McKenzie River Reflections - Make the McKenzie Connection!

La Nina is here for the winter

A La Nina has developed and is projected to extend through the second winter in a row, according to NOAA's Climate Prediction Center - a division of NOAA's National Weather Service. La Nina is a...

The Forest Service is hiring

The USDA Forest Service will be accepting applications for more than 1,000 seasonal spring and summer jobs in Oregon and Washington from November 5th to 12th. Positions are available in multiple fields, including fire, recreation, natural...

World athletes may train on the River

Volunteers from the McKenzie Community Track and Field will be busy over this fall and winter sprucing up their facilities for what should be a very busy spring and summer next year. In addition to...

Keeping it clean

A 16-year-old emergency response plan was tested again last Wednesday at the Hendricks Bridge County Park in Walterville. The joint "spill drill" organized by the Eugene Water & Electric Board,...

Bonneville Power makes annual 1.05 billion payment

The Bonneville Power Administration made its 38th consecutive U.S. Treasury payment Oct. 5, on time and in full. This year’s $1.05 billion payment brings BPA’s cumulative payments to the Treasury to more than $32 billion since 1984. “This...

Sports Report - Oct. 21

McKenzie Sports Schedule This Week The McKenzie Middle School Volleyball team travels to Mapleton on Wednesday, October 20. Match time is set for 4:30 pm. The Eagle team hosts Triangle Lake on Monday, October 25, and that match starts at 4:30 pm....

Created to stifle Indian culture, boarding school has done the opposite

On the northernmost outskirts of Salem, tucked quietly away on a 275-acre campus between the Interstate 5 freeway and Highway 99, is the oldest continuously operating Native American boarding school...

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Pot up some bulbs and dream of spring

In fall, gardeners settle bulbs under a blanket of soil and wait for spring to watch them flaunt their beauty. "It's easy to create a stunning display that bursts into bloom in the spring or early...

OSP Report - Oct. 21

Oct. 5: 12:05: Crash, Injury – Hwy. 126E, Milepost 17. Unit #1, a black pickup, was westbound when the vehicle drifted off the right shoulder, went through approximately 60 feet of fence, and hit a large tree head-on. The driver had a serious...

Sheriff's Report - Oct. 21

Oct. 12: 7:38 a.m: Welfare Check - 37300 blk, Parsons Creek Rd. 10:14 a.m: Incomplete 911 Call - 36800 blk, Parsons Creek Rd. 4:38 p.m: Disturbance, Dispute - 44800 blk, McK. Hwy. 8:39 p.m: Disorderly Subject - 90300 blk, Hill Rd. Oct. 13: 3:03...

Upper McKenzie Fire Report - Oct. 21

Oct. 18: 13:45: Smoke Check - 54455 McK. River Dr. Smoke observed from Death Ball Rock (about 2,000 feet above the Holiday Farm Resort. 15:32: Brush Fire – McK. Hwy./Milepost 45. Caller thinks there are two stumps on fire on the north side of the...

McKenzie Fire Report - Oct. 21

Oct. 11: 20:47: 42500 block, McK. Hwy. Motor Vehicle Accident. 2 Vehicles, Blocking, 1 confirmed deceased. Oct. 12: 16:34: 40000 blk, Deerhorn Rd. Medical, Trauma. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. Oct. 13: 8:46: 42000 blk, McK. Hwy. MVA....

Crossword - Oct. 21

ACROSS 1. *Core of Persia today 5. *Belgian village where Roman soldiers enjoyed warm mineral springs 8. Pitch symbol 12. More luminous star 13. Abbott and Costello or Rocky and Bullwinkle 14....

PROBLEM SOLVED - Oct. 21

Bev Pettit's photo workshop is canceled during the pandemic. But the company won't give her a refund. Is that their final answer? In early 2020, I signed up for a Raphael Macek Photo Workshop in Scottsdale, Ariz. I sent a $1,250 deposit for the May...

Direct Answers - Oct. 21

I need advice on how to get over a married man I have been seeing for six years. I fell deeply in love with him and he loves me, too. He is almost to the point of being obsessed with me. I am tired of the charade. If he loves me like he says, then...

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER - Oct. 21

When Expedia fails to pay for Joanna Heath's return flight to Los Angeles, she must buy a new ticket. Now the online agency refuses to refund the new ticket. What gives? I recently booked a flight...

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