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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.  […]

A public forum for the May 20 primary election candidates will be held on Monday, April 21, at North Lake School. The forum will begin at 6 p.m. Candidates reported to be attending include Lake County Commissioner Position 3 incumbent Ken Kestner and challenger Lucinda “Cindi” Nolan, Lake County Commissioner Position 2 incumbent Dan Shoun […]

Teen found unharmed, deputy Turkle in custody

A Lakeview teen reported missing and endangered this past weekend was found safe on the afternoon of Sunday, April 13, after contacting a Lakeview law enforcement officer. Marriah Andrews, 17, was safe and unharmed, according to an Oregon State Police news release issued on Monday, April 14. Her family reported her missing on Friday, April […]

Lake District Hospital campus will go tobacco-free, May 1

Come May 1, you’d best snuff that butt well before the entrance to Lake District Hospital. The hospital facility will officially become a completely tobacco-free campus as of Thursday, May 1, joining a multitude of facilities throughout the state. Linda Michaelson, who serves as the chair for a committee that’s been working for the past […]

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 […]

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