McKenzie River Reflections

Oregon BootBy Finn J.D. John

In 1866, Oregon State Penitentiary Warden J.C. Gardner had a problem. The state prison had just moved to its present home, in Salem. Its old home had been in Portland, but the city didn’t really want it there — especially after an incident in the early 1860s when the state tried to save some money by subcontracting the facility out to a private operator. This solved the overcrowding problem in fine style: every single prisoner escaped.

By Cliff Richardson

McKenzie Varsity Sports Schedule This Week

The Eagle Varsity Track Program will hold its 2014 Inter-squad Meet this Tuesday, March 18 at Aaron and Marie Jones Community Track. The meet is scheduled to start at 4:15 pm. and conclude at 6:15 pm.

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The NewsArk is an ongoing effort to archive McKenzie River history.

Parts of it will include digitized back issues of McKenzie River Reflections, newspaper, going back to the start of publication in 1978.

 

 

 

Fern Ridge School Board selects Dr.

Sally J. Storm as the next Superintendent

Keep Oregon GreenWARMER WEATHER BRINGS BACKYARD DEBRIS BURNING SAFETY REMINDERS
News Release from Oregon Dept. of Forestry
Posted: March 18th, 2014 8:40 AM

Ranger district lobbyMCKENZIE BRIDGE: Visitors seeking information on hiking trails and other recreational opportunities won’t find it at their usual connection point this summer.

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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.