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Bank for pond called a “high hazard”  
Bank for pond called a “high hazard”
03/20/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- WALTERVILLE:  Water levels... View

Student discipline comes under fire  
Student discipline comes under fire
03/20/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- FINN ROCK: A scuffle in the dark at a basketball game a week ago rebounded into an evening of hot talk for the McKenzie School Board Wednesday night. At issue was a decision from an executive session the night before clearing Superintendent Dr. Sally Storm of charges that she had shoved a student a... View

Van slides in after driving sideways  
Van slides in after driving sideways
03/20/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- VIDA: A Thursday afternoon accident caused a silver van to fly through the air before coming to rest on two wheels. According to Oregon State Police reports, a 2003 Honda pilot was westbound in the 45000 block of the McKenzie Highway around 2 p.m. on March 13th, when for an unknown reason it veered... View

 
Bid for McKenzie water denied
03/20/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- A plan to tap into 22 million gallons of McKenzie River water per day got a thumbs down last week from the State Water Resources Department. The decision came after the Willamette Water Co. appealed a 2012 recommendation from administrative law judge James Han to deny the company’s application.... View

 
Room for improvement
03/20/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- One responsibility of government entities in our free society is to inform the public, not merely those directly involved, of activities affecting citizens. The law requires a notice of an upcoming meeting be “posted” in advance. It doesn’t limit how that must be done. A flyer in the local post off... View

 
Between the Lines
03/26/2014

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     Recently I have been hearing a lot of noise about a new anti bullying law introduced in  the Minnesota Legislature. The new law seems to have raised a bit of controversy, some say the law goes way beyond what is needed, and others say it doesn’t go far enough. ... View

 
Between the Lines
04/02/2014

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)- Zygi Wilf and his band of merry men have got the Robin Hood idea in reverse, rob from the poor to give to the rich. Don’t get me wrong there is nothing wrong with being rich, but sometimes it seems wrong when they use black mail to get more for their piggy banks.... View

Snowpack levels do a turn around  
Snowpack levels do a turn around
02/27/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- OREGON CASCADES: With around 5 1/2 feet of snow at Hoodoo and over 11 feet at Mt. Bachelor February’s strong snowstorms brought a welcome change for resort owners and those who might wonder if summer stream flows would be impacted by little runoff. ... View

McKenzie Memories event returning for a third year  
McKenzie Memories event returning for a third year
04/03/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- EUGENE: A paddle down a stream full of memories is planned for the night of April 4th. The third annual McKenzie Memories history event will feature storytelling, music, rare historic films and photographs of the McKenzie River.... View

 
Rebekahs winding down after 100 years
02/27/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- WALTERVILLE: One hundred years ago, many women in Walterville and Leaburg, as well as other McKenzie area residents, joined together to form the Welcome Rebekah Lodge - an adjunct of the 100F organization. Recently that group disbanded, ending a century of dedication and service to the river commun... View

 
User talks still on track
02/27/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- FINN ROCK: Agreements between the McKenzie School District and the McKenzie Community Track are continuing, according to Elizabeth Carr. Acting as a liaison between the school district’s board and the governing body for the track, she characterized the interactions between the two as, “Truly symbio... View

 
Between the Lines
04/09/2014

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)- 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... View

 
McKenzie School District – What’s next?
04/08/2014

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

 
Between the Lines
03/05/2014

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     Lately there has been strong desire from the people to allow the use of medical marijuana, and in a couple of states for recreational use.... View

 
Steelhead study shows they can adapt
04/03/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- Results of a study of stocks of wild steelhead in two nearby streams show the potential for young salmonids to adapt to warmer water temperature, according to recent research.... View

 
Start, Run and Grow Business program
04/03/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- FINN ROCK: People interested in starting a new business or improving the one they already own are invited to this month’s general meeting of the McKenzie River Chamber of Commerce. Meagan O’Connor, Education Coordinator/Business Advisor at Lane Community College’s Small Business Development Center ... View

 
Between the Lines
03/12/2014

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-      The Minnesota State Legislature has found itself in an unusual position — it seems they collected too much money from the taxpayers last year. For what ever reason, the state has found it has a one point two billion dollar surplus. ... View

 
Between the Lines
03/19/2014

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     Hunger in America is becoming epidemic, yet in the United States we have an overall standard of living near the top of the list. We have so much in this country that many people don’t give a second thought to hunger. ... View