Bogatay Construction invests in new building at Tech Hills

Bogatay Construction invests in new building at Tech Hills

Klamath Falls, Ore. – There are over 100 acres of certified "shovel ready" land that sit adjacent to Oregon Tech's campus and have in recent years been marketed by KCEDA as part of a larger endeavor to create a full-scale business park consisting of like-minded industry types that serve the existing assets of the basin. Not until now has any new construction taken place on the business park, making today’s announcement an exciting marker of strong economic momentum taking place in the region.

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Klamath Falls iQor to close August 30

Klamath Falls iQor to close August 30

On Monday, August 12, iQor (St. Petersburg, Florida), announced they will be closing the Klamath Falls call center location as of August 30, 2019.  This announcement comes weeks after a WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) letter was sent to employees in June. The letter informed 303 employees of layoffs if a new service operations contract was not signed.

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KRRC and Kiewit name RES as lead restoration contractor on Klamath Dam removal project

KRRC and Kiewit name RES as lead restoration contractor on Klamath Dam removal project

KLAMATH BASIN – Today, the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC), along with lead contractor Kiewit, continue progress toward fulfilling the terms of the Amended Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement (KHSA) dam removal and restoring a free-flowing Klamath River by selecting Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC (RES) as project restoration sub-contractor.

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RRT Guild to host annual party

RRT Guild to host annual party

The Ross Ragland Theater Guild are those men and women you see taking tickets, handing out playbills, ushering and running concessions (plus many behind the scenes functions you may not even know about!). They’re always dressed in black and white and a smile. Their hundreds of volunteer hours are literally what keep the RRT running smoothly and they are currently seeking members!

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Youth Rising offering new summer job program

Youth Rising offering new summer job program

Youth Rising recently received funds from the Oregon Department of Education, Office of Developmental Disabilities and Vocational Rehabilitation to provide 20 part-time positions for teens and young adults with physical, developmental or other disabilities, those living in poverty, as well as homeless youth, or individuals with other barriers to employment.

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Sorting line keeps curbside recycling in Klamath Falls [VIDEO]

Sorting line keeps curbside recycling in Klamath Falls [VIDEO]

“The word recycle has grown to mean many different things today,” said Ron Moe Executive Director at REACH Inc. “It’s grown here at REACH, we dedicate ourselves to the reusability and recycling of the Klamath Basins reusable items.”

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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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Oregon Minimum Wage increases on July 1

Oregon Minimum Wage increases on July 1

Oregon’s minimum wage increases on July 1, 2019, but the raises won’t be the same across the state. The minimum wage increases to $12.50 per hour inside the Portland urban growth boundary, $11.00 per hour in nonurban counties, and $11.25 in other areas of the state.

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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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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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Cycle Oregon coming to Diamond & Crater Lakes

Cycle Oregon coming to Diamond & Crater Lakes

Klamath Falls, Ore. - Discover Klamath Visitor and Convention Bureau, in partnership with Two Rivers Art Gallery and Cycle Oregon, will host the Cycle Oregon Classic at Diamond Lake on September 11, 12, and 13, 2019. 

Discover Klamath has graciously accepted the role of Community Manager and is currently seeking organizations to help assist by filling many roles and various aspects in order to successfully host the Cycle Oregon Classic.  These organizations can be, but are not limited to:  Church Groups, School Teams, Non-Profits, Service Organizations, and more.

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Kiewit wins contract to remove Klamath River dams

Kiewit wins contract to remove Klamath River dams

Klamath Basin – Yesterday, the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) took a major step toward dam removal and creating a free-flowing Klamath River by entering into a dam removal design-build contract with construction firm Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. of Fairfield, California. The initial award authorizes $18.1 million in preliminary services, with a further award for project implementation work to follow once design is finalized.   

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Local unemployment rate up from a year ago

Local unemployment rate up from a year ago

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was little changed in the past month. The rate was 7.3 percent in March and 7.4 percent in February. The rate remains up from this time last year when it was 6.3 percent.

Klamath County added 100 jobs in March, typical hiring for this time of year.

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