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Missing Children’s Awareness Day

Families are encouraged to take 25 minutes to talk to their children about safety today as it is Missing Children’s Awareness Day in Oregon. Dating back to 1983 when President Ronald Reagan named May 25 National Missing Children’s Day, today is strong in its focus on child safety. Oregon Law Enforcement Data System shows...
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Most state offices closed for four-day weekend

Friday is a furlough day for many state workers. That means no driver’s licenses or other DMV-related errands, as the DMV and most other state offices are closed. And with the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, it’s a 4-day weekend for employees. Most banks, schools and other government offices are closed, but trash pick-up...
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Appraisal process for Conger Heights ends

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The brakes have been put on the appraisal of the Conger Heights development. City staffers made the recommendation and the Klamath Falls city council agreed this week, which effectively means the end of the pursuit of grant funds. An appraisal would be necessary to set the value of the property...
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Bark for Life planned for June

Everett Veterinary Hospital & Boarding House will host Bark for Life June 24, which is under the umbrella of Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society. It’s the first annual fun walk for dogs and their people, followed by a street fair and family fun day. Registration for walks starts at 9am...
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Events planned for Memorial Day

Several events are happening in Klamath Falls to honor veterans on Memorial Day. The parade starts at 10am, followed by a service at the Veteran’s Memorial at Veteran’s Park. The Parks Dept. has also announced a Sun Rise Service at 6 am at Klamath Memorial Park Cemetery off Greensprings Drive. Breakfast will be after...
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Boating Safety

Booze & Boats Don’t MixMore than 50% of the boating accidents that result in death can be traced to alcohol impairment! ALCOHOL & WATER SAFETY Information obtained from National Safe Boating Council ALCOHOL’S EFFECTS ON THE BODY Most states define impairment at .10% Blood Alcohol Content (B.A.C.). However, even lower levels of blood alcohol...
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City Schools give approval to budget

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Klamath Falls City Schools have okayed their new budget. The approval came at a meeting this week, and includes a transfer of $1 million for hiring teachers and buying textbooks until the new tax levy can kick in. The new three-year levy approved by voters May 15 takes effect in...
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Commercial driver’s license testing is back

The Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles stopped commercial license testing last fall in Klamath Falls after statewide budget cuts, but it’s coming back this summer. City, county, and state leaders petitioned the DMV to bring commercial testing back, and the DMV agreed to bring it back. Expect that in mid-July.
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Red Cross needs blood donations

Now is a good time to donate blood with the American Red Cross. Jen Collins Watson with the Pacific Northwest Blood Services Region tells us you could even consider it a service to the country and community on this Memorial Day weekend. The Klamath Falls donor center is at 2312 South 6th.
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Volunteers needed to help clean up trails

In honor of National Trails Day, the Fremont-Winema National Forest and Wal-Mart Wellness Group are hosting a “Trailgating” party at the Williamson River Day Use Area on Saturday, June 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers will gravel trails and cutting back vegetation, then enjoy the outdoors with a barbecue and raffle. All...
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