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Articles from the January 5, 2023 edition

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Timber sale put on hold

The Pacific Northwest Regional Forester has withdrawn a January 2021 Record of Decision that authorized the Flat Country Project near McKenzie Bridge. Officials say they will review aspects of the...

 
 By Lauren Grand    News    January 5, 2023

Planning on selling timber?

Log buyers are actively looking for wood right now and while prices aren’t where they were last winter, they are certainly good and on par with past years. Prices are likely seeing a dip from last...

 

Are mountain trees in danger?

Some trees that normally live for more than a thousand years may be facing an end-of-life crisis. That was part of the warning on December 14th from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in announcing...

 

'22 funded 25 projects

The Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund (OCRF) granted $997,929 in 2022 to support projects. The money was earmaked for projects that protect and enhance the species and habitats while also creating new opportunities for wildlife watching, urban...

 
 By Eric Tegethoff    News    January 5, 2023

Online spaces are ripe for harassment

It can be challenging for parents and caregivers to shield their children from bigotry and hatred online, but there are a few tips they can follow. Lindsay Schubiner, Momentum program director at the...

 

Off target: BM 114 missing the mark

First, I would like to thank you for your support and understanding of the logistical difficulties the passing of Ballot Measure 114 has created for law enforcement agencies. Many questions have...

 

Fish racks and the early hatcheries

We've probably all seen the old "Traveling The Old McKenzie Highway" photo that shows a touring car rounding the bend of the narrow, graveled road that used to run up the valley, A closer look at...

 
 By Kym Pokorny    Garden    January 5, 2023

6 winter-blooming plants brighten gardens in dark days

In January and February the flowers of winter arrive, blooming as cheerfully as the showoffs of spring. "One of the coolest things about gardening in the Pacific Northwest is winter gardens," said...

 

Sheriff's Reports - January 5

Dec. 26: 4:38 a.m: Disturbance, Dispute - 45600 blk, N. Gate Creek Rd. Verbal dispute at a residence. Parties separated, no injuries reported. 1:01 p.m: Criminal Mischief - 47800 blk, McK. Hwy. Caller reported former tenant littered on the...

 

OSP Reports - January 5

Dec. 24: 15:22: Traffic Crimes, All Except DUII – Hwy. 126E, Milepost 15. Dispatched to a two-vehicle collision. On arrival, trooper spoke to several witnesses who all gave the same account of what had happened. The driver of the at-fault vehicle...

 

McK Fire Reports - January 5

Dec. 26: 1:04: 44000 block, McK. Hwy. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. 7:49: 41000 blk, McK. Hwy Medical, Heart. Confirmed Deceased. 14:26: 7900 blk, Thurston Rd. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. 14:47: 42000 blk,...

 

Upper McK Fire Reports - January 5

Dec. 29: 10:18: MVA - Milepost 9, Clear Lake Cutoff. Jackknifed semi truck and pickup blocking both lanes, Non-Injury. Lots of vehicles are backing up. 11:18: Medical – 55000 blk, McK. River Dr. Male patient. Dec. 30: 14:15: Illegal Burn - River...

 

Direct Answers

I feel foolish soliciting advice on relationships because I have a Ph.D. myself and should be more sophisticated when it comes to these things. However, while I was raising my son alone, working...

 

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER

When an Airbnb host doesn't recognize Mehar Satsangi's reservation in London, it sets her off on a misadventure that leaves her $1,780 poorer and banned from the platform. Is there a way out? I've...

 

PROBLEM SOLVED

What happened to Stefanie Rogers' Christmas tree? And why won't Home Depot refund her for the plastic Tannenbaum she never received? I ordered a $390 Christmas tree from Home Depot to be shipped to...

 

Crossword

ACROSS 1. Piece of data 6. Baryshnikov's step 9. Back wound 13. Soft palate hanger 14. *Any high mountain 15. Tsar's edict 16. Means 17. Bishop of Rome's jurisdiction 18. Female water-elf 19. *Highest...

 

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