Photo Story: Klamath Union High School Celebrates the Class of 2019

Photo Story: Klamath Union High School Celebrates the Class of 2019

Thirteen years in the making, today, 126 Seniors crossed the stage at Modoc Field to receive a high school diploma from Klamath Union today. These students are the first to complete their senior year inside the walls of the “New KU.”

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Photo Story: KCFD1 Hosts burn to learn, for student firefighters final exam [VIDEO]

Photo Story: KCFD1 Hosts burn to learn, for student firefighters final exam [VIDEO]

Today five student firefighters with Klamath County Fire District 1 received hands on training in their final exam before graduation and joining the ranks of firefighter. For several it was not their first experience battling fire but it was the first experience with KCFD1.

“Today we have a training fire, we call it a burn to learn,” says Dave Sonneman, Firefighter and Instructor for KCFD1. “We get them in there with real live fire and we see how they react.”

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Photo Story: Farm Expo Showcases Klamath Ag to Basin Fourth-Graders

Photo Story: Farm Expo Showcases Klamath Ag to Basin Fourth-Graders

550 Fourth grade students from all corners of the Klamath Basin attended the 2019 Farm Expo held Wednesday and Thursday at the Klamath County Event Center. Since the 1970’s, students have had an opportunity for hands on learning about many different aspects of Klamath Basin Agriculture, including; 4-H, FFA, potato farming, cattle ranching, goats, irrigation, timber, grain, hay, dairy, bees and many more.

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Photo Story: Snow Day

Photo Story: Snow Day

From Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning Klamath Falls officially received 7.5” of heavy wet snow. Unofficially many locations in town received higher snow totals. Levels were great enough that all schools, with the exception of Butte Valley and Tulelake, and many small businesses called in a ‘Snow Day’.

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Photo Story: The Calm Before the Storm, Crater Lake NP

Photo Story: The Calm Before the Storm, Crater Lake NP

Over the weekend it is forecasted that Crater Lake National Park can receive up to 18 inches of new snow during the upcoming storm. The extended forecast from the National Weather Service Office in Medford, Ore. also shows that today may be the last day for sunshine for some time. With that info, I took advantage of an opportunity to get out of the newsroom and use my snowshoes.

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Hundreds Gather For Easter Egg Scramble at OIT (Photo Story)

Hundreds Gather For Easter Egg Scramble at OIT (Photo Story)

The annual Oregon Tech Easter Egg Scramble was held today (3/31/18) on the field of John F. Mohel Stadium where 783 kids and their family members dashed for the colorful treasures. 

The scramble has become tradition at Oregon Tech organized by the Residence Hall. For over a week, students packaged individual wrapped candies inside 16,000+ eggs for the scramble and in mere seconds it was over. 

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Photo Story: Children's Activities at the Winter Wings Festival

Photo Story: Children's Activities at the Winter Wings Festival

The Winter Wings Festival is known for it's workshops, field trips and keynote speakers. However, there is much more to the festival than that. Vendors, photography & art contests, and family/children's activities. 

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Photo Story: Toys for Tots

Photo Story: Toys for Tots

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

With the primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.

Locally the Toys for Tots campaign is driven by JoAnn and Janah, a mother-daughter team coming together, helping children and giving hope this Christmas season. 2017 seen the most children ever served in the local organizations history.  Nearly 2000 children in Klamath and Lake Counties were aided by the Klamath Falls Toys for Tots. 

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Photo Story: Paralympic Medalist Mentors Shasta 4th Graders

Photo Story: Paralympic Medalist Mentors Shasta 4th Graders

Mrs. Morosin’s 4th grade class at Shasta Elementary is participating in Classroom Champions. A program, which pairs classes up with Olympic and Paralympic athletes for a full school year. The athletes virtually mentor the class, emphasizing life lessons to build grit, perseverance and resilience.

This year students are teamed with Lex Gillette. Gillette is a blind Paralympic athlete, and world record holder in the long jump, a 4x Paralympic medalist, a 3x long jump world champion, an 16x national champion and the first completely blind athlete to beat the 22-foot barrier on the long jump.

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