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Lakeview Town Council’s regular session meeting was well attended and hotly debated, tackling the sensitive issue of whether a one-year moratorium on medicinal marijuana dispensaries should be implemented by the May 1, 2014 deadline. After hearing from numerous citizens and a passionate debate among council members, in a 3-2 vote the moratorium was tabled under […]

Local public officials and state Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) hosted a public informational meeting on air quality issues for Westside residents on Tuesday, April 8, at the Union School gymnasium. There was some confusion on the meeting’s actual date and time addressed early on by a local resident. The primary purpose of the meeting […]

Community members had a final opportunity to weigh-in on potential air quality management strategies at a meeting held on Wednesday, April 9, at the Lake County Senior Center. The strategies center on meeting a fine particulate matter emissions goal of 15 milligrams per cubic meter for PM 2.5 in order to meet federally-mandated standards. A […]

Learn to Burn valuable training for local fire fighters

A peaceful Sunday morning in Lakeview was interrupted by fire and smoke billowing out from the house at 937 N. 7th St., all part of the plan for a planned burn of the property allowing fire fighting crews to train in real world scenarios. The house was donated to the Lakeview Fire Department for training […]

City and County officials are deciding on whether to implement a moratorium for allowing marijuana stores in our area.  A moratorium would allow officials to watch and learn from others and prevent wasting time and money from a hasty decision that needs to be “undone.” 1.   Most counties, including Lake County voted “No” on the […]

Part 1  Although I am not a resident of the Town of Lakeview, my husband and I do own property in town and I am the owner/manager of the Outback Yarn Company at 1 N. E St.  You know my husband, Brad, but you do not know much about me, so here is a little […]

County schedules Christmas Valley property public hearings

Following discussions at two separate board meetings, Lake County’s Commissioners scheduled a public hearing pertaining to the potential ownership transfer of three properties near the Christmas Valley airport. The public hearing will be held on Thursday, April 24, at 10 a.m. in the Christmas Valley Community Hall. The public hearing process falls under ORS 271.330, […]

A new general news reporter/sports editor recently joined the staff of the Lake County Examiner. Kurt Liedtke joined the staff about three weeks ago, moving to Lakeview from Culver City, Calif. A native of Eugene, Liedtke brings an extensive array of experience in journalism as well as video production to the fold, and works to […]

Christmas Valley properties deemed visually offensive and overrun with excessive waste served as a point of contention for a number of northern Lake County residents at a recent meeting of Lake County’s Board of Commissioners. The Board held a meeting in Christmas Valley on March 19, as one of its quarterly meetings held in the […]

Representatives of the Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA) conservation group and Lake County’s Board of Commissioners discussed the Oregon Desert Trail during a Tuesday, April 2, work session. ONDA Conservation Dir. Dan Morse led a PowerPoint presentation on the trail, which spans 800 miles and traverses multiple counties; including those of Malheur, Harney, Deschutes and […]

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