McKenzie River Reflections

Gussie TelfairBy Finn J.D. John

On September 25, 1880, an old and battered but sleek steamship drew into the mouth of Coos Bay, at the end of its voyage from Portland.
As the vessel churned its way into the bay, it suddenly and definitively veered out of the channel and slammed directly into the bank of the bay, close by Rocky Point — hard aground.

Excerpts  From the October 10, 2013 Sheriff’s Reports

Sept. 27: 8:15 AM: Traffic Complaint – Mp. 17, Marcola Rd. Caller is concerned because 2 teenage boys wearing dark clothing and orange vests are holding signs asking drivers to slow down. Caller is concerned they are “not official.” They advised they are slowing traffic down for a truck delivery. Unable to dispatch.

5:28: At about 11:30 p.m. Trooper Boyd, with Deputy Combs (LCSO) riding, contacted a camp in the USFS Saddle Dam Campground on Blue River Reservoir after hearing a verbal dispute. Deputy Combs received consent to search the female who showed signs of meth use and seized two baggies of methamphetamine from her. Boyd contacted the male and noticed a 12 – 14”+ Douglas fir tree nearby that had been cut down recently. The male suspect indicated tat the tree was in his way when he attempted to park his vehicle.

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.

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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.