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Articles from the August 25, 2022 edition

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Quick action quells North Bank Fire

MCKENZIE BRIDGE: A reported house fire around 6:30 last Sunday afternoon was luckily limited to about 1/10 acre of vegetation between 2 residences. "No structures were involved, but damage to a cedar...

 

Forest Service statement on Flat Country Timber Sale

The Forest Service's mission focus is sustainability, and timber is a result of sustainable forest management. Timber sales are a tool of sustainable forest management, serving as a means to restore overgrown forests prone to devastating wildfires...

 

Activists hang banner across Highway 126

MCKENZIE BRIDGE: Last Tuesday, Flat Country timber sale opponents took to the trees to hang a 30-foot-wide banner across Highway 126. Organizers of the protest, including the Cascadia Forest...

 

Improvements coming for Finn Rock landing

FINN ROCK: One of the most popular boat landings on the upper McKenzie River will be getting some upgrades. Over 200 people a day have been using the Finn Rock Landing during the peak summer season....

 

Want to direct federal money

The Willamette and Mt. Hood National Forests are seeking volunteers to serve as members of the Hood-Willamette Resource Advisory Committee (RAC). Applications are accepted year-round, but to be considered for next year, applications must be...

 

Ridin' the Rapids - August 25

“We love the RR.” That’s just one of the many positive comments that have been attached to emails from print subscribers who’ve been sending their addresses, so they’ll continue to receive this newspaper. Here’s another, “You’re...

 

Where are all the workers these days?

It is widely agreed that small business is the backbone of the economy, providing jobs and needed products and services. Today many small businesses are facing unprecedented challenges. My small business is engaged in providing home repairs,...

 

Letter to the Editor

My husband Mike and I lived on the McKenzie for over 40 years. I worked for the McKenzie School District and he worked for the US Forest Service. Although we relocated to La Pine after losing our home in the 2020 fire, the Nimrod property is still...

 

Letter to the Editor

We are delighted to announce that the IRS has approved our status as a Charitable Nonprofit, 501c3, retroactive to the time we applied, November 8, 2021. Our EIN number for tax deduction purposes remains the same: 93-6031677. Your donation could...

 

Iconic Hollywood movies filmed in Oregon, Part Two

This is part 2 of a 3-part series on iconic Hollywood movies shot in Oregon. Last week, we looked at the era from the dawn of filmmaking through the 1950s. Today, we'll talk about movies made between...

 
 By Kym Pokorny    Garden    August 25, 2022

Cover crops benefit vegetable beds

No one wants to think of harvest's end as the garden reaches its peak, but now's the time to plan for cover crops. If you're not acquainted with cover crops, here's the rundown: These hardworking...

 

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...

 

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER

When KLM cancels Eric Aird's flight, Expedia promises him a refund. But months later, there's no sign of his $427. And no one can help him find it. Is the money gone? I booked a KLM flight through...

 

PROBLEM SOLVED

After Ralph Pack buys several appliances from LG, he submits a request for a rebate. But LG doesn't recognize his serial number. His deadline for submitting the rebate is tomorrow. Is his $500 out...

 

CROSSWORD - August 25

ACROSS 1. Out of harm's way 5. Street, in Paris 8. *Citric or sulfuric one 12. *Female gamete 13. Comedian Carvey 14. Excessively fat 15. Trunk extension 16. Wading bird 17. Savory jelly 18....

 

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