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Sunstone Festival gives proceeds to Schminck

An evening of food and fun at the Saturday, July 12 Plush Sunstone Festival translated into a large donation to the Schminck Museum at a formal ceremony held at the museum in Lakeview on Friday, Aug. 15. The Sunstone Festival was organized by Oregon Outback Mining Company (OOMC), based in Portland, as a way to […]

New assistant coaches for fall sports, repairs to the teacherage duplex at Union School, and housekeeping plans in the lead-up to the start of the school year filled the agenda at the Monday, Aug. 10 Lake County School District #7 board meeting. New Business Mgr. Janet Melsness, taking over for the retiring Mike Getty, explained […]

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 […]

Performances both in the arena and on stage will highlight this year’s Lake County Round-Up, with a full slate scheduled for four full days of fun. It all starts Friday, Aug. 29, with team doctoring and team branding events starting at 9 a.m., followed that evening by the Presidents Party at 6 p.m.  The PRCA […]

Fighting fires from above

A busy wildfire season has stretched firefighter crews and support staff to their limits trying to suppress all the new blazes emerging throughout Oregon, but their jobs are made a tad easier thanks to the not-so-secret weapon in the firefighting arsenal, air attack. Danny Moseley and Jody Pillatzki are two of the pilots stationed at […]

To better serve their patients, Lake District Hospital is on the verge of implementing new technologies to modernize medical and health records, information exchange, emergency room records and operation room enhancements. Charles Tveit, LDH CEO, explains that these brand new technologies will make information readily available for patients, doctors and other hospitals. One system being […]

Lakeview Town Council held work and regular sessions on Tuesday, Aug. 11, discussing a range of topics from medicinal marijuana and wood stove restrictions to a proposal of constructing a disc golf course. An early draft of the proposed ordinance for regulation of medicinal marijuana dispensaries was presented for discussion. See related article in this […]

Occupy Lakeview will be holding their fourth annual event on Saturday, Aug. 16. The proceeds will go toward Lakeview’s Community Pride program that will help town hall revitalize and spruce up downtown Lakeview. In previous years, the proceeds went to the Cancer Travel Fund and Lakeview’s swimming pool renovation. Businesses are joining in with Sidewalk […]

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 […]

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