Wildfire Update: Stukel Fire, October 17, 2018

Wildfire Update: Stukel Fire, October 17, 2018

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.

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Before You Can Effectively Lead Others, You Must Learn How to Lead Yourself

Before You Can Effectively Lead Others, You Must Learn How to Lead Yourself

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.  

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Museum seeking Hispanic heritage information

Museum seeking Hispanic heritage information

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.

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Museum Offers Free Admission Day, Tours

Museum Offers Free Admission Day, Tours

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.

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Crews Work to Gain Containment of the Stukel Fire

Crews Work to Gain Containment of the Stukel Fire

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.

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Klamath Heritage: Klamath Falls c. 1905

Klamath Heritage: Klamath Falls c. 1905

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.

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I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

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.

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Reverse Raffle Thirty Experience

Reverse Raffle Thirty Experience

Klamath Falls, Ore. – On Saturday October 13th at 6:30PM the Ross Ragland Theater will host the Reverse Raffle Thirty Experience. A night of fun and festivities in the Ragland Cultural Center with dancing, a smorgasbord of edible delights, drinks available and the chance to win the $2,000.00 grand prize. It only takes one ticket to enter the party and the drawing, but the more you buy the better your chances. The last ticket out of the hopper wins the grand prize.

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RDX - Castle in the Sky [VIDEO]

RDX - Castle in the Sky [VIDEO]

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The Ragland Digital Xperience (RDX) will have two screenings of Castle in the Sky, Saturday, October 13th at 11am and Sunday, October 14th at 2PM.

This 1989 anime film by director Hayao Miyazaki is considered a masterpiece in storytelling and anime graphics that has influenced a generation of anime directors.

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Reggie Dabbs: 'Don't you give up' [VIDEO]

Reggie Dabbs: 'Don't you give up' [VIDEO]

Motivational speaker Reggie Dabbs shared his thoughts and inspiration with Klamath County students this week, ending his tour Wednesday afternoon at Lost River Junior-Senior High School. On Tuesday, he visited Henley Middle, Henley High, Brixner Junior High and Mazama High Schools. Wednesday, he was in Chiloquin, Bonanza and Lost River.

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‘Low Water Walk’ Offered on Link River Trail

‘Low Water Walk’ Offered on Link River Trail

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A walking history tour of Link River will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, by the Klamath County Museum.

The walk will focus on river bed features exposed by the low water level of Upper Klamath Lake at this time of year.

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4th Annual Spooktacular to Benefit Animal Shelter and Food Bank

4th Annual Spooktacular to Benefit Animal Shelter and Food Bank

Running Y Ranch Resort will be hosting their 4th Annual Running Y Halloween Spooktacular. This year’s theme is Hotel Transylvania. All are invited to attend the event which will be held at the resort’s convention center on October 31st, 2018 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm.

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Missing Klamath County Man Survives Three Nights in Freezing Temps, Heavy Rain Lost Near Crater Lake NP

Missing Klamath County Man Survives Three Nights in Freezing Temps, Heavy Rain Lost Near Crater Lake NP

The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office responded on Thursday, October 4 to the report of a missing 56-year-old man who went mushroom picking in an area near the base of the eastern slope of Mt. Scott. The man, identified as Marty Holloway, was reported by family members after he failed to check in with them. The family had located Mr. Holloway’s vehicle and discovered that he left his phone and jacket in it, and worried that he was not prepared to stay out in the elements.

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Klamath Heritage: Mode O'Day

Klamath Heritage: Mode O'Day

Klamath County Museum’s Photo of the Week for Oct. 7, 2018, shows the Mode O’Day dress shop, a lesser but long-lived fixture on Main Street from 1935 until 1984.

Mode O’Day opened at 602 Main Street in Klamath Falls in December 1935. In the midst of the Depression, dresses ranged in price from $1 to $3 each. Shortly after opening the store moved to a new location at 835 Main, tucked in between the J.J. Newberry department store and Waggoner Drug Store. The store remained in this location until it closed. Zach’s Bikes was one of the more recent occupants of this space.

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Celebrating German Culture [VIDEO]

Celebrating German Culture [VIDEO]

The Mazama High School senior and third-year German language student won the yodeling contest last week during the school’s annual OktoberFest celebration.

More than 100 German language students and their teacher, Kathleen Todd, took over the school’s courtyard, turning it into a German party complete with bratswurst, sauerkraut, and pretzels as well as games, singing and contests. Many of the students dressed in traditional German festival clothing. For boys, the costume is called a lederhosen – leather shorts, suspenders and hats; for girls, the dress is called a dirndl.

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Brown Orders Flags Lowered to Half-Staff in Recognition of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day

Brown Orders Flags Lowered to Half-Staff in Recognition of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day

(Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, October 7 in recognition of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day.

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Revitalizing Swing

Revitalizing Swing

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles Jazz Band is a Denver-based vintage jazz band intent on bringing swing back to a new generation. On Friday October 12th at 7:30pm the Pickles will take to the Ragland stage with a high energy authentic big band sound and look that celebrates the unique American spirit of swing.

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Nationwide Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) Test Reminder

Nationwide Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) Test Reminder

Salem, OR - The nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) will occur on Wednesday, October 3. The test, which will be conducted by FEMA in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), was originally scheduled to take place on September 20 but was postponed due to response and recovery efforts after Hurricane Florence.

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