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A bat found in Lake County has tested positive for rabies, Lake County Public Health has confirmed. Administrator Mary Wilkie said tests were performed at the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory after a Lake County resident was bitten by the bat. The bite victim underwent a series of rabies vaccinations, which are very successful at […]

Thunderstorms and human-caused fires have kept firefighters busy all summer, but while much of the west coast is ablaze, Lake County has thankfully been spared of many large-scale fires consuming much of the surrounding area, albeit completely encircled by a ring of fire. Most fires necessitating fire crew response are actually human caused, but lightning […]

Christmas Valley’s Run to the Desert Car Show promises to bring some classic and unusual rides to north Lake County on Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Flowerree Amphitheater parking lot. The fun starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m., with a wide assortment of cars and trucks on display for crowds to view […]

As cold weather nears, the ever-ensuing issue of air quality becomes a strong and important talking point around Lakeview. The Commissioners are ready to go forward with Ordinances 29 and 30 only after a few changes to the language written. These ordinances apply restrictions to the urban growth area of Lakeview in the time and […]

To help convenience local building contractors, Lake County Building and Planning department will be offering permitting online. The online permitting will not change pricings for the contractor in any way but will help streamline the processes between contractors and the department. If those who wish to take the tried and true method of coming down […]

As part of the monthly Lake Health District’s board meeting that took place Thursday, Aug. 8, the Lake County Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP) presented their program’s annual goals to board members. John Adams, Lakeview CHIP coordinator, went over four specific health issues that affect Lake County residents. After qualitative and quantitative surveys that were conducted […]

Drug detecting K-9 joins Sheriff’s force

Lake County’s Sheriff’s department is thrilled to have a new member on their team. Jeda, a 2-year-old black lab, joined the force as the only K-9 drug-detecting police dog just last week. She is a rescued dog from Iowa and trained by Polk County, Iowa trainer, Dennis George, who is a 30-year-veteran of the police […]

Lakeview teens will attempt to break the Guinness world record

Lake County Libraries’ teen summer reading program “Spark a Reaction” is hoping to go down in history when they attempt a Guinness World Record for the largest stick bomb on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 12:30 p.m. The culmination of a summer of fun and educational programs coordinated by Lake County Libraries, the world record attempt […]

Defense for former deputy Kenneth Turkle has moved to continue the trial of the accused until Oct. 7-9. The defense wants to consolidate all the charges into one hearing. Turkle is being charged on tampering with a witness, tampering with evidence, solicitation with tampering with evidence, several counts of contributing to the sexual delinquency of […]

Soccer field project construction begins

After extensive planning and multiple fundraisers, at long lost groundbreaking has commenced on the long-planned multi-purpose Lakeview High School youth soccer field project near the Lake County School District #7 offices in Lakeview. The final hurdles were passed at the LCSD#7 board meeting on Monday, July 28, where after discussion, approval of the project and […]

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