Oregon House approves $1.43M for FFA

Oregon House approves $1.43M for FFA

Salem, Ore. – The House of Representatives today passed an appropriations bill that will provide $1.43 million for the Oregon Future Farmers of America. Rep. Greg Barreto (R-Cove) is the chief sponsor of HB 2444 that funds FFA activities throughout the year.

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Allen Alley and Student Entrepreneurs to present at outdoor June IDEA Talk

Allen Alley and Student Entrepreneurs to present at outdoor June IDEA Talk

Klamath IDEA (Inspire Development, Energize Acceleration) will host its final IDEA Talk of the season on Wednesday, June 19, 5:30 to 8 p.m., at Sugarman’s Corner.

This month’s IDEA Talk will feature Allen Alley, managing member of The Alley Group and president of Obsidian Opportunity Funds.

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Oregon Tech Civil Engineering Students Place in Top Half at National Construction Competition

Oregon Tech Civil Engineering Students Place in Top Half at National Construction Competition

The Oregon Tech Steel Bridge team, led by construction captain Grant Banister of Pendleton, Oregon, and design captain Bryce Terhune of Roseburg, Oregon, ranked in the top 50 percent at the 2019 American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Student Steel Bridge Competition that concluded June 1 at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The Oregon Tech team had earlier this spring placed second at the Regional version of the competition, which qualified them to compete at the nationals.

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Photo Story: Klamath Union High School Celebrates the Class of 2019

Photo Story: Klamath Union High School Celebrates the Class of 2019

Thirteen years in the making, today, 126 Seniors crossed the stage at Modoc Field to receive a high school diploma from Klamath Union today. These students are the first to complete their senior year inside the walls of the “New KU.”

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Developing core foundations for life

Developing core foundations for life

Jasmin Estrada couldn’t stop smiling after she was handed her Klamath County Transition Program completion diploma.

At the age of 21, the outgoing Estrada, known for her ability to dance, has spent the last three years working on independent living and job skills needed for life outside a structured program.

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8 Klamath Basin Seniors honored with scholarships from athletic officials

8 Klamath Basin Seniors honored with scholarships from athletic officials

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The Klamath County Sports Officials Scholarship Committee announced today that they have awarded eight scholarships totaling $3,000 to local high school student-athletes representing five Klamath basin high schools.

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Kids Helping Kids, fill cars with 30,000 lbs of donations to benefit the Food Bank [VIDEO]

Kids Helping Kids, fill cars with 30,000 lbs of donations to benefit the Food Bank [VIDEO]

Klamath Falls, Ore. - Once school is released in just a few weeks, over 8,000 youth in the Klamath Basin can have difficulty accessing healthy food. Kids Helping Kids, wanted to make it a little easier for the youth in need to get food this summer by holding a food drive that helps pack the Food Bank with easy, kid-friendly choices that are distributed throughout the summer months.

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KCC Dual credit aviation courses prepare high school students for flight

KCC Dual credit aviation courses prepare high school students for flight

ifteen-year-old Ceasar Rodriguez said it wasn’t until his family moved to Central Oregon that he contemplated whether flying could be in his future. Rodriguez moved with his family from San Jose, Calif., to Sisters about three years ago.

“We didn’t have [aviation] classes there,” he said. “When I was setting up my classes for ninth grade, one of the things I saw was intro to aviation. I thought that could be fun so I took it. It was one of the most fun classes I’ve taken since I’ve been here.”

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Registration is open for KCC Black Rocket summer camps

Registration is open for KCC Black Rocket summer camps

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Registration is open for five Klamath Community College Black Rocket summer camps that provide a platform for youth to launch their creativity in coding and design.

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Oregon Tech Board of Trustees give the green light for 9% tuition increase

Oregon Tech Board of Trustees give the green light for 9% tuition increase

The Oregon Institute of Technology (“Oregon Tech”) Board of Trustees met May 30 at the university’s Klamath Falls campus, discussing among other items tuition levels for academic year 2019-20, and recommendations for two new degree programs.

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KCSD’s 2019-20 budget adds 4.5 teachers, maintains programs, continues projects

KCSD’s 2019-20 budget adds 4.5 teachers, maintains programs, continues projects

The Klamath County School District’s 2019-20 budget will add 4.5 full-time teaching positions, purchase new textbooks, and increase mental health services while funding all current programs.

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Graduation Sensation honors the Class of 2019 [VIDEO]

Graduation Sensation honors the Class of 2019 [VIDEO]

450 Seniors from schools around the Klamath Basin marched down Main Street to an event in Veteran’s Park in celebration of their big accomplishment, graduating from high school.

In its fourth year, Graduation Sensation is the biggest annual event for the Klamath Promise, which awarded $40,000 in scholarships and prizes this year to 70 recipients.

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