Recreational use advisory issued for Upper Klamath Lake July 19

Recreational use advisory issued for Upper Klamath Lake July 19

The Oregon Health Authority issued a recreational use health advisory today for Upper Klamath Lake at Eagle Ridge County Park due to the presence of a cyanobacterial (harmful algae) bloom and cyanotoxins (harmful algae toxins) above recreational guideline values for human exposure. The lake is in Klamath County.

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Bend area resident dies as a result of head on crash on US97

Bend area resident dies as a result of head on crash on US97

On Thursday July 18, 2019 Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle head on fatal crash on Highway 97 near milepost 197 in Klamath County. The investigation revealed that a white 2005 Jeep Liberty was traveling southbound on Highway 97 and for unknown reasons, drifted onto the southbound shoulder.  The operator of the Jeep reportedly overcorrected, and…

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Klamath Health Partnership welcomes clinic founder back to the community

Klamath Health Partnership welcomes clinic founder back to the community

Klamath Falls, Ore. - In 1997, Family Nurse Practitioner Barbara Bergeron recognized Klamath Basin lacked access to affordable health care services for the underserved. In response, Barbara and her husband, Claude, opened the Klamath Open Door Clinic. Operating today as Klamath Health Partnership (KHP), the organization expanded to include dental and behavioral health services alongside primary care. KHP provides services at a reduced price for those who apply and qualify.

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Recreation Report for July 18, 2019

Recreation Report for July 18, 2019

Highlights from this week’s Recreation Report include: Southwest Oregon fishing report featuring, Blue Lake, Campbell Lake and Campbell Reservoir. This weeks report also includes a updated on Cougar, Coyote, and Ground Squirrel hunts.

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Rocky Point Fire to hold 38th Annual BBQ Saturday

Rocky Point Fire to hold 38th Annual BBQ Saturday

Rocky Point Fire and EMS Department invites everyone to attend their 38th annual BBQ, flea market, bake sale, and auction, scheduled for Saturday, July 20th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The event takes place at the Rocky Point fire hall on Rocky Point Road, just north of Highway 140 West between Klamath Falls and Medford.

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Oregon Promise lifts financial limit

Oregon Promise lifts financial limit

Recent high school graduates and GED completers who applied for the Oregon Promise but did not qualify due to exceeding financial requirements will now receive the grant to attend community college in fall 2019.

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Goose 2 Fire burns 150 acres and growing in Modoc County [UPDATED]

Goose 2 Fire burns 150 acres and growing in Modoc County [UPDATED]

Forest, state and local fire crews and 13 aircraft are on scene at the Goose 2 Fire that can be seen from Highway 395 north of Sugar Hill in Modoc County, California, approximately 6 miles south of the Oregon-California border. At last report the fire is 100 acres with no structures threatened. Officials are asking bystanders to please avoid County Road 9 and Fandango Pass Road as there is heavy fire traffic in the area.

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New tool now available for career and volunteer firefighter training

New tool now available for career and volunteer firefighter training

Oregon is served by more than 13,000 career and volunteer firefighters who are members of more than 300 fire departments and fire protection districts across the state. Approximately 80% of Oregon's firefighters are volunteers.

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Summer Learning

Summer Learning

Krystel Fernandez Torres, wearing a set a gray wolf ears and a long, gray tail, had no trouble huffing and puffing and blowing away the straw and stick houses of two of the three little pigs. The pigs – all wearing pink ears – ran away as members of the “Three Piggy Opera” sang the story on stage before an audience at Shasta Elementary School, where students from all over the district attend migrant summer school.

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'The Addams Family' opens August 2

'The Addams Family' opens August 2

Friday, August 2nd, the Ross Ragland Theater will pull open the curtain on the summer community production, as 23-local actors bring The Addams Family to life on the iconic RRT stage. The all Basin cast has been rehearsing for weeks, while the crew has been busy building and lighting the set, all in preparation for opening night.

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Southern Oregon colleges and universities work together on student success

Southern Oregon colleges and universities work together on student success

Ashland, Ore) — Collaboration to benefit the region’s students and economy is continuing this month as the new Southern Oregon Higher Education Consortium holds two separate meetings for academic and enrollment leaders.

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83rd Annual 4-H / Future Farmers of America Livestock Auction Set for August 4

Klamath Falls, Ore - The Klamath County Rotary is hosting the 83rd Annual 4-H/FFA Livestock Auction on Sunday, August 4, 2019, at the Klamath County Fairgrounds Event Center. The Rotary Club and Klamath County 4-H are encouraging local residents to show up at the auction and support local youth.

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Oregon Tech Dental Hygiene Students Provide $27k+ in Care to Klamath Community

Oregon Tech Dental Hygiene Students Provide $27k+ in Care to Klamath Community

Dental hygiene students at Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” recently completed a yearlong course designed to help the Klamath County community while also gaining real-world experience, amounting to over $27,000 in dental services through the Community Dental Health course, which all sophomores and juniors take for 4 terms.

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Emergency Closure of Two Backcountry Campsites

Emergency Closure of Two Backcountry Campsites

Crater Lake, Ore. – Dutton Creek and Red Cone campsites, located along the Pacific Crest Trail in Crater Lake National Park, have been closed to public use by the park superintendent due to a significant number of hazardous trees that threaten those areas.

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