McKenzie River Reflections

Eagle Boys and Girls Survive Flu/Sailor Blues

Caleb Scrivner, Bailey Adams and Blake Anderson at Triangle LakeCaleb Scrivner, Bailey Adams and Blake Anderson at Triangle Lake. Photo By Corey Culp.

FINN ROCK: The McKenzie School Board got a dose of sticker shock last Wednesday when a bid for limiting access at key entry doors arrived with a $25,000 price tag. Jason Davis, the district’s technology coordinator, has been exploring options to make the campus safer for students. He outlined a strategy for installing magnetic locks and cameras at building entrances. The locations included the front doors of the high school and administration buildings as well as two more at the elementary school.

County commissioners schedule 2  hearings on public safety

Lane County Commissioners will hold two public hearings on funding the county’s public safety structure.  Data from a recent public safety funding survey will be presented and community members will have an opportunity to give feedback.

Jan. 3: 3:33 AM: Suspicious Conditions – 44000 block, McK. Hwy. Female was pounding on complainant’s door – moaning & crying. She was gone when caller went to the door – checked the area & couldn’t see or hear anything else. Info taken.

Compost in a wheelbarrowCompost pile from student organic club
Photo credit: Tiffany Woods

Q: What process is used in the winter to enable composting to continue outside and in very low temperatures, some below freezing?
- Josephine County, Oregon

 

Carrol Fountail celebrates 100th birthdayAn active life, rather than retirement, means Carrol Fountain is keeping busy tending to his cattle, orchards, grapes, and gardens.

CASCADES VOLCANO OBSERVATORY WEEKLY UPDATE

Belknap shield volcanoBelknap shield volcano

Construction Update – Week of January 7 - 11, 2013

Reroofing Goodpasture Bridge

 

Crews reroofed the structure in October of 2010.

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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.