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Lake County approved an ordinance that calls for a one-year moratorium on local medical marijuana establishments during their Wednesday, April 16, regular session. The Board of Commissioners took the action in a unanimous vote by Commissioners Dan Shoun and Brad Winters following a public hearing held that same morning. Commissioner Ken Kestner was not present […]

LDH Auxiliary to host April 26 card party

Lake District Hospital Auxiliary members will host their annual spring Card Party fundraiser event on Saturday, April 26, at the Lakeview Elks Lodge, located at 323 N. F St. The event is open to the general public with an entry fee of $10 per person, and is slated to begin at noon. Pinochol, bridge and […]

Senator holds annual town hall

When Ron Wyden was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996, the first new Senator from Oregon in 30 years, he vowed to visit every single county each year to hold town halls. Eighteen years later, Sen. Wyden has kept his promise, making his visit on Friday, April 18 to Lake County for town […]

Lake District Hospital CEO Charlie Tveit outlined assumptions for the 2014/15 budget year during the April 3, Lake Health District board meeting. Included in this discussion were census assumptions for service categories, along with revenue forecasts and anticipated expenditures for the new budget year. Anticipated is a five to six percent increase in revenue in […]

Lake County School District #7 held its monthly board meeting on April 14, approving new language arts textbooks and finalizing the hiring of several new positions in the district. During a work session preceding the regular meeting it was determined that Board Chairman Peter Schreder will give a brief opening speech at the planned May […]

Former Lake County Sheriff’s deputy Kenneth Dale Turkle, 42, entered a plea of not guilty during a Wednesday, April 16, hearing. Turkle, who was lodged in the Klamath County Jail and appeared in the Lake County Circuit Court via video monitor, pleaded not guilty to first-degree custodial interference, a class B felony, and tampering with […]

Health district approves surplus of property

Action items at Lake Health District’s Thursday, April 3, board of directors meeting included the surplus of a lawn mower and truck. The truck, a 1993 Chevy pickup, was relegated by approval of the board to surplus status due to its age and varied mechanical issues.  It carries an estimated value of $500 to $700, […]

Lake County’s Board of Commissioners recently approved a home detention agreement with Advanced Monitoring Professionals, LLC, during their Tuesday, March 25, work session. The agreement provides for ankle bracelet technology for Lake County Community Justice supervised clientele, as described in agenda packet paperwork, a means of “alternative sanctions.” Another example of a potential use would […]

Bear attack results in lost cattle in Summer Lake

A bear suspected of killing several heads of cattle was shot and killed on Friday, April 4, after being chased out of a herd on the 24 Ranch in Summer Lake. Marie Leehmann discovered that one of their yearling heifers on the 24 Ranch had been destroyed on Wednesday, April 2, valued at around $1,000. […]

A county-wide compliance program for Lake County’s mental health services served as a topic of discussion during a March 25, work session held by the county commissioners. Tim Timmons, corporate integrity officer for Greater Oregon Behavioral Health Initiative, returned to provide an update to the commissioners on progress related to a draft program in development.  […]

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