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With spring weather returning, the Lake County Fairgrounds will once again play host to one of Lakeview’s most enjoyed spring traditions for local youth, the annual Lions Club of Lakeview Easter Egg Hunt. The fairgrounds will be packed full of plastic eggs, roughly 3,000 in all, just waiting for kids to find them in their…

In a short ceremony, Sheriff Mike Taylor swore in Jail Mgr. Paul Havel as his department’s Undersheriff on the morning of Monday, March 30. Members of Havel’s family and other county workers came to show their support of his new appointment. Sheriff Taylor recognized former Lake County Sheriff’s department sergeant Don Cates and thanked him…

Agenda items were in high supply for the double-meetings of the Commissioner’s work and regular sessions on Tuesday, March 17 and Wednesday, March 18. Beginning the set of meetings were representatives from the Fremont-Winema Forest Service who spoke to the Commissioners’ concerns about hiring practices at the interagency offices especially. See related article for the…

Lake County stood out from other communities this past week in one glaring area that separates it from other places I have lived; since when do whole communities go on spring break? I’m sure Lake County isn’t alone in coming to a practical standstill during spring break, particularly so-called “college towns”, but even growing up…

Formerly, I was a federal Wildlife Biologist working with the California condor on the Los Padres National Forest, then the northern spotted owl on the Willamette National Forest, followed by the northern goshawk on the Dixie National Forest in southern Utah. Currently, as a Lake County Commissioner, on the subject of sage-grouse I’m well engaged…

Walden honors record- setters at town meeting

U.S. Congressman Greg Walden (R-OR, Hood River 2nd District) visited Lake County on Saturday, March 28, hosting a public town hall meeting at Daly Middle School, updating citizens on legislation and taking questions. Beginning proceedings, Walden took time to honor the Lakeview students and library staff involved in the Guinness World Record-setting stickbomb successfully detonated…