Youth Rising offering new summer job program

Youth Rising offering new summer job program

Youth Rising recently received funds from the Oregon Department of Education, Office of Developmental Disabilities and Vocational Rehabilitation to provide 20 part-time positions for teens and young adults with physical, developmental or other disabilities, those living in poverty, as well as homeless youth, or individuals with other barriers to employment.

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Worden grain elevator sold to Ardent Mills

Worden grain elevator sold to Ardent Mills

Denver, CO – Ardent Mills, the premier flour-milling and ingredient company, announced it has further invested in organic capabilities and The Annex by Ardent Mills through its acquisition of a grain elevator in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The elevator, which is in close proximity to Ardent Mills’ community mill in Stockton, California and mix plant in Arlington, Oregon, enhances the company’s ability to support growers in the Pacific Northwest, partner with universities on breeding, and serve its overall customer base.

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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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Local specialty coffee company matches state trends, continuing to perk up

Local specialty coffee company matches state trends, continuing to perk up

“GGR is definitely a specialty coffee shop,” says Jason Aarstad, Owner and Roastmaster of Gathering Grounds Roastery. “We focus on high quality coffee and serve specific styles, compared to more volume focused operations.”

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6.7 Percent Unemployment in Klamath County for May 2019; 6.3 percent in Lake county

6.7 Percent Unemployment in Klamath County for May 2019; 6.3 percent in Lake county

Seasonal hiring this spring was stronger than typically expected as businesses ramp up for the busy summer season. The unemployment rate remains little changed over the past year for both Klamath and Lake counties; however, levels of unemployment are quite low for the region.

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Sorting line keeps curbside recycling in Klamath Falls [VIDEO]

Sorting line keeps curbside recycling in Klamath Falls [VIDEO]

“The word recycle has grown to mean many different things today,” said Ron Moe Executive Director at REACH Inc. “It’s grown here at REACH, we dedicate ourselves to the reusability and recycling of the Klamath Basins reusable items.”

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Reducing risk of wildfire Pacific Power may cut electricity in high-risk areas during extreme conditions

Reducing risk of wildfire Pacific Power may cut electricity in high-risk areas during extreme conditions

As wildfires become more frequent and intense throughout the West, protecting the communities we serve from this increasing threat, while providing safe, reliable power, is our highest priority. We are building on our work over past years to strengthen our system and implement additional safety measures to reduce wildfire risks.

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Allen Alley and Student Entrepreneurs to present at outdoor June IDEA Talk

Allen Alley and Student Entrepreneurs to present at outdoor June IDEA Talk

Klamath IDEA (Inspire Development, Energize Acceleration) will host its final IDEA Talk of the season on Wednesday, June 19, 5:30 to 8 p.m., at Sugarman’s Corner.

This month’s IDEA Talk will feature Allen Alley, managing member of The Alley Group and president of Obsidian Opportunity Funds.

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UPDATE: iQor to layoff all employees and close facility

UPDATE: iQor to layoff all employees and close facility

Today, iQor issued letters to its Klamath Falls employees stating that all employees are expected to be terminated and that the facility will close by August 30. In a letter obtained by KFN it states, “by August 30, 2019 that the entire facility will be closed and all employees at the facility will be impacted. This closure is expected to be permanent.”

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Bag police coming for retailers near you

Bag police coming for retailers near you

Salem, Ore.—Democrats are attempting to pass cap and trade—a crony scam that robs Oregon’s smallest businesses and consumers to give out subsidies to politically-well connected entities—but their attempts are starting to get turbulent, per the Salem Reporter.

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Horseback riding to return to Running Y Ranch Resort for third year

Horseback riding to return to Running Y Ranch Resort for third year

Horseback riding returns for the third year at the Running Y Ranch Resort. Saddle up between June 1st and the end of September for a riding adventure that departs from the resort grounds.

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Graduation Sensation honors the Class of 2019 [VIDEO]

Graduation Sensation honors the Class of 2019 [VIDEO]

450 Seniors from schools around the Klamath Basin marched down Main Street to an event in Veteran’s Park in celebration of their big accomplishment, graduating from high school.

In its fourth year, Graduation Sensation is the biggest annual event for the Klamath Promise, which awarded $40,000 in scholarships and prizes this year to 70 recipients.

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Sky Lakes Volunteers award scholarships to area students

Sky Lakes Volunteers award scholarships to area students

“As with others in the Sky Lakes family, the Volunteers regularly give back the community in a variety of ways,” said Reid Kennedy, Director of Volunteer Services at the Klamath Falls medical center. “These scholarships are an extension of that philosophy of generosity and contribution.”

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Heather Tramp selected for US Chamber Foundation Education and Workforce Fellowship program

Heather Tramp selected for 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 was selected to participate in the third cohort of its premiere business leadership program.

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Cascade Comp CEO appointed to Higher Education Coordinating Commission

Cascade Comp CEO appointed to Higher Education Coordinating Commission

Tayo Akins, Chief Executive Officer of Cascade Comprehensive Care & Cascade Health Alliance, was officially selected by the Senate to represent Southern Oregon on the Higher Education Coordinating Commission on May 15th, 2019.

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UPDATED: New Fairfield Inn to break ground at TimberMill Shores, Wednesday

UPDATED: New Fairfield Inn to break ground at TimberMill Shores, Wednesday

With Lake Ewauna as a natural backdrop, Klamath Falls Mayor Carol Westfall on Wednesday will join principals of Ferguson Hotel Development, Choose Klamath (KCEDA), the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce, and Klamath Falls City and County officials to officially break ground on a new, 92-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott at TimberMill Shores.

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Washington Federal Foundation Awards $5000 to Youth Rising

Washington Federal Foundation Awards $5000 to Youth Rising

On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, an award for $5,000 was presented to Tasha Locks, Youth Rising Executive Director and Founder, and Program Director Britt Weidman by Washington Federal Bank Grants Administrator Ann Hall, accompanied by Bank Managers Heather Tyler, Heather Curtis, and Associate Kendon Holt, at the Youth Rising Drop-In Center at 723 Main Street, in Klamath Falls. The grant was made in support of the Youth Rising House shelter project.

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