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Pitch in at the Park

BLUE RIVER The Pure Water Partners (PWP) program is inviting community members to help replant the Blue River Park on Saturday, November 6th. During what's planned as a family-friendly event,...

 

ODOT encourages drivers to be ready for winter driving conditions

Winter is coming If you must travel in difficult weather conditions, be sure to have chains or traction tires for your vehicle and use them when it's necessary. • Chains can be link chains, cable chains or other devices that attach to the wheel,...

 
 By Julia Shumway    News    October 28, 2021

Auditors say, despite complaints, ODOT handled wildfire cleanup well

A report released last Wednesday by state auditors largely praises how the Oregon Department of Transportation handled debris removal after the largest natural disaster in state history. The...

 

Winter arrives on the Old Pass

MCKENZIE BRIDGE: The Oregon Department of Transportation closed the west side of the Old McKenzie Highway, OR 242, for the season on October 21st. Gates were locked from milepost 62 (about 7 miles...

 

Camp Creek cleanup

SOLVE, a state-wide volunteer group, and the Bureau of Land Management are teaming up to remove illegally dumped and littered trash in the Camp Creek area next month. Of particular concern, according to organizers are illegal dump sites that could...

 

Sheriff's Report - Oct. 28

Oct. 18: 10:58 a.m: Disturbance, Dispute - 50900 blk, McK. Hwy. Caller reported a verbal dispute at the location. Deputies made contact and determined things had calmed. 2:56 p.m: Subpoena Service - 89000 blk, Twin Firs Rd. 3:27 p.m: Driving While...

 

OSP Report - Oct. 28

Oct. 18: 10:47: Crash, Injury – Hwy. 126E, Milepost 19. Troopers dispatched to report of a single motor vehicle crash, unknown injury. Investigation revealed a silver/aluminum 2007 Toyota Tundra was traveling eastbound when for unknown reasons the...

 

McKenzie Fire Report - Oct. 28

Oct. 18: 10:42: 42000 block, McK. Hwy. Motor Vehicle Acci-dent, Unknown Injury 10:42 Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. 12:03: 39000 blk, Deerhorn Rd. Medical, General. Patient Assisted to Vehicle. Oct. 19: 8:52: 51000 blk, Blue River Dr. Burn Pile....

 

Upper McKenzie Fire Report - Oct. 28

Oct. 19: 21:17: Medical – 54000 block, McK. River Dr. Female, Conscious, Breathing. Oct. 20: 16:45: Brush Fire – McK. Hwy./Milepost 34. Fire in hills, approximately 50 x 20 square feet. Oct. 25: 15:48: Brush Fire – McK. Hwy./Mill Creek Rd. 2 -...

 

Letter to the Editor - Oct. 28

Significant reforms in areas like healthcare and environmental protection will be impossible to achieve until big money is removed from Oregon politics. Despite the fact that voters supported Measure 107 and it was declared constitutional, the...

 
 By Jamie Pang    Opinion    October 28, 2021

Workers can be protected when they face extreme heat and smoke

As a result of climate change, the United States experienced a particularly dangerous and hot summer this year. New record highs were set all over the country and the Pacific Northwest was...

 

The Yonder Report - Oct. 28 blog

Heeding grandma's advice on COVID vaccine; restoring traditional health practices in native communities; agri-therapy for veterans suffering post-traumatic stress; and how myths, monsters, and...

 
 By Kym Pokorny    Garden    October 28, 2021

Get color from poinsettias in time for the holidays

Holding onto poinsettias after the holidays is good for the pocketbook but hard on the ego when you can't get them to color up the next year. Experts at Oregon State University Extension Service say...

 

Prizefighter, politician, con artist, shanghai man

Sometime around 1897, complaints suddenly started pouring into the headquarters of shipping companies in Liverpool and Hamburg from the captains in charge of their ships. It seemed something new was...

 

Direct Answers

His Best Excuse My husband and I are in counseling, but I feel better talking to someone else about my problem. You sound very down-to-earth. Can you help me? I am a few years older than my husband....

 

PROBLEM SOLVED - Oct. 28

After Ekaterina Quinones returns her merchandise to T.J. Maxx, it agrees to a full refund. Then it fails to repay the money. What's going on? I recently bought a clothing item online from T.J. Maxx...

 

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER - Oct. 28

Air France canceled Jim Shea's flight during the pandemic. But he's been waiting a year for a refund. Where is it? Last year, I bought tickets to fly from San Francisco to Stockholm on Air France. I b...

 

Crossword - Oct. 28

ACROSS 1. Good earth 5. Pea soup bone 8. Transport, with a U 12. Top notch 13. Copenhagen native 14. Boggy 15. Who would 16. Play parts 17. "Sesame Street" roommate 18. *World's best-selling candy...

 

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