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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 […]

Christmas Valley’s Run to the Desert Car Show promises to bring some classic and unusual rides to north Lake County on Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Flowerree Amphitheater parking lot. The fun starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m., with a wide assortment of cars and trucks on display for crowds to view […]

As cold weather nears, the ever-ensuing issue of air quality becomes a strong and important talking point around Lakeview. The Commissioners are ready to go forward with Ordinances 29 and 30 only after a few changes to the language written. These ordinances apply restrictions to the urban growth area of Lakeview in the time and […]

To help convenience local building contractors, Lake County Building and Planning department will be offering permitting online. The online permitting will not change pricings for the contractor in any way but will help streamline the processes between contractors and the department. If those who wish to take the tried and true method of coming down […]

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 […]

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