McKenzie River

Skiers at Hoodoo BowlSANTIAM PASS: If the early plans of investors had panned out skiers could be making runs down Three Fingered Jack. When funding for a new road didn’t materialize, Bend businessman Ed Thurston constructed the Hoodoo Ski Bowl near the summit of the Santiam Pass in 1938. Before that he’d pioneered winter outings by operating a rope tow at White Branch in McKenzie Bridge.

Nov. 15: 12:39 PM: Unauthorized Use of Vehicle – 35000 block, McK. View Dr. Caller had a green with black top ’69 Willys Jeep stolen from location sometime this week. Complainant parks the vehicle at location. No one had keys to the vehicle; no one had permission to drive it. There are no liens or other interests. Report taken.


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