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Teaming up for fire prevention  
Teaming up for fire prevention
06/26/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- MCKENZIE BRIDGE: Two McKenzie High School students, Bailey Adams and Shayla Harlan, are featured on this year’s “Smokey and the Eagles” poster. Joined by Smokey the Bear, the trio is promoting a fire prevention program sponsored by the McKenzie River Ranger District.... View

 
Board airs plan, plot and petroleum
06/26/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- FINN ROCK: A 2011 strategic plan developed for the McKenzie School District may be lying on a shelf but it continues to pop up during public comment sessions during board meetings. Nimrod resident Connie Huff questioned its status last Wednesday saying she was, “Curious to see if, when this was pre... View

Fawns are better left alone  
Fawns are better left alone
07/03/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- A well-meaning person finds a young deer fawn alone in the wild, assumes it is lost, orphaned or hurt, and takes it home with them to nurse it back to health. Not only is this a bad idea, it’s against the law.... View

Cane’s retirement recalls dept.’s growth  
Cane’s retirement recalls dept.’s growth
07/03/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- LEABURG: Words like “Fun, challenging and sometimes a lot of work,” come to mind when Pat Cane recalls her time with  McKenzie River Fire & Rescue. Since joining the organization’s staff as a “part-time” secretary back in 1986 she’s become a familiar voice over the phone, or the face at t... View

Fish Lake on Historic Registry  
Fish Lake on Historic Registry
07/24/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- 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... View

McKenzie River remembers  
McKenzie River remembers
07/03/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- Do you remember a bright-eyed young man who played basketball and the saxophone for McKenzie High School, loved to ski, and cherished friends and family? The employees at McKenzie River Ranger District do. And every year they raise funds for the scholarship named in his honor – the Doug Dunbar Scho... View

When hatchery and wild steelhead mix  
When hatchery and wild steelhead mix
07/24/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- 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.... View

Blue River woman killed in wreck  
Blue River woman killed in wreck
07/24/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- 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. ... View

 
Serious injury in Saturday wreck
07/03/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- VIDA: On Saturday, June 28th, at approximately 3:00 p.m. a 1999 Honda Accord 2 door driven by Janice Marie Smith of Warm Springs Oregon, was traveling eastbound on Hwy. 126 near milepost 28.  For unknown reasons the driver veered onto the soft gravel shoulder, over corrected and crossed t... View

Timber harvest on the rise  
Timber harvest on the rise
07/24/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- 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... View