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LRAPA logoTomorrow, October 1st, marks the first day of the open/backyard burning season for most residents in Lane County.

EWEB meetingLEABURG: Eugene Water & Electric Board chairman John Simpson made the case last Tuesday for why the utility was considering shedding some 3,000 of its McKenzie area customers. ”It’s not about making money. It’s about creating better internal savings over the long term,” he said.

Vida logging mapLEABURG: The Bureau of Land Management will host a meeting on Thursday to review possible logging near Vida. Up for discussion will be up to 2,060 acres in the McKenzie Landscape Project area.
According to BLM staffers, in 1994 the Northwest Forest Plan established adaptive management areas (AMAs) to test new methods of achieving resource and conservation goals.

Excerpts  from 2005 Sheriff’s Reports

 

Sept 11: 2620: Suspicious Subject - 89000 block, Old Mohawk Rd., Marcola Rd. 2 male subjects came to residence and asked 18 year old female if they could live with her. One subject had long black hair the other had long blonde hair They later returned and refused to leave.

EWEB commissioners will discuss possible McKenzie “territory transfer”

High algae levels found at Walterville Pond in Lane County

Walterville PondA health advisory is being issued today due to high levels of blue-green algae in Walterville Pond, located off Oregon Route 126, five miles east of Springfield. The pond is adjacent to the Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) Walterville Power Canal, a half-mile northeast of Walterville.
Water monitoring has confirmed the presence of blue-green algae that can produce toxins. These algae levels are likely associated with dangerous cyanotoxin concentrations in the water that can be harmful to humans and animals.

Aug. 29: 11:36 PM: Suspicious Vehicle – Mp. 9, McK. Hwy. Caller advises they are eastbound in a motorhome. A small white vehicle has been following them since Eugene. Caller thinks the driver is upset because her husband accidentally pulled out in front of him. Involved is possibly intoxicated. Advised.

Walterville groceryWhen C&K acquired the long-standing grocery at the Walterville Shopping Center in 2006 it became a Ray's Food Place after previously operating as an IGA .

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