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Occasional raindrops do little to help drying state
When Oregonians can rototill their gardens in March, but then have to water their lawns all throughout April and May, you know it’s drier than usual....
UO student drowns in the Blue Pool
MCKENZIE BRIDGE: The Linn County Sheriff’s Office reports that a 21-year-old University of Oregon student drowned in east Linn County. Police said the victim was identified as Alex James Rovello from Portland, Oregon, a student at the University of Oregon. Alex was also a member of the UO Tennis Te...
Candidates address school issues
FINN ROCK: People had an opportunity last Thursday to match faces with names that appear on the May 21st ballot, during a candidates forum for contested seats on the McKenzie School Board....
Caps and Gowns
WWG — For thirty-six seniors this will be the end of 13 years of education and the beginning of new challenges and further education. Some will go on to higher education of four years or more, some will attend community colleges learning practical skills. Others w...
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I don’t know too many people that don’t like bacon. Thick sliced is probably the best in my estimation, but regular bacon is probably the most consumed of the products....
Weight limit lifted from bridge
VIDA: Another chapter of the Goodpasture Covered Bridge story is now complete with revised bridge load posting signs installed. The bridge is now weight limited at 44-tons, which will allow legal loaded trucks (80,000 lbs.) to carry an additional 8,000 lbs. for more efficient transport of logs, roc...
Hwy. 242 open for some
On 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. And, on May 1st, the entire length ...
Forest Service opts for newer airtankers
U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell announced on Monday that the agency has issued a notice of intent to award contracts to five companies to provide a total of seven Next Generation airtankers for wildfire suppression....
City valuation increased by $60,000
Westbrook — Three persons asked for review of their property within the city of Westbrook. County assessor Gail Bondhus brought information about taxable properties in the city. ...
Students document guiding’s heritage
VIDA: The River Stories history project at the University of Oregon added to their video library during a cookout at Roy and Shelly Pruitt’s house last Saturday. During the outing, Roy showed the steps necessary to mix and bake perfect biscuits in a Dutch oven. Other McKenzie River guides, includin...
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