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Articles from the April 15, 2021 edition

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County commissioners put a lid on permit fees

EUGENE: In a five to zero vote last week, the Lane County Board of Commissioners moved to not collect permit fees for people rebuilding after the Holiday Farm Fire. The fee waivers will be in effect for five years. In explaining the waiver program,...

 

Have Lots of Fun! Do Lots of Good!

cover and rebuild. The Coronavirus made for a challenging river season for not only our rafting business but for all of the businesses along the McKenzie River. Making it worse, the Holiday Farm Fire started on Labor Day and ravaged much of our...

 

Second clinics successful

“I’m feeling fantastic,” was Richard Hiatt;s reaction shortly after getting his second dose of the pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. He added that, “I’m pretty excited to be able to come to my own...

 

Business wildfire relief fund tops $180,000

Four Oregon business associations stepped up to raise funds to provide community-level support for displaced families and devastated businesses following the state’s 2020 wildfires. To date, the Oregon Business Wildfire Relief Fund – a joint...

 

$60,000 spent on Blue River recovery

A half-year after the Holiday Farm Fire, volunteers from the Cascade Relief Team has racked up an impressive list of accomplishments. In addition to the huge amount of donated labor direct expenses...

 

Oregon's own "Roaring Twenties" murder mystery

The sun had just gone down on a warm early-summer night, and the twilight was in the final stages of fading away when Union Pacific Railroad special agents Buck Phillips and H.G. Schneider stepped int...

 
 By Kym Pokorny    Garden    April 15, 2021

Picking up baby birds can do more harm than good

After hatching in spring, baby birds sometimes end up on the ground, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they need help. It depends on how old they are, how long they’ve been on the ground and whether they are injured, said Dana Sanchez, Oregon...

 

NOAA to release updated U.S. climate data that will establish new climate 'Normals'

NOAA will soon release a much-anticipated update of U.S. climate data for placing recent weather conditions—such as heat waves and flooding rain—into historical context. Climatologists from NOAA NCEI are currently compiling and reviewing 30...

 

Lane County Sheriff's Reports

April 1: 2:59 a.m: Prowler - 93100 block, Marcola Rd. Caller reported hearing what sounded like a prowler. A female that is allowed on the property was discovered to be the source of the noises. April 2: 1:29 p.m: Disturbance, Dispute - 54600 blk,...

 

Oregon State Police Report

April 10: 13:32 Drug Investigation – Camp Creek Rd, Milepost 1. Contacted two females smoking methamphetamine from a glass pipe on the bank of the McKenzie River. A consent search of both subjects’ belongings located a violation amount of...

 

McKenzie Fire District Report

April 5: 1:23: McK. Hwy./Milepost 38. Motor Vehicle Accident - 2 Assessed, 2 Transported. 19:42: 41000 block, Madrone St. Medical, Heart. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. April 6: 11:12: 87000 blk, Dowdy Lane Public Assist, Patient assisted with new...

 

Upper McKenzie Fire Report

April 11: 09:34: Medical – 55000 block, McK. River Dr.. Female, Conscious, Breathing....

 

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