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Tuition goes up this fall at KCC

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath Community College students are preparing for a tuition increase this fall, by 13.6 percent. KCC says in a statement after a reduction in state funding and an increase in students, they’re left with no other choice. For the average full-time student, that will mean a tuition increase of $360...
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Siskiyou County investigates decomposed body

YREKA, Cal. – An unidentified body was found by a passerby Tuesday, and Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating. The body was discovered in an irrigation ditch near Tulelake, and the sheriff’s office says the body is severely decomposed, and likely had been submerged for two to four weeks in several feet of...
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Hope Community Center sets fundraising goal

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Hope Community Center of Klamath Falls offers a free, safe and fun after-school program for youth ages 8-13 from 2:30 to 6:00 PM during the school year. In order to keep that going, the center needs to raise $15,000 at its fundraiser May 5th at the Center, 2408 Homedale Road....
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New casino planned near Yreka

YREKA, Cal. – A new casino is coming to the south side of Yreka. The National Indian Gaming Commission has given it’s approval, and Siskiyou County is hoping it will bring revenue, create jobs, and provide an overall boost to the economy. The exact location will be set later this month, and it’s expected...
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Rep. Walden comes to Klamath Falls Saturday

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – U.S. Rep. Greg Walden will host a town hall meeting in Klamath Falls Saturday. That happens at 3:30 in the Mount Mazama Room on the Oregon Institute of Technology campus. Walden will also attend a Child Abuse Response and Evaluation Service banquet at 6 p.m. at the 9th Street Venue,...
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Process of forming a Coordinated Care Organization heats up

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – There are four health groups competing to become Klamath County’s Coordinated Care Organization, and the process got a little heated this week. At yesterday’s County Commissioner meeting, Cheryl Hukill accused two medical executives and one doctor of threatening her with a smear campaign if she didn’t endorse Cascade Comprehensive Care....
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United Way picks its Top Volunteer

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Sharon Miller is Klamath County’s Volunteer of the Year for things she’s done at Roosevelt Elementary School. Miller has helped the school with painting projects and she’s trimmed trees, and she’s volunteered time in the classroom. She was picked from a list of 28 nominees to be the United Way...
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Art Show at KCC is a week away

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath Community College will have its Second Annual Art Show April 24 through 26 in the KCC Commons. The art show will feature works created by current and former KCC students, along with faculty and staff. Viewing hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. April 24 and 25, and...
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Klamath County is faced with tough budget decisions

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Several Klamath County departments have requested additional funds as the budgeting process begins. That includes The district attorney’s office, health department, and Meals on Wheels program. Nothing final has been decided yet, as the county wrestles with whether to allocate funds or save the money in reserves. Excess money has...
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Gold miners sue to keep one mining practice going

YREKA, Cal. – The California Department of Fish and Game is being sued over new regulations that put a stop to suction dredges, or powerful vaccuums that suck up rocks and sand from river beds to filter out gold. The ban is part of an effort to protect salmon, but gold miners want the...
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