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OSP logoOregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Deschutes County Sheriff's Office and Bend Police Department, are investigating the death of an adult male following a standoff during a stop along Highway 20. The man was stopped following a report from an outside agency that he was suicidal and armed.

Crane on Leaburg DamLEABURG: The Eugene Water & Electric Board’s directors last week approved additional funds for repairs to the Leaburg Dam.

Fire locationsAll day long the calls kept coming into the fire office; new smoke reports and fire size ups from people in the field. As of 6pm there are approximately 40 new fires on the Middle Fork and 6 on the McKenzie River Ranger District.

SubdivisionDEERHORN: A proposal to create a 27-home subdivision is currently under review by the Lane County Planning Division. Under the plan, the existing nine-hole McKenzie River Golf Course would be converted into two-acre residential parcels.

Public Health logoA health advisory is being issued today due to high levels of blue-green algae in Walterville Pond, located off Hwy. 126.
Walterville Pond is adjacent to the Eugene Water and Electric Board's (EWEB) Walterville Canal, a half mile northeast of the town of Walterville.

Largest ecosystem project in the U.S.

Floating fish trapNewer obligations, old oblgations and other agreements continue to drive up funding for what Bonneville Power Administration officials say is likely the country’s largest ecosystem improvement program.

Water hazardsLess snow and rain expose dangers

Loading logsIn 2013, Oregon’s timber harvest rose to 4.2 billion board feet, marking four consecutive years of increase from the recession low of 2.72 billion board feet in 2009.

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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.