Neighbors Describe Tense Standoff

BLUE RIVER, Ore. — Police say the man involved in an armed standoff Tuesday in Blue River is facing several charges. Now we’re hearing from one of the men he allegedly shot at. Reno Clark says he woke up to his neighbor yelling. When he walked outside onto his porch to find out what was … Continue reading »

Emergency Access Denied: LCSO Funding

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — When you call 9-1-1 you expect help fast. But in some parts of Lane County where there’s hundreds of miles of rural land and a diminished patrol force, you could be waiting for hours. It’s been an uphill battle for the Lane County Sheriff’s Office for decades, so much that they … Continue reading »

Police Investigate Deadly Hwy 126 Crash

VIDA, Ore. — A Blue River woman is dead after an early-morning crash on Highway 126. Police say a Toyota Camry was driving eastbound at about 1:45 a.m. Sunday when it crossed the center line. The car’s driver over-corrected and crashed into a ditch near milepost 30. Police say the driver, 40-year-old Jennifer Coach, was … Continue reading »

Track and Field of Dreams

BLUE RIVER, Ore. — Field of Dreams was baseball. Track and Field of dreams, is track and field. And that’s exactly what they have in the McKenzie Community Track and Field. A grand opening and track and field events were held Friday to show off the finished product. It’s the result of dreams and donations … Continue reading »

911 Outage: Blue River

BLUE RIVER, Ore. – 911 service has been restored for residents living in Blue River. It was disrupted earlier Monday. Century Link is investigating the cause.

911 Services Down in Blue River

BLUE RIVER, Ore. — The city of Blue River and it’s surrounding areas experienced a phone outage on Sunday. Century Link said the outages are isolated to that area, however residents can make phone calls within the area. 911 isn’t operational, so residents who have an emergency are urged to call the fire district at … Continue reading »

Winter Weather Causes Slick Conditions

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — The winter storm may have moved out of Lane County, but the moisture it left behind could still cause some problems for travelers headed to the Cascades. The snow and slush from that winter storm could potentially freeze overnight and cause some patches of black ice. Roads in higher elevations are … Continue reading »