Riding the trails [VIDEO]

Riding the trails [VIDEO]

What’s the best thing about mountain biking? Just ask sixth-graders Clem Pine and Brayden Waggener.

“Definitely going downhill,” Clem said. “It was scary, but fun.”

Brayden agreed, but said he also liked learning how to ride uphill. “When you’re going uphill, just shift into a lower gear and keep pedaling,” he said, adding, “I used to be one of those kids who just stayed in one gear.”

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Baldwin Hotel, Fort Klamath museums opening May 25

Baldwin Hotel, Fort Klamath museums opening May 25

The Baldwin Hotel and Fort Klamath museums will open for the summer season on Saturday, May 25. Living history demonstrations will be presented Saturday and Sunday at the Fort Klamath Museum, 51400 Highway 62, on the way to Crater Lake National Park. Civil War re-enactors, pioneer women and horse owners will be on the grounds. Gates open at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Free admission!

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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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OIT Announces new Cybersecurity Degree starting Fall 2019

OIT Announces new Cybersecurity Degree starting Fall 2019

This coming fall marks the introduction of Oregon’s first Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity, offered by Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech.” First announced in January, the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) approved the degree for fall 2019 enrollment at both Klamath Falls and Portland-Metro campuses.

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‘When Timber Was King’ theme of program

‘When Timber Was King’ theme of program

“When Timber Was King,” is the title of a program to be presented Thursday, May 23, at the Klamath County Museum. The program is cosponsored by Shaw Historical Library and the Klamath County Historical Society. It begins at 7 p.m. in the Museum’s back meeting room, 1451 Main St. Admission is free.

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Several hundred gather to celebrate migratory birds

Several hundred gather to celebrate migratory birds

Despite the wind and chilly spring day, hundreds turned out in Veteran’s Park in Klamath Falls for the annual celebration of migratory birds. Participants from Klamath Bird Observatory, Badger Run, US Fish and Wildlife, Klamath Wingwatchers, and several more helped educate children of all ages and celebrate birds and their habitats.

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Pacific Power President/CEO to be keynote speaker at OIT Commencement

Pacific Power President/CEO to be keynote speaker at OIT Commencement

On June 16, 2019, Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” will hold its 71st annual commencement ceremony in Klamath Falls at Oregon Tech’s John F. Moehl Stadium. President and CEO of Pacific Power, Stefan Bird, will deliver the keynote address, as nearly 800 students and their families celebrate graduation from the university.

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Giving Back: Bonanza students donate time to help community

Giving Back: Bonanza students donate time to help community

BONANZA – More than 200 Bonanza Junior-Senior High School students and staff spent Thursday giving back to their community, cleaning up Big Springs Park, organizing books at the Bonanza Public Library and helping elderly residents with yardwork. They also cleaned up and beautified the grounds around their school.

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Oregon Tech Selects Connie Atchley of OSU as New Chief Information Officer

Oregon Tech Selects Connie Atchley of OSU as New Chief Information Officer

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” announced the selection of Connie Atchley as its new chief information officer (CIO) and associate vice president of Information Technology Services for the university after a national search. Atchley, who joins Oregon Tech from…

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House Approves $9 Billion State School Fund Budget, Advances Student Success Appropriation

House Approves $9 Billion State School Fund Budget, Advances Student Success Appropriation

Salem, Ore. – The Oregon House of Representatives approved a $9 billion budget for K-12 schools and advanced the nearly $1 billion appropriation bill for the Student Success Act. Combined, this legislation will help transform Oregon’s public schools into a model system that will give every student the opportunity to succeed.

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Mazama Band places second at OSAA State Championships [VIDEO]

Mazama Band places second at OSAA State Championships [VIDEO]

Klamath Falls, Ore. - Mazama High School’s symphonic band played its way into the 4A OSAA Band State Championships – and then took top honors last week, placing second overall in the state in a competitive field.

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May IDEA Talk to Feature Student Innovators and Microelectronic Manufacturing CEO

May IDEA Talk to Feature Student Innovators and Microelectronic Manufacturing CEO

The May Klamath IDEA Talk will feature Jessica Gomez, founder and CEO of Rogue Valley Microdevices, Inc. in Medford, Ore. and two teams from Catalyze Klamath on Wednesday, May 22 at 5:30pm at MC’s on Main.

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Nontraditional Students at Oregon Tech Celebrate High Academic Honors at Annual Banquet

Nontraditional Students at Oregon Tech Celebrate High Academic Honors at Annual Banquet

Klamath Falls, Ore. -  A special event was held on May 9 to celebrate the academic success of nontraditional students involved in Oregon Institute of Technology's Tech Opportunities Program (TOP). President of the university, Nagi Naganathan, Ph.D., applauded the TOP students who each earned 3.3 GPA or higher in fall or winter term of this academic year. 

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Committing to their futures

Committing to their futures

One student plans to return to her hometown and teach kindergarten. Another wants be an orthopedic surgeon. Others plan careers as wildland firefighters, Air Force and commercial pilots, business leaders and high school teachers.

The 38 members of the Lost River Junior-Senior High School class of 2019 on Thursday celebrated their futures with the school’s third annual Signing Day, 37 pledged to 12 different colleges, and one plans to join the Coast Guard this fall.

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Eye on the Eggs

Eye on the Eggs

The first graders in Laci Teaters class at Merrill Elementary School had been waiting – 21 days to be exact. It was day 22, and their wait was over: Two baby chicks were on their feet, chirping.

“Last week was exciting because the eggs were starting to crack,” Teaters said. “You can actually hear them peep while they’re still in the egg, working to get out. So it’s really fun.”

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