Tuesday, 28 June 2022


LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — The Lake County Registrar of Voters Office reported that it needs bilingual poll workers to work on Election Day, June 7.

There is a shortage of poll workers who can provide language assistance in Spanish.

A poll worker is an essential component to every polling place location on Election Day.

Registered voters, U.S. citizens eligible to register to vote in California, and legal permanent residents (green card holders) who are interested in this important work are encouraged to apply at the Lake County Registrar of Voters office 325 N Forbes St, Lakeport or phone 707-263-2372 for information.

The Registrar of Voters Office’s goal is to build a strong capable workforce of polling place officials who are readily available to work on Election Day.

Anyone who is interested in community service and has the time to serve as a poll worker is urged to apply.

The workday is from 6 a.m. to approximately 10 p.m., with breaks for lunch and dinner. Each poll worker is asked to attend a special class of instruction for election officers prior to each election.

Please contact the Lake County Registrar of Voters office today to volunteer to work as a poll worker. Poll workers earn an Election Day stipend as well as a stipend for attending the Election Officers Instruction Class.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Caltrans is celebrating Earth Day with free Dump Day events throughout California on Saturday, April 23 — including three in District 1.

Caltrans welcomes you to bring nonhazardous, unwanted items to the nearest Dump Day event for free disposal.

The statewide Dump Day events are made possible through Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Clean California initiative, a sweeping $1.1 billion, multiyear cleanup effort led by Caltrans to keep roads and waterways free of litter, create thousands of jobs and transform state and local public spaces through beautification efforts.

"The best way to keep California clean is not to trash it in the first place,” said Caltrans Acting Director Steven Keck. “Clean California’s goal is to make sure trash never reaches our roadsides or waterways. These Dump Day events discourage illegal dumping along highways and roads by giving people throughout the state a convenient place to dispose of bulky items safely, properly, and at no cost.”

Caltrans will have staff on-site to accept approved debris free of charge. Dump Day events will take place at the following locations in Lake and Mendocino counties:

• Ukiah Railroad Depot Lot, accepting tires only, 237 E. Perkins, Entrance on East Clay Street off Main Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until capacity is reached at the site.

• C & S Waste Transfer Station, accepting tires, mattresses and furniture only, 230 Soda Bay Road, Lakeport from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until capacity is reached at the site.

• SLRR Recycling Center, accepting tires, mattresses and furniture only, 16015 Davis St., Clearlake from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until capacity is reached at the site.

Free Dump Day collection is limited to the household items listed above. No construction materials, business waste, hazardous waste, e-waste, treated wood waste, or asbestos of any type will be accepted.

Caltrans reminds motorists to properly secure and tarp all cargo loads prior to driving. Transporting unsecured loads is unsafe, illegal, and pollutes California's roads and waterways. Loads that are not tied down, enclosed, or secured by tarps or other means, will not be accepted.

Tips for securing your load:

• Completely cover loads with tarps or cargo nets. Debris can escape from gaps.
• Remove loose material and trash before driving.
• Don't overload — keep materials level with your truck bed.
• Put light items lower, tie large items to the vehicle for traffic safety.

Caltrans has hosted 72 free Dump Day events since July and collected more than 18,000 cubic yards (more than 300 tons) of trash. Items collected include 7,719 tires, 1,973 mattresses, 804 appliances (including 295 refrigerators), and a hot tub.

Since launching Clean California in July, Caltrans has removed more than 536,000 cubic yards of litter from state highways — the equivalent of 9,000 tons or enough to fill 164 Olympic-size swimming pools — and hired 678 new team members as part of Clean California, including 526 maintenance workers who collect litter and remove graffiti.

For more information, visit https://cleancalifornia.dot.ca.gov/.

LAKEPORT, Calif. — Join your friends and members of the Lake County Genealogical Society on Saturday, April 23, to further explore the 1950 census release.

The event will begin at 2 p.m. in the Children’s Room at the Lakeport Library, 1425 N. High St., Lakeport.

This is the first census release that used artificial intelligence to create a searchable name index immediately upon release.

Join them to learn tips and tricks on finding your people, and updating information about your family.

Why the 72 year wait for the 1950 Census? That will be covered too.

The Lake County Genealogical Society will help you learn more about your family history — the stories, the people — using the Census and a variety of resources to add branches to your family's tree.

Future classes will cover writing your family's stories. All classes are free to the public.

The Lake County Genealogical Society hosts “Life in the Past Lane” on the second and fourth Saturdays at 2 p.m. at the Lakeport Library, with an informal genealogy lab meets every Tuesday at 1 p.m.

For more information, contactLake County Genealogical Society President Rose Davidson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MENDOCINO NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. — Recent storms have triggered a mudslide on Forest Road M10 near Dixie Glade Campground.

Forest officials said Thursday they have closed the road about a quarter mile west of Fouts Springs.

Dixie Glade Campground and the Letts Lake area are not accessible from the eastside of the forest.

Officials ask visitors and residents to avoid traveling in the area until it can be cleared.

Unstable terrain is one of several hazards in a burned landscape.

Post-fire areas are subject to landslides, rockfall, erosion, debris flows and flooding in heavy rain, snow or wind.

There are also likely multiple downed trees across roads and trails.

LAKEPORT, Calif. — Strong Financial Network and Umpqua Bank will host ShredFest 2022 on Monday, April 25.

The free drive-thru shred event will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. at Umpqua Bank, 805 11th St. in Lakeport.

Community members are invited to take advantage of this free shredding service to protect themselves from identity theft by safely and securely destroying documents in the on-site shred truck.

All participants must enter the drive-thru line from the 11 Street entrance to Umpqua Bank, then follow the signs and cones to the shred truck. Remain in your vehicle while the on-site staff members remove the documents from your car. This one-way, drive-thru service will allow for the most efficient dropoff of your shred materials.

LAKE COUNTY, Cafli. — Citizens for Healing will host a party to kick off the campaign to change the name of Kelseyville to Konocti on Sunday, April 24.

The all-volunteer, community-based group has been working on the process to make the change, and they believe giving the town a new name could be an act of healing.

As many people in Lake County know, the town was named after Andrew Kelsey, a scoundrel by all accounts. While the group realizes that history can’t be changed, they think small actions can be taken to undo a misdeed, and embrace a fuller and richer history.

Formerly known as Uncle Sam, the town was renamed Kelseyville by the early settlers of Lake County in the mid 1880s.

“We, the county’s current settlers, should make the effort to give the town a more suitable and respectful name,” said Alan Fletcher, the webmaster for the group.

The group hopes the party will be an opportunity for some real civic discourse, and sharing of opinions and information. Some people view these kinds of changes as “canceling culture.”

“We’re not canceling culture,” said Verge Belanger, “we are shining a light on the true history and recognizing the rich culture that was here before.”

The group is getting a positive response from the community, and their activities have garnered interest from local media.

Scheduled speakers and presentations, from 4 to 6 p.m., will feature local historian, Kevin Engle, and tribal elder, Clayton Duncan. Live music will follow from 6 to 8 p.m.

Snacks and beverages will be provided for free, with an optional potluck if people wish to contribute. And party guests may also enjoy and dance to the musical talent of “The Konocti Blues Band.”

The event will be held at the Grange Hall in Finley, located at 1510 Big Valley Road, Lakeport.

For more information people may visit the group’s website at www.citizensforhealing.org, or call Dallas at 707-245-4118 or Lorna at 707-367-8014.

Upcoming Calendar

06.28.2022 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Board of Supervisors
06.28.2022 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at Library Park
06.28.2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rotary Club of Clear Lake
06.30.2022 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Rotary Club of Middletown
07.01.2022 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Essential workers mural dedication
07.02.2022 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Junior Ranger Program: Lake ecology
07.02.2022 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at the Mercantile
07.02.2022 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Weekly writing workshop
07.02.2022 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
64th annual Redbud Parade and Festival

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