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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

 
County to hear golf course appeal
10/30/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- EUGENE: Lane County’s deci-sion to deny a permit for a new subdivision has been appealed. The proposal would have replaced the 59-acre McKenzie River Golf Course with 27 new homes on 2-acre parcels.... View

Agencies agree on culvert upgrades  
Agencies agree on culvert upgrades
10/30/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- SALEM: Officials are saying taxpayers and native fish will both benefit under a new culvert repair pilot program agreed upon by the Oregon departments of Transportation and Fish and Wildlife, and recently approved by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission.... View

 
Early jail releases drop by almost 75%
10/30/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- EUGENE: A local option levy passed in May of 2013 funded additional jail beds in the Lane County Jail. Lane County Sheriff Tom Turner reports he’s pleased to report back a fiscal year comparison of capacity based releases (CBRs) for the year prior to the levy and the year following the levy.... View

 
McKenzie Sports Update
10/30/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- McKenzie Varsity Sports Schedule This Week... View

 
Between the Lines
10/22/2014

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     I love fall of the year, the air is clear, the moon is full and the skies are blue, unfortunately it is also a harbinger of the four letter words, the ones I can print, snow and cold. But I digress, back to those not so lazy days of summer,  but the serenity of fal... View

Wilber Dehne  
Wilber Dehne
10/30/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- In the afternoon of September 29th, Lt. Colonel Wilber “Wild Bill” Dehne soloed into the wild blue yonder for the final time. Our father, uncle, cousin and mentor passed away at the age of 96, having survived the Great Depression, WW II, the Korean War and the conflict in Viet Nam.... View

 
Between the Lines
11/05/2014

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-

     Right now Ebola is probably on the forefront of most peoples’ minds in this country,  and around the world in industrialized nations.

    This powerful nasty virus has infected thousands in Liberia, and to date has killed over 40... View


There’s a new bridge spanning Blue River  
There’s a new bridge spanning Blue River
11/06/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- The Walterville Community Center was the setting last week for an alumni reunion celebration of the Ford Institute Leadership Program participants. Five separate leadership-training pro-grams sponsored and funded by the Ford Family Foundation in Roseburg, have taken place in the McKenzie River comm... View

New dock at Leaburg Lake  
New dock at Leaburg Lake
11/06/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- LEABURG: A floating dock at Leaburg Lake that was removed two years ago has been replaced. The new structure is 26.5 ft long and 10 feet wide with a 7 foot cantilever section over the water. ... View

 
Between the Lines
10/15/2014

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     If you use a smart phone do not  download a flashlight app!... View

McKenzie High Sports  
McKenzie High Sports
11/06/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- McKenzie Varsity Sports Schedule This Week... View

McKenzie Sports Update  
McKenzie Sports Update
10/23/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- McKenzie Varsity Sports Schedule This Week... View

 
Between the Lines
11/12/2014

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     A friend of mine sent me this e-mail,  it is too good to not pass on ..... enjoy!... View

County denies golf course subdivision  
County denies golf course subdivision
10/16/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- WALTERVILLE: A plan that could have led to the redevelopment the McKenzie River Golf Course as a 27-home subdivision was rejected by Lane County last week. The decision by county planning director Matt Laird took into account current zoning, which would have allowed the 59-acre parcel to be divided... View

Tipster helps protect Belknap Bridge  
Tipster helps protect Belknap Bridge
10/16/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- RAINBOW: A phone call from a concerned resident helped Lane County officials catch an overweight empty rock quarry truck crossing the Belknap Covered Bridge on Wednesday, resulting in a $605 fine for the driver.... View

Forest gains $6.7 million grant  
Forest gains $6.7 million grant
11/20/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- BLUE RIVER: A long term research program at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest will continue for another six years, thanks to a $6.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The Long-Term Ecological Research Program (LETR) is focused on understanding ecological phenomena that occur over ... View

Forest roads face $3.2 million shortfall  
Forest roads face $3.2 million shortfall
10/23/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- RAINBOW: People had a chance to place some priorities on places that matter to them last Wednesday night. They did it by marking up maps to show which U.S. Forest Service roads they use and what sort of special places they feel are along those routes.... View

McKenzie High Sports  
McKenzie High Sports
11/20/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- McKenzie Varsity Sports Schedule This Week... 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