Sunday, 28 November 2021


LAKE COUNTY – The Upper Putah Creek Stewardship has begun work on a recently awarded grant to do a complete assessment of the local watershed.

This grant, administered by the California Department of Water Resources must be completed by the beginning of summer of 2010.

The purpose of the grant is “To understand current and potential threats to our watershed, and provide a comprehensive watershed assessment that will address a myriad of ecological, economical, cultural, and social issues as they relate to our watershed.”

The stewardship is forming a Technical Advisor Committee whose purpose is to review currently available data and determine strengths and weaknesses in the data and possible needed remedies.

From this basis the public will be informed of the course of the assessment through articles in local publicatiions and several planned workshops. This will give the public an overview of what is planned and also offer an opportunity to comment on the process and add in items that they feel should be included in the assessment.

Timely announcements of these meetings will be published in local publications and on the group's upcoming Web site.

For further information or to voice input to this process call Chris Simon UPCS Chair at 987-1109 or Dwight Holford, watershed coordinator, at 987-0663.


LAKE COUNTY – The Lakeport Chamber of Commerce released the final list of nominees for this year's Stars of Lake County Community Awards on Tuesday.

The awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, March 30, at Konocti Harbor Resort & Spa, Kelseyville beginning with a reception at 4 p.m.

Currently, only nominees may purchase tickets to the event. General public ticket sales will begin on Monday, March 3.

Any questions concerning the Stars of Lake County Awards Program may be addressed to the chamber at 263-5092.

Man of the Year

Dave Fesmire, Lucerne (Posthumously)

Robert L. DeWitt, Jr., Kelseyville

Dr. Janus Madej, Lakeport

Scott Fergusson, Hidden Valley Lake

Woman of the Year

Elizabeth Larson, Lucerne

Lori Peters, Clearlake

Georgina Lehne, Clearlake

Valerie Duncan, Upper Lake

Large Business of the Year

Wal-Mart, Clearlake

Lakeport Grocery Outlet, Lakeport

Shannon Ridge Winery & Vineyard, Clear Lake Oaks

Orchard Park Assisted Living & Memory Care, Clearlake

Umpqua Bank

Small Business of the Year

Main Street Café (Sam Polo), Clearlake

Mugshots Expresso, Middletown

Kelseyville Drug, Kelseyville

Kerrie’s Quilting, Lakeport

Sylvie’s and The Bunk House, Middletown

Touch of Class Hair Salon (Charlene Munoz), Lakeport

Main Street Bakery, Kelseyville

Wilson Repair & Agricultural Equipment

Skin Fitness, Lakeport

Freedom Heating & Air Conditioning, Clearlake

Moore Family Winery, Cobb

Youth Advocate, Volunteer

Helen Finch, Kelseyville

Jill Robbins, Lakeport

Upper Lake High School Booster Club, Upper Lake

Rich Swaney, Lucerne

Floyd Surber, Lakeport

Youth Advocate, Professional

Adam Garcia, Kelseyville

Brian Sumpter, Cloverdale

Student of the Year, Male

Daniel Gildea, Lakeport

Erik Jameson, Lakeport

Student of the Year, Female

Kacey Tallman, Hidden Valley Lake

Ashley Crawford, Lower Lake

Krista Collins, Upper Lake

Stephanie Tregea, Upper Lake

Agriculture Award of the Year

California Women for Agriculture, Kelseyville

Arts Award of the Year, Amateur

Lorna Sue Sides

Shelby Posada, Lakeport

Lois McCoy, Glenhaven

Arts Award of the Year, Professional

Ronald Keas, Lucerne

Expressive Motion Dance Studio, Middletown

Sandra Wade, Lower Lake

Konocti Dance Academy, Clearlake

Raymond Farrow, Kelseyville

Volunteer of the Year

Bob Sola, Lucerne

Dennis Locke, Clearlake Oaks

Eells Family, Lucerne

William Barrows & Connie Miller, Hidden Valley Lake

Norma Wright, Nice

Roth Shilts, Middletown

B.J. Woods, Lakeport

Eldena Russell, Hidden Valley Lake

Mae Nahmais, Clearlake Oaks

Marla Ruzicka Humanitarian of the Year

Julie Kelly, Lakeport

Susie Wiloth, Lower Lake

Eva Johnson, Kelseyville

Senior of the Year

William Edwards, Lower Lake

Best Idea of the Year

Lake Family Resource Center Wine and Chocolate Fundraiser, Lakeport

Lake County Screen Saver, Lucerne

Hot Spot Youth Center, Clearlake

A Discovery Center at Anderson Marsh State Park, Lower Lake

Team DUI, Clearlake

Organization of the Year, Nonprofit

Lakeside Dental Clinic,Lakeport

Lake County Farm Bureau, Lakeport

Sutter Lakeside Hospital, Lakeport

Channel Cats of Lake County, Lakeport

Organization of the Year, Volunteer

Operation Tango Mike, Kelseyville

Clear Lake CHP Senior Volunteer Program, Kelseyville

Sponsoring Survivorship, Lakeport

Soroptimist International of Clear Lake

Lakeport Rotary Club, Lakeport

Trowel & Trellis Garden Club, Lakeport

Lifetime Achievement, Male

Barry Loflin, Lakeport (Posthumously)

Don Emerson, Cobb

Dr. Morton Levine, Clearlake

Lifetime Achievement, Couple

Robert and Nadine Strauss, Lucerne

Lifetime Achievement, Female

Joan Steele Holman, Lakeport

Verna Wicks-Demartino, Lakeport

Local Hero of the Year

Dominic Cardinale, Kelseyville

Ginny Craven, Kelseyville

Javier Batres, Lakeport

New Business of the Year

Main Street Bakery, Kelseyville

Wild About Books, Clearlake

The Kitchen Gallery, Lakeport

Bigg’s 155 Diner, Lakeport

Konocti Dance Academy, Clearlake

Olivia’s Organics, Upper Lake

Zino’s Ristorante & Inn, Kelseyville

Holy Joe’s Café, Upper Lake

Environmental Award

Children’s Museum of Art & Sciences, Clearlake

Tom & Val Nixon, Kelseyville

Robert Lossius, Lakeport

Holly Harris & Chuck Lamb


LUCERNE – Robert Stark, candidate for the District 5 seat on the Lake County Board of Supervisors, is the guest at the March meeting of the Lake County Democratic Club.

The club meets at noon on Saturday, March 8, at the Lucerne Alpine Senior Center in Lucerne.

The senior center serves breakfast from 9 a.m. until noon.

The public is invited. Membership in the Lake County Democratic Club is open to registered members of the Democratic Party.

The senior center is located at 3985 Country Club Drive in Lucerne.


LAKEPORT – Local 28, Lake County Chapter of ABATE (American Brotherhood Aimed Towards Education) will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at Carlos and Vinny's, 370 S. Main St.

Members and prospective members are invited to come early and enjoy dinner together prior to the start of the meeting.

President Lori Adams will have several items on the agenda for the hour-long meeting. Up for discussion will be the second annual Poker Run, currently scheduled for Sunday, June 22. Proceeds from the poker run will benefit the ABATE of California Judicial Fund.


Plans also are in the making for the return of Local 28's Party in the Pines, a Northern California Regional Rally for ABATE. The date is July 18 and 19. It is anticipated that members from other ABATE Locals will be attending this family oriented motorcycle campout. Party in the Pines was held for several years on Cobb in the Loch Lomond area.


All motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to join Local 28 on March 6th at Carlos and Vinny's in Lakeport.

March 6 will be the last meeting on Thursday evenings. Beginning April 6, Local 28 will be meeting on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m., with a run following the breakfast meeting.

Membership in Local 28 is open to anyone who rides and all motorcyclists are welcome.

For more information call 277-7171.


LAKE COUNTY – County libraries in Lakeport and Clearlake will feature story times for children in March.

On Friday March 14 at 10:15 a.m. story reader Barbara will present Easter stories and an Easter craft project at the Lakeport Library. Barbara will present stories and a project for spring on Friday, March 28 at 10:15 a.m.

The Families for Literacy March story times will take place in Lakeport Library on the alternate Fridays, March 7 and March 21, at 10:15 a.m., and at the Redbud Branch Library in Clearlake on Thursday, March 13 and Thursday, March 27.

See the library Web site,, for the 2008 story time schedule.

Call your local branch if you have any questions.

Lakeport Library, located at 1425 N. High St., is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday from noon to 8 p.m.; telephone, 263-8817.

Redbud Library, 14785 Burns Valley Road, Clearlake, is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday, from noon to 8 p.m.; telephone 994-5115.


The history of the Scotts Creek Watershed will be the topic at the Wednesday meeting. Photo by Greg Dills.




UPPER LAKE – Historical conditions in the Scotts Creek Watershed will be the topic of a special Scotts Creek Watershed Council meeting.

The meeting will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the old Saratoga Springs Resort, 10243 Saratoga Springs Road off of Highway 20 west of Upper Lake.

Longtime and multi-generation residents of the watershed will share their memories and experiences of past watershed conditions and changes.

The evening will include a fireside potluck dinner and panel discussion by these longtime residents.

The event is free of charge and watershed residents (those in Bachelor Valley, Blue Lakes, Scotts Valley, Cow Mountain and Tule Lake to the confluence at Rodman Slough) are especially encouraged to attend.


Upcoming Calendar

11.29.2021 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Lake County 29'ers Cribbage Club Meeting
11.30.2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Board of Supervisors redistricting hearing
11.30.2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rotary Club of Clear Lake
12.02.2021 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Rotary Club of Middletown
12.04.2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rodman Preserve Saturday self-guided walks
12.04.2021 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at Steele
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Farmers' Market at Steele
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Park Study Club Christmas tea
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