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Agenda items were in high supply for the double-meetings of the Commissioner’s work and regular sessions on Tuesday, March 17 and Wednesday, March 18. Beginning the set of meetings were representatives from the Fremont-Winema Forest Service who spoke to the Commissioners’ concerns about hiring practices at the interagency offices especially. See related article for the…

Ancient occupation discovered near Riley

Near the Rimrock Draw Rockshelter outside of Riley in Harney County, archaeologists recently discovered evidence of one of the oldest known human occupations in the western United States. Archaeologists with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the University of Oregon Archaeological Field School have been excavating at the Rimrock Draw Rockshelter since 2011. Their…

Lake County School District #7 (Lakeview) school board was busy on Monday, March 9 during their regular board meeting, approving grants, field trips, police activities and accepting a teacher resignation. The board approved a grant totaling $388,000 that is integrated with a USDA grant previously received by Klamath Community College for further development of the…

Routine maintenance came at an opportune time when the pump that provides heat to Warner Creek Correctional Facility (WCCF) broke down around mid-February. Since then, the pump has been repaired after 10-12 days of non-operation. According to Town Manager Ray Simms, the maintenance was the result of certain minerals from the geothermal waters that are…

Examiner, Herald and News win excellence in journalism awards

Klamath Falls’ Herald and News and the Lake County Examiner each won awards in the annual Pioneer Recognizing Excellence in Journalism contest for 2014 according to an official announcement made on Thursday, March 12. The best articles, photographs and multimedia content of 2014 among the more than 20 newspapers owned by Pioneer News Group, including…