McKenzie River Reflections

Grinning girlsMarissa and Erica McClintock, 5-year old twins from Coos Bay, OR, enjoy free pastries at the Cinco de Mayo party.  The McClintock family regularly vacations at Black Butte Ranch and says they “always stop at Ike’s” when traveling through the McKenzie River Valley.

The McKenzie River Lions Club had an all-day Cinco de Mayo fundraising party at Ike’s Pizza which was so successful that Ike’s was running out of food by the end of the evening.  Ike’s contributed 25% of the sales to the Lions, and the Lions again thank hosts Tom Burden and Debbie Strucker for their support.

 

 

Damage area on USFS Rd 15USFS Road 15 will be closed next Monday and Tuesday (May 13th & 14th) for paving. It was extensively damaged in January of 2012 when heavy rains caused soil under the road to collapse, removing 180 feet of the pavement near milepost 2.

Measuring thatchBy Denise Ruttan
Photo by Alec Kowalewski
Thatch is a common problem in Kentucky bluegrass and creeping bentgrass lawns.

May is an optimum time to aerate and dethatch your lawn.
If your lawn is made up of perennial ryegrass or tall fescue, you likely don't have to worry about thatch, said Alec Kowalewski, a turfgrass expert for the Oregon State University Extension Service.

AOC logoThe Oregon House Committee on Transportation and Economic Development heard testimony Monday about the problems Oregon counties continue to experience with their roads. Of the 68,128 road miles in Oregon, counties are responsible for 26,692 miles, 39 percent.

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An early backyard burning ban in Lane County is now in effect. Due to high fire danger, LRAPA and the Lane Fire Defense Board have now (5/6/13)prohibited all backyard and open burning in Lane County, except on the coast.

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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.