Oregon SOS Audit Uncovers Substantial Risks to PERS Beneficiaries

Oregon SOS Audit Uncovers Substantial Risks to PERS Beneficiaries

Today [10/17/18], an audit was released by Secretary of State Dennis Richardson that found the Public Employees Retirement System, or PERS, struggles to proactively manage IT resources or projects and is failing to protect its critical Information Technology (IT) systems from a disaster.

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KCSD Hires New Construction Project Manager

KCSD Hires New Construction Project Manager

The Klamath County School District has hired a 21-year Air Force veteran and state superintendent of Kingsley Field’s 173rd Fighter Wing as its new construction project manager and maintenance supervisor. Mike Jones will start with the district Nov. 5, replacing Justin Azevedo who is leaving the area to pursue new opportunities.

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Wildfire Update: Stukel Fire, October 17, 2018

Wildfire Update: Stukel Fire, October 17, 2018

KLAMATH FALLS OR. – With assistance from air support, firefighters made great progress on the fire, increasing the containment to 70 percent by connecting lines on the north side of the Stukel fire from the west to the east. The line on the east side of the fire, to protect infrastructure, is in place keeping the fire from moving towards communications towers and private property.

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Kingsley Field Firefighter Claims Triathlon Title in First Klamath Falls Adventure Race

 Kingsley Field Firefighter Claims Triathlon Title in First Klamath Falls Adventure Race

Klamath Falls, OR. — Nearly 50 triathletes competed in a new adventure race held Saturday morning at Veterans Park in Klamath Falls, which included nearly 10.5 miles of competition. Clocking an impressive time of one hour, seven minutes and 14 seconds, local Kingsley Field firefighter, Derek Sherrell, won the overall race, coming in nine minutes before the next individual racer.

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Before You Can Effectively Lead Others, You Must Learn How to Lead Yourself

Before You Can Effectively Lead Others, You Must Learn How to Lead Yourself

To be a good leader, you must first learn how to lead yourself. This idea is the theme of this year’s Leadercast Women conference led by nine academically and critically acclaimed speakers held at Klamath Community College November 8th in Klamath Falls.  

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Museum seeking Hispanic heritage information

Museum seeking Hispanic heritage information

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Klamath County Museum is seeking information on the history of Hispanic individuals and families who have lived or worked in the Klamath Basin in years past.

Three bilingual volunteers are working with the museum to gather information from past or present Hispanic residents of the area. They are particularly interested in gathering information from the 1960s or earlier.

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KCEDA Opposes Measure 18-112

KCEDA Opposes Measure 18-112

Klamath Falls, Ore. - The Klamath County Economic Development Association (KCEDA) recently held a board of directors meeting to discuss upcoming Ballot Measure 18-112, where at the meeting, many local employers that serve on the board would examine the economic benefits and dangers of legalizing the commercialization of marijuana within the city limits of Klamath Falls. Part of the meeting was designated to take a vote on whether to approve a proposed resolution that was introduced prior to the meeting and prepared by a small group of KCEDA board members. 

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Brown Releases Plan to Prepare Oregon for Cascadia

Brown Releases Plan to Prepare Oregon for Cascadia

Governor Kate Brown today released a plan to prepare Oregon for the expected Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake.  An earthquake on the Cascadia Subduction Zone could reach magnitude 9.0 or greater and create a tsunami that will devastate the Oregon coast. Governor Brown's goal is to prepare all Oregonians to survive and recover from the expected

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Museum Offers Free Admission Day, Tours

Museum Offers Free Admission Day, Tours

The Klamath County Museum will offer free admission and “back room” tours on Wednesday, Oct. 17, in celebration of Klamath County’s birthday.

Klamath County was established as a new Oregon county on Oct. 17, 1882, having been partitioned from Lake County.

Special museum hours on Wednesday will run from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tours of the museum’s archive conservation spaces and storage rooms will be offered at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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Crews Work to Gain Containment of the Stukel Fire

Crews Work to Gain Containment of the Stukel Fire

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Firefighters continue to work on establishing control lines on the south end of Stukel Mountain. Priority is to keep the fire east of Hill Road, and south and west of Stukel Road.

Suppression priority today will be protection of private property, and the communications site on the summit of Stukel Mountain.

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Oregon Tech Partners to Develop Renewable Energy Workforce

Oregon Tech Partners to Develop Renewable Energy Workforce

Cypress Creek Renewables announced today the launch of a partnership with Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) to strengthen Oregon’s energy workforce and grow the state’s clean energy economy. The partnership will support the state’s thriving solar industry and encourage development of a high-tech workforce in rural communities.

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Fast-moving Stukel Fire grows to 750 acres [LIVE VIDEO]

Fast-moving Stukel Fire grows to 750 acres [LIVE VIDEO]

South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership resources are on scene working to stop the spread of the Stukel Fire approximately 4 miles southwest of Olene, OR.

The fire was reported this afternoon and is primarily burning on Bureau of Land Management (Klamath Falls Resource Area) protected land, and some private. It is burning in grass and brush in fairly steep terrain on Stukel Mountain and is visible from Klamath Falls and surrounding areas.

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One Dead, One Injured In Scout Camping Trip [UPDATED]

One Dead, One Injured In Scout Camping Trip [UPDATED]

On Saturday October 13th, 2018, the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office was informed that two teenaged boys had fallen in the remote area of Middle Rosary Lake in Northern Klamath County while on a camping trip with a Boy Scout Troop from Corvallis, Oregon. Initial reports indicted two boys had been seriously injured in a fall from a peak near the lake and rescue efforts were underway.

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Klamath Heritage: Klamath Falls c. 1905

Klamath Heritage: Klamath Falls c. 1905

This photo is relatively easy to date because of three large brick or stone masonry buildings that were erected that year. The Baldwin Hotel (originally a retail/office building) stood four stories above Main Street, making it the tallest commercial building in Southern Oregon at that time. Only the top two floors can be seen in this image. The Lakeside Inn blocks a view of the lower two floors of the Baldwin.

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I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

As part of their "2nd Stage Series", the Ross Ragland Theater presents The September Players in I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, a musical review discussing everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives, and in-laws, but were afraid to admit. This side-splitting comedy carries its audience through the stages of relationships throughout the course of one's life; from the first date, to marriage, to having newborn children, to having older children, to old age...and various stages in between.

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