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The $250 million question

EUGENE: The Triple Bottom Line (TBL) financial analysis report delivered to the Eugene Water & Electric Board last week was based on social, economic, and environmental factors. The TBL is...

 

Fire near Oakridge

By Tuesday, the Cedar Creek Fire near Oakridge had continued to grow. US Forest Service officials reported it was active on over 3,234 acres near Spirit Lake and on the southwestern flank. Fire...

 

Corps urges caution on waterways

Drownings and boating-related deaths needlessly continue claiming lives in Oregon, recently fueled by a heat wave, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Oregon State Marine Board (OSMB)...

 

Fire danger is high

Fire danger levels on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry Western Lane District and South Cascade District will be increased to “high” (yellow) last Saturday, August 6th. The escalation came on the heel of recent lightning...

 

Homeowners insurance deadlines extendedEmergency

The Oregon Division of Financial Regulation (ODFR) has determined that certain property and casualty insurers should extend timelines for policyholders who suffered losses during the 2020 wildfire season and who have been unable to rebuild or...

 

Sheriff's Reports - August 11

July 30: 12:09 p.m: Disturbance, Dispute -  88200 block, Tiki Ln. Neighbors in dispute over trespassing.  One neighbor reportedly fired a gun into the ground. Aug. 1: 3:01 p.m: Assist Motorist - 45900 blk, McK. Hwy. 3:13 p.m: Criminal...

 

OSP Reports - August 11

Aug. 1: 11:44: Crash, Non-Injury – Hwy. 126E, Milepost 30. Single vehicle, single occupant was driving west. The operator was driving at a rate of speed according to witnesses. The operator went onto the gravel shoulder on a corner, over...

 

McK Fire Report - August 11

Aug. 1: 11:44: McK. Hwy. Milepost 31. Motor Vehicle Accident. Non-Injury/Non-Blocking. 12:44: 40000 block, McK. Hwy. Medical, General. Patient Refusal. Aug. 2: 2:03: McK. Hwy. Mp. 30. MVA. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. 7:33: 90000 blk, Greenwood...

 

Upper McK Fire Report - August 11

Aug. 2: 22:13: Medical – 91000 block, Dearborn Island Rd. Male, Conscious, Breathing. Aug. 4: 05:18: Medical – 55000 blk, Delta Rd. Female, Conscious, Breathing. 06:43: Medical - 51000 blk, Blue River Dr. Female, Conscious, Breathing. 18:27:...

 

After frontier murder, suspect was auctioned off as a temporary slave

In the first month of 1852, everyone in the frontier community of Cynthian was talking about the big crime wave. Well, it was big by frontier Oregon standards. Although it was (and still is) the seat...

 
 By Kym Pokorny    Garden    August 11, 2022

Seven steps to water wise gardening

Though the first half of July was determinedly unlike summer, saving water is a keystone to responsible gardening no matter the weather. "We have a role to play in preserving our natural resources,"...

 

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER

When British Airways cancels Carrie Christensen's flight, she asks the carrier for a refund. Instead, it accuses her of missing her flight. Now it's refusing to return all her money. Can it do that? British Airways canceled my recent flight from...

 

PROBLEM SOLVED

Kay Talley returns a component of her Samsung 980 back to the company. The company receives it -- and then does nothing. Is she entitled to a refund or a return? I purchased a Samsung 980 Pro SSD...

 

Direct Answers

If I had to do it over again, I would not have gotten married. My husband and I are very passionate people. In a movie that would mean we make wild love and have an adventurous life. Unfortunately,...

 

CROSSWORD

ACROSS 1. *Beginning of a computer class? 6. Mandela's org. 9. Horned birds 13. Silly and insignificant 14. U.S. counterpart to British M15 15. Inuit skin boat 16. Long oar 17. Acronym, abbr. 18. Movi...

 

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