Articles from the September 9, 2021 edition

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Man killed in armed standoff

CAMP CREEK: Just before 10 p.m. on September 6th, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office responded to a physical dispute in the 37000 block of Camp Creek Road. Family members had called police after 59-year-old Robert Gutierrez struck another family...

 

A night of remembrance

Monday night, September 6, the McKenzie Community came together, impressively, to commemorate the Holiday Farm Fire which burned and overturned our beautiful River Valley and lives. The procession of...

 

Lake shelter getting some TLC

CLEAR LAKE: Volunteers from the Colorado-based HistoriCorps and the Northwest Youth Corps have been busy as summer winds down, restoring a historic picnic shelter at the headwaters of the McKenzie...

 

Podcast, news from rural America - Sept. 9

When is a joke not a joke? When it's a video hoax showing farmers lawn-mowing under crops; young people in Maine are making bank through apprenticeship programs; curbing brain drain in Indiana; and...

 

Come to the Fair

The Walterville Grange would like you to join us at the 70th annual Walterville Community Fair on September 11 from 7 AM to 4 PM. The Walterville Waddle will begin at 8 AM (signup is online or morning of the race starting at 6:45 on location). Fair...

 

The Coming Firestorms

Note: Zybach wrote this a year ago, following the Labor Day fires in Oregon. The most deadly, destructive, and widespread catastrophic wildfires in Oregon’s history erupted on Labor Day this year, driven by strong east winds. But unless we change h...

 

OSU's world-record-breaking chicken sparked a fowl feud with newspaper

October of 1913 was a triumphant time for Professor James Dryden, the poultry specialist at Oregon State University (or Oregon Agricultural College, as it was then called). His name was in newspapers...

 

Sand, silt or clay? Texture says a lot about soil

ant to grow better plants, you first need to understand the soil. "The texture of a soil is its proportion of sand, silt and clay," said James Cassidy, a soils instructor at Oregon State University....

 

Direct Answers

Five years ago, I started dating a guy, and after a month he revealed he was married with two children. He said he was unhappy and planned on leaving. Being young and foolish, I stayed with him for a...

 

PROBLEM SOLVED

Ticketmaster still owes Matthew Gerstman a $2,031 refund for a canceled Taylor Swift concert. A year later, he is seeing red. I had three tickets to a Taylor Swift concert in Inglewood, Calif., in...

 

Tech-enhanced life for seniors

The problem Once or twice a month I leave the stove on after fixing breakfast. Most of the time I realize that I have left the stove on but it may be an hour or two after breakfast. I worry about...

 

PROBLEM SOLVED

Cornelia Spiegel asks for and receives a refund for a coat from Saks.com. Then the company charges her for it again. Can she get her money back? Q: I bought a coat from Saks.com last fall. I returned...

 

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER

When Anita Alexander's tour operator cancels her trip to Spain and Morocco, she wants a refund. But the company wants her to accept a credit. Who's right? A group of friends and I booked a tour to...

 

Crossword - Sept 6

ACROSS 1. Sweeney Todd's weapon 6. It's in the hole? 9. Plural of #6 Across 13. Soft palate dangler 14. Each one for himself? 15. Red Cross supply 16. Short skirts 17. Flightless bird 18. Wavelike pat...

 

Sheriff's Report - Sept. 9

Oct. 27: 8:55 p.m: Suspicious Subject - 88400 block, Gemstone Rd. A male associated with a black Nissan Sentra was seen parked at the bottom of a nearby access road. Caller believed he was possibly casing the area. Oct. 29: 1:19 a.m: Vehicle in...

 

McKenzie Fire Report - Sept. 9

Aug. 30: 19:42: 37000 block, Camp Creek Rd. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, Refusal. 13:35: 800 blk, S. C St. Medical, General. Disregarded. 14:51: McK. Hwy. Milepost 42. Medical, General. Disregarded. 18:11: 429000 blk, McK. Hwy. Lift Assist....

 

Upper McKenzie Fire Report - Sept. 9

Sept. 2: 18:57: Motor Vehicle Accident – 56000 block, McK. Hwy. No injuries, not blocking. Sept. 3: 10:33: Medical – 52000 blk, McK. Hwy. Female, Conscious, Breathing. Sept. 4: 06:54: Deceased Subject – 51000 blk, McK. Hwy. Female, Not...

 

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