McKenzie River Reflections

Willamalane climbing wallA climbing open house is set for May 4, at the Willamalane Center, 250 S. 32nd St. in Springfield. The free event - for all ages - runs from 1 to 4 p.m. Participants will learn tips, tricks and see demos from climbing experts.

Deadline to apply is May 15

It’s that time of year when many hunters are poring over big game statistics and summary reports, trying to figure out what controlled hunts to apply for.

Dutch oven cookingThe McKenzie River Guides Cook-Off and Boat Safety Rodeo will be held this Saturday, April 20th, at the Hendrick’s Bridge Wayside Park. During the day, the Oregon State Police will be conducting annual boat inspections.

Wild trout study wrap-up & '13 kickoff

Log truck at Leaburg LakeLEABURG: Passersby may have been surprised to see a logging operation underway on the banks of Leaburg Lake last Wednesday.

Dowhill skierSpring Fling returns Saturday - Finish out the season on Saturday, April 13th, with a crazy awesome day of pond skimming, ultra-cross races, and prizes. Nevado will also be at Hoodoo for another free on-mountain demo, so come try out the latest, coolest gear on the slopes.

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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.