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Articles from the February 3, 2022 edition

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Volcano bulging again

SOUTH SISTER: The U.S. Geological Survey has detected movement again at an uplift area on the South Sister, known as the "Bulge." Satellite data from June of 2020 through August of 2021 showed uplift...

 

$6.5 million repairs at dam will focus on site's floodgate

BLUE RIVER: 60 billion gallons of water is a lot. That's how much flows over Niagara Falls in 24 hours. It's also the volume in the reservoir formed by Cougar Dam. "If Cougar were to completely fail,...

 

Clinic hires new healthcare provider

BLUE RIVER: Orchid Health McKenzie River Clinic has hired Elizabeth Cramer, MSN, FNP-C as their new health care provider. She is scheduled to start at the clinic on Monday, February 7th. Elizabeth...

 

Tax-Aide is again available

Oregonians can get free help with their income taxes once again this year. However, as in recent years, the pandemic is changing what the assistance looks like. Typically, the AARP Foundation's...

 

Letter to the Editor - Feb. 3

Alan Dowd documents some problems with China in The American Legion Magazine of December 2020, and I liberally quote from the article. The COVID 19 pandemic has highlighted the adverse impact on the world attributable to China's domination of the...

 

Bank robber became vice-president of the bank he robbed

When the First National Bank of Joseph, Oregon, picked David Tucker as vice-president in 1928, it didn't look like a particularly unusual thing to do. Tucker was a widely respected part of the communi...

 
 By Kym Pokorny    Garden    February 3, 2022

What are short-day and long-day plants?

It's discouraging when your lettuce bolts or you can't get your mum to bloom. There's a reason for that, and it's all about day length, which determines or how much light the plant gets. To...

 

Direct Answers

I am a "young" 52-year-old woman living with a man who is very successful in business. He is five years my junior, and we have a history. We were together 15 years ago before I walked out. Since then...

 

PROBLEM SOLVED - Feb. 3

Why won't Ticketmaster refund Barbara Davenport's VIP tickets to the Lady Gaga show? It claims she missed her window for requesting a cancellation. But she didn't. Q: I bought VIP tickets for a Lady Gaga concert in New Jersey, but the event was...

 

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER - Feb. 3

Steven Meisel paid Aurora Expeditions a $5,000 deposit for an Antarctic tour back in 2019. Then the pandemic happened. Can he get his refund now? In 2019, I booked a trip to Antarctica through Aurora Expeditions, an Australian company. I reserved...

 

Living independently

Which products and services can help an older adult live independently, and with autonomy, as long as possible?...

 

Crossword - Feb. 3

ACROSS 1. Fantasy sports data 6. Accounting acronym 9. Stark daughter on "Game of Thrones" 13. Branch of economics 14. All talk, no action type of service 15. Relating to symmetry, in geometry 16....

 

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