Tuesday, 03 October 2023


CLEARLAKE – In the genuine spirit of co-creating the next level of the Lake County Community Co-op, join the group for an afternoon event of members and friends of the co-op to convene for the purpose of reflecting on and expressing thoughts and feelings surrounding the evolution of the organization past, present and future.

The meeting on the co-op's dynamics and direction will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25, from noon to 4 p.m. at Redbud Park or, if weather conditions warrant an indoor venue, at the co-op building at 14773 Lakeshore Drive, Clearlake.

Gently facilitated discussions, opportunities to speak using a talking stick and a shared meal will give participants an opportunity to celebrate and honestly process their thoughts and feelings concerning the dynamics of the organization.

Critical conversations and open discussions will be facilitated with the intent of maintaining an organizational culture based on quality, integrity, trust, equality and respect for diversity.

If you'd like to attend and/or provide feedback on this event contact Janine Smith-Citron at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Barbara Christwitz, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


RENO, Nev. – The eight officers of the National Rural Water Association’s executive board of directors stood as the other 40 directors applauded. The directors elected the new board on Oct. 4 during the meeting held during association’s annual conference in Reno, Nev.

Mel Aust was elected to the executive board in 2002.

Aust is a director for the California Rural Water Association, member of the Association of California Water Agencies Federal Affairs Committee, member of the California Department of Water Resources Drought Preparedness Committee Representing Small Rural Systems and general manager of the Hidden Valley Lake Community Services District.

He is one of eight elected officers and will preside as Treasurer of NRWA Executive Board.


LAKE COUNTY – On Saturday, Oct. 11, the co-founders of the famous Berkeley self-help law publishing house known as Nolo Press will appear back to back on two KPFZ 88.1 FM. programs: Progressive Point at 9 a.m. and Saturday Salon at 10 a.m.

Both programs will be hosted by Steve and Catherine Elias.

The conversation with Ralph (Jake) Warner and Toni Ihara will range from Berkeley in the 1960s to the present day, and will cover such subjects a how Nolo got started, some of the high water marks in the history of Nolo and self-help law, and ongoing projects at Nolo of interest to people in Lake County and beyond.

Calls will be taken at 263-3435.


LOWER LAKE – The public is invited to a Living History Day on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Lower Lake Historic Schoolhouse Museum, 16435 Main Street, Lower Lake.

Museum staff, dressed in period costume, will demonstrate the use of the spinning wheel, the treadle sewing machine and playing the 1906 player piano.

Toys and games from the early 1900s will be available for the children along with the viewing of 3-D pictures through a stereoscope.

Take a step back in time with us and learn about local history. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and admission is free.

For information, please call the Museum at 995-3565.




Pro-carver Bob King captured the Echo Cup for the third consecutive year at the Echo Chain Saw Carving Series Championship held Oct. 3-5 at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

Among the competitors was Lakeport resident Mark Colp, who won the People's Choice category.

Eight world-class chain saw carvers from across the U.S. and Japan competed in the fourth Echo sponsored Championship after placing in the top rankings of one of four qualifying events. They competed in New Mexico to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Mexico and to win cash/prizes totaling more than $75,000.

The final sculptures were judged on Sunday, Oct. 5 and then auctioned with all proceeds benefiting the Make a Wish Foundation of New Mexico. The event raised $34,700. The organization grants "wishes" to children who have a life threatening medical condition. Eight wishes were identified for funding from proceeds at the championship.

The carvers had 20 hours over three days to produce masterpiece sculptures based on their interpretation of the theme "Launching Dreams."

The pieces were judged and ranked on how well the carver interpreted the theme, the difficulty of the design and craftsmanship Visit www.echo-usa.com/carvingseries to view the beauty of the pieces and the unique style each carver chose to build a competitive advantage.

First Place: Bob King of Edgewood, Wash. with his piece "Innocent Dreams."

Second Place: Terry Ahola of Grands Pass, Ore. with his piece "Make a Wish."

Third Place: Dayton Scoggins of Heidelberg, Mass. with his piece "Soaring Dreams."

Fourth Place: Hiromu Kurita of Ichihara City, Chiba, Japan with his piece “Future in the Sky.”

Fifth Place: Zoe Boni of Ridgway, Penn. with her piece "Dream Launcher."

Sixth Place: Mark Herrington of Wilkeson, Wash. with his piece "Sacred Calling."

Seventh Place: Jeff Samudosky of Columbia, Conn. with his piece "Sweet Dreams."

Eighth Place: Mark Colp of Lakeport, Calif. with his piece "Sky Dreamer."


BLUE LAKES – The Northshore Dive Team will hold a training on Sunday, Oct. 12.

The training will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Narrows Lodge in Blue Lakes.

The team will train with the Mendocino Dive Team.

All are welcome to attend and observe the team in progress.


Upcoming Calendar

10.03.2023 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Board of Supervisors
10.03.2023 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
National Night Out
10.05.2023 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Rotary Club of Middletown
Middletown Art Center
10.06.2023 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
David Arkenstone & Friends in concert
10.07.2023 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Sponsoring Survivorship Breast Cancer Run & Walk
10.07.2023 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at the Mercantile
Columbus Day
10.12.2023 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Rotary Club of Middletown
Middletown Art Center
10.14.2023 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Soap Box Derby

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