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Fire season to open on October 15th

Lane County's fall outdoor burning season will open on Friday, October 15th. The season, originally set to start on October 1st, was delayed by the Lane County Fire Defense Board and the Oregon Depart...

 

Fatal crash on Hwy 126

LEABURG: State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash at approximately 8:48 p.m. on Monday, October 11th,. Wreckage from the accident was blocking Highway 126E near EWEB’s Leaburg powerhouse at...

 

Fall is here and so are Salmon surveys

Crews from the Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife have been out on the river recently counting up redds and collecting samples to determine the percentage of wild Salmon are utilizing spawning grounds....

 

Work begins on community pond

LEABURG: A project to reconfigure a rearing pond at the Old McKenzie Fish Hatchery is now underway. Over the years, the old earthen pond had filled with sediment and vegetation. Thanks to a $19,054...

 

Local to challenge U.S. Senate seat

RAINBOW: Darin Harbick on Saturday ended his campaign for governor and is now running as a Republican to unseat incumbent Ron Wyden as one of Oregon's two U.S. Senators. Harbick, an entrepreneur and f...

 
 By Eric Tegethoff    News    October 7, 2021

OR businesses support river protections

Hundreds of Oregon businesses have signaled their support for legislation protecting rivers across the state. In an open letter, more than 200 businesses have thanked Sen. Ron Wyden - D-Ore. - and...

 

Jim Turk was Portland's millionaire shanghaiing thug

The "shanghai artists" of old Portland and Astoria were all a fairly secretive lot. But none of them were more mysterious, in quite so many ways, as the man who started the whole shanghaiing scene in...

 

Sheriff's Report - Oct. 7

Sept. 27: 7:24 p.m: Suspicious Conditions - 38500 block, Upper Camp Creek Rd. Caller reported finding a package wrapped in a black garbage bag in the caller’s mailbox. Had not been expecting a package. Sept. 28: 12:39 p.m: Unlawful Entry Motor...

 

OSP Report - Oct. 7

Sept. 30: 3:21: Crash, Injury – Hwy. 126E, Milepost 25. McKenzie Fire, OSP and ODOT responded to a two-vehicle collision. An eastbound blue Toyota Prius traveled into the westbound lane and collided with a westbound 2016 Peterbilt tanker truck...

 

McKenzie Fire Report - Oct. 7

Sept. 27: 3:15: McK. Hwy. Milepost 9. Medical, Heart. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. 6:40: 40000 block, McK. Hwy. Public Assist. Lift Assistance Provided. 13:36: 36000 blk, Camp Creek Rd. False Alarm. False Pendant Activation Confirmed. 22:57:...

 

Upper McKenzie Fire Report - Oct. 7

Oct. 5: 09:55: Medical – 59000 block, N. Belknap Springs Rd. Male, Conscious, Breathing. The Upper McK. Fire District board of directors will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 20th, at the McK. Fire Station, 56578 McK. Hwy. in...

 
 By Kym Pokorny    Garden    October 7, 2021

Get your garlic on: A primer on planting, growing and harvesting

Fall is a time to enjoy the harvest of summer, but don't hang up your trowel and pull off your gloves just yet – September through November is the best time to plant garlic. Garlic roots develop in...

 

Direct Answers

I'm afraid to ask for your opinion, but even more afraid not to ask. I desperately need an outside perspective on my situation. My wife and I dated all through college. I was her first serious boyfrie...

 

Crossword puzzle

ACROSS 1. Instagram handle, e.g. 6. Faux one 9. Floor cleaner or haircut, pl. 13. No such thing as a free one? 14. Middle-earth dweller 15. Like Halloween night 16. Binary digits code 17. Biathlon...

 

PROBLEM SOLVED

Greg Johnson orders a refrigerator from Sears, but it never arrives. When he tries to cancel, Sears keeps his money. Can he get a refund? I ordered a refrigerator from Sears three months ago. The...

 

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER

Singapore Airlines promises Rebecca Engelmann a refund for the flights she canceled during the pandemic. She decides to file a credit card dispute. Then things get complicated. Is there a way out? My...

 

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