McKenzie River Reflections

WateringBy Tiffany Woods
Ross Penhallegon, a horticulturist with the Oregon State University Extension Service, recommends watering during the early morning hours. That's because there is usually less wind to affect the soaker hose, drip or sprinkler pattern. Plus, the temperatures are lower in the early morning, meaning more water gets into the soil and doesn't evaporate.

 

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Clear Lake wreckMCKENZIE BRIDGE: Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Wednesday afternoon's single vehicle injury traffic crash that occurred along Highway 126 south of Santiam Pass in Linn County.

Recount Process Begins for East and West Lane County Commissioner Races

The process of recounting ballots in the East and West Lane County Commissioner races began this morning at the Lane County Elections Office. Ballots for the East Lane County Commissioner race will be recounted today, and ballots for the West Lane County Commissioner race will be recounted tomorrow. The results are expected to be available at the end of the day on Thursday.

Sweet cornBy Denise Ruttan
Could your spotless peppers or flawless flowers have what it takes to claim the blue ribbon at your local or county fair this summer?
With some insider tips from Lynn Long, you could make this your year to test their mettle. Long, a horticulturalist for the Oregon State University Extension Service and county leader for the OSU Extension Service in Wasco County, previously served as a judge at the Wasco County Fair and Rodeo for several years.

Forgot Dad's Day? Do his burning

Sunday, June 15 will be the official last day for backyard/open burning in Lane County until fall.
The season, which closes in the summer because of fire danger, will remain closed until October 1, depending upon fire conditions. In most areas of Lane County, burning is allowed on approved days during the burn season for the disposal of woody yard debris generated on the property where burning occurs.

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McKenzie River Reflections is the weekly newspaper serving Oregon's McKenzie River Valley. Available by mail for $23/yr in Lane County, $29/yr outside Lane. Digital subscriptions are $23/yr. Subscribe at: http://mckenzieriverreflectionsnewspaper.com/catalog/subscriptions-0. Purchase copies online at: http://mckenzieriverreflectionsnewspaper.com/catalog/back-issues-0. Read about area communities including Cedar Flat, Walterville, Camp Creek, Leaburg, Vida, Nimrod, Finn Rock, Blue River, Rainbow and McKenzie Bridge.