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Raffle tickets benefitting the Reece Initiative, an effort formed for a 6-year-old special needs child suffering from what doctors termed multiple developmental disorders, will be sold up until July 25. Tickets may be purchased at the Lake County Examiner.  The raffle drawing will take place on Wednesday, July 30. The effort is spearheaded by Thunder […]

Lake County’s Board of Commissioners approved the establishment of a salary range for non-union represented county department heads and managers last week. During their Tuesday, June 24, work session, the Commissioners unanimously approved the proposal as presented by the County’s Business Mgr, Jay Collins. Those managers not represented by a labor union are termed ‘exempt.’ […]

Alamos Gold provided the local public with a look at their operations during an open house event held on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 9. An extensive array of drill core samples filled the company’s bay, located in the Lake County Industrial Park, with many a curious visitor perusing and asking questions. Alamos Gold is […]

Lake County’s Board of Commissioners approved a lease agreement that will allow an obsidian mining company to utilize the County’s incubator building for its operations. The lease agreement, approved by the commissioners on Wednesday, July 2, affords the Company, Jacks R Better Rocks, a location to operate, providing a graduated rent schedule for use of […]

Tickets for the Saturday, Aug. 30 Dustin Lynch concert at the Lake County Fairgrounds as part of the Lake County Fair and Round-Up will go on sale starting on Monday, July 21 at Umpqua Bank in Lakeview at 9 a.m. Lynch will headline the musical performances at the fair, performing at 6:30 p.m. at the […]

Each year, long-time residents of the community of Paisley are selected to serve as the Paisley Pioneers for the annual Mosquito Festival.  For 2014, the honor has been bestowed upon Ora and LaVonna Temple, according to a press release. The Temples have called Paisley home since 1956, and will lead this year’s Mosquito Festival parade […]

Moccasin Hill fire forces evacuations

Despite thunderstorms rolling through Lake County last week, few fires were reported in south central Oregon necessitating a response from Interagency Fire Crews, but the Moccasin Hill fire has grown to concerning levels. One fire was reported on Monday, July 7 in Klamath County on private lands, but was kept within less than one acre. […]

John Price, president of Oregon Outback Mining Company, recently updated the Lake County Board of Commissioners on its current operations. During the County’s Tuesday, July 1, work session, Price reviewed the company’s recent endeavors, including successful sales through a cruise line customer base. “We’ve sold quite a significant amount of rough (stock) over the past […]

Lakeview was awakened late on Tuesday, July 1, by the volunteer fire department siren, a call coming in at 11:03 p.m. for a barn on fire near town. The Lakeview Fire Department responded to the scene of the fire with two fire engines and a water tender. Thomas Creek Westside Fire Department also reported to […]

Todd Gregory of Obsidian Renewables recently approached Lake County’s Board of Commissioners with interest in acquiring county land for a 5-megawatt solar energy site in Lakeview. The commissioners discussed the proposal with Gregory during a July 1 work session, ultimately tabling any action during their July 2 regular session. Gregory detailed the potential siting of […]

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