Contributions from Paul Hanson, KFLS 1450 MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2017 See full News Page here. KLAMATH BASIN WEATHER TodaySunny, with a high near 34. Overnight, cloudy and a very cold low of 12 degrees. TuesdayCloudy morning, sunny afternoon with a high of 37. Overnight, patchy freezing fog, low of 15 degrees. WednesdayPatchy freezing fog before 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 38. Overnight low of just 16 degrees.
ThursdayPartly sunny, with a high near 38. FridayMostly sunny, with a high near 39. Highway 140 webcams Lake of the Woods - http://tripcheck.com/RoadCams/cams/LakeoftheWoods_pid743.jpg?rand=1480454064854 Doak Mountain - http://tripcheck.com/RoadCams/cams/ORE140%20at%20Doak%20Mountain_pid2744.JPG?rand=1480454144305 Bly Mountain - http://tripcheck.com/RoadCams/cams/BlyMtn_pid606.jpg?rand=1480454172055 TODAY'S KLAMATH FALLS NEWS: From the Oregon State Police: On Sunday, December 3rd at approximately 1:52am, the Oregon State Police responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision on US 97 near milepost 226 in Klamath County.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a red 2000 Ford F250, operated by Roy Everett Smith, age 64 of Bend was traveling southbound on Highway 97 near milepost 226, when he lost control of his vehicle on the icy roadway. The Ford traveled into the northbound lane of travel and colliding head-on into a green 2016 Kenworth CMV with trailer. The Kenwood was operated by Jeanne May McJunkin, age 65 and of Cheney, Washington.
Roy Smith sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene after lifesaving measures were made by medical personnel. Next of kin notification has been made. Jeanne McJunkin and passenger William Charles McJunkin, age 64 of sustained non-life threatening injuries and were transported by medical personnel to a local hospital. OSP was assisted by Chemult Fire Department and ODOT. “RED” Air Quality Advisory for today Monday December 4th, 2017 through NOON tomorrow Tuesday December 5th, 2017 IS RED.
A STAGNANT WEATHER PATTERN HAS BROUGHT POOR VENTILATION CONDITIONS TO THE KLAMATH BASIN. DUE TO THIS STAGNANT WEATHER PATTERN, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY....The AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10AM SATURDAY. The RED Advisory Call means the following: 1. ONLY PELLET STOVES and EXEMPTIONS May be used within the Air Quality Zone: as per Klamath County Ordinance #406.
150 (1) 2. Outside the Air Quality Zone: All woodstove, pellet stoves and fireplaces may be used. 3. Outdoor or Open Burning is prohibited Countywide as per Klamath County Ordinance #406.100 (4)(A) For a map of the Air Quality Zone and other information, consult our website at http://www.co.klamath.or.us then click on Environmental Health. The Advisory is now on the internet at www.
klamathair.org. If you have Air Quality questions or have a question about an exemption to use your woodstove on Red or Yellow Advisory Days CALL US @ 541-883-5118. There is a City Council Work Session scheduled for 6:00 p.m. to discuss City Code/Recodification Project Update and City manager Fee Schedule Review today, December 4th. The Work Session will be held in the conference room located downstairs in the City Annex building located at 500 Klamath Avenue.
The Work Session is open to the public. All City of Klamath Falls City Council meetings are held in the Council Chambers located in the City Annex Building at 500 Klamath Avenue. Our Council Chambers are ADA accessible. If you need any special accommodations, please contact our City Recorder at (541) 883-5325 prior to the meeting. From the City of Klamath Falls: While the below information is not a City project we would like citizens to know of the traffic changes and lane closures: Near 2061 Wantland – Going south on East Main the lane on the west side will be closed near Wantland Ave.
for tree trimming. There will be 2 flaggers. Time frame is 8:30am to 11:30am on December 5th, 2017. Near 1850 Main – Going east on Main St. the most southern lane will be closed for tree trimming (There are 2 lanes going east on this part of Main) There will be a flagger. Time frame is 8:30am to 10:30am on December 6th, 2017. Old Fort Rd. – There are 4 sites on Old Fort Rd. from Crater Lake Parkway to just north of James Martin Ct.
The north bound lane will be closed for tree trimming. There will be 2 flaggers. Time frame 8:30am to 3:30pm on December 6th and 7th, 2017. The City would like to thank Citizens, in advance for proceeding with caution in areas where crews are working. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the City of Klamath Falls Public Works Department at (541) 883-5363. Klamath Community College is proud to announce it has been named a Military Friendly school for a fifth consecutive year.
“KCC has worked hard to ensure veterans and enlisted military members have access to higher education. We are dedicated to serving student populations in the Klamath Basin and the airmen across the country with their Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) goals,” said KCC Director of Veterans Services Tracy Heap. The Military Friendly designation, awarded by Victory Media, honors colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and to ensure their success on campus.
Now for a fifth year, KCC will be included in a list of Military Friendly designees that is provided to service members and their families to promote education opportunities that can better help them pursue a civilian career. It also helps military families make the best use of the GI Bill and other federal benefits and to find success in their chosen career fields. Since 2013 KCC has supported airmen in the pursuit of their CCAF degrees, which require completing 15 general education credits.
In October 2016, KCC celebrated a new “Base to Bachelor’s” partnership with Eastern Oregon University, in La Grande, that allows active duty airmen to pursue a Bachelor’s of Applied Science in Business Administration from anywhere in the world. “KCC’s Veterans Service office is dedicated to delivering college courses that help members of the military advance in service and in civilian life,” said KCC President Dr.
Roberto Gutierrez. “Our college will continue rising to the challenge of providing higher education opportunities for veterans and enlisted officers at home and around the globe.” Institutions that earn a Military Friendly designation are evaluated using public data sources and responses from surveys conducted by Victory Media. KCC’s final ratings were determined by combining survey scores with assessments that evaluated student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, degree advancement or transfer), and loan default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.
Victory Media publishes G.I. Jobs, STEM JobsSM, and Military Spouse. For more information about KCC’s commitment to supporting military students, visit www.klamathcc.edu/Admissions/Military-Services. The Klamath County Board of Commissioners received an offer to buy the old mill in Chiloquin. Sean Taylor of Chiloquin and a business partner have offered $119,000 for the mill site. The mill was foreclosed on by the county some years back for non payment of property taxes.
The site has been listed for sale at $239,000. Taylor told the commissioners there are some pollution issues that have not yet been dealt with at the site and several "unknowns" related to those issues. Taylor says he and his business partner want to use the mill site for the sale of firewood, bundles and house logs. Taylor says he has an investor who wants to build a biomass plant at the site because the US Forest Service "has tons and tons of material they can't get rid of.
" Taylor says the Forest Service has "millions of dead and dying trees" and believes the agency could easily help supply a 10 megawatt biomass plant that would use 100-thousand tons of forest waste a year. Taylor says he could employ about 25 people at the biomass plant and another 25 workers to work in the woods to feed the plant and create the other wood products they plan to sell. Commissioners expressed interest in the offer and discussed a possible short term lease for the site to get the firewood business up and running soon.
Commissioners made no final formal decision on the proposed sale on Wednesday but plan to study and revisit the issue. 10-A District Agricultural Association Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair Board of Directors Regular Monthly Meeting to be held Monday, December 18, 2017 6:00pm Winema Lodge, 5215 Hill Rd, Tulelake, CA 96134. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION Members of the public are welcome and may place items on the agenda of any board meeting.
The items must be directly related to fair (10-A) district business. Request for placement must be made in writing and delivered to the fair office no later than 4:00 p.m. twelve (12) business days prior to the board meeting. Items placed on the agenda by the public will be for information and discussion so that the board may be advised of the views of the community. While the board values the participation of the public, the board president reserves the right to limit the time for public comment to a maximum of five (5) minutes in order to proceed with the agenda of the day and/or to place the item on the agenda (as an action item) of a subsequent meeting.
Pursuant to the American with Disabilities Act, individuals who, because of a disability, need special assistance to attend or participate in any 10-A District Agricultural Association Board or Committee meetings, or in connection with other Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair activities, may request assistance at the Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair Office, 800 South Main St., or by calling 530.667.5312, during normal business hours of 9:00 a.
m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Requests should be made one (1) week in advance whenever possible. BOARD MEETING AGENDA 1. CALL TO ORDER: President Herman All matters noticed on this agenda, in any category, may be considered for action. Any item not so noticed may not be considered. Items listed on this agenda may be considered in any order at the discretion of the President. 2. ROLL CALL OF DIRECTORS: 3.
INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS & STAFF PRESENT: 4. REVIEW OF FAIR ENTRY NUMBERS AND PREMIUMS PAID/OFFERED 5. CONSENT AGENDA: ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC, STAFF OR BOARD OF DIRECTORS MAY REQUEST THAT AN ITEM BE REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA, DISCUSSED, AND ACTED UPON AS A SEPARATE ITEM. For convenience, all matters listed on the Consent Agenda may be considered and acted upon in one motion without any discussion unless a Director, a member of staff, or a member of the public requests individual treatment.
a) Approval of November 1st Regular Board Meeting Minutes b) Approval of Bills paid through November 30, 2017 c) Approval of Contracts & Refunds 6. Approval of Current Financial Statement & Budget Status a) Balance Sheet Previous Year Comparison as of November 30, 2017 b) Budget Comparison to Current Financials as of November 30, 2017 c) Profit & Loss Previous Year Comparison as of November 30, 2017 d) Trial Balance Report as of November 30, 2017 7.
COMMUNITY RELATIONS/PUBLIC COMMENT: Speakers are limited to five (5) minutes. This time is for items not on the current agenda. No debate by the Board shall be permitted on such public comment. No action will be taken on such comment at this time, as law requires formal public notice prior to any action on a docket item. Public comments on items listed elsewhere on the agenda will be heard as that item is being considered.
8. REPORTS AND INFORMATION: 1. Correspondence TBVF Current Board Member Terms Insurance Memo for Motorized Racing Events from CFSA New Board of Director Orientation Plan Checklist 2. Committee Reports a) Finance b) Fundraiser – Review November; Planning for April 21, 2018 c) Jr. Fair Board - Updated forms and applications for 2018 d) Fair Court – Update forms and potential dates for 2018 e) Tulelake Butte Valley Fair Friends - Museum Barrack Repairs, Computer upgrade project 3.
CEO Report Concession/Kitchen Sponsorship Update Board Training Must be Completed by December 31, 2107 Lighting Project Update WFA Plans 9. OLD BUSINESS: Board of Director Consideration/Action on the following agenda items. 10. NEW BUSINESS: Board of Director Consideration/Action on the following agenda items. a. Records Management Policy to Adopt b. Email and Internet Usage Policy to Adopt c. 2018 Proposed Budget d.
Agreement for Temporary Housing Camp Review from CFFA e. Tule Lake Committee Event June 30, 2018 11. MATTERS OF INFORMATION: a. Director Statements: b. Manager Statements: c. Next Proposed Board Meeting Date: January 10, 2017 The following meetings of the Oregon Tech Board of Trustees are open to the public, streamed live and recorded, and will occur at the Portland Metro Campus: 27500 SW Parkway Avenue, Wilsonville, Oregon.
Meeting materials and links to the live-stream are posted at http://www.oit.edu/trustees/meetings-events. The Finance and Facilities Committee will meet December 7 at noon in Room 130. Agenda items include a report from the Fiscal Operations Advisory Council, a request for adoption of the 2018 agenda plan, and a request to make a recommendation to the board to approve a capital spending plan and authorize the use of cash.
Discussion items include the fiscal year 2017 financial and single audit report and an updated forecast of the 2017-18 Education and General Operating Fund Budget. The Academic Quality and Student Success Committee will meet December 7 at noon in Room 402. Agenda items include updates on the degree approval process and proposed degrees, and presentations on international student offerings, honors program, athletics, and the Clery report.
Trustees will also discuss future agenda items. The Executive Committee of the Board will meet December 7 at 2:15pm in Room 402. Agenda items include discussion of the content and future topics for the board agenda, and review of the upcoming Board agenda. The Board of Trustees will meet December 7 and 8 in Room 402 at 3:00pm and 8:00am, respectively. Agenda items include reports from the President, the Foundation and Advancement office, Wilsonville Student Body, Administrative Council, Faculty Senate, Government Affairs, and the chairs of the standing committees.
The consent agenda includes the request to approve a capital spending plan and authorize the use of cash. The board will hear a presentation on the Information Technology Services Strategic Plan and the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center. Trustees will also discuss long-term goals with the President. If special accommodations are required, please contact 541-885-1107 at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting.
The Bonanza and downtown branches of the Klamath County Library won't be open on Sunday, December 24th, Christmas Eve. Library Director Christy Davis told the board, the Bonanza and downtown libraries are only staffed from 1-to-5pm on Sundays and she doesn't think being open on Christmas Eve will attract very many patrons to either library. Commissioners agreed, and gave the okay to the closure.
All county libraries will be closed Sunday and Monday December 24th and 25th and will reopen Tuesday, December 26th. Representatives from the State of Oregon will host a public town hall meeting in Klamath Falls on Monday, Dec. 4, about Eternal Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery. The meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in Room 219 at the Klamath County Government Center, 305 Main St. in Klamath Falls.
On Sept. 13, the State of Oregon filed involuntary bankruptcy against Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home, Inc. in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Eugene (Case Number 17-62784-tmr7). During the meeting, officials will provide an update on the current issues related to Eternal Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery and its pending bankruptcy. Community members will be able to ask questions about the status of Eternal Hills and what to expect.
in the future. Officials will not be able to answer questions about specific contracts with Eternal Hills. Representatives of the state and county at the town hall meeting will include: * Eve Costello, Klamath County District Attorney * Derrick DeGroot, Klamath County Commissioner * Carolyn Wade, Oregon Department of Justice * Brenda Biggs, Oregon Mortuary and Cemetery Board * Ann Marie Garber, Oregon Division of Financial Regulation The Division of Financial Regulation regulates endowment care cemeteries like Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home.
The State of Oregon, through the Oregon Mortuary and Cemetery Board and Division of Financial Regulation, is working to ensure that the Eternal Hills cemetery grounds are properly maintained and access is available for all. The first meeting of bankruptcy creditors will also be held Dec. 5 at the Klamath County Courthouse at 10:30 a.m.; this meeting is open to the public. People with complaints or questions about specific contracts or purchases made with Eternal Hills can take their paperwork to a local cemetery to receive assistance, call the Oregon Mortuary and Cemetery Board at 971-673-1500, or visit www.
oregon.gov/mortcem. The Division of Financial Regulation is part of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. Visit www.dcbs.oregon.gov and www.dfr.oregon.gov. Hopefully, good tidings and good cheer will this year translate into good food and good health. Tis’ the season for office parties and potlucks, and the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s food safety experts want you to keep in mind some basic, common sense rules.
“This is the time of year we see an increase in the number of people who suffer from food borne illness,” says Susan Kendrick, ODA food safety specialist. “It’s a time when you may be serving different kinds of foods than you are used to preparing. Those foods may sit out for longer periods of time. People need to think about the food they might be bringing with them to share, how they handle it, and how safe it is.
The holidays are a time to use extra planning and care.”One of the most basic rules for this time of year is to keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold. That also means the need to focus on how long foods are left out during the serving time.“There is a critical amount of time in the danger zone– that temperature above 40 degrees and below 135 degrees Fahrenheit where bacteria grow at their fastest rate,” says Kendrick.
“You need to control that time and make sure those foods are in the danger zone a minimum amount of time.”The time limit for most foods in the “danger zone” is roughly four hours. That would include preparation as well as the serving time.For those who are responsible for serving or providing food for the seasonal gathering at the office or at home, there is plenty to think about beforehand.
“Try to plan a menu that doesn’t contain any of the more risky, potentially more hazardous foods,” says Kendrick. “Avoid raw eggs to make egg nog. Use pasteurized eggs or egg substitute. Think about the ingredients for your dish. Are they potentially hazardous? Can they stay at room temperature for long periods of time, or do they require refrigeration or constant heat? You might want to consider a balanced menu offering shelf stable foods like cakes, cookies, pretzels and chips to go along with foods that need to go in the refrigerator or need to be served hot.
That way you don’t find out the day of the party that you have seven menu items that don’t fit in the refrigerator or that you don’t have enough space on the stove to heat everything at the same time. There are a lot of shelf stable foods that do very well in potlucks and office parties.”The key is to keep foods at the correct temperature– out of that “danger zone”.“Prepare a buffet table that is safe,” says Kendrick.
“If you serve a chilled dip that is potentially hazardous, keep it in a bowl of ice so that it stays chilled the whole time it is served. Use crockpots or hot plates to keep hot foods hot.”Since potlucks and office parties involve an extended period of grazing by people, the food is going to stay out longer than normal. Proper planning can save a lot of headaches– and potential stomach aches– for hosts and guests alike.
“If you are putting out a huge bowl of cut vegetables, fruit, or even a large pizza, you might think of having smaller amounts of the same thing on the table,” says Kendrick. “Instead of having one large dish that will sit out four or five hours, maybe have three smaller dishes of the same thing that can be replaced as they disappear with a fresh one that has been at a safe temperature for awhile.
”For those who are expected to bring something to the potluck, make sure to remember the basics of food preparation so important at all times of the year.Cross-contamination can be a problem as food is prepared. Use clean, sanitized surfaces and utensils. Make sure you are not getting anything from raw, uncooked meats like chicken or turkey into salads or other ready-to-eat products. Using the same cutting board or the same knife for raw meat as well as the ingredients for a salad can lead to problems.
Also, washing hands thoroughly after handling raw meat products is imperative.If you are preparing a hot dish, of course, cook it to its proper temperature and make sure you can keep it at a safe temperature until you arrive at the party. The travel distance should probably be no longer than twenty minutes. If that’s not possible, chill the dish down to a safe temperature, transport it at a safe cold temperature by using an ice chest, and then reheat it after you arrive.
Once again, Kendrick says planning and communication can be a big help.“Be sure to ask the host or hostess if there will be room in the refrigerator for something you plan to bring, or room in the oven to hold something hot. It is never a good situation when people show up with extra food for a refrigerator that doesn’t have any more room.”It may be the time of the season for sharing, but when it comes to germs, please keep them to yourself.
“Do not prepare food for others if you are sick,” says Kendrick. “Nobody would think twice about you canceling the party until you are feeling better.”The same goes for people attending the potluck or party. With so much commingling and so many people handling the food on the table, it is best to stay away and not spread the germs.Finally, there is the issue of what to do with leftovers. One of the favorite sayings of ODA’s Food Safety Program is “when in doubt, throw it out.
” Again, if the food can’t be put back into refrigeration within four hours, it should not be consumed unless it is a shelf stable food.It all boils down to practicing good food handling, preparation, and storage techniques– not just during the holidays, but 52 weeks a year. It’s no fun when someone is out of luck because of a potluck where the food was not handled properly.For more information, contact Susan Kendrick at (503) 533-0835.
For an audio recap of this story, please go to https://wp.me/p52oQB-ou and scroll down. An offer to help improve the park area next to The Baldwin Hotel has been made by the owner of Holiday Market, Richie Morgan. County Commissioner Donnie Boyd says Morgan has suggested that instead of giving the county a $190,000 down payment for the downtown Safeway store, he would give the money to be used for the park improvements.
Boyd says Morgan, "doesn't want naming rights or anything like that" but instead just wants to show the community he and his company are excited about their planned move to the downtown Safeway site. Holiday Market is expected to open in April 2018. Commissioners took no formal, final action on Morgan's idea as they need to figure out how this will impact the scheduled closing of the sale of the downtown Safeway in late December.
Tanikwah Lang Selected for the Oregon State Student Council Executive Board Tanikwah Lang, from Henley High School has been elected to serve a term of one year on the Executive Board of the Oregon Association of Student Councils. The elections took place at the Annual Fall Conference in Seaside, where a group of 1500 students and advisors from over 100 high schools were in attendance. She is a sophomore who plays soccer, runs track, and loves spending time with her family and friends.
As an Executive Board member Tanikwah Lang will represent the southern region and join a group of ten other youth Board members, and ten adult Board members from around the state. Her duties include planning and presiding over two statewide conferences, communicating with schools in her region, writing newsletter articles and participating in policy decisions for the association. “The student board members are extremely valuable to our association.
They are also outstanding leaders in their own school and community. They each bring their own unique perspective to our statewide association,” states Sara Nilles, OASC Executive Director. The Oregon Association of Student Councils, founded in 1949 and sponsored by The Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA), serves middle and high school students and advisers from around the state.
They provide conferences, workshops, online newsletters and summer leadership camps designed to heighten student leadership development and improve school climate. In the last few years OASC has also added international service experiences and a Capitol Ambassador program. Our mission statement guides the group: Committed to leadership development with a vision for service, involvement and action.
Klamath Falls Community Band to Perform Christmas Concert The Klamath Falls Community Band will perform its third annual “Sounds of Christmas” concert at the Ross Ragland Theater on Wednesday, December 6 at 7:00pm. The concert will feature classic band pieces for Christmas. Included in the program will be a performance of “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” with a narration of the famous poem of the same name.
Other pieces will feature new spins on Christmas classics. Admission to the holiday concert is $12 for adults, $7 for students/seniors, and FREE for children 12 and under. The community band, under the direction of Mazama High School Music Director Rob Izzett, was formed in 2015 and features local musicians from many walks of life. This year, the band successfully completed an application for nonprofit status as a 501 (c)(3) public charity, and donations to the Klamath Falls Community Band are now tax deductible.
For more information, visit the Klamath Falls Community Band website at www.klamathcommunityband.com, or contact the band via e-mail at email@example.com On the afternoon of November 24, 2017, Klamath Falls Police Department investigated an attempted murder involving shots fired at a residence in the City of Klamath Falls. The investigation developed probable cause to arrest Emilio John Cruz Hernandez for Attempted Murder, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Burglary in the First Degree, Menacing, Assault in the Fourth Degree, and Recklessly Endangering.
Later that evening, around 9:35 p.m, Klamath Falls Police Department Officer Taylor Herbst contacted the suspect while on duty in her marked patrol vehicle. Attempts to take Mr. Hernandez into custody resulted in shots being fired. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. Pursuant to policy in place when law enforcement engage in the use of deadly physical force and death occurs, Officer Herbst was placed on paid administrative leave pending completion of the investigation.
The Oregon State Police has taken the lead on the investigation into the matter. The OSP Forensic Team was called out to process evidence. The gun Hernandez was carrying during the initial contact with KFPD Officer Herbst was recovered at the scene. The Klamath County District Attorney is working in coordination with the Oregon State Police. Further updates will be provided as available. Media inquiries, if any, should be directed to the Klamath County District Attorney Eve Costello.
Rep. Greg Walden, along with Rep. Peter DeFazio and Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, today applauded the decision by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to maintain security infrastructure at Crater Lake-Klamath Regional Airport in Klamath Falls as the airport recruits another carrier to resume commercial air service. “The decision by TSA to temporarily maintain screening equipment as the airport actively recruits a new carrier is great news,” said the lawmakers.
“We want to thank Administrator Pekoske for working with the airport and the Klamath Falls community in response to our request to keep this security infrastructure in place until the recruitment process is complete. This will allow the airport and local community to recruit a replacement carrier without the administrative and logistical burdens of removing the equipment. We look forward to continuing our work with airport officials and the Department of Transportation to bring commercial air service back to Klamath Falls.
” The announcement is in response to an October letter the lawmakers sent to TSA Administrator David Pekoske requesting that screening equipment remain in place. In their letter, the lawmakers stated that this would allow the airport to continue its recruitment efforts unhindered by the burden of removing the equipment. “The local community understands well the diverse benefits that air service provides.
That’s why they are working to find a replacement,” the lawmakers wrote. “As they do that, we respectfully request that you allow TSA screening equipment to temporarily remain at the airport until such time that a robust recruitment of potential replacement carriers has been completed.” YELLOW” The Air Quality Advisory from Noon today Tuesday November 28th, until Noon on tomorrow Wednesday November 29th, is YELLOW.
The YELLOW advisory call means: 1. ONLY CERTIFIED WOODSTOVES, PELLET STOVES AND CERTIFIED FIREPLACE INSERTS MAY BE USED WITHIN THE AQ ZONE, as per Klamath County Ordinance # 406.150 (1)(B) 2. THE USE OF NON-CERTIFIED WOODSTOVES OR FIREPLACES is PROHIBITED WITHIN THE AQ ZONE as per Klamath County Ordinance # 406.150 (1)(B) 3. Outside the Air Quality Zone, all woodstoves, pellet stoves and fireplaces may be used.
4. Outdoor burning is not allowed county wide per Ordinance 406.100(4)(a) For a map of the AQ zone and other information consult our website at www.co.klamath.or.us then click on Environmental Health. If you have Air Quality questions or questions about an exemption to use your woodstove on a Red or Yellow day call us at 541-883-5118 Ranger-Led Snowshoe Walks at Crater lake Crater Lake National Park is pleased to announce that our popular ranger-guided snowshoe walks are about to begin for the 2017-18 winter season.
The walks will start on Friday, November 24 and will be offered every Saturday and Sunday (and on most holidays) through April 29, 2018. Walks will also be offered daily from December 16 through January 1. Crater Lake is one of the snowiest inhabited places in America, receiving an average of 43 feet of snow per year. Ranger-led snowshoe walks are a fun way to explore this winter wonderland while learning how plants, animals, and people survive the long winter.
The walks start at 1:00 pm, last two hours, and cover 1-2 miles of moderate-to-strenuous terrain. They don’t follow a trail—the hike is an off-trail exploration through the forests and meadows along the rim of Crater Lake. No previous snowshoeing experience is necessary. Snowshoes are provided free of charge, and there is no cost for the tour (apart from the park entrance fee of $10 per car).
Participants should be at least 8 years old and come prepared with warm clothing and water-resistant footwear. Space on each tour is limited, and advance reservations are required. For more information and to sign up, call the park’s visitor center at 541-594-3100. The visitor center is open daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm except on December 25. Organized groups (such as scout troops, hiking clubs, and church groups) may be able to arrange for a separate tour.
Crater Lake National Park is open year-round, 24 hours a day. The park’s north entrance and Rim Drive are closed to cars in the winter, but the west and south entrances are plowed daily and are open to automobiles throughout the year. There is no winter lodging in the park, but the Rim Village Café & Gift Shop is open daily except on November 23 and December 25. Spectacular views of Crater Lake can be enjoyed at Rim Village during periods of clear weather.
A film version of the Broadway musical “Allegiance” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at Pelican Cinemas in Klamath Falls. The feature-length movie tells the story of a Japanese-American family that was incarcerated during World War II. Among the film’s stars is George Takei, best known for portraying the character Sulu in the original Star Trek television series. Tickets for the movie will cost $18 each at the box office.
A limited number of half-price tickets can be purchased for $9 each at the Klamath County Museum, 1451 Main St. in Klamath Falls. The discount price for tickets is made possible by funding provided by the Klamath County Cultural Coalition, the Klamath County Museum, the Shaw Historical Library, and the Tule Lake Committee. “Obviously, these sponsors are hoping that everyone who would like to see this film can afford to do so,” said Klamath County Museum manager Todd Kepple.
“We believe that anyone who is interested in gaining a deeper understanding of what Japanese-Americans went through during incarceration should see this film. “We are pleased that Coming Attractions Theatres, which owns Pelican Cinemas, was able to make special arrangements to bring this movie to Klamath Falls,” Kepple said. “Without their effort, we would have to have driven to Bend or Medford to see this film.
” For more information contact the Klamath County Museum at (541) 882-1000. A group of state attorneys general is urging the National Park Service to scrap its proposed entrance fee hike at 17 popular national parks. The top government lawyers from 10 states and the District of Columbia sent a letter Wednesday saying they don't want national parks to be "places only for the wealthy." All the signers are Democrats except for Arizona's Mark Brnovich.
The Park Service is accepting public comments on the plan, which would more than double the fee to $70 per vehicle at some of the most-visited parks. They include Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Acadia and Shenandoah. The AGs say the increase is inconsistent with the laws governing the park system. They also question the rationale, saying President Donald Trump has proposed reducing the service's overall budget.
A Klamath Falls man was arrested Monday following a hit-and-run wreck on Sunday that injured three people. 37 year old Rowdy Winterhawk Decker is charged with felony crimes including 2nd and 3rd degree assault, and failure to perform duties of a driver. Jackson county police say Decker was driving a red pickup north on Lakeview Drive from Highway 140 at about 5:30 Sunday afternoon. Police say Decker did not stop at the intersection with Antelope Road colliding with an eastbound Toyota pickup.
The Toyota rolled over and ended up on its side. Two children were taken to a hospital with injuries including a broken arm. A woman passenger went by private vehicle to a hospital to be checked. Three other passengers in the Toyota, including a child, were not injured. Decker fled the scene but was located at a relative's home in White City on Monday. He was arrested without incident and taken to the Jackson county jail.
A driver who fled from a crash that left two children injured is now in custody in White City. On Monday, deputies arrested Rowdy Winterhawk Decker, 37, of Klamath Falls, on multiple charges including the felony crimes of second degree assault, third degree assault, and failure to perform the duties of a driver when persons are injured ("hit and run"). On Sunday, November 19, 2017, at 5:33 p.
m., deputies responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Antelope Road and Lakeview Drive in White City. Deputies determined Decker was driving a red 1992 Chevrolet pickup truck northbound on Lakeview Drive from Highway 140. Decker did not stop at the intersection with Antelope Road and collided with an eastbound 2008 Toyota Tacoma pickup. The Toyota rolled over and came to rest on its side.
Two young children in the Toyota were transported to the hospital with injuries, including a broken arm. An adult female passenger went by private vehicle to the hospital for observation. Three additional passengers in the Toyota, including one child, were not injured. Decker fled the scene on foot and was not located despite an extensive search. A 30-year-old female passenger in Decker's vehicle initially fled with him, but returned to the scene.
She was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court on charges of eluding police in a vehicle and reckless driving. On Monday morning, deputies located Decker at a relative's home in White City. He was taken into custody without incident and lodged in jail. The case will be forwarded to the district attorney's office for prosecution. If You See Something, Say Something.
This is the hallmark slogan of a nationwide campaign launched by the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security in conjunction with the U.S. Dept. of Justice's Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative. Oregon's Office of Emergency Management recently partnered with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to support the "If You See Something, Say Something(TM)" public awareness initiative. OEM encourages everyone this holiday season be watchful in any event or gathering with crowds, at airports and at shopping malls.
Report suspicious activity to local law enforcement or call 9-1-1. Suspicious activity might be a vehicle parked in an odd location, an unattended backpack or unusual attention to facilities or buildings beyond a casual or professional interest. "Informed and alert Individuals play an important role in keeping our communities safe," says OEM Director Andrew Phelps. "We want to remind people to pay attention to their surroundings -- during the holiday season and throughout the year -- and report suspicious activity to local law enforcement or call 9-1-1.
" The "If You See Something, Say Something(TM)" campaign--originally implemented by New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority and now licensed to DHS for a nationwide campaign--is a simple and effective program to engage the public and key frontline employees to identify and report indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime to the proper law enforcement authorities. The Department launched the "If You See Something, Say Something(TM)" campaign in conjunction with the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative--an administration effort to train state and local law enforcement to recognize behaviors and indicators related to terrorism and terrorism-related crime; standardize how those observations are documented and analyzed; and ensure the sharing of those reports with the Federal Bureau of Investigation-led Joint Terrorism Task Forces for further investigation and fusion centers for analysis.
OEM is promoting the initiative with other state agency partners including the Oregon State Police, Oregon State Fire Marshal, Oregon Fusion Center and Oregon Military Department. Oregon Health Authority: Reduced blue-green algae, toxin levels confirmed; continued caution with pets advised. The Oregon Health Authority has lifted the health advisory that had been issued for Howard Bay and updated September 1 to include all of Upper Klamath Lake, located northwest of Klamath Falls in Klamath County.
Water monitoring has confirmed levels of blue-green algae and the toxins they produce are below guideline values for human exposure. However, OHA officials recommend people continue to be cautious about allowing pets in the lake because blooms can develop and disappear throughout the season. Federal, state and local agencies are able to monitor only a fraction of Oregon's lakes and waterways for blue-green algae, so people should be their own best advocates when it comes to keeping themselves, their families and their pets safe.
People, and especially small children and pets, should avoid areas where the water is foamy, scummy, thick like paint, pea-green, blue-green or brownish-red in color, if a thick mat of blue-green algae is visible in the water, or bright green cells are suspended in the water column. If you observe these signs in the water, avoid activities that cause you to swallow water or inhale droplets, such as swimming or high-speed water activities.
For health information, to report human or pet illnesses due to blooms, or to ask questions about a news release, contact the Oregon Health Authority at 971-673-0400. For information about advisories issued or lifted for the season, contact the Oregon Public Health toll-free information line at 877-290-6767 or visit theÂ Harmful Algae BloomsÂ website at http://healthoregon.org/hab and select "Algae Bloom Advisories.
" From Klamath Community College In the fourth week of fall term, Klamath Community College enrollment was up 10 percent from fall term 2016. Fall term began Sept. 25. Fourth-week reporting is significant because enrollment information for that week is reported from statewide public community colleges and four-year universities to the Higher Education Coordinating Committee. As of then, 2,217 students were enrolled at KCC, according to Institutional Researcher Bill Jennings.
“KCC’s college-wide full-time enrollment is firmly up for fall term, with steady increases in both non-credit and GED/ESL student enrollment streams,” said Julie Murray-Jensen, vice president of enrollment and external affairs. “As of today, across the college, more than 200 additional students will be served by KCC this fall as compared to last, which is great news for the college and our community.
” According to Jennings, 160 students have enrolled in GED and ESL courses this fall in KCC’s Klamath Center for Education and Training – a 40 percent increase from the same time last fall. Chip Massie, KCC director of workforce development, said the college’s focus on providing educational opportunities that serve local businesses is paying off, as well. “We are tailoring our credit and non-credit workforce training and education to align with local needs in health care, business management and retail, and emergency response industries.
Many of our courses lead to national and state certifications and land students in high-paying jobs,” Massie said. Jennings noted that KCC still has plenty of room to grow and that the college will continue adding programs that support community and economic development. “We haven’t reached the capacity the community needs us to be at,” he said. Another part of the enrollment boost is thanks to partnerships with Klamath and Lake County high schools.
“We’re continually expanding the opportunities for high school students to engage in college credit,” Jennings said. Online enrollment is also up 10 percent, Jennings said, pointing out that online classes are allowing students to have more flexible learning schedules, making education more accessible than ever. KCSD Board looking for public input Community forums scheduled last week of November The Klamath County School Board wants your input as it starts the search for the next superintendent.
The five-member board set dates and times in the last week of November for town-hall style forums. The board wants to hear what the people have to say about the search and what they want in the next leader of the Klamath County School District. “We’re requesting the public become involved in this,” said Board Chairman John Rademacher. “We want to hear what the people have to say.” These forums will also be special school board meetings.
Sessions on Tuesday, Nov. 28 will include Spanish input. The KCSD website has a page dedicated to updates on this process, including links to a public input survey, a calendar with important dates and press releases about the process. To see that web page, click here. The online public input survey is available from Nov. 3 to Dec. 1 in both English and Spanish. Computers will be available at public forums to fill out the survey.
In September, Superintendent Greg Thede announced his plan to retire at the end of June 2018, finishing his 42-year career with the Klamath County School District. The KCSD school board is consulting with Oregon School Boards Association in a nationwide search for a new superintendent. A full calendar of the search process is posted in a previous press release. --Samantha Tipler, public relations, Klamath County School District; Phone 541-851-8743; Email: tiplers@kcsd.
k12.or.us Several Klamath county entities are being sued by two men who were arrested for cockfighting in 2015. 43 year old Fernando Morales and his 22 year old son Fernando Morales Junior were arrested in April 2015 and charged with 29 counts of cockfighting. But in September of this year prosecutors told the court they couldn't prove the case and the charges werre dropped., The Morales men told police they were raising show roosters and denied criminal activity.
Their roosters however were seized and killed. Both men are suing Klamath County...Animal Control...animal control officer Gale McMahon and the Klamath Falls Police Department. Each man is asking for 750-thousand dollars in damages. ODFW is waiving all fishing licensing requirements on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage people to #optoutside with friends and family during the long holiday weekend.
On Nov. 24 and 25, 2017, all fishing, crabbing and clamming in Oregon will be free for both Oregon residents and non-residents. That means no licenses, tags or endorsements are needed on those days. All other fishing regulations apply. Below are some good bets for fishing, crabbing or clamming on Thanksgiving weekend. For more, check ODFW’s Recreation Report, which is updated on Wednesdayeach week.
Be sure to check water conditions and the weather forecast before heading out and dress appropriately. If you’re heading to the coast, be wary of high surf. Trout: Lakes and reservoirs across Oregon have been stocked with trout in recent weeks, and several western Oregon lakes will be stocked the week of Nov. 20including: Waverly Lake (Albany), Emigrant Lake (Ashland), Hyatt Reservoir (SE of Ashland), Applegate Reservoir (SW of Ashland), Expo Pond (Central Point), Faraday Lake (Estacada), Blue Lake (Fairview), St Louis Ponds (Gervais), Reinhard Park Pond (Grants Pass), Mt Hood Pond (MHCC-Gresham), Junction City Pond, Medco Pond (east of Lost Creek Lake), Willow Lake (east of Medford), Agate Reservoir (White City/Medford), Garrison Lake (Port Orford), Walter Wirth Lake and Walling Pond (Salem), Alton Baker Canal (Springfield) and Progress Lake (Tigard).
Winter steelhead: Thanksgiving usually marks the beginning of winter steelhead season on the coast, and some early returning hatchery fish have already been caught. Check the Recreation Report for the latest on conditions. Crabbing and clamming: While some crabbing closures are in effect due to domoic acid and ocean crabbing is closed, recreational crabbing is open in bays and estuaries and on beaches, docs, and piers from the north jetty of Coos Bay to Tahkenitch Creek and from north of Cape Foulweather to the Columbia River.
Always check ODA’s shellfish page before crabbing or clamming for the latest information on any closures due to domoic acid http://www.oregon.gov/ODA/programs/FoodSafety/Shellfish/Pages/ShellfishClosures.aspx Bay clam and mussel harvesting are currently open along the entire Oregon coast and razor clamming is open on Clatsop County beaches. For tips on how and where to fish, crab and clam, visit ODFW’s new webpage www.
myodfw.com Police are continuing their investigation into the shooting on Highway 66 Tuesday that resulted in a man being shot in the face. The 28 year old man who was shot has not been identified and his condition remains unknown. Police say the shooting occured about 4PM Tuesday afternoon as the suspect vehicle followed the victim's vehicle between Stewart Lennox and Keno. The suspect is believed to drive an older, brown single cab pickup.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Klamath County Sheriff at 541-850-5380. A Klamath Falls couple has made a 10-thousand dollar donation to help develop more trails for mountain bikers, hikers, and cross country skiers at the Spence Mountain Trail System. Ed and Sheryl Beverly hope the community will match their Green Trail Challenge grant to help develop easier trails at Spence Mountain.
Ten miles of new beginner trails are planned for the area near Showalter Bay and should be open in 2018. Spence Mountain's trails have so far been designed for intermediate to advanced mountain bikers. But the Beverly's....Sheryl is 61 and Ed is 70....want to remain active anmd they believe with easier trails, more baby boomers will be able to get out and exercise and use the trails. The Beverly's hope cross country skiiers and snowshoers will also use the new trails.
On Monday afternoon, Klamath County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) deputies and Klamath Falls Police (KFPD) officers responded to Sky Lakes Medical Center on a male was being treated that suffered wounds from gunshot. The 911 call from hospital staff advised victim (name withheld) 28 years of age, was brought to the hospital by private vehicle after being shot. Surgery was performed on the victim for serious injuries to his head and face.
The shooting occurred at approximately 4pm on Highway 66 between Stewart Lennox and Keno. The suspect vehicle followed the victim vehicle west bound on Highway 66. Several shots fired into the vehicle, which ultimately caused victim injuries. The suspect vehicle left the scene. The suspect vehicle is reported to have been an older brown single cab pick-up truck. This case is under active investigation for the crimes of Assault I, Unlawful Use of a Weapon.
No arrests have been made. The Sheriff’s Office is looking for witnesses or anyone with information to contact the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line 541-850-5380. Preliminary investigation revealed that a grey 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 Pickup, operated by Austin Haynes, 22, of Chiloquin, Oregon was traveling southbound yesterday, when it crossed into the northbound lane of travel and into the path of a blue 1996 Ford Aerostar van operated by Melquiadez Ibarra, 57, of Klamath Falls, Oregon.
A right front female passenger in the van, Terry Kirwan (66) of Klamath Falls, Oregon was deceased at the scene according to authorities. Haynes was not injured as a result of the crash. Ibarra sustained minor injuries and was transported by ground ambulance to an area hospital for treatment. Haynes displayed signs of impairment and performed voluntary standardized field sobriety tests. Haynes was arrested and lodged in the Klamath County Jail for Manslaughter, Reckless Endangering, Assault III and Driving While Under the Influence of Intoxicants.
US 97 was closed and traffic diverted for over 5 hours while Troopers investigated the crash scene. The Oregon Department of Transportation and Chiloquin Fire Department assisted at the scene. Next of kin has been notified. The investigation is ongoing. Trooper Peter Anderson is the lead investigator. OSP is asking if there are any witnesses to this crash who have not been interviewed to please contact the Oregon State Police Southern Regional Dispatch Center (SCC) at 541-883-5711.
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Administrative Services Here you can find information for contracts, counsel, finance, human resources, information technology, and purchasing. Animal Control Here you can find contact information, information about dog licenses, ordinances, regulations, and animal neglect. Assessor The Klamath County Assessor’s office administers a state-mandated program that establishes an estimate of fair market value on all residential, commercial, business personal property, industrial land and all industrial improvement values less than $1,000,000 in Klamath County for tax purposes.
Clerk / Elections Here you can learn about our office's responsibilities and contact a staff member with your questions. Community Corrections Under the direction of the County Board of Commissioners, Community Corrections promotes public safety and strives to reduce recidivism through a balance of supervision, services, and sanctions. Community Development Our Community Development Department is committed to promoting economic vitality while enhancing the quality of life in Klamath County.
Developmental Disability Services Klamath County Developmental Disabilities Services provides support for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. District Attorney The Klamath County District Attorney’s Office employs more than two dozen professionals who work to bring criminals to justice and prevent crime in our community. Emergency Management The agency is responsible for coordinating and facilitating emergency planning, preparedness, response and recovery activities with the state and local emergency services agencies and organizations.
Fairgrounds Klamath County Fairgrounds has entertainment and activities for everyone! Justice Court Review the types of cases handled by the Klamath County Justice Court. Juvenile The mission of the Klamath County Juvenile Department is to prevent juvenile delinquency and to protect the public by holding youth accountable for offending behavior and by providing reformation opportunities to prevent future offending behavior.
Klamath County Extension Service District The mission of the Klamath County Extension Service District is to be the trusted resource for research and education working cooperatively with the communities of Klamath County resulting in healthy people, economies and environments. Museums Klamath County owns and operates three public museums, each dedicated to preserving a unique aspect of the Upper Klamath Basin's rich history and heritage.
Libraries View the contact information for Klamath County Library and visit the website. Public Health Klamath County Public Health (KCPH) is a resource for community residents seeking support and information in pursuit of healthy lifestyles. KCPH has several divisions, including Clinical Services, Environmental Health, Health Promotion Disease Prevention, Women Infants and Children (WIC), vital records, Outreach Nursing, and preparedness.
Public Works Access maps of Klamath County and contact information for the department. Sheriff's Office The Klamath County Sheriff’s Team consistently strives to efficiently and effectively deliver high quality law enforcement services to all those who live in, or visit, scenic Klamath County. Surveyor's Office The Klamath County Surveyor's Office checks private survey maps for compliance with Oregon statutes and file them in the Surveyor's Office as public records.
Tax Office Klamath County's Tax Office is responsible for sending tax statements to taxpayers and/or mortgage companies, collecting and disbursing property taxes, and much more. Treasurer's Office Learn about the responsibilities of the Klamath County Treasurer's Office.