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Commissioners Dan Shoun, Bradley J. Winters and Ken Kestner joined the National Association of Counties (NACo) in urging members of Congress to approve Fiscal Year 2015 funding for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes program, or PILT, which enables counties to provide vital services to residents and visitors to America’s public lands. Commissioners Shoun, Winters […]

Klamath Falls-based Herald and News and Klamath Publishing has a new President, Mark Dobie. Owned by media-conglomerate Pioneer News Group, of which the Lake County Examiner is also a part, Dobie assumes the role from departed previous head of operations, Heidi Wright. Previously Dobie was the advertising director for the Skagit Valley Herald in Mount […]

Brad Brown from AccTech Solutions, Inc. presented updates to the County Commissioners at their work session on Tuesday, Nov. 4 concerning county security and future measures that the company will take to ensure that confidential records are as secure as they can be. First, Brown spoke on current developments that the company is employing around […]

Voters turned out in droves from Lake County on Tuesday, Nov. 4 for the midterm election, outpacing all other counties in Oregon for the highest percentage voter turnout in the state. With seven ballot measures, a local sheriff election and state and federal representatives vying for votes, there was good reason for so many residents […]

New Pine Creek, Lakeview and Adel residents may have felt a momentary jolt before going to bed on Tuesday, Nov. 4. This was the effects of a 4.6 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale taking place approximately 40 miles southeast in Nevada at 11:23 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6. Sleep patterns were disrupted again, with a […]

A growing issue around the county is the government and tribal involvement with the preservation of arrowheads and Indian burial sites. These issues have spurred proposals to close Lake County lakes Hart, Crump and Goose by the Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL). Lanny Quakenbush, manager of the Eastern Oregon Region for DSL, was present […]

Rogers looks to spruce up Fairgrounds

Longtime Lake County Fairgrounds Mgr. Don Moore, has stepped down from the position to become a property appraiser at the county opening up a vacancy for LeeAnne Rogers to take his place. Rogers was well trained as to the duties for the position of fairgrounds manager as she practically shadowed Moore during her seven-month stint […]

At the quarterly Warner Creek Correctional Facility (WCCF) Prison Advisory Committee, two administrators gave updates to the WCCF staff about undertakings to help educate inmates. Trevor Stancliff, Correctional Rehabilitation manager spoke on educational opportunities for WCCF inmates. He reported that Klamath Community College is looking for opportunities to provide college-level classes to inmates and will […]

Air quality season is now in effect through March 1, 2015, a time when all residents of Lake County and Lakeview need to be wary of wood smoke in a communal effort to help reduce particulate matter and improve air quality. Under the new air quality ordinances recently passed by both Lakeview Town Council and […]

Ongoing construction of a new soccer field facility in Lakeview got a big boost with the announcement of approval for a $20,000 grant from the Collins-McDonald Fund towards completion of the project at the Monday, Oct. 27 Lake County School District #7 (LCSD#7) board meeting. Spearheaded by the Rotary Club working in conjunction with LCSD#7, […]

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