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Week of Graduation! 2020
If you missed the Graduation Sensation yesterday, you can view it here: Congratulations to our winners!! The Week of Graduation is upon us! Join in the celebrations! Come see all the graduates names in lights tonight at Klamath Commons Park, 8pm!
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Building strong leaders: Mazama students pilot group for new Leadership Klamath Youth program

“I’ve got a question for you guys,” rancher Jason Chapman said as 12 Mazama High School students looked around his Poe Valley ranch. “What percentage of the U.S. population is involved in agriculture?” The students, who had spent the morning learning about agriculture in the Klamath Basin, responded thoughtfully. “Eighteen?” “Twelve?” But they weren’t even […]

Air Guard Sgt. Diana Peña: Promoted to the Pentagon

The move from Kingsley Field to the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. is a big one, but 28-year-old Oregon Air Guard Technical Sergeant Diana Peña is prepared make it. Peña has been a member of the Oregon Air National Guard since she graduated from Mazama high school in 2008. Soon, she will start a yearlong job […]

Graduation Motivation: Speaker lights fire under high school seniors

Nearly 700 high school seniors from 14 schools in the Klamath Basin got an earful of advice as they face the challenges of life and their pending graduation during the third annual Graduation Motivation event in the Ross Ragland Theater Thursday. Organized by the Herald and News and Klamath Promise and sponsored by a long […]

Mike Starr: Oregon Tech alumnus flies high at Boeing

As someone who has run Boeing’s entire Portland, Oregon, plant of 1,500 people, Mike Starr has come a long way from summer jobs weeding onion fields and working on fishing boats. A small-town guy from Klamath Falls, Starr was raised in a family with a pioneering history of raising sheep in the vast grasslands of […]

22 seniors sign on to college at Lost River signing day

All 22 students in Lost River Jr./Sr. High School’s Class of 2018 are headed to university, college or other post-secondary education. The school and community celebrated with a National Signing Event on Tuesday. Families, community members, staff and students watched as the seniors signed on to their futures after high school. “It’s a life changing […]

Farm to School: Local beef makes 4,200 hamburgers for Klamath County students

By SAMANTHA TIPLER Klamath County School District Bruce Topham, clad in cowboy hat and suspenders, waved to children in the Stearns Elementary cafeteria. When asked if they liked their lunches, kids gave a thumbs-up. Their lunch that day included a special ingredient. On April 11, the Klamath County School District sent 4,200 hamburgers to all […]

Crystal Apple awards honors best of Klamath County School District

The voices nominating the 2018 Crystal Apple Awardees included students, parents, fellow staff and administrators. People from all around the Klamath County School District sent words of praise, appreciation and thanks for the five teachers and three classified staff who personify the highest examples of what it is to be an educator. “She has made […]

Klamath Falls City Schools honors its best at Every Day Hero event

Paul Hillyer, superintendent of the Klamath Falls City School District, shakes hands with orchestra instructor for Klamath Falls City Schools Wendy Savage, one of many teachers honored as an everyday hero at Mills Elementary auditorium on Tuesday afternoon.

What is an Everyday Hero? In the Klamath Falls City Schools District it is a person, nominated by their peers, who goes above and beyond to help students succeed. This is done through strong teaching, individual support, creating positive relationships with students, being a good example, and devising new and better ways of improving our […]

‘Ignite’ program launched between KU and Ponderosa

Peer mentoring creates relationships. Just as freshman look to the older kids at Klamath Union to help them guide their way through high school, moving from a middle school to high school can be an even greater transition for students. That is what the Ignite programs is all about. Tuesday, Jan. 9, was the first […]

Dual-credit courses: Instilling a sense of accomplishment

For many high school students, participating in college-level dual credit courses is the start of something big. Dual credit courses are taught at high schools, by approved high school teachers, and allow high school students to earn college credit at their high school campus. The courses give high school students a jumpstart on earning a […]