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Gov. John Kitzhaber has decided to step down from his position on Friday, Feb. 13 amidst pressure from his Democratic Party colleagues. In recent weeks, Kitzhaber had received criticism over how he handed over roles to fiancée Cylvia Hayes as an unpaid clean and economic policy adviser in his office and as a consultant paid…

One for the record books

It took months longer than anticipated anxiously awaiting word back, but finally as of Wednesday, Feb. 11 it became official; a group of Lakeview teens involved in last year’s Lake County Library Teen Summer Reading Program are world record holders. The idea for attempting a world record began with Youth Library Assistant Elizabeth Christley, coordinator…

University of Oregon students who have been commissioned to put together a detailed Parks and Recreation Master Plan are looking for public input. In order to gather as much insight as possible, they will be holding workshops in Christmas Valley, Paisley and Lakeview. The workshops will be interactive for community members who decide to attend…

Goodwill expands services locally

Several new and improved programs are being implemented into the Lakeview branch of Goodwill which will offer all surrounding residents varied opportunities to live independently. The plans to expand and add these programs come from the Medford main office of Goodwill Industries of Southern Oregon. A community needs assessment was conducted that helped determine which…

A distinct lack of snow yet again brought about the inevitable decision, with Warner Canyon Ski Area formally announcing that the Lake County ski area will not open during the 2014-15 winter season. Curator Barry Shullanberger, Warner Canyon Hilanders president, made the announcement on Friday, Feb. 6, officially stating what was expected, that yet another…

After 27 years of service to Lake County Community Corrections, Connie Nash has retired as Probation and Parole officer. Nash was recognized and generously thanked by Lake County Commissioners at their Tuesday, Jan. 27 work session. Presenting Nash with a plaque for thanks for service was Community Justice Dir. Jake Greer. “It’s not common for…