Road Construction for the Week of June 24

Road Construction for the Week of June 24

Road construction season is in full swing. Here are this weeks area projects from the City of Klamath Falls Public Works, Klamath County Public Works and Oregon Department of Transportation. Please remember to slow down for flaggers and construction zones. 

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Commentary: Did Oregonians Vote for That?

Commentary: Did Oregonians Vote for That?

Commentary by, Representative E. Werner Reschke & Representative Carl Wilson

As the legislature enters the final week of the 2019 session, Senate Republicans have left the State Capitol in protest of many things. Their absence means many policy & budget bills remain unpassed. However, a continuing resolution, passed and signed before Senate Republicans left, will keep state government humming along for at least the next 3 months.

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Sorting line keeps curbside recycling in Klamath Falls [VIDEO]

Sorting line keeps curbside recycling in Klamath Falls [VIDEO]

“The word recycle has grown to mean many different things today,” said Ron Moe Executive Director at REACH Inc. “It’s grown here at REACH, we dedicate ourselves to the reusability and recycling of the Klamath Basins reusable items.”

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ODF Partnering with utilities to reduce wildfire risk

ODF Partnering with utilities to reduce wildfire risk

Salem, Ore - The Oregon Department of Forestry shared its web-based Oregon Wildfire Risk Explorer tool to the Public Utilities Commission this week in an effort to reduce the number of wildfires started by power lines. ODF was joined at the PUC workshop by Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and Pacific Power to introduce measures utility companies are taking to prevent ignitions or provide quick response when fires occur.

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Local doctor named HPV vaccination champion

Local doctor named HPV vaccination champion

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The Oregon Health Authority and American Cancer Society recently honored Dr. Stewart Decker with an award of excellence for his promotion of human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination in Klamath County. 

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Recreation Report for June 20, 2019 - Big Game Workshops

Recreation Report for June 20, 2019 - Big Game Workshops

Highlights from this week’s Recreation Report include: How to check your controlled hunt draw results, Big game hunting workshops, Three cures for summer trout doldrums, Take the Trout Challenge and help native fish, and the area Fishing Report.

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Season 4, Episode 8 - Colonel Edwards

Season 4, Episode 8 - Colonel Edwards

Colonel Jeff Edwards, Commander of the 173rd Fighter Wing, Kingsley Field is our guest on the Season 4, Episode 8 of Ask Klamath. In this episode we chat with Col. Edwards about the current status of Kingsley Field, the future of Kingsley Field and take your questions live.

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Fatal crash on 140 involving road construction worker [UPDATED]

Fatal crash on 140 involving road construction worker [UPDATED]

On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at approximately 8:32 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle on Highway 140 East near milepost 8, and the easternmost Pine Grove Road intersection.

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Pursuit Ends With Arrest

Pursuit Ends With Arrest

On Monday evening Ivan Chi, 44, of San Diego, California was arrested following an attempt to elude Klamath County Sheriff’s deputies.

Chi was driving a vehicle near the intersection of Crater Lake Parkway and South Sixth Street at about 6:00 PM when Sheriff’s deputies witnessed him making a turn and lane changes without using his signals.

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PCT Hiker Rescued After Activating Distress Signal on Mt. Thielsen

PCT Hiker Rescued After Activating Distress Signal on Mt. Thielsen

Diamond Lake, Ore. - On Monday, June 17, 2019, at about 12:30 pm, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office was notified of a distress signal from a SPOT locator device. The location of the distress beacon was indicating an area of the Pacific Crest Trail on Mt.Thielsen. 

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Hansell Wildfire Legislation Passes the Legislature Unanimously

Hansell Wildfire Legislation Passes the Legislature Unanimously

Salem, Ore. – Yesterday, Senator Bill Hansell (R-Athena), chief sponsor of Senate Bill 290, witnessed its ceremonial signing by Governor Kate Brown along with members of the Oregon Wheat Grower’s League. The legislation makes farmers, ranchers and volunteers immune from civil liabilities resulting from wildfire fighting efforts.

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Notices mailed to 645,000 clients possibly impacted by data breach

Notices mailed to 645,000 clients possibly impacted by data breach

Salem, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Human Services is sending notices by mail to approximately 645,000 clients notifying them that their personal information was compromised during a previously announced January 2019 data breach.

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Man dies while swimming in quarry [UPDATED]

Man dies while swimming in quarry [UPDATED]

ASHLAND, Ore. - A man died Monday afternoon at a remote swimming area north of Howard Prairie Lake. On June 17, 2019, at 4:10 p.m., dispatch received a 911 call reporting that a juvenile had been found unresponsive in the water at the Keno Rock Quarry, located on Keno Access Road just south of Dead Indian Memorial Road.

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