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Articles from the May 25, 2023 edition


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  • Canal controversy continues

    May 25, 2023

    LEABURG: "My front door would be about five feet from the highway you folks want to put in," was the way Dane Palmer explained his opposition to the Eugene Water & Electric Board's proposal to use the street he lives on. He wasn't the only Leashore Drive resident to tell the utility they were also opposed to plans to remove a bridge and widen their roadway to access properties on Leaburg Dam Road. During EWEB's May 16th upriver meeting, others like Tammy Felton, also told the utility's...

  • Special tribute to victims and survivors of the Thurston High School tragedy

    May 25, 2023

    On Saturday, June 3, as part of Wear Orange Weekend and National Gun Violence Awareness Day, volunteers with the Oregon chapter of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, in partnership with the Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, will host a Wear Orange event to honor the lives of those affected by gun violence and elevate gun violence prevention efforts nationwide. This Eugene/Springfield community event will include a special tribute to the victims and survivors of the Thurston High School shooting, which happened 25 years ago and...

  • May 16 Election results

    May 25, 2023

  • Get paid for shade

    May 25, 2023

    The ecological benefits of forests along a river’s edge benefit fish and wildlife habitats. They also help improve water quality by shading the stream, filtering out excess sediments and nutrients, as well as eventually contributing large wood to build instream habitat complexity in the river. Shade is important because solar radiation can warm the water too much for native cold-water fish such as salmon, trout, and lamprey during critical times in their life cycles. Thanks to a new program p...

  • Driver safe in Camp Creek crash

    May 25, 2023

    A 17-year-old female was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries on May 22nd following an accident at 7:10 p.m. The single-occupant wreck involved a 2005 Ford F250 pickup and occurred at Milepost 1 of Camp Creek Road. Investigators report the truck was traveling westbound when it failed to negotiate a curve. It crossed over the oncoming eastbound lane and struck a concrete barrier. The truck then flipped and came to rest on its roof in the eastbound lane. The day...

  • Salute to Veterans

    May 25, 2023

  • Letter to the Editor

    May 25, 2023

    The results of this election and the renewal of the Lane County Public Safety Levy show that this community remains committed to our safety. I am very thankful that Lane County residents recognize the need for a functional jail system including local jail beds to help hold those accused of violent and dangerous crime accountable. Renewal of this levy will allow the Lane County Jail to continue to operate with a minimum of 255 local jail beds, as well as 8 youth detention beds and 8 youth treatment beds at Lane County Youth Services. Renewal of...

  • Guest Opinion

    May 25, 2023

    Many veterans struggle with substance use and mental health disorders, often leading to overdose and suicide. On Memorial Day, millions of Americans will take time to honor the memory of those men and women who lost their life while serving in the U.S. military. Outside of this day, we must never forget the veterans who lost the battle against addiction and mental illness and the many more who are still struggling. Fortunately, there are supports and ways families can help. In Oregon are over 280,000 veterans. Most of these vets are wartime vet...

  • JP Doodles

    Barry McWilliams|May 25, 2023

  • McKenzie Sports Report - May 25

    Cliff Richardson|May 25, 2023

    McKenzie Varsity Sports Schedule This Week The McKenzie Varsity Track and Field Season has concluded. There are no events scheduled. McKenzie At 1A-SD2 District Championships McKenzie's Varsity Track and Field teams participated in the 1A-SD2 District Championships last Saturday, May 20, held at the Summit Track Complex at Summit High School in Bend. The 1A meet was held simultaneously with the 5A-4 IMC meet, which featured six 5A schools and 25 1A schools. The McKenzie Boys Track and Field team finished 25th in the team scoring with 3 points...

  • NewsArk

    May 25, 2023

    Reprinted from the August 21, 2002, edition of McKenzie River Reflections By Maureen Trullinger, nee Barrows In about 1934 my parents, Maurice and Rose Barrows, decided they wanted to buy and run a resort on the West Coast - at least my father did. I'm not sure how Mother felt about that. Much later she told me she was a "big-city girl" and had not been really happy living in the mountains. They researched and wrote letters to real estate brokers, then drove west from Indiana to look over...

  • Home-grown habitats

    Erica Browne Grivas, OSU|May 25, 2023

    Tips for picking pollinator-attracting plants for your garden Pollinators need our help. From birds and bees to butterflies and other crucial insects, pollinators’ numbers are declining as loss of habitat, weed pressure, and climate change chip away at delicate ecosystems. The myriad ways they support the planet include helping to create one out of three bites of food we take. But there’s good news — homegrown habitats can make a difference. In “Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservat...

  • Sheriff's Report - May 25

    May 25, 2023

    May 14: 8:05 a.m: Theft - 59200 blk, N. Belknap Springs Rd. Two bicycles were reported to have been stolen from a truck in a parking lot. They are described as a ‘Switchblade’ mountain bike that’s blue with red lettering and a ‘Mach429’ bike that’s green with white lettering. May 15: 11:31 a.m: Theft, Follow Up - 59200 blk, N. Belknap Springs Rd.5:46 p.m: Assist Fire department - 7500 blk, Thurston Rd. May 16: 11:26 a.m: Assist Public - 88800 blk, Bridge St. 12:00 p.m: Theft - 59200 blk, N. Belknap Springs Rd. 8:36 p.m: Shots Fired - 39000 blk...

  • OSP Report - May 25

    May 25, 2023

    May 21: 18:32: Assist Outside Agency – Hwy. 126 E & Holden Creek Lane. Troopers assisted LCSO deputies with a vehicle pursuit on Hwy. 126. Spike strips were successfully deployed near Milepost 18. The vehicle came to a stop after losing all tires and the female driver was taken into custody. Involved: gold Honda Accord, 38-year old female from Florence....

  • McK. Fire Report - May 25

    May 25, 2023

    May 15: 12:38: 45000 block, Goodpasture Rd. Fire, Brush. Fire Extinguished. 17:35: 7500 blk, Thurston Rd. Fire, Structural. Fire Extinguished.. 17:52: 88000 blk, Buck Point Way. Medical, General. Patient Transported. 20:29: 1000 blk, Billings Rd. Medical, Trauma. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. May 16: 7:31: 89000 blk, Upper Johnson Creek Rd. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. 17:25: 8700 blk, McK. Hwy. Carbon Monoxide Alarm. False Alarm. May 17: 9:38: 46000 blk, McK. Hwy. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported....

  • Upper McK. Fire Report - May 25

    May 25, 2023

    May 16: 09:08: Public Assist – 55000 block, McK. River Dr. Battery outside the trailer is smoking and leaking, smells like rotten eggs, no flames seen. The Upper McK. Fire District board of directors will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21st, at the McK. Fire Station, 56578 McK. Hwy. in McKenzie Bridge....

  • Direct Answers

    Wayne and Tamara Mitchell|May 25, 2023

    My boyfriend's daughter (I'll call her Mary) got married six months ago. She is 19 and pregnant. My boyfriend (I'll call him John) didn't go to the wedding because he disapproved of her husband and the marriage. The reason he gave for not attending was it would make him a hypocrite in front of his other children if he went. This caused a huge rift between John and Mary, and they have not spoken since the wedding. Before this, they were very close, talking almost every day. Mary's baby is due...

  • Crossword

    May 25, 2023

    ACROSS 1. Bryan of "Summer Of '69" fame 6. Lake in Provence 9. ____ ____ good example 13. Hypotenuse/opposite side 14. Fuss, to Shakespeare 15. Pine 16. Filthy dough 17. Marxism or Taoism, e.g. 18. Skylit lobbies 19. *Outdoor repast 21. *Two-wheeling 23. Agreement word 24. *Climbing turf 25. "I wish I ____, I wish I might..." 28. Cracked by yegg 30. Cowardly color 35. Slightly (2 words) 37. Matterhorn location 39. Charles III's ex 40. She played Carla on "Cheers" 41. Nev.'s neighbor 43....

  • OUTDOOR FUN - Solution

    May 25, 2023

  • Sudoku

    May 25, 2023

  • Sudoku - Solution

    May 25, 2023

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