Toddler Found after Wandering from Camp

DORENA, Ore. — A 22-month-old boy is safe after he wandered away from his family’s campsite Thursday evening. The boy went missing around 5:30 p.m. at the Rujada Campground, east of Dorena. Police deputies and troopers joined in the search with the parents and people at the campground. After about a half hour, a trooper … Continue reading »

The Sustainable Table: Eating Local

DORENA, Ore. — Ruby and Amber’s Organic Oasis, a small-scale farm just beyond Dorena Reservoir, sustains itself. The grain and hay grown here feed the horses, chickens, cattle and pigs. Those animals produce the fertilizer that helps the farm’s tomatoes flourish, onions develop and apples ripen. “We have essentially a closed-loop farm. We farm with … Continue reading »