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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STI’s are a public health threat

STI’s are a public health threat

It can be an uncomfortable conversation, but overall health can only be assured when testing is done on specific elements of wellness. Klamath County Public Health (KCPH) encourages routine screenings such as mammograms and colonoscopies, but the sexually active should also get themselves tested. 

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Series of nature walks planned in Klamath Falls

Series of nature walks planned in Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore. – A series of evening nature walks will be offered in May and June in Klamath Falls by a group of local outdoor enthusiasts. The series, titled "Klamath Backyard Nature Walks," will be offered at 6 p.m. Wednesdays from May 15 through June 12.

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10 Days left to apply for woodstove change out grants

10 Days left to apply for woodstove change out grants

Klamath Falls, Ore. - Klamath County Public Health (KCPH) has opened opportunities to fund the replacement of inefficient woodstoves in Klamath County. 

“We want homeowners – including rental property owners – to know that this opportunity will close a week from Friday on May 24,” said Jennifer Little, director of KCPH. “At this point we’ve seen two applications from Chiloquin and four from Klamath Falls.” 

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Klamath Falls nurse and therapist awarded

Klamath Falls nurse and therapist awarded

Ms. Tonya McKeen, a Registered Nurse employed with Sky Lakes Home Health in Klamath Falls, Oregon is being recognized for her exemplary direct patient care services in home care. Her colleague Kris Drake nominated her for this prestigious award. "Tonya is a real go getter. She works extremely hard for her patients, no matter how hard or how easy their care is. We should all have a Tonya on our team.”

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Senators Introduce ‘Choose Medicare Act’ to Make Medicare Available to Everyone

Senators Introduce ‘Choose Medicare Act’ to Make Medicare Available to Everyone

Washington D.C. –  U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and 13 additional Senators, introduced the Choose Medicare Act to give every individual who is not already eligible for Medicaid or Medicare the opportunity to enroll in Medicare as an individual. The Choose Medicare Act also gives every employer the ability to purchase Medicare for their employees. 

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Sky Lakes: Claims against ER nurse unfounded

Sky Lakes: Claims against ER nurse unfounded

Claims made in a civil suit accusing an Emergency Department nurse of mistreating a patient are completely unfounded and totally without merit, Sky Lakes Medical Center officials said in a rare statement regarding a lawsuit.

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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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Brown creates Child Welfare Oversight Board to address immediate issues in child welfare

Brown creates Child Welfare Oversight Board to address immediate issues in child welfare

Salem, Ore. — Governor Kate Brown today issued an executive order that establishes the Child Welfare Oversight Board to advise her direction to the Department of Human Services (DHS) so it can more effectively address Oregon’s child welfare crisis.

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SCOFMP announces Spring Prescribed Fire Season in South Central Oregon

SCOFMP announces Spring Prescribed Fire Season in South Central Oregon

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – Spring weather has arrived in South Central Oregon, and fire managers on the Fremont-Winema National Forest, and Lakeview District Bureau of Land Management will be applying prescribed fire to the landscape.

Prescribed fire is used by fire managers to improve forest heath and wildlife habitat, and to reduce hazardous fuels to minimize the threat of high-intensity, severe wildfires in our area.  Applying prescribed fire is a part of our continued commitment to protect communities and natural resources from wildfires.

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Bill qualifies benefits for Sky Lakes Medical Center

Bill qualifies benefits for Sky Lakes Medical Center

Salem, Ore. – HB 2847 passed in a unanimous vote on the House Floor on Monday. The bill was chief-sponsored by Rep. E. Werner Reschke (R-Klamath Falls).

The measure expands the list of hospitals, to include Sky Lakes Medical Center, as a hospital classified as a rural referral center and also classified as a sole community hospital, and whose medical staff may qualify for rural medical provider tax credit. Eligible providers…

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House Expands Discrimination Protections for Pregnant, Nursing Mothers

House Expands Discrimination Protections for Pregnant, Nursing Mothers

Salem, Ore. – Bipartisan legislation to provide pregnant and nursing mothers with added employment protections unanimously passed the Oregon House of Representatives today.

The legislation, championed by Rep. Karin Power (D-Milwaukie), clarifies protections for job applicants and workers who are pregnant, and ensures all Oregon employees are given needed rest periods to pump breast milk or breastfeed during a child’s first 18 months.

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Registration open for 13th annual History Fitness Hike

Registration open for 13th annual History Fitness Hike

Historic sites between Fort Klamath and Kimball State Park will be explored during the 13th annual History Fitness Hike on May 4.

The hike coincides with a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the establishment of Kimball State Park. The event is cosponsored by the Klamath County Museum, the YMCA of Klamath Falls, and Oregon State Parks. Registration deadline is April 26.

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Take some tips from Smokey and burn safely

Take some tips from Smokey and burn safely

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The spring open burn window begins Saturday, April 13. Klamath County Public Health (KCPH) officials urge residents to use fire safely.

Smokey Bear is 75 this year and he has a number of tips to safely burn yard debris. According to Smokeybear.com, 88 percent of all wildfires in 2017 were human caused.

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Medical marijuana growers who don't report inventory face penalties

Medical marijuana growers who don't report inventory face penalties

PORTLAND, Ore.—The Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) is warning hundreds of cannabis growers they need to come into compliance with inventory reporting requirements or face stiff penalties.

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