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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.

SubdivisionDEERHORN: A proposal to create a 27-home subdivision is currently under review by the Lane County Planning Division. Under the plan, the existing nine-hole McKenzie River Golf Course would be converted into two-acre residential parcels.

Public Health logoA health advisory is being issued today due to high levels of blue-green algae in Walterville Pond, located off Hwy. 126.
Walterville Pond is adjacent to the Eugene Water and Electric Board's (EWEB) Walterville Canal, a half mile northeast of the town of Walterville.

Largest ecosystem project in the U.S.

Floating fish trapNewer obligations, old oblgations and other agreements continue to drive up funding for what Bonneville Power Administration officials say is likely the country’s largest ecosystem improvement program.

Water hazardsLess snow and rain expose dangers

Loading logsIn 2013, Oregon’s timber harvest rose to 4.2 billion board feet, marking four consecutive years of increase from the recession low of 2.72 billion board feet in 2009.

RoofingThe rustic-style buildings at the Fish Lake Guard Station have been recognized as representative examples of federal administrative architecture made with local, natural materials that blend with the surrounding landscape. Built by the U.S.

Willamette NF Fires, Monday July 14 Evening Update; including trail and area closures

 Firefighters continue to respond to reports of over 65 lightning-sparked fires from storms that crossed over the Cascades Sunday. Most of the fires are small, ranging from a single burning tree to less than ¼ acre in size. Six new fires were found this afternoon.

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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.