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Articles from the September 8, 2022 edition

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A day for all to share

Labor Day this year was celebrated by gathering together. On the 2nd anniversary of the Holiday Farm Fire, hundreds of people did just that at the McKenzie Track & Field....

 

Walterville Waddle & Fair cancelled

The Walterville Waddle, Parade and Fair set for is September 10th has been cancelled due to the extreme fire hazard conditions over the weekend.There are no plans to reschedule for this year but the events will return in 2023....

 

Hwy. 20 construction closure delayed until Sunday

The planned U.S. 20 construction closure east of Sweet Home has been delayed until Sunday, September 11 for traveler safety. The road will be open Friday and Saturday. Drive carefully and be prepared if you travel this weekend. Hot, dry winds may...

 

Power Outage for Fire Safety

Due to the extreme risk of wildfire in our service territory and continued forecast of potentially strong winds, Lane Electric Cooperative will implement a public power safety shutoff starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 9 through the evening of...

 

Wellness election unsettled

RAINBOW: When the voting was over on August 30th, three members had been elected to the board of directors of the McKenzie Valley Wellness nonprofit. With 80, 73, and 72 votes respectively, Val Rapp,...

 

Box Canyon area evacuated

AUFERHEIDE DRIVE: Last Friday Forest Service Road 19 (Aufderheide Drive) has been closed from Milepost 20 (just east of Kiahanie Campground) to Milepost 35 (south of the Roaring River Campground) due to the growth of the Cedar Creek Fire. The closure...

 

U.S. 20 to close between Mp 54 and 57

HWY. 20: A total closure of U.S. Route 20 - from Milepost 54 to 57 - is scheduled for September 9th to 22nd. The $4.96 million Oregon Dept. of Transportation project is designed to make the area...

 

4th graders eligible for Every Kid Outdoors

A federal program that provides up to a year of free access to National Forests, National Parks, and other public lands for fourth-grade students and their families. As of September 1st, fourth...

 

Despite scare, youth-led crime down sharply

Crime rates among young people have dropped dramatically in recent decades - despite media coverage pointing toward a supposed "crime wave" led by youth. That's the finding in a recent report from The...

 

Letters to the Editor

Lane County Cultural Coalition grants are now available. LCCC offers Cultural Opportunity Grants, funded by Oregon Cultural Foundation, to support cultural programs and projects throughout Lane County. These grants target for-profit organizations,...

 

Letters to the Editor

The Knitting Club, which has existed in our community for over sixty-five (65) years, is disbanding. This is not something new as many other local groups have given up in the last few years. After Covid and the Holiday Farm Fire, our membership...

 

Sheriff's Reports - sept. 8

Aug. 31: 7:01 a.m: Dead Animal - 89000 block, Marcola Rd. 11:56 a.m: Assist, Information - 90600 blk, Sunderman Rd. 12:30 p.m: Motor Vehicle Accident, No Injury - 39300 blk, Deerhorn Rd. Sept. 1: 1:22 p.m: Vehicle Stop - McK. Hwy. & angels...

 

McK. Fire Report - Sept. 8

Aug. 29: 0:28: 43000 block, McK. Hwy. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. 18:46: 90000 blk, Leashore Dr. Brush fire. Tree branch on power line secured scene. Aug. 30: 0:37: 89000 blk, Goodpasture Rd. Medical, General. Patient Assessed,...

 

Upper McK Fire Report - Sept. 8

Aug. 31: 16:50: Motor Vehicle Accident - Old McK. Hwy./Milepost63. 2 vehicles involved, no injuries reported. Vehicle hit a wood post after going off the road. Sept. 2: 21:59: Illegal Burn – 91450 block, Marbrook Ln. 4 to 5 ft. across, attended by...

 

From White House to whorehouse to historical treasure: The McLoughlin House's unlikely journey

To the average Oregon City resident, there wasn't much to celebrate in the vacant, dilapidated old house by the foot of Willamette Falls. The house had, until a few years before, been known as the...

 

Don't worry, maggots help break down compost piles

Most people shudder when they see maggots in their bin composter or compost pile. They may be startling in their appearance and movement, but they won't hurt you or the compost. In fact, they play a...

 

Direct Answers

Recently Ted, a nice coworker, joined my group. We work together on all projects and share ideas and communication with our manager on a daily basis. Ted started carpooling with the boss. At that...

 

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER

When Chris Skaggs checks into his vacation rental, he finds it uninhabitable. But can he get a refund of his Marriott Bonvoy points, which he used to make the reservation? I recently rented a condo...

 

PROBLEM SOLVED

Airbnb suspends Maksym Bidnychenko's account, but it won't tell him why. Now it won't even respond to him. Is there any way to get his account reinstated? I had to leave Russia because of my...

 

Crossword - Sept. 8

ACROSS 1. The Sweet's hit "Ballroom ____" 6. Farm cry 9. Schooner pole 13. Barrel racing meet 14. *"____ Quiet on the Western Front," 1920s novel 15. Move sideways 16. Southeast Asia org. 17. Hula dan...

 

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