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AOC logoThe Oregon House Committee on Transportation and Economic Development heard testimony Monday about the problems Oregon counties continue to experience with their roads. Of the 68,128 road miles in Oregon, counties are responsible for 26,692 miles, 39 percent.

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An early backyard burning ban in Lane County is now in effect. Due to high fire danger, LRAPA and the Lane Fire Defense Board have now (5/6/13)prohibited all backyard and open burning in Lane County, except on the coast.

US News logoMcKenzie is on Page 11 & Thurston on Page 16, on the 17 page "Best High Schools in Oregon" ranking in n US News and World Report's rankings.

Rotary plow at Dee WrightOn April 24th, ODOT crews had cleared a single lane to the summit of the Old McKenzie Pass Highway - at the Dee Wright Observatory - from the east gate.  Two days later the East side access to Dee Wright was available to pedestrians and bicyclists only.

Leaburg hatchery signLEABURG: After a decade of weathering, the signs at the entrance driveway to the Leaburg Hatchery had been taken down. The signs laminated butcher block teak panels were refinished. But now they could be bobbing down the river or hanging in someone’s hideaway.
Leaburg Trout Hatchery manager Erik Withalm says last Thursday night or Friday morning someone made off with them - a 3 foot by 4 foot sign and a smaller 1 foot by 4 foot panel.

 

 

 

 

 

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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.