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Sierra Pacific to acquire Seneca

EUGENE: Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) and Seneca have announced that SPI plans to acquire Seneca and affiliates, combining two complementary, family-owned forest products businesses with strong historical roots on the West Coast. Founded in 1953,...

 

$4.7 million granted to communities impacted by fires

The 2020 Community Rebuilding Fund, a collaborative effort led by the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) in partnership with Meyer Memorial Trust, The Ford Family Foundation and American Red Cross,...

 

Strikes light local fires

MCKENZIE BRIDGE: The Knoll Fire, located off Highway 126 to the north/northeast of McKenzie Bridge, was ignited by lightning around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday. By Tuesday it had grown to over 59 acres....

 

EWEB "rewaters" spawning channel

MCKENZIE BRIDGE: The Eugene Water & Electric Board's rebuild of the salmon spawning channel just below Trail Bridge Dam is nearly complete. On Monday utility staff began releasing water into the...

 

Danger tree decision

The Willamette National Forest has released its Danger Tree Decision Memo and will begin to implement its roadside danger tree reduction project on the McKenzie River, Detroit, and Sweet Home Ranger...

 

Sheriff's Report - August 12

July 29: 1:15 p.m: Motor Vehicle Accident, Fatal - 90700 block, Marcola Rd. A maroon Nissan sedan was traveling southbound on Marcola Rd. when it crossed into the oncoming northbound lane and struck a pickup truck pulling a camp trailer. The driver...

 

OSP Report - August 12

Aug. 7: 18:10: Agency Assist - National Forest Road 2672-655, McKenzie Bridge. Trooper was made aware of a person who fell and sustained serious injuries at Blue Pool of Hwy. 126E. Trooper was in the area and one of the closest people able to...

 

McKenzie Fire Report - August 12

Aug. 2: 4:03: 8900 block, McK. Hwy. Medical, General. Cancelled on scene. 7:41: 7700 blk, McK. Hwy. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. 12:00: 1300 blk, 66th St. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. Aug. 3: 15:16:...

 

Local Cooling Centers open

Greetings McKenzie friends, Just an FYI...It's getting hot again so Living Water Family Fellowship is serving as an official Lane County "Cooling Center" at our temporary modular. We are servicing the McKenzie Valley. 52353 McKenzie Hwy. Doors will...

 

Upper McKenzie Fire Report - August 12

Aug. 1: 11:47: Medical - 50055 McK. Hwy. Female, Conscious, Breathing. Aug. 4: 16:07: Motor Vehicle Accident, Unknown Injury - McK. Hwy./Milepost 38. A rock hit a car. Aug. 5: 13:01: Medical - 49959 McK. Hwy. Female, Conscious, Breathing. Aug. 6:...

 

Sordid Portland slasher murder still baffling 100 years later

It was a little after 10 p.m. on a Friday evening in the summer of 1921. In their little house on Druid Street in the St. Johns neighborhood of Portland, Robert Green and his family were getting ready...

 
 By Kym Pokorny    Garden    August 12, 2021

Better breeding brings begonias back into the limelight

Thanks to zealous breeding and new hybridizing techniques, begonias are booming right along with the renaissance of houseplants. Nicole Sanchez, horticulturist for Oregon State University Extension...

 

Direct Answers

I am a divorced father of a 16-year-old son and a 21-year-old son. I have been divorced 18 months and separated for a year prior to the divorce becoming final. My ex-wife is a recovering alcoholic and...

 

Crossword - August 12

ACROSS 1. *Sports analyst, ex-wide receiver Randy 5. Dashboard acronym 8. *Depth of an end zone, in yards 11. Fencing blade 12. Weight not charged for 13. Young hog 15. Witnessed 16. Aroma 17. Nary a...

 

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