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McKenzie River Reflections, McKenzie Bridge, Oregon, 97413

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

 
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

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

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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

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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

McKenzie River remembers  
McKenzie River remembers
07/03/2014

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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

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

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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

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

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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

Woman injured in Cutoff car wreck  
Woman injured in Cutoff car wreck
06/26/2014

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McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- MCKENZIE BRIDGE: Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Wednesday afternoon’s single vehicle injury traffic crash that occurred along Highway 126 south of Santiam Pass in Linn County.... View

 
Sunken Kia still underwater
06/26/2014

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McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- VIDA: A vehicle involved in a fatal accident last month remains on the bottom of the McKenzie River. On May 13th, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a submerged vehicle in the water near milepost 31 at approximately 6:57 p.m.... View

Another killed in a Pass crash  
Another killed in a Pass crash
05/22/2014

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McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- SANTIAM PASS: A traffic crash Sunday afternoon took the life of one man and injured eight others.... View

Vandals lock out public at Blue River’s Park  
Vandals lock out public at Blue River’s Park
05/22/2014

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McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- BLUE RIVER: There won’t be anyone playing baseball, basketball or even tennis at the Blue River Park until further notice. People wanting to have a cookout or picnic will have to go elsewhere as well. The restrictions went into effect last week in response to a rash of vandalism that escalated beyo... View

McKenzie Sports Report  
McKenzie Sports Report
04/24/2014

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

Utilities launch River projects  
Utilities launch River projects
04/24/2014

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McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- The Eugene Water & Electric Board and the Metropolitan Wastewater Management Com-mission of Eugene and Springfield have partnered with a water conservation organization, The Freshwater Trust (TFT), on two separate programs that improve the health of the McKenzie River.... View

 
Board opts for full principal & 1/2 super
04/24/2014

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McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- FINN ROCK: “This is a great opportunity for all of us to set aside our negativity, egos and our agendas to come together,” was the way McKenzie School Board member Debbie Peterson helped set the stage for last Wednesday’s monthly meeting. Board chairman Kent Roberts shared those sentiments by sayin... View

Time to get out and wet a line  
Time to get out and wet a line
04/24/2014

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McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- The 2014 outdoor recreation season will get a boost this weekend starting with the annual Fisherman’s Breakfast, set for Saturday, April 26th. The event, sponsored by McKenzie Fire & Rescue at the Leaburg Training Center, will be held between 6 and 11 a.m. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for kids... View

 
March storms lifted Oregon’s water forecasts
04/17/2014

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McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- “March was a great month for the Pacific Northwest” for the collection of mountain snowpack that will feed the Columbia and Snake rivers and their tributaries this spring and summer, according to Joanne Salerno, a senior hydrologist for the Northwest River Forecast Center.... View

Expect crews to begin burning  
Expect crews to begin burning
04/17/2014

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McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- Controlled fires will happen from now through June... View