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Taking over for former Lake County Prevention Specialist Debbie Utley in the wake of her well-earned retirement is Erik Larson being a strong voice for drug and alcohol prevention in Lake County. Larson, a native of the small, rural town of Conifer, Colo., moved to Lake County in July 2010 from Grand Junction, Colo. This  […]

Lakeview Town Council held a well-attended regular session meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 13, approving a proposal for an architectural firm designing a new Head Start firm while addressing several concerns from the audience about air quality and medicinal marijuana regulation. A citizen raised concern to the council of residents wood-burning in close proximity to the […]

With the potential of Lake District Hospital’s (LHD) rural health clinic in the pending future, there have been a host of opinions who oppose its opening. Several employees of the Lake County Medical Clinic voiced their concerns at the latest LDH board meeting on Thursday, Jan. 8. Despite the pushback, CEO Charlie Tveit defends that […]

Jerry’s Restaurant closes its doors

Serving its last meal in the afternoon of Thursday, Jan. 15 marked the end of Jerry’s Restaurant in Lakeview. According to owner Ivan Pack, the closure was a long-time coming with the change of demographics in Lakeview singling out the younger generation’s lack of desire to enjoy a sit-down meal. “There’s a big change in […]

Rowdy the Reading Dog: visits the library to help kids learn

Trained animals can provide a wide variety of public services from guiding the sight-impaired to sniffing out drugs and explosives, but helping kids read is one service not commonly considered. Rowdy the Reading Dog, a literacy therapy dog in training, is working towards becoming just that, a vital cog in the early education of Lake […]

To assist those job seekers who may have a craving for federal and state employment,  Lakeview’s Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council (COIC) will be putting on a job fair on Wednesday, Jan. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Job opportunities focused on during the event include seasonal, temporary jobs in fire suppression and natural resources. […]

Vaughn family displays safari heads from once-in-a-lifetime African hunt

An extensive family tradition of hunting came to the epitome of the sport when the Vaughn family and a life-long friend had the opportunity to hunt in African country last April. Lakeview resident Richard Vaughn won the auction for a trip in July 2013 from the Friends of the National Rifle Association banquet leading him […]

Stepping in for an interim director position at the Senior Center is Andrea Wishart, who is bound to bring new, fresh ideas to the center. Beginning her work on Monday, Dec. 9, Wishart and the board have 90 days to see if she is the right fit for her duties and place on the staff. […]

Recently, Lake County Road Department received a $129,000 grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation and Transportation and Growth Management to reform the county Transportation System Plan, a plan that hasn’t been touched since December 2002. According to Road Master Rick DuMileu, the new updated plan will help enable the application of grants for bridge […]

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) was busy throughout 2014, organizing multiple fundraisers, cash contributions and payroll deductions for charity. Coordinated through the Lakeview Interagency Office for Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and Fremont-Winema National Forest, the CFC organized a variety of events throughout the year for good causes. In all $3,454.40 was […]

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