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Nov. 6: 7:58 PM: Disorderly Subject – 88000 block, Easy Lane. Complainant reports son is trying to break things around the house. Caller disconnected after screaming into the phone, “Are you coming or not?” Resolved.

Nov. 7: 9:47 AM: Criminal Trespass – 45000 block, N. Gate Creek Rd. Caller reports a 60 year old male stalker is under her house – needs police immediately. Info taken.

Springfield/McKenzie ArchTHURSTON: People interested in the progress of the Springfield/McKenzie Arch project will have a chance to take a closer look on Sunday, December 1st. On that day, a scale model of what the full size structure could look like will be on display from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Collier glacierThe Northwest is facing increased risks from the decline of forest health, earlier snowmelt leading to low summer stream flows, and an array of issues facing the coastal region, according to a new climate assessment report.

Blood DriveThe McKenzie Valley Community Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, November 7th, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at McKenzie Fire & Rescue’s Training Center, 42870 McKenzie Highway in Leaburg.
Do You Bleed Green or Orange?

Oct. 17: 5:50 AM: Suspicious Vehicle – 94000 block, Marcola Rd. Report of a silver van parked across from the fire station. No one was seen around it. Caller is concerned due to previous break ins at the fire station. 09:00: Patrol check – campers have been given permission to be there.

Animal carcassAnimal remains stuffed in buckets, dumped in coolers, wrapped in tarps, and placed inside garbage bags have been showing up in ditches along Lane County roads. According to officials with the county’s Nuisance Abatement Program, the carcasses and dumpsites are becoming a public health and environmental hazard.

Greenwood wreckLEABURG: A Monday morning search in the dark for a missing motorist resulted in drunken driving charges for a Springfield man. According to Oregon State Police Trooper Evan Sether, a friend of the driver alerted the Lane County Sheriff’s office around 4 a.m.

Scanning newspapersMCKENZIE BRIDGE: A wealth of historic news stories and archives of the McKenzie River are being transformed from fragile newsprint and preserved in easily accessible digital files.  The material will comprise all the back issues of McKenzie River Reflections, the area’s community newspaper, which began publishing on August 23, 1978.

Stagnant weather conditions causing pollution levels to rise

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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.