Oregon Rep. Reschke to speak at 2019 KCC commencement ceremony

Oregon Rep. Reschke to speak at 2019 KCC commencement ceremony

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Klamath Community College is pleased to announce that Oregon State Representative E. Werner Reschke will be the keynote speaker at the college’s 2019 commencement ceremony, which will take place on June 14, at 6 p.m. at the KCC campus.

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Riding the trails [VIDEO]

Riding the trails [VIDEO]

What’s the best thing about mountain biking? Just ask sixth-graders Clem Pine and Brayden Waggener.

“Definitely going downhill,” Clem said. “It was scary, but fun.”

Brayden agreed, but said he also liked learning how to ride uphill. “When you’re going uphill, just shift into a lower gear and keep pedaling,” he said, adding, “I used to be one of those kids who just stayed in one gear.”

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Baldwin Hotel, Fort Klamath museums opening May 25

Baldwin Hotel, Fort Klamath museums opening May 25

The Baldwin Hotel and Fort Klamath museums will open for the summer season on Saturday, May 25. Living history demonstrations will be presented Saturday and Sunday at the Fort Klamath Museum, 51400 Highway 62, on the way to Crater Lake National Park. Civil War re-enactors, pioneer women and horse owners will be on the grounds. Gates open at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Free admission!

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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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Special District Election Results, May 2019

Special District Election Results, May 2019

Just under 20% of eligible voters turned in ballots for the May 2019 Special District election. According to the Klamath County Clerks Office, 9119 ballots were cast in Klamath County. Some of the races included key positions in education, fire protection, parks, water services, cemeteries, transit, and 9-1-1. Two funding measures, one for Klamath District 911 and another for Merrill Rural Protection were also on the ballot.

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Public Meeting to be held on Eternal Hills clean up

Public Meeting to be held on Eternal Hills clean up

A community meeting will be held Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at 6:30 pm at the Klamath County Fairgrounds regarding cleanup at Eternal Hills Cemetery. The meeting is hosted by the Eternal Hills Guardians.

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‘When Timber Was King’ theme of program

‘When Timber Was King’ theme of program

“When Timber Was King,” is the title of a program to be presented Thursday, May 23, at the Klamath County Museum. The program is cosponsored by Shaw Historical Library and the Klamath County Historical Society. It begins at 7 p.m. in the Museum’s back meeting room, 1451 Main St. Admission is free.

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Spring Carnival Returns

Spring Carnival Returns

The Spring Carnival returns to Klamath Falls Thursday, May 30 through Sunday, June 2 at the Klamath County Fairgrounds. For 4-days only, Davis Shows Northwest, will offer your favorite rides for your enjoyment. The Orbiter, Zipper, Vertigo, Zendar, Starship 2000, Sizzler, Spider, and the Merry-go-round are just a few of the rides planned to be at the Spring Carnival.

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Iron Owl Challenge pushes teams to their physical and mental limits

Iron Owl Challenge pushes teams to their physical and mental limits

Five teams from the US Naval Academy, US Airforce Academy, University of Washington Navy ROTC, Oregon State University Navy ROTC, and Oregon Tech, came together this weekend for both physical and mental challenges inspired by military special ops training situations at the 9th annual Iron Owl Challenge.

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Several hundred gather to celebrate migratory birds

Several hundred gather to celebrate migratory birds

Despite the wind and chilly spring day, hundreds turned out in Veteran’s Park in Klamath Falls for the annual celebration of migratory birds. Participants from Klamath Bird Observatory, Badger Run, US Fish and Wildlife, Klamath Wingwatchers, and several more helped educate children of all ages and celebrate birds and their habitats.

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Photo Story: Klamath goes to the dogs

Photo Story: Klamath goes to the dogs

For the last two weekends, the Klamath County Event Center has been taken over by dogs both in show and in sport. Last weekend, the Klamath Dog Fanciers held their prestigious annual dog show, this weekend the group hosted the exciting agility trials.

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Klamath Heritage: Feeding Bears at Crater Lake

Klamath Heritage: Feeding Bears at Crater Lake

Feeding black bears was a popular activity at Crater Lake National Park – and numerous other parks around the country – in the early 1900s. Our Photo of the Week for May 19, 2019, is an undated image showing a man feeding four bears at Crater Lake. The photo appears to have been taken in the 1920s.

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Giving Back: Bonanza students donate time to help community

Giving Back: Bonanza students donate time to help community

BONANZA – More than 200 Bonanza Junior-Senior High School students and staff spent Thursday giving back to their community, cleaning up Big Springs Park, organizing books at the Bonanza Public Library and helping elderly residents with yardwork. They also cleaned up and beautified the grounds around their school.

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Cy Phillips, citizen scientist

Cy Phillips, citizen scientist

Driving south along Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway on the western edge of Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge, 77-year-old Cy Phillips scans the landscape on a cold, cloudy March morning. He is looking for an old oak tree blown down during a recent storm.

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