Free Fishing Weekend Set for Feb 17-18

It’s free to fish, crab or clam on the Saturday and Sunday of President’s Day Weekend, Feb. 17-18, so take a friend! During these two days, no fishing licenses or tags (including a Combined Angling Tag and a Columbia River Basin Endorsement) are required to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon. Although no licenses or tags are required,...
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“Crystal Apple” Nominations Being Accepted

On April 17, five teachers and three certified staff will be honored at the Klamath County School District Crystal Apple gala at the Ross Ragland Theater. “The Crystal Apple Awards celebrate educators who inspire and encourage students in the classroom and in the community, every day,” said David Wehr, Shasta Elementary principal and Crystal...
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Tour the “Rock House” This Weekend

A free tour of the “rock house” on Biehn Street will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, by the Klamath County Museum and the Klamath Rock and Arrowhead Club. The unique building at 2005 Biehn St. was constructed in 1941 with hundreds of pieces of obsidian, petrified wood and other stones. It originally served as...
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Proposed F-W Forest Changes Could Impact Eagles

The Fremont-Winema National Forest is seeking public comment through February for multiple proposed Land and Management Plan amendments that will impact protections for bald eagles. The Land and Resource Management Plan (Winema Plan) and Fremont Resource management Plan (Fremont Plan) were published in 1989 and 1990 respectively, and have been amended over 50 times...
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KF Teen Wins U.S. Cellular’s “The Future Of Good” Honor

Youth can be counted on for inspiration. Sixty-four percent of kids age 8-17 years old believe that kids can make a positive impact on the world, and 75 percent are interested in helping make their community a better place. U.S. Cellular today announced Nicole Cleland of Beyond the Bell from Klamath Falls is one of four...
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Step Taken Toward Legal Cannabis Sales in Klamath Falls

In the next step toward an effort to bring recreational cannabis sales to the City of Klamath Falls, the city recorder’s office has released notice of a ballot title addressing a measure that would ask city voters in November to allow recreational marijuana production and sales with a 3 percent tax on it.  Objections...
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KU Juniors Cooper Roberts and Hailey Anderson doing a green screen shoot for the Hearald and News.

Community Partners Give KU Students Business Experience

Klamath Falls City Schools, in partnership with local businesses, is creating paid internship opportunities in the community for Klamath Union High School students. This past summer, four students served as interns, two at the Herald & New and two at  Internships worked for approximately 8 weeks in June and July. In that time...
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Free Tax Help Coming To Libraries

If you need help doing your taxes the downtown Klamath County Library and Chiloquin Branch Library are hosting free tax help from Feb. 7 through April 11.  It’s every Wednesday from 1 to 7 p.m. downtown and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Chiloquin. It’s being done by AARP but taxpayers of any...
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KF Man Arrested for Allegedly Abusing Neighbor

A Klamath Falls man has been arrested on allegations of sexually assaulting a neighbor who suffers a disease making her unable to stop him.  Michael Atkinson arrested for the incident Saturday in which police allege he approached the victim who has cerebral palsy, kissed her and exposed himself to her. Police says she told...
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Deadline For Claims Against Eternal Hills Is March 5

The State of Oregon encourages people who believe they paid for but did not receive goods or services from Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home, Inc. to file a claim with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon by Monday, March 5.  Last year, the State of Oregon filed involuntary bankruptcy...
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