McKenzie River Reflections - Make the McKenzie Connection!

Articles from the July 1, 2021 edition

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 By Cliff Richardson    News    July 1, 2021

Runners bring Olympic Trials to McKenzie Track

The McKenzie River Valley is world-renowned for its cold, clear water, uniquely emerging from volcanic lava beds, which provide natural filtering and a relatively constant flow and temperature. Past US Presidents and other notable dignitaries have...

 

Emergency fishing regulations

ODFW has implemented emergency fishing regulations throughout the state to help protect fish during hot, dry weather. Fishing tips for beating the heat Get up early. Fish early in the morning when water temperatures are cooler and fish are more...

 

Forest-wide open fire restrictions includes wilderness areas

Open fire restrictions are now in effect on the Willamette National Forest as of Friday, July 2, at 12:01 a.m. This spring was significantly drier than normal with long-term drought persisting across much of the western Cascades. The recent heatwave...

 

Local fireworks show canceled

THe Tokatee Golf Club issued this statement today: After much thought, we have made the decision to cancel the Firework Show tonight. We still will be celebrating! Come on out for food trucks, a beer...

 

O'Brien Library to be back in operation

RAINBOW: Readers and library supporters are invited for a ceremony when the ribbon for a temporary replacement for the O’Brien Memorial Library is cut on July 5th, at 1 p.m. People are invited for...

 

Private lands shut for fire season

A group of private timberland owners decided on Monday to close public access to their lands. Seneca, Lone Rock Resources, Giustina Resources, Campbell Global, and Giustina Land & Timber Company combined own around 600,000 acres, in Western Oregon. W...

 

US Forest closures in effect

Five federal closure areas were announced this week by the U.S. Forest Service, that include all developed recreation sites, roads, and trails within the areas, except: Forest Roads 15, 19, 1900410,...

 

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER - July 1

Daniel Quinn-Shea's airlines cancel his flights to Lisbon during the pandemic. But Ovago, his online agency, is taking its time with a refund. Q: I booked four airline tickets from Seattle to Lisbon from Ovago, an online travel agency in December...

 

Crossword - July 1

ACROSS 1. Welsh dog breed 6. With juice, or au ____ 9. Pirate's yes, pl. 13. What a subordinate does 14. Cigarette residue 15. Chimney cleaner 16. Coffin holders 17. "Sheep be true! ___-ram-ewe!" 18....

 
 By Ken Engelman    Opinion    July 1, 2021

Ridin' the Rapids

“Looking good!” People have been telling me while delivering Reflections to stores and restaurants for the last two weeks. That’s because they liked seeing color photos rather than the print edition’s normal black & white front-page images....

 

To the communities around the Fires of 2020

Last year was the worst wildfire season for western Oregon and the Willamette and Mt. Hood National Forests in decades. As for the Forest Supervisors of these National Forests, we saw firsthand how the fires affected the lives of our communities, emp...

 
 By Tim Lau    Opinion    July 1, 2021

It Seems to Me….

r Day night 2020; nine months since the Holiday Farm Wildfire devastated more than 170,000 acres and destroyed more than a thousand structures and five-hundred homes in the McKenzie Watershed. Three seasons (Fall, Winter, and Spring) since thousands...

 

Sheriff's Report - July 1

June 22: 11:14: Illegal Burn – McK. Camp Rd./McK. Hwy: Caller concerned about people having fires in the park. 12:04: Shots Fired – 37000 blk, of Parsons Creek Rd: Caller hears three gunshots. No sounds of distress. 17:56: Disorderly Juvenile...

 

Oregon State Police Report - July 1

June 22: 17:08: Crash, Hit & Run - Hwy. 126E, Milepost 20. Unit #1 rear ended Unit #2 and tried to leave the scene. The driver from Unit 2 followed the suspect vehicle for several miles while honking his horn until Unit 1 pulled over. Trooper...

 

McKenzie Fire Report - July 1

June 21: 9:17: 40000 block, Tonga Ln. False Alarm, Disregarded. 12:58: McK. Hwy./Milepost 33. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, No Transport. June 22: 16:18: McK. Hwy. Mp. 20. Motor Vehicle Accident. Non-Injury/Non-Blocking. 17:56: 45000 blk, McK....

 

Upper McKenzie Fire Report - July 1

June 23: 16:56: Motor Vehicle Accident, Injury – McK. Hwy./Dexter St. Patient with injuries, not blocking. June 25: 11:36: Medical – 49000 block, McK. Hwy. Female, Conscious, Breathing. June 25: 22:20: Medical - McK. Hwy./Mp. 52. Male,...

 
 By Finn J.D. John    History    July 1, 2021

Oregon's most famous elephant led a colorful and tragic life

Under the light of a single bulb, in a big storage room at the University of Oregon's Museum of Natural and Cultural History in Eugene, are the bones of a famous onetime Oregonian named Ned. Ned had...

 
 By Kym Pokorny    Garden    July 1, 2021

Tips for gardening in extreme heat

People and plants need care to make it through heatwaves without wilting. Erica Chernoh, Oregon State University Extension Service horticulturist, offers some ideas to help keep yourself and your gard...

 

Direct Answers

I've never tried this before, but what the hell. A few years ago my husband of 10 years left me out of the blue. It was awful for my sons and me, though it was not a happy marriage. He was verbally...

 

Travel troubleshooter

Daniel Quinn-Shea’s airlines cancel his flights to Lisbon during the pandemic. But Ovago, his online agency, is taking its time with a refund. Q: I booked four airline tickets from Seattle to Lisbon from Ovago, an online travel agency in December...

 

Fire danger now "High"

The Willamette National Forest is moving to HIGH fire danger level today. Unattended campfires are likely to escape and fires may spread rapidly. Please use extreme caution with fire and extinguish...

 

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