McKenzie River Reflections

Vida Post Office meetingPhoto By Walter Wilson
At a meeting last Wednesday, area residents learned that hours of operation will be reduced to six per day - but the Vida Post Office will remain open.

VIDA: “Walk in revenue” from people in local communities again showed support for their area’s post offices, according to Corvallis Postmaster Izaac Rudd. Just like an earlier review of operations in Blue River, a similar study showed Vida’s Post Office was still a viable operation.
In both instances, hours of operation are being reduced - from eight to six per day. And, as is being done nationally, there will be no Saturday home delivey, except for packages.

Court Requires Assessment of Significant Environmental Harm

March 2012 Goose meetingThe house was packed when the Forest Service held a public meeting on the Goose Project at the Upper McKenzie Community Center in March of 2012.

Goose project tree sitterJudge Aiken concluded today (3/26/13) that although the Environmental Analysis was adequate an Environmental Impact Statement will be necessary. The Forest Service is enjoined from going forward with the Goose Project until an EIS has been prepared.

Trapper timber saleSPRINGFIELD: The Willamette National Forest will host a public meeting on the Revised Trapper Project at the Hilton Garden Inn in Springfield from 6 to 7:30 pm on Tuesday, April 2nd. The project, located near Blue River, proposes to harvest approximately 44 acres and use prescribed fire to underburn approximately 36 of those 44 acres.
Officials say the meeting will give the public an opportunity to view maps, ask questions of specialists and hear opinions from other forest users and stakeholder groups.

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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.