Prescribed Fire Operations Begin Tuesday Near Chemult as Conditions Permit

Prescribed Fire Operations Begin Tuesday Near Chemult as Conditions Permit

The South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership (SCOFMP) will be conducting prescribed fire operations starting September 25, 2018 on the Fremont-Winema NF Chemult Ranger District, as environmental conditions permit.

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Fall Prescribed Fire Season starting in South Central Oregon

Fall Prescribed Fire Season starting in South Central Oregon

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – Now that fall weather has arrived, fire managers on the Fremont-Winema National Forest, Lakeview District Bureau of land Management (BLM) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex are looking for opportunities to apply prescribed fire to the landscape.

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SHERIFF: Illegal Marijuana Grow Disruptions

SHERIFF: Illegal Marijuana Grow Disruptions

Press Release from the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office

On 9-20-18 (Thursday) the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation at 17350 Patricia Lane which is north of Merrill, OR. Identified in the investigation were Jared Burger (35 years of age) and Audrey Roe (37 years of age) who were suspected of growing marijuana illegally. The two were charged with Manufacturing a Controlled Substance-Marijuana and Possession of a Controlled Substance-Marijuana and cited to appear in court on October 22, 2018. There were no medical marijuana cards associated with the residence and per Oregon law “4” plants per household are allowed; “526” plants were seized and destroyed.

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Klamath County School District Sees Increase In State Test Scores

Klamath County School District Sees Increase In State Test Scores

Klamath County School District’s 2017-18 state assessment testing scores improved in English language arts and mathematics from 2016-17, jumping 4.2 percent in language arts and 0.2 percent in mathematics. Science scores remained flat.

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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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Oregon Tech to Host Danny Miles National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Breakfast

Oregon Tech to Host Danny Miles National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Breakfast

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Former Oregon Tech Men's Basketball Coach Danny Miles will be taking his well-deserved place amongst the greats of collegiate basketball when he is inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Oregon Tech would like to honor Danny Miles prior to his induction by hosting the Danny Miles National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Breakfast at the Shilo Inn on Saturday, October 27th at 9:00 am.

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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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KFPD Captain Brosterhous Graduates from FBI National Academy

KFPD Captain Brosterhous Graduates from FBI National Academy

Klamath Falls Police Captain Ryan Brosterhous recently completed one of the toughest challenges available to local law enforcement officers: the FBI National Academy. In mid-September, Captain Brosterhous and two other Oregon law enforcement officers completed a ten-week training session at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

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More than $4.8M Awarded to Seven Oregon Tribes for Public Safety, Including Klamath Tribes

More than $4.8M Awarded to Seven Oregon Tribes for Public Safety, Including Klamath Tribes

WASHINGTON – U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams joined the Department of Justice in announcing more than $113 million in grant awards to improve public safety, serve victims of crime, combat violence against women, and support youth programs in American Indian and Alaska Native communities, including: the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission; Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation; Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation; Coquille Indian Tribe; Cowcreek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians; and Klamath Tribes.

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Oregon Tech Faculty and Staff Reunite on Campus for Convocation

Oregon Tech Faculty and Staff Reunite on Campus for Convocation

Klamath Falls, OR. - Oregon Institute of Technology honors its own this week during the annual convocation of faculty and staff prior to the start of the 2018-19 academic year. To begin the week, faculty and staff were welcomed back to campus Monday with a social sponsored by Fisher Nicholson Realty, Subway and the Oregon Tech Foundation.

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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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Klamath County SAR - Missing Hikers Located

Klamath County SAR - Missing Hikers Located

On 09-15-18, two hikers, Katherine Murphey and George Meyer, left earlier in the day for a hike near Aspen Butte in Klamath County, OR.  The two had previously notified a friend that they planned a day hike in the area based on an article written by the Herald and News a few days prior.

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Lowest on Record: Oregon Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.8% in August

Lowest on Record: Oregon Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.8% in August

Oregon’s unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in August, which was Oregon’s lowest unemployment rate since comparable records began in 1976. Oregon’s July unemployment rate was 3.9 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in both July and August.

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