State assessment scores a mixed bag for KCSD

State assessment scores a mixed bag for KCSD

Klamath County School District’s 2018-19 state assessment testing scores improved in reading and writing (English language arts), and mathematics from the previous year for third-, fifth- and 11th-graders, and its 11th-graders scored well above the state average in both subjects.

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Washburn Way sidewalk project continues, workers urge children to stay out of construction zone

Washburn Way sidewalk project continues, workers urge children to stay out of construction zone

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - The City of Klamath Falls construction project on the west side of Washburn Way between Orchard Avenue and Pershing Way began 7/15/19. Improvements include installing missing sidewalk, and new curbing and travel lane reconfigurations.

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12th Annual Fall Harvest Tour, October 2

12th Annual Fall Harvest Tour, October 2

Klamath Water Users Association (KWUA) announces its 12th annual Fall Harvest Tour on October 2, 2019.  This tour is a valuable opportunity for irrigation community members to see first-hand the impact agriculture has on our local and regional economy. The theme of the tour is “Stewardship and Technology.”  Tour participants will see and hear how new technology is integrated into operations to allow farmers and ranchers to enhance their long-time stewardship of the land and water.

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Pacific Power Foundation awards Friends of Ella Redkey Pool $3500 grant

Pacific Power Foundation awards Friends of Ella Redkey Pool $3500 grant

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - The $3500 grant will help fund construction of a multi-purpose shelter that will serve as an outdoor classroom and gathering space for the community.

The shelter will facilitate a variety of aquatic programs and help extend the outdoor season at Ella Redkey Pool by offering a heating element inside the open-air shelter. The space will offer a cool, shaded place to escape on hot summer days and a warm place to gather on cooler fall and spring nights.

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Crater Lake NP to host annual 'Ride the Rim'

Crater Lake NP to host annual 'Ride the Rim'

CRATER LAKE, Ore. – Crater Lake National Park, in partnership with Discover Klamath, will host the seventh annual Ride the Rim days on September 14 and 21, 2019. On these consecutive Saturdays, the event will take place from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. East Rim Drive from North Junction to Park Headquarters will be closed to motorized vehicles from 10:00 PM Friday (September 13th and 20th) night before the event to 6:00 PM Saturday (September 14th and 21st) to allow for nonmotorized recreation including biking, hiking, and running. The event is free, but normal park entrance fees apply.

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KCSD Awarded for financial excellence

KCSD Awarded for financial excellence

For the fifth year in a row, the Klamath County School District has received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the U.S. and Canada for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

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Discounted phone or high-speed internet services available

Discounted phone or high-speed internet services available

SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Public Utility Commission (PUC) is promoting National Lifeline Awareness Week September 10-14, 2018. Oregon Lifeline, a federal and state government program, provides a discount of up to $12.75 on monthly phone or high-speed internet service from select companies for qualifying low-income households. 

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RRT focuses on Youth Education and Outreach

RRT focuses on Youth Education and Outreach

As the long summer nights are becoming shorter, streets are filled with colorful back packs, giddy laughter, and parents gearing up for another new school year! The Ross Ragland Theater is also quickly approaching their new year, and Education Director, Sam Burris can’t wait to jump into our Youth Education and Outreach programs.

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'How you living?"

'How you living?"

Students at Bonanza Junior-Senior High School were asked that question Wednesday, and will be pondering its answer throughout the 2019-20 school year. The question is on bulletin boards in the hallways and above the inside of the school’s main entrance.

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KCSD Students, Educators kick off new school year

KCSD Students, Educators kick off new school year

In Sandy Bailey’s kindergarten class at Shasta Elementary School, 12 students – half of her regular class – spent some time creating carrots, birthday cakes and other fun items out of playdough while learning class routines and rules. Kindergarten classes often are broken into sections, with half the class attending one day and the other half attending the next.

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Almost showtime at the Ross Ragland Theater

Almost showtime at the Ross Ragland Theater

Mark Chesnutt will kick off the Ross Ragland Theater’s 30th Anniversary Season on September 28 and they could not be more excited. In the days before Chesnutt’s performance, the Ragland Big Screen features to special presentations and the Rag Tag Children’s Choir returns

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Fiber art by Liz Hubbard in Modoc Gallery

Fiber art by Liz Hubbard in Modoc Gallery

Ancient rock art seen at various places in the Upper Klamath Basin and other regions of the West are the inspiration for fiber art works created by Liz Hubbard of Bonanza.

“I fell in love with the petroglyphs in Petrified Forest National Park and began a quest to see all the rock art I could find,” Hubbard says. “I joined groups on Facebook with like-minded petroglyph lovers, and I bought a small library about rock art.”

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Museum offers homestead tour

Museum offers homestead tour

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – An auto tour of homesteads in the Hildebrand area will be offered by the Klamath County Museum at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31.

The free tour will begin at the site of the Farm Country Festival, which occurs on the same weekend. To reach the festival site, take Highway 140 East past Dairy to mile post 22 at Bliss Road, and follow signs from there.

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Heat wave coming, six tips to stay cool and save energy & money

Heat wave coming, six tips to stay cool and save energy & money

Temperatures will rise on Tuesday with continued hot weather on Wednesday. High temperatures are expected to reach the 100’s for inland valleys west of the Cascades and reach the mid 90s for valleys east of the Cascades.

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