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Inside bridgeReprinted from the August 28, 2013, Douglas County News
By Ted Romus

MYRTLE CREEK: The 3rd Annual Dinner on the Horse Creek Covered Bridge was held last Saturday evening in Myrtle Creek to another sold out crowd of 90 people, the maximum capacity for the historic bridge originally built in 1930 to span Horse Creek in the vicinity of McKenzie Bridge in Lane County.

 

 

Excerpts  From the September 5, 2013 Sheriff’s Reports

 

Aug. 20: 4:40 PM: Attempt To Locate Drunk Driver – Mp. 7, Marcola Rd. Involved is a northbound small red compact that swerved 10 – 12 times, continues to cross the center line. An “old man” is the driver. Info relayed.

Special Weather Statement for Cascades In Lane County, OR

Weather alertIssued by The National Weather Service Portland, OR
Locally heavy rainfall possible over Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington through early Friday.

Dead treesOregon State University has received a five-year, $4 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to investigate increasing impacts of drought, insect attacks and fires on forests in the western U.S., and to project how the influence of climate change may affect forest die-offs in the future.

Aug. 15: 1:20 PM: Reckless Endangering – Shotgun Creek area. Report of subjects shooting in the direction of crew of 5 loggers. 14:34: Patrol check – unfounded for now.

CASCADES VOLCANO OBSERVATORY WEEKLY UPDATE
Friday, August 30, 2013 10:31 AM PDT

USGS logoCASCADE RANGE VOLCANOES
Current Volcano Alert Level: NORMAL

"Home Rescue Program" offers up to $30,000 to Oregon homeowners

Excerpts  From the July 22, 2013 Sheriff’s Reports

Aug. 8: 1:36 AM: Dispute – 54000 block, McK. River Dr. Caller was in a dispute with female subject & left on his own volition – advises no assault but is concerned involved may try to report him for assault. He was concerned for her safety, couldn’t articulate why except that she was very upset when he left. Info taken.

Willamette National Forest Fire Crews Work to Keep Fires from Lightning Strikes Small

Firefighting helicopter

Chainsaw sculptor Kevin StrauslinA Northwest Rendezvous in Blue River? The three-day McKenzie River Chainsaw Festival certainly fit the bill – filling the air with the sound of racing two stroke saw engines and plenty of chips and sawdust.
For Randy Gauthier of Moberly Lake, British Columbia, it almost didn’t happen. The single parent father is new to the trade. After working for 23 years as a dangerous tree faller he began carving only six months ago, deciding he had to find a better way to spend some time with his son.

 

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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.