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SkyWest Mulling Klamath County for 2018

On September 12th, a group from Klamath Falls traveled to and met with representatives from SkyWest Airlines, based in St. George, Utah. The meeting was initiated and facilitated by Mead & Hunt, an aviation consulting group with deep experience in the Pacific Northwest’s aviation sector. At the conclusion of the meeting, SkyWest indicated an...
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KCC and Lake Health District Reaffirm Commitment to Health Care Training

KLAMATH FALLS – Klamath Community College and Lake Health District have cemented another three-year partnership to support nursing education in rural Oregon.The partners’ first agreement was signed in Oct. 2013 and established a path forward for the two entities to educate future nurses and to better serve rural communities in Klamath and Lake counties....
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ODF: Fire Season Still in Effect in Klamath and Lake Counties

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Fire officials in Klamath and Lake Counties would like to remind the public that fire season is still in effect on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Klamath-Lake District. This affects all private, county, state forestlands, and those Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands under contract and...
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FBI Details Sweeping Central Oregon Drug Raids

On Wednesday, September 27, 2017, a joint operation involving the FBI, DEA and Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) Team resulted in the federal arrest of nine people charged with participation in a drug distribution network operating in the Madras/Redmond area. CODE officers and deputies arrested three others on state charges. Two of those additional...
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SkyWest, based out of Utah, is considering adding the Crater Lake - Klamath County Regional Airport to its service locations.

SkyWest expresses interest in servicing Klamath County airport

Daily commercial flights could soon be flying out of Klamath Falls again, though not as soon as some had hoped. According to a press release from the Crater Lake – Klamath Regional Airport, a group of representatives from Klamath Falls, Klamath County, and the airport traveled to Utah to meet with SkyWest officials on...
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HCC East Fire Update: Repairs Nearly Done in Spruce Lake Fire Area

Summary: Operations monitored hot spots near the fire perimeter today as temperatures increased. Varying amounts of small smokes could make an appearance as stumps carrying heat warm. Expectations today were clearly expressed by the Incident Commander and Forest Service to remain committed to the task at hand no matter how tedious. Repair work will continue...
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Plea Deal Reached in 2015 Child Abuse Case

A Klamath Falls man accused of abusing his girlfriend’s young daughter has pleaded guilty to assault and criminal mistreatment. Jonathan George arrested in 105 two years ago after the toddler sustained a head injury and severe burns.  As part of a plea deal he will likely be sentenced to 60 days in jail.  He was...
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KCFD1 Gets $20K Grant for HazMat Course

Klamath County Fire District No. 1 was the recipient of a HMEP grant awarded through the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office.  The grant in the amount of nearly  $20,000.00 is being used to provide assistance to public sector employees for planning and training activities.   The 4-day course titled “HazMat IQ: Above the Line/Below the...
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Health Advisory Over for Drews Resevoir

The Oregon Health Authority has lifted a health advisory issued June 30 for Drews Reservoir because of an algae bloom in the area.  Water monitoring has confirmed non-detectable levels of toxin that can be produced by blue-green algae. However, OHA officials advise recreational visitors and hunters this time of year to always be alert to signs...
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High Cascade Fire Overall 32% Contained, East Side Repairs 63% Done

Special Announcements: Limited phone calls and lack of fire activity eliminated the need for an additional fire information line at Crater Lake National Park. As of 0600 today, CLNP fire information can be obtained by calling the main line at 541.238.7164. Fire information boards will be updated every few days as needed. The incident meteorologist expects...
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