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Articles from the March 16, 2023 edition

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  • Housing plan gains funds

    Mar 16, 2023

    BLUE RIVER: McKenzie Community Land Trust (MCLT) and DevNW were recently awarded $800,000 from the Lane County Board of Commissioners to support the development of a 6-unit affordable homeownership project. For the project, MCLT contracted with the Springfield-based non-profit, Dev-NW to act as the developer. “DevNW has a proven track record of developing high quality, affordable homes in Lane County and throughout Oregon,” according to Lane Tompkins, president of MCLT. He said the group was...

  • New fire station on track

    Mar 16, 2023

    BLUE RIVER: Contractors, architects, and Upper McKenzie Rural Fire Protection District personnel all stood in the cold mud of a vacant lot on March 6th. They were there to discuss when hammers would actually start to swing in the rebuild of a fire station for Blue River. After more than three years of effort, excavation is planned to get underway within a few weeks. Plans call for the new fire station to be up and ready by November. Back in September of 2021, the 51742 Dexter Street lot was...

  • Wellness group calls for new members

    Mar 16, 2023

    Local nonprofit McKenzie Valley Wellness is encouraging people to join if they haven’t already. Anyone over 18 can for only $10 a year. Everyone who is a member by April 1st will be able to vote in the upcoming election of board directors at the annual membership meeting set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2nd, at the Upper McKenzie Community Center. Existing members don’t need to do anything right now. MVW president Val Rapp says, “We had lots of new members join last summer, and they are all still...

  • Dry forests need fires

    Steve Lundeberg, OSU|Mar 16, 2023

    Oregon State University research into the ability of a wildfire to improve the health of a forest uncovered a Goldilocks effect – unless a blaze falls in a narrow severity range, neither too hot nor too cold, it isn’t very good at helping forest landscapes return to their historical, more fire-tolerant conditions. The study led by Skye Greenler, a graduate research fellow in the OSU College of Forestry, and Chris Dunn, an assistant professor in the college, has important implications for lan...

  • JP Doodles

    Barry McWilliams|Mar 16, 2023

  • Guest Opinion

    Mar 16, 2023

    For Devon Lawson-McCourt the answer is yes. He’s the sophomore class president at the McKenzie River Community School who strongly supports three bills up for consideration by Oregon legislators. House Joint Resolution 20: “I believe that every citizen, should have the opportunity to shape the future of our community through their vote. By allowing 16 and 17-year-olds to participate in elections, we can encourage our youth to become more engaged in the political process and to take an active role in shaping the decisions that will impact their...

  • McKenzie Sports Report - March 16

    Cliff Richardson|Mar 16, 2023

    McKenzie Varsity Sports Schedule This Week The McKenzie Varsity Track and Field teams will co-host and compete in the McKenzie HS Ice Breaker meet, this Thursday, March 16. The meet will be held at the Aaron and Marie Jones Community Track with Field events starting at 3:00 pm and Track events at 4:00 pm. McKenzie Track Season Begins! McKenzie Varsity Boys and Girls Track season 2023 starts at home with the McKenzie HS Ice Breaker meet, this Thursday, March 16. The Eagles are co-hosting the annual event with McKenzie Community Track and Field...

  • Body-snatchers planned to ransom ex-mayor's corpse

    Finn J.D. John|Mar 16, 2023

    “It is very clear that the purpose of the robbers is to conceal the remains, in the hopes that a reward will ultimately be offered for them,” the Portland Morning Oregonian’s reporter wrote, in the next day’s edition. “They are undoubtedly men who are aware of the wealth of the heirs of the man whose remains they have stolen. There is no doubt that they are men of experience, for there is every evidence of a thoroughly matured plan to carry out the crime. The fact that the headboard and one s...

  • What to do in the garden in March

    Curt Kipp, Oregon Association of Nurseries|Mar 16, 2023

    Spring arrives in March, and that’s when the gardening season really takes off! You might not be at a loss for what to do. But if you are, our friends at Oregon State University Extension Service have their March garden calendar, which is full of ideas. Here are some: * Plan your vegetable garden. * Check soil temperature to know when you can plant veggies. Some cool-season crops can be planted now, provided the soil is consistently above 40 degrees Fahrenheit. * It’s time to start mowing the...

  • OSP Report - March 16

    Mar 16, 2023

    March 9: 15:31: Traffic Crimes, All except DUII – Marcola Rd. Milepost 12. Troopers stopped the driver of a Honda Civic for switched plates. The driver was felony suspended, had a serviceable warrant for his arrest, and the Honda was stolen. The driver was taken into custody without incident and subsequently transported to Lane County Adult Corrections where he was lodged. The vehicle was towed for safekeeping. Involved: turquoise Honda Civic owned by a 75-year-old Eugene man, a 26-year-old male from Sweet Home. Charges: Driving While S...

  • Sheriff's Report - March 16

    Mar 16, 2023

    March 26: 6:31 p.m: Suspicious Subject - Marcola Rd. Milepost 4. Three people were reported to be trying to flag down the traffic. March 27: 3:58 p.m: Suspicious Conditions - 50200 blk, McK. Hwy. A caller reported seeing information on Facebook about someone being trafficked in the U.S. Deputies investigated and the Facebook post appears to be a scam. 5:43 p.m: Assault - 38700 blk, Natures Garden St. An out-of-control juvenile assaulted family members. The juvenile was taken into custody and lodged at Lane County Youth Services. Feb. 28: 5:58...

  • McK Fire Report - March 16

    Mar 16, 2023

    March 6: 3:37: 45000 block, N. Gate Creek Rd. Public Assist. Lift Assist. March 7: 19:35: 37000 blk, Upper Camp Creek Rd. Motor Vehicle Accident. Non-Injury/Non-Blocking. 20:19: 50000 blk, McK. Hwy. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, Refusal Signed. 22:55: 49000 blk, McK. Hwy. Medical, General. 22:55 Patient Assessed, Refusal Signed. March 8: 6:24: 40000 blk, McK. Hwy. Public Assist. Lift Assist. 11:08: 50000 blk, McK. Hwy. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. March 10: 17:11: 87000 blk, Cedar Flat Rd. Barn Fire. Fire...

  • Upper McK Fire Report - March 16

    Mar 16, 2023

    March 7: 20:17: Medical – 50000 block, McK. Hwy. Male, Conscious, Breathing. March 8: 19:58: Assist Police Dept. - McK. Hwy. /Milepost 47. March 9: 02:06: Fire Alarm – 57000 blk, McK. Hwy. LCSO out with a traffic stop of an elderly male found driving on the wrong side of the highway. March 11: 17:46: Medical – 51000 blk, McK. Hwy. Male, Conscious, Breathing. The Upper McK. Fire District board of directors will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15th, at the McK. Fire Station, 56578 McK. Hwy. in McKenzie Bridg...

  • Direct Answers

    Mar 16, 2023

    My problem is that I am falling in love. My friend and I are both 23. He lives in the United States, seven hours away from where I live in Canada. Just yesterday I came back from seeing him again. I always have such a wonderful time, but this time on the trip home I started missing him as if a part of myself was also missing. It was such a sad and empty feeling I wished I didn’t have to come home. We share romantic feelings, and when we are together, those feelings are expressed in displays o...


    Christopher Elliott|Mar 16, 2023

    Celeste Rubanick loses 80,000 Marriott Bonvoy points when she books a hotel in Scotland. Why won't the company restore the points? I made reservations at the Residence Inn, Edinburgh, Scotland, for two nights, using 80,000 Marriott Bonvoy points. I recently received a notification from Marriott claiming that I had used the points for a stay almost three weeks earlier. I called Marriott, and they assigned me a case number. I have been going back and forth with the company ever since. I was on the...


    Christopher Elliott|Mar 16, 2023

    Victoria Sims's Frigidaire refrigerator has never worked. It's been almost a year since she bought it -- can she get a replacement? I'm writing to you about my Frigidaire refrigerator, which I purchased for $1,499 less than one year ago. The refrigerator has an irreparable problem with its temperature controls and has never operated correctly. Food placed in the refrigerator frequently goes bad in a matter of days. I've included photographs of avocados and cucumbers in the refrigerator covered...

  • Crossword

    Mar 16, 2023

    ACROSS 1. Necktie alternative 6. Finish line 9. Show of appreciation 13. Biotic community 14. Hula dancer's necklace 15. House duty 16. Sofia Costanza Brigida Villani Scicolone's stage last name 17. International distress signal 18. Hogwarts professor, part werewolf 19. *"Avengers: ____," second-highest grossing movie of all time 21. *Annexed Black Sea peninsula 23. Santa ____, Orange County 24. Multicolored horse 25. *Rand Paul's title, abbr. 28. Youngster 30. *Type of spinner popular in the...

  • THE 2010s - Solution

    Mar 16, 2023

  • Sudoku, March 16

    Mar 16, 2023

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    Mar 16, 2023