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Articles from the January 19, 2023 edition

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"Revitalize, rebuild, and restore"

FINN ROCK: Outlines for developing recovery plans were key to many conversations as people circulated around the McKenzie High School gymnasium this weekend. Set up around the room were...

 

Logging - good or bad?

More than 40% of Oregon adults say the state’s forests are over logged, but most also believe that harvesting timber is part of maintaining healthy forests, according to a recent survey. In November...

 

Weather changes tough on firs 

Douglas-fir trees will likely experience more stress from drier air as the climate changes than they will from less rain, computer modeling by Oregon State University scientists shows. The research...

 

Help for Community Colleges

An audit of community colleges in Oregon has implications for the state's legislative session, which started this week. The report from the Secretary of State's Audit Division in December pointed to...

 

Letter to the Editor

I wish to thank my McKenzie Community for the Man of the Year Award recently bestowed on me. I am truly honored for the distinction and the kind words of many. I would also like to congratulate all the other very deserving gentlemen and ladies...

 

Guest Opinion

This year, the state will learn what how the decisions made in 2022 will look like in practice. This is likely to be most obvious in the political and governmental sphere. Oregon elected a new...

 

McKenzie Sports Report - January 19

McKenzie Varsity Sports Schedule This Week The McKenzie Varsity Boys and Girls Basketball teams travel to Siletz Valley Early College Academy on Tuesday, January 17. The Boy's game is scheduled for a 5:30 pm start and the Girl's game follows at 7:00...

 

Sheriff's Report - January 19

Jan. 8: 8:19: a.m: Disturbance, Dispute - 91800 block, Mill Creek Rd. Verbal dispute between roommates.  Jan. 9: 6:41 a.m: Burglary - 89300 blk, Old Mohawk Rd. A caller reported a residential burglary.  A purse with contents and a vehicle were stol...

 

McK Fire Report - January 19

Jan. 9: 1:39: 90000 block, Angels Flight Rd. Medical, Heart. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. 7:09: 51000 blk, Blue River Dr. Motor Vehicle Accident. Disregarded 16:31: 41000 blk, McK. Hwy. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, Refusal Signed. 18:37:...

 

Upper McK Fire Report - January 19

Jan. 10: 15:38: Down Line – McK. Hwy./Blue River Reservoir Rd. Tree down across hwy. Eastbound is partially affected, westbound lane blocked. Tree also brought down a cable line, no arcing/sparking. Jan. 11: 09:33: Medical – 51000 block, McK....

 

NewsArk

Feb. 17, 1995 Police Find Hendricks Bridge Jumper Man Wanted In High-Speed Chase Swam Away In Icy River Walterville: A Friday morning police pursuit through Springfield and the lower McKenzie Valley...

 
 By Kym Pokorny    Garden    January 19, 2023

These 8 winter-blooming plants give bees needed nourishment

Bees and other pollinators out and about during the dark days of winter look to gardeners for the nourishment that keeps them going until the more abundant seasons of the year arrive. “Black-tailed...

 

Direct Answers

My son had a rough divorce, and his family stayed with him all the way. He used his hands on her, but she had been pushing his buttons. Along with the divorce came financial problems, and we loaned hi...

 

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER

Kimberli Eicher and her daughter just experienced the worst Amtrak train ride imaginable. It was so bad that they canceled their return trip and flew home. Do they deserve a refund? I took my...

 

PROBLEM SOLVED

When Warren Yue cancels a vacation rental for a church retreat before the pandemic, he initially gets a refund from his Chase Sapphire Reserve card. But then it backtracks, deducting half his money. What gives? I paid for a vacation rental in...

 

Crossword

ACROSS 1. Rock bottom 6. Attorneys' org. 9. Hefty volume 13. Cast ____ 14. It's all the rage 15. Miserable 16. Fit for a king 17. Back then 18. Do like Demosthenes 19. *Checkout clerk 21. *Meat...

 

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