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March storms lifted Oregon’s water forecasts
“March was a great month for the Pacific Northwest” for the collection of mountain snowpack that will feed the Columbia and Snake rivers and their tributaries this spring and summer, according to Joanne Salerno, a senior hydrologist for the Northwest River Forecast Center....

Truck wreck blocks Hwy. 126 Truck wreck blocks Hwy. 126
VIDA: Two people were injured Friday morning in a commercial truck crash on Highway 126 about five miles east of Vida....

Westbrook man killed in car accident Westbrook man killed in car accident
    westbrook — According to the Cottonwood County Sheriff’s office, local contractor David  Eugene Pederson 62, was killed early Sunday morning when he was partially ejected from the  vehicle he was driving....

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Betwen the Lines
    There  has been a lot of action in regards to raising minimum wage both at state and federal levels....

Between the Lines
When  it comes to healthy eating we have been told of the virtues of vegan diet, and avoiding  things like bacon, eggs, coffee and chocolate. Well we carnivores now have something to be excited about.  According to recent studies we meat eaters live longer  t...

McKenzie School District – What’s next?
McKenzie Schools superintendent Sally Storm’s acceptance of a new position has opened up an opportunity for the community to rethink the way educational programs function locally. Occurring this late in the year, her resignation makes it tough for the school board to conduct a full search for a new...

Expect crews to begin burning Expect crews to begin burning
Controlled fires will happen from now through June...

Smokey’s going techie Smokey’s going techie
MCKENZIE BRIDGE: Traveler’s passing by the McKenzie River Ranger District office will soon be getting fire related updates via a new electronic reader board. The structure, now under construction, replaces a static display board next to an image of Smokey the Bear familiar around the region....

Ordinance issue solved by council
    westbrook — Last month two ordinance changes were presented to the city council to read and approve. Apparently there was some question about the proposed ordinance amendments, as several citizens showed up to discuss the proposed amendments. ...

Council discussed tax forfeited properties
    The Walnut Grove City Council met in a regular session on the 10th day of March 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the council room. ...