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NTSB releases report on fatal 2019 crash

MCKENZIE BRIDGE: In a report released this week, the National Traffic Safety Board cited a lack of pilot experience and weather conditions for contributing to an August 27, 2019, fatal airplane accident in McKenzie Bridge. Killed in the wreck was...

 

Thurston Hills clearcut blocked again

For the second time in three years, a plan to clearcut over 100 acres of forest from the Thurston Hills on the edge of Springfield has been deemed illegal by a federal judge. Opponents claimed the...

 

Temporary FEMA trailers coming to Rainbow

RAINBOW: Some area families should soon be able to return to living on the river again, after losing their homes in the Holiday Farm Fire last year. In an agreement between the Federal Emergency...

 
 By Cliff Richardson    News    June 3, 2021

Tree Planting Days This Week

Valor Family Farm and Cascade Relief Team are hosting a tree planting event this weekend, June 4 to June 6. Valor Family Farm owners Wes Ross and Jenny Stewart have over 10,000 conifer seedlings (and...

 

High-tech may pose risk to fisheries

New developments in recreational fishing technology – from the use of aerial drones and social media scouting reports to advances in hook design – are creating challenges for fisheries management...

 

Kendall backs VMCC

With underwriting from Kendall Auto Group’s Hope Project, Vida McKenzie Community Center is holding a family friendly BINGO Drive-Thru Fundraiser on July 10th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The entry cost is only $25 per person and includes one Bingo card...

 

Sheriff's Report - June 3

May 24: 1:10 a.m: Suspicious Conditions - 47800 block, McK. Hwy. Caller found a plastic coffee cup lid next to his truck. Thinks former tenant may be involved. May 25: 9:22 a.m: Assist Outside Agency - Lat: 44.103842 Long: -122.237614. 11:32 a.m:...

 

Oregon State Police Report - June 3

May 28: 15:40: Traffic Crimes, All Except DUII – Hwy. 126E & Cedar Flat Rd. A motorist was stopped for a traffic offense near milepost 11. The driver was Driving While Suspended-Misdemeanor and had open containers in his vehicle. A licensed...

 

McKenzie Fire Report - June 3

May 23: 18:56: 44000 block, Canal Lane Illegal Burning. Fire Extinguished; no homeowner present. May 24: 11:57: 87000 blk, Cedar Flat Road Medical, General. Patient Assessed. 15:31: McK. Hwy./Greenwood Dr. Motor Vehicle Accident, Non-injury. Awaited...

 

Upper McKenzie Fire District Report - June 3

May 25: 23:27: Medical – 59000 block, N. Belknap Springs Rd. Patient keeps passing out. May 27: 17:38: Motor Vehicle Accident – 90000 blk, Aufderheide Dr. Single vehicle. May 30: 19:43: MVA – 52000 blk, McK. Hwy. Vehicle into mailbox after...

 
 By Finn J.D. John    History    June 3, 2021

Lotus Isle, Oregon's most surreal amusement park

For a small group of Portland-area businessmen in 1929, opportunity was knocking - or so they thought. Jantzen Beach, the legendary swim-and-play amusement park on Hayden Island in the Columbia...

 

Direct Answers - Low Standards

My boyfriend of nine years and his two kids moved miles away today. He left because I asked him to. But now that he is gone, I feel lonely and confused. I want to live my life not having to explain...

 
 By Kym Pokorny    Garden    June 3, 2021

Save money and help the planetwith sustainable garden practices In a world of increasing cl

In a world of increasing climate change and the invasion of more exotic insects and pests, sustainable gardening is more important than ever. We can all do our part to help by changing our practices ...

 

Crossword Puzzle - NIGHT AT THE THEATER

STATEPOINT CROSSWORD ACROSS 1. *Treble or bass ___ 5. Pharaoh's cobra 8. *Zeus' sister and wife, and character in Broadway musical "Xanadu" 12. Hair-dwelling parasites 13. QuinceaÒera or bat...

 

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