Oregon

Portland dockBy Finn J.D. John

The Portland municipal dock as it appeared around the time of the longshoremen’s strike.

When the gunfire broke out and he heard the bullets sizzling overhead, visiting New York senator Robert Wagner was dumbfounded.
“This can’t be true,” he said.
It was. The bullets had come from four “special police” guards — part of a group of 200 guards hired by the city of Portland to keep the peace on the waterfront during the big longshoremen’s strike. They were not professional cops.

Log truck at Leaburg LakeLEABURG: Passersby may have been surprised to see a logging operation underway on the banks of Leaburg Lake last Wednesday.

By Pete Petty

Track groundbreakingPhoto by West Coast Action Photos
Taking part in the ground breaking ceremony were Becky Jones, Marie Jones, Jody Jones, Jeff Sherman, and Faye Stewart.

BLUE RIVER: A wonderful day of celebration last Friday at the McKenzie Community Track and Field featured a ground breaking for the multi-purpose building that will be constructed at the track.

 

 

Relentless Rain Reschedules Red Devils

McKenzie Bridge, Rainbow, Blue River & Finn Rock property owner alert

from the McKenzie ClearWater Coalition

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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.