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Two women, one from Bend, killed in Highway 97 head-on crash north of Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (KTVZ) – Two women, from Bend and Northern California, were killed and three people were injured in a head-on collision of a pickup and SUV early Friday morning on U.S. Highway 97 north of Klamath Falls, Oregon State Police reported. The post Two women, one from Bend, killed in Highway 97 head-on crash north of Klamath Falls appeared first on KTVZ.
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Sentry Eagle ready for takeoff

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - The Sentry Eagle open house returns tomorrow for the first time since 2017. This is without a doubt Klamath Falls’ premier must-do, can’t miss, free event of the year. The open house event takes off at 9:00 AM at Kingsley Field, Saturday, June 25.
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A pair of transients were cited following A dog bite incident near a transient camp on Wednesday. A Roseburg Police report said at about 9:15 a.m. a 34-year old Klamath Falls man was visiting Roseburg for the first time to play at the disc golf course near Northwest Stewart Park Drive. The man was unfamiliar with the course layout and found himself walking on the lower road into the transient camps. A pit bull belonging to the female transient charged the victim and began biting him on the left calf.
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Russell, Robert Kimberly "Hugo"

Robert 'Hugo' Kimberly Russell passed away unexpectedly on Dec 13, 2021 at the age of 56. Born April 18, 1965 in Oakland, CA. Survived by his son Chase Kohler of Vancouver, WA. His brothers Jacob Russell (wife Julee) of Arlington, TX, Matthew Russell (wife Jenna) of Bend, OR, sister Christine Russell Evans of Arlington, TX, and his longtime companion 'Laci' Carol Smith of KFalls. Nephews Zachary, Xander, Parker Russell. Nieces Georgia Russell, Abby and Emma Evans. Bob was a master of all instruments, especially the piano. He spent countless hours imparting his musical talents to his nephew Zachary. Bob had a zest for life and an incredible musical talent featured in many bands. 1980's 'The Catch' Kfalls. 'Big Hollow' Laramie, WY. 'Big Mo & the Full Moon Band' Chico, CA. Recently 'Shades of Grey' KFalls. Hugo could often be found at Moore Park playing Disc Golf. He is proceeded in death by his Mother Kathleen Russell and Father Calvin Russell. A rememberance of life celebration will be held the weekend of July 23, 2022 in KFalls, OR. Visit or @RememberHugo on Facebook for information.
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Peckenpaugh, MSGT Lyle D. (USAF, Ret.)

MSGT Lyle D. Peckenpaugh (USAF, Ret.), 85, passed away in Klamath Falls, Ore. on June 22, 2022. He was born Dec. 17, 1936 in Peoria, Ill. Survivors include his children, Penny (Chris) Gatz of Reedsport, Ore., Tammy (Pete) Crutchfield of Iron Station, NC, Debbie (Marc) Sallaz of San Diego, Calif., Scott (Kristin) Peckenpaugh of Sanford, NC, eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; "step-daughter", Roseann Gravelle of Klamath Falls and her daughters. Lyle was preceded in death by his soulmate, Marlene Stone, in 2013. Cascade Cremation & Burial assisted the family.
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Kruise on in: Annual car event spins through Klamath Falls

Are you ready for classic cars and local culture? Then it’s time for the Kruise of Klamath. The annual Kruise began Thursday evening, kicking off a weekend of events. The festivities will be highlighted by Saturday’s all-day car show, called Show ‘n Shine, where participating vehicles will be parked along Main Street between 3rd and 11th streets, viewable by the public after 9:00 a.m. Food will be available from local vendors. Attendance on Saturday is free.

As Tule Lake vanishes, so do lives and livelihoods

The cracks in the dry lakebed are wide enough to slip your hand inside. A reminder that this vast, flat, moonlike landscape was once wet, and covered in life.     In too many ways, the story of Tule Lake, in the far northeast corner of Siskiyou County, is the story of loss. Farmers in the area are idling croplands. Workers are moving on to other jobs in other parts of California and southern Oregon. And this once...
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Column: Recounting the glory days of Mazama girls basketball

They all are closing in on 50 years of age, but the memories remain as fresh as the day they happened for, arguably, the best era of girls basketball Mazama High School ever saw. Forget the Vikings never won a state title. They still were among the three or four...
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Three Klamath Falls teams to compete in Invent Oregon finals Friday

Three teams from Klamath Falls will be competing in the annual Invent Oregon finals Friday at Rogue Community College Redwood Campus in Grants Pass. Team NERFS and Team KAMH will each represent Oregon Tech, while Team Tayas Yawks Fab Shop will represent Klamath Community College. Teams will present their inventions...

Building Bright Tomorrows – A Campaign for Friends

Friends of the Children of the Klamath Basin has been serving the youth in our community for over 22 years. Their mission is to impact generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors, and those mentors are in their lives for 12+ years, no matter what. These relationships help these kids discover their potential and allows them to dream, something some of them may have not been able to do before.
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Oregon Tech names Sean McManamon as men's soccer coach

Oregon Tech athletic director John Van Dyke has announced the hiring of Sean McManamon as the fifth men’s soccer head coach in program history. McManamon replaces Casey Tate, who recently resigned after compiling a 24-5-3 record in two seasons in the Basin – winning both the 2021 Cascade Collegiate Conference regular-season and tournament titles and securing the Hustlin’ Owls first NAIA Tournament appearance.
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Camenish, Orin King

Orin King Camenish passed away June 17, 2022, in Klamath Falls, Oregon. He was born April 1, 1926, in Bakersfield, California, to Jack Camenish and Clara (Halter) Camenish. Orin was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Jean Garber. He worked as a California Highway Patrolman, achieving the rank of Assistant Chief before retirement. Orin is survived by a daughter, Peggy Smith; her husband, Alex; four grandchildren, and eight great- grandchildren. A memorial service will be held July 23, 2022, at 2:00pm, at Klamath Christian Center, 6100 Church Hill Drive, Klamath Falls, Oregon, 97603.
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Sky Lakes doubles sign-on bonus for nurses to $20K

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - Many Oregon healthcare systems were in the headlines recently following announcements that they were facing extraordinary financial hardships because of ongoing pandemic-related challenges. Some of the hospitals responded with reductions of their workforces. While Sky Lakes Medical Center is not immune to the forces that affected...

Sky Lakes doubles nursing sign-on bonuses

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. -- A Southern Oregon hospital wants to increase its odds for staffing by doubling down on signing bonuses for nurses. Sky Lakes Medical Center (SLMC) says it is doubling sign-on bonuses to "$20,000 for qualifying nurses who agree to stay here for at least three years, and added a moving allowance of up to $10,000."
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Looking Back: This week in Klamath Basin history for the week of June 25

The city should furnish the police department with gas masks, Patrolman McLoughlin believes, and thereby hangs a tale. The trail belonged to a cat, long since deceased, and the body of the cat reposing in a stove in a vacant house at the rear of the Owl Restaurant. When the odor emanation from the premises became so evident that immediate actions was necessary, somebody called the police. McLoughlin quickly located the cause of the trouble and as quickly called Dr. Stewart, city health officer.

Costs spike, fields go fallow in Klamath

Photo/Kathy Coatney: Modoc County farmer Lucky Ackley says extreme dry conditions in the Klamath Basin have impacted farmers and ranchers who this season had to make difficult choices, such as whether to fallow ground or sell herds, during a time of skyrocketing energy and other production costs. The Klamath Basin...