Money For Military Families

Money For Military Families

Students and staff at Peterson Elementary School wore red, white, and blue Friday for a good cause: to help local military members and their families.

For a $5 donation, students and staff could wear the patriotic colors. In all, the 660 students and 40  staff members raised $708 for the 173rd Fighter Wing’s David R. Kingsley Foundation, which provides funds for military families in need.

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Lessons From the Hungry

Lessons From the Hungry

“Somedays I wanted to give up.” said one of our participants. Hunger is painful, debilitating, affecting health, education, behavior, and lives. Unless you are hungry, you will never know how it feels. Hunger is real. Fatigue, aches, dizziness, nausea, and emptiness are prevalent with hunger. Hunger does not discriminate. Hunger knows no race, religion, age or gender. Hunger is everywhere: developing countries, major cities, rural areas -- everywhere. Henley High School’s goal: ending hunger in Klamath Falls.

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When ‘Murder Runs in the Family’

When ‘Murder Runs in the Family’

A suspicious death. Eclectic family members. And more than one will from deceased patriarch Bernard Pallfeather, which is to be read at midnight.

Wisecracking detective Jack Sparks has his work cut out for him: Protecting Heather Pallfeather, while investigating the death of the family’s patriarch -- and determining who is murdering the rest of the family.

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Basin Volunteer Ambulance Service Donates Ambulance to KCC

Basin Volunteer Ambulance Service Donates Ambulance to KCC

KLAMATH FALLS – Students enrolled in Klamath Community College’s emergency medical programs will learn firsthand how to treat patients in a moving vehicle thanks to an ambulance that was generously donated by Basin Volunteer Ambulance Service (BVAS).

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Chiloquin Rising: ‘We can. We will. We must.’ [VIDEO]

Chiloquin Rising: ‘We can. We will. We must.’ [VIDEO]

CHILOQUIN - Sahalie Crain stands unsmiling in the middle of the Chiloquin Junior-Senior High School gymnasium holding a handmade sign stating “Won’t Make It.”

Hannah Schroeder is on a bridge in town holding another sign: “Drop Out.” Lani Jackson stands near the railroad tracks. Her sign has one handwritten word: “Trouble.”

The signs held by the Chiloquin Junior-Senior High School students – three of 12 in a video created by the school’s leadership class last spring -- represent stereotypes and perceptions of Chiloquin youth. Today, those students are ripping the stereotypes to shreds.

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OIT Increases On-Campus and First-Time Freshman Enrollment

OIT Increases On-Campus and First-Time Freshman Enrollment

First-time undergraduate enrollment at the Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” for fall 2018 grew 9 percent in new freshmen over fall 2017, and both of its campuses in Klamath Falls and Portland-Metro also grew since last year. Enrollment of students continuing their education at Oregon Tech remained stable, verifying the positive impact of Oregon Tech’s expanded retention efforts.

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KCC to Host Elementary Education Open House

KCC to Host Elementary Education Open House

KLAMATH FALLS – Community members in Klamath Falls and surrounding areas are invited to attend a joint open house hosted Klamath Community College and Southern Oregon University to learn how to become a licensed teacher without leaving Klamath Falls.

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Oregon Tech Awards Geothermal Expert Dr. John Lund with Inaugural Ambassador Award

Oregon Tech Awards Geothermal Expert Dr. John Lund with Inaugural Ambassador Award

Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” began a new tradition as it awarded the first-ever Oregon Tech Ambassador Award to former faculty member, John Lund, Ph.D. Dr. Lund was not only applauded for the length of his tenure, but for his continued engagement and ambassadorship, even after retirement from Oregon Tech. In recognition of his continued dedication and perennial ambassadorship for the university, the award was presented to Dr. Lund at an annual length of service event held by the university Oct. 18.

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We 'Crunched at Once'

We 'Crunched at Once'

At Shasta Elementary School, the countdown was done over the intercom. Students throughout the school were ready to simultaneously bite into their Oregon-grown apples Tuesday as part of the first-ever Crunch at Once event.

“Three, two, one … crunch!”

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Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning

Taking turns, second-graders from Ferguson Elementary School carefully filled their test tubes with water and mud from an outdoor wetlands classroom at Mazama High School. Their next step: Look at the water and mud under a microscope.

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The Day She Said Goodbye

The Day She Said Goodbye

Lost River students win OSP’s SafeOregon PSA video contest

Even though she was just acting, it was hard for Katelyn Dever to act like a bully. “It felt so wrong,” the Lost River senior said as she recalled slamming classmate Mariah Manzo into a locker, pushing her down to the floor and kicking her. Her actions were part of a scene in an award-winning video she and three classmates produced to bring awareness to the impact of bullying.

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Join the Crunch at Once Event

Join the Crunch at Once Event

In celebration of National Farm-to-School month, students at Sage Community School, Bonanza, Chiloquin, Malin, Merrill, Shasta, Stearns, Henley, Pelican and Conger elementary schools will “Crunch at Once” at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30 by simultaneously biting into an Oregon-grown apple.

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Social Mobility Index Ranking Highlights Oregon Tech’s Commitment to Placing Graduates in High Paying Careers

Social Mobility Index Ranking Highlights Oregon Tech’s Commitment to Placing Graduates in High Paying Careers

Gaining momentum in the race of college ranking value systems, Social Mobility is a rising trend for providing prospective students with a tool to better evaluate higher education institutions by. In a study published Oct. 22 by CollegeNET, Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” is listed as the top social mobility school in Oregon.

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Oregon Tech Announces Fifth Annual Catalyze Klamath Falls Challenge

Oregon Tech Announces Fifth Annual Catalyze Klamath Falls Challenge

Oregon Tech’s Catalyze Klamath Falls Challenge has been a huge success for student competitors and the Klamath community. Over the past four years, 23 student/alumni teams have competed for over $50,000 in prize money and services. The 2017-18 event was made possible through generous sponsorship and donations from AVISTA, Business Oregon, Gaucho Collective, City of Klamath Falls, Klamath County, Klamath County Economic Development Association (KCEDA), Oregon Small Business Development Center and the Wendt Family Foundation.

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Water Science Scholarship Helps Students Learn About Local Issues

Water Science Scholarship Helps Students Learn About Local Issues

Students at Klamath Community College are learning more about local water issues thanks to a scholarship provided by a local producer.

Ryan Kliewer, a farmer from R&L Hay & Grain, sponsored the merit-based scholarship, which is disbursed to students enrolled in the college’s water resource science course. The scholarship covers the cost of the course’s lab component.

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Driver Education Making all the Difference in the World in Oregon

Driver Education Making all the Difference in the World in Oregon

SALEM – Parents: would you like to reduce the chances of your teen driver being in a crash by a staggering amount? Get them into a driver education program. Oregon statistics shows that teens age 15 – 20 without driver education are responsible for 91 percent of teen driver crashes.

“If you think about the fact that we’re reaching a little over a one-third to one-half of all eligible teens in Oregon, but are only represented in under 9 percent of all crashes, it’s time to raise the flag and let people know,” said Driver Education Program Manager William Warner.

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Building Strong Leaders

Building Strong Leaders

Mazama High School FBLA students pilot group of Leadership Klamath Youth program

“I’ve got a question for you guys,” rancher Jason Chapman said as 12 Mazama High School students looked around his Poe Valley ranch.

“What percentage of the U.S. population is involved in agriculture?”

The students, who had spent the morning learning about agriculture in the Klamath Basin, responded thoughtfully. “Eighteen?” “Twelve?” But they weren’t even close.

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KU DECA's Will Love for Food Event is Saturday

KU DECA's Will Love for Food Event is Saturday

Klamath Union High School DECA and National Honor Society students will be collecting pet food donations outside local businesses Saturday to benefit the Klamath Animal Shelter.

Students will be collecting donations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside of Thunderbird, Coastal and Petco in Klamath Falls. People can bring donations to one of the collection bins or purchase pet food inside the store and put it in the collection bin. 

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KCSD Hires New Construction Project Manager

KCSD Hires New Construction Project Manager

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.

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