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Moccasin Hill fire forces evacuations

Despite thunderstorms rolling through Lake County last week, few fires were reported in south central Oregon necessitating a response from Interagency Fire Crews, but the Moccasin Hill fire has grown to concerning levels. One fire was reported on Monday, July 7 in Klamath County on private lands, but was kept within less than one acre. […]

John Price, president of Oregon Outback Mining Company, recently updated the Lake County Board of Commissioners on its current operations. During the County’s Tuesday, July 1, work session, Price reviewed the company’s recent endeavors, including successful sales through a cruise line customer base. “We’ve sold quite a significant amount of rough (stock) over the past […]

 LHS student qualifies for national high school rodeo

Jack Graham, a junior at Lakeview High School, recently qualified for the Oregon National High School Rodeo team and will compete at the 66th annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) in Rock Springs, Wyo., July 13-19. Graham, who also plays for the LHS varsity baseball team, qualified for the tie down roping and cutting […]

It’s never too early to start looking ahead to the forthcoming hunting seasons, and the Examiner wants to hear from Lake County’s loyal outdoor enthusiasts. Each year, the Examiner puts together its Hunting and Fishing edition prior to the onslaught of the fall season, and we’re always on the lookout for an interesting story or […]

Lakeview was awakened late on Tuesday, July 1, by the volunteer fire department siren, a call coming in at 11:03 p.m. for a barn on fire near town. The Lakeview Fire Department responded to the scene of the fire with two fire engines and a water tender. Thomas Creek Westside Fire Department also reported to […]

Pilots take to the skies for Festival of Free Flight

Pilots flocked to Lake County from as far away as Maryland to participate in the Umpteenth Annual Festival of Free Flight, July 3-6. Utilizing five launch sites scattered across Lake County and northern California, hang glider and paraglider pilots arrived to partake of the friendly skies. Taking place since the 1970s, the annual event showcases […]

Todd Gregory of Obsidian Renewables recently approached Lake County’s Board of Commissioners with interest in acquiring county land for a 5-megawatt solar energy site in Lakeview. The commissioners discussed the proposal with Gregory during a July 1 work session, ultimately tabling any action during their July 2 regular session. Gregory detailed the potential siting of […]

Lake County’s Board of Commissioners recently approved an amendment to an intergovernmental agreement in place with the Department of Human Services. “The amendment pertains to increased funding for problem gambling services,” said Lake County Mental Health Dir. Ben Paz, who presented the amendment to the commissioners during their Tuesday, June 24, work session. As per […]

Simms named Grand Marshal

It’s looking to be quite a year for Lake County native Donald Simms. Simms, who has been named the grand marshal for this year’s Lake County Round-Up, will be assuming this prestigious role under quite a coincidence. He will be 95 years old by the time this year’s event rolls around, and it just so […]

Last call for Goose Chase tickets

It’s coming down to the wire, and as little as a $20 ticket could earn some lucky goose prizes worth thousands of dollars. Cash prizes and numerous items are up for grabs such as a Polaris 4×4 and a 50” HD television if a duck with the matching number to a ticket crosses the line […]

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