McKenzie River Reflections

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Oro fino hallBy Finn J.D. John

Joseph E. Swards was 16 years old when he left his native Philadelphia as a brand-new apprentice seaman on the barque Geo. F. Manson, bound for Astoria and Portland.

The Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into a Saturday afternoon single-vehicle fatal traffic crash along Highway 126E just east of McKenzie Bridge that resulted in the death of a 67-year old woman. Names will be released Sunday morning to allow family more time for notifications.

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.

 

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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.