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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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 expectedRead More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Schools throughout the Klamath County School District will be participating in “give back” activities this week, including food and clothing drives, clean-up activities, thank-you letters to community businesses, leaders and organizations, pet food drives for the Humane Society among other activities.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More