Merkley tours sucker recovery program

Merkley tours sucker recovery program

Senator Jeff Merkley visited Klamath Falls on Monday to tour the rearing ponds at Gone Fishing and the floating net pens on Upper Klamath Lake.  This was Merkley’s first visit to tour the facilities following his Sucker Recovery Event held last fall. Following the summit, Merkley secured $3 million in federal funding for an expansion of the project.

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Vikki Breese-Iverson sworn-in today as State Representative for House District 55

Vikki Breese-Iverson sworn-in today as State Representative for House District 55

Salem, Ore. – Newly appointed State Representative Vikki Breese-Iverson (R-Prineville) was administered the oath of office by Oregon Secretary of State Bev Clarno this afternoon in the House Chamber.

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173rd Fighter Wing pilots learn survival techniques for over-water ejection

173rd Fighter Wing pilots learn survival techniques for over-water ejection

U.S. Air Force F-15C pilots from the 173rd Fighter Wing spent one day preparing for an emergency ejection over water during water survival skills training at Cultus Lake in Central Oregon, July 25, 2019.

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Team Kingsley adds “shoot house” to world-class training arsenal

Team Kingsley adds “shoot house” to world-class training arsenal

The 173rd Security Forces Squadron increased the training capability for the base, as well as the surrounding area, when they constructed a new “shoot house” on the base designed to simulate real situations law enforcement and first responders deal with as a part of their mission.

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Annual Crater Lake Rim Run This Saturday, 8/10/19

Annual Crater Lake Rim Run This Saturday, 8/10/19

Crater Lake, OR – Saturday, August 10, 2019, is the 43rd Annual Crater Lake Rim Run.  This is not a park sponsored event, but each year it is conducted under the guidelines of a special-use park permit. The following information will assist visitors who plan to be in the park before the event on Friday evening, August 9th, and on the day of the run.

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Public urged to use caution during construction on Fishhole Creek Road

Public urged to use caution during construction on Fishhole Creek Road

Bly, Ore. – Fremont-Winema National Forest officials are reminding the public to slow down, watch for flaggers and use caution when traveling in road construction zones on the Forest following an accident today.

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Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday parties in Lakeview, Klamath Falls this week

Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday parties in Lakeview, Klamath Falls this week

Lakeview, Ore. – The Fremont-Winema National Forest, in cooperation with local, state and federal partners, will be celebrating Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday with parties in Lakeview and Klamath Falls.

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Registrations for benefit 5k walk-run still open

Registrations for benefit 5k walk-run still open

Registrations are still being taken for the “DRK Community 5K” walk-run to benefit the David R. Kingsley Foundation.

The first-ever event jointly hosted by Sky Lakes and Kingsley Field will be Saturday, August 10, at Steen Sports Park, 4500 Foothills Blvd. Start times for the family-friendly event begin at 9 a.m. and are staggered to accommodate runners and joggers, walkers, and participants with small children. Zoomba begins at 8:30 a.m. to help get you warmed up, and there will be a “bounce house” for children.

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Keeping work zones safe: ODOT using new technology to protect road workers [VIDEO]

Keeping work zones safe: ODOT using new technology to protect road workers [VIDEO]

Salem, Ore - Every year flaggers and other highway workers are injured and killed on highways in Oregon and across the nation. The Oregon Department of Transportation has begun deploying new flagging technology—auto flaggers -- that takes work zone flaggers out of the line of traffic making them safer.

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Oregon EV charging station projects receive funding from Pacific Power grant

Oregon EV charging station projects receive funding from Pacific Power grant

Portland, Ore. – More Oregon cities are getting help with charging-up from a Pacific Power grant program. Electric vehicle charging station projects from Pendleton to Grants Pass – 9 in all – will receive up to 100% of eligible costs. The program is designed to assist non-profits, local governments and businesses with providing employees, customers and the general public with more options to charge electric vehicles. Launched in late 2018, the electric charging station grant program has awarded over $700,000 to 25 recipients in Oregon. 

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Structure fire tonight on Lakeview Ranger District office compound

Structure fire tonight on Lakeview Ranger District office compound

Lakeview, Ore. – A fire was discovered early this evening in a warehouse building on the Fremont-Winema National Forest Lakeview Ranger District Office compound. The fire was first reported at 7:41 p.m.  The cause is under investigation and the fire marshal is on the way.

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KRRC and Kiewit name RES as lead restoration contractor on Klamath Dam removal project

KRRC and Kiewit name RES as lead restoration contractor on Klamath Dam removal project

KLAMATH BASIN – Today, the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC), along with lead contractor Kiewit, continue progress toward fulfilling the terms of the Amended Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement (KHSA) dam removal and restoring a free-flowing Klamath River by selecting Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC (RES) as project restoration sub-contractor.

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Merkley Decries Trump Decision to Cut 3 Million Americans Off of Food Stamps

Merkley Decries Trump Decision to Cut 3 Million Americans Off of Food Stamps

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley, the top Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement after the Trump administration announced that they would attempt to put in place a new policy that would kick an estimated 3 million Americans off of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps or SNAP: 

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Bend area resident dies as a result of head on crash on US97

Bend area resident dies as a result of head on crash on US97

On Thursday July 18, 2019 Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle head on fatal crash on Highway 97 near milepost 197 in Klamath County. The investigation revealed that a white 2005 Jeep Liberty was traveling southbound on Highway 97 and for unknown reasons, drifted onto the southbound shoulder.  The operator of the Jeep reportedly overcorrected, and…

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Recreation Report for July 18, 2019

Recreation Report for July 18, 2019

Highlights from this week’s Recreation Report include: Southwest Oregon fishing report featuring, Blue Lake, Campbell Lake and Campbell Reservoir. This weeks report also includes a updated on Cougar, Coyote, and Ground Squirrel hunts.

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Oregon Promise lifts financial limit

Oregon Promise lifts financial limit

Recent high school graduates and GED completers who applied for the Oregon Promise but did not qualify due to exceeding financial requirements will now receive the grant to attend community college in fall 2019.

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