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Valley Fire Long-Term Recovery Task Force begins Survey
The Valley Fire Long-Term Recovery Task Force will begin a survey Tuesday, February 16, 201. The survey will focus on long term recovery and rebuilding, and the results will be used to guide the Lake County Board of Supervisors in recovery-related policies.
Next Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off in Lakeport
Public Services
The next free Household Hazardous Waste drop off event will be held Friday and Saturday, February 19th & 20th at Lake County Waste Solutions Transfer Station and Recycling Yard, 230, Soda Bay Rd, Lakeport. Hours will be from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
County Donation Management Winds Down
The closure of the FEMA Area Field Office (AFO) in Lakeport at the end of January and the near-completion of the CalRecycle debris cleanup for residential lots, signals a change in the direction of recovery as the Valley Fire focus shifts towards rebuilding.
Inaccuracies Discovered in “Corrected” Property Tax Bills
“REVISED Corrected” bills are scheduled to be mailed on February 3, 2016 to approximately 450 property owners. Each bill will contain a letter with an explanation of the error that occurred.
Initial Phase of Valley Fire Cleanup Complete
The Debris Removal Operations Center on 21297 Calistoga Road in Middleton will close to the public at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30.
Lake County Open House to Provide Advice on Rebuilding/Repairing
The After the Fire Rebuilding Summit and Open House is the perfect first stop for home and business owners as well as farmers and ranchers whose properties were damaged by the Valley Fire and are preparing to rebuild or repair.
President's Day Holiday
Eastlake Landfill and the Lakeport Public Services office will be closed Monday, February 15th, 2016 in observance of the President’s Day holiday.
County Sends Corrected Property Tax Bills
The assessed values of almost 1,000 properties damaged in the Rocky, Jerusalem and Valley Fires have been adjusted by the Lake County Assessor’s Office.
County Hazardous Tree Removal Program Update
Black Rock Golf Course in Cobb is hosting the January 19, 2016 Valley Fire Long-Term Recovery Task Force.
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
Public Services
The Eastlake Landfill and the Lakeport Public services office will be closed Monday, January 18, 2016, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
Next Hazardous Waste Drop Off Jan 15th & 16th
Public Services
The next free Household Hazardous Waste drop off event will be held Friday and Saturday, January 15th & 16th at Quackenbush Mountain Recovery & Compost Facility , 16520 Davis Street adjacent to the Landfill, Clearlake.
Holiday Closures
Public Services
The Eastlake Landfill in Clearlake and the Public Services office in Lakeport will be closed Friday, January 1, 2016, for the New Year’s holiday.
Long-Term Recovery Task Force Meeting Update
The next meeting will take place at Twin Pine Casino Event Center in Middletown on Jan. 5.
Active Pheasant Hunt at Highland Springs This Saturday
The Konocti Rod and Gun Club is hosting their annual Junior Pheasant Hunt at Highland Springs, this Saturday, December 19, 2015 between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM.
Notice of Nuisance and Orders to Abate Sent
Those property owners who have not yet signed a Right of Entry (ROE), which allows CalRecycle to come onto their property to provide debris cleanup, or submitted an application to have a private contractor clean their properties were recently sent a Notice of Nuisance and Orders to Abate.
Know Lake County Series
Lake County Library
The Lake County Library invites the public to get to know about Lake County’s Children’s Museum of Art and Science (CMAS) in the December 19 installment of Know Lake County a free lecture series.
Holiday Closures
Public Services
The Eastlake Landfill in Clearlake will be closed Thursday, December 24th, Friday, December 25, and Saturday, December 26th, 2015 for the Christmas holiday.
December Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Event
Public Services
The next free Household Hazardous Waste drop off event will be held Friday and Saturday, December 18th & 19th at Lake County Waste Solutions Transfer Station and Recycling Yard.
Countywide Air Quality Remains Healthy
Particulate monitors have been set up and are running at Cobb Elementary School, Middletown High School and Coyote Valley Elementary School.
Sandbags & Sand for Fire-Impacted Areas
Sand and sandbags will be made available to fire-affected areas because of a hazard mitigating grant.
Recovery Task Force Minutes Posted
The minutes from the Valley Fire Long Term Recovery Task Force meeting held on November 17, 2015 at the Black Rock Golf Course in Cobb, California are now posted on www.LakeCountyRecovers.com.
Burn Ban Lifted
The annual Lake County Burn Ban for 2015 was lifted on Nov. 16. Burn permits are required for all outdoor burning in the Lake County air basin.
Holiday Hours for Recovery Coordinator
Valley Fire Recovery Coordinator, Carol Huchingson, will not be holding office hours from Nov. 23-27.
Valley Fire Debris Removal
Property owners impacted by the Valley Fire are urged to complete a Right of Entry (ROE) form before Dec. 1.
Household Hazardous Waste Event
Public Services
The next free Household Hazardous Waste drop off event will be held Friday and Saturday, November 20th & 21st at Quackenbush Mountain Recovery & Compost Facility , 16520 Davis Street adjacent to the Landfill, Clearlake.
Thanksgiving Holiday
Public Services
The Eastlake Landfill and the Lakeport Public Services office will be closed Thursday, November 26th, 2015 and Friday, November 27th, 2015 for the Thanksgiving Day holiday.
New Location for Long Term Recovery Meeting
The Lake County Valley Fire Long Term Recovery Task Force will be conducting its third open meeting on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 at 6:00pm at a new location: The Black Rock Golf Course in Cobb, CA.
Museums Holiday Closures
Public Services
The Historical Courthouse Museum in Lakeport and the Schoolhouse Museum in Lower Lake will be closed Thursday, November 26, 2015 and Friday, November 27, 2015 for the Thanksgiving Day holiday and will re-open Saturday, November 28, 2015.
Long-Term Recovery Coordinator Office Hours
Lake County residents will now have an opportunity to get recovery questions answered one-on-one with Valley Fire Long-Term Recovery Coordinator, Carol Huchingson.
Valley Fire Long-Term Recover
The first public Lake County Valley Fire Long-term Recovery Task Force meeting was held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at Twin Pine Casino Event Center in Middletown, with over hundred people in attendance.
Valley Fire Hazard Tree Mitigation RFP
Public Works
The County Public Works Department is seeking proposals from qualified and experienced contractors to provide all labor, materials and equipment necessary for hazard tree mitigation for the Valley Fire Hazard Tree Mitigation Project.
Holiday Closure
Public Services
Eastlake Landfill and the Lakeport Public Services office will be closed Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 in observance of the Veterans Day holiday.
Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event
Public Services
The next free Household Hazardous Waste drop off event will be held Friday and Saturday, November 20th & 21st at Quackenbush Mountain Recovery & Compost Facility.
Recovery Task Force to Hold Community Meetings
Lake County Valley Fire Recovery Task Force will begin holding public meetings on Tuesday evenings, at 6:00 PM at the Twin Pine Casino Event Center, at 22223 Highway 29 in Middletown, California.
MHSA Annual Update
Behavioral Health

Next Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off
Public Services
The next free Household Hazardous Waste drop off event will be held Friday and Saturday, October 16th & 17th at Lake County Waste Solutions Transfer Station and Recycling Yard, 230, Soda Bay Rd, Lakeport.
Holiday Closures
Public Services
Eastlake Landfill, will be closed Monday, October 12, 2015 in observance of the Columbus Day holiday.
CAL FIRE PRESS RELEASE - REPOPULATION OF HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE
CAL FIRE
Press Release from CAL FIRE regarding the repopulation of Hidden Valley Lake
EOC Press Conference Notice
Beginning Friday, September 18, 2015, the Lake County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will hold daily press conferences at 1 PM to discuss the status of the Valley Fire.
CAL FIRE PRESS RELEASE REGARDING REPOPULATION OF MIDDLETOWN
CAL FIRE
Press Release from CAL FIRE
Large Animal Disposal
As Lake County advances in the recovery and repopulation efforts, Lake County Animal Care & Control (Animal Control) is actively working to eliminate public health issues in Middletown by removing animals that perished in the Valley Fire
Middletown Library Closed
Lake County Library
The Middletown Library is still standing but will be closed until further notice.
Valley Fire Donations Information
Lake County Office of Emergency Services
We are in awe at the response we have received from members of our community and beyond. The generosity many of you have shown is heartwarming. It is getting to a point now, where the amount of donations we have received have become overwhelming and difficult to manage.
Air Quality Status “GOOD” for Monday, Sept. 14, 2015
Lake County Air Quality Management District
Air quality levels in Lake County are “Good” in most areas; be aware of rapidly changing conditions.
Resources Available for Residents Affected by Valley Fire
Lake County Office of Emergency Services
We realize and empathize with the many residents who are anxiously waiting to hear if their homes have been damaged or destroyed. Teams will be rolling out today to assess the homes and structures and the assessment could take up to five days.
Unhealthy Air Quality on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015
Lake County Air Quality Management District
Air Quality in Lake County is Unhealthy and Approaching Hazardous in Area.
Updated Shelter Information
Lake County Emergency Operations Center
Shelters have food, water, clothing, and personal care items. All shelters listed are able to accept small pets, with some allowing accommodations for larger animals, RVs, or travel trailers.
Senator McGuire to Hold Fire Briefings
Lake County Office of Emergency Services
Senator Mike McGuire will be holding two informational briefings regarding the Valley Fire today, Sunday, September 13, 2015.
Lake County Emergency Operations Center Has Been Activated
Lake County Office of Emergency Services
The County of Lake is still under a declaration of local emergency that was declared on July 31, 2015 for the Rocky Fire. The Lake County Board of Supervisors extended the emergency on September 1, 2015 to cover all fires in Lake County.
September is National Senior Center Month
Area Agency on Aging
Most of us know how the local senior centers enrich our community by serving our aging adults. You may not be aware of all the activities that are echoing through their rooms.
Great News for Lake County for Fire Recovery!
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an emergency order for Lake and Trinity counties to help residents and businesses recover from the damaging effects of wildfires.
Human Cases of West Nile Virus in Lake County
Lake County has reported its first probable case of West Nile Virus (WNV) and is investigating a second, serving as a reminder that this mosquito-borne disease is present and circulating.
Holiday Closure
Public Services
Lake County Public Service’s Director, Caroline C. Chavez, announced today that The Eastlake Landfill in Clearlake, Lake County Waste Solutions 230 Soda Bay Road in Lakeport and the Public Services office will be closed Monday, September 7th, 2015 for the Labor Day holiday.
Fall Prevention Awareness Day
Area Agency on Aging
September 23, 2015 is the first day of fall and it is also “Falls Prevention Awareness Day.” Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury deaths among older adults? According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25,000 older adults die each year from a fall. That is one every 20 minutes. Every 13 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall.
Waste Collection Services Offered to Fire-Impacted Property Owners
Environmental Health
As a service to property owners impacted by the recent fires, Lake County requested the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (“DTSC”) begin the first phase of the Household Hazardous Wastes (“HHW”) removal process.
Countywide Air Quality Remains Healthy
Particulate monitors have been set up and are running at Cobb Elementary School, Middletown High School and Coyote Valley Elementary School.
UNHEALTHY AIR QUALITY ALERT on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015
Air Quality in Lake County is Unhealthy and Approaching Hazardous in Area.