McKenzie River Reflections

Upper McKenzie Fire Practices Firefighting

Eaves at burn to learn training

 

NOAA Proposes Confidential Interviews of Stakeholders

Salmon display at McKenzie HatcheryBy Chris Thomas, Oregon News Service

Interior tree decayTree failure is a major cause of residential property damage, as well as the leading cause of power outages nationwide. An ice storm can overload all the branches on a tree, a hurricane or high wind can blow down a tree if its roots are compromised, or a cracked tree can fail under its own weight.

By Finn J.D. John

Pulp western magazine cover

It was the Ides of March — March 15, 1882. A.H. Crooks and Stephen Jory were blazing the boundary lines of some land — cutting big marks in trees to mark what they claimed was the property line — near the ranch of a man named Lucius Langdon.
The two of them broke for lunch, and when they returned, Langdon was waiting for them — with a shotgun.

 

Home Country book cover

"Home Country," a paperback book by Albuquerque-based writer and former mule packer Slim Randles, is now available in time for Christmas giving. The award-winning book is a collection of the best of his Home Country columns from the first five years.

After a weekend of much-needed snowfall in the mid-Cascades, the Hoodoo Ski Area will open its 75th season of operation on Friday, December 7th, at 9 a.m. "Stay tuned for trail and lift updates as we are expected to get 4-8 inches of snow before Friday," according to general manager Matthew McFarland.  

Check Hoodoo.com for daily conditions, snow fall and web cams for up to minute images of Hoodoo.

12/4/12 ODOT crews in Lane County today were busy responding to weather related issues affecting state highways

On US 101, approximately 12 miles north of Florence, crews were called out at 3:16 a.m. to remove a large tree that had fallen across the highway and into utility lines.  One lane was reopened at 7:39 a.m. and the highway was fully reopened at 11:18 a.m.

A Flood Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for late tonight through Wednesday afternoon for northwest Oregon rivers

12/3/12 RIVERS WITH THE GREATEST THREAT OF FLOODING INCLUDE SILETZ AND SIUSLAW ALONG THE COAST...AND THE MARYS...LUCKIAMUTE...AND CLACKAMAS IN THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY. THERE MAY ALSO BE MINOR FLOODING AT SOME LOCATIONS ON THE MAINSTEM WILLAMETTE... INCLUDING HARRISBURG AND CORVALLIS.
The target area includes:
* Cascade Foothills in Lane County

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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.