Special District Election Results, May 2019

Special District Election Results, May 2019

Just under 20% of eligible voters turned in ballots for the May 2019 Special District election. According to the Klamath County Clerks Office, 9119 ballots were cast in Klamath County. Some of the races included key positions in education, fire protection, parks, water services, cemeteries, transit, and 9-1-1. Two funding measures, one for Klamath District 911 and another for Merrill Rural Protection were also on the ballot.

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KCSO Marine Deputy receives Western States Officer of the Year Award

KCSO Marine Deputy receives Western States Officer of the Year Award

Corporal Daren Krag of the Klamath County Sheriff’s Marine Patrol received the prestigious Western States Boating Administrators Association’s (WSBAA) Officer of the Year award.  Krag received the award on Tuesday, May 14, in Oklahoma City as part of the annual WSBAA conference.

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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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Spring Carnival Returns

Spring Carnival Returns

The Spring Carnival returns to Klamath Falls Thursday, May 30 through Sunday, June 2 at the Klamath County Fairgrounds. For 4-days only, Davis Shows Northwest, will offer your favorite rides for your enjoyment. The Orbiter, Zipper, Vertigo, Zendar, Starship 2000, Sizzler, Spider, and the Merry-go-round are just a few of the rides planned to be at the Spring Carnival.

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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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Kaylee’s Law Passes Oregon House

Kaylee’s Law Passes Oregon House

Salem, Ore – Today, the Oregon House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 576, otherwise known as Kaylee’s Law.  Named for the young woman from Bend, OR who was assaulted and murdered in July of 2016 by a Central Oregon Community College campus security officer, Kaylee’s Law clearly defines how campus security officers may appear so that they are not confused for official police officers. 

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Cy Phillips, citizen scientist

Cy Phillips, citizen scientist

Driving south along Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway on the western edge of Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge, 77-year-old Cy Phillips scans the landscape on a cold, cloudy March morning. He is looking for an old oak tree blown down during a recent storm.

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STI’s are a public health threat

STI’s are a public health threat

It can be an uncomfortable conversation, but overall health can only be assured when testing is done on specific elements of wellness. Klamath County Public Health (KCPH) encourages routine screenings such as mammograms and colonoscopies, but the sexually active should also get themselves tested. 

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Governor signs bill providing high-speed broadband internet

Governor signs bill providing high-speed broadband internet

Salem, Ore. – House Bill 3061 was signed by Governor Brown on Monday. The bill was chief-sponsored by Rep. E. Werner Reschke (R-Klamath Falls).

House Bill 3061 amends ORS 271 to allow municipalities to transfer property acquired from government entities to private corporations if used to provide broadband internet services to the citizens. It allows a political subdivision to waive and relinquish interest within 20 years of the transfer if such action is determined to be in the public interest.

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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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Colonels Smith & Edwards reflect on the journey

Colonels Smith & Edwards reflect on the journey

On June 1, 2019 Col. Jeff “Sled” Smith will step down as the Commander of the 173rd Fighter Wing, and Col. Jeff “Thug” Edwards will take command of the wing. It marks the final chapter in their careers which began when they stepped off the same bus at the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1991.

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Flags ordered to half-staff in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day

Flags ordered to half-staff in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day

Governor Kate Brown orders all flags at public institutions throughout Oregon be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, May 15 in observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day.  This comes after President Donald J. Trump issues a proclamation on Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2019.

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Walden introduces bill to improve forest management, reduce wildfire risk in Oregon

Walden introduces bill to improve forest management, reduce wildfire risk in Oregon

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As Oregon faces a rapidly approaching wildfire season, Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) today introduced legislation to improve forest management and reduce the risk of catastrophic fires in the state. Walden, joined by a group of 18 lawmakers, authored the Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2019, which would make significant reforms to forest management policy across Oregon’s federal lands.

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