Pacific Power offers new Equal Payment Plan opt-out option

Pacific Power offers new Equal Payment Plan opt-out option

PORTLAND, Ore. — As part of a statewide metering upgrade designed to improve service to customers through shorter outages and hour-by-hour energy usage information, Pacific Power is providing an additional offering for customers who wish to opt out. As part of a final filing to the Public Utility Commission (PUC) of Oregon on Monday, March 11, Pacific Power will now offer a commission-approved Equal Payment Plan Opt-out option to help reduce monthly fees starting March 13.

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RRT Performances for March, Red Tie Romp Success

RRT Performances for March, Red Tie Romp Success

The Ross Ragland Theater celebrated the 15th Annual Red Tie Romp fundraiser on February 23. This Red Tie Romp is focused on raising money for the Youth Education Program and Community Outreach initiatives organized by the theater.

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Recap, Klamath Day at the Capital [VIDEO]

Recap, Klamath Day at the Capital [VIDEO]

Last week, the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce held its 3rd annual Klamath Day at the Capitol, an important day of advocacy for the Klamath Basin. The delegation met with over 40 Senators and Representatives as well as 4 different agencies to address opportunities and concerns of the local community. 

“This helps give the Klamath business community a voice with our elected officials,” said Heather Tramp, the Chamber’s Executive Director, “I believe it’s one of the most important things we can do for our membership – represent business interest and advocate for opportunity and solutions.”

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KCC Seeking Employers to Participate in March Job Fair

KCC Seeking Employers to Participate in March Job Fair

Employers offering employment in resort, manufacturing, construction, retail, health care, public service, and other industries are invited to attend a job fair next month at Klamath Community College.

The job fair is March 21, and will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the KCC Commons in Building 4. Vendors are invited to start setting up at 9 a.m.

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Oregon Tech Instructor Appointed First Community Dental Health Coordinator

Oregon Tech Instructor Appointed First Community Dental Health Coordinator

Dora Luz Sandoval, part-time clinical instructor at the Oregon Tech Dental Hygiene school at Chemeketa Community College, is the first and only certified Community Dental Health Coordinator (CDHC) in Oregon.

A collaboration between the Washington County Access to Care Committee, Washington County and Oregon Oral Health Coalition, the Dental Access Coordinator role is being piloted with Pacific University Dental Outreach Van and the Providence Promotores Program.

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Oregon Tech Respiratory Director Appointed to State Licensing Board

Oregon Tech Respiratory Director Appointed to State Licensing Board

Sarah Woodman, program director of respiratory care at Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” recently received appointment to the Respiratory Therapist and Polysomnographic Technologist Licensing Board for the State of Oregon, with her official term having begun December 2018. Woodman joins colleague James “Jim” Hulse, who serves as vice chair on the Board.

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KLCAS Postal Substation Closed

KLCAS Postal Substation Closed

The postal substation co-located and operated with Klamath & Lake Community Action Services on Clairmont Drive near the OIT campus, closed today February 8, 2018.

The postal substation was opened in 2014 as a workforce training site, a potential revenue source to support the Klamath & Lake Community Action Services and as a service to the community.  In the face of declining revenue, however, the KLCAS board elected to close the site. 

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Be Prepared: Snow, Ice Could Trigger Power Outages Throughout Northwest

Arctic weather is sweeping into the Northwest, bringing ice, heavy snow and the threat of power outages. Pacific Power is urging its customers and the public to take precautions to stay safe and comfortable.

The National Weather Service is forecasting extended periods of snow throughout the coming week with temperatures dipping below freezing every evening and snow accumulations of up to a foot at low elevations.

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Rubicon & TimberMill Shores Respond to Sky Lakes Appeal

Rubicon & TimberMill Shores Respond to Sky Lakes Appeal

In response to an earlier press release from Paul Stewart, CEO of Sky Lakes Medical Center on the intentions of Sky Lakes appealing the proposed DHS building in Klamath Falls - Rubicon Investments, Klamath Holdings, LLC and TimberMill Shores provide a statement.

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Sky lakes to Appeal Proposed DHS Building

Sky lakes to Appeal Proposed DHS Building

As a champion of the image of downtown Klamath Falls, its future and increased commerce there, Sky Lakes Medical Center on Friday, Feb. 1, filed notice of its intent to appeal with the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) concerning the decision by the City of Klamath Falls to allow a proposed social services building along Lake Ewauna.

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Commissioners to Appoint Three to Fair Board

Commissioners to Appoint Three to Fair Board

Klamath Falls, Ore. - At the next Klamath County Board of Commissioners Business Meeting on Tuesday, February 5, the Commissioners are expected to fill three vacancies on the Klamath County Fair Board by appointing Terry Sellars, Brian Gailey and Victoria Haley.

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Crater Lake Hospitality Announces New Winter Hours

Crater Lake Hospitality Announces New Winter Hours

Crater Lake, OR – Crater Lake Hospitality announced today that it will resume operations at the Rim Village Café and Gift Shop on Saturday, February 2, 2019.  The Rim Café has been closed since December 23, 2018 when winter weather required the closure of park roads during the recent lapse in appropriations.  Crater Lake National Park has now resumed normal operations and the road to Rim Village has reopened.

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Local Engineering Firm Enjoys Seamless Leadership Transitions

Local Engineering Firm Enjoys Seamless Leadership Transitions

Klamath Falls, Oregon – Anders Rasmussen, PE, has been named the Klamath Falls Office Principal of SHN, a consulting firm offering engineering, environmental, geology, planning, and surveying services.  He takes over from Steve Donovan, who has moved out of the region. 

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Employer-Provided Benefits: Offerings, Enrollment, and Rising Costs

Employer-Provided Benefits: Offerings, Enrollment, and Rising Costs

Three-fourths of private employers in Oregon offered one or more health, retirement, leave, pay, or other benefits to employees. Benefit offerings differed across industries, regions, and employer size classes in Oregon. These findings are based on a survey of more than 12,000 private employers conducted between June and August 2018, and published in the new report Employer-Provided Benefits: Offerings, Enrollment, and Rising Costs.

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KFPD: Klamath Falls City Council Passes New Ordinance to Curb Persistent Criminal Behavior

KFPD: Klamath Falls City Council Passes New Ordinance to Curb Persistent Criminal Behavior

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.

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