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McKenzie River Reflections

 

 

Our volleyball team took down Mapleton on Saturday at the Mountain West
League Championships to earn the 3rd seed to the OSAA state playoffs. On
Wednesday they will play Willamette Valley Christian with a tentative
start time of 6:30pm. The game will be played at Blanchet Catholic High
School. As details arise, I'll pass them onto you ASAP. It is only a
quick jaunt up I-5. It would be great to have the support of our awesome
fans.
The football team will travel to Alsea on Thursday for a 6pm start to

Cherry DropsBy Kym Pokorny

Once a week from June 14 to mid-September, Harry Olson and Tobie Habeck commuted from Salem to Silverton to tend a U-shaped plot at The Oregon Garden. As they weeded and watered, the duo would hear docents tell their trams full of visitors about the little-known grafted vegetables overflowing from the raised beds and spilling onto the mulched aisles.

MeetingRAINBOW: People had a chance to place some priorities on places that matter to them last Wednesday night. They did it by marking up maps to show which U.S. Forest Service roads they use and what sort of special places they feel are along those routes.
“You should mark the areas that you appreciate - maybe because you work up there,” explained Matt Peterson, assistant  recreation  officer for the Willamette Forest. Using comment sheets linked to the marked up maps, people were also encouraged to list some of their thoughts on why those areas are important, what they do there and what sort of road management would be appropriate.

 

Crews respond to outages caused by wind storm

Eugene Water & Electric Board crews are responding to multiple outages in Eugene and the McKenzie River Valley caused by high wind gusts on Saturday.

Most of the outages are reported in the Thurston, Hayden Bridge and Walterville areas, although smaller outages are being reported throughout the utility’s service area. There is no current estimate of how many customers are out of power.

High winds began after 11 a.m. Saturday morning and have continued through early afternoon.

Hazards for travelers come with high winds

The forecast could bring dangerous driving to the Oregon Coast and Willamette Valley

In appreciation for the firefighters dedication to our community - our annual Salute to the firefighters of McKenzie Fire & Rescue and the Upper McKenzie Fire District

 

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Border patrolBy Finn J.D. John
The editorial writer for the Portland Morning Oregonian was trying to be sarcastically dismissive, but between the lines, a discriminating reader could pick up on signs of real concern.
“Curry (County) would of course immediately acquire the glorious climate of California and become a haven for retired Midwest farmers,” he wrote. “Gold Beach would become a metropolis with offensive slums, and Latin quarters, and traffic problems and police scandals and what-not. … The Curry County plan to become a county of California is so full of potential disaster that once again its people are beseeched to pause and consider.”

salad greensBy Kym Pokorny
October is a perfect time to sow salad greens for harvest throughout the fall and winter months.
"If you live in the warmer, wetter regions of the state, you can plant lettuce and other greens now," said Oregon State University vegetable breeder Jim Myers. "In the colder areas of the state, a cold frame or cloche can help lengthen the harvest season into winter."
If you harvest through the winter, protect your greens from late fall and winter downpours. Leafy greens tend to rot.

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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.