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Articles from the July 22, 2021 edition

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Mountain rescuers had a busy week

Last Tuesday, around 4:06 p.m., the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Special Services Unit was dispatched to an injured 19-year-old hiker on the South Sister Climbers Trail about 300 feet from the...

 

Open campfire restrictions continue

The Willamette National Forest has implemented a total campfire restriction effective on Friday, July 23, at 12:01 a.m., to reduce risks of human-caused wildfires as dry conditions persist....

 

Judge orders fish protection now

U.S. District Court Judge Marco Hernandez outlined in a draft order last Wednesday actions that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must take to protect threatened wild spring chinook and winter steelhead at its Willamette Valley dams. The case has...

 

Vaccinated will be able to ride LTD buses for free

In August, Lane Transit District (LTD) will offer a boost with a Vaxpass free bus pass for people who are vaccinated against COVID-19. Federal regulations require all passengers and members of the public to continue wearing a face mask over the nose...

 

New Salmon plate is on sale now

Oregonians will soon have a choice about how they display their support for salmon habitat. A new salmon license plate design will be available September 1st, or Oregonians can opt for the classic...

 

Sheriff's Report - July 22

July 10: 12:22 p.m: Suspicious Conditions - 39000 block, McK. Hwy. Caller reported that a known felon was likely traveling to the Eugene area via Greyhound bus. Eugene PD also advised. July 11: 9:43 p.m: Disturbance, Dispute - 91900 blk, Marcola Rd....

 

OSP Report - July 22

July 12: 13:27: Motor Vehicle Accident – Hwy. 126E, Milepost 15. Involved: silver/aluminum Dodge Ram 1500. July 15: 20:05: Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Alcohol/Reckless Driving – Hwy. 126E, Mp. 11. A gray Ram pickup was traveling w...

 

McKenzie Fire Report - July 22

July 11: 18:01: Dreas Way/Milliron Rd. Brush Fire. Log Deck Fire, Patrolled for Spot Fires. 19:59: 88000 block, Bridge Street Medical, General. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. July 12: 13:28: McK. Hwy./Ross Ln. Motor Vehicle Accident. Patient...

 

Upper McKenzie Fire Report - July 22

July 10: 22:56: Motor Vehicle Accident - McK. Hwy./Milepost 51. Single vehicle. July 13: 06:40: Smoke Check - 91786 Mill Creek Rd. Caller is smelling a strong heavy odor of electric or plastic burning, can see a haze. 16:31: Water Rescue – Mp. 16,...

 

Auburn: A long-gone gold town's short but colorful past

A few dozen miles southwest of Baker City, if you know right where to look, you just might stumble across a few weatherbeaten gravestones - all that's left of an old cemetery. And that old cemetery...

 
 By Kym Pokorny    Garden    July 22, 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....

 

Direct Answers

My girlfriend Jessie and I were together four years. Recently, she went on a two-week family holiday. During those two weeks, I went for a night out with my work colleagues. I got extremely drunk and...

 

Crossword - July 22

ACROSS 1. *Baseball's "The Say Hey Kid" 5. TV tube in days of yore 8. Proof of age, pl. 11. Medicinal succulent 12. Toward shelter, nautically 13. White heron 15. Poet ____ Angelou 16. Where a bib is...

 

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