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Community Health Improvement Partnership, or CHIP, has been active in Lake County working on ways to develop healthy living habits. Their newest venture is an online resource designed to help residents know all that is available to do here to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Healthy Outback is a program under CHIP aimed at improving overall […]

Former Lake County Sheriff Deputy Kenneth Turkle changed his plea to guilty during the second day of court proceedings on multiple charges of evidence tampering and sexual abuse. Turkle was charged with six counts of Contributing to the Sexual Delinquency of a Minor, one count of Tampering With Evidence, one count of Solicitation of Tampering […]

Paisley’s Five Mile Point Caves have been added to the United States’ listing of the nation’s most important archeological and historic sites by the National Park Service. Based on archaeological excavations, the site shows evidence of human occupation in Oregon beginning 14,300 years ago, which is nearly 1,000 years earlier than originally believed. One item […]

Geothermal dedication  showcases many benefits

Dignitaries, key players and others involved in construction of the geothermal heating system providing energy to the Lake Health District and Lake County School District #7 gathered in Lakeview on Friday, Oct. 3 at Lake District Hospital to formally dedicate the launch of the project. In operation since December, 2013, the closed-loop system extracts hot […]

WWII era plane crash investigation at Goose Lake

Much has been said concerning the lore of the two or three trainer Navy planes that crashed in Goose Lake in 1945. There has been no official investigation or recovery conducted before Lake County Search and Rescue took the responsibility to document the remnants that are now visible on the lake bed. The search commenced […]

Plenty of prizes at endowment dinner Oct. 18

This year’s Lake County Library Endowment Dinner at the Elks Lodge on Saturday, Oct. 18 will include plenty of coveted prizes being raffled off to lucky winners. In addition, guest speaker C.J. Hadley, editor and publisher of Range Magazine will be speaking. The event aims to raise funds for the Lake County Libraries, which includes […]

A Story of Adoption: State Laws Change the Future

Washington state legislation passed in September 2013 could drastically change the lives of mothers who placed their child up for adoption. According to Senate House Bill 1525, a birth parent who placed their child for adoption on or before Oct. 1, 1993 must notify state health officials if they want to remain anonymous and must […]

Leal comes up big for LHS soccer

Someone miscalculated the watering schedule for the Lakeview High School baseball field, resulting in a very sloppy puddle-filled affair for the first home game of the season for the LHS boys soccer team on Wednesday, Oct. 1, facing Canyonville Christian Academy. Despite the mud it didn’t take long for Lakeview to take control on its […]

County planning welcomes newcomers, discuss zoning

A variance application and a few conditional use permits were approved along with a discussion concerning the re-zoning of Christmas Valley’s radar site at the Planning Commission meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 16. Adam Kershaw, project engineer from Anderson Engineering and Surveying, was present for the Plush gym/multi-purpose building public hearing. The building will be used […]

Secretary of Interior visits Lake County

A weeklong multi-state west coast tour by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell included a stop in Lakeview on Thursday, Sept. 25 to meet with BLM and USFS staff and visit several ranches to speak with locals about land use, renewable energy, wildlife habitat, climate action plans and much more. Meeting with over 80 […]

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