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Vandals hit Walterville school's gardens

WALTERVILLE: Started over 20 years ago, the student garden at the Walterville Elementary School has been traditionally tended by the 5th-grade class. This year, when classes resumed after the...

 

Statewide Bottle Hunt is on

On July2, 1971, Governor Tom McCall signed into law the nation's first bottle and can redemption system, which has helped keep Oregon clean and pretty litter free for 50 years. Not only was it the...

 

Wildfire models predict less lightning-caused blazes

Human-caused wildfire ignitions in Oregon are expected to remain steady over the next four decades and lightning-caused ignitions are expected to decline, but the average size of a blaze from either cause is expected to rise, Oregon State University...

 

Scammers targeting EWEB customers

Over the holiday weekend, Eugene Water & Electric Board reports it has received multiple reports of scam attempts targeting customers. The scammers threaten people by telling them that that their electric and/or water services would be shut off if...

 
 By Kym Pokorny    Garden    July 8, 2021

Invasive jumping worms leap into Oregon

est that arrived in the United States in the 1920s as fishing bait and as hitchhikers on imported plants and soils, have vaulted into gardens and nurseries up and down the Willamette Valley corridor....

 

Moving forward

As many of you know the Upper McKenzie Community Center hosted the relief center, our version of a free community store, just after the Holiday Farm fire last September until March, helping our neighbors who had suffered so much get through the winte...

 

Thanks for Buch

At midnight on Labor Day, I joined a caravan evacuating the Holiday Farm wildfire which destroyed more than 500 homes and devastated 174,000 acres. Our lives were forever changed that night, never to be the same. Yet, the incredible support from...

 

Sheriffi's Reports - July 8

June 28: 2:13 pm: Suspicious Conditions - 35200 block, Camp Creek Rd. The occupants of a tan Chevrolet Malibu parked in the parking lot of an area business. They exited the vehicle with open alcohol containers and walked possibly down to the river....

 

State Police Report - July 8

June 28: 13:49: Warrant Arrest – Camp Creek Rd. & Marcola Rd. Watched a subject throw his garbage on the ground and prepare to leave in his vehicle. Contacted the subject and discovered he had a warrant for his arrest. The Failure To Appear warrant...

 

McKenzie Fire Report - July 8

June 28: 14:46: 7000 block, Thurston Rd. Medical, Trauma. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. 16:59: 44000 blk, McK. Hwy. Brush Fire. Fire Extinguished. June 29: 15:31: 44000 blk, McK. Hwy. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, Refusal. 16:45: Deschutes...

 

Upper McKenzie Fire Report - July 8

June 29: 11:49: Medical – 91000 block, McCauley St. Female, Conscious, Breathing. July 1: 20:36: 54000 blk, McK. Hwy. Female, Conscious, Breathing. July 3: 08:55: 57000 blk, North Bank Rd. Exposure - Male was in water for approx. 1 hour. 11:20:...

 

Crossword - 7/8

ACROSS 1. 1965 march site 6. Bottle top 9. Dried up 13. Can't see the forest for this? 14. *____ You Need is Love 15. ____-upper 16. End of a poem 17. Filmmaker Spike 18. Like a good athlete? 19....

 
 By Finn J.D. John    History    July 8, 2021

Buck Rogers-style police boat didn't work out for Portland

On the morning of April 23, 1936, the city of Portland was proudly preparing to launch its new harbor patrol boat, the Jack Luihn. It was going to be a big deal. Mayor LaGuardia of New York City was i...

 

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