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Articles from the June 23, 2022 edition

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"Short" Leaburg Canal is on the list

EUGENE: "This is probably the biggest decision you'll ever make on this board unless we have to hire another general manager," was the advice Eugene Water & Electric Board president John Brown had...

 

First dirt!

VIDA: After many months of enthusiastic fundraising efforts, Vida McKenzie Community Center is breaking ground on the new Center building. Increased building costs have resulted in a funding gap of...

 

Music plans are hatching

VIDA: What started as casual brainstorming among friends for ways to bring neighbors and tourists together has become Caddisfly Concerts, and the first show is slated for Sunday, June 26th. Three...

 

Historic sites gaining protection

Cultural resource specialists with the Portland District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) have finalized an agreement that will enhance the protection of historic and cultural resources across the Willamette Valley, where the Corps...

 
 By Ken Engelman    Opinion    June 23, 2022

Ridin' the Rapids

Which clinic? Many people still say they go to the "McKenzie River Clinic" even though the name was retired when the nonprofit, formed in 1974, changed its title to McKenzie Valley Wellness. The MRC...

 

Sheriff's Reports - June 23

June 13: 11:16 a.m: Assist OSP - McK. Hwy. & Deerhorn Rd. 5:34 p.m: Unlawful Entry Motor Vehicle - Walterville Pond trailhead. 5:59 a.m: Suspicious Conditions – McK. Hwy. & Milepost 35-36, A caller suspected that tree crews were cutting live trees...

 

OSP Reports - June 23

June 18: 20:08: Crash, Injury – Hwy. 126E, Milepost 13. When troopers arrived on the scene they found one vehicle had left the roadway and overturned. It was determined the driver had fallen asleep. Both the driver and passenger were transported...

 

McK Fire Report - June 23

June 13: 11:05: 1000 block, South C. St. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. 11:13: 38000 blk, McK. Hwy. Motor Vehicle Accident. Non-blocking, Non-injury. 12:40: 45000 blk, Goodpasture Rd. Medical, Heart. Patient Assessed, No transport...

 

Upper McK Fire Report - June 23

June 17: 14:42: Medical – 91000 block, Alma Dr. Female patient. June 18: 18:50: Medical – 48000 blk, McK. Hwy. Male, Conscious, Breathing. 21:43: Motor Vehicle Accident - McK. Hwy./Milepost 55. Two vehicles involved. The Upper McK. Fire District...

 

Steamboat explosions on the upper Willamette

It was a peaceful, happy spring morning in the little river town of Canemah, situated just above Willamette Falls - or, rather, it started out that way. It was April 8, 1854 - the very dawn of the...

 
 By Kym Pokorny    Garden    June 23, 2022

Trapped heat is deadly to garden pests

Pests of all kinds plague plants relentlessly throughout the summer season. Many gardeners would rather not turn to chemicals as a solution. One option is soil solarization - a fancy term for a...

 

Direct Answers

I am a happily married woman with school-aged children. I am also in love with "Steven," a man I knew back in college. Though there was undeniable magnetism between us when we met, I was already...

 

Crossword

ACROSS 1. Cutting the mustard 5. French vineyard 8. Expression of satisfaction 11. Chicago's Navy ____ 12. Not that 13. Lock horns 15. Sound of pride 16. Tom Hanks' character had this in...

 

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