27 Year old male drowns at Cleetwood Cove

27 Year old male drowns at Cleetwood Cove

Crater Lake, Ore. – At approximately 4:40 PM on Sunday, August 18th, the park received a call that a 27 year old male had jumped off a small rock cliff at Cleetwood Cove but had not resurfaced.

People on scene immediately threw out a life ring and staff from the Crater Lake Hospitality park boat tour operation went to the area in a small boat to help with the search. Park staff mobilized quickly and responded to the location, over one mile down the Cleetwood Trail.

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Public meeting, road closures, and construction on the Fremont-Winema NF

Public meeting, road closures, and construction on the Fremont-Winema NF

Fremont-Winema National Forest announces new road construction projects in the Chemult, Bly and Paisley Ranger Districts. FWNF provides an update on the construction projects on Fishhole Creek Road. And announces a public meeting at the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce regarding the Lakeview Federal Sustained Yield Unit.

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Seven Missions for SAR in the last 48 hours, not unusual says Bryson

Seven Missions for SAR in the last 48 hours, not unusual says Bryson

Search and Rescue (SAR) volunteers from Southern Oregon have responded to seven separate missions over the last 48 hours.

First, a male hiker from California requested medical aid for a suspected heart attack while hiking on Mt. McLoughlin August 14. Klamath and Jackson Counties SAR worked together and dispatched Brin Aviation to transport the hiker to a hospital in Medford. The gentleman is reportedly doing fine today.

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Siskiyou County Search and Rescue rescue climbers on Mount Shasta

Siskiyou County Search and Rescue rescue climbers on Mount Shasta

On Thursday, August 15, 2019 the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) responded to two incidents on Mount Shasta involving injured or endangered mountain climbers stranded after mishaps left them imperiled at high elevations and in need of rescue. 

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Digital Marketing Tips a topic at Rural Business and Innovation Summit 2019

Digital Marketing Tips a topic at Rural Business and Innovation Summit 2019

At this year’s Rural Business and Innovation Summit, Jen McFarland, CEO of Women Conquer Business, will deliver practical digital marketing tips for rural businesses. She will cover email, social media, email marketing, website, and funnels.  The Rural Business and Innovation Summit will be held September 12th at Klamath Community College in Klamath Falls and is the premiere conference for rural business owners, entrepreneurs, and community leaders.

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Attempted suicide by inmate

Attempted suicide by inmate

According to Klamath County Sheriff, Chris Kaber - At approximately 8:03 pm on Wednesday evening (August 14th, 2019) an inmate being held in the Klamath County Jail attempted suicide while alone in a booking cell. The 53 year old man was being held on local misdemeanor charges related to Disorderly Conduct, Harassment, and Criminal Trespass. 

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Klamath County Chamber of Commerce revamps Leadership Klamath for 2019/2020 class

Klamath County Chamber of Commerce revamps Leadership Klamath for 2019/2020 class

The Klamath County Chamber of Commerce has revamped Leadership Klamath for the upcoming class. Experience the brand-new topic of Small Business & Entrepreneurship.

During this topic, students will hear from a Klamath Falls small business owner and entrepreneur to learn from their expertise. Along with this, students will get an in-depth look into the struggles and profit hacks within the small business world in Klamath.

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KCC to host Hay Klamath! Scholarship Round-up Aug. 24

KCC to host Hay Klamath! Scholarship Round-up Aug. 24

Klamath Falls, Ore. — Whether a city slicker or buckaroo, you’re in for a fun-filled evening of country Western comedy, dinner, and auctions at the Klamath Community College “Hay Klamath! KCC Scholarship Round-up.”

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OIT Names Joanna Mott as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

OIT Names Joanna Mott as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

The Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) welcomes Joanna Mott, Ph.D., as provost and vice president for Academic Affairs for the university after a national search. Dr. Mott leaves her position as dean and professor of Biological Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State).

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Minimal fire activity will allow for transition to Type 3 Team [VIDEO]

Minimal fire activity will allow for transition to Type 3 Team [VIDEO]

Fire managers are pleased with the progress so far. The fire is currently in mop up stage and containment has risen to 63%. This success shows that the hard work is paying off.

Minimal fire activity is expected today and unburned islands of fuel in the interior will continue to smolder and produce light smoke periodically. Firefighters will continue to focus on mop up operations along the perimeter and will begin removing excess equipment and supplies from secure portions of the fireline. Air resources are available to assist with bucket drops, should that be necessary.

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Merkley tours sucker recovery program

Merkley tours sucker recovery program

Senator Jeff Merkley visited Klamath Falls on Monday to tour the rearing ponds at Gone Fishing and the floating net pens on Upper Klamath Lake.  This was Merkley’s first visit to tour the facilities following his Sucker Recovery Event held last fall. Following the summit, Merkley secured $3 million in federal funding for an expansion of the project.

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Warmer and drier conditions continue to play a role in the Ward fire [VIDEO]

Warmer and drier conditions continue to play a role in the Ward fire [VIDEO]

Predicted flare up activity during the day kept firefighters busy on Tuesday. Crews achieved good successes on some sections, reinforcing control lines. As a result, several engines and crews will be reassigned today from more secure parts of the line to some of the more challenging areas. In the eastern section, there are still many islands of green, unburned areas inside the fire perimeter, which take longer to secure.

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Vikki Breese-Iverson sworn-in today as State Representative for House District 55

Vikki Breese-Iverson sworn-in today as State Representative for House District 55

Salem, Ore. – Newly appointed State Representative Vikki Breese-Iverson (R-Prineville) was administered the oath of office by Oregon Secretary of State Bev Clarno this afternoon in the House Chamber.

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Recreational use advisory issued for Upper Klamath Lake July 19 [UPDATED to include entire lake - August 13]

Recreational use advisory issued for Upper Klamath Lake July 19 [UPDATED to include entire lake - August 13]

The Oregon Health Authority updated a recreational use health advisory today for Upper Klamath Lake due to the presence of a cyanobacterial (harmful algae) bloom and cyanotoxins (harmful algae toxins) above recreational guideline values for human exposure. The lake is in Klamath County.

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Bogatay Construction invests in new building at Tech Hills

Bogatay Construction invests in new building at Tech Hills

Klamath Falls, Ore. – There are over 100 acres of certified "shovel ready" land that sit adjacent to Oregon Tech's campus and have in recent years been marketed by KCEDA as part of a larger endeavor to create a full-scale business park consisting of like-minded industry types that serve the existing assets of the basin. Not until now has any new construction taken place on the business park, making today’s announcement an exciting marker of strong economic momentum taking place in the region.

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Work not yet finished, 'We are still dealing with a fire'

With the warmer, drier weather yesterday, there were several flare-ups during the day and overnight inside of the perimeter of the Ward Fire, where residual hot spots ignited drying grass and brush. Flare-ups such as these are common with the current weather conditions and are a vivid reminder that work on this fire is not yet finished. “We are still dealing with a fire,” said Mitch Williams, Field Night Operations.

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Klamath Falls iQor to close August 30

Klamath Falls iQor to close August 30

On Monday, August 12, iQor (St. Petersburg, Florida), announced they will be closing the Klamath Falls call center location as of August 30, 2019.  This announcement comes weeks after a WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) letter was sent to employees in June. The letter informed 303 employees of layoffs if a new service operations contract was not signed.

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Night crews prep fire line for day crew reinforcement

Night crews prep fire line for day crew reinforcement

Favorable weather conditions helped crews continue to make solid progress yesterday. John Pellissier, Operations Section Chief, summed it up during the briefing as night shift firefighters prepared to go out. “Today we had a good day of work, building off good work last night”.

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