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County schedules Christmas Valley property public hearings

Following discussions at two separate board meetings, Lake County’s Commissioners scheduled a public hearing pertaining to the potential ownership transfer of three properties near the Christmas Valley airport. The public hearing will be held on Thursday, April 24, at 10 a.m. in the Christmas Valley Community Hall. The public hearing process falls under ORS 271.330, […]

Christmas Valley properties deemed visually offensive and overrun with excessive waste served as a point of contention for a number of northern Lake County residents at a recent meeting of Lake County’s Board of Commissioners. The Board held a meeting in Christmas Valley on March 19, as one of its quarterly meetings held in the […]

Representatives of the Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA) conservation group and Lake County’s Board of Commissioners discussed the Oregon Desert Trail during a Tuesday, April 2, work session. ONDA Conservation Dir. Dan Morse led a PowerPoint presentation on the trail, which spans 800 miles and traverses multiple counties; including those of Malheur, Harney, Deschutes and […]

Gatling Gun among the display items for Gun Show

Going into its quarter-century year, the annual Lake County Fair Board Gun and Trade Show will take place April 12-13 at the Lake County Fairgrounds. Many weapons will be available to buy, sell, or trade, as well as antique and modern firearms on display along with knives, coins, art, jewelry, and other collectibles. One of […]

Lake County Education Service District (ESD) Supt. Bob Nash recently updated the county commissioners on the organization’s funding and services. Among the services provided by the ESD include direct special education implementation for all five of the county’s school districts, along with school psychologist and speech services, Nash said. Technology and financial services, along with […]

Lake Health District recently hired a new staff member for its administrative office. Jennifer Antle recently joined the staff of Lake District Hospital as the executive assistant to CEO Charlie Tveit.  She replaces Sheryl Pavlak, who recently moved out of the area. Duties in this role will include a variety of managerial tasks related to […]

Night of Lights celebrates North Lake’s brightest stars

“Blue Suede Boots” was the theme for the fifth annual Christmas Valley Awards Banquet, held on Saturday, April 5. Christmas Valley Community Hall was packed to celebrate the residents of north Lake County that make a tremendous difference in the area, handing out several awards amidst a plethora of raffle prizes and a dinner provided […]

During a Tuesday, March 18, work session, Lake County Building Department Code Specialist Jennifer Stephens discussed the issue of a contracted building inspector for the north end of the county.  Former inspector Jan Lewis is no longer providing this service due to no longer being employed by Klamath County, and discussion pertained to addressing the […]

Town Council asks for public opinion over medical marijuana

A Lakeview Town Council work session on Monday, March 25 addressed which stance the community should take on medical marijuana dispensaries in the wake of recent state legislation. Senate Bill 1531 legalized medicinal marijuana dispensaries in Oregon, subject to local government oversight of hours of operation, location, and manner of distribution. A moratorium has been […]

Approximately one year after the initial announcement of a new joint facility consolidating South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership dispatch centers, the Lakeview Interagency Fire Center (LIFC) is now open for business as of Tuesday, April 1. The new LIFC provides dispatch services for lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Oregon Department of […]

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