Ike’s to reopen


Betty (Trotter) Koehler who bought Ike’s Pizza on Leaburg Lake  in 1992, is back at the helm again. She sold it to Dave Starck in 2005, who closed the business in February.
Koehler then took over again while seeking someone to reopen the business.
New owner Tom Burden and his fiancé Debbie Strucker, are scheduled to open the doors to Ike’s on May 10th.

May 10, 2012

McKenzie River Reflections

Windermere opens local office

Windermere Real Estate has purchased a property and building in Vida for their new McKenzie Windermere Office. It is in the same parking lot as the Vida Market, across from the Vida Café, giving them an office front presence on the river. Broker Nadine Scott said, “We anticipate this being a real drawing card for potential buyers that pass by on a daily basis wondering what the McKenzie has to offer.”

McKenzie River Organic Farm

As the summer harvest season drew near, I was eagerly awaiting my weekly trip to McKenzie River Organic Farm to pick up my “Crop Box.”  What is that you ask?  Well, imagine driving only a few minutes to visit a working farm every Thursday evening and selecting a boxful of vegetables and berries harvested only an hour before.  

Goodpasture Bridge Construction Updates - Week of August 27

Photo of Goodpasture Covered Bridge




Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF)

Daily Fire Update for Monday, August 27, 2012

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Several closures lifted or reduced

Forest Road 1910

The hard work of fire crews to improve containment of the Buckhead Complex fires has enabled fire managers to lift or reduce several closures on the forest. Effective today (August 24) the closures for North Fork Trail, Forest Road 1910 and the Waldo Lake area closure (which included the Pacific Crest Trail) have been lifted and the areas are now open to public access.

Reduced blue-green algae levels and associated toxins confirmed

A health advisory issued July 27th for the Walterville Pond, located just east of the shopping center on Hwy. 126, was lifted today by the Oregon Health Authority.
The advisory was prompted by high levels of blue-green algae found in the pond in the area of Walterville.
Water monitoring has confirmed reduced levels of blue-green algae and their toxins. These reduced levels are not likely to be harmful to humans and animals.


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