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Lake County Commissioner Dan Shoun recently visited the nation’s capital late in November and the beginning of December, rubbing shoulders with state and federal officials while making issues known that affect the county’s public lands. 

Greg Walden (R-Hood River) has held the U.S. House of Representatives seat of Oregon’s second district since 1999, but this November a new challenger has emerged to vie for the position, a fight that may extend multiple election cycles.

It was another pleasantly uneventful year in Lake County, 2015 lacking any large-scale wildfires while yet again unfortunately much of the surrounding area burned. With fire season now mostly over and attention turned towards proactive measures such as prescribed burns to reduce the chance o…

Where there’s smoke there’s fire, but unlike during the summer months amidst fire season, there was no cause for alarm this time. Prescribed burns began last week across Lake County, agencies purposely igniting small, contained fires when weather conditions allowed to safely burn designated …

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced on Tuesday, Sept. 22 that listing of the Western Greater Sage-Grouse as an endangered species was not warranted, thanks to the great collaborative efforts into conserving habitat for the species.