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Doodles By Barry McWilliams

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Gardening Tips

From: MOTHER EARTH NEWS Story by: Ellen Sandbeck Summertime, and the living is too mosquitoey and itchy? It’s a common complaint. And mosquitoes are not only a nuisance - they can also spread West Nile virus. Wearing loose, light-colored pants...

 

Jeanette Louise Mastrantonio

MANZANITA, OR: Jeanette Louise Mastrantonio died on May 8th in Manzanita. She was 73 years old. She was born on September 1st, 1938 in Eugene. She graduated from the McKenzie River High School and the University of Oregon. She was the first Public...

 

Steven Austin

Steven L. Austin, 53, of Spirit Lake, Idaho, and Walterville, Oregon, passed away on July 5th at the University of Washington Medical Center’s Cancer Clinic surrounded by friends and family. Memorial services will be scheduled...

 

Rainbow, Oregon

Rainbow   Milepost 47.1   McKenzie River Drive travels along the north bank of the river through the community of Rainbow. Historic Holiday Farm, once a stage stop for travelers, is located here. It is also the home of the Belknap...

 

McKenzie River Fish Fry

There's Nothin' Like a Fresh Caught Dinner . . . This video, taken by ________, and posted on YouTube™, shows the feast from start to finish.   ...

 

Preparing for the Cascade Cycling Classic

ODOT Rolls with Cascade Cycling Classic Type the story here    ...

 

Hiking Trails

Backpacking Trails Big Lake Trail Area Blue River North Trail Area Box Canyon Trail Trail Area Foley Ridge Trail Area French Pete Trail Area McKenzie Pass Trail Olallie Trail Area   Day Hiking Alder Springs Campground Big Lake Area Big...

 

Vida, Oregon

Vida   • MP 26.2: Goodpasture Covered Bridge: Built in 1938 it is 165 feet long, making it the second longest in Lane County. It was named for Benjamin Franklin Goodpasture. The old Thomson ferry site was located just east of the...

 

‘Girls in the Woods’ . . .

'Girls in the Woods' Looking for Enthusiastic Campers The Willamette National Forest, in partnership with Girls Scouts of America, is hosting a ‘Girls in the Woods’ outdoor extravaganza from July 30th to August 3rd on the...

 

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Dining

  From fine dining to takeouts for picnics Where to eat on the McKenzie River McKenzie Stage Stop Restaurant Homemade Soups, Prime Rib Burgers, Sandwiches, Salmon 38491 McKenzie Hwy., Cedar Flat River Stop Restaurant & Sports Bar Daily...

 

On Line Advertising at our Website

Who is looking at this site? Here's a snapshot of the 827 unique visitors who logged on mckenzieriverreflectionsnewspaper.com from May 26 to June 25, 2013 - and visited the site 1,016 times during that time frame:         We...

 

Advertising in the McKenzie River Reflections Newspaper

Display Ad Rates in McKenzie River Reflections Newspaper   For both a print and a digital newspaper     Published on newsprint since 1978 McKenzie River Reflections serves the eastern portion of Lane County - from the edge of the...

 

Points East on the McKenzie River, Oregon

Points East Editor’s Note: The following milepost numbers are approximations and begin after the junction of Scenic Hwy. 242 and Hwy. 126. When this section of Hwy. 126 (Clear Lake Cutoff) was completed the milepost numbers were changed an...

 

Leaburg, Oregon

Leaburg Named for the first postmaster Leander Cruzan, in 1877. A name change to Jim Town happened in the early 1900’s - in honor of a local store owner. The Leaburg school was built in 1923. A public library occupies part of the old...

 

Blue River, Oregon

Blue River   Milepost 41.3   A community nestled beside a river of the same name. It was settled in the 1800’s by the Sparks family. In 1863, gold was discovered in the area and the Blue River Mining District was established. At...

 

Bird Watching

Bird watching opportunities in the McKenzie River area Prime Time to Spot Hummingbirds in Oregon By Chris Thomas, Oregon News Service It's hard to believe summer is coming to an end, but the birds know it. People who band hummingbirds in order to...

 

Cedar Flat, Oregon

• Milepost 10.5:  Cedar Flat is the gateway to the McKenzie Valley. This area was once home to early McKenzie pioneer Samuel Sparks, who also homesteaded in the Blue River area, 30 miles to the east. In the late 1800’s this thriving...

 

McKenzie Bridge, Oregon

McKenzie Bridge   • MP 50.9: McKenzie Bridge Campground, Forest Service fee. • MP 51.1: Early settlers called McKenzie Bridge Strawberry Prairie. Lew Powers operated the area’s first store. Horse Creek Road leads up into...

 

Walterville, Oregon

Walterville This community was named after Walter Millican, son of a pioneer family whose descendents have lived in the area since the 1860’s. The Millican Century Farm is located at mp 13 and is open for viewing by appointment only. A member...

 

Nimrod, Oregon

Nimrod   A small river community that was famous in the days of the White Water Parade. Thousands of folks were fed a picnic lunch nearby on “West’s Bar.” This is a beautiful, sandy area located on property once owned by the...

 

Lodging & RV Parks

Lodging Duck Inn On Leaburg Lake The Wayfarer Resort 46725 Goodpasture Road, Vida Riverside Inn 45441 McKenzie Hwy., Vida McKenzie River Inn B&B 49164 McKenzie Hwy., Vida Eagle Rock Lodge 49198 McKenzie Hwy., Vida...

 

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