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Dowhill skierSpring Fling returns Saturday - Finish out the season on Saturday, April 13th, with a crazy awesome day of pond skimming, ultra-cross races, and prizes. Nevado will also be at Hoodoo for another free on-mountain demo, so come try out the latest, coolest gear on the slopes.

Computer/Phone Scam

The Lane County Sheriff’s Office would like to alert community members of a phone scam that was recently reported.  Scammers are calling and identifying themselves as Windows Technical support.  The scammers will then convince users that there is an issue with their computer and have the user open their computer and give the scammer remote access.

March 21: 9:37 PM: Animal Abuse – 38000 block, Upper Camp Creek Rd. Complainant advises a mare in a field is badly nourished – nothing but skin & bones, not being fed & does not have adequate water. Caller & family are long term horse owners & are very aware of the difference between aging/natural issues & neglect or abuse.  Info relayed.

LEED awardJon Price, Contracting Officer Representative, and Terry Baker, McKenzie River District Ranger, in the general meeting room of the Ranger District

MCKENZIE BRIDGE: The McKenzie River Ranger Station has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver from the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED is a program that provides a third party verification of green buildings and rates them on a scale from Certified, Silver, Gold to Platinum. The Ranger Station scored 59 points, one point below Gold.

“We are very proud to have a certified green building,” said Terry Baker, McKenzie River District Ranger. “Not only is it energy efficient, but it is composed of Northwest products, built by Northwest labor.”

Vida Post Office meetingPhoto By Walter Wilson
At a meeting last Wednesday, area residents learned that hours of operation will be reduced to six per day - but the Vida Post Office will remain open.

VIDA: “Walk in revenue” from people in local communities again showed support for their area’s post offices, according to Corvallis Postmaster Izaac Rudd. Just like an earlier review of operations in Blue River, a similar study showed Vida’s Post Office was still a viable operation.
In both instances, hours of operation are being reduced - from eight to six per day. And, as is being done nationally, there will be no Saturday home delivey, except for packages.

Court Requires Assessment of Significant Environmental Harm

March 2012 Goose meetingThe house was packed when the Forest Service held a public meeting on the Goose Project at the Upper McKenzie Community Center in March of 2012.

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