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McKenzie is still among the best

The Eugene Water & Electric Board has received an "Outstanding" performance rating from the Oregon Health Authority Drinking Water Services. To qualify for this rating, the health authority...

 

Ocean temperatures favor salmon

Recent data on ocean conditions could be good news for struggling salmon in the Northwest. But advocates for the species warn this isn't enough to stop their alarming slide. The National Oceanic and...

 

ODOT airs options for federal infrastructure investments

SALEM: Last Thursday the Oregon Transportation Commission began to consider options for allocating the $412 million of flexible funding that is part of the $1.2 billion in new transportation funding allocated to Oregon by the federal infrastructure...

 

After Strikes, OR Hospital Workers Notch Win in Union Contract

Healthcare workers at an Oregon hospital have achieved what they say is a "win" after several strikes in recent months. Nearly 300 workers and members of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) L...

 
 By Alice Bonasio    News    January 27, 2022

A Quilt for the Community

"To the hands that made this bird quilt and to the kind donator and everyone who participated in this raffle with the intent of supporting fire survivors, thank you from the bottom of my heart. It...

 

Corona Corps receives funding to expand services statewide

The Oregon Health Authority has awarded $1 million to two University of Oregon health experts to expand their innovative COVID-19 containment program statewide. Psychology professor Jeff Measelle and...

 

Letter to the Editor

I read the recent article that raised a question about the future of McKenzie River Clinic with some degree of concern. Since McKenzie River Clinic is the only health provider for much of the McKenzie River Valley it would be great loss to the...

 

McKenzie Sports Report - Jan. 27

McKenzie Sports Schedule This Week The McKenzie Varsity Girls Basketball team hosts Siletz Valley on Tuesday, January 25, with a tip-off at 5:30 pm. The Eagle Varsity Boys Basketball team will follow versus Siletz Valley at 7:00 pm. Both McKenzie...

 

OSP Reports - Jan. 27

Jan. 20: 15:51: Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants - Hwy. 126E, Milepost 30. Dispatched to a minor crash. It was reported that one of the drivers was impaired and after a subsequent investigation he was taken into custody for DUII and...

 

McKenzie Fire Report - Jan. 27

Jan. 17: 6:49: 87000 block, Cedar Flat Rd. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. 9:15: 87000 blk, Blk Dowdy Ln. Illegal Burning 9:15 Non-Burn Day, Owner to Extinguish NA: 42000 blk, McK. Hwy. Walk-in Medical. Patient Assessed, Patient...

 

Upper McK. Fire Report - Jan. 27

Jan. 18: 14:05: Motor Vehicle Accident - Hwy. 20/Clear Lake Cutoff Intersection. U-Haul van, front end crushed, 2 people inside. Jan. 20: 22:56: Medical – 91000 block, Dearborn Island Rd. Male, Conscious, Breathing. Jan. 21: 12:37: Medical ...

 

Bridge-building scandal aroused fury of 1920s Portland

Early Portland was a relatively corruption-friendly town. But even the best of us have our limits, as three Multnomah County Commissioners learned the hard way in 1924. In that year, the Portland area...

 
 By Kym Pokorny    Garden    January 27, 2022

Use seed packets as miniature reference guides

From garden center racks and catalog pages, colorful seed packets remind gardeners it's already time to start thinking of spring. But before grabbing a handful and heading to the checkout stand, take...

 

Janet Isabel Larson Scofield (Janie)

Springfield, OR. Janet Isabel Larson Scofield passed away peacefully at home, on January 1, 2022. She was 92 years old. Janie was born on a cold day, January 26, 1929, on the Charlie Borche Ranch, in...

 

Direct Answers

I have male friends who are just friends, but my husband is so insecure about them it is driving me crazy. A year ago Christmas he took our children to visit family out of town. I could not go...

 

PROBLEM SOLVED - Jan. 27

After Jonathan Sinnwell updates the hardware drivers on his new Dell laptop, the device stops working. Dell can't fix the problem. Does he deserve a full refund? I ordered a Dell laptop recently. About a month after it was delivered, I began...

 

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER - Jan. 27

Kent York cancels his tour package in Norway that he booked through Expedia after the pandemic outbreak. But the hotel won't offer a refund or extend his credit. Is he about to lose $1,875? I booked...

 

A simpler TV control

The Longevity Explorer groups have frequently brought up the complaint that their TV remote is too complicated. It's a recurring theme any time one asks about technology design and examples of...

 

Crossword - Jan. 27

ACROSS 1. Shout from a ship? 5. Shout from the bleachers 8. ____ and don'ts 11. Infamous Henry's number 12. One with COVID, e.g. 13. Fighter jet button 15. Resting stops 16. Not guilty, e.g. 17. One...

 

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