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Leaburg hatchery signLEABURG: After a decade of weathering, the signs at the entrance driveway to the Leaburg Hatchery had been taken down. The signs laminated butcher block teak panels were refinished. But now they could be bobbing down the river or hanging in someone’s hideaway.
Leaburg Trout Hatchery manager Erik Withalm says last Thursday night or Friday morning someone made off with them - a 3 foot by 4 foot sign and a smaller 1 foot by 4 foot panel.

 

 

 

 

 

Trash in forestPhoto Courtesy USFS
Trash piles in the woods are causing officials to consider clamping down on areas where dispersed camping will be allowed.

MCKENZIE BRIDGE: Due to on-going damage to natural resources, the McKenzie River Ranger District is proposing expanding the camping restrictions near Cougar Reservoir and adding a new camping restriction adjacent to the lower McKenzie River National Recreation Trail. Officials say that in these locations, long-term campers have left large accumulations of garbage, food items, hazardous substances, improperly disposed of fecal waste, and damaged vegetation and soils. The new regulations would also prohibit campfires in these areas.

Truck wreckPhoto Courtesy OSP
The driver and a back seat passenger were seriously injured last Saturday when fence posts penetrated the windshield of a Chevy Suburban.

LEABURG: Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are con-tinuing the investigation into cause of a Saturday afternoon single vehicle injury accident that occurred on Highway 126 near Leaburg. Two people were transported to a Springfield hos-pital for treatment of injuries sustained after large pieces of wood from a fence penetrated the windshield and struck both men.

 

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.

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