Reducing risk of wildfire Pacific Power may cut electricity in high-risk areas during extreme conditions

Reducing risk of wildfire Pacific Power may cut electricity in high-risk areas during extreme conditions

As wildfires become more frequent and intense throughout the West, protecting the communities we serve from this increasing threat, while providing safe, reliable power, is our highest priority. We are building on our work over past years to strengthen our system and implement additional safety measures to reduce wildfire risks.

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Allen Alley and Student Entrepreneurs to present at outdoor June IDEA Talk

Allen Alley and Student Entrepreneurs to present at outdoor June IDEA Talk

Klamath IDEA (Inspire Development, Energize Acceleration) will host its final IDEA Talk of the season on Wednesday, June 19, 5:30 to 8 p.m., at Sugarman’s Corner.

This month’s IDEA Talk will feature Allen Alley, managing member of The Alley Group and president of Obsidian Opportunity Funds.

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UPDATE: iQor to layoff all employees and close facility

UPDATE: iQor to layoff all employees and close facility

Today, iQor issued letters to its Klamath Falls employees stating that all employees are expected to be terminated and that the facility will close by August 30. In a letter obtained by KFN it states, “by August 30, 2019 that the entire facility will be closed and all employees at the facility will be impacted. This closure is expected to be permanent.”

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Bag police coming for retailers near you

Bag police coming for retailers near you

Salem, Ore.—Democrats are attempting to pass cap and trade—a crony scam that robs Oregon’s smallest businesses and consumers to give out subsidies to politically-well connected entities—but their attempts are starting to get turbulent, per the Salem Reporter.

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Horseback riding to return to Running Y Ranch Resort for third year

Horseback riding to return to Running Y Ranch Resort for third year

Horseback riding returns for the third year at the Running Y Ranch Resort. Saddle up between June 1st and the end of September for a riding adventure that departs from the resort grounds.

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Graduation Sensation honors the Class of 2019 [VIDEO]

Graduation Sensation honors the Class of 2019 [VIDEO]

450 Seniors from schools around the Klamath Basin marched down Main Street to an event in Veteran’s Park in celebration of their big accomplishment, graduating from high school.

In its fourth year, Graduation Sensation is the biggest annual event for the Klamath Promise, which awarded $40,000 in scholarships and prizes this year to 70 recipients.

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Sky Lakes Volunteers award scholarships to area students

Sky Lakes Volunteers award scholarships to area students

“As with others in the Sky Lakes family, the Volunteers regularly give back the community in a variety of ways,” said Reid Kennedy, Director of Volunteer Services at the Klamath Falls medical center. “These scholarships are an extension of that philosophy of generosity and contribution.”

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Heather Tramp selected for US Chamber Foundation Education and Workforce Fellowship program

Heather Tramp selected for US Chamber Foundation Education and Workforce Fellowship program

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today announced Heather Tramp, Executive Director of the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce was selected to participate in the third cohort of its premiere business leadership program.

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Cascade Comp CEO appointed to Higher Education Coordinating Commission

Cascade Comp CEO appointed to Higher Education Coordinating Commission

Tayo Akins, Chief Executive Officer of Cascade Comprehensive Care & Cascade Health Alliance, was officially selected by the Senate to represent Southern Oregon on the Higher Education Coordinating Commission on May 15th, 2019.

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UPDATED: New Fairfield Inn to break ground at TimberMill Shores, Wednesday

UPDATED: New Fairfield Inn to break ground at TimberMill Shores, Wednesday

With Lake Ewauna as a natural backdrop, Klamath Falls Mayor Carol Westfall on Wednesday will join principals of Ferguson Hotel Development, Choose Klamath (KCEDA), the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce, and Klamath Falls City and County officials to officially break ground on a new, 92-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott at TimberMill Shores.

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Washington Federal Foundation Awards $5000 to Youth Rising

Washington Federal Foundation Awards $5000 to Youth Rising

On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, an award for $5,000 was presented to Tasha Locks, Youth Rising Executive Director and Founder, and Program Director Britt Weidman by Washington Federal Bank Grants Administrator Ann Hall, accompanied by Bank Managers Heather Tyler, Heather Curtis, and Associate Kendon Holt, at the Youth Rising Drop-In Center at 723 Main Street, in Klamath Falls. The grant was made in support of the Youth Rising House shelter project.

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REACH Inc. recycle sort line near completion

REACH Inc. recycle sort line near completion

Klamath Falls, Ore. - REACH is only weeks away from opening its Recycle Sort Line, located inside their Maywood Drive Facility. The Sort Line will allow REACH to capture around 65 percent of the Basin’s recyclable items and package them into more marketable formats. This new service will insure that as much of the basins local items are getting recycled as is economically possible.

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KF City Council approves first reading of ordnance on non-retail marijuana facilities

KF City Council approves first reading of ordnance on non-retail marijuana facilities

At the regular meeting on Monday, May 20, 2019, Klamath Falls City Council voted to approve the first reading of an Ordinance amending City Code as it pertains to non-retail marijuana facilities. The amendments were recommended to the Council by the Citizen Marijuana Advisory Committee.

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OIT Announces new Cybersecurity Degree starting Fall 2019

OIT Announces new Cybersecurity Degree starting Fall 2019

This coming fall marks the introduction of Oregon’s first Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity, offered by Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech.” First announced in January, the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) approved the degree for fall 2019 enrollment at both Klamath Falls and Portland-Metro campuses.

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Pacific Power President/CEO to be keynote speaker at OIT Commencement

Pacific Power President/CEO to be keynote speaker at OIT Commencement

On June 16, 2019, Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” will hold its 71st annual commencement ceremony in Klamath Falls at Oregon Tech’s John F. Moehl Stadium. President and CEO of Pacific Power, Stefan Bird, will deliver the keynote address, as nearly 800 students and their families celebrate graduation from the university.

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Governor signs bill providing high-speed broadband internet

Governor signs bill providing high-speed broadband internet

Salem, Ore. – House Bill 3061 was signed by Governor Brown on Monday. The bill was chief-sponsored by Rep. E. Werner Reschke (R-Klamath Falls).

House Bill 3061 amends ORS 271 to allow municipalities to transfer property acquired from government entities to private corporations if used to provide broadband internet services to the citizens. It allows a political subdivision to waive and relinquish interest within 20 years of the transfer if such action is determined to be in the public interest.

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