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Lake County Admin. Asst. Denise Thorsted informed the Board of Commissioners recently that the legislature approved an additional $5 million for the Special Transportation Funds program. Thorsted noted that this would mean an additional $30,000 available to Lake County for its senior and disabled transportation services.  The Commissioners ultimately approved as a directive Thorsted’s submission […]

Lake County Commissioner Dan Shoun recently responded to recent questions by local residents regarding the potential for the availability of residential natural gas. During the Commissioners’ Tuesday, March 18, work session, Shoun responded to questions that arose at community meetings related to air quality on the subject. The questions raised at those meetings, held earlier […]

EMS Banquet honors top volunteers of the year

Members of the all-volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services teams selflessly give their time without pay for the community’s benefit to help save lives, but on one night every year they take time to honor Lakeview’s finest at the annual EMS Banquet. Held Saturday, March 22 at the Elks Lodge, the EMS Banquet was […]

Lake County School District #7 board meeting held on Monday, March 10, went into great detail discussing current measures passed or up for debate in the state legislature. Supt. Sean Gallagher ran through several measures that could have a direct impact on the school district, including House Bill 4087, which organizes a task force addressing […]

Creative types are sought for an ‘Artisan’s Alley’ feature at this year’s Paisley Mosquito Festival, scheduled for the weekend of July 25-27. A new feature for this year, both display items and vendors offering their items for sale are sought for this year’s festival.  Those simply displaying their creative goods will be allowed to show […]

Kenny LaPlant, Sr., of Christmas Valley has filed to run against incumbent Position 2 Lake County Commissioner Dan Shoun. LaPlant said there wasn’t any one specific element which influenced his decision to run for commissioner, and that it’s a pursuit he’s considered for some time. “I’ve thought about this for the last few years,” he […]

Warner Creek Correctional Facility held a graduation for participants in its Pathfinders program on Tuesday, March 11. A total of 18 inmates completed the program, which was facilitated by Debbie Startt, and is mandated by the state as a means for promoting change in behavioral actions by changed thinking.  The program features a total of […]

Irish Days Seems to be a Resounding Success

Perfect weather and a turnout which hit record levels for the annual Irish Days festival on Saturday, March 15. There was something for everybody to enjoy, from barbecue and games to Irish dancing, a parade, a fun run, and pub crawl. A record 99 total entries participated in the 5K ShamWalk/Run Saturday morning, Nick Wiebelhaus […]

Air quality strategies brainstormed

A second community meeting held Wednesday, March 12, continued discussions of local air quality concerns, delving into a brainstorming session for potential management strategies. The meeting, led by members of the PM Advance Committee, a group that is currently developing a five-year air quality management strategy with a goal of preventing a formal noncompliance designation […]

The Oregon State Legislature has been very active in recent sessions, approving several bills that may have a direct impact on Lake County School District #7, which includes the A.D. Hay/Fremont school, Union school, Daly Middle School, and Lakeview High School. Multiple bills recently passed in Salem were presented to the School District #7 board […]

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