Parks Dept. seeks $6 million

LEABURG: A Lane County Parks task force's recommendations to address the maintenance needs, restore critical habitat, and enhance services calls for a $6 million Five-Year Local Option Levy. The...

EWEB to consider town halls

EUGENE: During their May 3rd session the Eugene Water & Electric Board's commissioners gave good reviews for last month's meeting in Leaburg when options for the Leaburg Canal were discussed....

School bus driver shortage continues

FINN ROCK: The Mc-Kenzie School District dealt with a shortage of school bus drivers this week by combining the downriver routes, to and from school. This Thursday was scheduled as a half day....

McKenzie & Marcola win awards

The Community Credit Union's 13th annual celebration of outstanding education is granting $2,000 Community Builder Awards to the McKenzie Community School and the Marcola Elementary School. The...

Electric shutoffs approved

SALEM: The Oregon Public Utility Commission (PUC) has approved permanent rules for electric utilities. Temporary rules were implemented for the 2021 wildfire season while the PUC, utilities, public safety partners, and communities worked to...

Letter to the Editor

The Bottle Boys invite everyone to help them celebrate the amazing success of the “One Dime at a Time “fundraising campaign, this Saturday, May 21, at the track in Blue River. The Bottle Boys will be joining the community celebration being...

Popularity of "Blue Ruin" drove Oregon lawmakers to drink – and to Prohibition

Most people know Prohibition in the United States started in 1920 when the Volstead Act went into effect. But in Oregon, Prohibition started quite a bit earlier than that. Actually, it started before...

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Mason bees and fruit trees share a two-way street

For mason bees, the wait for their first meal is a long one, six months if it's a day. There's no TV, no smart phone, not even a book to while away the time as these solitary bees hang out in their...

Sheriff's Report - May 19

May 10: 11:33 a.m: Welfare Check - 36600 blk, Lisa Ct. 4:48 p.m: Civil Service - 50900 blk, McK. Hwy. 2:58 p.m: Assist, Follow Up - 39100 blk, Woods Rd. 8:24 p.m: Disturbance, Dispute - 36700 blk, Parsons Creek Rd. May 11: 5:54 p.m: Motor Vehicle...

Upper McK Fire Report - May 19

May 14: 17:15: Assist Police Dept. - 91000 block, Alma Dr. Female patient. 21:31: Medical – 91000 blk, Horse Creek Rd. Male, Conscious, Breathing. May 9: 15:00: Medical – 91000 blk, Alma Dr. Female, Conscious, Breathing. May 15: 17:13: Motor...

McKenzie Fire Report - May 19

May 9: 10:24: McK. Hwy. Milepost 13. Subject Down. Unable To Locate. 10:13: 49000 block, McK. Hwy. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, Refusal. 13:15: 40000 blk, McK. Hwy. Water Rescue. Patient Assessed, Refusal. 15:18: 91000 blk, Alma Dr. Mutual...

Crossword

ACROSS 1. Found in Pandora's box 5. Kind of trip 8. Toothy freshwater fish 12. Medieval headdress 13. Ne on periodic table 14. Golfer's weapons 15. Biblical twin 16. Russian river or Russian...

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Something went wrong with Christine Miller's solar panels. Now the company that was supposed to install them has sent her a bill. Does she have to pay? I have a situation with Sunrun, a company that...

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I was in a five-year relationship with my brother-in-law's sister, and she left me for someone else. Over the years, I built so many dreams with her I still can't accept what happened. Then I met...

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When Michael O'Connor books an all-inclusive resort in Mexico through Priceline, he discovers it's only half-inclusive. How can he fix that? I recently booked a room at the Barceló, an all-inclusive resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. When I made...

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