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‘Downtown Supporters of Arts & Culture’ Make Significant Donation to Ross Ragland Theater

February 20, 2020

Klamath Falls Downtown Association (KFDA) held its Annual Meeting & Social February 12, where – among many other evening highlights – it announced the results of its matching fund drive to support the Ross Ragland Theater’s (RRT) “Light the Tower!” capital campaign. The fund drive had an initial goal of $5,000. Attendees at the event…

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KCC board of trustees approve process to incorporate North Lake into KCC taxing district

February 16, 2020

2/11/20 KLAMATH FALLS — The Klamath Community College board of trustees voted unanimously at its January meeting to approve the process of transitioning the community college district in north Lake County to the Klamath Community College taxing district. The final approval will be determined by the state Legislative Assembly in the form of a bill…

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Complying with the Real ID Act

February 16, 2020

The Real ID Act, passed in 2005, enacted the 9/11 Commission’s recommendation that the federal government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver’s licenses.”  The Act, effective on October 1, 2020, establishes minimum security standards for license issuance and production. It also prohibits federal agencies from accepting forms of identification…

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Kim Young Brings Depth to SOREDI as New Business Development Manager

February 16, 2020

Date: February 11, 2020 Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. (SOREDI) is pleased to announce that Kim Young has joined the Business Development team at SOREDI, effective February 4, 2020. Young recently relocated to the region from La Grande, where she was the Executive Director of Greater Oregon (GO) STEM at Eastern Oregon University. She…

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Senate Confirms Phoenix, Oregon City Councilor Stuart Warren as Land Conservation and Development Commissioner

February 16, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 7, 2020  SALEM – On February 5, the Oregon Senate confirmed Stuart Warren as a commissioner on the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC). Warren’s term will begin February 14, 2020 and end September 30, 2020. Warren is filling an unexpired term and is eligible for reappointment to two full terms. He…

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Oregon Tech Earns 2020-2021 Military Friendly School Designation

February 16, 2020

Feb. 11, 2020, KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.- Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” has again earned the 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School designation. Institutions earning the Military Friendly School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. In its 19th year, the Military Friendly school list is a standard for which higher education institutions…

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Port of Coos Bay Releases 2020 Scholarship Application

February 7, 2020

Coos Bay, OR – The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay (Port) is pleased to announce the opening of the application period for its scholarship program.  In its second year, the scholarship program reflects the Port’s dedication in supporting the growth and development of Oregon’s South Coast regional economy by encouraging the workforce of tomorrow.  Eligible applicants…

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Cribbins Appointed To EPA Local Government Advisory Committee

February 4, 2020

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recently selected Coos County Commission Board Chair Melissa Cribbins to serve as a member of the Agency’s Local Government Advisory Committee, effective immediately.   The LGAC provides advice and recommendations to the EPA Administrator to develop stronger partnerships with local governments to deliver environmental services and programs.  The committee…

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Port Responds to Charleston Ice Plant Fire

February 2, 2020

December 20, 2019 Charleston, OR – At approximately 7:45 a.m. this morning as Port maintenance staff were making daily rounds of marina facilities, staff thought they saw flames within the Charleston Ice Plant building. Staff immediately followed all emergency response protocol to deenergize the electricity and evacuate the building and immediate area. The appropriate authorities…

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Community Colleges Can Now Offer Applied Bachelor’s Degrees

February 2, 2020

From a KCC Press Release An Oregon Senate bill that was signed into law July 1 was recently formalized at a signing ceremony in Salem with Gov. Kate Brown and representatives from Klamath Community College and Chemeketa Community College. Senate Bill 3 permits community colleges to offer applied baccalaureate degree programs under specified conditions and…

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Climate Fail: Metro’s 2020 Transportation Package

February 2, 2020

by Joe Cortright President and principal economist of Impresa Metro’s multi-billion dollar transportation package does nothing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions Spending $3 billion reduces Portland’s transportation greenhouse gases by .05 percent This package costs nearly $40,000 per ton in reduced GHG emissions Metro Portland knows that climate change is one of the most serious…

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Does Your Marketing Appeal to the Customers You Want?

February 2, 2020

by Steve Smith growthsourcecoaching.com One of the biggest challenges all small businesses face is attracting good customers. The main difference between attracting any customer and a good customer is the appeal of your marketing message. Having an appealing message is a critical part of marketing and has huge implications for keeping revenues flowing from the…

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