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The $250 million question

EUGENE: The Triple Bottom Line (TBL) financial analysis report delivered to the Eugene Water & Electric Board last week was based on social, economic, and environmental factors. The TBL is...

 

Fire near Oakridge

By Tuesday, the Cedar Creek Fire near Oakridge had continued to grow. US Forest Service officials reported it was active on over 3,234 acres near Spirit Lake and on the southwestern flank. Fire...

 

Corps urges caution on waterways

Drownings and boating-related deaths needlessly continue claiming lives in Oregon, recently fueled by a heat wave, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Oregon State Marine Board (OSMB)...

 

Fire danger is high

Fire danger levels on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry Western Lane District and South Cascade District will be increased to “high” (yellow) last Saturday, August 6th. The escalation came on the heel of recent lightning...

 

Homeowners insurance deadlines extendedEmergency

The Oregon Division of Financial Regulation (ODFR) has determined that certain property and casualty insurers should extend timelines for policyholders who suffered losses during the 2020 wildfire season and who have been unable to rebuild or...

 

Invitation to area taking shape

WALTERVILLE: Masons have been busy recently laying blocks and mortar in a downriver filbert field. The design involves a double-sided 20 ft. wide by 15 ft. tall structure that was designed for...

 

More areas reopening

The Willamette National Forest is restoring access to fire-affected areas. The Willamette National Forest has reopened its ranger stations and Supervisor’s Office to in-person business from 8 a.m....

 

Heat is affecting Oregon's fish

When in drought, fish and wildlife are stressed out. Officials are reminding the public that ongoing drought conditions can take a toll on Oregon’s fish and wildlife. While some parts of the state b...

 

Fire danger leads to land closures

Due to the increased risk of wildfires in the region, Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) closed its Oregon forestlands to public access, last Friday, July 29th. Officials said the decision to close the lands was based on several risk factors including...

 
 By Julia Shumway    News    August 4, 2022

Vote coming on gun safety

Oregonians will have the chance to decide in November whether the state should ban large ammunition magazines and require licenses for all gun owners, the Secretary of State’s Office confirmed....

 

PCT access still limited

Reopening the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) from the Mount Jefferson Wilderness through the Olallie Lake Scenic Area could be delayed until "sometime late August or early September," according to the...

 
 By Jacob Fischler    News    July 28, 2022

McKenzie timber sale moving ahead, despite Biden order

Oregon Capital Chronicle Plans for commercial logging of old-growth forests on federal lands have moved forward this year, despite an executive order signed on Earth Day by President Joe Biden,...

 

Are you Fire Wise?

Fire wise means preparing your home or business to make it as safe from catching fire as possible. As we move into fire season, being fire wise could mean the difference between saving or losing your home when a fire strikes. One thing you should...

 

Flea market a success

Organizers of the Vida Mc-Kenzie Community Center's July 14th Flea Market wish to thank everyone who visited or participated as a vendor. "There was a steady stream of customers and lots of smiling...

 

Dealing with wildfire risks

Wildfire preparedness has generated a focus on preparing, protecting, and planning for public utilities as they developed a response to Oregon legislation passed after recent horrendous fire seasons. Both the Eugene Water & Electric Board and the...

 

Counteracting quakes

FINN ROCK: Three upgrade projects were put into motion the week after McKenzie Community Schools classes let out on June 20th. Scheduled to run through the summer and fall, the work is being done by...

 

Are you hoarding junk, or valuables?

In June of 2011, the Antiques Roadshow crew visited Nirod for a segment on antique fishing gear at the Eagle Rock Lodge. The History Channel’s American Pickers show is now scouting places to film...

 

Ash borers - a threat to Oregon

The long-anticipated arrival of the destructive emerald ash borer (EAB) has sharpened concerns about the impacts to Oregon’s urban forests, wetlands, and streams. Wyatt Williams is the Oregon...

 
 By Lynne Terry    News    July 21, 2022

State offers $10 million in grants to help 2020 wildfire property owners

Thousands of Oregonians whose homes or businesses were damaged by the 2020 wildfires are eligible for state grants to help protect them from future wildfire damage. The state Department of Consumer...

 

Police nab suspect in Leaburg killing

LEABURG: A 71-year-old man is dead and a 37-year-old is in jail for his killing following a Friday night altercation at the deceased man's residence. According to Lane County Sheriff's reports...

 

$6 million helping fire departments "staff up"

To boost capacity within the Oregon fire service, the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) has awarded $6 million in grants to Oregon's structural fire service agencies to hire fire fighting...

 

New fire drone based in Nimrod

NIMROD: The Oregon Dept. of Forestry's South Cascade District has added a drone, based out of the Holeman Guard Station that will be used for a variety of missions, The quadcopter unit is fitted with...

 

Large wood in streams?

Until the 1980s, pulling logs and trees out of streams was widely promoted across North America. Today, millions of dollars are invested every year to put sections of large wood back in streams....

 

New health worker at Orchid

BLUE RIVER: The Orchid Health McKenzie River Clinic in Rainbow has hired Daisy Cruz as its new Community Health Worker. Daisy holds a master’s degree in business administration and technical...

 

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