy Roberts and Kristin Folmar, Vice President and Director of PenAir Sales and Marketing respectively, recently spent the day in Klamath Falls meeting with community stakeholders and learning more about the area’s air service needs. Missy Roberts remarked that PenAir continues to be impressed with the level of interest and...
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Oregon National Guard Deploys to Fires

Salem, Ore.– The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is currently training 125 members of the Oregon National Guard at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem.  This deployment was ordered by Governor Kate Brown under “Op Plan Smokey” to support the efforts of the Oregon Department of Forestry. “Op Plan Smokey”...
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Klamath, Lake Counties Unemployment Increases

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Unemployment is up in Klamath County… jumping from 7.6 percent in June… to 8 percent in July… despite losing fewer jobs than expected. Overall, there are more jobs in Klamath County… but there are also more long-term unemployed trying to get back into the workforce. In Lake County… a similar move in the wrong...
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Bealls Parent Company Closing 90 Locations

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Bealls Department stores has announced that they’re closing down 90 of its stores across the US… but hasn’t yet said which ones. The Houston Texas-based retailer owns several brands of department stores. According to information in its recent earnings report, they expect to close more than 2 dozen under-performing stores by the...
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