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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 .

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.

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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.