Another Oregon DOC Prisoner Dies In Custody

Ontario, Ore. – Another Department Of Corrections inmate has died while behind bars.  70 year old Joseph Roden was found around 8:20pm on Saturday March 25th, unresponsive in the shower at the Snake River Correctional Institution in Ontario. Medical staff began life-saving efforts but he was pronounced dead near 9pm. It’s believed in this...
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Klamath County Commissioners’ Administrative Meeting Wrap Up

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Yesterday at the Klamath County Board of Commissioner’s meeting, a number of hiring of personnel was approved.  All three positions are either seasonal or temporary – one position in the Community Development Department, another in the Klamath County Sheriff’s Department and a third person hired for the Klamath County Juvenile...
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Klamath County Unemployment Rate Looking Great

Salem, Ore. – Great news for jobs last month.  Looking back at February, both Klamath and Lake Counties posted unemployment rates below 6% for the first time since 1990. Officials say dropping unemployment levels are likely due to a combination of moderate job gains and workers who are retiring. For us in Klamath County,...
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Governor Brown Signs Joint Statement Against Executive Order

Salem, Ore. – Governor Kate Brown released a statement today, jointly signed by California Governor Jerry Brown, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray.  These states are banding together to show their opposition in...
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Secretary Of State Richardson Supports A Tweak To The Motor Voter Act

Salem, Ore. – A bill that was just introduced to the Senate gets a vote of support from Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson. Senate Bill 802 will improve upon the Oregon Motor Voter Act by pre-registering 16-year-olds so they can vote when they turn 18.   Richardson said, “This encourages voter participation and...
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Bungee Jumping At A State Scenic Viewpoint Anyone?

Terrebonne Ore. – How’d you like to go bungee jumping at Peter Skene Ogden State Scenic Viewpoint?  The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is currently soliciting proposals from businesses interested in offering recreational bungee jumping north of Terrebonne.  Terrebone is in Deschutes County between Redmond and Opal City, Oregon. The site you’d be leaping...
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Secretary Of State Richardson Makes Friendly Wager With N.C.

Salem, Ore. – Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson has made a friendly wager with North Carolina’s Secretary of State, Elaine Marshall before Saturday’s NCAA Final Four game between the Oregon Ducks and the North Carolina Tar Heels.   “The Ducks are on a roll and have what it takes to go all the way,” said Richardson...
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‘Silent Servant’ Award Given To Klamath Falls Resident

Vancouver, Was. – The Peter R. Marsh Foundation of Vancouver, Washington has selected Basin mentor with Citizens For Safe Schools, Royce Mace, as the recipient of their award this year. Mr. Mace is an air traffic controller at Kingsley Field.  As a member of Citizens for Safe Schools, he says he not only believes...
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March Is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Salem, Ore. – This month marks the 13th anniversary of the first Developmental Disabilities Month.  It was originally declared by so back in 1987 by then President Ronald Reagan.  Continuing the tradition, Governor Kate Brown has proclaimed that March 2017 as a time to “recognize Oregon public policy accomplishments regarding persons with disabilities and...
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Campground Hosts Wanted North Of Chiloquin

Chiloquin, Ore. – Ever thought of being a campground host or hostess?  Well the Fremont-Winema National Forest is looking for energetic, good-natured people to serve as campground hosts at the Williamson River Campground for the 2017 season. The Williamson River Campground is a 20 unit property located about 10 miles north of Chiloquin. What...
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