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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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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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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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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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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Rim Drive Opens at Crater Lake National Park

Rim Drive Opens at Crater Lake National Park

The entire 33-mile Rim Drive around Crater Lake is now open for the season, as are all facilities and services with the exception of the 16-site Lost Creek Campground which remains closed at this time.

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ODVA Announces interest rate decreases on home loans

ODVA Announces interest rate decreases on home loans

The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs announced across-the-board interest rate decreases on all new loan applications for its home loan products, yet another sign that 2019 could be a great time to buy a home, especially for Oregon veterans.

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Fighting food insecurity just got a little easier for SNAP recipients

Fighting food insecurity just got a little easier for SNAP recipients

Portland, Ore. - A coalition led by Farmers Market Fund, is pleased to announce the award of a $1.5 million state appropriation to expand the SNAP Double Up Food Bucks program. The Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) program helps SNAP participants access fresh fruits and vegetables. For every dollar spent on SNAP-eligible foods at participating farmers markets, Double Up Food Bucks recipients will now receive an additional dollar to spend on Oregon-grown fruits and veggies. Over 600,000 Oregonians, more than a third of whom are children, currently receive SNAP benefits.

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Unanimous Passage of Bills provides Help to local Hospital and Schools

Unanimous Passage of Bills provides Help to local Hospital and Schools

Salem, Ore. - HB 2847 and HB 2867 passed unanimously in the House and Senate during the last week of legislative session. Both bills were chief-sponsored by Rep. E. Werner Reschke (R-Klamath Falls).

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Delesha & Thun to graduate from the Oregon Public Safety Academy

Delesha & Thun to graduate from the Oregon Public Safety Academy

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of thirty-eight its 389th Basic Police Class. This class includes two graduates for the Klamath Falls Police Department, Jacob Delesha and Connor Thun.

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KCSO Search and Rescue helps injured hiker in Sky Lakes Wilderness

KCSO Search and Rescue helps injured hiker in Sky Lakes Wilderness

On the morning of Monday, July 1, 2019, the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office was alerted by Klamath County 9-1-1 of an injured hiker near Devils Peak, along the Pacific Crest Trail, in the Sky Lakes Wilderness area.

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Vacant building presents opportunity for innovation at 173rd Fighter Wing [VIDEO]

Vacant building presents opportunity for innovation at 173rd Fighter Wing [VIDEO]

KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. - A recently vacated building is poised to become a valuable resource for the 173rd Fighter Wing and even the Air Force at large. Senior Master Sgt. Nate Morehouse explains that the extra space will allow three different shops to repair aircraft parts needed for the local fleet, as well as the entire F-15C fleet and even other U.S. Air Force airframes. 

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Keeping its promise to students, Oregon Tech reduces tuition rate for 2019-20

Keeping its promise to students, Oregon Tech reduces tuition rate for 2019-20

The Oregon Institute of Technology’s (Oregon Tech’s) president, Dr. Nagi Naganathan, today announced that the university would reduce its tuition rate increase to 6 percent, instead of the previously announced rate increase of 9 percent. This is based on the budget approved for Oregon’s public universities by the Oregon Legislature on June 29. Oregon Tech’s Board of Trustees, at its May 30 meeting, had approved the higher rate based on legislative proposals being floated at that time, with the caveat that the rate would be reduced should the legislatively approved budget exceed those amounts.

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The Reclaimers, OIT student entrepreneurs win first place and $23k at InventOR

The Reclaimers, OIT student entrepreneurs win first place and $23k at InventOR

Portland, Ore. – A team of Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” students won big this weekend at the InventOR Collegiate Challenge. The grand prize winners are The Reclaimers, a team of Oregon Tech students made up of Renewable Energy Engineering and Electrical Engineering senior Annika Andersen of Baker City, Oregon, and recent graduates of Mechanical Engineering, Ashlei Morgan of Meridian, Idaho, and Jessica Arrington of Paisley, Oregon.

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Lake of the Woods Vegetation Project public meeting this Saturday

Lake of the Woods Vegetation Project public meeting this Saturday

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – There will be a public meeting Saturday, July 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to discuss the proposed Lake of the Woods Vegetation Project on the Klamath Ranger District of the Fremont-Winema National Forest.

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Oregon Farm Bureau issues statement on the defeat of HB 2020

Oregon Farm Bureau issues statement on the defeat of HB 2020

SALEM, Ore. - Today Senate Republican Leader Herman Baertschiger Jr. announced that House Bill 2020 is dead and the Oregon State Legislature will finish the 2019 Session this weekend to keep Oregon’s agencies funded. The bill will remain dead through sine die on Sunday.

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