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KFCS, KCSD, KCC leaders meet to discuss the importance of education partnerships

November 1, 2019

Three local leaders in education banded together last week to share the importance of educational partnerships in setting high school students up for success. The discussion was presented at a Rotary meeting held Thursday at Reames Golf and Country Club. The presenters were Klamath Community College President Roberto Gutierrez, Klamath County School District (KCSD) Superintendent…

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People’s Bank Reports Earnings

October 22, 2019

Medford, Oregon – People’s Bank of Commerce (OTCBB: PBCO) announced today its financial results for the third quarter and year-to-date 2019. The bank reported net income of $947,000 or $0.30 per basic and diluted share for the third quarter of 2019, compared to net income of $948,000 or $0.31 per share in the same quarter…

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Oregon Tech Behavior Analyst Faculty Appointed to National Association Board

October 21, 2019

October 17, 2019, KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Dawn Bailey, Ph.D., associate professor of Applied Behavior Analysis at Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” recently received appointment to the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA) Board of Directors with her official term lasting until August 2022. The APBA is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote…

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Catering and Fire Starters topics of October IDEA Talk

October 9, 2019

The entrepreneurial story of Norm and Virginia Small, founders of Yummy’s Catering Cowboy Cuisine, will be told by Norm at the Oct. 16 IDEA Talk, 5:30 to 8 p.m., at MC’s on Main in downtown Klamath Falls. The Smalls founded Yummy’s in Merrill, Ore., in 1994. The couple originally came to the Klamath Basin in…

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Klamath Community College awarded $2.2 million grant to implement career-oriented student success program

October 7, 2019

Klamath Community College is pleased to announce the college has been awarded a $2.2 million grant to improve retention and graduation rates using a career-oriented student success program. This U.S. Department of Education strengthening institutions program (SIP) grant will be distributed over a five- year period, beginning this year and ending in 2024. The funding…

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Jordan Cove will provide economic benefits to Southern Oregon

August 2, 2019

by Todd Goergen Those who have lived in Southern Oregon for most of their lives know that $10 billion private investments don’t come along very often. Well, never, to be exact. Slightly less rare is a business investment that has the ability to provide economic benefits to so many Oregon communities for generations to come.…

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Financial limit for Oregon Promise applicants has been lifted; all qualifying spring applicants to receive the grant

July 17, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 7/17/19 KLAMATH FALLS — Recent high school graduates and GED completers who applied for the Oregon Promise but did not qualify due to exceeding financial requirements will now receive the grant to attend community college in fall 2019. According to the Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) website, an expected…

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Oregon Tech Board Chair Lisa Graham Named to National “Influential Women in Manufacturing” List

July 16, 2019

July 16, 2019, Schaumburg, Ill. – Lisa Graham, Ph.D., P.E., vice president of analytics engineering at Seeq and chair of the Board of Trustees of Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” has been selected to the 2019 class of Influential Women in Manufacturing (IWIM). The award is provided annually by Putman Media, publisher of Chemical Processing, Control, Control Design, Food Processing,…

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Smoke Season

Smoke Season

July 1, 2019

  For 6 weeks last year, smoke filled most of southern Oregon’s air and for many days we had the worst air quality in the nation. We were told to stay indoors and we downloaded AQI (Air Quality Index) apps that sent us daily alerts and we watched wind shifts on websites (check out windy.com for a…

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Oregon’s Minimum Wage Increases on July 1, 2019

July 1, 2019

NICK BELEICIKS Oregon’s minimum wage increases on July 1, 2019, but the raises won’t be the same across the state. The minimum wage increases to $12.50 per hour inside the Portland urban growth boundary, $11.00 per hour in nonurban counties, and $11.25 in other areas of the state. Oregon’s three minimum wages will be in…

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Retention and Engagement in the Modern Workplace: 4 Flexible Work Arrangements to Consider

July 1, 2019

In the age of rapidly advancing technology and constantly evolving work-life balance priorities, workers expect more flexibility than ever before. And, given the current talent crunch many businesses are facing, companies that do not embrace at least some flexibility may end up a casualty of the talent war. In a recent poll on RefreshLeadership.com, the…

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Oregon and South Central Oregon Unemployment Rates

July 1, 2019

Seasonally Adjusted, May 2014 – May 2019 The unemployment rate remains little changed over the past year for both Klamath and Lake counties DAMON RUNBERG, REGIONAL ECONOMIST Seasonal hiring this spring was stronger than typically expected as businesses ramp up for the busy summer season. The unemployment rate remains little changed over the past year…

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