Lakeview faces school budget crisis

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – Daly Middle School in Lakeview may close. The Lake County School District No. 7 is considering the move to close a projected budget gap. The school sits right next to Lakeview High school and closing it could save the district $83,000 a year. The total budget gap is about $380,000. Other...
Keep Reading »
Handcuffs and Key

Henley High School instructor arrested

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A Reserve Officers’ Training Corps instructor at a Klamath Falls high school was arrested yesterday. 63-year old Kenneth Gardner faces accusations he sexually abused a female student. Oregon State police say the charges relate to a juvenile at Henley High School sometime during this school year. Gardner has resigned his...
Keep Reading »
snowy crater lake

Snowpack improves at Crater Lake

CRATER LAKE, Ore. – After another four and a half inches of snow between Sunday and Monday, the snowpack at Crater Lake National park is up above average. The amount on the ground now has reached 135 inches while the average for this time of year is 121 inches. The total accumulated snowfall though...
Keep Reading »
Klamath falls city schools_edited

Open enrollment period wraps up

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The open enrollment period has closed, and Klamath County schools stand to gain students. The Klamath County school district received 110 applications during the open enrollment period, which is more than twice the number of students wanting to transfer into Klamath Falls City Schools.
Keep Reading »
budget cuts

County budget should be set soon

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath County will have a finalized budget by the end of the month. Rather than across the board cuts there will be cuts to specific departments as the $1.4 million shortfall is balanced. The budget proposal includes cuts of $266,000 to the District Attorney’s office, $219,000 at the juvenile department,...
Keep Reading »
Wild Horse Running

BLM changes horse gathering methods

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Bureau of Land Management is increasing its use of an alternative method to remove excess wild horses from the range. For the first time they’ll use widespread bait trapping, which lures mustangs to food, water, and salt. This takes the place of the oft-criticized helicopter method, which activists have claimed...
Keep Reading »
homeland security

Grant helps Sheriff’s office with radio network

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Klamath County Sheriff’s office has accepted a grant that will help upgrade the mountaintop emergency radio system. The $80,000 Homeland Security grant is part of $3 million in grant funding that has come to Klamath County over the years as part of an ongoing project to replace outdated radio...
Keep Reading »
cycle oregon

City Council to consider Cycle Oregon’s September impact

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath Falls City Council tonight will consider a request to conditionally permit Cycle Oregon to use Moore Park September 13-15. That would include using the athletic fields, picnic area, tennis court parking lots, marina pavillion, and parking lots for the event. A beer and wine garden would be established at...
Keep Reading »
ewauna rowing

City Council to consider Veteran’s Memorial Park event

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – At tonight’s city council meeting in Klamath Falls, members will consider a request by the Ewauna Rowing Club for the exclusive use of Veteran’s Memorial Park for the Northwest Regional Master’s Championships. The meeting starts at 6:30pm in City Council chambers.
Keep Reading »

Three taken to Sky Lakes Medical Center after accident

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A rollover accident Saturday night at Crater Lake Parkway and Campus Drive left three people injured. Klamath Falls police say 22-year old Randi Renner had to be extracted after becoming pinned under her vehicle. 21-year old Sarah Light, a passenger in her vehicle was also hurt, along with 40-year old...
Keep Reading »