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Beyond the walls

LEABURG: People might feel what it's like to almost fall in love in Paris, nearly tumble to their death in Berlin, or barely escape from a Sahara sandstorm. Others could gain insights into how...

 

From stage stop to center stage

VIDA: What was once a turn-of-the-20th-century stagecoach stop will now be a place to stop again – for live musical performances. Chris and Leian DeLeon, owners of Gate Creek Ranch in Vida, and thei...

 

New Wilderness permits ready

New Central Cascades Wilderness permits for day use opened up over the weekend for the Deschutes Willamette and Deschutes National Forests. It began on June 15th and ends on October 15th, annually. Beginning June 13th, at 7 a.m., the reservation...

 

County accepting more recyclables

Lane County residents with curbside recycling carts and customers at all Lane County transfer stations can add #1 and #2 bottles, jars, and jugs to their recycling. This expanded list of items—which must be clean, dry, and larger than a tennis...

 

Aufderheide is open again

Fire recovery work on Forest Service Road (FSR) 19, also known as Aufderheide Drive, was completed this week and the road is now open to thru traffic from Highway 126 to Highway 58. Recreational...

 

Waterfowl no longer accepted for rehab due to avian flu risk

Many wildlife rehabilitators are currently not accepting waterfowl due to the spread of avian flu in wild birds. Because they can carry the virus without showing symptoms, allowing them into rehabilitation facilities can put all the birds at the...

 

Letter to the Editor

The Upper McKenzie Community Center is having its annual members meeting on Saturday, June 11th from 6 to 7:30 pm and you are invited. This year we will enjoy a Potluck so bring a dish to share and a beverage (non-alcoholic, please) and come visit...

 
 By Finn J.D. John    History    June 9, 2022

Taming the Rascal: Chambreau's redemption

In 1853, a French-Canadian gambler, fighter, and all-around rascal by the name of Edouard Chambreau arrived in the brand-new town of Portland, ready to go into business. Chambreau had just come from...

 
 By Kym Pokorny    Garden    June 9, 2022

Moles, voles and gophers dig your garden

Spring brings buds and blooms, but it also brings moles, voles, and gophers. The small mammals take gardeners to their knees to peer down tunnels, set traps, and toss in everything from kitty litter t...

 

Sheriff's Reports - June 9

May 30: 10:57 a.m: Assist Follow Up - 91200 block, Leavitt Ln. 5:58 p.m: Found Animal - Upper Camp Creek Rd. & Camp Creek Rd. May 31: 8:37 a.m: Assist, Follow Up - McGowan Education Center. 2:22 p.m: Disturbance, Dispute - 92200 blk, CARSON St. 2:51...

 

OSP Reports - June 8

June 3: 08:44: Police Officer Hold – Hwy. 126E, Milepost 16. Troopers responded to a hazard. It was reported a female was walking in the roadway, yelling at passing vehicles and waving her arms. Troopers arrive and determined the female was having...

 

McK Fire Reprt - June 9

May 27: 16:14: 48000 block, Conley Rd. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. 20:56: 39000 blk, McK. Hwy. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. May 28: 16:38: 35000 blk, Camp Cr. Rd. Power line down. Secured Area, Notified...

 

Upper McK Fire Report - June 9

June 1: 10:24: Medical – 54000 block, McK. River Dr. McK. River Dr. Female, Conscious, Breathing. June 2: 10:42: Medical – 51000 blk, Blue River Dr. Female, Conscious, Breathing. June 4: 18:59: Medical – 91000 blk, Marbrook Ln. Male,...

 

Direct Answers

My husband and I recently celebrated our sixth anniversary. We planned to build our dream home next spring, but that was postponed when I told him I wasn’t sure what I wanted anymore. My husband is...

 

PROBLEM SOLVED

When Olga Levy returns a Gucci bag to TJ Maxx, she expects a prompt refund. Instead, the company stalls. What's going on? I placed my order from TJ Maxx last year, and I paid via PayPal credit. I...

 

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER

When Jim LoScalzo's Vrbo host cancels his booking 24 hours before he checks in, he has to move to a hotel. Will Vrbo refund his bill? Our Vrbo host canceled our reservation less than 24 hours before...

 

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