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City council approves airport grant request

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – At last night’s Klamath Falls City Council meeting, the Klamath Falls Airport presented a request to apply for an Federal Aviation Administration grant. Audio: Airport director John Longley Longley presented the board with a list of projects for the next two years and described the process as more of a formality...
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Free lunches for students this summer

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. — Youth in Klamath County have plenty of opportunities to receive free lunch this summer. Integral Youth Services, the Klamath County School District and the Klamath YMCA are all serving free lunches. They’re all part of the Oregon Summer Food Service Program in Klamath and Lake Counties, coordinated by the Oregon...
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Unemployment rate steady

WASHINGTON — The unemployment rate for May was steady; at 11.4 percent in Klamath County.  590 jobs were added in Klamath County in May which is a higher pace than normal, but it wasn’t enough to lower the jobless rate.
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Jeld-Wen to acquire Chicago-based company

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Jeld-Wen has entered into a letter of intent to acquire a millwork manufacturer. The price has not been disclosed, but it looks like Craftmaster Manufacturing Inc. will come under the Jeld-Wen umbrella in the third quarter of 2012. CMI is based in Chicago and makes molded door facings and doors,...
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Agency that helps businesses moves from OIT to KCC

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — After spending its first 28 years at Oregon Institute of Technology, the Klamath Small Business Development Center is relocating to Klamath Community College. The development center helps business owners start, expand or – in some cases – stay in business with free counseling in areas including business planning, marketing, and...
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Blood donations are needed at the Red Cross

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. — Last week we mentioned a blood shortage at the Red Cross both locally and nationally and new reports show the drop in donations in Klamath and Lake Counties has been as high as 50 percent compared to 2011. All blood donations are welcome, but there is a special focus right...
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Basin college graduation ceremonies held over weekend

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — It was graduation weekend for both the Oregon Institute of Technology and Klamath Community College. Traditionally, the KCC graduation takes place indoors. With the increase in enrollment, last year’s graduation was moved outside to accommodate the attendance. KCC spokesman Ryan Brown says this year has another milestone. KCC’s number of...
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Viewing the Basin: Oregon Business Notes

BOARDMAN, Ore. — Portland General Electric and The Shaw Group Incorporated will work together to reduce emissions. PGE awarded a contract to The Shaw Group to install emissions reduction equipment at the Boardman Station. The Shaw Group’s Fossil Division President said this fits the model of power generators taking proactive steps in developing compliance...
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Grant money sought for airport improvements

The Klamath Falls Airport wants to apply for nearly $800,000 in grant funds to buy a fuel-recovery vehicle, improve old runways, and lengthen runways to bring them up to code. If the city council gives the airport the green light to apply for the FAA Airport Improvement grant, construction would probably start in 2014.
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Traffic delays anticipated in Chiloquin

Expect traffic problems next Monday if you’re trying to get to Chiloquin. From about 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the June 25, Union Pacific Railroad crews are going to be fixing the sinking rail tracks at the crossing just west of Chiloquin and that means the main entrance into Chiloquin will be shut...
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