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Ridin' the Rapids - Sept. 15

“So, how’s it going?” is a question that’s been put to me a few times lately. Luckily I’ve been able to answer “Surprisingly well.” The Q & A’s, of course, had to deal with the decision to switch from primarily a hard copy printed...

 

Guest Opinion

America’s Newspapers encourages all newspapers to reprint Chris Reen’s editorial. Or, write your own editorial and send [email protected] a link. Thank you for your support of the JCPA! The internet that Silicon Valley promised us was...

 

Control sneaky root weevils with beneficial nematodes

Rhododendrons say spring as loudly as football says fall. Both have fervent fans and enemies staring them down. The teams that feed on rhododendrons – called black root weevils – are tiny...

 

Iconic Hollywood movies filmed in Oregon, Part One

In the past 25 years or so, Oregon has come into its own as a place to make movies. The iconic projects have come thick and fast, especially in the last 25 years or so. The last 15 years of the...

 

Wildfire alert camera is first in the area

MCKENZIE BRIDGE: On Monday, workers put a hardhats, strapped into safety equipment and ascended 190 feet up a metal-framed communications tower that juts up from one of the highest ridges in the...

 

PROBLEM SOLVED

It’s a problem as old as the Tower of Babel: How do you communicate with others when you don’t speak their language? Anna-Marie Cartagena found herself in this situation on a recent visit to a...

 

Direct Answers

I am a happily married woman with school-aged children. I am also in love with "Steven," a man I knew back in college. Though there was undeniable magnetism between us when we met, I was already...

 

Beyond the walls

LEABURG: People might feel what it's like to almost fall in love in Paris, nearly tumble to their death in Berlin, or barely escape from a Sahara sandstorm. Others could gain insights into how...

 

New programs prioritize investment in rural communities

With the passage of the bipartisan infrastructure law last November—a $1.3 trillion investment in our nation’s infrastructure—major funding is now available to rural communities. These funds can be used to rebuild roads and bridges, invest in...

 

Direct Answers

Six months ago I met a certain man through my father. After our introduction we talked, and he told me if I could meet him somewhere, he wanted to tell me something important. I didn't show up...

 
 By Kym Pokorny    Garden    May 5, 2022

Get free, one-to-one gardening help

When you've got a gardening question, try tapping out a local phone number for a customized answer instead of delving into the impersonal internet. One-to-one contact could mean the difference between...

 

Clinic sets annual meeting for May 3rd

RAINBOW: People interested in local medical care can learn more when McKenzie Valley Wellness (MVW) holds its 2022 annual meeting next month. From its start in 1977, the McKenzie River Clinic...

 

Oregon's Chautauquas: Summer camp for grown-ups

The Oregonian summarized the whole movement as "a great university whose students are scattered in homes, on farms, in shops and factories ... wherever a human soul carries the love of learning." A ty...

 

Speed vegetables to the table by growing in water

Ask experienced gardeners what makes their garden grow and they'll come up with the same response: great soil. Good answer, but not the only one. The same crops grown in soil thrive in water, too, as...

 

Crossword - Jan. 13

ACROSS 1. Chunk of land 6. Sail alternative 9. Female sheep, pl. 13. Oak, in Spanish 14. Nucleic acid acronym 15. "____ under fire" 16. Permeate 17. Internet meme move 18. *Number of 2022 Grammy nomin...

 
 By Kym Pokorny    Garden    December 2, 2021

Myth vs. reality: What's the truth in gardening?

Reality can get skewed when there are so many sources of information – books, magazines, newspapers, nurseries and, most of all, the internet and social media open up lots of room for...

 

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...

 

Cyber attacks marred school election

FINN ROCK: Coarse political confrontations devolved from sparring on the national stage to grappling with free speech at a local high school in 2021. And like the big time, the Internet was a weapon of choice in the McKenzie Valley. Devon Lawson, a n...

 

Trillion dollar bill includes $2.8 billion for Salmon recovery

The $1.2 trillion infrastructure package recently approved by the U.S. Senate includes a $2.855 billion investment in salmon recovery and ecosystem restoration programs, as well as tens of billions...

 

Sheriff's Reports - July 29

July 19: 9:04 a.m: Theft - 91800 block, Mill Creek Rd. The occupant of a brown Subaru Legacy stole cigarettes and an undisclosed value of gasoline. Investigation continuing. 9:48 a.m: Restraining Order Service - 36500 blk, Parsons Creek Rd. 10:17...

 
 By Finn J.D. John    History    July 8, 2021

Buck Rogers-style police boat didn't work out for Portland

On the morning of April 23, 1936, the city of Portland was proudly preparing to launch its new harbor patrol boat, the Jack Luihn. It was going to be a big deal. Mayor LaGuardia of New York City was i...

 

More Than Cold Feet

I have fallen in love with a wonderful and engaging woman. In the course of our dating, I see this woman in my future and am having thoughts of asking her to marry me. However, I have learned that...

 
 By Matt Sayre    News    June 17, 2021

Olympic hopefuls return to McKenzie Track

An international field of runners will be returning to McKenzie Community Track on June 22nd at 7:30 pm PDT for an event dubbed, "the McKenzie International." Through a partnership between Portland...

 

New communications network planned

With the recent designation as a federal 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and a grant from the Chamber of Commerce, the McKenzie Community Communications (MCC) group says it’s ready to move forward. In April the MCC took over a free access public...

 

Utility pledges to put more lines underground

During a Monday night online meeting, Lane Electric Cooperative General Manager Debi Wilson said the utility is planning to put more of its lines underground to offset the impacts of natural disasters. “We’re committed to rebuilding the McKenzie...

 

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