SALEM, Ore.—The Department of Revenue is encouraging taxpayers to start the new year with a paycheck checkup to ensure they’re withholding enough from their wages this year. Not withholding appropriately in 2019 could lead to an unexpected tax bill in 2020.Read More
On February 6, 2019, a geographical area around downtown will become an, "Enhanced Law Enforcement Area" as defined by council. People convicted of three (3) separate violations of law within a twelve (12) month period within the Downtown Enhanced Law Enforcement Area (ELEA) will be excluded from the zone for a period of 90 - 365 days by the Klamath Falls Municipal Judge.Read More
Klamath Falls, Ore. – Excel Auto Body today announced its achievement of Gold Class status, the industry standard for training that contributes to complete and safe repairs. Only 10 percent of collision repair businesses currently meet the rigorous training requirements necessary to earn the Gold Class designation.Read More
Klamath Falls, Or - Today, REACH Inc. continues its process of fixing and replacing all of the doors, windows, and locks after being a victim of a break in that included theft and vandalism over the 2018 Christmas holiday weekend. With an estimated cash loss of $8,000 in cash and property damage and $12,000 total in theft, including items such as power tools, laptop computers, chain saw, cameras, vehicles, and much more. With the arrest of the culprits, REACH has managed to recover a few of the items from the theft. As the authorities, continue to look for missing items.Read More
Today the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce announced the nominations for the 98th Annual Chamber Gala Awards. An awards ceremony that honors the local businesses, entrepreneurs and leaders through eight different awards categories.Read More
Sky Lakes Medical Center today (Thursday, January 3) announced the safety measure of restricting visitors to parts of the medical center in an effort to help prevent the spread of flu. This measure is commonly taken by hospitals during flu seasons.Read More
Oregon’s minimum wage levels were set by Senate Bill 1532 in 2016. The minimum wage increases on July 1st of each year through 2022. There are three tiers of step increases based on geography.Read More
The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is offering grants for up to $200,000 in matching funds for downtown revitalization efforts in communities participating in the Oregon Main Street Network. The Oregon Main Street Revitalization Grant funds may be used to acquire, rehabilitate, and construct buildings on properties in designated downtown areas statewide.Read More
Unemployment levels continued to trend up in both Klamath and Lake Counties. Klamath County posted
the first significant over-the-year job losses in several years, while Lake County’s employment situation is largely unchanged over the past year.Read More
Malin, OR – The City Council of Malin has unanimously passed a resolution to support the Jordan Cove Project and the significant benefits it will bring to the city and residents. Malin has long understood the significant benefits of Jordan Cove as it will provide much needed funding for the Malin Cemetery, Malin Park, and Malin Fire taxing districts.Read More
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – It’s the time of year when woodstove users check the daily air quality advisory. However, there is a year-round Klamath County Public Health indoor clean air commitment.
The Indoor Clean Air Act (ICAA) protects all Oregonians from the harms of secondhand smoke. Also known as the Smoke-free Workplace Law, the ICAA creates smoke free public places and places of employment with the intent of protecting the health of employees and the public. Tobacco remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States, including in Oregon.Read More
Oregon Institute of Technology, has announced a generous community investment of $150,000 from Cascade Health Alliance (CHA), for the critical expansion of Oregon Tech’s Behavior Improvement Group Applied Behavior Analysis (BIG ABA) clinic. Focusing primarily on the treatment of children with autism or pervasive developmental disorder diagnosis, the Oregon Tech BIG ABA clinic began serving…Read More
If you want advice and tips on how to improve your public speaking, ask Ximena Lemus-Hernandez.
Ximena, a senior at Lost River Junior-Senior High School, was the expert FBLA and DECA chapter advisors turned to when they needed someone to conduct a workshop on public speaking at the Business Skills Academy Tuesday at Klamath Community College.
And for good reason.Read More
Henley High School DECA members Andrew Wilcher and Dylan Huynh had 15 minutes to come up with a marketing plan that would increase book donations at the Perry Public Library.
“Our biggest restriction is we weren’t allowed to give money in return (for donations),” Wilcher said. “The underlying challenge is coming up with an incentive to get people to donate.” They came up with an extension of due dates and a competition – a system that publicly recognizes top donors.Read More
The Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” has launched the Foundational Campaign for the Future to raise $4 million, allowing the university to create strategic investments in projects, programs and people.Read More
The employment and unemployment situation in both Klamath and Lake counties is essentially unchanged from this time last year. Hiring tapered off and the unemployment rate flattened over the past 12 months.Read More
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore – Too many families in Klamath and Lake counties need to choose between staying warm, staying fed and paying other bills. You can help see them through the coming cold season by donating new (or gently used) blankets.Read More
Klamath Falls Downtown Association (KFDA) announces that it will be supporting the nationwide “Small Business Saturday” on November 24. Small Business Saturday and the “Shop Small” movement is a nationwide effort backed by American Express to encourage people to shop at small, locally-owned shops that support economies and promote thriving communities. Small Business Saturday happens every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and reminds shoppers to continue to support small businesses after Black Friday and through the holiday shopping season.Read More