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Bridge rebuilt to last

CLEAR LAKE: A bridge at the north end of Clear Lake was reconstructed this year with an eye to the future. One ton I-beams were used in the process, replacing log stringers and sills that were still i...

 

Should River Street be closed?

BLUE RIVER: A plan to block one of Blue River's few paved roads will be decided following a public hearing by the Lane County Board of Commissioners. If approved, a section of the road would lose...

 

Canal report coming

EUGENE: At next Tuesday's Eugene Water & Electric Board meeting, utility commissioners will hear from General Manager Frank Lawson and his recommendations on what to do with the aging Leaburg...

 

Two accidents end in deaths

A man was killed after a high-speed chase on Highway 126 last Saturday night. According to Springfield Police Department Sergeant Pete Kirkpatrick, a patrol officer at a red light on 42nd Street and Main, observed a dark-colored Range Rover pass him...

 

Clinic rebuild takes a U-turn

RAINBOW: Unresolved issues affecting design and siting decisions have been points of discussion during recent meetings of the non-profit McKenzie Valley Wellness (MVW) board of directors. At a meeting on November 15th, the board voted 3 to 1 to...

 
 By Alex Paul    News    November 24, 2022

Upgrades underway

Alex Paul CLEAR LAKE: Linn County Parks staff members have been busy refurbishing three rustic cabins at the Clear Lake Resort - installing log-like fiberglass reinforced concrete siding that is...

 

'20-21 education impacts are now centralized

SALEM: "The 2020-21 school year was like no other school year in history.," according to Colt Gill, Director of the Department of Education. "The vast majority of Oregon's schools started the 2020-21...

 

Economists expect a 'mild' recession

After months of record revenue growth, Oregon economists now expect the state to enter a "mild" recession next summer. State economists told a legislative panel on Wednesday that economic forecasters...

 

Readying a response

Organizers say the Eugene Mountain Rescue's primary mission is to provide search and rescue personnel for situations requiring mountaineering skills on rock, glacier, snow, and steep terrain in suppor...

 

BLM reverses logging plan

Environmentalists chalked up a win last month in the efforts to stop a Trump-era rule that allowed more logging on post-fire land without conducting detailed environmental reviews under the National...

 

New Extension website helps solve pest and disease problems

A new Oregon State University Extension Service website has been designed to provide a trove of science-based solutions for garden pests, weeds, and disease problems in one easy-to-navigate place....

 

McKenzie Holiday Lights

The McKenzie Community Partners are sponsoring the McKenzie Holiday Lights event. Organizers say they’d love to see even more lights up this year than last, especially on homes and properties that...

 

Want to cut your tree?

Christmas tree permits are available for the Willamette National Forest and can be purchased through December 31st. They're available at several local vendors. Rather than going to a ranger station,...

 

Prepping for winter

EUGENE: Imagine if heavy snowfall and freezing rain hit the area this winter. Imagine damaged trees, road closures, and widespread power outages. What would you do? The Eugene Water & Electric...

 

ODFW wary of deer wasting disease

Faster and more widespread testing for chronic wasting disease in deer is now possible due to a new partnership between the Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Oregon State University's...

 

Forests are fee-free in observance of Veterans Day

The U.S. Forest Service will recognize the service of America’s veterans by waiving standard amenity fees for all visitors to national forest and grassland day-use areas on Veterans Day, November 11th. “Many veterans spend time with their familie...

 

PIT stop ends low speed pursuit

THURSTON: Police responding to a report of a very slow vehicle last Thursday found a line of about 30 cars had built up by the time they caught up with it. Initially, the caller had reported he was...

 

Wreck retrieved from Mt. Jeff

MT. JEFFERSON: The family of a pilot killed in an accident in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness got some help from a GoFundMe campaign, according to Linn County Sheriff Michelle Duncan. The sheriff...

 

McKenzie Wellness gets an OK

BLUE RIVER: The McKenzie Valley Wellness (MVW) non-profit got some good news last week from the Oregon Dept. of Justice. In their determination, the DOJ said they’d received “sufficient information and otherwise addressed our questions outlined...

 

Utility still faces big decision

EUGENE: No matter what commissioners finally decide on the fate of the Eugene Water & Electric Board’s Leaburg hydroelectric plant it is still likely to cost anywhere from $50 to $100 million more than what they’d expected. During a four-hour wor...

 

Time extended for trail comments

The Forest Service is now accepting scoping public comments through November 14th for its proposal to develop a trail-wide comprehensive plan and associated environmental analysis for the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail, extending the...

 

Forest Practices Act upgraded

The Oregon Board of Forestry approved more than 100 changes to the Forest Practices Act at a special board meeting on October 26th. The rule changes will impact timber harvest activities on more than 10 million acres of private and non-federal forest...

 

Making a lasting mark

FINN ROCK: After over two years, and with the help of state and federal grants, the stadium grandstands lost to the Holiday Farm Fire at McKenzie High School are being rebuilt. Last week, the district...

 

Oregon releases school profiles

SALEM: The Oregon Department of Education (DOE) last week released its 2021-22 "At-A-Glance" report on the state's schools, which provides information about student and teacher demographics,...

 

Radio network is growing

Local residents in Camp Creek and Rainbow both got together last week to talk about ways to improve emergency communications. Some of the 30 people who gathered at the Camp Creek Church on Tuesday night voiced concerns about what happened during a...

 

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