Downtown Home Burned after Structure Fire Caused by Electrical Overload

Downtown Home Burned after Structure Fire Caused by Electrical Overload

Fire District No.1 has responded to 4 unrelated structure fires in the last week. Today’s fire was dispatched at 5:52 this morning to the 800 block of North Eighth Street in Klamath Falls.  The initial reports indicated a house on fire with a possible occupant inside the location. 

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College Credits for High School Students

College Credits for High School Students

The Ross Ragland Theater, in partnership with Klamath Community College, is offering a four credit Theater Appreciation course that gives high school students sixteen and up college credit while learning an introduction to theater.  This is an online course with a weekly three-hour lab conducted by instructor Jeff S. Press. 

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Wind Advisory Remains in Effect Until 11PM this Evening

Wind Advisory Remains in Effect Until 11PM this Evening
  • Winds...South to southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph.
  • Timing...Winds increase Thursday morning, peak Thursday afternoon and evening, then subside Thursday night. 
  • Locations include...Tulelake, Altamont, Klamath Falls and Bonanza.
  • Impacts...Travel will be difficult for lightweight and high profile vehicles. Loose outdoor objects or materials will be blown about.
  • View the hazard area in detail at
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Weekend Planner: Oct 6-8, 2017

Weekend Planner: Oct 6-8, 2017

The first full weekend of October is here, leaves are changing color, and crisp frosty mornings are here. Saturday is the annual World Wide Photowalk. The photowalk starts at 9:00 AM from Gathering Grounds and will head down Main Street – More info

The Weekend Planner is looking for a new sponsor, if that is you send a note to

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Photowalk in Klamath Falls on Saturday

Photowalk in Klamath Falls on Saturday

Klamath Falls, Ore. - There are only 4-days left to join the biggest social photography event in the world - the Scott Kelby 10th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk. It's free and everybody's invited.

Photographer and KFN Publisher, Brian Gailey will be hosting the Klamath Falls walk. The photo walk will begin and end at Gathering Grounds Roastery (116 S. 11th Street, Klamath Falls).

Starting time is 9:00 AM - Please plan to arrive a little early and dress in layers for comfort.

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Increased Patrol Efforts in Klamath Falls School Zones

Increased Patrol Efforts in Klamath Falls School Zones

While patrolling local school zones, Oregon State Police have noticed several unsafe driving behaviors and want to remind the motoring public to drive safely. One behavior in particular has come to the attention of several Troopers. The practice of stopping in the roadway and dropping children off for school is not only illegal, it is extremely unsafe. The proper way to drop your loved ones off at their school is in designated pick up/drop off locations on the school property, or on the side of the roadway where it is safe to pull over completely off the roadway.

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LIVE: KCC Ag Career Fair

LIVE: KCC Ag Career Fair

Happening until 6:00 PM today is the Ag Career Fair at Klamath Community College (KCC). Keith Duran, Natural Resources Systems Department Chair at KCC, discusses the shortage of agriculture related jobs, businesses looking for employees and the current Agriculture program offered at KCC.

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Weekend Planner: Sept 29-Oct 1

Weekend Planner: Sept 29-Oct 1

This weekend the calendar will change to October. A month of harvest, pumpkin spice and scarecrows. The Klamath Basin is full of activities from art and theater to free public lands and the farmers’ market. Here are some of the things happening in the Klamath Basin that you should not miss this weekend.

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LIVE: Bulletproof Brewhouse Grand Opening Celebration

LIVE - Bulletproof Brewhouse Coffee Shop Grand Opening ribbon cutting.

The Brewhouse is founded by three Oregon Tech students - Seth Gretz, Madison McCuiston, and David Murphy.

The shop is located at the former Matteo’s in Klamath Falls near Sky Lakes Medical Center and Oregon Tech.

The location and features locally roasted coffee from Gathering Grounds Roastery.

Paperback Writer Brings Beatle Mania to Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Get a ticket to ride a trip down memory lane (or is that Penny Lane?) when Paperback Writer: The Beatles Experience comes to the Ross Ragland Theater Saturday, September 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Paperback Writer - The Beatles Experience takes its audience on a trip through the musical years of the world’s most popular rock group! The four piece band will play hits that range from the famous Ed Sullivan Show appearances through the colorful Sgt. Pepper’s years and on to “Let it Be” all while donning authentic and memorable costumes.

Paperback Writer has been heralded by critics for their "spot on vocal, look and sound alike ability.” This show has been featured at Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure park. In addition, the quartet has dazzled audiences around the world performing fairs, casinos, theaters and cruise ships.

“We have had Beatles tributes before,” says RRT interim director, Mark McCrary, “But I think people will find that this one is really something special.”

In addition to being the second show of the new season for the Ross Ragland Theater, Paperback Writer joins the Arts on the Flyway lineup alongside 8 musical acts that will happen during the festival and performances of Distracted at the Linkville Playhouse.

“The whole weekend is a tribute to the arts,” says McCrary, “visual, performing and musical. We’re excited to bring the nostalgia of The Beatles to that. Additionally, it’s a great start to our 29th season of providing high quality entertainment and education opportunities to the Basin.”

Tickets to the event range from $19-29 before transaction fees.

The 2017-18 performance season is sponsored by KLAD, Big 98.5, Sunny 107, The Eagle, Forward Vision Media, Herald and News, The James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation and the Oregon Arts Commission. This show is sponsored by Pacific Crest Federal Credit Union and Main Street Jewelers and co-sponsored by Winema Electric & Woodland Lighting Design, Earl & Jane Liebich, Harold & Sally Heaton and Joan Staunton.

The Ross Ragland Theater is located at 218 North 7th Street in Klamath Falls. Telephone 541-884-LIVE (5483) for ticket information and reservations or visit the theater’s website at to purchase tickets online and learn more about the theater. The box office is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and two hours prior to show time the day of any weekend show.

Press Release by The Ross Ragland Theater

Art Festival Happening this Weekend


Set in the heart of the Pacific Flyway in Veteran’s Park and downtown Klamath Falls, the Arts on the Flyway Festival is Where Arts and Music Take Flight!

The festival is a ½ mile loop including juried artisan and crafter vendors; nonprofits hosting interactive arts stations; delicious culinary arts in the form of food carts and live performances of music, dance, theatrical and circus performers.

Plein air artists, art demonstrations and civic art projects will also be sprinkled throughout the festival that encompasses three local art centers (The Favell and The Baldwin museums and the Klamath Art Association Gallery).

When the sun goes down, two historic performing arts venues (The Ross Ragland Theater and the Linkville Playhouse) round out a weekend of creating connection and creative expression with your loved ones and our community!

SATURDAY, September 23, 2017: 10 AM – 5 PM

AOTF Festival Events to Enjoy:
Mon 9.18 - Thurs 9.21 • Arts Workshops + Lectures for all ages

• Public Art Scavenger Hunt (clues released 9.17)
Friday 9.22 • Catch a Wave, a Beach Boys Tribute at the Ross Ragland Theater

• Distracted at the Linkville Playhouse
Saturday 9.23 • Downtown Festival 10 am - 5 pm

• The Favell Museum Annual Art Show and Sale

• Photographer Maud Baldwin Exhibit at the Baldwin Museum

• Paperback Writer, a Beatles Tribute at the Ross Ragland Theater

• Distracted at the Linkville Playhouse

Arts on the Flyway Festival: Where Arts and Music Take Flight!

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Klamath Falls Crews Work on Several Projects this Week

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Street Division Crews will be performing work during the hours of 4:00 AM through 4:30 PM (weather permitting) on Monday September 18, 2017 through Friday September 22, 2017 as follows:


Monday, September 18th
• Asphalt patching cracks and potholes Calhoun St.

Tuesday, September 19th
• Asphalt Overlay prep on Oak St near Adams
• Washington St Bridge Testing (OIT) - Street Division crews and students fro OIT Civil Engineering class will be setting up a work zone on the Washington St. Bridge. September 19, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM for a Bridge Testing Study.

Wednesday, September 20th
• Utility cuts, asphalt repair Spring St near Modoc Field

Thursday, September 21st
• Utility cuts South Suburbs



• Tuesday Sept 19th - Friday Sept 22nd, 4:00 AM to 6:30 AM Parking legends downtown core

• Tuesday Sept 19th - Friday Sept 22nd, 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM Oregon Ave, Lynnewood legends and crosswalks Biehn St to CLP



Water Division Crews will be in the Moyina area installing water valves and fire hydrants for most of the week. Crews and equipment will be in the roadway while performing this maintenance work. Please proceed with caution

Tuesday, September 19th crews will be changing out fire hydrants at St. Francis and Oregon Ave and Oregon Ave and Delta.

Saturday, September 23rd, crews will be changing a hydrant at Lakeview and Oregon Ave.



Pelican City Water Main - This project is anticipated to be complete within the next few weeks with paving operations and final project closeout. Motorists should expect minimal traffic delays.

Etna Street Water Main Project - Water main replacement project on Etna St between Shasta Way and Angle St. Construction crews and equipment are working in the roadway. Motorists should expect intermittent traffic impacts.


The City would like to thank Citizens in advance for proceeding with caution in areas where crews are working. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the City of Klamath Falls Public Works Department at (541) 883-5363.

Press Release from The City of Klamath Falls.

Klamath Falls Victim: Not Out of the Woods

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The woman believed to be the victim of escaped inmate Brittain McAuliffe is fighting for her life at a Portland hospital after being shot in Klamath Fall over the weekend.

Danielle Griffin’s mother, Lisa Griffin, told KOIN 6 News her daughter is on a long road to recovery after she was shot in the neck and face.

“She’s not out of the woods yet, they’ve told me that,” Lisa said.

McAuliffe, who escaped from the Camp Riverbend Youth Transitional Facility in LaGrande on June 20, now faces charges of attempted murder, assault and other crimes. He is accused of shooting Danielle twice with a sawed off shotgun, according to court documents.

Lisa told KOIN 6 News about getting a knock on the door of her Klamath Falls home on Saturday.

“It’s the scariest thing that’s ever happened to me,” Lisa sasid. “They said ‘your daughter has been shot.'”

Danielle was found by a jogger on a bike path, bloody and unresponsive. She was immediately flown to OHSU. Now she is in a medically induced coma and will need to undergo reconstructive surgery to her face and neck.

“It went along her face and her neck and her shoulder is shattered, her ribs are shattered,” Lisa told KOIN 6 News.

McAuliffe already has a long criminal history with past arrests for theft, DUI and criminal mischief.

Lisa doesn’t know what led her 34-year-old daughter to encounter McAuliffe.

“I had never even heard his name until I read everything that everyone else has read,” Lisa said.

Lisa said she’s not going to leave her daughter’s side and has set up a GoFundMe to help with expenses.

“I’m super stressed but when I see her eyes open it gives me hope that she’s going to wake up.”

Go Fund Me -> 

Report from KOIN 6