Klamath Heritage: Waiting for a train [VIDEO]

Klamath Heritage: Waiting for a train [VIDEO]

Klamath County Museum’s Photo of the Week for March 17, 2019, shows passengers waiting for a train at the Southern Pacific passenger depot in Klamath Falls. No date was recorded for this photo. The automobiles seen here suggest a date around 1920.

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Oregon man dead after snowmobiling accident in Northern Klamath County

Oregon man dead after snowmobiling accident in Northern Klamath County

On Saturday, March 16, at 12:30 PM, a snowmobile crash occurred calming the life of a 21-year-old man from Philomath, Oregon (residing in Corvallis, Ore.).

The crash was in a location just south of Crescent, Oregon.

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Reclamation hosts public meeting on Klamath Basin water conditions and operational plans

Reclamation hosts public meeting on Klamath Basin water conditions and operational plans

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Bureau of Reclamation, in coordination with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service, will hold a public meeting on 2019 Klamath Basin water conditions and operational plans on Friday, March 22.

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Greg Walden statement on proposal to delist wolves across Lower 48 [VIDEO]

Greg Walden statement on proposal to delist wolves across Lower 48 [VIDEO]

For years, I’ve heard from ranchers across our district who watched as wolf populations continue to grow, harassing and killing their livestock. This truly threatens their livelihoods. Today’s announcement from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is welcome news for Oregonians and people across the West who have been waiting for action to delist the gray wolf, after the…

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Department of the Interior celebrates recover of the Gray Wolf with proposal to return management to states, tribes

Department of the Interior celebrates recover of the Gray Wolf with proposal to return management to states, tribes

The gray wolf, an iconic species of the American West, had all but disappeared from landscape in the lower 48 states by the early 20th century. Now it roams free in nine states and is stable and healthy throughout its current range. This constitutes one of the greatest comebacks for an animal in U.S. conservation history. Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is re-affirming the success of this recovery with a proposal to remove all gray wolves from protection under Endangered Species Act (ESA).

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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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Bonanza man found guilty of stealing missing mother's social security benefits

Bonanza man found guilty of stealing missing mother's social security benefits

MEDFORD, Ore. - On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, a federal jury found Theodore Martin Kirk, 64, of Klamath County, Oregon, guilty of stealing more than $30,000 in Social Security benefits dispersed in the name of his elderly mother, Nadine Kirk. Ms. Kirk has been missing since March 2010 and is presumed to be deceased.

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Silence about infant’s death necessitates an independent investigation

Silence about infant’s death necessitates an independent investigation

SALEM, Oregon – The safety of Oregon’s children is in peril. The inability of the Department of Human Services’ Child Welfare Program to protect our children is once again underscored by the tragic death of an infant in a day care center.

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KFalls man arrested after assault, vehicle theft, and eluding KCSO Deputies

KFalls man arrested after assault, vehicle theft, and eluding KCSO Deputies

A construction worker flagged down a deputy near Altamont Drive and Anderson Avenue and reported that a male, driving a late model white Ford F150, was acting strangely. At approximately the same time, Klamath County 9-1-1 received a call reporting the same pickup as stolen from an address on Bisbee Avenue.

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Wing Commander introduces new program to communicate with Airmen, SLED Talks

Wing Commander introduces new program to communicate with Airmen, SLED Talks

The 173rd Fighter Wing Commander, Col. Jeff “Sled” Smith, has started a new program to communicate with Airmen across the base. Labeled “SLED Talks”, a play on the name of the highly popular TED talks, these are small group discussions held with 12 or less individuals on a routine basis. 

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Republicans kick off Sunshine Week with calls for Brown to be investigated

Republicans kick off Sunshine Week with calls for Brown to be investigated

SALEM, Ore.—Sunshine Week—a celebration of transparency in government—comes at an inopportune time for the Brown administration. Republicans are kicking off Sunshine Week with calls for Democrat Gov. Kate Brown to be investigated and claim that her legislative agenda chipping away at public records access paired with a perceived cover-up could be grounds for her resignation.

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Phi Theta Kappa partnership with Oregon Tech expands transfer student access to bachelor's degree

Phi Theta Kappa partnership with Oregon Tech expands transfer student access to bachelor's degree

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Community college transfer students wanting to transition to an undergraduate institution are finding the way even more practical and cost-effective through a new partnership between Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” and Phi Theta Kappa honor society.

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New WIC food list announced

New WIC food list announced

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The local Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program has announced a new food list for families to use for nutritional benefits. Additions on the list are string cheese and yogurt options, among others. The new food list is available on the WIC app, wicshopper.

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Pacific Power offers new Equal Payment Plan opt-out option

Pacific Power offers new Equal Payment Plan opt-out option

PORTLAND, Ore. — As part of a statewide metering upgrade designed to improve service to customers through shorter outages and hour-by-hour energy usage information, Pacific Power is providing an additional offering for customers who wish to opt out. As part of a final filing to the Public Utility Commission (PUC) of Oregon on Monday, March 11, Pacific Power will now offer a commission-approved Equal Payment Plan Opt-out option to help reduce monthly fees starting March 13.

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Man Arrested by SWAT Officers After Assault and Barricade

Man Arrested by SWAT Officers After Assault and Barricade

In the early morning hours of March 12, Klamath Falls Police Officers responded to a call of a domestic violence assault in the 800 block of Mt. Whitney Street. A 43-year-old female victim and co-habitant of Michael Donnel Wilson, 32, made a call to Klamath County 9-1-1. She was found to be severely beaten and displayed facial injuries and was strangled during the assault.

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DEQ Offers Free Well Water Testing in Klamath Basin

DEQ Offers Free Well Water Testing in Klamath Basin

Klamath Falls, OR — The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is offering free well water testing in the Klamath Basin as part of a groundwater quality study. Interested well users can contact DEQ at groundwater.monitoring@deq.state.or.us or 503-693-5736 to be considered for the study. 

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KCSO Uses new SAR equipment to locate and assist back country rider

KCSO Uses new SAR equipment to locate and assist back country rider

Last Friday, Klamath County 9-1-1 received a call reporting Darrell Blackwell, 80, was stuck in the snow on an ATV near Saddle Mountain Pit Road in the Chiloquin area. Deputies responded but was limited due to the snow depth. Klamath County Search & Rescue (SAR) was then called in to assist in locating and rescuing Blackwell.

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