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Lake County’s Board of Commissioners recently approved a 60-day timeframe for the Thomas Creek/Westside Fire Protection District to file its necessary financial reports in proving its continued viability and operations. A public hearing was held on the subject during the commissioners’ July 16 board meeting.  Present were fire district board members James Evans, Teresa Thomas […]

Paisley’s Mosquito Festival will be celebrating its 28th year with a weekend of events for all who attend beginning Friday, July 25, through Sunday, July 27. Paisley Rodeo Club Ranch Rodeo will kick off the festival at the Arena, 391 Queen St. N, beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 25 holding multiple events throughout […]

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber declared a state of emergency for Oregon on Thursday, July 17 as a result of a series of large wildfires raging across the state. The executive order permits the mobilization of the Oregon National Guard to assist in suppression efforts with the Oregon Department of Forestry and the Oregon Fire Marshall. […]

It’s going to be a no-holds-barred match with Dennis Richardson’s campaign for the governor’s race in November. The Republican nominee spoke out in an interview Tuesday, July 15 against Gov. John Kitzhaber’s handling of the state seat over the last three terms. “The Oregon people need to ask, ‘what has (Kitzhaber) done to earn a […]

Lake County Commissioners met Tuesday, July 15, and Wednesday, July 16, for work and regular sessions to discuss points of county business. A Community Justice Proclamation was read by Commissioner Brad Winters, which served to bring recognition to the Community Justice professionals who work to be a “Force for Positive Change in their communities.” Dir. […]

Lake County Public Health Dir. Mary Wilkie brought a couple items of discussion to the Board of Commissioners during their June 24 work session. One of the two items was a contract with Moda Health, a commercial insurance provider, which affords the local agency to receive the complete billed amount for vaccines. The contract, developed […]

WCCF Enhanced Visitation affords reduced recidivism

On Saturday, June 28, an overwhelming smell of hamburgers and hotdogs on the charcoal barbeque filled the air at Warner Creek Correctional Facility (WCCF). A total of 69 pre-approved friends and family members lined up outside the front entrance anxiously waiting to visit their incarcerated loved ones. Today visiting was not like most other Saturday […]

Saturday Market offers great goods in fun setting

For the best in local organically grown foods and handcrafted goods, the weekly must-stop is the Lakeview Saturday Market. Held in the Lakeview Town Parking Lot every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. late June through September, vendors flock to the area from around Lake County and as far away as Cedarville, Calif. to […]

Historical Homestead Museum a hidden gem of Lake County

Fort Rock may be small in stature, but it remains big in representing the history of north Lake County, thanks largely to the Fort Rock Valley Historical Homestead Museum. Named after the enormous rock formation one mile north of town adorned with the same name, Fort Rock is one of the few surviving communities that […]

Poker Run takes advantage of new town ATV ordinance

ATV and motorcycle riders of all ages gathered all day at the Lake County Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 19 to participate in the third annual ATV/Motorcycle Poker Run, organized by the Hi-Desert Stormtroopers club. Riders of all ages followed a 50-mile course that looped through the back hills of Lakeview to Willow Creek campground and […]

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