Klamath Basin News, Tuesday, Nov. 5 – Oregon Tech Partners with Sky Lakes for Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree Program

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Klamath Basin Weather

Sunny, with a high near 68.

Sunny, with a high near 66.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.

Today’s Headlines…

The Klamath County Public Health Air Advisory is Yellow until noon today.

The Oregon Institute of Technology has received approval from the Higher Education Coordinating Commission for its Doctor of Physical Therapy program to be offered in partnership with Oregon Health & Science University.

The program is Oregon Tech’s first doctoral degree. A timely investment of $200,000 from Sky Lakes Medical Center is helping to accelerate the program’s launch. The approval of the DPT program was catalyzed by the strategic partnership agreement signed in 2017 between Oregon Tech, OHSU and Sky Lakes Medical Center to promote and accelerate rural health initiatives.

Oregon Tech President Dr. Nagi Naganathan said they have sensed a genuine interest in and a strong need for such a program in the communities they serve.

A parcel of city-owned land in Klamath Falls will be the focus of a dedication ceremony at 11 a.m. today honoring citizens who have worked over the years to see the property preserved as open space for public recreation and wildlife benefits.

A plaque will be unveiled on Conger Heights recognizing George Nicholson a resident of the city who died in 1999 for his leadership in the cause. Nicholson used personal funds to acquire the Conger Heights property in 1978 in order to block a housing development project on the ridge overlooking Link River. The land eventually was transferred to the city, though it currently has no protection from other development proposals.

The ceremony involving city officials and members of the Nicholson family is being organized by the Klamath Greenways Foundation a nonprofit group formed to continue efforts to protect the land as open space. The brief ceremony will be conducted at 11 a.m. this morning at the end of Stanford Street off California Avenue.

Supermarket Saturday was a huge success last Saturday throughout Klamath Falls. 336,000 pounds of food which equates to 168 tons was contributed by citizens of the Klamath Basin at Supermarket Saturday from all 9 participating stores. This amounts to a 23 percent increase over last years event. 

Tomorrow the Klamath Basin Home Builders Association and partners will be hosting an event for high school students grades 9 through 12 in Klamath, Lake and Modoc Counties.

There are 12 schools slated to attend the event with about 400 students. The purpose of this event is to increase student awareness of careers in the trades industries and encourage consideration of working in the trades. The event will host about 35 hands-on demonstrations for the students and will run from 9 am until 2 pm.

The city of Klamath Falls reminds motorists that Monday, November 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. the Veterans Day Parade will be conducted in Downtown Klamath Falls.

The staging area will be on Spring Street south of Main Street. From there, the parade will begin on Main Street and commence to Veterans Park where the parade will disband. Main Street will be closed for the duration of the parade. Please plan your routes accordingly and proceed with caution.

Around the region A Medford man has been sentenced to life in prison for shooting his girlfriend to death in the bedroom of their apartment.

Jesse Aaron Allen was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to murder in Jackson County Circuit Court. Prosecutors say the 22-year-old fired four gunshots at his girlfriend, Kaylynn Klosterman, on September 14, 2018 after they argued about conversations Klosterman had been having with a male co-worker. Allen fled and was arrested at his mother’s home the following day.

According to reports Allen told detectives he dumped the gun in the Rogue River and made a full confession. Allen will not be eligible for parole until he serves at least 25 years.

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Keywords: Oregon Tech, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Economics, Education, Klamath Falls, Sky Lakes Medical Center, OHSU, Nagi Naganathan

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