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District to reach out to community
10/23/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- FINN ROCK: “I’ve been trying to emphasize the idea of public relations and relationship building,” was the way Jim Thomas explained his work as the new McKenzie Schools superintendent. Speaking at last week’s meeting of the school board, he encouraged the district to again work on developing a stra... View

Hawks fly past Chargers  
Hawks fly past Chargers
09/17/2014

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     Madelia — After coming off the first win of the season last week against Alden Conger, the Chargers ran into trouble at Madelia. In an offensive shoot-out quarterback Tristan Joel put up good numbers completing 18 of 32 passes for 252 yards, compared to 290 yards for the Bla... View

Chargers top Knights in home opener  
Chargers top Knights in home opener
09/10/2014

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     Wwg — After the Chargers outscored Alden Conger in the first half 26-6 it looked like they would cruise to an easy victory. However when the Knights put up 16 unanswered points in the third quarter,  they knew they were in a real dog fight. But in the fourth quarte... 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

 
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

 
Chargers shutout Fulda 24-0
10/15/2014

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     Fulda — The Chargers rebounded nicely as they took an early 16 point lead in the first quarter against the Raiders last Friday night, then added another score in the third to gain the victory. ... View

 
Chargers crush the Wildcats 42-6
10/01/2014

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     WWG — The coaching staff had its concerns about coming into the game last Friday night. Since the beginning  of the season  injuries have piled up leaving several key positions to be filled by underclassmen. Things were so bad that coach Theisen said, “we... 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

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

 
Chargers get blasted by Patriots
09/24/2014

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     Hills — The Chargers faced a tough opponent last week as they travelled to Hills to take on the  Hills Beaver Creek Patriots.... View

Volunteer honored for forest clean up  
Volunteer honored for forest clean up
10/23/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- BLUE RIVER: Monty Wilson, a Recreation Volunteer for the McKenzie River Ranger District from Blue River, was honored earlier this month by for his work cleaning up the forest. The District held a lunch and slideshow on October 2nd and presented Wilson with outdoor gear as a thank you for all his ef... 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

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