Make the McKenzie Connection!

Articles from the May 18, 2023 edition

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 21 of 21

  • A 25-year legacy

    May 18, 2023

    Nearly 25 years after, mentions of the Thurston High School shooting bring back painful memories for local residents. For most it was hard to comprehend a mass shooting could happen here, much less in a school. Since then, and Columbine a year later, fatal shootings have become more frequent, while debates on making schools safer, gun control, and sentencing juvenile offenders remain unresolved. Articles from the May 26, 1998 edition of McKenzie River Reflections Thurston High remembers its own By Leah Carlson Two days after a tragic shooting...

  • Preliminary May 16 Election Results

    May 18, 2023

  • Funding to create more than 330 homes approved

    May 18, 2023

    The Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) announced this week the approval of 34 new homeownership development projects that will lead to the creation of 337 new affordable homes. The goal is to increase homeownership opportunities of low- to moderate-income people and families in rural and urban communities over the next three years. In Blue River, a wildfire recovery area, Local Innovation and Fast Track (LIFT) funds will support a new community land trust (CLT) created by a group of residents with a mission to build affordable housing...

  • Govenor, fire officials say wet winter could delay wildfires, but drought persists

    Julia Shumway, Oregon Capital Chronicle|May 18, 2023

    A wet winter is likely to delay wildfires, but ongoing drought in eastern Oregon could make for a worse fire season east of the Cascades, Gov. Tina Kotek and state fire officials said Tuesday. Kotek’s press briefing came just ahead of a forecasted heat wave bringing temperatures in the 90s to the Willamette Valley later this week. “Even this week, we are seeing how quickly the weather can turn hot and dry,” she said. “Oregonians should prepare for fire season. Prepare your yard, have an evacuat...

  • Forest begins prescribed burns

    May 18, 2023

    The Willamette National Forest is beginning prescribed burning across approximately 600 acres in the next few weeks, depending on how weather and fuels conditions develop. Officials say fire managers will be closely monitoring temperature, humidity, and winds to ensure specific conditions are met, and prescribed burns will only be implemented if all parameters are in accordance with the developed burn plans. They’ll also be working with State Smoke Management Forecasters to ensure favorable smoke management conditions, and to limit smoke i...

  • Don't kidnap young wildlife and take away their best chance of survival

    May 18, 2023

    Finding a young wild animal alone does not mean that it’s been abandoned or orphaned, so leave them where you find them. The advice you are likely to hear if you pick up or bring young wildlife home is “put it back,” and you might get a warning or citation from Oregon State Police, too. Removing an animal from the wild is illegal under Oregon wildlife laws. (ORS 497.308 – No person shall remove from its natural habitat or acquire and hold in captivity any live wildlife in violation of the wildli...

  • Financial strains top of mind for older Oregonians

    Eric Tegethoff, Oregon News Service|May 18, 2023

    A new survey found older Oregonians are concerned about the cost of living in many aspects of their lives. The Vital Voices research program from AARP dove into issues affecting Oregonians age 45 and older. Bandana Shrestha, state director for AARP Oregon, said the cost of health care and housing top the list of topics on people's minds. "One big takeaway from the survey is that Oregonians are really feeling affordability and the economic pressures in all aspects of their lives," Shrestha...

  • How Rep. Charlie Conrad changed his mind to vote for abortion, gender-affirming care

    Julia Shumway, Oregon Capital Chronicle|May 18, 2023

    Everyone at the Oregon Capitol knew how an April committee vote on legislative Democrats’ sweeping measure to expand access to abortion and gender-affirming care would go. Democrats who hold the majority in the Legislature believe voters gave them a mandate to pass House Bill 2002, which would protect medical providers from prosecution for providing reproductive health care or gender-affirming care. Republicans adamantly opposed it, focusing most of their ire on provisions in the bill a...

  • JP Doodles

    May 18, 2023

  • Ridin' the Rapids

    Ken Engelman|May 18, 2023

    When then meets now. The morning of May 21, 1998, seemed like most others. Inside the Whitewater Cafe in Blue River, the regulars had ordered their regulars, and the small talk was flowing. Until someone said, “Turn that up.” Those words came from someone pointing to the black and white TV screen in the cafe. On it was an image with the words, “Thurston, Oregon.” At first, all of us were bemused to see a local place appearing on a national TV network. But our bemusement was quickly dashed - turning to horror and disbelief. What we were watchin...

  • Everyone wins when we support small businesses

    May 18, 2023

    Small businesses play a critical role in creating jobs, driving economic growth, and contributing to the overall well-being of rural communities. In many areas, they are the backbone of the local economy, providing essential goods and services. Spring offers a good reminder of the importance of these entrepreneurs’ contributions, with National Small Business Week, Small Business Month, and other recognitions celebrated in May. For consumers, it’s a great time to research what’s available in their community, instead of hitting the road to shop...

  • McKenzie Sports Report

    Cliff Richardson|May 18, 2023

    McKenzie Varsity Sports Schedule This Week The McKenzie Varsity Track and Field teams travel to Bend on Saturday, May 20, to participate at the Mt. Skyline 1A Special District 2 Track and Field Championships. The meet will be held at the Summit Track Complex, on the campus of Summit High School. Gates will open at 8:00 am and events will start at 10:00 am. McKenzie Boys Sixth/Girls Ninth At 1A-SD2 NW Sub-District Meet The North Douglas girls and the Triangle Lake boys teams took home first-place honors at the 1A-SD2 NW Sub-District meet held...

  • Beneficial bats help control insects in the garden

    Kym Pokorny, OSU Extension|May 18, 2023

    With a swish of his cape, Count Dracula ruined the reputation of bats forevermore. Maybe. In the 125 years since Dracula came on the scene and spooked us into believing bats are bad, we’re beginning to get a grasp on the truth: Their voracious appetite for insects turns them into a living pesticide that saves farmers billions of dollars a year and helps rid our backyards of insects like mosquitoes, moths, grasshoppers, flies, and beetles. Some species are critically important pollinators for c...

  • Sheriff's Report - May 18

    May 18, 2023

    May 4: 10:22 a.m: Assault - Terwilliger Hot Springs. A caller reported getting into a physical altercation with the driver of another vehicle after the other vehicle hit the caller’s parked vehicle. 4:07 p.m: Suspicious Conditions - Keller Ln. & Sunderman Rd. An anonymous caller reported that signs were put up on Keller Ln. that indicated anyone driving on the road would be shot. Signs determined to be on private property. May 5: 10:55 a.m: Suspicious Conditions - Lat: 44.228940. Long: -122.893765. A caller found two suspicious looking mounds o...

  • McK Fire Report - May 18

    May 18, 2023

    May. 8: 10:46: 40365 Tonga Ln.. Fall Injury. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. 17:31: McK. Hwy./Deerhorn Rd. Motor Vehicle Accident. Non-Injury. May 9: 2:35: Marcola Rd./Camp Creek Rd. Vehicle Fire. Disregarded. 15:55: 47555 McK. Hwy. MVA. Non-Blocking/Non-Injury. 18:49: 88310 Little Deerhorn Ln. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, Refusal Signed. May 10: 14:53: 40365 Tonga Ln. Medical, Trauma. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. May 12: 13:46: 42826-Blk McK. Hwy. Smoke Scare. Unable To Locate. 15:57: 37821 Camp Creek Rd. Medical, General. Patient...

  • Upper McK Fire Report - May 18

    May 18, 2023

    May 11: 10:40: Medical – 91000 block, Taylor Rd. Female, Conscious, Breathing. May 13: 21:06: Illegal Burn – 55000 blk, McK. River Dr. Report of a bonfire as big as a house attended by approx. 3 people, catching trees on fire around it. The Upper McK. Fire District board of directors will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17th, at the McK. Fire Station, 56578 McK. Hwy. in McKenzie Bridge....

  • Direct Answers

    May 18, 2023

    I moved from Los Angeles to Europe with my husband and children. My sister's husband left her with three children. She sent an e-mail today asking me to "give" her $1000 so her lawyer will continue representing her. My sister already owes her lawyer $9000. She owes my other sister $5000, and she never talks about paying it back. She is trying to convince a judge she needs more money from her ex so she won't have to move. Her ex-husband has offered 65 percent of his paycheck. It sounds like a lot...

  • Crossword

    May 18, 2023

    ACROSS 1. Deep cavity 6. Weasel-related onomatopoeia 9. Supernatural life force 13. French treat 14. Snake-like fish 15. Major Italian city 16. Ring around the sun, pl. 17. Pitcher's stat 18. Donated part 19. *Russian President 21. *"Nevermind" band 23. *"Walkin' on the ____" by Smash Mouth 24. Google search tool 25. Took the bait 28. Between larva and adult 30. Data input device 35. U in I.C.U. 37. Dems' opponents 39. One of Florida Keys 40. Be furious 41. *Canada/Mexico/U.S. trade agreement...

  • THE 1990s - Solution

    May 18, 2023

  • Sudoku, May 18

    May 18, 2023

  • Sudoku, May 18 - Solution

    May 18, 2023