Wildwood Falls Safety Questioned

DORENA, Ore. — The safety of a popular swimming hole is being called into question after a boy drowned there Tuesday afternoon. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says the 16-year-old died after trying to save his 13-year-old brother who had slipped and fell into Wildwood Falls near Dorena. Rescue crews say the 13-year-old was able … Continue reading »

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 »