Oregon Tech & Klamath Union Present Partnership at National Conference

Oregon Tech & Klamath Union Present Partnership at National Conference

The Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” and Klamath Union High School (KU) Liberal Arts and Math & Science Academies were in the spotlight in November as leaders from the two schools presented at a national conference in San Antonio, Texas.

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Super Blood Wolf Moon Lunar Eclipse this Sunday

Super Blood Wolf Moon Lunar Eclipse this Sunday

The moon will turn red over the United States on Sunday night during the last total lunar eclipse of the decade.

A total lunar eclipse occurs during a full moon when the moon passes directly through the Earth’s shadow, causing it to turn rusty orange or dark red in color.

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Lunar Eclipse Viewing Event

Lunar Eclipse Viewing Event

A gathering to view a total lunar eclipse on Sunday, Jan. 20, will be held at the Klamath County Museum, 1451 Main Street.

Amateur astronomers will have telescopes set up by the time the earth’s shadow, known as the umbra, makes first contact with the full moon around 7:30 p.m.

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Reclamation Finalizes Klamath Project Biological Assessment

Reclamation Finalizes Klamath Project Biological Assessment

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The Bureau of Reclamation completed the Final Biological Assessment on “The Effects of the Proposed Action to Operate the Klamath Project from April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2029 on Federally-Listed Threatened and Endangered Species.” The document was submitted Dec. 21, 2018 to the National Marine Fisheries Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Governor Kate Brown Issues Executive Order Establishing the Oregon Broadband Office

Governor Kate Brown Issues Executive Order Establishing the Oregon Broadband Office

(Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown issued an executive order establishing the Oregon Broadband Office within the Oregon Business Development Department (Business Oregon). Governor Brown's recommended budget includes funding to fully staff the new broadband office.  

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Merkley Announces Launch of a New Rural Broadband Program

Merkley Announces Launch of a New Rural Broadband Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley today announced that after securing a $600 million investment in rural broadband in the 2018 spending bill, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is launching a pilot program that will provide loans and grants to build broadband infrastructure across America—improving rural communities’ economies, health care, and quality of life.

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Use Common Sense When Using GPS Navigation

Use Common Sense When Using GPS Navigation

When roads are closed and your GPS navigation system directs you onto a detour route, keep in mind that the device you count on for guidance could instead guide you into trouble. Most navigation tools don’t take current road or weather conditions into consideration. They may direct you onto remote roads that are neither maintained nor passible in all weather conditions.

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Merkley Hosts Science Summit to Identify Solutions for Suckers [VIDEO]

Merkley Hosts Science Summit to Identify Solutions for Suckers [VIDEO]

KLAMATH FALLS, OR – Oregon’s U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley on Friday hosted a science summit, the Sucker Recovery Summit, to share updates on the health of the species and to discuss possible short-term options to help the Lost River (C'waam) and shortnose (Koptu) suckers survive until long-term solutions take effect.

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Quantum Innovations Announced as November IDEA Talk Speaker

Quantum Innovations Announced as November IDEA Talk Speaker

The Klamath IDEA (Inspire Development, Energize Acceleration) will host an IDEA Talk on Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at MC’s on Main.

This month’s Big IDEA feature is Norm Kester, founder of the of the Central Point, Ore., ophthalmic coatings company Quantum Innovations.

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Studded Tire Season & Sno-Park Season in Oregon Begins Today

Studded Tire Season & Sno-Park Season in Oregon Begins Today

The Oregon Department of Transportation encourages drivers to consider other types of traction tires or chains. If you must travel when weather conditions present difficulties, use other types of traction tires or chains, or postpone your travel until conditions change for the better. Our latest study (2014) concluded studded tires cause about $8.5 million in damage each year on state highways.

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Oregon Tech Awards Geothermal Expert Dr. John Lund with Inaugural Ambassador Award

Oregon Tech Awards Geothermal Expert Dr. John Lund with Inaugural Ambassador Award

Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” began a new tradition as it awarded the first-ever Oregon Tech Ambassador Award to former faculty member, John Lund, Ph.D. Dr. Lund was not only applauded for the length of his tenure, but for his continued engagement and ambassadorship, even after retirement from Oregon Tech. In recognition of his continued dedication and perennial ambassadorship for the university, the award was presented to Dr. Lund at an annual length of service event held by the university Oct. 18.

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Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning

Taking turns, second-graders from Ferguson Elementary School carefully filled their test tubes with water and mud from an outdoor wetlands classroom at Mazama High School. Their next step: Look at the water and mud under a microscope.

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Oregon Tech Announces Fifth Annual Catalyze Klamath Falls Challenge

Oregon Tech Announces Fifth Annual Catalyze Klamath Falls Challenge

Oregon Tech’s Catalyze Klamath Falls Challenge has been a huge success for student competitors and the Klamath community. Over the past four years, 23 student/alumni teams have competed for over $50,000 in prize money and services. The 2017-18 event was made possible through generous sponsorship and donations from AVISTA, Business Oregon, Gaucho Collective, City of Klamath Falls, Klamath County, Klamath County Economic Development Association (KCEDA), Oregon Small Business Development Center and the Wendt Family Foundation.

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Water Science Scholarship Helps Students Learn About Local Issues

Water Science Scholarship Helps Students Learn About Local Issues

Students at Klamath Community College are learning more about local water issues thanks to a scholarship provided by a local producer.

Ryan Kliewer, a farmer from R&L Hay & Grain, sponsored the merit-based scholarship, which is disbursed to students enrolled in the college’s water resource science course. The scholarship covers the cost of the course’s lab component.

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Oregon Tech Partners to Develop Renewable Energy Workforce

Oregon Tech Partners to Develop Renewable Energy Workforce

Cypress Creek Renewables announced today the launch of a partnership with Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) to strengthen Oregon’s energy workforce and grow the state’s clean energy economy. The partnership will support the state’s thriving solar industry and encourage development of a high-tech workforce in rural communities.

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Nationwide Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) Test Reminder

Nationwide Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) Test Reminder

Salem, OR - The nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) will occur on Wednesday, October 3. The test, which will be conducted by FEMA in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), was originally scheduled to take place on September 20 but was postponed due to response and recovery efforts after Hurricane Florence.

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Harvest Tour Showcases Klamath Ag

Harvest Tour Showcases Klamath Ag

On Thursday, September 27, 2018, the Klamath Water Users Association (KWUA) held their 11th Annual Fall Harvest Tour that included stops at; Gone Fishing, Klamath Project FF pumping station, Skyline Brewing, a horseradish field & processing shed, a mint harvest and Wong’s Potatoes.

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Kid in the Woods

Kid in the Woods

Sixth-graders from Merrill Elementary School gathered around BLM park ranger Oliva Veal as she stood under a Douglas fir. “Would you say the needles are clustered or not clustered?” she asked the group. Students leaned forward; some touched the needles. “Not clustered,” they answered. “Very good,” Veal replied as she continued with the lesson.

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Facebook Breached, 50M Accounts Affected

Facebook Breached, 50M Accounts Affected

On the afternoon of Tuesday, September 25, our engineering team discovered a security issue affecting almost 50 million accounts. We’re taking this incredibly seriously and wanted to let everyone know what’s happened and the immediate action we’ve taken to protect people’s security.

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Olympic-Sized Champion

Olympic-Sized Champion

For the past three weeks, fourth-graders in Dena Morosin’s Shasta Elementary School class have been trying to guess the name of their “classroom champion.”

They’ve had some clues: He is a hardcore fantasy football fan. He is good at kung fu and has a bachelor’s of arts degree in history from UCLA.

Morosin gave students one last chance to guess last week before she announced, “Our mentor has sent us a video. Are you ready?”

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