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Tomato plants can have problemsTomatoes can have a variety of problems, including leaf roll, late blight and blossom end rot. Photo by Lynn Ketchum.

 

By Tiffany Woods

The Northwest Interagency Coordination Center’s Predictive Services unit is keeping a close eye on the rapid weather developments across our landscape. The predicted high risk days are Thursday, Friday and Saturday when all extreme fire indicators will line up, causing forecasters to predict lightning activity and resulting fires.
“Hot and dry weather and extremely dry fuels provide the perfect combination for wildfire when paired with lightning that is expected later in the week,” says Katie Lighthall, Program Director for Project Wildfire.

Easily the highest scoring player in the area, Minney's mastery of a basketball was known throughout the league and region. It came with a relentless work ethic, college coaches had to have been lining up to offer scholarships.
But nobody called.
Nobody called with a scholarship after Minney scored 50 points in the county championship game, singlehandedly outscoring the opposition. Nobody called with an offer despite a 57 points per game average as a sophomore.

Flora in the McKenzie River area

A wide range of plant life exists throughout the McKenzie River area - from the lower elevations of the western regions to above the tree line in the Cascades to the east.

Some include:

 

Bear grass

(Xerophyllum tenax) is a fire-resistant species that is the first plant to grow after a fire.

McKenzie’s GeoTour is off to strong start

Coins for the McKenzie GeoTour

"John Tom's" Road

McKenzie Pass - The building of "John Tom's" Road

By Agnes Millican McLean

From the Lane County Historian - Vol. VIII, #1, March 1963

McKenzie River area rock climbing

Wolf Rock

 

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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.