McKenzie River

FINN ROCK: The McKenzie School Board got a dose of sticker shock last Wednesday when a bid for limiting access at key entry doors arrived with a $25,000 price tag. Jason Davis, the district’s technology coordinator, has been exploring options to make the campus safer for students. He outlined a strategy for installing magnetic locks and cameras at building entrances. The locations included the front doors of the high school and administration buildings as well as two more at the elementary school.

Jan. 3: 3:33 AM: Suspicious Conditions – 44000 block, McK. Hwy. Female was pounding on complainant’s door – moaning & crying. She was gone when caller went to the door – checked the area & couldn’t see or hear anything else. Info taken.

Carrol Fountail celebrates 100th birthdayAn active life, rather than retirement, means Carrol Fountain is keeping busy tending to his cattle, orchards, grapes, and gardens.

Shadow Lake firePhoto Courtesy USFS
Motorists were warned to be cautious and expect smoke on the highways when the Shadow Lake wildfire was burning across 6,700 hundreds of the Willamette and Deschutes National Forests in September of 2011.

The Willamette and Deschutes National Forests are looking for comments from the public on a proposal to use prescribed fire in portions of the Mt. Washington and Three Sisters Wildernesses. Officials say the prescribed burns would restore more natural vegetation patterns, reduce the need for fire suppression actions that negatively affect the wilderness, reduce risk to firefighters, and restore a more natural role for fire in the Wilderness.

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