Earthquake disaster preparedness seminar to be held in Medford

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The American Red Cross is promoting preparedness and helping our community to be ready for disasters like a 9.0 Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake by presenting Prepare Out Loud in Medford on October 6, at 5:30 p.m., at Asante’s Smullin Health Education Center, 2825 E Barnett Rd. The Red Cross Prepare Out...
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Oregon DEQ offers program to pay for septic tank replacement

Salem, Ore.– Finding out a septic system is failing can be costly for homeowners and small businesses. Starting today, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and regional nonprofit lender Craft3 are teaming up to make repairs more affordable for Oregonians in need. “The unanticipated costs to repair a failing septic system can be a...
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Fire damages Bly home

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Fire damaged a home in Bly yesterday afternoon. One person was displaced by the fire in the 21-hundred block of Cinder Court. The Red Cross is helping the victim with temporary housing and other needs. The cause of the fire hasn’t been released.
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Bly woman dies in rollover accident

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon State Police Troopers say one woman died in a single vehicle rollover crash on Highway 140E at milepost 33 near Bonanza Tuesday. Investigators say a 1995 Nissan Pathfinder was eastbound when it lmissed a corner and went onto the gravel shoulder, rolling several times. The driver, 26-year old Jessica Spiersch...
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Third KID board member added to recall

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath Irrigation District members have submitted the petitions needed to start recall procedures against a third board member. The signatures of 24 members were submitted… 16 were valid… one more than needed to initiate a recall election against Grant Knoll. Brent Cheyne and Ken Smith also face a recall in the...
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SOU, KCC partner to offer Bachelors in Education

Ashland, Ore.– If you live in Klamath County and always wanted to be a teacher, here’s your opportunity. Southern Oregon University (SOU) is offering an innovative new program this fall to make it possible to earn a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a teaching license without having to move to Ashland. It’s a...
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State education officials plan visit to Klamath County

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Officials from the Oregon Department of Education will be in Klamath County this week… taking a tour of Henley High School. Earlier this year the agency handed the school a 390-thousand dollar grant to make improvements to its 40-year old welding and machine shop. The renovations aren’t done yet, but officials...
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Prescribed burns scheduled in Klamath County

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership has planned prescribed burns this week near Crater Lake National Park. You can expect to see some smoke this week on 12-hundred miles of land off of Highway 97 between Chiloquin and Chemult. The agency plans to hold a public meeting on Thursday in...
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Student film featured in film festival

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A film that Klamath Union High School film students made last year will be included in the upcoming Klamath Independent Film Festival this weekend. The movie is called Sam Shade, Private Eye. KUHS graduate Taylor Haugen wrote and directed the film. The Film Festival is this Saturday at the Ross Ragland...
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Chiloquin hosts public hearing on Dollar General store

Chiloquin, Ore.– Chiloquin residents will get another chance to weigh in on a proposed Dollar General Store, when the city holds a public hearing tonight to talk about changing its Urban Growth Boundary. The company building the store wants the property off of Highway 97 brought inside city limits to allow access to city...
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