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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 […]

WCCF food drive highly successful

Warner Creek Correctional Facility’s (WCCF) 2014 food drive held last month successfully collected the equivalent of 20,288 pounds of food for local food pantry programs, according to WCCF Exec. Asst. Rebecca Hargis. Averaging out to about 204.93 pounds of food per staff member, the proceeds collected from the program will benefit the Lake County Food […]

Following extended discussions by both the Lake County Board of Commissioners and an ad-hoc committee, South Central Oregon Economic Development District Exec. Dir. Betty Riley was appointed as Lake County’s interim rural economic development specialist. Riley additionally will also serve as the manager of the Lake County/Town of Lakeview-sponsored enterprise zone. The position will be […]

Lake County Board of Commissioners approved quotes for oil related to Lake County Road Department paving and asphalt work during their Tuesday, March 4, work session. The approved bids came from Idaho Asphalt, with a cost savings of $7.50 per ton on paving oil from last year at $625.50, and $529 on chip sealing oil, […]

Blackwood Legacy Quartet in concert

The Blackwood Legacy Quartet, a group based out of Nashville, Tenn., will perform a special concert event in Christmas Valley on Friday, March 28, at 7 p.m., at the Christmas Valley Community Church. Boasting an unbroken lineage to the Dove and Grammy-award winning Blackwood Brothers, the Mansion Records artists link the best of Southern Gospel’s […]

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