Klamath Basin News Update, Tuesday, June 11th

Contributions from Paul Hanson at Wynne Broadcasting’s KFLS 1450AM / 102.5FM and The Herald & News

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

KLAMATH BASIN WEATHER

Today
Sunny, with a high near 92.  Overnight, cloudy, low of 59.

Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.  Slight chance of overnight showers.

Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 87.

Friday
Sunny, with a high near 86.

Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 87.

Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 84.


TODAY’s HEADLINES IN THE KLAMATH BASIN

Let’s Do Lunch: Non-profit hosts free summer meals for youth

Integral Youth Services is again hosting the 2019 Free Summer Lunch Program for youth age 1 to 18. The program hosts its first lunch on Monday, June 17, with more than 30 lunch sites and times available in Klamath Falls and Klamath County communities. The program lasts through Aug. 23. The program started in Klamath Falls in 2003, according to organizers.

Child Hunger Coalition of Klamath County will also host a summer kickoff of its “Park & Play” Summer lunch series from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25 at Mills Kiwanis Park. The event features play activities in addition to free lunches. Subsequent “Park & Play” sites will have an activity included at Kit Carson Park, Richmond Park, Keno Library, Stukel Park and Mills Kiwanis Park.

Bookstore in the works for Klamath: Doctor to open downtown shop as a passion project

Anne Marie Kessler is a family doctor at Cascades East in Klamath Falls, originally from Ohio. A couple years ago, Kessler and her husband, who is also a doctor, made the decision that they would stay in Klamath Falls after their residency program ended.

Despite having the busy schedule of a doctor with two young children, Kessler decided to pursue a passion project; she’s opening a bookstore in downtown Klamath Falls.

“When we decided to stay, we really felt that we needed to do something to give back to the community. You know, do something other than be doctors,” she said. “So he does a lot of computer stuff for the hospital — he’s really passionate about that, and I am very passionate about books,” she said.

Dog shot, injured by OSP officer

A homeowner’s dog was shot and injured Friday evening after it attacked an Oregon State Police officer.

The officer approached a woman who had an unrestrained dog with her around Sixth Street and Altamont Avenue. According to OSP, the dog attacked the officer and he fired his weapon at it.

The dog then fled and was assumed to be dead based on the amount of blood that was found.

Several agencies searched for the dog and it was found alive a few hours later.

According to OSP, the owner did not initially take the dog to a veterinarian. The dog survived and received veterinary care at Klamath Vet Hospital the following day.

The dog was shot through its mouth/jaw area. It was described as a black pit bull. The officer involved was not injured.

…For complete details on these and other stories see today’s Herald & News.  Wynne Broadcasting and the Herald and News…stronger together to keep you informed.

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