Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Community

UPPER LAKE, Calif. — The Western Region Town Hall will meet on Wednesday, June 15.

The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Habematolel community center, 9460 Main St. in Upper Lake.

Community members also can attend via Zoom. The link is here.

The meeting ID is 988 4555 1078, pass code is 561090. Dial by location: +1 669 900 6833.

Agenda items include the Upper Lake levee system, fire preparedness, drought and other issues.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

The California Groundwater Association, or CGA, is urging all private well owners impacted by drought to have their systems inspected and water levels tested as we enter the summer months.

Drought impacts both the productivity of a water well and its water quality. Because of this, it is important that well owners take proper steps to ensure their systems are operating safely and efficiently as we continue to experience drought conditions across the country.

Well owners should consider taking the following steps:

• Have your water well inspected by a certified water well contractor. Wells that are not operating correctly will waste water and are more likely to completely fail during prolonged periods of drought. An inspection can help locate current and potential problems with a system before they become serious issues.
• Test your well water. There has been growing evidence that lower water tables, deeper wells, and extreme drought have led to higher levels of contaminants in groundwater. These contaminants can typically be easily identified and treated with a simple water quality test.
• Test your water levels. Declining water levels can impact not only the mechanics of your well but also water quality. A simple water level test can help determine what service may or may not be needed.
• Conserve water, fix leaks, and utilize water-efficient technology. By properly conserving water, fixing leaks, and utilizing more efficient water technology, you can help ensure your water levels remain healthy for you and your neighbors.
• Don’t delay! Due to ongoing drought, supply chain issues, and national labor shortages — well owners are seeing longer than usual wait times for service. If it has been more than a year since your last water well inspection, we urge well owners to reach out today to a certified contractor.

For more information on maintaining water wells during drought, you can visit www.wellowner.org/drought.

WellOwner.org is operated by NGWA with assistance from the Rural Community Assistance Partnership and offers tip sheets on well maintenance and a “Find A Contractor” page which allows the public to find water well contractors in their area.

A bereavement group facilitator consoles a participant during a quiet moment. Photo courtesy of Hospice Services of Lake County.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Hospice Services of Lake County is beginning another series of meetings to help adults who have experienced the death of a significant person either recently or in the past.

Recognizing there is not just a single way through grief, Hospice Services’ bereavement program will present “The Journey of Grief,” a free, educational series. The grief and loss group will meet once a week for eight weeks starting June 9.

Hospice Services invites interested individuals to attend in person from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursdays at the bereavement center in Lakeport located at 1862 Parallel Drive.

To register for the group meetings or obtain additional information, call Jennifer Nystrom at 707-263-6222, Extension 130, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Group sessions are structured with combined instruction and discussion in a safe environment, facilitated by Bereavement Services Manager Kathleen Bradley and Bereavement Counselor Jennifer Nystrom.

“In our world today, we are being challenged by losses of all kinds,” said Bradley. “In addition to these, many of us are trying to also navigate grief due to the death of a loved one. In our groups, we companion and support each other as we attempt to find our footing and a new normal. During the weekly group sessions, education will be provided about grief, mourning, and what is ‘expected,’ as well as support toward healing.”

Weekly topics are presented in a meaningful sequence, so attendance at all sessions is essential. Examples of topics covered in groups include setting intention to heal, dispelling misconceptions about grief, exploring personal feelings of loss, seeking resolution, and self-care.

Hospice Services reminds individuals they do not have to navigate grief and loss alone.

“Often, when we lose a loved one, we don’t know where to turn for emotional support,” said Bradley. “Additionally, during these uncertain times, Lake County residents are coping with multiple losses and stress related to natural disasters and COVID-19. The ‘Journey of Grief’ sessions are designed to help individuals through the loss.”

Hospice Services of Lake County provides high quality medical, emotional and spiritual care to help patients and their families navigate their end-of-life journeys. For more information, call Hospice Services of Lake County, 707-263-6222. Visit the organization’s website at www.lakecountyhospice.org.

Janine Smith-Citron is director of development for Hospice Services of Lake County.

LAKEPORT, Calif. — The Lake County Registrar of Voters Office will conduct a public manual tally of a minimum of 1% of randomly selected precincts from the June 7 Statewide Direct Primary Election on Tuesday, June 14.

The tally will begin at 9 a.m. at the elections office, 325 N. Forbes St., Lakeport.

It will include randomly selected precincts from each contest on the July 7 ballot.

The selection of the precincts to be included in the manual tally will be randomly chosen on the same date prior to the manual tally.

Observers are invited to view the manual tally of the ballots, but shall not interfere with the election process.

For additional information call 707-263-2372 or toll-free at 888-235-6730.

NORTH‌‌ ‌‌COAST, ‌‌ ‌‌Calif. —‌ Caltrans‌‌ ‌‌reports‌‌ ‌‌that‌‌ ‌‌the‌‌ ‌‌following‌‌ ‌‌road‌‌ ‌‌projects‌‌ ‌‌will‌‌ ‌‌be‌‌ ‌‌taking‌‌ ‌‌place‌‌ ‌‌‌around‌‌ ‌‌the‌‌ ‌‌North‌‌ ‌‌Coast‌‌ ‌‌during‌‌ ‌‌the‌‌ ‌‌coming‌‌ ‌‌week. ‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌
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Included‌‌ ‌‌are‌‌ ‌‌Mendocino‌‌ ‌‌County‌‌ ‌‌projects‌‌ ‌‌that‌‌ ‌‌may‌‌ ‌‌impact‌‌ ‌‌Lake‌‌ ‌‌County‌‌ ‌‌commuters, as well as work in Del Norte and Humboldt counties.
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Caltrans‌‌ ‌‌advises‌‌ ‌‌motorists‌‌ ‌‌to‌‌ ‌‌drive‌‌ ‌‌with‌‌ ‌‌caution‌‌ ‌‌when‌‌ ‌‌approaching‌‌ ‌‌work‌‌ ‌‌areas‌‌ ‌‌and‌‌ ‌‌to‌‌ ‌‌be‌‌ ‌‌‌prepared‌‌ ‌‌to‌‌ ‌‌stop‌‌ ‌‌at‌‌ ‌‌traffic‌‌ ‌‌control‌‌ ‌‌stations. ‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌
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The‌‌ ‌‌Caltrans‌‌ ‌‌Traffic‌‌ ‌‌Operations‌‌ ‌‌Office‌‌ ‌‌has‌‌ ‌‌reviewed‌‌ ‌‌each‌‌ ‌‌project‌‌ ‌‌and‌‌ ‌‌determined‌‌ ‌‌that‌‌ ‌‌individual‌‌ ‌‌‌project‌‌ ‌‌delays‌‌ ‌‌are‌‌ ‌‌expected‌‌ ‌‌to‌‌ ‌‌be‌‌ ‌‌less‌‌ ‌‌than‌‌ ‌‌the‌‌ ‌‌statewide‌‌ ‌‌policy‌‌ ‌‌maximum‌‌ ‌‌of‌‌ ‌‌30‌‌ ‌‌minutes‌‌ ‌‌unless‌‌ ‌‌‌noted‌‌ ‌‌otherwise. ‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌

For‌‌ ‌‌updates‌‌ ‌‌to‌‌ ‌‌this‌‌ ‌‌list‌‌ ‌‌check‌‌ ‌‌QuickMap‌‌ ‌‌at‌‌ ‌‌‌www.dot.ca.gov‌‌‌ or‌‌ ‌‌1-800-GAS-ROAD‌‌ ‌‌‌(1-800-427-7623). ‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌

LAKE‌‌ ‌‌COUNTY‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌
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Highway‌‌ ‌‌20

— Paving work will begin in Lucerne at Rosemont Drive on Friday, June 10. Lane closures will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect up to 10-minute delays.

— Guardrail work in Clearlake Oaks at East Hillside Lane continues. Lane closures will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect up to 10-minute delays.

— Utility work in Clearlake Oaks at East Hillside Lane continues. Lane closures will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect five-minute delays.

— Paving work will occur in Clearlake Oaks at Red Rock Road on Monday, June 13. Lane closures will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should expect five-minute delays.

Highway 29

— Road work continues near Hidden Valley Lake at Spruce Grove Road. Lane closures will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect five-minute delays.

— Road work will occur in Lower Lake north of Clayton Creek Road on Sunday, June 12. Lane closures will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should expect five-minute delays.

— Paving work west of Lower Lake at Point Lakeview Road is scheduled on Sunday, June 12. Lane closures will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should expect five-minute delays.

— Road work will occur at Route 281 on Friday, June 17. Lane closures will be in effect from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. Motorists should expect up to 15-minute delays.

— Road work will occur in Lakeport near Robinson Rancheria Road on Friday, June 17. Lane closures will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should expect up to 10-minute delays.

Highway 53

— Paving work in Clear Lake at Dam Road will occur on Sunday, June 12. Lane closures will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should expect minor slowdowns through the area.

Highway 175

— Utility work will conclude in Cobb at Bottle Rock Road. Lane closures will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Motorists should expect five-minute delays.

MENDOCINO COUNTY

Highway 1

— Tree work in Gualala from Pacific View Drive to Pacific Wood Road continues. Lane closures will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect five-minute delays.

Highway 20

— Paving work will occur east of James Creek on Friday, June 10. One-way traffic control will be in place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should expect up to 10-minute delays.

— Guardrail work in Willits at Franklin Avenue continues. One-way traffic control will be in place from 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect five-minute delays.

— Emergency work is scheduled to begin south of Willits at the Jct 20/101 Bridge on Friday, June 10. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should anticipate up to 15-minute delays.

Highway 101

— Slide removal at Pieta Creek Bridge will continue. Northbound Lane closures will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.

— Guardrail repair will occur at the Hopland Overhead Bridge on Tuesday, June 14. Lane closures will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Motorists should expect up to five-minute delays.

— Bridge work continues in Ukiah at Route 222. Lane closures will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect minor slowdowns through the area.

— Fence work in Ukiah at the East Perkins Street Overcrossing continues. Lane closures will be in effect from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect minor slowdowns through the area.

— Caltrans has granted an encroachment permit for the Hog Farm Hideaway event, north of Laytonville from Friday, June 10 to Sunday, June 12. Lane closures will be in effect from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should expect up to 10-minute delays.

— Empire Camp Safety Rest Area will be closed through July 2022.

Highway 162

— Road work from Route 271 to Red Mountain Creek south of Dos Rios near the Rodeo Creek Bridge continues. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 3 p.m. to 7 a.m. weeknights. Motorists should expect up to 10-minute delays.

Highway 271

— Slide removal continues south of Piercy near Reynolds State Park Road. A lane closure is in effect and motorists should use an alternate route.

DEL NORTE COUNTY

Highway 101

— Construction work from the Route 169 junction to north of Klamath will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

— Bridge work north of Klamath near Old Hunter Creek Road will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

— Construction in the Last Chance Grade area will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate 25-minute delays at all hours.

— Construction work near Rowdy Creek to the Oregon State Line will begin on Friday, June 9. One-way traffic control will be in effect weekdays. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Highway 199

— Construction work near Kings Valley Road will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

— Bridge work at Hiouchi Bridge will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Motorists should anticipate minor slowdowns.

— Permitted cleanup and repair work between Hiouchi and Gasquet will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should anticipate five-minute

— Bridge work from Mary Adam Peacock Bridge to Wagon Wheel Cafe will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect weekdays. Motorists should anticipate minor slowdowns.

— Bridge work at Middle Fork Smith River Bridge will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect weekdays. Motorists should anticipate minor slowdowns.

HUMBOLDT COUNTY

Highway 36

— Road construction from Route 101 to Buck Mountain Road will occur from Monday, June 13 to Wednesday, June 15. Moving traffic control will be in effect weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should anticipate up to 15-minute delays.

— Construction work from Johnson Lane to Hely Creek Bridge will begin on Monday, June 13. One-way traffic control will be in effect weekdays from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

— Construction work from Buck Mountain Road to the Trinity County line will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

Highway 96

— Tree work south of Hoopa near Shoemaker Road will begin on Monday, June 13. One-way traffic control will be in effect weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

— Construction work south of Orleans will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

Highway 101

— Bridge work south of Phillipsville will continue. Lane closures will be in effect weekdays. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns. A northbound onramp closure will also be in effect. Motorists should use an alternate route.

— Bridge work at the Route 101 South Fork Road Undercrossing will occur from Monday, June 13 to Thursday, June 16. A full off ramp closure will be in effect from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

— Construction from the St Louis Road Overcrossing to Mad River Bridge will continue. Lane closures will be in effect from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

— Guardrail repair will occur at the Loleta Drive Overcrossing on Tuesday, June 14. A full southbound ramp closure will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

— Construction work from Murray Road Overcrossing to Georgia Pacific Road will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays. In addition, the following intermittent full ramp closures will be in effect: the School Road Overcrossing on and off ramps, the Murray Road Overcrossing on and off ramps, the Crannell Scale southbound on and off ramps overnight from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. and the Westhaven Drive Undercrossing on and off ramps overnight from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Motorists should follow signage and use an alternate route when necessary.

Highway 255

— Permitted utility work between Young Lane and Pachaco Lane will begin on Friday, June 10. One-way traffic will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

Highway 299

— Construction near Route 200 will continue. Lane closures will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect minor traffic slowdowns.

— Construction east of the Burney Vista Point will continue. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.

— Construction from Willow Creek to Old Three Creek Road will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect weekdays. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Habitat for Humanity Lake County announced its submission of a request for funding from the USDA Rural Development Housing Preservation Grant.

Funds from the “Brush of Kindness” grant will be used to assist very low and low-income homeowners in repairing and rehabilitating their homes in Lake County.

The public is invited to comment by contacting Tammy Brigham at 707-994-1100 or by mail within 15 days of this announcement.

The statement of activities for this grant is available at Habitat for Humanity Lake County, 15312 Lakeshore Drive, in Clearlake.

Upcoming Calendar

27Sep
09.27.2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rotary Club of Clear Lake
27Sep
09.27.2022 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Clearlake Planning Commission 
28Sep
09.28.2022 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Levee and flood risk workshop
29Sep
09.29.2022 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Rotary Club of Middletown
29Sep
09.29.2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Local Hazard Mitigation Plan update meeting
1Oct
10.01.2022 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Sponsoring Survivorship annual walk and run
1Oct
10.01.2022 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Konocti Challenge
1Oct
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10.01.2022 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at the Mercantile

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