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Area ski resort opens Thursday

MT. ASHLAND, Ore – The big snowstorm has been good for snow-starved ski resorts who have struggled so far this winter. Mt. Ashland had to close in December because of warm conditions and a lack of powder, but they’re planning to reopen today at noon.
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Moore Park piles to be burned

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Fuels specialists from the Oregon Department of Forestry and Klamath Falls City Parks plan to ignite burn piles in Moore Park in the next couple of days. All of the piles are leftover from thinning projects designed to reduce hazardous fuels and restore forest health. Authorities say some smoke may...
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New report says Oregon lacks higher education funding

A new national Science Board reports says funding in Oregon for major public research universities fell by 32 percent between 2002 and 2010. Funding dropped from $6371 per student to $4332 per student. The National Science Board urges investment in higher education in order to develop a well-trained workforce. The report goes to the...
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Senior Center no longer open on Fridays

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore – If you or someone you know was planning to go to the Klamath Basin Senior Center tomorrow, you’ll find it closed. The senior center released the news this week that they’re closing on Fridays, effective now because of drops in federal, state, and local fudning. Hours are 8am to 5pm...
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City reminds property owners to clear sidewalks

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – With the snow comes the reminder from the city of Klamath Falls Code Enforcement office, to clear the sidewalks adjacent to your property. You can’t put snow and ice into the street or gutter, but you’ve got to clear it by noon each day, and throughout the day as needed....
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Mayor files for Commissioner Seat

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore – The mayor is now running for commissioner. Klamath Falls Mayor Tood Kellstrom has announced his candidacy for Klamath County Board of Commissioners, Position 3. He’ll be facing off against incumbent Cheryl Hukill, and business owner James Bellet.
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Citizens Academy offered with the KF Police Dept.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – If you’ve ever wanted to know more about the inner workings of the Klamath Falls Police Department, now is your chance. The department is accepting applications for its seventh Citizen’s Academy, where you can interact with officers in a classroom setting. The classes one night per week for ten weeks....
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Economic conditions claim a local company

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – As a local company shuts down in March, 51 people stand to lose their jobs. Klamath Falls manufacturer Aqua Glass plans to shut down citing economic conditions plaguing the manufacturing industry. Employees were notified Monday by the parent company out of Michigan, Masco Corporation.
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Sen. Wyden to visit Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Oregon Senator Ron Wyden is on his way to Klamath Falls this week for a town hall meeting. Sen. Wyden will be at the Oregon Institute of Technolgy Friday for a 6:30pm dinner, and in Lakeview Saturday at 11am at the Lake County Senior Community Center. Wyden has been holding...
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Winter weather expected to stick around

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The National Weather Service says snow accumulations of 8 to 16 inches are possible by late Thursday, then another weaker system could drop more snow through the weekend. It’s possible we could see rain or sleet mixed in with the snow at times. Crews with Klamath County Public works are...
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