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New bills offer support for rebuilding

FINN ROCK: Lane County officials came with good news but had to field a number of complaints when they spoke at a public meeting last Wednesday. On the good news front was the passage of Oregon...

 
 By Matt Sayre    News    June 17, 2021

Olympic hopefuls return to McKenzie Track

An international field of runners will be returning to McKenzie Community Track on June 22nd at 7:30 pm PDT for an event dubbed, "the McKenzie International." Through a partnership between Portland...

 

USDA launches grants for rural economics

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is launching a new program and accepting applications for grants to improve rural economic development by helping rural communities create...

 

Hwy 242 open to motor vehicles

The McKenzie Highway (OR 242) is now open for the season. It opened at 8 a.m. on June 21. The Oregon Dept. of Transportation advises people to contact either the Willamette or Deschutes National...

 

Covered bridge back in service

VIDA: The Goodpasture Covered Bridge, one of the most iconic in Lane County has been fixed. During an inspection earlier this year workers discovered spots of rot in the stringers that support that...

 

Northwest prepares for fire season

As recovery work continues from last year’s record fire season, federal land managers and fire, fuels and aviation officials in the Pacific Northwest say they are concerned, but well-prepared, for the 2021 season. The 2021 fire season is busy, alre...

 

New communications network planned

With the recent designation as a federal 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and a grant from the Chamber of Commerce, the McKenzie Community Communications (MCC) group says it’s ready to move forward. In April the MCC took over a free access public...

 

Sheriff's Report - June 17

June 6: 12:18 a.m: Armed Subject - 87300 block, Cedar Flat Rd. Caller received second hand information that a male at the location threatened to shoot the caller. Deputies responded and determined no crime had occurred. 7:48 a.m: Suspicious...

 

State Police Report - June 17

June 8: 23:48: Crash, Injury – Hwy. 126E, Milepost 17. Dispatched to a single vehicle crash. The vehicle was traveling westbound when it left the roadway and struck a power pole off of the shoulder. The driver was in transport to the Riverbend...

 

McKenzie Fire & Rescue Report - June 17

June 8: 11:35 47000 block, McK. Hwy. Odor Investigation. Used gas meter to inspect premises. 11:40: 39000 blk, Easton Lane Medical, General. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. 16:51: 41000 blk, Madrone Street Mistaken Alarm. Disregarded prior to...

 

Upper McKenzie Fire District Report - June 17

June 7: 20:48: Medical – 56000 block, McK. Hwy. Male, Conscious, Breathing. June 8: 14:26: Medical – 54000 blk, Caddis Ln.. Female, Conscious, Breathing. 17:15: Fire - McK. Hwy./Milepost 36. Mobile home on fire. 22:37: Medical - 55000 blk, McK....

 

Crossword - THE 4TH OF JULY

THEME: THE 4TH OF JULY ACROSS 1. Steps to the river, in India 5. Hot springs resort 8. Meal in a shell 12. Driver's misbehavior? 13. *Grilling technique 14. Medal of Honor descriptor 15. Cracked open...

 

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