Kingsley Field Firefighter Claims Triathlon Title in First Klamath Falls Adventure Race

 Kingsley Field Firefighter Claims Triathlon Title in First Klamath Falls Adventure Race

Klamath Falls, OR. — Nearly 50 triathletes competed in a new adventure race held Saturday morning at Veterans Park in Klamath Falls, which included nearly 10.5 miles of competition. Clocking an impressive time of one hour, seven minutes and 14 seconds, local Kingsley Field firefighter, Derek Sherrell, won the overall race, coming in nine minutes before the next individual racer.

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KCEDA Opposes Measure 18-112

KCEDA Opposes Measure 18-112

Klamath Falls, Ore. - The Klamath County Economic Development Association (KCEDA) recently held a board of directors meeting to discuss upcoming Ballot Measure 18-112, where at the meeting, many local employers that serve on the board would examine the economic benefits and dangers of legalizing the commercialization of marijuana within the city limits of Klamath Falls. Part of the meeting was designated to take a vote on whether to approve a proposed resolution that was introduced prior to the meeting and prepared by a small group of KCEDA board members. 

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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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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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Walden Bill to Combat Opioid Crisis Passes Senate, Heads to Presidents Desk

Walden Bill to Combat Opioid Crisis Passes Senate, Heads to Presidents Desk

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Greg Walden’s (R-Hood River) comprehensive legislation to combat the opioid crisis passed the Senate today, less than a week after receiving sweeping bipartisan support as it passed in the House of Representatives. Walden’s SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6) passed the Senate by a vote of 98-1 today, bringing the bill one step closer to becoming law.

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It's a Good Time to Get Vaccinated; Flu Season is Coming [VIDEO]

It's a Good Time to Get Vaccinated; Flu Season is Coming [VIDEO]

The start of influenza season is around the corner. Oregon Health Authority officials say it’s a good time for families to schedule appointments to get flu vaccines. The vaccines are recommended for everyone 6 months and older.

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Oregon Tech Opens Applied Behavior Analysis Clinic

Oregon Tech Opens Applied Behavior Analysis Clinic

The mission of the BIG ABA clinic is to provide high quality training and supervision for Oregon Tech students in the practice of applied behavior analysis.

As college students head back to the classroom, Oregon Institute of Technology’s behavior analyst-students are heading into southern Oregon’s communities. Oregon Tech is proud to announce the official opening of the Behavior Improvement Group Applied Behavior Analysis (BIG ABA) clinic in Klamath Falls October 29.

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Every Three Days, an Oregon Veteran Takes His or Her Life.

Every Three Days, an Oregon Veteran Takes His or Her Life.

According to the latest data from the VA, Oregon veterans commit suicide at a rate that is significantly higher than the state’s general suicide rate. In Oregon, veterans represent only 8 percent of the population, but account for 16 percent of the suicides.

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Oregon Senators Announce $7M for Oregon Community Health Centers - $286,750 for Klamath Health Partnership

Oregon Senators Announce $7M for Oregon Community Health Centers - $286,750 for Klamath Health Partnership

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced that 25 community health centers throughout Oregon will get more than $7 million in federal resources to expand access to treatment for substance use and mental health treatment.

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Merkley, Wyden Announce Investments in Health Care, Education in Spending Bill

Merkley, Wyden Announce Investments in Health Care, Education in Spending Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today announced key provisions in education and health care in the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education bill that will help Oregon communities. The bill passed the full Senate on Tuesday and is expected to pass the U.S. House of Representatives next week.

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Walking history tour of Pine Street offered

Walking history tour of Pine Street offered

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A walking history tour of Pine Street in Klamath Falls will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, by the Klamath County Museum.

The tour is free and open to anyone interested. It will begin at the corner of 11th and Pine streets, and cover about five blocks over the course of an hour.

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National Preparedness Month: Partnerships lead to better service

National Preparedness Month: Partnerships lead to better service

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – September is National Preparedness Month and Klamath County Public Health (KCPH) officials want residents to know that it takes well-coordinated partnerships to provide accurate air quality information during wildfires.

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Klamath County Wins $25k from RWJ Foundation

Klamath County Wins $25k from RWJ Foundation

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - Klamath County, Oregon is one of four winners of the 2018 RWJF Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Prize honors communities for its unwavering efforts to ensure all residents have the opportunity to live healthier lives.

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Merkley, Clark Announce New Legislation to Put Mental Health Counselors in Every K-12 Public School in America

Merkley, Clark Announce New Legislation to Put Mental Health Counselors in Every K-12 Public School in America

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Marking National Suicide Prevention Week, Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley and Congresswoman Katherine Clark (MA-05) today announced the introduction of the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Act, new bicameral legislation that would help fill the critical unmet need for school-based mental health services providers in elementary and secondary schools in America.

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TBV Fair Opens Thursday

TBV Fair Opens Thursday

Final preparations are underway for the 67th Annual Tulelake Butte Valley Fair. Vendors are setting up, the carnival is under construction, animals are arriving, and judging inside the Home Economics building is underway.

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Recreational Use Health Advisory Issued August 30 for Keno Dam Reservoir

Recreational Use Health Advisory Issued August 30 for Keno Dam Reservoir

The Oregon Health Authority issued a recreational use health advisory today for Keno Dam Reservoir due to the presence of a cyanobacteria (harmful algae) bloom and the toxins they produce. Keno Dam Reservoir is located approximately 12 miles southwest of Klamath Falls on Oregon Highway 66W in Klamath County.

Water monitoring has confirmed the presence of cyanobacteria and the toxins they produce in Keno Dam Reservoir. The cyanotoxin concentrations found can be harmful to humans and animals.

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Air Quality Forecast Favorable for the Long Weekend

Air Quality Forecast Favorable for the Long Weekend

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The containment of regional wildfires finds the local forecast for air quality to be positive. Klamath County Public Health officials are optimistic that Labor Day Weekend will find the air quality index in the moderate range.

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Labor Day Weekend - Sun, Fun and Safe Boating Tips

Labor Day Weekend - Sun, Fun and Safe Boating Tips

Labor Day Weekend is one of the top three boating weekends of the year on many Oregon lakes and rivers, attracting thousands to the alluring banks and warmest water of the season.  To keep things fun and safe, the Oregon State Marine Board suggests taking the time to plan your water getaway and stay safe with…

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Free Fishing on Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day Weekend in Oregon

Free Fishing on Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day Weekend in Oregon

It’s free to fish, crab or clam in Oregon on Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2.

During these two days, no fishing licenses or tags (including a Combined Angling Tag or Columbia River Basin Endorsement) are required to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon for both residents and non-residents.

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