Fowler appointed as Klamath County Emergency Manager & Public Information Officer for KCSO

Fowler appointed as Klamath County Emergency Manager & Public Information Officer for KCSO

Brandon Fowler began his tenure as Klamath County Emergency Manager within the Klamath County Sheriff’s Department on September 3, 2019. Fowler assumes the position vacated by Morgan Lindsey in June 2019 when she accepted a new position at Kingsley Field.

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Recreation Report for September 19 - Fall Migration Underway

Recreation Report for September 19 - Fall Migration Underway

Highlights from this week’s Recreation Report include: Fishing reports on Blue Lake and Campbell Lake, Klamath County big game report, 9 Tips on tagging your fish and game, Gamebird report, and wildlife viewing report.

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19th Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Craig D. Wills visits Kingsley Field

19th Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Craig D. Wills visits Kingsley Field

The new 19th Air Force Commander visited the 173rd Fighter Wing to see firsthand the operations at the schoolhouse providing all of the F-15C air superiority training to the U.S. Air Force, Sept. 10, 2019.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Craig Wills assumed his command June 13 and prioritized making a visit to the rural, southern Oregon base.

“It’s important to get out and see what is going on at our different flying training locations,” said Wills. “That’s why I made it a priority to come out here.”

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Sheriff Kaber files for re-election

Sheriff Kaber files for re-election

Klamath County Sheriff, Chris Kaber filed for re-election this morning.

Kaber has been the Klamath County Sheriff since January 3, 2017. Since then he led the restructuring of the Sheriff’s Office and a long list of improvements to staffing, infrastructure, and general service to the public; all while staying within budgets approved by the Board of County Commissioners.

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Kingsley Field establishes new health and fitness center for Airmen

Kingsley Field establishes new health and fitness center for Airmen

The term fitness is everywhere today, from advertisements to hashtags to bookstores; however, there is often confusion as to how it actually defined. Within the military, fitness represents a balance between readiness and well-being, where each of those two conditions support each other.

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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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Klamath County Man sentenced to 15-months in Federal Prison for stealing missing mother's Social Security benefits

Klamath County Man sentenced to 15-months in Federal Prison for stealing missing mother's Social Security benefits

MEDFORD, Ore. - On Friday, September 13, 2019, Theodore Martin Kirk, 64, of Klamath County, Oregon, was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison and three years’ supervised release for stealing more than $30,000 in Social Security benefits dispersed in the name of his elderly mother, Nadine Kirk. Ms. Kirk has been missing since March 2010 and is presumed to be deceased.

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Candidate filing opens today

Candidate filing opens today

SALEM, Ore. — The 2020 election is upon us. Candidate filing for offices for the May 19, 2020 Primary Election opened today, September 12, 2019. In the Federal offices, Oregonians will be voting for US President, US Senator, and US Representative. Oregon offices up for a vote include Secretary of State, State Treasurer, and Attorney General. Sixteen of Oregon’s thirty State Senator seats will be on the ballot and all sixty State Representative seats will be up for election.

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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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Oregon Guardsmen participate in joint exercise Sentry Aloha [VIDEO]

Five F-15 Eagles and more than ninety Airmen from Kingsley Field flew to Hawaii for three weeks to support Sentry Aloha 19-2, a large-scale exercise with both American and Australian Forces, August 16 through September 6, 2019.

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State investigating death from severe lung illness linked to vaping

State investigating death from severe lung illness linked to vaping

The Oregon Health Authority is investigating the recent death of an individual who had severe respiratory illness following use of an e-cigarette, which is also known as a vaping device.

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Rock removal at OR 58 Salt Creek Tunnel

Rock removal at OR 58 Salt Creek Tunnel

OAKRIDGE, Ore. – Crews are removing loose and hazardous rocks from the hillsides at both ends of the OR 58 Salt Creek Tunnel beginning Saturday, Sept. 7 through Sunday, Sept. 15. All work will be done during the day, with lanes closed for safety as needed around the tunnel at milepost 56. Expect work zone delays of up to 20 minutes.

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New 173rd FW Vice Commander notches historic first for Kingsley Field

New 173rd FW Vice Commander notches historic first for Kingsley Field

The 173rd Fighter Wing welcomed its first active-duty vice commander, Aug. 13, 2019. As an Air National Guard unit, this is unique and first for Kingsley Field. Lt. Col. Brad Orgeron, the newly appointed vice wing commander for the 173rd FW, was officially confirmed into his dual-status role Aug. 13.

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KWUA to co-host public meeting on irrigation power cost reduction

KWUA to co-host public meeting on irrigation power cost reduction

Klamath Water Users Association (KWUA) announces a public meeting on irrigation power cost reduction actions, to be held Tuesday, September 10, from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM at Klamath Community College Conference Center, Building 7, 7390 S. Sixth Street.

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Trump Administration to pull Kingsley Field construction project funding for border wall [UPDATED]

Trump Administration to pull Kingsley Field construction project funding for border wall [UPDATED]

Today, The Trump Administration announced a decision to divert billions of dollars of funding from military construction projects across the country to be used on the border wall. Two projects at Kingsley Field totaling $10 million are on the chopping block. $2.5 million in fuel facility upgrades and an $8 million rifle range.

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Visitor ordered to pay damages after illegally driving vehicle off-road at Crater Lake NP

Visitor ordered to pay damages after illegally driving vehicle off-road at Crater Lake NP

CRATER LAKE, Ore. – In July 2018, Evan Metz of Grants Pass, Oregon drove over three miles in the Pumice Desert causing significant resource damage. The soil and vegetation were disturbed throughout the area, and in the location where he drove around in circles while a friend took pictures, the disturbance exceeded 12 inches in depth and caused widespread vegetation mortality.

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Gov. Brown appoints her top attorney to Oregon Court of Appeals and Lake County Circuit Court

Gov. Brown appoints her top attorney to Oregon Court of Appeals and Lake County Circuit Court

SALEM, Ore. — Governor Kate Brown announced today that she will appoint Misha Isaak to the Oregon Court of Appeals, filling a vacancy created by the planned retirement of Judge Erika Hadlock. Gov. Brown also appointed David M. Vandenberg to the Lake County Circuit Court, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Robert F. Nichols, Jr.

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Stay alive on the Redwood Highway this Labor Day weekend

Stay alive on the Redwood Highway this Labor Day weekend

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. – Labor Day holiday drivers will see messages directed at raising safety awareness on Redwood Highway on one of the busiest travel holidays of the year.

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