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Olallie TrailLEABURG: A newly recognized challenge to experienced riders has been added to attractions that can be promoted to mountain bikers. That was the message Randy Dreiling had when the McKenzie River Chamber of Commerce met last week at Ike’s Pizza. Dreiling, the groups executive director, said he hopes the Olallie Loop Trail will, “Not only  relieve pressure on the McKenzie River Trail but also get people to stay here longer.” In addition to Ollalie, Dreiling said there are four other back country routes that riders need to learn are also available.

 

 

Spring open/backyard burning season begins March 1

LRAPA logoMarch 1st marks the beginning of the open/backyard burning season for areas where burning was prohibited from November 1st through the last day of February.

Damaged Leaburg signLEABURG: One of the “Welcome” signs in Leaburg had a rough time last week when it was struck by an unknown eastbound vehicle. The structure, located at the western portal to the town, was constructed at the intersection of Leaburg Drive and the McKenzie Highway.

Subdivision mapDEERHORN: The end of a fifty-year tradition of teeing off within sight of their residences might be in play for homeowners along Madrone Street. When brothers Kenneth, Lloyd and Earl Omlid developed the McKenzie River Golf Course in 1961, they also created a number of 1/3 to 3/4 acre home lots that sold well.

 

 

 

It's "Tightwad Thursday"

PowderEnjoy 25+ inches of new snow and on $19 Thrifty Thursday!

2/17/2014: NOAA Winter Weather Advisory Alert:

2/17 Santiam PassTarget Area: Cascades in Lane County    
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS

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Mobile dental clinicA nonprofit mobile dental clinic would like to come to the Blue River area in April. The “Caring Hand to Mouth” clinic will provide free dental care to low-income local residents. The main services offered will be extractions, fillings, and cleanings.
The clinic operates in a specially equipped truck, and is staffed by dental professionals.

 

Measuring depthOregon chub are small floodplain minnows that live in sloughs, swamps, beaver ponds, and low-gradient tributaries. Researchers report those off-channel habitats were dramatically reduced by the construction of Willamette River flood control dams, channelization of the river for navigation, and draining wetlands for agriculture and development.

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