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Letter to the Editor

The Bottle Boys invite everyone to help them celebrate the amazing success of the “One Dime at a Time “fundraising campaign, this Saturday, May 21, at the track in Blue River. The Bottle Boys will be joining the community celebration being sponso...

 

Ridin' the Rapids

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Letter to the Editor

They say April showers bring May flowers. We should have a garden of blooming glory soon. I can’t wait to admire and smell them all. My grandchildren love to stop and smell every flower they see, they are surprised sometimes when one does not...

 

Letter to the Editor

After writing my letter to the editor in the River Reflections regarding the funding at McKenzie Valley Wellness and reading the current letter to editor regarding the lack of accountability, I believe it is time for new leadership within MVW. I am...

 

Letter to the Editor

I urge all McKenzie Valley Wellness members to vote & return your ballots. I am endorsing the following Val Rapp, Jane Wilson, Robin Roberts & Galen Phipps. These are the directors that are working for the communities best interest. These directors...

 

Letter to the Editor

As a member of McKenzie Valley Wellness, I must ask: “Where did all that money go?” According to the 2019 McKenzie River Clinic Annual Report, during Fiscal Years, ‘13, ‘14, and ’15, $ 34,500 was withdrawn from the Clinic Endowment Fund...

 

Letter to the Editor

I‘m writing this to announce that I plan to run for seat 2 of the McKenzie Valley Wellness Board of Directors as a write-in candidate. After working at the McKenzie River Clinic from 2017-2021, I would like to continue to serve the community by...

 

Letter to the Editor - April 14

Americans should ask the fundamental question: what is the difference between what a public non-profit utility company provides and what a private for-profit oil company provides? After all they both sell energy to all United States citizens. The...

 

April to the Editor - April 14

April is Grange Month On behalf of the Walterville Grange, we would like to invite you to celebrate the month of April by embracing our common values. The Grange is committed to the development of the potential in families, children, youth, and...

 

Ridin' the Rapids - April 7

Every year when the first of April rolls around I can always count on getting a number of phone calls. Sometimes they're from people upset because they couldn't find Page 9 in an 8-page edition....

 

Letter to the Editor

During these past two years as I have worked with organizations and groups in the Valley I have been impressed and moved by the dedication and resilience of them all. I am especially proud of Mckenzie Wellness. They have worked hard and long to make...

 

Letter to the Editor

I have tried to get the members list to McKenzie Valley Wellness, it is information that all members should have access to. I have been provided the meeting minutes, but for some reason, the member list is not being released. To be a member you must...

 

Letter to the Editor

Thank you for the recent article, March 17th edition of the McKenzie River Reflections, regarding our local clinic and McKenzie Valley Wellness. As a member, donator, and supporter of the clinic for a number of years I am very interested in and have...

 

Letter to the Editor

If all goes as planned, the track in Blue River will be hosting the track team from Ireland this summer as they prepare for the World Track and Field Championships in Eugene this July. Conversations between Athletics Ireland and the McKenzie Communit...

 
 By Bill Crampton    Opinion    March 3, 2022

What does it look like when a judge takes over?

Interesting things are happening in Oregon’s Willamette River basin when it comes to salmon and steelhead recovery. Maybe even a little overlooked for their significance. An Oregon federal judge is running the river, issuing significant directions...

 

Russia Threatens World Peace

Alan Dowd chronicles the Russian threat to world peace in the February 2022 edition of The American Legion Magazine. I quote and paraphrase from the article. From its beginning in 1918 the Russian Communists led by Lenin and then Stalin sought to...

 

What is "Swampytonk?"

Swampytonk is a blend of backyard blues, Americana, and jazz. Sound interesting? This is what is in store for those who attend the free-will donation concert on March 5th at 7 p.m. concert at McKenzie Valley Presbyterian Church. The Henry Cooper...

 

Dinner gets a "V" for victory!

Vida McKenzie Community Center is almost $2,000 closer to opening its doors this Fall after hosting a Valentine’s Dinner at McKenzie Valley Presbyterian Church on Saturday, February 12th. The room was abuzz with animated conversation and everyone...

 

Are There Too Many Salmon in the North Pacific Ocean?

Since everyone wants more salmon, the question “Are there too many salmon in the North Pacific Ocean?” might seem odd. However, it is worth considering the potential effects of healthy and abundant salmon populations that often migrate thousands...

 

Letter to the Editor - Feb. 3

Alan Dowd documents some problems with China in The American Legion Magazine of December 2020, and I liberally quote from the article. The COVID 19 pandemic has highlighted the adverse impact on the world attributable to China's domination of the...

 

Letter to the Editor

I read the recent article that raised a question about the future of McKenzie River Clinic with some degree of concern. Since McKenzie River Clinic is the only health provider for much of the McKenzie River Valley it would be great loss to the...

 

Guest opinion - Jan. 6

As the anniversary approaches of the Jan. 6th storming of the nation’s Capitol, and as the omicron-related spike in Covid cases spreads nationwide, we will be hearing a lot in the coming weeks about disinformation. Mounting evidence suggests that...

 

Rebuilding support

Our 2021 McKenzie rafting season has drawn to a close, and we’re all cleaned up and packed away. As promised, a portion of all rafting receipts was donated to two non-profits (McKenzie Community Development Cor-poration and McKenzie Locals Helping...

 

Ridin' the Rapids - Dec. 16

You’ve probably seen some pretty far-fetched online deals. Some say, “New Honda generators for $99,” or mobile phones, video game consoles, laptops, and jewelry “that was over-ordered and has to be sold because of a lack of storage space....

 

Dinner canceled

It is with saddened hearts that we postpone the community Thanksgiving meal until 2022. McKenzie Fire & Rescue began serving a community family-style Thanksgiving meal in 2018. As we are all aware, the 2020 pandemic halted many community events. We...

 

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