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North Pelican Fire Holding Steady; Containment Improving

The South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership (SCOFMP) area has seen multiple new fire starts over the last 24 hours as a result of a lightning storm that moved through the eastern portion of the zone on Monday, for more information on these local fires visit https://scofmp.blogspot.com/ The heavy area smoke continues to linger...
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Latest Progress on Naylox Fire

Naylox Fire Update August 31, 2017; Containment lines around the Naylox Fire held overnight. Firefighters will work at obtaining updated perimeter mapping today, but still estimate the fire at just over 400 acres and now with 15% containment. This fire started near hay barns next to Hagelstein Park on Algoma Road the afternoon of...
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County Public Health: Thursday Air Unhealthy

The Air Quality outlook for today Thursday, August 31, 2017 8:00 am to 8:00 am Friday September 1, 2017. Today is expected to be in the unhealthy for all and very unhealthy for all range. The Weather Service is forecasting northwest winds today on into the evening and early morning hours tomorrow.  Due to the northwest winds forecasted...
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KCSD Urges School Bus Safety

Remember: Stop when red lights flash!  Reminder for school bus safety for all drivers before the school year starts! Klamath County School Board Member Jill O’Donnell waswaiting for the morning school bus with her grandchildrenlast spring when the unimaginable nearly happened.“My granddaughter is always in a big hurry to be the firstone on the...
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Wednesday/Thursday Air Quality In Unhealthy For All Range

Klamath County Public Health says the Air Quality outlook for today Wednesday, August 30, 2017 8:00 am to 8:00 am Thursday August 31, 2017. Today is expected to be in the unhealthy for all and very unhealthy for all range. The Weather Service is forecasting southwest and northwest winds today on into the evening and early morning...
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Sky Lakes Medical CEO Selected Statesman of the Year

Oregon Business & Industry has selected Paul Stewart, president and chief executive officer of Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls, as 2017 recipient of the Statesman of the Year Award. First awarded in 2001 by Oregon Business Association, which this year merged with Associated Oregon Industries to form Oregon Business & Industry (OBI),...
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County Buys Downtown Safeway Property

August 28, 2017BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERSPRESS RELEASECounty Purchases Downtown Grocery Store PropertyWith the goal of acquiring local ownership of the downtown grocery store property, as of mid-July, the Klamath County Economic Development Association (KCEDA) began efforts with private and public sector partners to help purchase the property from the current owners, Value Rock Investment...
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Tuesday Air Quality: Unhealthy Range

The Air Quality outlook for today Tuesday, August 29, 2017 8:00 am to 8:00 am Wednesday August 30, 2017. Today is expected to be in the unhealthy for sensitive groups and unhealthy for all range. The Weather Service is forecasting southeast winds until 2:00 pm and then southwest winds today on into the evening and early morning hours tomorrow.  The...
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Basin Partners Internship Program Yields 24 Success Stories

24 Klamath County School District students have participated in the second year of the Basin Partners Internship Program, giving them work experience over the summer as well as a $1000 stipend. Of the 24, seven were either offered jobs or asked to stay on as volunteers. Last year the program was partially grant funded...
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KF Woman in ICU, Passenger Killed in Bend Crash

A Klamath Falls woman is in intensive care from an accident that killed her passenger and closed Hwy 97 near Bend Friday. OSP says the Pamela Vanworth was driving at a very high rate of speed and passing several vehicles when she lost control and slammed into a pickup truck. She is hospitalized in...
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