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  • Central Cascade Wilderness Overnight Permits open for reservations

    Apr 6, 2023

    The Deschutes and Willamette National Forests remind people that overnight permit reservations have begun to be accepted for the Central Cascades Wilderness Permit System. The permits are required for all overnight use within the Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, and Three Sisters wilderness areas from June 15th through October 15th. 40% of Central Cascades Wilderness Overnight Permit reservations became available for advanced reservation Tuesday on Officials said the remaining 60%...

  • Candidates fail to file

    Apr 6, 2023

    The Special District Election scheduled for Tuesday, May 16th, will call for a bit of creativity for some voters. A number of the smaller units of government drew no interest from people willing to serve on them. Without a check box to mark, voters will have the option to write someone in or skip that portion of ballots that will be mailed to local residents on April 27th. Two McKenzie area water districts drew no candidates - the 51-year-old McKenzie Palisades district and the Dearborn district in Rainbow. The Palisades Water District had...

  • Up to 300,000 could lose health insurance

    Lynne Terry, Oregon Capital Chronicle|Apr 6, 2023

    The Oregon Health Authority starts a months-long review of the state’s 1.5 million Medicaid members this week to determine who still qualifies for the health insurance. Normally, states review the financial eligibility of members annually, but during the pandemic, the federal government expanded benefits to states that kept members insured. Medicaid, known as the Oregon Health Plan in Oregon, provides free medical, behavioral health, and dental coverage. The extra federal benefits ended F...

  • $120 million for student literacy

    Alex Baumhardt, Oregon Capital Chronicle|Apr 6, 2023

    A $120 million initiative to boost literacy would be one of the single largest investments of its type in Oregon history if it passes. But during a public hearing for the proposal at the House Committee on Education on Monday, critics said it doesn’t go far enough and risks wasting money without stricter spending rules. At the end of the hearing, the committee unanimously approved the initiative, moving it to the budget-writing Joint Ways & Means Committee. It would be the seventh major initiati...

  • Woodpecker that likes burned forest

    Steve Lundeberg, OSU|Apr 6, 2023

    A species of woodpecker once thought to limit itself to recently burned areas can breed successfully in the unburned parts of fire-prone landscapes too, according to a study by Oregon State University scientists that holds key implications for improved conservation and forest management efforts. The research led by doctoral student Mark Kerstens and Jim Rivers, a faculty member in the OSU College of Forestry, sheds new light on the black-backed woodpecker, which lives throughout northern North...

  • In Oregon, April is Arbor Month

    Apr 6, 2023

    State Forester Calvin Mukumoto has proclaimed all of April as Oregon Arbor Month, allowing lots of time for commemorative plantings and other tree-related activities. “Trees play an essential role in the lives of Oregonians,” said State Forester Mukumoto. “Living through the extreme heat of 2021 and the isolation of the COVID pandemic has brought home to all of us the importance of urban trees to provide shade and cooling, as well as contact with nature right in our own neighborhoods. This procl...

  • JP Doodles

    Barry McWilliams|Apr 6, 2023

  • Guest Opinion

    Randy Stapilus, Editor and Publisher at Ridenbaugh Press|Apr 6, 2023

    This year marks a half-century since Oregon Gov. Tom McCall signed into law Senate Bill 100 requiring comprehensive planning, which warned: “uncoordinated use of lands in this state threaten the orderly development, the environment of this state and the health, safety, order, convenience, prosperity, and welfare of the people of this state.” Back then, the concern was about urban sprawl and haphazard development that would scar the state and disrupt traditional farm and timber economies, and...

  • McKenzie Sports Report - April 4

    Cliff Richardson|Apr 6, 2023

    McKenzie Varsity Sports Schedule This Week There are no McKenzie Varsity Sports competitions scheduled this week. The Eagles travel to Mapleton on April 11 to participate in the Mapleton 1 Meet. Levi Lockart And Solomon Acevedo Pace Eagles At Oakridge McKenzie juniors Levi Lockart and Solomon Acevedo led their Eagle Track and Field team to a third-place finish, Thursday, March 23, at the Oakridge 2A-D3 League meet. Lockart topped all competitors in the shot put, throwing a winning mark of 35-11.50 ft., and the Eagle placed third in the discus...

  • Offbeat Oregon History

    Finn J.D. John|Apr 6, 2023

    If you ask most Oregonians who the first woman governor in state history was, they’ll have an immediate answer … but they’ll be wrong. Conventional wisdom holds that the first woman to take the gubernatorial purple in the Beaver State was Barbara Roberts, who was elected to the job in 1990. In fact, that’s almost true … but, of course, “almost” doesn’t work very well as an answer to a true-or-false question. The truth is, Barbara Roberts was the first elected woman governor in Oregon history....

  • 7 benefits of raised bed gardening

    National Garden Bureau|Apr 6, 2023

    There are worthwhile reasons to grow your own foods in a raised bed garden No matter how often we resolve to eat healthfully, it can be a challenge. From waking early to shop at the farmers' market to managing the grocery budget as droughts and supply chain issues cause food prices to soar, finding fresh, affordable produce seems exhausting. Don't give up. Instead, enjoy the pleasure and convenience of growing your own food and flowers in a raised bed garden. With a sunny space, a bit of...

  • OSP Reports - April 6

    Apr 6, 2023

    March 31: 20:21: Crash, Non-Injury – Hwy. 126E, Milepost 37. Single vehicle rollover crash. Upon arrival by Emergency Medical Services, a white Toyota pickup was crashed on its top. No driver was on the scene and the current identity of the driver is unknown. Attempts to contact the registered owner were negative. Unit #1 was traveling eastbound and the driver failed to negotiate a curve. The vehicle left the roadway, collided with a ditch, rolled over, and came to an uncontrolled rest on its roof. Tow responded and removed the truck due to d...

  • Sheriff's Report - April 6

    Apr 6, 2023

    March 25: 2:28 a.m: Prowler - 37200 block, Camp Creek Rd. An area resident reported that a dark colored vehicle pulled into a neighbor’s driveway. The occupants of the vehicle got out of the vehicle briefly with flashlights before departing. March 26: 3:35 p.m: Dispute - 38400 blk, Camp Creek Rd. Dispute between husband and wife reported. Parties separated themselves. March 27: 9:04 a.m: Suspicious Vehicle - 45200 blk, Goodpasture Rd. A caller reported that a Saturn vehicle with mismatched plates was being hidden near the Goodpasture Boat R...

  • McK Fire Reports - April 6

    Apr 6, 2023

    March 27: 13:21: 42000 block, Holden Creek Ln. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. 14:37: 87000 blk, Cedar Flat Rd. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. March 28: 9:04: 8000 blk, Thurston Rd. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. 10:56: 43000 blk, McK. Hwy. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. 13:58: 41000 blk, Deerhorn Rd. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. March 29: 1:11: 38000 blk, June Ln. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, Refusal Signed. 10:13: 87000 blk, Cedar Flat...

  • Upper McK Fire Report - April 6

    Apr 6, 2023

    March 30: 14:47: Fall Injury - Blue Pool, Tamolitch Falls. Young male fell from cliff on trail side of the pool, has head injury. 11:13: Medical – 59000 block, N. Belknap Springs Rd. Female, conscious, breathing. March 31: 20:17: Motor Vehicle Accident, Unknown Injury – McK. Hwy./Milepost 37. Pickup is upside in the bushes on the north side with some debris in the road. April 1: 08:58: MVA, Unknown Injury – McK. Hwy./Forest Service 2649 Rd. Single vehicle into the ditch. 22:15: Medical – 49000 blk, McK. Hwy. Male, Conscious, breathing. April 2...

  • Direct Answers

    Wayne and Tamara Mitchell|Apr 6, 2023

    I am a 31-year-old virgin male. At times, I feel sexually frustrated because I've never been intimate with a woman. The only experience I ever had was a nice French kiss in high school. I'm overweight and don't see myself as worthy of a relationship as I am. But after years of neglect and ignoring myself, I am now making changes to my health, which will improve my self-image. I am not attracted to men. If I see a woman on the street I find attractive, I see someone who might be a good person, a...

  • Crossword

    Apr 6, 2023

    ACROSS 1. Emir, alt. sp. 6. Comic book cry 9. *One of 27 in hand 13. Dhaka, formerly 14. Half man, half goat 15. Pressure ulcers, e.g. 16. Type of wrap 17. Old fashioned "before" 18. Do like ivy 19. *Smooth, skeletal or cardiac 21. *"Gray's ____" 23. Gardener's tool 24. Detected by olfactory system 25. Acronym-named sandwich 28. Sore throat voice 30. Retires from military service 35. Steak option 37. Place at angle 39. Double, in French 40. *Certain apple's namesake 41. Fork pokers 43. Heavy...

  • ANATOMY 101, Solution

    Apr 6, 2023

  • Sudoku - April 6

    Apr 6, 2023

  • Sudoku - April 6, Solution

    Apr 6, 2023