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July 20, 2024

Klamath Basin News, Wednesday, April 17th – Sky Lakes Get Help With Recruitments From Legislature Bill

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Today’s Basin News Headlines

Klamath County To Terminate Group Home Lease

Klamath County is breaking two long-term leases with Mentor Oregon, a care provider under U.S. Senate investigation for abusing and neglecting its developmentally disabled clients.

On Tuesday, commissioner Derrick DeGroot said he and Developmental Disabilities Director Phillip Squibb recently toured the two county-owned facilities currently rented by Mentor Oregon. They saw “absolutely appalling” living situations, DeGroot said, including severe electrical, plumbing and cleanliness issues.

“Our building looks horrible — not only does it look horrible, it’s not livable in some situations, yet they have people living in it,” DeGroot said.

Bill to aid Sky Lakes Medical Center in recruiting physicians passes House

A bill that will aid Sky Lakes Medical Center in attracting health care providers to Klamath Falls has passed the state House.

HB 2847 passed in a unanimous vote on the House Floor on Monday. The bill was chief-sponsored by Rep. E. Werner Reschke, R-Klamath Falls.

The measure expands the list of hospitals to include Sky Lakes Medical Center as a hospital classified as a rural referral center and also classified as a sole community hospital, and whose medical staff may qualify for a rural medical provider tax credit.

The bill goes to the Senate next where it is expected to pass, and then to Gov. Kate Brown.

Green Blade Bakery listens to customers’ cravings, expands hours

After asking customers at Green Blade Bakery what co-owners Mike Connolly and his wife Sandy could do better at the eatery, the couple has now expanded their hours of operation at the bakery in downtown Klamath Falls. 

Instead of closing at 2 p.m., the bakery will remain open until 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Saturday hours of 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. remain the same.


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