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Gov. John Kitzhaber has decided to step down from his position on Friday, Feb. 13 amidst pressure from his Democratic Party colleagues. In recent weeks, Kitzhaber had received criticism over how he handed over roles to fiancée Cylvia Hayes as an unpaid clean and economic policy adviser in his office and as a consultant paid…

One for the record books

It took months longer than anticipated anxiously awaiting word back, but finally as of Wednesday, Feb. 11 it became official; a group of Lakeview teens involved in last year’s Lake County Library Teen Summer Reading Program are world record holders. The idea for attempting a world record began with Youth Library Assistant Elizabeth Christley, coordinator…

Irish Days festivities this year will once again begin with a corned beef and tri-tip dinner at the Lakeview Elks Lodge, hosted by Soroptimist International of Lakeview on Friday, March 13, starting with a social hour at 5 p.m. followed by dinner and activities. The 2015 edition of Irish Days is the thirtieth year of…

University of Oregon students who have been commissioned to put together a detailed Parks and Recreation Master Plan are looking for public input. In order to gather as much insight as possible, they will be holding workshops in Christmas Valley, Paisley and Lakeview. The workshops will be interactive for community members who decide to attend…

Goodwill expands services locally

Several new and improved programs are being implemented into the Lakeview branch of Goodwill which will offer all surrounding residents varied opportunities to live independently. The plans to expand and add these programs come from the Medford main office of Goodwill Industries of Southern Oregon. A community needs assessment was conducted that helped determine which…

Lakeview High School boys basketball closed out a tough year with losses to Rogue River and Cascade Christian, completing a season with its share of ups and downs while progressing immensely in familiarity of a new system implemented by first year head coach Jamie Anderson. Traveling to Rogue River on Tuesday, Feb. 10, the Honkers…

Substitution changes for soccer and minimizing safety risks in football are at the core of several new rule changes to be implemented in the fall. In continuing efforts to reduce injuries in football, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHSA) Football Rules Committee is expanding unnecessary roughness to include contact with a defenseless…