$8.5M in Rent Relief Available in Oregon Communities

May 18, 2020

Associated Press Update The Oregon Housing and Community Services has more than $8.5 million to provide rent relief across the state during the coronavirus crisisState officials said Monday the money was allocated to the regional Community Action Agencies (CAAs) by a needs-based formula which took rent burden data, poverty data, homelessness data, and unemployment claims into […]

Klamath Businesses Welcome Customers Back

May 17, 2020

This article was published in Sunday’s (May 17th, 2020) Herald and NewsWritten By: Becca Robbins, H&N Staff Reporter Klamath Falls businesses are opening their doors and setting up their dining rooms after Governor Kate Brown approved Klamath County for phase one of reopening, which began on Friday.While some threw open their doors Friday morning for customers […]

Oregon Reports No Deaths, 63 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Friday

May 15, 2020

Oregon Health Authority The state’s death toll from COVID-19 is unchanged from yesterday and remains at 137, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 8 a.m. on Friday, May 15, according to a news release.Oregon Health Authority reported 63 new confirmed cases and one new presumptive case of COVID-19 as of Friday, bringing the state total to […]

Cash Incentives Help Agency Adopt More Wild Horses & Burros

BLM News Release The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced Thursday, May 14 that the Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Incentive Program launched in March 2019 contributed to a significant increase of animals placed into private care.In the first 12 months of the AIP, the agency adopted 6,026 animals, compared with 3,158 during the previous full […]

Klamath County Approved for Phase 1 Reopening Friday

May 14, 2020

This article was published in Thursday’s (May 14th, 2020) Herald and News Written By: Becca Robbins, H&N Staff Reporter Oregon Governor Kate Brown approved Klamath County’s reopening plan on Wednesday, which allows for the county to enter phase one of reopening on Friday.Phase one still limits gatherings to 25 people or fewer and encourages people to continue […]

Klamath in Peril (Opinion Piece Written By Local Rancher, Ty Kliewer)

Ty Kliewer, Klamath Irrigation District Board President and local rancher, sent a well-written letter to Secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt. .May 13, 2020Honorable David L. BernhardtUnited States Secretary of the Interior1849 C Street, N.W.Washington, DC 20240Dear Secretary Bernhardt:It is with a heavy heart and deep fear for our community that I write you.Our request […]

SBDC Ramps Up Services to Help Local Businesses Navigate Assistance Programs

May 13, 2020

KCC Press Release The Klamath Community College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has ramped up its services for Klamath and Lake counties and is actively working with lenders, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Business Oregon, and numerous local leaders to help business owners and entrepreneurs understand the latest developments with the rapidly changing business climate and […]

Help for Those Unemployed Due to Coronavirus

March 25, 2020

This article was in Wednesday’s (March 25th, 2020) Herald and NewsWritten By: Becca Robbins, H&N Staff Reporter Oregonians who have lost their jobs temporarily while employers adjust to impacts from coronavirus-related restrictions can qualify for unemployment insurance and now don’t have to seek new employment in the meantime if they are only out of work temporarily […]

Oregon Small Businesses Eligible for Emergency Loans to Help with Losses from Restrictions to Fight Coronavirus

March 22, 2020

This article was in Sunday’s (March 22nd, 2020) Herald and NewsWritten By: Becca Robbins, H&N Staff Reporter Oregon joined surrounding states Friday in receiving an economic disaster declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration that makes small business owners in the state eligible for low-interest loans to help with the financial hit due to measures taken […]

Local Agencies Boost Businesses During Pandemic

March 19, 2020

This article was published in Thursday’s (March 19th, 2020) Herald and NewsWritten By: Danielle Jester, H&N Staff Reporter As local business and tourism sectors feel the impact of the many changes brought about by restrictions related to the coronavirus, more efforts can be seen by people and agencies to hold the community together. The Klamath County […]

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