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Police nab suspect in Leaburg killing

LEABURG: A 71-year-old man is dead and a 37-year-old is in jail for his killing following a Friday night altercation at the deceased man's residence. According to Lane County Sheriff's reports...

 

$6 million helping fire departments "staff up"

To boost capacity within the Oregon fire service, the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) has awarded $6 million in grants to Oregon's structural fire service agencies to hire fire fighting...

 

New fire drone based in Nimrod

NIMROD: The Oregon Dept. of Forestry's South Cascade District has added a drone, based out of the Holeman Guard Station that will be used for a variety of missions, The quadcopter unit is fitted with...

 

Large wood in streams?

Until the 1980s, pulling logs and trees out of streams was widely promoted across North America. Today, millions of dollars are invested every year to put sections of large wood back in streams....

 

New health worker at Orchid

BLUE RIVER: The Orchid Health McKenzie River Clinic in Rainbow has hired Daisy Cruz as its new Community Health Worker. Daisy holds a master’s degree in business administration and technical...

 

Ridin' the Rapids - July 14

River Reflections was launched by my wife, Louise, 44 years ago. We met while she was working at the Holiday Farm Resort where I was roofing the buildings. After falling in love and getting married in...

 

Letter to the Editor

Summer is in full swing and with that comes cookouts and gatherings where food is featured. As you plan your menu, keep local farmers in mind. Buying locally-produced food strengthens the local economy. According to the University of...

 

Sheriff's Report - July 14

June 29: 8:31 a.m: Burglary - 92000 blk, Maple Ln. A real estate agent advised that two squatters were located staying at a property that the agent was listing. 2:05 p.m: Vandalism, Criminal Mischief - 56600 blk, N. Bank Rd. Someone knocked over a...

 

OSP Report - July 14

July 1: 07:39: Crash, Non-Injury – Hwy. 126E & Canal Ln. Westbound trooper observed a vehicle driving east at a high rate of speed, checked their speed with the radar unit mounted in the patrol vehicle as 95 mph in a 55 mph zone. Trooper activated...

 

McKenzie Fire Report - July 14

July 5: 11:14: 45000 block, McK. Hwy. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. July 6: 0:48: 88000 blk, Twin Firs Rd. Medical, Trauma. Patient Refusal. 6:40: 88000 blk, Ross Ln. Public Assist. Lift Assist Only. 7:07: 37000 blk, Camp Creek...

 

Upper McK Fire Report - July 14

July 5: 11:30: Medical – 54000 block, McK. River Dr. Male, Conscious, Breathing. 20:54: Medical – 54000 blk, McK. River Dr. Female, Conscious, Breathing. July 7: 21:56: Medical – 54000 blk, McK. River Dr. Female, Conscious, Breathing. July 8:...

 

Vanport residents built nearly half of US WWII aircraft carriers

During the first year of the Second World War, the conflict in the Pacific was all about aircraft carriers. With a carrier, one could take the fight to the enemy. Without one, one could only huddle...

 
 By Kym Pokorny    Garden    July 14, 2022

Birds welcome variety that comes with backyard feeders

Even in summer when there's plenty of sustenance from plants and insects, birds welcome the variety of seeds and nuts offered in bird feeders. When putting out a banquet of supplemental food, high...

 

Direct Answers

I have a little problem that has been going on for a long time. I have no feelings whatsoever for anyone or anything. I feel so numb it isn't funny. Or rather I should say this is the face I show the...

 

PROBLEM SOLVED

Sandra McLean can't access her Rolling Stones tickets online and misses the concert. Does she deserve a refund? In 2020, I paid $637 to Ticket Liquidator for Rolling Stones concert tickets at the...

 

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER

When Allegiant Airlines pulls out of Bruce Sidaway's home airport, what happens to the $117 voucher he has? Allegiant isn't responding to his emails. But it should. I recently had to cancel a flight...

 

Crossword

ACROSS 1. Verdant 5. Vietnamese neighbor 8. "Before" prefix 11. Curved molding 12. *It rings at midnight on Christmas Eve at church 13. Yarn store unit 15. Relating to armpit 16. Criminal's surprise...

 

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