McKenzie River Reflections - Make the McKenzie Connection!

Map targets fire repairs

A new interactive “story map” has developed by the Willamette National Forest to showcase projects designed to reduce risks in areas impacted by the 2020 wildfires. Officials say data from the...

Roads impacting landslides

A long-term Pacific Northwest study of landslides, clear-cutting timber and building roads shows that a forest's management history has a greater impact on how often landslides occur and how severe...

"Fatalists" resist wildfire preparation

People's cultural worldviews play a part in how they respond to wildfire risk, and should be taken into account in efforts to get homeowners to engage in pre-fire mitigation efforts such as adjusting...

Hwy. 126 safety study underway

The Oregon Dept. of Transportation (ODOT) is asking the public to share their safety concerns and experiences on the McKenzie Highway, - whether people drive, walk or bike. Those experiences will be...

A history of fly tying

Most of us have noticed fishing flies for sale somewhere here along the river. They are casually bought and sold in tackle shops, hardware stores, gas stations, restaurants, and taverns from...

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Don't be timid when pruning grapes

Once grape vines lose their leaves, the plants fade into the background of the winter landscape. That's the time to take action and get out the clippers. January through the first of March is the...

Sheriff's Report - January 26

Jan 15: 12:02 p.m: Theft - 51500 block, McK. Hwy. A caller advised that someone stole the caller’s firewood. 3:41:34 p.m: Suspicious conditions - 38600 blk, E. Cedar Flat Rd. A caller advised that a man by the name of ‘Glen’ came by and was...

Upper McK Fire Report - January 26

Jan. 19: 11:40: Motor Vehicle Accident – McK. Hwy./Carmen Smith Hydroelectric Power Station. Non-Injury, Not Blocking.  2 vehicles involved. Jan. 20: 07:27: House Fire - Yeager Rd./McK. Hwy. 1 story house on fire, flames coming through the...

McK Fire Report - January 26

Jan. 16: 2:36: 88000 block, Miller Ave. Public Assist. Lift Assist. 18:32: 38000 blk, Kickbusch Ln. Medical, General. Patient Refusal. Jan. 17: 9:55: 42000 blk, McK. Hwy. Medical, Heart. Patient Refusal. 10:58: 41000 blk, McK. Hwy. Medical,...

Crossword

ACROSS 1. COVID tester 5. Pep rally syllable 8. To overlay with thin gold coating 12. Sky bear 13. Abundant 14. Worrier's worry? 15. Fishing spot 16. Blackhearted 17. Full of coral 18. *2023 Super...

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Five years ago I married someone wonderful. Two years ago I had my son, our first child. I gave up my job to stay with the baby, and now I am a full-time, stay at home mom. My son is wonderful, but I...

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