Water rates in the Christmas Valley Domestic Water District could increase as much as 20%, and the Domestic Water District Board recently heard from the public about the proposed rate increase. A final decision will be made in a special meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m.

Cougar Peak Fire started in the shadow of Cougar Peak — thus its name. However, it moved at rapid speed northeast and blew out its fury on ranches, cattle and one family’s home in Clover Flat, just a few miles south of Paisley. Driving south on Clover Flat Road, the landscape on either side …

A community church in Fort Rock is in the home stretch of its new sanctuary project, with the goal of welcoming congregants into the new space in December.

As of the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 14, the Cougar Peak Fire was estimated at 86,412 acres and 6% contained. An update from Northwest Incident Management Team 8 and Oregon State Fire Marshal Incident Management Blue Team noted that excellent progress is being made to secure perimeter lines a…

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Learning how to ride a horse can build confidence, good sportsmanship and good horsemanship and there is a place on the far Westside where young adults can learn everything from the basics to advanced techniques from Jessie Plechaty.

After 39 years of coaching track and field and spending the last 22 years coaching at Paisley High School, Mark Douglas has retired to focus his attention on his new gun smithing business where he will be working on vintage guns.

Ben Shockey was named by the PLAYA Summer Lake Board as the artist residency newest executive director, taking over from interim executive director Elizabeth Quinn.

There are two distinct stories for the continuing success of Labor Day weekend in Lakeview. On one hand it takes continued determination by local ranchers, farmers, business owners and managers as well as local professional folks to continue year after year with volunteer hours, sweat, sacri…