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Articles from the May 27, 2021 edition

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EWEB to upgrade wildfire safety plans

EUGENE: “Although programs and practices are already in place to help prevent wildfires, the Eugene Water & Electric Board is developing a distinct Wildfire Mitigation Plan,” according to a report from the utility’s Assistant General Manager,...

 

Lane Electric receives $3.7 million for storm repairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley on Monday announced that Lane Electric Cooperative will receive a $3.72 million federal grant for repairs from the February 2019 snowstorm...

 

More riparian restoration

FINN ROCK: A 60-acre construction zone will take shape within weeks just downstream from the old Rockabye Cabins site in Finn Rock. During the project to restore riparian habitat, water will be...

 

Grant helps to rebuild VMC center

re, the Oregon CommunityCredit Union Foundation formed a Fire Relief Fund to support fire relief efforts in the region. At the suggestion of a neighbor, Mandy Jones, the Vida McKenzie Community Center applied for a grant to help cover some of the...

 

Utility pledges to put more lines underground

During a Monday night online meeting, Lane Electric Cooperative General Manager Debi Wilson said the utility is planning to put more of its lines underground to offset the impacts of natural disasters. “We’re committed to rebuilding the McKenzie...

 

McKenzie Eagles Sports Report - May 27

Levi Lockart and Trent Peek Grab Third Place Finishes At Outback Invitational McKenzie Track and Field athletes Levi Lockart and Trent Peek each brought home third place finishes earned Friday, May...

 

Sheriff's Report - May 27

May 17: 6:51 a.m: Alarm - 90800 block, La Lone Rd. 11:57 a.m: Illegal Dump - Wendling Rd. & Spur Rd. 12:17 p.m: Hit & Run - 39200 blk, McK. Hwy. 1:50 p.m: Theft - 92100 blk, Marcola Rd. Undisclosed property was stolen from a shed and shop. 11:34...

 

Oregon State Police Report - May 27

May 23: 09:54: Warrant Arrest. Troopers were conducting a boat patrol on the McKenzie River below Leaburg Dam. During the patrol, an angler was contacted on the river’s bank. The angler did not have a 2021 resident angling license. A records check...

 

McKenzie Fire & Rescue Report - May 27

May 17: 14:08: 51000 block, McK. Hwy. Medical, Heart. Mutual Aid Provided. May 19: 9:17: 88000 blk, Millican Rd. Medical, General. 11:39: 79 st & South C St. Check for Smoke. Legal Burn Pile. 15:54: 44000 blk, McK. Hwy. Medical, General. Patient...

 
 By Finn J.D. John    History    May 27, 2021

Fort Rock's legendary Reub Long could spin a wild yarn

There was a time, and it was not too long ago, that the state of Oregon had something of a reputation as a place for great liars. Now, by "great liars," I mean tellers of the GOOD kind of lies, not...

 

Slugs on the loose and chomping through gardens

It's spring and that means it's time to start slugging it out with one of the gardener's most familiar, frustrating and certainly slimiest pests. You guessed it, slugs are ready to pounce – or,...

 

May 27 Crossword

STATEPOINT CROSSWORD THEME: 1970s LYRICS ACROSS 1. *Carole King: "But you're ____ ____ away" 6. "I Thee ____" 9. Ring practice 13. Hacienda brick 14. *Billy Joel: "I love you just the way you ____"...

 

Direct Answers - Taking a Hint

I’ve had a long and rocky road with a friend who reminds me we’ve known each other for over 20 years. Recently, during my two-year engagement, I had a revelation about how much of a dud my...

 

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