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Lake County’s Board of Commissioners recently approved an amendment to an intergovernmental agreement in place with the Department of Human Services. “The amendment pertains to increased funding for problem gambling services,” said Lake County Mental Health Dir. Ben Paz, who presented the amendment to the commissioners during their Tuesday, June 24, work session. As per […]

Simms named Grand Marshal

It’s looking to be quite a year for Lake County native Donald Simms. Simms, who has been named the grand marshal for this year’s Lake County Round-Up, will be assuming this prestigious role under quite a coincidence. He will be 95 years old by the time this year’s event rolls around, and it just so […]

Last call for Goose Chase tickets

It’s coming down to the wire, and as little as a $20 ticket could earn some lucky goose prizes worth thousands of dollars. Cash prizes and numerous items are up for grabs such as a Polaris 4×4 and a 50” HD television if a duck with the matching number to a ticket crosses the line […]

Plenty of fun planned at the Plush Sunstone Festival

Egan County Park in Plush will be the hot spot come Saturday, July 12, when the first annual Sunstone Festival takes place, with proceeds benefitting the Schminck Memorial Museum in Lakeview. Starting at 10 a.m. and running until 5 p.m., the park will be packed with food, fun, and festivities for all ages. Organized by […]

Lake County’s Board of Commissioners recently signed an air quality-related memorandum of understanding with Collins Timber Company, LLC, Lake County, the Town of Lakeview and Oregon Department of Forestry. The MOU follows a parallel document previously signed with the U.S. Forest Service last year in which Collins agrees to not perform prescribed burn activities on […]

Lake County’s Board of Commissioners continued its discussions of a proposed ATV ordinance during their Tuesday, June 17, work session. Rob Thornton, a proponent of the ordinance, attended the meeting to continue the discussion with the board.  A central component of the meeting included the Town of Lakeview’s recent passage of a similar ordinance. The […]

Lakeview Town Council met for a work session and regular session on Tuesday, June 24, to further discuss specific regulations on medicinal marijuana dispensaries and approve multiple resolutions associated with the 2014-15 fiscal year budget. The second of several work sessions regarding the medicinal marijuana moratorium was fruitful enough to instruct Town Attorney John Bogardus […]

Lake County’s attorney, Jim Bailey, updated the board on the proceedings related to the Thomas Creek/Westside Rural Fire Protection District during a June 18 meeting. In past meetings, the Lake County Board of Commissioners and Bailey discussed necessary proceedings related to the dissolution of the district following correspondence received from the Secretary of State. This […]

Lake County School District #7 School Board met for an executive and regular session on Monday, June 23, approving the hire of two new teachers and debating the possible lease of land to Obsidian Renewables for a solar project. Business Mgr. Mike Getty provided budgetary updates, recommending that a transfer of $166,000 was necessary into […]

Leftover funding through the Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) will be issued to the county for Hart Mountain area road projects, according to Lake County Roadmaster Rick DuMilieu. Two grant awards in the amount of $290,000 each were awarded for chip sealing work on 9 miles of County Road 3-12, and for an overlay on […]

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