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$442 million more for fire relief

The Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) published a draft Action Plan for a $422 million disaster recovery grant this week, funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Officials say the effort, known as...

 

Unauthorized membership form circulating

Val Rapp, president of McKenzie Valley Wellness, reports somebody has created a fraudulent membership form that purports to be from McKenzie Valley Wellness and has given it to people. “We are currently creating our official form, which we will...

 

Deer Creek is on the mend

MCKENZIE BRIDGE: Deer Creek could be seen as an example of building back better by moving toward the past. The large McKenzie River tributary is one of three upriver areas where the effects of human...

 

Canopy fires = high mortality

In early September 2020, severe winds, high heat, and prolonged drought conditions led to the explosive growth of wildfires along the western slopes of the Cascades Mountains in the Pacific...

 

Serving for decades

WILSONVILLE: At the Oregon Fire Chief's Association Awards luncheon last week five McKenzie Fire & Rescue volunteers received recognition for their long-term commitment to the community. They...

 

McKenzie Sports Report - May 12

McKenzie Varsity Sports Schedule This Week The McKenzie Varsity Track and Field Teams participate in the 1A - SD2 Special District 2 Championships held at the Aaron and Marie Jones Community Track,...

 
 By Finn J.D. John    History    May 12, 2022

Treasure of lucky beach-gold prospectors may still be out there

Imagine you’re a gold prospector from the Willamette Valley, on your way to the California gold fields in the first year of the 1848 gold rush. You’re a little late to the party, and you’ve...

 
 By Kym Pokorny    Garden    May 12, 2022

Nothing beats bug patrol for organic gardeners

You've decided to go organic in the garden, but the products staring back from the nursery shelves seem as daunting as the bugs and diseases they're meant to control. What's a gardener to do? First,...

 

Sheriff's Report - May 12

April 30:  11:37 a.m: Theft -  38400 block, McK. Hwy. The operator of a purple Ford Mustang got gas and left without paying for it.  Last seen headed towards Springfield. 11:55 a.m:  Theft From Vehicle - 90300 blk, Sunderman Rd. A caller...

 

OSP Report - May 12

May 4: 13:41: Traffic Crimes, All Except DUII – Hwy. 126 E, Milepost 37. Responded to a driving complaint of two motorcycles driving at high speeds and passing on blind corners. The motorcycles were located and they passed police at a speed of 90...

 

McKenzie Fire Report - May 12

May 2: 2:10: 45000 block, McK. Hwy. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. 9:07: 41000 blk, McK. Hwy. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. 19:22: 7900 blk, Thurston Rd. Medical, Trauma. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. May...

 

Upper McK Fire Report - May 12

May 4: 22:06: Medical – 54000 blk, McK. River Dr. Female, Conscious, Breathing. May 6: 21:08: Medical – 91000 blk, Alma Dr. Female, Conscious, Breathing. May 9: 10:05: Medical - Quartz Creek Rd./Huckleberry Ln. Female patient. The Upper McK....

 

Direct Answers

I'm deeply disturbed about my brother Ed. We're a family that's never gotten deeply involved in each other's problems. We're close but try not to meddle. However, I think Ed has reached a difficult...

 

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER

After Claudia Lockwood returns her rental to Avis, the company broadsides her with a $4,228 bill for 34 more days on the car. Can it do that? I rented a car recently from Avis and dropped it off at Tw...

 

PROBLEM SOLVED

Jannick Vielleuse moved from Canada to the United States. Somewhere along the way, Airbnb banned her. How can she get unbanned? I'm locked out of my Airbnb account. I saw an article where you helped...

 
 By Frank Engelman    Advice    May 12, 2022

Need Help Making Alexa Useful?

I am unsure what features to include, or how to set it up so it is as useful as possible. There are a number of "How To" articles on Tech-enhanced Life relating to Alexa....

 

Crossword

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