Articles from the August 4, 2022 edition

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Invitation to area taking shape

WALTERVILLE: Masons have been busy recently laying blocks and mortar in a downriver filbert field. The design involves a double-sided 20 ft. wide by 15 ft. tall structure that was designed for...

 

More areas reopening

The Willamette National Forest is restoring access to fire-affected areas. The Willamette National Forest has reopened its ranger stations and Supervisor’s Office to in-person business from 8 a.m....

 

Heat is affecting Oregon's fish

When in drought, fish and wildlife are stressed out. Officials are reminding the public that ongoing drought conditions can take a toll on Oregon’s fish and wildlife. While some parts of the state b...

 

Fire danger leads to land closures

Due to the increased risk of wildfires in the region, Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) closed its Oregon forestlands to public access, last Friday, July 29th. Officials said the decision to close the lands was based on several risk factors including...

 
 By Julia Shumway    News    August 4, 2022

Vote coming on gun safety

Oregonians will have the chance to decide in November whether the state should ban large ammunition magazines and require licenses for all gun owners, the Secretary of State’s Office confirmed....

 
 By Ken Engelman    Opinion    August 4, 2022

Ridin' the Rapids

For some people, repetition works best - so here it is again: McKenzie River Reflections won't be mailed to subscribers beyond the August 18th edition. After 44 years, the costs of printing and...

 

Letter to the Editor

I live on Goodpasture Road, some of us on Greenwood Drive and along McKenzie Hwy, and would like to inform you of an ingenious opportunity to help the McKenzie River Valley community. Since the Holiday Farm Fire, a small group of faithful volunteers...

 

Sheriff's Report - August 4

July 20: 1:51 a.m: Suspicious Subject - 44900 blk, Leaburg Dam Rd. An area resident reported seeing someone with a flashlight near the gate to her property. 9:29 a.m: Disorderly subject - Aufderheide Dr. & McK. Hwy. A female reportedly threw a stick...

 

McK Fire Report - August 4

July 25: 9:39: 40132 McK. Hwy. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. 13:41: 87827 Fawn Way Medical, General. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. July 26: 12:29: 38300 Wendling Rd. Mutual Aid Request. Standby For Mohawk RFD. 13:56: McK....

 

Upper McK Fire Report - August 4

July 27: 15:18: Fire – 57000 block, McK. Hwy. Battery exploded in garage bay,  still smoking. 16:32: Medical – 91000 blk, Alma Dr. Female patient. July 28: 12:56: Medical - 54000 blk, McK. River Dr. Female, Conscious, Breathing. 21:02: Medical...

 

Legendary Oregon hell-raising rustler Hank Vaughan: The early years

Crime, they say, does not pay. Yet it's pretty easy to look back through history and find examples of a certain kind of criminal for whom it did, handsomely, and for decades. With charisma, moxie and...

 
 By Kym Pokorny    Garden    August 4, 2022

Eco-friendly lawns require forethought to attract pollinators

To support pollinators, people have turned to creating eco-friendly spaces around their homes, including replacing their grass lawns with flowering plants. That's no easy task, according to Carolyn...

 

A Bride's Worst Nightmare

I need some serious advice. My boyfriend Jack and I met during our senior year in college. After graduation, we continued our relationship even though we live an hour apart. Last Christmas Jack...

 

PROBLEM SOLVED

When Theodore Schmiechen cancels his Delta flight, he receives credits for future travel. But the credits don't work, and the airline is making it difficult to book a new flight. What should he do? I...

 

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER

When Michelle Marshall's Turo rental gets repossessed, the car-sharing company offers her a partial refund. But what about her son's expensive epilepsy medication? Is Turo responsible for that? I...

 

Want joint activity with distant relative?

Your parent or relative lives far from you, or for whatever reason in person visits are not realistic. You have a way to talk with them via video already. But now you want something you can actually...

 

CROSSWORD

ACROSS 1. Frill on a blouse 6. Consumed 9. Toothy freshwater fish 13. *Site of famous Texas Revolution battle 14. "Losing My Religion" band 15. Opposite of crazier 16. Marine polyp 17. "____ Te...

 

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