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Marcola man charged in shooting

MARCOLA: A Marcola woman with a gunshot wound is fighting for her life in a Portland hospital this week. Lane County Sheriff's Office deputies, Oregon State Police backup troopers, and paramedics...

 

The Yonder Report - Nov. 18 blog

The flight to rural America could cause housing headaches; better broadband is coming; children's advocates campaign for free school lunch post-pandemic; and a wily turkey escapes the Thanksgiving...

 

More help for fire recovery

FINN ROCK: "Lots of people don't like government and might be a little bit intimidated by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)," Dametrice Muhammad feels. She's a disaster case manager...

 

From stitches to sutures

Ethyria, a women's garment line, and Orchid Health, a rural health care provider, both burned up over a year ago. Flames in Blue River did not destroy them despite consuming their physical assets. Ann...

 

Emergency test on Saturday

LEABURG: A test of the emergency alert system in the McKenzie Fire & Rescue service area is scheduled for noon on Saturday, November 20th. Residents in the McKenzie River Valley may receive a test alert on their mobile phones, landlines or via...

 

Dinner canceled

It is with saddened hearts that we postpone the community Thanksgiving meal until 2022. McKenzie Fire & Rescue began serving a community family-style Thanksgiving meal in 2018. As we are all aware, the 2020 pandemic halted many community events. We...

 

Support 107

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...

 

Use it or lose it?

Our rivers are a powerhouse for every living thing. But for how long? With high demand for water and most of Oregon experiencing drought amid a warming climate, the future of our rivers is threatened. This year, the Deschutes River experienced the...

 

Sheriff's Report - Nov. 18

Nov. 8: 7:02 a.m: Unlawful Use of Vehicle - Cedar Flat Rd. & McK. Hwy. 9:15 a.m: Assist, Follow Up – Blue River. 3:29 p.m: Criminal Trespass - 40000 blk, Booth Kelly Rd. 7:02 p.m: Restraining Order Service - 44900 blk, Leaburg Dam Rd. 7:55 p.m:...

 

OSP Report - Nov. 18

Nov. 12: 14:15: Crash, Non-Injury - Hwy. 126E, Milepost 51. A green Toyota Highlander was traveling west negotiating a turn. The roadway was wet and the driver stated she lost traction. The vehicle began to spin, impacted a dirt bank along the...

 

McKenzie Fire Report - Nov. 18

Nov. 8: 13:13: 43000 block, McK. Hwy. Medical, Trauma. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. Nov. 9: 9:27: 46000 blk, Goodpasture Rd. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, No Transport 19:09: 41000 blk, Omlid Dr. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, 1...

 

Upper McKenzie Fire Report - Nov. 18

Nov. 12: 04:19: Fire Alarm - 57600 McK. Hwy. Two alarms, both indicating smoke inside. 14:11: Motor Vehicle Accident - Horse Creek Rd./McK. Hwy. Single vehicle flipped, driver is out. Nov. 13: 09:52: MVA - FS 19005 Rd, near Sunnyside Campground. Bus...

 

America's first "shock jock"

The first radio broadcaster ever to do be sent to prison for cursing on the air was a hard-charging early shock jock known as "The Oregon Wildcat," who kept the city of Portland and surrounding region...

 

Wisteria care: Get out your clippers twice a year

Wisteria delivers a beautiful spring display, but this vigorous vine needs plenty of pruning to keep it from swallowing the garden. "Wisteria are very vigorous vines and can climb easily to 30 to 40...

 

Tech-enhanced life for seniors - Nov. 18

Looking at gifts that will enhance TV viewing? Recently, a product called the Amazon Fire TV Cube has become available. However, the Amazon Fire TV Cube is not so simple to set up, and so I have...

 

Direct Answers

My husband asked me for a divorce a few months ago. Previously he had not communicated all the little things that bothered him. He says he feels he has always come second in my life, second to my...

 

Crossword - Nov. 18

ACROSS 1. Lacking imagination 6. Afflict 9. Bob of boxing world 13. From then on 14. Ornamental pond dweller 15. Not asleep 16. Cuzco valley people 17. Overnight lodging 18. 5th of 7 canonical hours...

 

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