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Riparian work begins for floodplain restoration

FINN ROCK: "It is important that the restoration work be completed before the salmon arrive from the Pacific Ocean in early September," according to Daniel Dietz, the McKenzie River Trust's Conservati...

 

Cougar slope still shedding boulders

COUGAR RESERVOIR: Willamette National Forest officials report Drive (Forest Service Road 19) remains closed to through traffic near milepost 52 due to continued safety hazards. Inspections have shown...

 

Forest seeks concessionaires

The Willamette National Forest is looking for contractors to operate campgrounds and other government-owned recreation fac-ilities. Sites include campgrounds, day use areas and boat launches divided into two packages. The north package is for 28...

 

Readers welcome library's return

RAINBOW: Over 65 people showed up for the July 5th ribbon cutting ceremony at the Upper McKenzie Community Center. What they found was a large selection of books, audiobooks, and DVD's to borrow, as...

 
 By Alex Cuyler    Opinion    July 15, 2021

2021 Oregon Legislature wrap up: Wildfire policy and new resources

The 2021 Oregon Legislature convened in early February. Among its first orders of business was the formation of two wildfire committees; one in the House and one in the Senate. The House Committee was a “special” committee, with its only charge w...

 

Sheriff's Report - July 15

July 6: 4:43 a.m: Suspicious Subject - McK. Hwy. Quartz Creek Rd. A subject associated with a white Dodge pickup was seen walking in the area with a flashlight. The subject claimed to the caller that he was a contractor with state forestry. 3:06...

 

OSP Reports - July 15

July 8: 18:29: Disorderly Conduct – Hwy. 126E, Milepost 48. Troopers responded to a citizen complaint of a disorderly combative male that was running into traffic. The male was taken into custody, resisted arrest, and was subsequently placed into...

 

McKenzie Fire Report - July 15

July 5: 17:47: 46000 block, Goodpasture Rd. Area check for smoke. Unable to Locate. July 6: 16:23: Quartz Creek Rd. /FS Rd.2618. Area check for smoke. Service Area/ Out of District. 17:01: 38000 blk, McK. Hwy. Medical, Trauma. Patient Refusal....

 

Upper McKenzie Fire Report - July 15

July 6: 13:28: Medical – 54000 block, McK. River Dr. Female, Conscious, Breathing. July 9: 12:54: Fire Alarm – 91000 blk, Mill Creek Rd. Fire alarm, smoke detectors inside. 16:33: Motor Vehicle Accident – Milepost 9, Clear Lake Cutoff. Single...

 

Stewart Holbrook preserved the spirit of mid-century Oregon

Ninety-eight years ago, in a logging camp deep in the forests of British Columbia, a logger in a funny hat walked up to a big stump, an ax in his hand. Taking off the hat - it was a battered bowler,...

 
 By Kym Pokorny    Garden    July 15, 2021

How to care for heat-damaged plants

e distraught by the damage suffered by their plants during the recent heat wave. Questions have come pouring into Oregon State University Extension Service and experts weigh in on what to do now....

 

Crossword 7-15

ACROSS 1. E-wallet content 6. Pen ____ 9. *Rubik's ____ 13. Bryan Stevenson's "Just ____" 14. *____-Wan Kenobi 15. Egyptian falcon-headed deity 16. Top of a steeple 17. *"____-I-Am" 18. Vernacular...

 

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I am a 36-year-old woman. I purchased a home with my husband five years ago. Shortly after, things went downhill, just like my first marriage. He didn't pay attention to me, I was lonely, and I felt...

 

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