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New principal feels at home

WALTERVILLE: A small school proponent has been picked as principal of the Walterville Elementary School. Andy Price, who attended Mohawk Elementary while growing up, says his own experiences while...

Parks measure seeks $30 million

EUGENE: With a four-to-one vote the Lane County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved placing a recreation referendum on this November's general election ballot. The measure is based on the 2018...

Health & Wellness election

BLUE RIVER: The delayed election of board members for McKenzie Valley Wellness (MVW) will be held on August 30th. Ballot counting that had been planned for the non-profit’s regularly scheduled annual meeting on May 3rd was delayed while changes...

Park plans ahead for 2023

BLUE RIVER: Bob Keefer had some good news when he met with the Blue River Park Board this month - Lane County is willing to chip in and help kickstart rebuilding efforts at the fire-damaged recreational resource. “It was devastating what happened...

Letter to the Editor

The upcoming McKenzie Wellness election on August 30 is very important as the work moves forward to Rebuild the Building in Blue River on the old Clinic site. I personally recommend voting YES on the 2 membership measures As to Directors, there are...

Letter to the Editor

I am a homeowner on Leaburg Lake, President of the McKenzie Chamber of Commerce, Correspondence Secretary for the McKenzie ClearWater Coalition, and a Broker for Windermere Real Estate Lane County. I wear many hats, but I am only representing...

Ridin' the Rapids - August 18

When I talked with my sister last week she asked if I was sad to be working on this issue of River Reflections. I said no. This edition marks the end of my personal involvement in producing a legacy...

Letter to the Editor

Hello, my name is Steve Severin and I am running as a write-in candidate for the board of McKenzie Valley Wellness. As many of you may know, I was responsible for the remodel of the present temporary housing of Orchid Health, our current medical...

Iconic Hollywood movies filmed in Oregon, Part One

In the past 25 years or so, Oregon has come into its own as a place to make movies. The iconic projects have come thick and fast, especially in the last 25 years or so. The last 15 years of the...

JP Doodles

Sunflowers burst onto scene with new personalities

As a child Harry Olson tended sunflowers in his parent's garden, watching them sprout and stretch twice as big as his small frame. For more than 65 years since he's not forgotten the experience. He...

Sheriff's Report - August 18

Aug. 5: 8:23 a.m: Reckless Endangering - Marcola Rd. & Hileman Rd. Caller reported that he was driving down the road and his window shattered. Caller worried it could have been a bullet that caused this window break. No bullet fragments were...

McK Fire Report - August 18

Aug. 8: 5:51: 89000 block, Whitewater Rd. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. 22:25: 88000 blk, Bridge St. Medical, Trauma. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. Aug. 10: 6:30: 38000 blk, Kickbush Lane Medical, Trauma. Patient Assessed, 1...

Upper McK. Fire Report - August 18

Aug. 9: 13:06: Forest Fire – 70000 block, Old McK. Hwy. Caller mentioned lighting strikes in last couple of days and too much smoke for a campfire. Aug. 10: 12:52: Smoke Check - Old McK. Hwy./Milepost 71. Complainant can see small area of white...

OSU Reports - August 18

Aug. 9: 16:50: Traffic Crimes, All Except DUII – Hwy. 126E, Milepost 14. Trooper was westbound, came around a corner, and observed a vehicle traveling eastbound passing multiple vehicles including a semi-truck at the same time in trooper’s lane...

Crossword - August 19

ACROSS 1. '90s Don Johnson TV character 5. India's smallest state 8. Light on one's feet 12. Arctic floater 13. Mouthful, swallowed 14. Rocks at mountain base 15. Reading helper 16. Serve soup 17....

Direct Answers

I feel I'm dreaming. I met him in Courmayeur in the Alps one night. If it wasn't for my devastatingly drunk girlfriend, I would never have met the love of my life. While I was in the lady's room, she...

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER

After American Queen changes its COVID protocols, Patricia Voorhees Furlong and her husband want to skip their river cruise. Is that allowed? Or will they lose $7,858? My husband and I have a cruise...

PROBLEM SOLVED

John Hudson's Samsung electric stove doesn't work. And Samsung can't diagnose the problem. Does he deserve a refund? QI have a problem with my Samsung electric stove, and I hope you can help me. The...

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