Gov. Brown orders flags lowered to half-staff in honor of Deputy DeRosier

Gov. Brown orders flags lowered to half-staff in honor of Deputy DeRosier

Salem, Ore. — Governor Kate Brown today ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff in honor of Washington state's Cowlitz County Deputy Justin DeRosier, who died on April 14 after being shot on duty while responding to a call on April 13. 

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SCOFMP announces Spring Prescribed Fire Season in South Central Oregon

SCOFMP announces Spring Prescribed Fire Season in South Central Oregon

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – Spring weather has arrived in South Central Oregon, and fire managers on the Fremont-Winema National Forest, and Lakeview District Bureau of Land Management will be applying prescribed fire to the landscape.

Prescribed fire is used by fire managers to improve forest heath and wildlife habitat, and to reduce hazardous fuels to minimize the threat of high-intensity, severe wildfires in our area.  Applying prescribed fire is a part of our continued commitment to protect communities and natural resources from wildfires.

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Subaru Shares the Love with Friends of the Children [VIDEO]

Subaru Shares the Love with Friends of the Children [VIDEO]

Klamath Falls OR, - As part of the ongoing support of local communities, Subaru of America, Inc. “SOA” and Klamath Falls Subaru presented a $6847 check to Friends of the Children of the Klamath Basin. Friends of the Children was selected by Klamath Falls Subaru as their Hometown charity choice for the annual Subaru Share the Love event.

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'To teach is to touch a life forever'

'To teach is to touch a life forever'

It was an evening to celebrate Klamath County educators who inspire and go above and beyond to positively impact the lives of students.

“For every one of us there is some teacher, some coach, a choir director, a librarian, a school secretary, a cook, a janitor, a bus driver who made a huge, positive impact on our lives,” said David Wehr, master of ceremonies for Klamath County School District’s seventh annual Crystal Apple Awards Gala. “This auditorium is full of educators, and almost every one of us could immediately name the teacher that changed our lives, that inspired us to want to inspire the kids that are in our class- rooms every day.”

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Registration open for 13th annual History Fitness Hike

Registration open for 13th annual History Fitness Hike

Historic sites between Fort Klamath and Kimball State Park will be explored during the 13th annual History Fitness Hike on May 4.

The hike coincides with a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the establishment of Kimball State Park. The event is cosponsored by the Klamath County Museum, the YMCA of Klamath Falls, and Oregon State Parks. Registration deadline is April 26.

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Citizens for Safe Schools announce award winners

Citizens for Safe Schools announce award winners

Highlighting and honoring young people whose lives and achievements demonstrate an enduring commitment to qualities associated with good character, Citizens for Safe Schools hosted the 2019 American Youth Character Awards at the Washington Federal Conference Center on Monday night. These awards are a great way to acknowledge skills and achievements that sometimes go unnoticed.

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Meet KCSD’s Crystal Apples [VIDEO]

Meet KCSD’s Crystal Apples [VIDEO]

Klamath County School District’s 2019 Crystal Apple Awardees personify the highest example of educators who go above and beyond to inspire, educate and help students.

Five teachers and three classified staff were nominated and awarded the top honor this year and will be recognized Tuesday at the KCSD’s annual Crystal Apple Awards Gala.

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Klamath County FBLA students headed to nationals

Klamath County FBLA students headed to nationals

Twenty-six students from the Klamath County School District will travel to San Antonio to attend and compete at the Future Business Leaders of America's National Leadership Conference at the end of June.

The students, who range from freshmen to seniors, represent one of the largest qualifying groups in the high schools’ recent history to attend the national event.

The students will be in San Antonio, Texas, June 27 to July 3.

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Candle determined to be cause of Klamath Falls home fire

Candle determined to be cause of Klamath Falls home fire

On Thursday, April 11, 2019, at approx. 12:44 PM, Klamath County Fire District No. 1 responded to the report of a structure fire in a home on Douglas Ave.

The residence was occupied by a family of five who was home at the time of the fire. The fire was discovered by a family member when they opened a door to a bedroom and found the room filled with smoke and heat. Everyone was able to evacuate the home safely, however several pets did not survive the fire.

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Take some tips from Smokey and burn safely

Take some tips from Smokey and burn safely

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The spring open burn window begins Saturday, April 13. Klamath County Public Health (KCPH) officials urge residents to use fire safely.

Smokey Bear is 75 this year and he has a number of tips to safely burn yard debris. According to Smokeybear.com, 88 percent of all wildfires in 2017 were human caused.

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Kingsley Kids’ Day honors military children [VIDEO]

Kingsley Kids’ Day honors military children [VIDEO]

KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. - The 173rd Fighter Wing STARBASE program and Airman and Family Readiness Center provided children of Kingsley Field Airmen an afternoon of hands-on learning designed to be interactive and fun. More than 30 children took part in the third annual Kingsley Kids’ day, April 6, 2019.

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Teachers rally for education funding

Teachers rally for education funding

“I see some kids here and you guys are worth every minute that we put out here,” says Cori Swan, Oregon Education Association, Region 3 Vice President. “You deserve far better than what you have been getting.”

At the intersection of South Sixth and Austin Streets in Klamath Falls, one-hundred educators came together to rally for full funding for education from the State of Oregon.

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Diploma to Degree: Jump into Business

Diploma to Degree: Jump into Business

Starting next fall, Klamath County high school students interested in business will be able to take dual high school and college credit courses and participate in an accelerated pathway to a college degree.

A memorandum of understanding for a new program, Diploma to Degree: Jump Into Business, was signed Wednesday by Oregon Tech President Dr. Nagi Naganathan, Klamath County School District Superintendent Glen Szymoniak, and Klamath Falls City Schools Superintendent Dr. Paul Hillyer.

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Ten local musical stars will grace the RRT stage Sunday

Ten local musical stars will grace the RRT stage Sunday

The Klamath Basin will be treated to burgeoning young artists performing on the Ragland stage! The “Young Musicians of Excellence” will feature a multitude of vocal and instrumental talent. These high school musicians are considered the best of the best in their chosen field by professional judges and competitions.

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Open auditions for The Adams Family, A New Musical Comedy

Open auditions for The Adams Family, A New Musical Comedy

Klamath Falls, OR - The Ross Ragland Theater is pleased to announce auditions to the 2019 Summer Production, The Addams Family – A New Musical, on Monday, May 13 and Tuesday, May 14, 2019.  Callbacks will be Wednesday, May 15, as needed.  Actors aged sixteen and up are invited to arrive at the Ross Ragland at 5:45 PM each night, prepared to sing, read, and dance.

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Flooding in Lakeview [VIDEO]

Flooding in Lakeview [VIDEO]

Lakeview, Oregon - Even though waters have begun to recede, there are still road closures in effect, active pumping operations and cleanup activities in the Lakeview area following a flood event which peaked early this morning.

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Miss Klamath County, Empowering Young Women

Miss Klamath County, Empowering Young Women

Nine of Klamath’s most accomplished young women will compete for thousands of dollars in scholarships and prizes in the upcoming 44th annual Miss Klamath County-Miss City of Sunshine Scholarship Pageant.

The pageant, with “Swing Time” theme, will be held at 6:00 PM at the Mills Auditorium on Saturday, April 13, 2019 Featured special guests will include 2018 Miss Klamath County Nicole Carter and Miss Klamath County Princess Rylee Hollingsworth and the 2019 Sister Act Princesses.

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Dancing With Your Stars cast announced

Dancing With Your Stars cast announced

The Ross Ragland Theater stage will be transformed into a dance floor when the Utah Ballroom Dance Company comes to the Basin to perform with Klamath Falls’ celebrities in a night of glitz and ballroom magic!

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