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It Was Over 300 Years Ago Last Week…

Salem, Ore. –  It happened 317 years ago last week – and even though we can’t predict exactly when the next Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake might hit, it’s a good idea to be prepared. The Cascadia Subduction Zone, is a 600-mile fault that runs from northern California to Canada, less than 100 miles off...
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Oregon’s Air Ambulance Headed To The Middle East

Salem, Ore. –  Friday morning, the Oregon Army National Guard’s aeromedical helicopter unit is scheduled to be honored in a mobilization ceremony in Salem. About 70 Soldiers with Company G (Golf), 1st Battalion, 189th Aviation Regiment are scheduled to deploy to the Middle East.  The company will provide aeromedical support throughout the Persian Gulf...
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High Marks For Basin High School Grads

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Still riding on the high of our good unemployment numbers from yesterday, more good numbers today, these in high school graduation rates. The 2015-16 statewide graduation rates were just released and the Klamath County School District is better than the state.  Our district-wide four-year graduation rate is 76.38%, about 1.5...
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Governor Brown Sees Klamath Achievements Close Up

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Just in time for Governor Kate Brown’s visit here this week,  the numbers are out and unemployment rates continues to improve in our County. Commissioner Chair Kelley Minty Morris says a big “THANK YOU to our job creators!”  According to the The Oregon Employment Department, employment was much improved in...
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KCTP – The Little Group With The Big Heart

Klamath Falls, Ore. – There’s a very beneficial group here in the Basin that you may not even be aware of.  It’s called the Klamath County Transition Program, or KCTP.  It’s headed by a teacher named Randy Denson, and it’s a program that gives real life workforce training to special education students.  The students,...
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Fire Service Appreciation Day This Friday

Salem, Ore. – This Friday the 27th is Fire Service Appreciation Day.  Jim Walker, the State Fire Marshall is hoping communities across Oregon will take part. “From community groups hosting a breakfast, lunch, or dinner, to schools holding essay contests, this day is an opportunity for everyone to say thanks,” says Walker. Local recognition...
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Tobacco, Senior Center, Community Clean Up & More… A Local Government Roundup

Klamath Falls, Ore. – With a City Council work session and two Board Of County Commissioners (BOCC) meetings, a lot of items were discussed locally in our government on Tuesday. Community Clean Up: If you’ve seen some dilapidated, empty, boarded up homes and other structures around town and wondered why no one does anything...
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Jeld-Wen To Offer An IPO This Friday

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Jeld-Wen Holding (JELD) just announced plans to raise $425 million in an initial public offering this Friday, January 27.  According to the market news and analysis website, Jeld-Wen will issue 25,000,000 shares at $16-$18 per share. An initial public offering (IPO) is the first time that the stock of...
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KCSO/KFPD Taser 1, Suspect 0

Klamath Falls, Ore. –  On Tuesday morning, January 24th, Klamath County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call of a suspicious person in a vehicle near Sunset Beach Road and Lakeport Blvd.   They ended up finding the suspect traveling erratically and at a high rate of speed on Crater Lake Parkway.  The deputies...
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Sigh… It’s Tax Season…. But This Might Help

Salem, Ore. – You’re probably still fine tuning you New Year’s resolution, but believe it or not…. it’s officially tax season.  Luckily there are a few things you can do to make tackling your taxes a little less stressful. 1)  Mark the day down.  This year Tax Day falls on Tuesday April 18th due...
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