Klamath Heritage: Klamath Falls Gospel Mission

Klamath Heritage: Klamath Falls Gospel Mission

Klamath County Museum’s Photo of the Week for Nov. 11, 2018, shows the Klamath Falls Gospel Mission at 823 Walnut Street in about 1965. A sign on the building reads, “If you haven’t a friend in this world you will find one here.”

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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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Oregon Sends Equipment and Personnel to Camp Fire [VIDEO]

Oregon Sends Equipment and Personnel to Camp Fire [VIDEO]

Using its emergency mobilization plan, through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, The Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) has activated its Agency Operations Center and is in the process of mobilizing 15 strike teams with equipment and personnel to assist with the Camp Fire in California.  

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Post Fire Resource Guide Available on Flood and Debris Dangers

Post Fire Resource Guide Available on Flood and Debris Dangers

SALEM, Ore. – Autumn rains may have ended Oregon’s wildfire season but not the risk of floods and debris flows following in their wake. That is why a working group of state and federal agencies have released a new playbook. The playbook will aid local officials in finding resources to help prevent or cope with potentially catastrophic wildfire after-effects.

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Klamath Tribes Drop ESA Lawsuit

Klamath Tribes Drop ESA Lawsuit

Chiloquin, OR – The Klamath Tribes today announced the dismissal of its lawsuit against the Bureau of Reclamation. The Klamath Tribes maintain that the Bureau has failed–and continues to fail–to meet its obligations under the Endangered Species Act to prevent extinction of C’waam and Koptu (Lost River and Shortnose suckers, respectively).

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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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Election 2018: The Good. The Bad. The Ugly.

Election 2018: The Good. The Bad. The Ugly.

As of 8:49am (11/7/18) 1.87 million Oregonians, nearly 68% of the eligible voting population voiced their opinion in the mid-term election on Tuesday. Nearly 64% of Klamath County voters (28,519) returned ballots. Key issues and positions are likely responsible for the higher than average turnout - Oregon Governor, grocery tax, abortion funding, recreational pot, and the City of Klamath Falls Council Position Ward 5 to name a few.

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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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Traffic Change: 4-Way Stop Coming to Homedale & Shasta Thursday

Traffic Change: 4-Way Stop Coming to Homedale & Shasta Thursday

Stop signs will be installed Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the intersection of Homedale Road and Shasta Way. An engineering analysis has been conducted at the intersection and based on the evaluation it has been determined warrants for an all-way stop-control intersection have been met.

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First Time: 173rd Fighter Wing hosts Secretary of the Air Force

First Time: 173rd Fighter Wing hosts Secretary of the Air Force

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited the 173rd Fighter Wing Nov. 3-4, 2018, marking the first visit by a sitting secretary since Kingsley Field opened its gates during WWII.

During her visit, Wilson had the opportunity to see firsthand the wing’s mission, which is the sole training provider of F-15C air superiority pilots to the U.S. Air Force. The base coined the phrase, “America’s air superiority starts here,” to describe a mission vital to the interests of the Air Force.

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History Tour Offered in North Ridge Estates

History Tour Offered in North Ridge Estates

A walking history tour of the North Ridge Estates subdivision will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, by the Klamath County Museum.

The event is free and open to anyone interested. In the event of inclement weather, the tour will be postponed.

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SHERIFF: Illegal Marijuana Market Enforcement Grant Program

SHERIFF: Illegal Marijuana Market Enforcement Grant Program

In March 2018, the Oregon State Senate passed SB1544 providing a grant opportunity for law enforcement agencies who were engaged in fighting illegal marijuana grow operations in rural counties. The grant funding was to be administered by the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission (CJC).

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Secretary Wilson Meets with Community Leaders [VIDEO]

Secretary Wilson Meets with Community Leaders [VIDEO]

Klamath Falls, Ore - Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson was in town over the weekend as an invited guest of Congressman Greg Walden. On her visit to Klamath Falls, Secretary Wilson was able to: tour Kingsley Field, fly in an F-15 Eagle (piloted by base commander Col. Jeff Smith,) and meet with local dignitaries to discuss issues involving the Klamath Basin & Kingsley Field.

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Klamath Heritage: Weyerhaeuser Mill

Klamath Heritage: Weyerhaeuser Mill

Klamath County Museum’s Photo of the Week for Nov. 4, 2018, shows the Weyerhaeuser Company mill near Klamath Falls not long after it opened in 1929. With four headrigs (large saws for cutting old-growth timber), the plant was described as the largest yellow pine sawmill in the western United States.

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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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Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers Return From Middle East Deployment

Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers Return From Middle East Deployment

SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon Army National Guard is scheduled to honor Citizen-Soldiers in a demobilization ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 3:00 p.m., at the Army Aviation Support Facility, Hangar 1, located at 1921 Turner Rd. SE, in Salem, Oregon. 

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Monarch on a Mission

Monarch on a Mission

When Akimi King found monarch butterfly eggs in her garden near Klamath Falls, Oregon, in August 2017, she had no idea one would make western monarch history as the first Pacific Northwest migrant observed reproducing in California.

Since monarch survival in the wild is less than two percent, King, a biologist in the Klamath Falls Fish and Wildlife Office, raised the larvae indoors for the next month.

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