Photo Story: Klamath goes to the dogs

Photo Story: Klamath goes to the dogs

For the last two weekends, the Klamath County Event Center has been taken over by dogs both in show and in sport. Last weekend, the Klamath Dog Fanciers held their prestigious annual dog show, this weekend the group hosted the exciting agility trials.

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Simulated DUII crash stuns students

Simulated DUII crash stuns students

Over 1000 students from Mazama, Hosanna and Lost River High Schools watched as Operation Prom Night told a graphic story of a DUII crash. They saw events unfold right in front of them on Viking Field today.
Caution the photos inside this story are graphic.

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Klamath Tribe blesses C’WAAM and honors Creator in ceremony [VIDEO]

Klamath Tribe blesses C’WAAM and honors Creator in ceremony [VIDEO]

In the old times the Klamath Tribe believed everything they needed to live was provided for them by their Creator - They still believe this today.

One of those things provided by Creator is the C’WAAM. Each spring the Klamath Tribe holds a ceremony to celebrate the fish and to give thanks to the Creator for providing the fish.

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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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Photo Story: Snow Day

Photo Story: Snow Day

From Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning Klamath Falls officially received 7.5” of heavy wet snow. Unofficially many locations in town received higher snow totals. Levels were great enough that all schools, with the exception of Butte Valley and Tulelake, and many small businesses called in a ‘Snow Day’.

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Photo Story: The Calm Before the Storm, Crater Lake NP

Photo Story: The Calm Before the Storm, Crater Lake NP

Over the weekend it is forecasted that Crater Lake National Park can receive up to 18 inches of new snow during the upcoming storm. The extended forecast from the National Weather Service Office in Medford, Ore. also shows that today may be the last day for sunshine for some time. With that info, I took advantage of an opportunity to get out of the newsroom and use my snowshoes.

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Land of the Free, Home of the Brave

Land of the Free, Home of the Brave

Klamath Falls, Ore. - As announcer Bob Chambrose called out the branches of the U.S. Armed Forces – Coast Guard! Air Force! Navy! Marines! Army! -- veterans and active duty military members made their way towards the front of the Henley High School’s basketball court.

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Harvest Tour Showcases Klamath Ag

Harvest Tour Showcases Klamath Ag

On Thursday, September 27, 2018, the Klamath Water Users Association (KWUA) held their 11th Annual Fall Harvest Tour that included stops at; Gone Fishing, Klamath Project FF pumping station, Skyline Brewing, a horseradish field & processing shed, a mint harvest and Wong’s Potatoes.

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TBV Fair Opens Thursday

TBV Fair Opens Thursday

Final preparations are underway for the 67th Annual Tulelake Butte Valley Fair. Vendors are setting up, the carnival is under construction, animals are arriving, and judging inside the Home Economics building is underway.

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Day 1 of the 2018 Klamath County Fair [Photo Story]

Day 1 of the 2018 Klamath County Fair [Photo Story]

After a long smoke filled day, the first day of the Klamath County Fair is in the books. The day featured an up and coming country superstar, wild cats, a hairless guinea pig (check our Instagram for that one), a golf cart driving puppet, the tin man, hogs and so much more. 

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Crater Lake Bed & Breakfast Burns

Crater Lake Bed & Breakfast Burns

Saturday started and another beautiful quiet day for Crater Lake Bed and Breakfast owner, Janet McNeil.  McNeil's Friday night guests had left a few hours earlier and she was going to relax and take a nap, when her dog began to act odd. McNeil's dog wanted to in outside and inside erratically. That is when McNeil seen flames coming from behind her vehicles in the garage. 

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Community Gathers to Celebrate Birds [Photo Story]

Community Gathers to Celebrate Birds [Photo Story]

The 19th Annual Migratory Bird Day was celebrated at Veterans Park on Saturday. Hundreds came out to celebrate the migratory birds that use the Pacific Flyway.

About a dozen booths were setup to demonstrate and teach different characteristics of Migratory Birds and their habitat. Eventgoers were able to get their hands dirty by building birdhouses and bird nest supply caches, as well as building peanut butter bird feeders and a variety of outdoor skills.

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For the Love of Dogs [Photo Story]

For the Love of Dogs [Photo Story]

The Klamath Dog Fanciers have been holding the annual Klamath Dog Show Mother’s Day weekend for 67 years. This year’s event took over the inside of the John Hancock Event Center and spilled over into the fairgrounds with 80 RV’s checking in for dog gone good time.  

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Teaching Real Life Through Tragedy

Teaching Real Life Through Tragedy

As a parent, one of my worst fears is getting a call that something has happened to one of my kids. All too often, teens are thrust into making adult decisions such as drinking & driving or even texting & driving. Operation Prom Night is an attempt to educate today's teens about the real dangers of driving impaired and distracted. 

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Hundreds Gather For Easter Egg Scramble at OIT (Photo Story)

Hundreds Gather For Easter Egg Scramble at OIT (Photo Story)

The annual Oregon Tech Easter Egg Scramble was held today (3/31/18) on the field of John F. Mohel Stadium where 783 kids and their family members dashed for the colorful treasures. 

The scramble has become tradition at Oregon Tech organized by the Residence Hall. For over a week, students packaged individual wrapped candies inside 16,000+ eggs for the scramble and in mere seconds it was over. 

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Harry Watters Performs with Klamath Community Band [Photo Story]

Harry Watters Performs with Klamath Community Band [Photo Story]

This last Sunday, March 18, 2018 the Klamath Falls Community Band (KFCB) played the historic Ross Ragland Theater for their annual Spring Concert, Bits and Pieces. The concert featured world renown trombonist, Harry Watters.

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Students Choose Kindness

Students Choose Kindness

Students at Klamath County School District high schools stood in solidarity with students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on March 14. They chose to stand in assemblies and commit to kindness to remember the 17 victims of the mass school shooting one month ago.

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Photo Story: Health Fair Educates at Fairgrounds

Photo Story: Health Fair Educates at Fairgrounds

Sky Lakes Medical Center hosted the 20th Annual Living Well Health Fair on Saturday, March 3rd at the Klamath County Fairgrounds. Hundreds visited for free cholesterol & blood glucose screenings, lung function tests, blood pressure checks, and BMI readings from staff and physicians from Sky Lakes Medical Center.

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Basin Adventures: An Adventure in Painting

Basin Adventures: An Adventure in Painting

Located in downtown Klamath Falls, is a magical place that will help you escape from your day to day stress, relax with the girls and on some nights enjoy a bit of wine with your painting. Wild Pigments Art Studio is a place for creatives to express themselves with a bit of guidance and education.

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