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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...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

Emergency Broadband Benefit

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households...

 
 By Kym Pokorny    Garden    April 8, 2021

Hydroponics: Speed fresh 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...

 

$300,000 awarded for Internet access

A $300,000 OVERCOME grant from US Ignite, the National Science Foundation, and Schmidt Futures has been approved to improve McKenzie Valley internet access. The program was designed to support underserved communities via novel broadband technology...

 

CenturyLink Update

“We have restored the Blue River central office and fiber that enables all service in the area,” according to Tre Hendricks, Director of Government Affairs for CenturyLink/Lumen.  “We are beginning reconnection customers who...

 

Waiting for a connection?

“The bottom line is that restoration is progressing at a significant and steady pace.” That’s the most recent assessment on the rebuilding of Lumen/CenturyLink’s communications infrastructure from the company” director of government...

 

CenturyLink told to stay on track for recovery

PUC keeps December date for service restoration A group of “Good Samaritans” is credited with a creative solution for returning telephone service to CenturyLink’s upper McKenzie Valley customers. At Monday’s special meeting...

 

INDIGO CAFÉ

                  By Dan Purkey There is no doubt the word “Indigo” has special significance to Linda Chmiel; beyond the tropical plant of the pea family, which was cultivated as a source of...

 

Broadband gaining boost to “backbone”

LEABURG: “The first work we’re doing with the Connect America program is in this area,” were welcome words heard by a packed audience last Thursday night. They came from Karen Stewart, CenturyLink’s director of local governmen...

 

Broadband access on agenda next week

Broadband access on the agenda next week LEABURG: Narrowing the digital divide that separates rural areas from high speed internet connections will be the focus of a March 17th meeting at McKenzie Fire & Rescue’s Leaburg Training Center....

 

Oregon's license to kill

By Finn J.D. John A century ago, the entire country was in the grip of a sort of lethal mania. You can catch references to it in old novels by nonplussed Britons like P.G. Wodehouse – a sense that the U.S., unlike England or France or Germany,...

 

McKenzie School Strategic Plan: Student Input

2/23/15 McKenzie students in grades, 8, 10-11 and 12 were interviewed to get their input for three categories: Strengths, Challenges and opportunities. Below is a compilation of their input. STRENGTHS Caring staff   ...

 

Community responds to planning session

FINN ROCK: “Our job as a community and as a school is to make sure every student has an opportunity to be the best they can be,” were the words superintendent Jim Thomas used to open a public meeting at the McKenzie Elementary...

 

1st Draft - McKenzie Schools Strategic Plan

McKenzie School District Strategic Plan First Draft “Inspiring students to achieve their academic and individual potential“ 2/14/15 On Wednesday, February 11h, 2015, a workshop was held in the Pagoda to begin the process of crafting the...

 

Back country roads face $3.2 million shortfall

RAINBOW: People had a chance to place some priorities on places that matter to them last Wednesday night. They did it by marking up maps to show which U.S. Forest Service roads they use and what sort of special places they feel are along those...

 
 By FCC    News    May 13, 2014

FCC's $50 monthly internet discount

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households...

 

Movies made in Oregon

By Finn J.D. John 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 century saw The Goonies, Stand By Me,...

 

November 7, 2013

“Congratulations!  We do hope that many of us older folk won’t lose the comfort of the printed page, held in the usual manner between a late morning cup of coffee and a cozy fire.  The internet provides many things to many...

 

August 15, 2013

With Post purchase, Bezos has chance to remake newspaper model By Gene Policinski Jeff Bezos made it clear in founding Amazon.com that he can compete in the marketplace. We’ll just have to wait and see if he can, and will, do the same thing in...

 

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