Oregon School Districts Fail New Testing

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Twenty-one school districts in Oregon failed the new Smarter Balanced assessments for public school students…. No school districts in Lake or Klamath County were included in that number. Lots of parents weren’t happy about the new common core testing and decided to keep their kids out of them. Some Oregon school...
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Klamath Falls Airmen Head to the Grizzly Bear Fire

Klamath Falls, Ore.– 125 Airmen from the 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland and the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls departed the Oregon Public Safety Academy this morning in route to the Grizzly Bear fire in eastern Oregon.   The Airmen completed one-week of training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training’s...
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New Sage Grouse Conservation Plan to Benefit Ranchers, Birds

Washington, D.C.– Last week, USDA released its new long-term investment strategy for sage grouse conservation—Sage Grouse Initiative 2.0 (SGI 2.0). USDA’s planned investments will complement the great conservation work already happening throughout the West and build on the work of the Sage Grouse Initiative, a partnership between USDA, ranchers and conservation groups that began in...
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Klamath Falls Road Projects Planned

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Starting Monday, the Klamath Falls Street Division will have crews out working on a couple of projects this week, as long as the weather cooperates.  Asphalt CrewsAugust 31 – Crack patching Pacific Terrace area September 1 – Crack sealing Pacific Terrace area September 2 – Road repairs various streets City wideSeptember 3...
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Oregon Archery Season Begins with Fire Restrictions

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Oregon’s statewide deer and elk archery seasons opens on schedule Saturday…. but you’ll want to check out what areas are closed due to the wildfires. The Department of Fish and Wildlife’s website has a map showing what lands are closed. Currently, there are active fires and related closures on the Malheur,...
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Golf Tourney to Benefit Citizens for Safe Schools

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Citizens for Safe Schools is gearing up to host the first ever Ed Caleb Memorial Golf Tournament. The tourney will be on August 29th at Harbor Links. The event is named for former Klamath County District Attorney Ed Caleb who passed away in January.
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Crater Lake North Entrance Back Open

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The northern entrance to Crater Lake National Park is back open… as crews continue battling the National Creek Complex. The 13,000 acre fire is 40-percent contained. Crews are crossing their fingers in the hopes that a decent rainfall in that area predicted for the weekend might help to cool off the fire and...
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Oregon Troops Train for Desert Operations

More than 500 Soldiers of the Oregon Army National Guard’s 3rd Battalion, 116th Calvary Regiment (3-116th Combined Arms), and the 1186th Military Police Company (1186th MP), spent 12 days conducting live-fire exercises and large-scale simulated battle scenarios at the National Training Center (NTC), in the Mojave Desert at Fort Irwin, Calif., August 14-25, 2015....
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Oregon Airmen Train for Ground Battle

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Oregon Air National Guard members that were activated to help with Oregon’s wildfires will complete their training this weekend. MSgt. Jennifer Shirar with the public affairs office says they’re not sure yet what fire the airmen from Klamath Falls will be assigned to when they wrap up their training on Sunday....
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SEIU May Get $15 Hourly Wages in Oregon

Salem, Ore.–  Service Employees Union International Local 503 is expected to announce Friday that a they’ve reached an agreement with the state to increase wages for Home-care workers to $14.50 by February of 2017. An additional training certification would earn workers another 50 cents per hour starting in 2017. Nation-wide, unions have been pushing of $15...
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