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Blue River woman killed in wreck Blue River woman killed in wreck
VIDA: Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into an early Sunday morning single vehicle traffic crash that resulted in the death of a 40-year-old woman along Highway 126 about four miles east of Vida. ...

Fish Lake on Historic Registry Fish Lake on Historic Registry
The rustic-style buildings at the Fish Lake Guard Station have been recognized as representative examples of federal administrative architecture made with local, natural materials that blend with the surrounding landscape. Built by the U.S. Forest Service and Civilian Conservation Corps for the San...

Stars to shine at Walnut Grove Stars to shine at Walnut Grove
    Walnut Grove — The city of Walnut Grove will be the center of the universe this weekend when 11 celebrity cast members will appear for the cast reunion of Little House on the Prairie. The reunion will also coincide with the fortieth anniversary of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Mu...

Cody Hartson killed in accident Cody Hartson killed in accident
    Special — Members of the communities of Garvin, Walnut Grove and Revere were saddened to learn of the death of Cody Hartson last Monday, July 14. ...

Wilder Pageant off to a good start Wilder Pageant off to a good start
By Tom Merchant...


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Between the Lines
    It seems lately all you hear  about on the network news is about war and disasters. We have become somewhat complacent about conflicts in the middle east and eastern Europe as well. ...

When hatchery and wild steelhead mix When hatchery and wild steelhead mix
Hatchery steelhead spawners are unlikely to contribute measurably to the natural productivity of a mixed population of hatchery and wild fish unless natural spawner abundance is generally below carrying capacity, according to a new study....

Timber harvest on the rise Timber harvest on the rise
In 2013, Oregon’s timber harvest rose to 4.2 billion board feet, marking four consecutive years of increase from the recession low of 2.72 billion board feet in 2009. “This was the first harvest above four billion board feet in seven years,” said ODF principal economist Brandon Kaetzel, “and repres...

Council looks at off road vehicles
    westbrook — City clerk Katie Steen brought up the issue of how to  deal with licensing of all-terrain vehicles....

Kris Isder — A Time for Change Kris Isder — A Time for Change
    Special — Growing up on  a farm southeast of Westbrook, Kris Isder never gave a thought to doing anything in regards to ministry. She says, “although I was active in the church, when I was growing up pastors were men. I had never considered going into the ministry....