McKenzie River Reflections - Make the McKenzie Connection!

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$102.5 million lawsuit filed targeting utilities

Last Friday, May 14th, lawyers representing 70 property owners filed a lawsuit against the Lane Electric Cooperative and Eugene Water & Electric Board seeking damages from the 2020 Holiday Farm...

 

Rural Business Development Grants in Oregon

The US. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making priority funding available for National Scenic Areas and other rural communities that have been devastated by wildfires. In all, $2 million will be...

 

Northwest water woes continue for 2021

Monthly estimates of available water supply in the Columbia River basin are continuing to drop after a month of record low rainfall in April. Eugene, Portland, and Lewiston, ID, all recorded their...

 

Address signs available

MCKENZIE BRIDGE: People have probably noticed the large, green reflective address signs on many properties along the McKenzie Highway. While they are very helpful for visitors unfamiliar with the...

 

Canal slows down for fish passage

WALTERVILLE: The Eugene Water & Electric Board started diverting less water into the Walterville Power Canal last Thursday afternoon. The change was aimed at increasing McKenzie River flows in the bypassed reach of the river to improve fish...

 
 By Finn J.D. John    History    May 20, 2021

Apollo 15 astronaut left a piece of Oregon on the moon

When the moon is full and hanging low in the sky over Central Oregon, take a good close look at it. In one of its craters, surrounded by tire tracks and boot prints and the abandoned "moon buggy," a...

 

Sheriff's Report - May 20

May 9: 4:02 a.m: Disturbance, Dispute - 92200 block, Murdoch St. Caller reported a verbal dispute between family members. Deputies responded and determined no crime had occurred. 6:37 a,m: Threat, Harassment - 47800 blk, McK. Hwy. Caller reported fin...

 

Direct Answers - Undernourished

A year after living with my girlfriend, with no shred of emotion, she breaks up with me. She tells me every little thing I do annoys her and that I've never done anything nice for her. She wanted a...

 
 By Kym Pokorny    Garden    May 20, 2021

Fall in love with colorful, dazzling dahlias

Dahlias are addictive, at least for Julie Huynh Moore, an Oregon State University Master Gardener, who plans to grow 2,000 by the end of May. That's quite an accomplishment for anyone, but...

 

SCREEN-FREE PLAYTIME

ACROSS 1. Ivory, in the bathroom 5. Letter of the ____ 8. Kiln for drying hops 12. Marine eagle 13. Muffin Man's Drury 14. Zest 15. Landlord's collection 16. Chieftain in Arabia 17. Frequently...

 

Oregon State Police Report - May 20

May 11: 10:53: Fish & Wildlife, Angling – S. Fork McKenzie below Cougar Dam. Observed a subject actively angling and illegally using bait. Contacted the subject and recognized him from a recent FW violation regarding the take and sale of sport...

 

McKenzie Fire & Rescue Report - May 20

May 10: 12:29: 49000 block, McK. Hwy. Brush Fire. Fire Extinguished. 7:44: 35000 blk, Camp Creek Rd. Medical, General. Disregarded En Route. 18:09: 46000 blk, McK. Hwy. Illegal Burning. Fire Extinguished. May 11: 11:54: Milepost 9, McK. Hwy. Motor...

 

Upper McKenzie Fire District report - May 20

May 15: 12:13: Illegal Burn - Cougar Dam Rd./W. King Rd. Unattended burn pile next to a tree stand in a wooded area. May 17: 11:05: Check Smoke – McK. Hwy./Milepost 40. Call about heavy smoke in the area - no active fire. 14:05: Medical – 51000...

 

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