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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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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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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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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Poker Fire grows to 15,000 acres due to high winds

Poker Fire grows to 15,000 acres due to high winds

Lakeview, Ore. – The Poker Fire was discovered around 11:00 AM on September 15, 2019, and has grown to approximately 15,000 acres.  Fire suppression resources are on scene actively suppressing the fire and additional resources are on order.  High winds made it difficult for fire resources to contain the fire Sunday but with the predicted rains coming firefighters are hopeful they can get some containment of the Poker Fire by Monday evening.  As of Monday morning the fire has received light precipitation.

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Dorris-Area traffic stops net illicit drugs & gun [CORRECTED]

Dorris-Area traffic stops net illicit drugs & gun [CORRECTED]

On Thursday, September 12, 2019, two deputies from the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) made two separate early morning traffic stops in the Dorris area, which resulted in the seizure of illicit drugs and one firearm. 

One enforcement action resulted in a short pursuit, a possible attempted assault with a deadly weapon with a vehicle against a deputy, and injuries to one driver who attempted to flee by jumping from a moving rental truck in motion.

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