Hwy. 20 in winterWhenever there’s a chance of stormy weather, ODOT encourages motorists to prepare their vehicles in advance and drive with extra caution.
Before traveling to areas that may have hazardous conditions, make sure your vehicle is ready:

Richey is '13 Rodeo QueenWhitney Richey, 22, of Walterville, Oregon, was crowned as the 2013 Sisters Rodeo Queen on October 7th, on the Sisters Rodeo Grounds. Richey and five other contestants competed for the title.

Leaburg invitation dinner

LEABURG: A new “restaurant” opened Sunday, featuring the culinary talents of Chef Carl Olson (formerly of the Holiday Farm Resort). A roomful of people enjoyed a salmon dinner, flavored throughout, from salad to dessert, with products from Walterville’s McKenzie River Lavender Farm.This eatery appeared in the 1910 historic house just west of the Ken Scott River Run Gallery in Leaburg. Scott is the owner of several buildings fronting a portion of the McKenzie Highway, as well as the back gardens, and has suggested the complex be recreated as the “McKenzie Cultural Center.”



Fatal vehicle vs. deer wreckDuring the last several years, more drivers have reported being involved in traffic crashes with wildlife on Oregon roads during November than any other month of the year.


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.