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Articles from the March 17, 2022 edition

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McKenzie River Discovery Center gains $3 million in lottery funds

LEABURG: Dreams of a state-of-the-art interactive visitor center moved closer to reality during the Oregon legislature's 2022 short session. Their approval of a $3 million lottery fund package was...

 

Wet storm took out powerlines

Worries about fire weakened trees and sloughing hillsides became realities Saturday night when high winds and heavy rains hit the McKenzie Valley. In addition to knocking down power lines serving Lane Electric and the Eugene Water & Electric Board,...

 

State funding gave a lifeline to clinic

BLUE RIVER: The Holiday Farm Fire raged through the heart of the McKenzie Valley in 2020. It left behind some sobering statistics: 173,000 acres burned, one fatality, 431 homes, and 24 structures...

 

Electric Truck Hydropower?

Mountain regions have a large potential for hydropower that cannot be harnessed effectively by conventional technologies, says the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. IIASA...

 

Letter to the Editor

If all goes as planned, the track in Blue River will be hosting the track team from Ireland this summer as they prepare for the World Track and Field Championships in Eugene this July. Conversations between Athletics Ireland and the McKenzie Communit...

 

Sheriff's Report - March 17

Feb. 27: 4:15 p.m: Suspicious Conditions - 35200 block, McK. View Dr. A caller reported that their girlfriend will be moving out and was making strange statements. Deputies made contact and determined no crime had occurred and the caller just wanted...

 

McKenzie Fire Report - March 17

March 7: 16:00: 45000 block, McK. Hwy. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. March 8: 6:44: 43000 blk, McK. Hwy. Public Assist. Lift-Assist Only. 12:19: 7000 blk, Thurston Rd. Disregarded on scene. 15:088: 87000 blk, Cedar Flat Rd....

 

Upper McK. Fire Report - March 17

March 3: 23:06: Medical – 49000 block, McK. Hwy. Female, Conscious, Breathing. March 5: 13:04: Medical - 91000 blk, Mill Creek Rd. Female, Conscious, Breathing. March 6: 20:51: Motor Vehicle Accident - McK. Hwy./Milepost 43. Single vehicle...

 

Oregon's Chautauquas: Summer camp for grown-ups

In the decades before the First World War, an organization called Chautauqua arose that was something like a summer camp for grown-ups. People would take vacation time and travel to the Chautauqua...

 
 By Kym Pokorny    Garden    March 17, 2022

Old-fashioned sweet peas fill the garden with fragrance

Sweet peas are a classic flower in English gardens since they were introduced in the 17th century from southern Italy and have transplanted well to all parts of the world, including climate-friendly O...

 

Direct Answers

She still calls my husband when I am not at home. She seems to want nothing from him, but she is calling, calling, calling. They have little to talk about. He never confides in her, and he never...

 

PROBLEM SOLVED

When Mayank Kumar gets into an accident in his Avis rental car, he does everything in his power to return the vehicle to the company. But nothing seems to be working, and now Avis is asking about its...

 

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER

When Betsy Bair's husband loses his job, they cancel their Vrbo rental. Are they going to lose all their money even though Vrbo offered them a refund? My husband unexpectedly lost his job last year....

 

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