Hwy. 242

Chains on carMCKENZIE BRIDGE: High-way 242, the Old McKenzie Pass was closed for the winter last Saturday at 5:30 pm. Hwy. 242 has closed. Oregon Dept. of Transportation crews locked the snow gates between White Branch (milepost 61) and the junction with U.S. 20 at Sisters, due to severe winter conditions.

UnicyclesMCKENZIE BRIDGE: When does riding a bicycle across the U.S. sound like kicking back? After you’ve done it on one wheel. That’s the opinion of 41-year-old Dustin Kelm after traveling uphill and downhill over 3,347 miles in 92 days.

ODF logoThe lightning-caused Cascade Division Complex is burning approximately 14 miles northwest of Sisters in steep terrain above the Metolius Basin.

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McKenzie River Reflections is the weekly newspaper serving Oregon's McKenzie River Valley. Available by mail for $23/yr in Lane County, $29/yr outside Lane. Digital subscriptions are $23/yr. Subscribe at: http://mckenzieriverreflectionsnewspaper.com/catalog/subscriptions-0. Purchase copies online at: http://mckenzieriverreflectionsnewspaper.com/catalog/back-issues-0. Read about area communities including Cedar Flat, Walterville, Camp Creek, Leaburg, Vida, Nimrod, Finn Rock, Blue River, Rainbow and McKenzie Bridge.