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Articles from the December 8, 2022 edition

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  • Dam removal recommended

    Dec 8, 2022

    EUGENE: In a report sure to dominate the Eugene Water & Electric Board's December 6th meeting, the utility's general manager is calling for a move that would permanently discontinue electricity generation at the Leaburg Hydroelectric Project. While both the Leaburg and Walterville projects are included in the current Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) operating license, Frank Lawson limited his comments to Leaburg and noted that if economic conditions change in the future, EWEB might re...

  • Treasures in the forest

    Dec 8, 2022

    Some lucky hikers could come home with a new decoration for their Christmas trees this year. Ornaments have been placed on the Tamolitch Falls (Blue Pool) Trail #3507, Waterfalls Loop Trail #3503, and the King-Castle Trail #4326 in the McKenzie Ranger District. People should take only take one ornament per household so other families can enjoy the same thrill. Every ornament on a given trail features the same design. When people find one, they can register to win the grand prize - and put the...

  • Firehouse rebuild on track

    Dec 8, 2022

    BLUE RIVER: If all goes well there will be a community celebration for a new Blue River fire station next year. When recovery became the focus of the Upper McKenzie Rural Fire Protection District, it became clear the vacated alley on Echo Street where the old station stood wasn't buildable under current standards. A search began for a feasible location to replace a building that was destroyed when the Holiday Farm Fire swept through the town. When long-time volunteers Vern and Renee Langan...

  • Brightening the night

    Dec 8, 2022

    Santa, Christmas trees, and battery-powered lights - all on rubber rafts - cheered the night just before dusk last Saturday in Rainbow. The flotilla of river guides from Horse Creek Lodge passed under the Belknap Covered Bridge in coordination with the annual holiday lighting of the structure....

  • Forest Service recruiting new advisory committee

    Dec 8, 2022

    Nominations are being accepted through mid-January for members to a Federal Advisory Committee for national forests in the Northwest Forest Plan area of Northern California, Oregon, and Washington The Northwest Forest Plan amended forest management for 19 national forests administered by the U.S. Forest Service, covering 19.4 million acres in Washington, Oregon, and Northern California, along with seven Bureau of Land Management (BLM) districts covering 2.7 million acres in Western Oregon and Northern California. Since 1994, the Northwest...

  • JP Doodles

    Barry McWilliams|Dec 8, 2022

  • McKenzie Sports Report - December 8

    Cliff Richardson|Dec 8, 2022

    McKenzie Varsity Sports Schedule This Week The McKenzie Varsity Basketball teams travel to North Lake High School, Friday, December 9, to participate in the 2022 North Lake Holiday Tournament. The Eagle Varsity Girls tip off versus North Lake on Friday at 5:00 pm and the Varsity Boys follow with North Lake at 6:30 pm. Both teams will conclude Tournament play Saturday versus either Gilchrist or Yoncalla. McKenzie will host Mapleton on Monday, December 12, with the Girls starting at 5:30 pm and the Boys starting at 7:00 pm. Eagle Boys Drop 2022...

  • Sheriff's reports - December 8

    Dec 8, 2022

    Nov. 29: 8:01 a.m: Reckless Driving - McK. Hwy. & Ross Ln. 9:00 a.m: Suspicious Conditions - 35400 blk, Camp Creek Rd. A caller advised discovering a camera in a changing room at a wedding venue. 12:08 p.m: Burglary - 33400 blk, McK. View Dr. A caller reported that their barn was broken into. Unknown if the property was stolen. 12:34 p.m: Stranded Vehicle - Scott Lake Rd. & Old McK. Hwy. A caller reported that their parents had not returned from searching for a Christmas tree. Sheriff’s Search and Rescue personnel located the involved and l...

  • McK Fire Report - December 8

    Dec 8, 2022

    Nov. 28: 4:42: 38000 block, Camp Creek Rd. Medical, Trauma. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. 18:02:37000 blk, Camp Creek Rd. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. 21:37: 87000 blk, Cedar Flat Rd. Public Assist. Lift Assist Only. Nov. 29: 1:03: 45000 blk, McK. Hwy. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, Refusal Signed. 13:49: 87000 blk, Cedar Flat Rd. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. 19:42: 37000 blk, Camp Creek Rd. Medical, General. Patient Refusal. 19:45: 88000 blk, Ross Ln Medical, General. Patient Refusal. Nov....

  • Upper McK Fire Report - December 8

    Dec 8, 2022

  • McKenzie River Crossings

    Carl Stephens|Dec 8, 2022

    Reprinted from McKenzie River Reflections August 27, 1982, edition About 1925 a steel bridge was built about 100 yards below the old ferry crossing. When it was finished and the old covered bridge was to be removed, the school was dismissed at Walterville. The teacher and students all walked down to the river and stood on the new bridge and watched while the county road crews dynamited the covered bridge to smithereens. The covered bridge at "The Narrows" had to be removed the same way. In 1963...

  • 5 worthy trees for small gardens

    Kym Pokorny, OSU Extension|Dec 8, 2022

    As cities get bigger, gardens get smaller and large trees no longer make the cut. No worries. The plant world teems with appropriately sized trees. The best place to start a search is in your own backyard. As the saying goes: "Right plant, right place." Decide where you want a tree first and then find one that fits the site, said Chris Rusch, president of the Douglas County chapter of the Oregon State University Extension Service Master Gardener program. "You can't just go buy a tree and then...

  • Direct Answers

    Dec 8, 2022

    My husband and I have been married for only 11 months. We always had problems, but our relationship was never this bad before. I am wondering if I should stay with him. Since the beginning, we've had arguments almost every day. I admit I start most of them. I get mad at him so easily when he doesn't do what I want or leaves me home to go with his friends to nightclubs. Yesterday I found out he is posting saying he is not married. This is not the first time he has done this, and some of these...

  • Crossword

    Dec 8, 2022

    ACROSS 1. Use a bayonet 5. *Late Saget 8. Greek salad staple 12. Meal in a shell 13. Lowest brass 14. Like daytime energy 15. *2022 16. Van Gogh's famous flower 17. Poodle minus d 18. *Late Queen 20. Volcano off Sicily coast 21. Leaves out 22. Elf's distinctive body part 23. *Olympic host 25. *Russia's target 29. Black sheep sound 30. Treat badly 33. Reason for Thanksgiving 34. Carl Jung's inner self 36. "But I heard him exclaim '___ he drove out of sight, "Merry Christmas..." 37. Pick on 38....

  • YEAR-IN-REVIEW, Solution

    Dec 8, 2022

  • Sudoku, December 8

    Dec 8, 2022

  • Sudoku, December 8 - Solution

    Dec 8, 2022