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Though briefly interrupted by an accidental pull of a fire alarm by a hospital resident, the Lake Health District board meeting went relatively quickly on the evening of Thursday, March 26. CEO Charlie Tveit made the financial report in lieu of CFO Cheryl Cornwell taking time off. He said that February was a strong month…

In a short ceremony, Sheriff Mike Taylor swore in Jail Mgr. Paul Havel as his department’s Undersheriff on the morning of Monday, March 30. Members of Havel’s family and other county workers came to show their support of his new appointment. Sheriff Taylor recognized former Lake County Sheriff’s department sergeant Don Cates and thanked him…

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…

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