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Woman of the Year

For the second year in a row - Melanie Stanley Brite has received the most votes as the Woman of the Year for her continuing contributions. "Mel has been there for us all in the troubling times of...

 

Jones family makes another big gift

BLUE RIVER: The Jones family (owners of the Seneca Family of Companies) has donated 16-acres of land for community rebuilding and revitalization after the 2020 Holiday Farm Fire. Blue River community...

 

Man of the Year

"I'm amazed at all he does," was how the first vote we received started out. "He's a lot older than I am but I look up to the man as a source of inspiration," it continued. Like the other award...

 

Business of the Year

Fairly new to the area, the Orchid Health Clinic was wiped out when the leased building that housed their exam rooms and office burned to the ground in Blue River. Nearly 80% of Orchid Health staff...

 

Santiam Lodge readied for winter

2021 was the third year of the restoration work for the volunteer based Friends of the Santiam Pass Ski Lodge (FSPSL), despite difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This year a fully...

 
 By Alex Baumhardt    News    January 6, 2022

Oregon's new watersheds director to prioritize effects of climate change

Lisa Charpilloz-Hanson learns best out in the field, which is how the new director of the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board found herself, first month on the job, standing over a bridge in Tillamook...

 

Guest opinion - Jan. 6

As the anniversary approaches of the Jan. 6th storming of the nation’s Capitol, and as the omicron-related spike in Covid cases spreads nationwide, we will be hearing a lot in the coming weeks about disinformation. Mounting evidence suggests that...

 

McKenzie Sports Report - Jan. 6

McKenzie Sports Schedule This Week The McKenzie Varsity Girls Basketball team hosts Crow on Tuesday, January 4th, with tip-off set for 5:30 pm. The Eagle Varsity Boys will follow versus Crow with a 7:00 pm game time scheduled. The Eagle Varsity...

 

Dalton Miars

Dalton Armand Miars fell asleep in death in Lane County on December 22, 2021 at the age of 30, due to a tragic accident. Dalton lived his entire life in the state of Oregon. He was born in Eugene,...

 

Sheriff's Reports - Jan. 6

Dec. 27: 1:53 a.m: Traffic Hazard - Angels Flight Rd. & McK. Hwy. 6:11 a.m: Motor Vehicle Accident - Marcola Rd. Mile-post14. 9:23 a.m: Tree Down - 35900 blk, Camp Creek Rd. 10:46 a.m: Fire, Downed Line - McK. Hwy. & Robby Ln. 11:36 a.m: Fire, Downed...

 

OSP Reports - Jan. 6

Dec. 31: 07:45: Crash, Non-Injury - Hwy. 126E, Milepost 10. Troopers dispatched to report of single motor vehicle crash, no injury. Investigation revealed a Silver 2009 Dodge R25 Truck was traveling EB on SR-126E when the vehicle began to slide on...

 

McKenzie Fire Report - Jan. 6

Dec. 27: 8:04: 88000 block, Bridge St. Public Assist. Lift Assist. 8:15 McK. Hwy./Milepost 18. Down Line. Cancelled, No Hazard. 12:57 McK. Hwy./MP 24 Down Line. Line Removed. 19:01: 40000 blk, McK. Hwy. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, 1 Transport...

 

Upper McK. Fire Report - Jan. 6

Dec. 26: 16:19: Motor Vehicle Accident - Clear Lake Cutoff, Milepost 18. Involved 3 - 4 cars over a 5-mile radius. Dec. 27: 13:57: MVA - Clear Lake Cutoff, Mp. 16. Involved several vehicles & a semi trailer. 20:27: Medical – 56000 block McK. Hwy....

 

Rabies epidemic was like a war in Eastern Oregon

To Dr. W.H. Lytle, Oregon's state veterinarian, the entire idea was preposterous. A rabies outbreak in northeast Oregon? Bah. Rabies was barely known west of the Rockies. "However," he added - no...

 
 By Kym Pokorny    Garden    January 6, 2022

Brewing beer? Go a step further and grow your own hops

As craft beer and home brewing continue to rise, interest in growing hops ferments among home gardeners. Shaun Townsend, Oregon State University's hops breeder, said he regularly fields questions...

 

Direct Answers - Jan. 6

I am quite confused at the moment. I am 19 and live in England. I have a friend called Eric, who I met two years ago in college. He is quite shy, but we got on well and I became his best female...

 

Tech-enhanced life - Jan. 6

How do you set up and maintain some type of mutually convenient calendaring solution that maintains the right balance between "collaborating" and "helping" and "keeping things simp...

 

PROBLEM SOLVED - Jan. 6

Linda Popky can't make her rescheduled Eagles concert. But Ticketmaster won't offer a refund. Is there a way to get her money back in the long run? In October of 2019, I bought tickets for the Eagles...

 

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER - Jan. 6

When Noreen O'Donnell books a hotel stay at Legoland New York Theme Park & Resort, she's promised that it includes theme park tickets. So why does she have to pay extra for them? I booked a visit to L...

 

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