Special District Election Results, May 2019

Special District Election Results, May 2019

Just under 20% of eligible voters turned in ballots for the May 2019 Special District election. According to the Klamath County Clerks Office, 9119 ballots were cast in Klamath County. Some of the races included key positions in education, fire protection, parks, water services, cemeteries, transit, and 9-1-1. Two funding measures, one for Klamath District 911 and another for Merrill Rural Protection were also on the ballot.

Read More

Public Meeting to be held on Eternal Hills clean up

Public Meeting to be held on Eternal Hills clean up

A community meeting will be held Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at 6:30 pm at the Klamath County Fairgrounds regarding cleanup at Eternal Hills Cemetery. The meeting is hosted by the Eternal Hills Guardians.

Read More

KCSO Marine Deputy receives Western States Officer of the Year Award

KCSO Marine Deputy receives Western States Officer of the Year Award

Corporal Daren Krag of the Klamath County Sheriff’s Marine Patrol received the prestigious Western States Boating Administrators Association’s (WSBAA) Officer of the Year award.  Krag received the award on Tuesday, May 14, in Oklahoma City as part of the annual WSBAA conference.

Read More

173rd FW to conduct night flying operations

173rd FW to conduct night flying operations

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The 173rd Fighter Wing will conduct night flying operations this week, Monday through Thursday. Operations will take place between approximately 4:00 p.m. through 10:00 p.m.

Read More

Flags ordered to half-staff in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day

Flags ordered to half-staff in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day

Governor Kate Brown orders all flags at public institutions throughout Oregon be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, May 15 in observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day.  This comes after President Donald J. Trump issues a proclamation on Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2019.

Read More

Shooting in Crescent leads to murder charge

Shooting in Crescent leads to murder charge

On May 9, 2019 at 2:33 a.m., Emergency Dispatch received a call from Rex Ronald Jones, 59, indicating he had shot Russell Sherman Gilbert and that Gilbert didn’t appear to be breathing.

The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police responded, and the deputies and troopers found the victim deceased. The homicide occurred on property on Cox Road in Crescent, Oregon.  

Read More

Fatal Crash on 140 near Klamath Falls

Fatal Crash on 140 near Klamath Falls

Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into Thursday morning’s crash on Highway 140W near Klamath Falls. 

On May 9, 2019, at about 10:00 AM, OSP troopers and first responders were dispatched to a two vehicle fatal crash on Highway 140W near milepost 66, approximately a mile west of the Running Y Ranch. 

Read More

Fatal crash claims lives of two from Klamath Falls

Fatal crash claims lives of two from Klamath Falls

Oregon State Police troopers are continuing the investigation into Sunday afternoon’s double fatal crash that occurred on Highway 138E near Glide. 

On Sunday, May 5, 2019, at approximately 1:00PM, OSP Troopers and Emergency Responders were dispatched to the report of a single-vehicle crash on Hwy 138E at milepost 20.

Read More

Wildfire Update: Bray Mill Fire near Chiloquin

Wildfire Update: Bray Mill Fire near Chiloquin

Freighters made great progress on the Bray Mill Fire overnight on the Chiloquin Ranger District of the Fremont-Winema National Forest. The fire is currently 405 acres and 25 percent contained. Firefighters report that there is no forward momentum to the fire. Full containment is anticipated by tonight.

Read More

Jail inspected, results in high marks

Jail inspected, results in high marks

The Klamath County Detention Center recently received high marks during a mandatory compliance inspection.

“We got an outstanding score, a 96.5% out of 100. We all worked really hard,” said Jail Commander Lieutenant Brian Bryson.

Read More

Simulated DUII crash stuns students

Simulated DUII crash stuns students

Over 1000 students from Mazama, Hosanna and Lost River High Schools watched as Operation Prom Night told a graphic story of a DUII crash. They saw events unfold right in front of them on Viking Field today.
Caution the photos inside this story are graphic.

Read More

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. 

Read More

Oregon Tech server breached, data potentially affected

Oregon Tech server breached, data potentially affected

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The Oregon Institute of Technology, informed its campus community of a data privacy incident that potentially affected certain data that it maintains. Campus leaders shared that after a detailed investigation by internal staff and external forensic experts, there is no evidence that any information was visible or was taken as a result of the breach of an isolated server used for teaching. Still, out of an abundance of caution, the university is offering credit bureau monitoring to the 770 people potentially impacted who had personally identifiable information on the server.

Read More

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.

Read More