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Commissioners give Vida Community Center rebuild a nudge

VIDA: Some paperwork from the past that could have held up plans to rebuild the Vida McKenzie Community Center (VMCC) was corrected on Tuesday. At the September 21st meeting of the Lane County Board of Commissioners approved easements that were a...

 

Eugene Water & Electric rates still up for review

EUGENE: The price of power came up again at the September 7th virtual meeting of the Eugene Water & Electric Board. In a report to the utility, chief financial officer Deborah Hart asked commissioners to consider switching from an annual cost of...

 

Wolves may gain extra protection

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, after completing the initial review of two petitions, says listing gray wolves again in the western U.S. under the Endangered Species Act may be warranted due to...

 

Beavers could build habitat for threatened species

Beavers are often translocated to restore populations in areas, reduce their conflicts with humans and to take advantage of their ability to improve ecosystems. However, few studies have accessed the...

 

Ridin' the Rapids

Growing up, my older brother, Frank, reminded me of Dick Tracy. No, he didn’t have a wristwatch phone but he was the only teenager I knew of in the Sixties who could play records in his ‘57 Chevy as he drove down the road. There were other...

 

Clematis climb into a special place in the garden

As they climb up trellises and trees unfurling large, lusciously colored flowers, clematis put on a special show in the garden. These garden favorites need a little special handling at the start but...

 

Citizens of Prineville finally challenged, defeated Vigilantes without a shot

In the last few months of 1882, a group of prominent Prineville-area stockmen were leading a double life: Ranchers by day, and masked outlaw riders by night. They called themselves The Vigilantes. The...

 

Sheriff's Report - Sept. 23

Sept. 12: 12:17 p.m: Vicious Animal - 88100 block, Tiki Ln. Caller reported that two unleashed dogs charge every time the caller walks by. The dogs are described as a Chihuahua and Terrier mix. Sept. 13: 11:13 a.m: Suspicious Vehicle - 45200 blk, Goo...

 

OSP Report - Sept. 23

Sept. 15: 12:34: Police Officer Hold – Hwy. 126E, Milepost 10. Several passing motorists reported a woman was walking in the roadway. The woman was contacted and continued to act in a disorderly fashion. There were clear signs of mental health...

 

McKenzie Fire Report - Sept. 23

Sept. 13: 19:23: 38000 block, Kickbusch Ln. Public Assist. Lifting Assistance. Sept. 14: 13:34: 39000 blk, McK. Hwy. Grass Fire. Fire Extinguished Prior To Arrival. 19:20: 86000 blk, Cedar Flat Rd. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported....

 

Upper McKenzie Fire Report

Sept. 13: 15:26: Medical – 54000 block, McK. River Dr. Female, Conscious, Breathing. Sept. 16: 16:19: Check for Smoke – 59000 blk, McK. Hwy. Caller advises there is smoke at Olallie Campground. Sept. 18: 16:56: Medical – 56000 blk, McK. Hwy....

 

Direct Answers

My husband of almost seven years is an alcoholic. In a one-year time period, he threw me and my daughters (his steps) out of the house three times. The final time was eight months ago. Every time we...

 

Problem Solved

Why won't PayPal refund the mysterious $100 donation made from Jon Lau's account? It won't say -- and it won't pay the money, either. Earlier this year, PayPal charged me $100 for a donation to PayPal...

 

Tech-enhanced life for seniors

Suggested Solutions Smart Thermostat, Dementia or Poor Vision I needed a smart thermostat to help overcome problems of an elderly relative with dementia and low vision. I ended up creating a solution...

 

Crossword - Sept. 23

ACROSS 1. Locker room infection? 6. Vow at #41 Across 9. Smoke plus fog 13. Veranda in Honolulu 14. Salmon on a bagel 15. Hindu religious teacher 16. To the left, on a boat 17. Hula dancer's necklace...

 

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