You wouldn’t expect sewage to be at the center of a contentious election, but the two spots up for grabs on the South Suburban Sanitary District’s three-person board of directors are generating quite the buzz among Klamath Falls residents.
The lone measure on the ballot for the May 18 special election, Measure 18-120, asks Klamath County voters to raise the hotel room tax rate from 8% to 11% to fund tourism and county services.
Klamath County Commissioners and Klamath Falls City Council reached an agreement with Wilsonart on a Long-term Rural Enterprise Zone, in which the company will pay $1.2 million in community service fees in exchange for tax abatement over the course of 15 years.
Construction is already well underway on Wilsonart’s $20 million building south of Klamath Falls, where employees will produce laminate and other composite materials used in furniture. But how much the company will pay in taxes is still far from settled.
The structure of Klamath County government will not change after Commissioners Kelley Minty Morris and Donnie Boyd again opposed Commissioner Derrick DeGroot’s proposal to consolidate departments heads.
The Klamath County Board of Commissioners is considering whether to change the structure of county departments after Commissioner Derrick DeGroot proposed a plan to consolidate the current 26 department heads down to four or five.
Those who follow Klamath County on Facebook may have noticed a series of videos officials are rolling out concerning the local impact of COVID-19. The short clips feature Klamath Falls medical professionals discussing topics related to the coronavirus pandemic, from disease prevention measur…
Klamath County Commissioners approved an increase in the amount of relief funding available to local businesses impacted by Governor Kate Brown’s “freeze.”
The City of Klamath Falls will host a virtual public hearing to address housing affordability and rent burden on residents within the community on Wednesday, Dec. 16, according to a news release.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Thursday, Dec. 10 announced it is awarding $46 million in rental assistance and housing vouchers to help veterans at risk of experiencing homelessness, including 31 vouchers for homeless vets to the Klamath Housing Authority, accordi…
County commissioners and medical professionals met Tuesday at the Sky Lakes Community Health Education Center to discuss rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Klamath County, while cars lined up at the virus testing site just outside the building.
Klamath County Public Health Director Jennifer Little asked county commissioners on Tuesday to rethink their public stance in opposition to statewide COVID-19 mandates and instead send a message to the community about the seriousness of the virus.
The Klamath County Emergency Food and Shelter Program will receive $32,646 in funding to support local public and/or private non-profit organizations with existing programs that provide emergency food (meals and food boxes), shelter (mass shelter or rent), and utility assistance (gas, electr…
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking public feedback on a proposed list of deferred maintenance projects selected for Great American Outdoors Act funding in fiscal year 2022, according to a news release.
After the Klamath County Board of Commissioners released statements this week in opposition to the governor’s latest statewide mandates to stop the spread of COVID-19, some in the community were outraged.
Klamath Falls has already awarded more than $28,000 in COVID-19 relief funding for 28 businesses and nonprofits. Now, the city is reopening grant applications after last week’s announcement of more statewide COVID-19 restrictions.
Klamath County Chamber of Commerce has announced a new holiday event for 2020, Let It Glow: A Klamath County Holiday Decorating Contest, according to a news release.