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Parade entryWALTERVILLE: “A Bumper Crop of Fun” can be found at the Walterville Community Fair on Saturday, September 6th, between 7 a.m.

Trout on stringerAnglers fishing Leaburg Lake will benefit from an additional 1,000 rainbow trout in excess of one pound each, stocked just in time for the holiday weekend.

Carver kidsBLUE RIVER: Events like the Chainsaw Art Festival involve competitions like the daily quick carves or main event sculptures. Yet behind the scenes the interactions between the people operating those snarling saws are pretty open hearted.

Yesterday, lightning sparked six fires on the McKenzie River Ranger District. Fortunately, firefighters were able to respond rapidly to these starts and kept them all under an acre. All the fires were located in the north end of the Three Sisters Wilderness and required the work of rappellers, smoke jumpers and district personnel to keep the fire sizes to a minimum.

OSP logoOregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Deschutes County Sheriff's Office and Bend Police Department, are investigating the death of an adult male following a standoff during a stop along Highway 20. The man was stopped following a report from an outside agency that he was suicidal and armed.

Crane on Leaburg DamLEABURG: The Eugene Water & Electric Board’s directors last week approved additional funds for repairs to the Leaburg Dam.

Fire locationsAll day long the calls kept coming into the fire office; new smoke reports and fire size ups from people in the field. As of 6pm there are approximately 40 new fires on the Middle Fork and 6 on the McKenzie River Ranger District.

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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.