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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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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Sprout Film Festival debuts October 8 [VIDEO]

Sprout Film Festival debuts October 8 [VIDEO]

The Sprout Film Festival, showcasing films featuring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will make its debut in Klamath Falls on Tuesday, October 8th.  The festival, presented by Southern Oregon Regional Brokerage and Klamath County Developmental Disabilities Services, will take place at the Ross Ragland Theater.

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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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Missing hunter near Prospect [UPDATE Found]

Missing hunter near Prospect [UPDATE Found]

Update 9/19/19 at 10:00 AM - SAR personnel have located Short and his vehicle. He is in good condition and requires no further assistance. 

PROSPECT, Ore. - Jackson County Sheriff’s Office search and rescue (SAR) crews are searching for a missing bow hunter in the Abbott Creek area, north of Prospect. 

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Poker Fire reaches 98% containment

Poker Fire reaches 98% containment

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – Significant widespread precipitation received over the Poker fire in the last 24 hours has helped ongoing fire suppression efforts.  The Poker fire is now 98 percent contained with full containment expected on Monday, September 23, 2019. 

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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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Modoc NF - Fire restrictions lifted, prescribed burning to begin

Modoc NF - Fire restrictions lifted, prescribed burning to begin

ALTURAS, Calif.— The arrival of fall weather means campfires will once again be permitted on the Modoc National Forest beginning Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, when forest officials will lift the forest order implementing fire-safety restrictions. Wetter weather also means prescribed burning operations will begin soon.

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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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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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Fire restrictions lifted in SCOFMP managed forests

Fire restrictions lifted in SCOFMP managed forests

LAKEVIEW, Ore. - The South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership will be lifting Regulated Use Closures/Public Use Restrictions, dropping the Adjective Class to a Moderate, and reducing the Industrial Fire Precaution Level to a I (Closed Season) for the Fremont-Winema National Forest, Lakeview District Bureau of Land Management and Klamath-Lake District Oregon Department of Forestry lands effective Monday, September 16, 2019, at 09:30.

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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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Heather Tramp graduates from US Chamber Foundation Education and Workforce Fellowship Program

Heather Tramp graduates from US Chamber Foundation Education and Workforce Fellowship Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today announced Heather Tramp, Executive Director of the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce graduated from its premier business leadership program. The inaugural Business Leads Fellowship Program trained and equipped leaders from state and local chambers of commerce with resources, access to experts, and a network of peers to build their capacity to address the most pressing education and workforce challenges.

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