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In touch with the past

VIDA: The Holiday Farm Fire destroyed the building but not the treasure buried inside the foundation of the Vida McKenzie Community Center (VMCC). But last Friday people weren't too sure their search...

 

Rolling into Rainbow

RAINBOW: Close to nine months after the Holiday Farm Fire, some families should soon be able to return to living on the river again. The first of up to 17 temporary trailers funded by the Federal...

 

McKenzie students complete local restoration projects

Ten McKenzie High School students recently completed a Restoration Class in which they had the opportunity to help their local community recover from the Holiday Farm Fire. The grant funded program featured completion of local service projects and...

 
 By Ruth West    News    August 5, 2021

Inside the Time Capsule

History of the McKenzie River Club, Inc. The McKenzie River Active Club was organized November 4, 1941, by members of the McKenzie River Grange, for the purpose of having a social organization that would also work for the welfare of the McKenzie...

 

Ready to Rebuild

’Brien Memorial Library was destroyed by the Holiday Farm Fire that affected the entire Blue River community. Soon after the loss of our library, efforts were started by a few determined individuals to find grant money and raise funds to rebuild....

 

Land Use disaster

I think we need to petition the Governor to declare a National Disaster on Lame County’s Land Use & building permitting. The Holiday Farm Fire was a horrible experience but not much compared to Lane County Land use Soon it will be another winter...

 

Social cancelled

With much discussion and careful consideration it has been decided that the safest and most responsible action to take at this time is to cancel the August 14th Popsicle Social Event due to the increase in COVID numbers in Lane County and Oregon and...

 

Local foods celebrated

When conventional food supply chains had difficulties adapting at the start of the pandemic, farmers markets and local food systems clearly displayed the resiliency of short supply chains as interest in local foods spiked nationwide. Farmers markets...

 

Sheriff's Reports - August 5

July 24: 8:42 p.m: Disturbance, Dispute - 45900 block Goodpasture Rd. A resident attempting to cut down a tree reported that people moved his cones and created an unsafe situation. An additional caller stated that the resident cutting the tree did no...

 

OSP Reports - August 5

July 26: 21:19: Traffic Crimes, All Except Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants - Hwy. 126E, Milepost 45. Stopped driver for an observed violation. The driver was Misdemeanor/Suspended for DUII and cited and released in lieu of custody. Involve...

 

McKenzie Fire Reports - August 5

July 26: 15:15: McK. Hwy. Milepost 20. Assist Police. Assessment and refusal. 18:25: Quartz Creek Road/McK. Hwy. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, Refusal. July 27: 10:03: 49000 block, McK. Hwy. Smoke Scare. Out of District, Handled by ODF. July...

 

Upper McKenzie Fire Reports

July 26: 18:22: Medical - Quartz Creek Rd./McK. Hwy. Female patient. July 29: 03:32: Medical – 51000 block, McK. Hwy. Female, Conscious, Breathing July 30: 01:53: Forest Fire - McK. Hwy./Blue River Reservoir Rd. Caller advises fire is on a flat...

 

Oregon's own Snidely Whiplash

When you're watching a melo-drama, you know right away who the villain is. That's him over there, twirling a sinister handlebar moustache beneath a sleek silk hat and telling the pretty widow and her...

 
 By Kym Pokorny    Garden    August 5, 2021

Keeping soil pH in the right range is essential

Often not considered, soil pH has as much effect on plant health as disease, insects, drought and drainage. Keeping pH in the right range for certain plants is essential, according to Weston Miller,...

 

Direct Answers

What advice would you have for a retired couple who twice came to the financial aid of their adult son? The first time he was laid off and unable to make payments. The second time he racked up...

 

Crossword - August 5

ACROSS 1. ____'s razor 6. Credit card-related acronym 9. Goes with rave 13. Garlic mayo 14. "Jack and the Beanstalk" exclamation 15. Echo sounder 16. Beauty shop 17. European Economic Community 18....

 

McKenzie Valley Long Term Recovery Group is seeking an Executive Director

McKenzie River area, eventually burning some 170,000 acres and causing catastrophic damage to homes, businesses, infrastructure, and the environment. The communities of Blue River and Vida were both hit especially hard and were almost complete...

 

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