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Body found on Hwy. 242

SISTERS: On May 21st, Deputies from the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a report of a deceased male near the eastern snow gate of Hwy. 242. The corpse had been located by a...

 

"Lifeless" geese aren't dead

Recently, some people have been wondering why what they thought were dead geese on utility lines weren't decomposing. Instead what they've observed is a Eugene Water & Electric Board program to di...

 

Snapping turtles are worse than their bite

Snapping turtles, an invasive species in Oregon, are nesting this time of year and are more likely to be encountered on land which is an opportunity for the public to help out, wildlife officials...

 

Getting out & about again

In a one-two act, people had opportunities to socialize and not have to cook last weekend. Keeping the food coming at the Orchid Medical Clinic's Friday afternoon BBQ was Andy Aldrich, husband of...

 

Fire Season underway on BLM lands

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has issued special restrictions on all their public lands administered in Oregon and Washington beginning on May 27, until October 31. Prohibitions under the order include: 1. Discharging or using fireworks or...

 

Letter to the Editor

The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the attendant destruction, deaths, and war crimes against humanity have dramatically changed the status of our world, and It is a wake-up call for Europe to be ready to confront Russia. We are faced with a Russian...

 

New programs prioritize investment in rural communities

With the passage of the bipartisan infrastructure law last November—a $1.3 trillion investment in our nation’s infrastructure—major funding is now available to rural communities. These funds can be used to rebuild roads and bridges, invest in...

 

Sheriff's Report - May 26

May 16: 1:08 a.m: Hit & Run - 39400 blk, Deerhorn Rd. May 17: 9:06 a.m: Truck Inspection - Marcola Rd. Mp. 4. 10:44 a.m: Request Cover - McK. Hwy. Mp. 42. 10:44 a.m: Assist Oregon State Police - 91100 blk, McCauley St. 11:14 a.m: Welfare Check -...

 

OSP Report - May 26

May 19: 12:29: Criminal Mischief – Hwy. 126E, Milepost 9.9. Troopers responded to a Criminal Mischief complaint. CenturyLink employees advised subjects were damaging and attempting to steal phone lines. Damage was observed and tools to complete...

 

McKenzie Fire Report - May 26

May 16: 14:29: 40000 block, Deerhorn Rd. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, No transport. 14:52: Leaburg Lake. Public Assist. 2 people returned to shore. 15:12: 91000 blk, Alma Dr. Mutual Aid Request. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. May 18: 10:26:...

 

Upper McK. Fire Report - May 26

May 14: 17:15: Assist Police Dept. - 91000 block, Alma Dr. Female patient. 21:31: Medical – 91000 blk, Horse Creek Rd. Male, Conscious, Breathing. May 9: 15:00: Medical – 91000 blk, Alma Dr. Female, Conscious, Breathing. May 15: 17:13: Motor...

 
 By Finn J.D. John    History    May 26, 2022

Valsetz Star, edited by 9-year-old, won nationwide fame

If you'd taken a nationwide poll in 1939, asking people from outside Oregon to name as many Oregon towns as they could, the top three would probably be Portland, Salem - and Valsetz. Portland,...

 
 By Kym Pokorny    Garden    May 26, 2022

Permaculture: New course encourages sustainability, efficiency

As you walk from car to doorway, ripe blueberries wait to be plucked, the fragrance of basil reminds you of the pesto planned for dinner, a small slug meets its end before snacking on the lettuce...

 

Direct Answers

Six months ago I met a certain man through my father. After our introduction we talked, and he told me if I could meet him somewhere, he wanted to tell me something important. I didn't show up...

 

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER

When Jina Lee cancels a United Airlines flight, the airline promises her a credit. She never gets it. What does the company owe her? I recently canceled a United Airlines flight from San Francisco to...

 

PROBLEM SOLVED

Melissa Crespo receives a $2,060 ticket credit when she cancels her flights to Frankfurt. But now her online agency has told her she can only use 25 percent of the credit at a time. Can it do that? I...

 
 By Frank Engelman    Advice    May 26, 2022

Losing memories?

As we age, we tend to forget not only where we leave physical items or upcoming events, but also important memories such as names, past events, and locations. Alexa has a built-in feature called...

 

Crossword - May 26

ACROSS 1. Mauritania's neighbor 5. Arrest 8. Daughter of Zeus and Hera 12. Like fist of some rulers 13. Containing limestone 14. *"Misery" Oscar winner 15. Gulf War missile 16. Throat-clearing sound 1...

 

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