$10 million earmarked for Kingsley Field moved to border wall

One County official said that the loss of funds won't make a significant difference.

Posted: Sep 11, 2019 4:57 PM
Updated: Sep 11, 2019 4:57 PM

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media accounts. mari says "i reached out to the kingsley field public commissioner's office who helped me put what this would mean for the community into perspective." kingley field air national guard base was built in 1928 county commisioners derek degroot says 10 million dollars taken away is small in the grand scheme of funding it recieves derek says "hundreds of millions of dollars annually out there. 10 million dollars, although it sounds like a lot of money, just doesn't go very far these days." degroot says kingsley field is one of the top 5, if not the top employer in klamath county. it's economic impact is huge---commisioner degroot wants people to know that kingsley field is here to stay. derek says "kingsley is going to be around for a long time. the city of klamath falls just signed a lease extension with the military for a total of 97 years. so, they're going to be out there for a while. it's the longest standing lease anywhere in the country." mari says "kingsley field is a staple in the klamath falls community and lots of people who live here have mixed opinions on this. you'll hear from them coming up on newswatch 12 at 6. in delay plans for a new rifle range and
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