Math teams compete; three students qualify for state tourney

Math teams compete; three students qualify for state tourney

Three students from the Klamath County School District earned entry to the Oregon Invitational Mathematics Tournament during a regional qualifying competition Tuesday at Oregon Tech.

The qualifying competition was one of two at Oregon Tech on Tuesday. Several KCSD students also earned top honors at the Oregon Tech Math Competition. Students were awarded first- through third-place in the Oregon Tech competition and top the 12 percent of each division qualified for state during the regional competition.

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Another oversight board won’t solve the problems at DHS

Another oversight board won’t solve the problems at DHS

SALEM, Oregon – Children in the care of Oregon’s dysfunctional foster care system have been anything but safe. Under a succession of Democrat administrations, the agency charged with the care of foster children has failed them time and again.

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Brown creates Child Welfare Oversight Board to address immediate issues in child welfare

Brown creates Child Welfare Oversight Board to address immediate issues in child welfare

Salem, Ore. — Governor Kate Brown today issued an executive order that establishes the Child Welfare Oversight Board to advise her direction to the Department of Human Services (DHS) so it can more effectively address Oregon’s child welfare crisis.

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Oregon Tech server breached, data potentially affected

Oregon Tech server breached, data potentially affected

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The Oregon Institute of Technology, informed its campus community of a data privacy incident that potentially affected certain data that it maintains. Campus leaders shared that after a detailed investigation by internal staff and external forensic experts, there is no evidence that any information was visible or was taken as a result of the breach of an isolated server used for teaching. Still, out of an abundance of caution, the university is offering credit bureau monitoring to the 770 people potentially impacted who had personally identifiable information on the server.

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Bill qualifies Licensing for Military Spouses

Bill qualifies Licensing for Military Spouses

Salem, Ore. – HB 3030 passed in a unanimous vote on the House Floor on Thursday. The bill was chief-sponsored by Rep. E. Werner Reschke (R-Klamath Falls) who worked with Rep. McLane, Klamath County Commissioners, and Col. Jeff Smith, Commander 173rd Fighter Wing.

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SCOFMP announces Spring Prescribed Fire Season in South Central Oregon

SCOFMP announces Spring Prescribed Fire Season in South Central Oregon

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – Spring weather has arrived in South Central Oregon, and fire managers on the Fremont-Winema National Forest, and Lakeview District Bureau of Land Management will be applying prescribed fire to the landscape.

Prescribed fire is used by fire managers to improve forest heath and wildlife habitat, and to reduce hazardous fuels to minimize the threat of high-intensity, severe wildfires in our area.  Applying prescribed fire is a part of our continued commitment to protect communities and natural resources from wildfires.

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Subaru Shares the Love with Friends of the Children [VIDEO]

Subaru Shares the Love with Friends of the Children [VIDEO]

Klamath Falls OR, - As part of the ongoing support of local communities, Subaru of America, Inc. “SOA” and Klamath Falls Subaru presented a $6847 check to Friends of the Children of the Klamath Basin. Friends of the Children was selected by Klamath Falls Subaru as their Hometown charity choice for the annual Subaru Share the Love event.

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Bill qualifies benefits for Sky Lakes Medical Center

Bill qualifies benefits for Sky Lakes Medical Center

Salem, Ore. – HB 2847 passed in a unanimous vote on the House Floor on Monday. The bill was chief-sponsored by Rep. E. Werner Reschke (R-Klamath Falls).

The measure expands the list of hospitals, to include Sky Lakes Medical Center, as a hospital classified as a rural referral center and also classified as a sole community hospital, and whose medical staff may qualify for rural medical provider tax credit. Eligible providers…

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'To teach is to touch a life forever'

'To teach is to touch a life forever'

It was an evening to celebrate Klamath County educators who inspire and go above and beyond to positively impact the lives of students.

“For every one of us there is some teacher, some coach, a choir director, a librarian, a school secretary, a cook, a janitor, a bus driver who made a huge, positive impact on our lives,” said David Wehr, master of ceremonies for Klamath County School District’s seventh annual Crystal Apple Awards Gala. “This auditorium is full of educators, and almost every one of us could immediately name the teacher that changed our lives, that inspired us to want to inspire the kids that are in our class- rooms every day.”

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House Expands Discrimination Protections for Pregnant, Nursing Mothers

House Expands Discrimination Protections for Pregnant, Nursing Mothers

Salem, Ore. – Bipartisan legislation to provide pregnant and nursing mothers with added employment protections unanimously passed the Oregon House of Representatives today.

The legislation, championed by Rep. Karin Power (D-Milwaukie), clarifies protections for job applicants and workers who are pregnant, and ensures all Oregon employees are given needed rest periods to pump breast milk or breastfeed during a child’s first 18 months.

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Lost River FFA does well at state, heads to nationals

Lost River FFA does well at state, heads to nationals

Lost River FFA was well represented at the 2019 Oregon FFA State Convention, qualifying its chapter and an individual for the National FFA Convention and Expo.

Lost River FFA will compete for national recognition as a chapter and Lost River senior Nolan Britton qualified to compete at the national level individually with his SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) proficiency in the area of environmental science and national resources.

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Registration open for 13th annual History Fitness Hike

Registration open for 13th annual History Fitness Hike

Historic sites between Fort Klamath and Kimball State Park will be explored during the 13th annual History Fitness Hike on May 4.

The hike coincides with a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the establishment of Kimball State Park. The event is cosponsored by the Klamath County Museum, the YMCA of Klamath Falls, and Oregon State Parks. Registration deadline is April 26.

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OIT Softball to Host “No One Fights Alone” Cancer Awareness Day this Friday

OIT Softball to Host “No One Fights Alone” Cancer Awareness Day this Friday

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The No. 12 ranked Oregon Tech Softball team will host "No One Fights Alone" Cancer Awareness Day in recognition of Cameron Caldwell at the Owl Softball games this Friday, April 19 beginning at 2:00 pm as they face off against College of Idaho at the new John and Lois Stilwell Stadium. 

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Oregon Dept. of Education Graduation Rates Audited

Oregon Dept. of Education Graduation Rates Audited

Salem, Ore. - Secretary of State Beverly Clarno today released a report revealing that the Oregon Department of Education has fully or partially implemented only seven of 13 recommendations to improve Oregon’s near worst in the nation high school graduation rate. The recommendations were made in a 2017 audit overseen by former Secretary of State Dennis Richardson.

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Draft Wolf Plan available for review

Draft Wolf Plan available for review

SALEM, Ore. - The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife recently released its draft proposed Wolf Conservation and Management plan for public review. The Fish and Wildlife Commission is expected to vote on the Plan at its June 7 meeting in Salem.

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Citizens for Safe Schools announce award winners

Citizens for Safe Schools announce award winners

Highlighting and honoring young people whose lives and achievements demonstrate an enduring commitment to qualities associated with good character, Citizens for Safe Schools hosted the 2019 American Youth Character Awards at the Washington Federal Conference Center on Monday night. These awards are a great way to acknowledge skills and achievements that sometimes go unnoticed.

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Secretary Clarno announces State Board of Education Designee

Secretary Clarno announces State Board of Education Designee

SALEM, OR — Secretary of State Bev Clarno announced the appointment of State Representative Cheri Helt (R-Bend) as the Secretary of State designee to the State Board of Education.

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