What could Leaburg Dam removal mean?

LEABURG: In its analysis of options for the future of the Leaburg hydroelectric project, the Eugene Water & Electric Board noted that the Leaburg Dam was built to divert water to a canal for...

Can homes be saved? 

RAINBOW: The audience at last Friday's screen of the documentary "Elemental" was the largest outside of Portland, according to its director. People saw archival footage from other parts of the U.S....

Man killed in semi wreck

MCKENZIE BRIDGE: A wreck on Hwy. 126 last Friday night took the life of a McKenzie Bridge man. According to the Oregon State Police (OSP) the 2-vehicle accident on Friday, September 30th, occurred at approximately 6 p.m. Troopers and emergency...

Ruralite fetes Bottle Boys

In May, a plaque was presented at the Lane Electric Coop's annual meeting to the "Blue River Bottle Boys." They were being recognized as the coop's Member of the Year. "The dedication of the members...

Community Center gets a boost

VIDA: The Board of Directors of Vida McKenzie Community Center (VMCC) announced this week that Comfort Flow Heating has increased its in-kind donation of equipment and supplies from $10,000 to over...

Letters to the Editor

Our fire department needs your help! This week, ballots for the November election will be arriving. One of the measures is a renewal of the levy for the Upper McKenzie Rural Fire Protection District (RFPD). Five years ago, the Fire District...

Guest Opinion

There was a period in the late ‘60s when the Beach Boys, desperate for a hipper identity, reportedly considered shortening their name to “Beach.” Of course, the Backstreet Boys may perform into their ‘80s, but there’s no question that a...

Bloody manhunt for "King of Western Outlaws"

The "Golden Age of Outlaws" had a good run - almost 40 years. It kicked off just after the Civil War when thousands of battle-hardened Confederate veterans with nothing to lose spread out across the...

JP Doodles

Pick, dry, and store seed for planting next year

As the garden winds down and you pick the season's last vegetables let some plants go to seed and harvest them for planting next year. "Saving seed can be really fun and is a great way to learn about...

Upper McK. Fire Report

Sept. 30: 18:05: Motor Vehicle Accident, Unknown Injury – McK. Hwy./East of Taylor Rd. Semi versus small passenger vehicle. 21:12: MVA – McK. Hwy./Milepost 50. Extricating deceased subject. Oct. 1: 20:32: Medical – 56000 block, McK. Hwy....

Sheriff's Report

Sept. 26: 5:00 p.m: Disorderly Subject -  45600 blk, McK. Hwy. A female arrived an area business and was harassing customers. Sept.27: 12:44 p.m: Suspicious Conditions - 38000 blk, M.J. Chase Rd. A citizen requested a welfare check on a...

McK. Fire Report

Sept. 26: 4:30: McK. Hwy. & Thurston Rd. Illegal burning. Fire extinguished. 6:05: McK. Hwy. & Thurston Rd. Illegal burning. Fire extinguished. 20:04: 89000 block, Alexis Ave. Medical, Trauma. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. Sept. 27: 9:29: 89000...

OSP Reports

Sept. 30: 11:18: Crash, Injury – Hwy. 126E, Milepost 21. Troopers responded to a single-vehicle collision. The vehicle drifted off the westbound shoulder when the driver became distracted by wildlife running across the roadway. The vehicle drove...

Crossword

ACROSS 1. Food-contaminating bacteria 6. *Meliae are nymphs of the ____ tree in Greek mythology 9. Chris Hemsworth's superhero role 13. Come by without warning (2 words) 14. Type of patrol 15. You...

Direct Answers

My husband and I recently divorced. We have three beautiful children, the oldest 11. When I decided it was time for me to move on, I packed my bags and was ready to leave, when to my horror, my...

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