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Troopers watching for drunk drivers

With the summer driving season on, local police and state troopers have a watchful eye on the roads. The Click it or Ticket seat belt campaign has come to an end, but the constant lookout for impaired drivers continues. Oregon State police from the Klamath Falls area command office report more DUII arrests this...
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Tuition to increase at OIT

SALEM, Ore. — Students at the Oregon Institute of Technology are trying to get used to the idea of a tuition increase. The State Board of Education approved the hike Friday, and that means tuition at Oregon’s seven public universities will go up by an average of six percent this fall. Oregon residents taking...
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Two KCC students earn prestigious scholarship

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Two Klamath Community College students have won Ford Family Foundation scholarships for the upcoming school year. To win the scholarships students have to be at least 25 years old and have a history of working or raising a family, and show a commitment to education. Gary Gundersen and Megan Romero...
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Man faces DUII charges after Highway 97 wreck

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. — A man is facing charges in connection with an accident late last week that sent three people to the hospital. 41-year-old Donald Everette Skyles had a blood alcohol level of .22 according to Oregon State Police, and has been charged with DUII and three counts of recklessly endangering. His car...
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New Veteran’s Affairs clinic opens next week

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The new Veteran’s Affiars clinic is getting ready to open. The increase in the number of veterans seeking services in Klamath and Lake Counties led to the search for more square footage, and they have that now at the Campus Square location. The new facility opens Monday.
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Cascade Comprehensive Care becomes CCO

SALEM, Ore. — It’s official…The Oregon Health Authority announced yesterday on its website that Cascade Comprehensive Care will be the coordinated care organization that covers most Medicaid recipients in Klamath County. PacificSource Community Solutions will cover the Medicaid recipients in the far northern part of the county, who normally travel to Bend to see...
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Library and McDonalds team up for summer reading program

The Klamath County Library and McDonald’s are sponsoring a pre-registration event for the library’s summer reading program. On Saturday June 16 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Campus Drive location, McDonald’s will give away books to first 300 children who sign up for the summer reading program. The Klamath County Library will...
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Summer basketball camp registration open now

Basin Basketball Academy is offering two summer camps for boys and girls grades 3 – 8. The first session, June 11 – 15 focuses on basketball fundamentals with games every day. The second session, June 18 – 22 teaches basketball fundamentals in the morning and a choice of basketball, football, soccer and/or volleyball in...
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Group works to preserve wildlife habitat

LAKE COUNTY, Ore. — The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust is taking legal steps to preserve wildlife and bird habitat. Landowners of the past put mineral reservations on 3,100 acres that the trust now owns, and the trust is taking the legal steps to clear the land of mineral rights.
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OIT announces OREC leadership change

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Already the Dean of the College of Engineering, the Oregon Institute of Technology’s Charlie Jones is expanding his role with the school. The college announced Tuesday the realignment, moving Jones into the leadership role of the Oregon Renewable Energy Center. OREC was established in 2001 to integrate renewable energy technologies...
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