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Time to pull the plug on Cougar Dam?

A pair of unlikely partners agree on at least one thing: two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hydroelectric projects in the Willamette River basin should no longer generate power. The Native Fish Society...

 

More Than Cold Feet

I have fallen in love with a wonderful and engaging woman. In the course of our dating, I see this woman in my future and am having thoughts of asking her to marry me. However, I have learned that...

 

GOLDEN AGE OF HOLLYWOOD - Crossword

ACROSS 1. *____ Code, or self-censorship guidelines for movies 5. Ship pronoun 8. ____ vera plant 12. Tiny piece of anything 13. Dateless one 14. Twist and distort 15. "Animal House" party garb 16....

 

Fish with care during heat wave

It’s going to be a scorcher out there, and fish will be feeling the heat, too. Fish early in the day when water temperatures are cooler. * Look for trout in deep, high elevation lakes or shaded streams near headwaters. These places are often...

 

Historic heatwave could result in reduced air quality this weekend

Historic heat forecasted for Lane County this weekend may degrade air quality. The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA) expects higher concentrations of ground-level ozone, or smog, around the...

 

$27.5 million approved for River Recovery

The 2021 session of the Oregon legislature voted to approve more than $600 million for communities impacted by the 2020 Labor Day wildfires. In the McKenzie River area, six grant requests were...

 

Private timberlands close for Fire Season

With a combined timberland acreage of around 600,000 acres, a group of private timberland owners consisting of Seneca, Lone Rock Resources, Giustina Resources, Campbell Global, and Giustina Land & Timber Company, closed public access to their lands...

 

Rate increase may be coming

LEABURG: Utility rates and the fate of a dewatered canal proved to be on the minds of people who showed up for last Wednesday's Eugene Water & Electric Board meeting. Answers to the questions they...

 

Cyclists savored last auto-free weekend

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

 

Prisoner escaped by back door during conjugal visit

It was a few minutes after midnight on May 17, 1974, and the Oregon State Penitentiary employee sitting in his car outside the Salem Motel 6 was starting to get nervous. He was there to supervise a...

 
 By Kym Pokorny    Garden    June 24, 2021

Grow the best tomatoes

Knowing the whys and hows of tomato diseases gives gardeners a leg up for successfully growing the most-treasured of vegetables. Brooke Edmunds, a horticulturist with Oregon State University...

 

Chambers Foundation backs VMCC

The Board of Vida McKenzie Community Center is pleased to announce receipt of $13,000 from the Chambers Family Foundation to support the rebuilding of the Center’s facilities, destroyed in the Holiday Farm Fire. With the addition of this grant...

 

Sheriff's Report - June 24

June 13: 2:41 p.m: Rescue Operation - Lat: 44.0823 Long: -122.3987. The Oregon Department of Forestry reported a patient with an ankle injury down a very steep embankment. Lane County Sheriff Search and Rescue responded and assisted with rescuing...

 

OSP Report - June 24

June 16: 06:18: Disturbance, General – Hwy. 126E, Milepost 27. A motorist was arrested after a tow operator responded to assist the disabled vehicle. The motorist had a disagreement with the tow operator and became aggressive. The tow operator...

 

McKenzie Fire Report - June 24

June 13: 14:33: 8100 Rd., Weyerhaeuser. Medical, Trauma. Patient Extricated, 1 Transported. 17:06: McK. Hwy. Milepost 14. Smoke Scare. Unable to Locate. 18:24: 40000 block, McK. Hwy. Public Assist. Assist Homeowner. 22:50: McK. Hwy. Mp. 24. Motor...

 

Upper McKenzie Fire report - June 24

June 15: 04:45: Motor Vehicle Accident - Milepost 3, Clear Lake Cutoff. Semi in the ditch, trailer on the side, cab on the side & tires off the ground. 10:06: Medical - 91664 Alma Dr. Female patient. June 16: 08:09: Medical - 56502 N. Bank Rd....

 

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