McKenzie River Reflections - Make the McKenzie Connection!

Coop plans to bury many power lines

On Wednesday, the Lane Electric Coop announced it was "one step closer to helping rebuild the McKenzie community stronger than before," thanks to FEMA committing $19.9 million toward costs to repair and significantly improve infrastructure damaged...

New water source = $90 million

EUGENE: Plans to move ahead on ending the metro area's reliance on the McKenzie River as their only drinking water source got a nod from EWEB commissioners last Tuesday. During their October 5th...

Fatal crash on Hwy 126

LEABURG: State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash at approximately 8:48 p.m. on Monday, October 11th,. Wreckage from the accident was blocking Highway 126E near EWEB’s Leaburg powerhouse at...

Boosting Booster Shots

Oregon is following the FDA and CDC, which recommend booster shots for people 65 and older who received the Pfizer vaccine at least six months ago. Boosters are also encouraged for younger people at...

Sports - Oct. 14

McKenzie Sports Schedule This Week The McKenzie Middle School Volleyball team hosts Siletz on Wednesday, October 13, with match time set for 4:30 pm. The Eagle's Middle School Football team follows...

McKenzie River Community Celebration

For those of you, that don’t know me, I am Patence Winningham, a resident of McKenzie Bridge, formerly a Blue River brat from the 70’s and 80’s. And as of 2019, Emergency Manager for Lane County. I still can’t believe I actually moved into...

Astoria rich in legends of hidden treasure

The city and environs of Astoria strike most visitors as the kind of place where pirate loot might be stashed away. Certainly it seems to have struck Steven Spielberg that way, back in the early...

JP Doodles

Seize some seeds from the garden for planting next year

Seize some seeds from the garden for planting next year As the gardening season winds down and you pick the season's last vegetables let some plants go to seed and harvest them for planting next...

Become a Master Gardener™ in 2022!

Gardening education and advice is needed now more than ever. The OSU Extension Master Gardener program is training new community educators in 2022, who will help provide advice and support for...

Sheriff's Report - Oct. 14

Oct. 4: 1:41 p.m: Assist, Information - 89200 block, Marcola Rd. 3:21 p.m: Gunshot Wound - 37000 blk, Parsons Creek Rd. 5:08 p.m: Restraining Order Service - 46500 blk, McK. Hwy. 5:13 p.m: Injured Animal - 89200 blk, Old Mohawk Rd. 9:16 p.m:...

McKenzie Fire Report - Oct. 14

Oct. 4: 15:14: 44000 block, McK. Hwy. Medical General. Patient Assessed, Refusal. Oct. 5: 8:12: 39000 blk, McK. Hwy. Down Line. Investigate, down cable line. 11:01: 44000 blk, McK. Hwy. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. 12:03: McK....

Upper McKenzie Fire Report

Oct. 7: 19:01: Medical - 56877 N. Bank Rd. Male, Conscious, Breathing. Oct. 9: 08:40: Fire - Blue River Reservoir Rd./McK. Hwy. No flames yet, appears under the road/ground is...

Travel Troubleshooter

After Maureen DiNafo cancels her vacation to Italy during the pandemic, she tries to get a refund for her prepaid shuttle from Civitavecchia to Rome. Why isn't the money coming through? I have a...

Direct Answers - Oct. 14

I am 35 and the father of two children who live with me. Shortly after I divorced, I became involved with a woman I had known for a long time. Erin is the mother of one of my daughter’s friends....

Problem Solved

Myra Washington's Electrolux refrigerator doesn't work. In fact, it has never worked. Why won't the company repair it for her? I bought an Electrolux Side by Side refrigerator from Home Depot last...

Tech-enhanced life for seniors - Oct. 14

This article covers several smart living room features useful for family members or friends - and that focus on "challenges" of particular relevance to people as they age. In the living room, the...

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