Recreational use advisory issued for Upper Klamath Lake July 19

Recreational use advisory issued for Upper Klamath Lake July 19

The Oregon Health Authority issued a recreational use health advisory today for Upper Klamath Lake at Eagle Ridge County Park due to the presence of a cyanobacterial (harmful algae) bloom and cyanotoxins (harmful algae toxins) above recreational guideline values for human exposure. The lake is in Klamath County.

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Klamath Health Partnership welcomes clinic founder back to the community

Klamath Health Partnership welcomes clinic founder back to the community

Klamath Falls, Ore. - In 1997, Family Nurse Practitioner Barbara Bergeron recognized Klamath Basin lacked access to affordable health care services for the underserved. In response, Barbara and her husband, Claude, opened the Klamath Open Door Clinic. Operating today as Klamath Health Partnership (KHP), the organization expanded to include dental and behavioral health services alongside primary care. KHP provides services at a reduced price for those who apply and qualify.

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Rocky Point Fire to hold 38th Annual BBQ Saturday

Rocky Point Fire to hold 38th Annual BBQ Saturday

Rocky Point Fire and EMS Department invites everyone to attend their 38th annual BBQ, flea market, bake sale, and auction, scheduled for Saturday, July 20th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The event takes place at the Rocky Point fire hall on Rocky Point Road, just north of Highway 140 West between Klamath Falls and Medford.

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Summer Learning

Summer Learning

Krystel Fernandez Torres, wearing a set a gray wolf ears and a long, gray tail, had no trouble huffing and puffing and blowing away the straw and stick houses of two of the three little pigs. The pigs – all wearing pink ears – ran away as members of the “Three Piggy Opera” sang the story on stage before an audience at Shasta Elementary School, where students from all over the district attend migrant summer school.

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'The Addams Family' opens August 2

'The Addams Family' opens August 2

Friday, August 2nd, the Ross Ragland Theater will pull open the curtain on the summer community production, as 23-local actors bring The Addams Family to life on the iconic RRT stage. The all Basin cast has been rehearsing for weeks, while the crew has been busy building and lighting the set, all in preparation for opening night.

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83rd Annual 4-H / Future Farmers of America Livestock Auction Set for August 4

Klamath Falls, Ore - The Klamath County Rotary is hosting the 83rd Annual 4-H/FFA Livestock Auction on Sunday, August 4, 2019, at the Klamath County Fairgrounds Event Center. The Rotary Club and Klamath County 4-H are encouraging local residents to show up at the auction and support local youth.

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Rim Drive Opens at Crater Lake National Park

Rim Drive Opens at Crater Lake National Park

The entire 33-mile Rim Drive around Crater Lake is now open for the season, as are all facilities and services with the exception of the 16-site Lost Creek Campground which remains closed at this time.

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Thousands line Main Street for Independence Day Parade [VIDEO]

Thousands line Main Street for Independence Day Parade [VIDEO]

Small town America is alive and well in Klamath Falls and it shown at the annual Independence Day Parade when thousands of spectators lined the streets of downtown. They waved flags of all sizes, cheered for their favorite floats, and honored their country.

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Fighting food insecurity just got a little easier for SNAP recipients

Fighting food insecurity just got a little easier for SNAP recipients

Portland, Ore. - A coalition led by Farmers Market Fund, is pleased to announce the award of a $1.5 million state appropriation to expand the SNAP Double Up Food Bucks program. The Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) program helps SNAP participants access fresh fruits and vegetables. For every dollar spent on SNAP-eligible foods at participating farmers markets, Double Up Food Bucks recipients will now receive an additional dollar to spend on Oregon-grown fruits and veggies. Over 600,000 Oregonians, more than a third of whom are children, currently receive SNAP benefits.

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Klamath Commons Park, Open for Play

Klamath Commons Park, Open for Play

“All great things have a story behind them,” said Paul Stewart CEO, Sky Lakes Medical Center.

The Klamath Commons Park is no exception. There might be a few orange barricades protecting the newly seeded grass, but the temporary construction fences are down and the park is open for play for both young and old.

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173rd Fighter Wing to conduct flyovers for Independence Day celebrations

173rd Fighter Wing to conduct flyovers for Independence Day celebrations

KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. -- The 173rd Fighter Wing out of Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore. will conduct Independence Day flyovers for ceremonies at locations throughout Oregon and California.

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Classics take over the streets of Klamath Falls

Classics take over the streets of Klamath Falls

Oldies filled the air as nearly 400 cars took part in the 2019 Kruise of Klamath Show and Shine held Saturday in Moore Park.

Ford, GM, and Mopar gear heads united to show their classics, restorations and modified vehicles for a fun filled day in the sun.

Saturday evening, the streets of Downtown Klamath Falls came alive as the cars from yesterday rumbled and roared in front of a crowd of thousands.

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Learning by doing

Learning by doing

It was the final challenge for students at a week-long science camp: Design and launch a bottle rocket.

Seventh-grader Joseph Jennings was among 25 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders who were up to task. He inserted a tennis ball at the top of his rocket – putting it inside his two-liter plastic soda bottle – and then used duct tape and glue to create cardboard “fins” to attach to the bottom in hopes of making his design more aerodynamic and stable.

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Cow Creek Supports Local Youth Program

Cow Creek Supports Local Youth Program

Klamath Falls, Ore. – On Wednesday, the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation (CCUIF) awarded the Ross Ragland Theater in Klamath Falls, Oregon a one year grant in the amount of $7,500. This grant will be used to help underwrite costs for the theaters Youth Education and Outreach Program.

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