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Taylor Watts:  a product of youth mentoring success

Taylor Watts, an early graduate of Lakeview High School, is saying goodbye to Lake County for now, having recently packed up for college. This step is far from unusual for graduates, but reaching this point in her life is a testament to the positive work and guidance of the Lake County Youth Mentor Program (LCYMP). […]

Commissioners Ken Kestner and Dan Shoun kicked off their work session on Tuesday, Jan. 20 with the budget officer recommendation of Ann Crumrine, County treasurer, who had held the position the previous year. The Commissioners also approved the budget calendar for the fiscal year of 2015-16. The focus then turned to the University of Oregon […]

Abundant raffles, auctions at annual RMEF banquet

Rocky Mountain Elks Foundation (RMEF) members are gearing up their annual banquet that is set to be at the Lake County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 4 p.m. by selling tickets to a myriad of merchandise that will be up for grabs. For the banquet portion of the event, Jay Farmen and the Future […]

On Thursday, Jan. 15, Ed Staub & Sons, owners of the only gas station in Silver Lake, held a public gathering concerning the station’s conditional use permit to switch to a card lock only. Officials from the Office of State Fire Marshal’s License and Permit Unit were invited to hear public input on the proposed […]

Klamath Community College (KCC) and the Oregon Employment Department (OED) have reached an agreement to share data on where and how students are employed. In a first for the state of Oregon, KCC will receive employment data on students who have graduated from or attended KCC, allowing KCC to track students who obtain employment in […]

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 […]

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