As of Thursday, Stanley is staying in a hotel in Eugene, awaiting word from fire officials as to when it's safe to return -- and if there's a home for her to return to. Level 3 means "GO NOW." “That formed the term paper for my BFA.”. “(Blue River's) never been incorporated. We are the only fire sprinkler program endorsed by the American Fire Sprinkler Association. I just read this story on KVAL’s ( A Eugene t.v station) website. Oregon Wildfires: Evacuation Order For Blue River In Upper McKenzie Bridge Area By Love Cross & Angela Kellner • Sep 7, 2020 The Lionshead fire grew to more than 18,000 acres on Sunday, Sept. 6, leading to more closures of the Mount Jefferson Wilderness Area. Anybody could just go and pick a book up and bring it back when they wanted to,” Krieger said. “Be aware that you've basically taken that little frame out of reality and turned it into something else. Especially critical was the loss of the medical clinic. 6/15/2020 - 2:47 pm . Posted By: Bob Schaper. We have posted two FEMA releases, combined with other govt. Using his lens to point the way, Krieger’s film arrests the subject in time, creating a visible testimonial to what once was. Today, with the timber industry all but removed from local economies, Oregon 126’s 60-mile stretch is a very diverse political and economic stretch of towns. Fire intensity of the Beachie Creek and Lionshead fires as well as the fire in the Blue River area. Fire crews say resources are scarce as the fire continues to burn through several communities in Lane County. BUT, YOU DO HAVE TELEPHONES DON’T YOU. In Oregon, a fast-moving wildfire caused "catastrophic damage" and probably loss of life in the town of Blue River east of Eugene-Springfield, Lane County officials said. Krieger’s photo essays can provide a marker of this progression. The number of structures burnt to the ground- destroyed and looted during the Portland riots ? Seems like a reality check by them is in order. Maybe you have a few things to sell? “His body of work on the 'Hamlets of Lane County' is really a lasting legacy for Lane County. Established in 1941, Camp Lejeune Fire & Emergency Service Division is presently comprised of an all civilian professional government employee workforce. Blue River Fire northeast of San Carlos, Arizona, June 7, 2020. Here are Jerry and Nadine Clocksin who ran the Sable Ray Market, the Blue River grocery store, before moving to Detroit to open another grocer there. I don’t know how they do it. Winning this battle not only meant more fish higher in the river, but an economic injunction to guides and protection for local state of Oregon employees. “Black-and-white needs only need a single layer, and it's good, it's much better resolution and of finer quality.”. In January 1989, Helfrich moved to join Aaron’s multigenerational clan on the McKenzie River Corridor. Brush, tall grass, and hardwood litter. We’re in deep doo-doo here” ! NewsChannel 21 spoke Thursday with Melanie Stanley, affectionately known as the “unofficial mayor” of Blue River. I saw coverage on every single national news website I visited. 'Blue River is pretty much a total loss' The Holiday Farm Fire has destroyed the town of Blue River and killed at least one person, a fire marshal spokesman confirmed Saturday morning. “Right now, there's three relief centers (in Leaburg, Blue River and Rainbow). High-dollar outdoor sports commuters migrate through. And the answer will be tragic for far too many. In the absence of government, private citizens step up. The more yellow the pixels the more intense the fire. She said while fire crews have strongly advised people to evacuate, some residents chose to stay behind, to guard their property from possible looters. Email him at mdenis@registerguard.com. Learn more about Rhea here. As his 1994 exhibition paper describes, Krieger first left people out of his photos, instead choosing to focus on the dilapidated buildings that dotted Blue River’s desiccated landscape. “The captions are part of the photo. Longtime publisher of the weekly McKenzie River Reflections Ken Engelman recalled the community circa 1994 while perusing the Krieger's photos. You are a disgusting bag of scum- with your… “hey- where are the feds ? I go there a couple of times a month with excess clothing or shoes or blankets or whatever I've got and other people are doing the same thing to help someone who you know lost everything.”. The photographer’s 1994 “Blue River Anthology” (members.efn.org/~hkrieger/blue.htm) and early 2000s “Hamlets of Lane County” chronicles waning lumber towns along Oregon Route 126. This work force is charged with providing the highest level of Fire and Emergency Services possible to all the military, civilians, and visitors working, living or visiting our base. Even before the Holiday Farm Fire, most were long gone in 2020. Ya shoulda thought about that when you personally decided not to sign the petition to recall this complete failure of a Governor- who has been at the helm of every major disaster this state has seen- ever ! Though the two photographers' subject matter may be different, the integral nature of their work, recording images that give context to the world, is similar. There's no entity to go to,” Helfrich said. This is not about you. Hey Tripod…you do realize that resources are stretched thin. It helps tell the story and makes it more amusing,” Krieger said. Yesterday's activity has subsided with only smoldering remaining. “He works in a project-oriented way, telling us a narrative with several photographs,” Bergeman said. I don’t agree with.. or even like what you said, but I liked the way you said it. When the library was first built, it was open 24 hours a day with anyone allowed to go in and take a book out. Coincidentally, for Krieger, black-and-white also performed better in digital photos. Firefighters are Super Heros. She described it as apocalyptic, saying an unknown number of homes have burned to the ground, and only poles stand in places where signs used to be. Pricy RVs drive alongside 30-year-old pickup trucks through communities where crime rates and drug use rise. I know you can’t get there and wouldn’t spend the money to send people there if you could. There’s zero.”. He also said a firefighter told him that between 80 and 100 buildings were destroyed. After September's catastrophic Holiday Farm Fire, Krieger’s work documenting the McKenzie River Corridor at the turn of the century became all the more indispensable. In 2020, those faces communicate what could be given good fortune and an extraordinary amount of work. A level 3 evacuation notice is extended to Walterville Elementary from McKenzie Ranger station, especially the North Gate Creek and Goodpasture areas as the fire is moving west according to officials. It doesn't have a government. The Holiday Farm fire destroyed nearly every structure in the remote town of Blue River and cut McKenzie Valley residents off from key services: the post office, the library, the general market. The majority of employers along McKenzie Highway include the forest service, school districts and a nascent outdoor industry. – Contests & Promotions, Fire / Fire Alert / Oregon-Northwest / Top Stories, Sign up for News Channel 21 Email Newsletters, Northwest Interagency Coordination Center’s website, St. Charles Redmond COVID-19 outbreak traced to patient who tested negative — twice, Oregon reports 22 more COVID-19 deaths, one from Deschutes; 877 new cases, https://ktvz.com/news/oregon-northwest/2020/09/10/with-so-many-fires-blazing-deq-issues-statewide-air-quality-alert-until-monday/. The Blue Ridge Piedmont Chapter of the American Red Cross, based in Hickory, is assisting the Mintons. In 1994, many of those businesses were remnants of a more fruitful time. Half-million-dollar homes clash with 50-year-old mobile home parks. Contacts: Blue River PSI, 816.604.6700. I got a serious four letter F word for you- but the B is having a bad day- so I’ll drop this on you instead- “Fool” ! “Before that, I was rather shy to photograph people, but then, I just started talking with them while walking around, taking pictures of people I’d meet,” Krieger said. “But it was always a free library. And that everyone is going the best job they can. Blue River, along the McKenzie River Highway east of Eugene and Springfield, lies in ruin more than a week the Holiday Farm fire swept through its … For the most updated information on the Holiday Farm Fire, visit the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center’s website or the fire's InciWeb page. There are false rumors that antifa started this fire. Didn’t we spend some of the FEMA funds to build 3 miles of new wall down south that Mexico was going to pay for in the first place? The former professor at Linn Benton Community College encourages his acolytes to understand what it is they’re capturing. In 2020, though, the Blue River School where she used to teach served as a refuge during the Holiday Farm Fire. https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7170/. “It had services that keep (us from) having to travel outside of the community to have fresh meat and vegetables.”. 'It's nothing but burnt sticks right now,' Melanie Stanley says -- but 'we are McKenzie Strong', (Update: Adding video, comments from Blue River resident). Photography accompanies and accounts for photographer Herman Krieger’s adventurous life journey. In 1947, the fire department changed names to the Breckenridge Volunteer Fire Department until 1976 when a special taxing district was officially formed renaming the department to the Red, White and Blue Fire Protection District as it is called today. From photographing for the UAW-CIO in the Motor City in the 1940s to (illegally) cataloging Soviet Russia in the 1960s, through his viewfinder, Krieger captures an essential essence, a flicker of the immortal in a mortal world. Haha, big guy upstairs can’t get em right every time I guess lol seriously though, you wrote that well & I thought it should be noted. – MCC is offering the following Fire Continuing Education courses this spring: Rhea Panela is a multimedia journalist for NewsChannel 21. The three words I have heard “It’s mostly gone.” Hope that fills your need to know, morbid as it is. 1995, however, marked a rapid decline in developing any film as digital photography emerged. “We are 'McKenzie Strong.'”. “You want it to go back to those yummy  times when those pictures were taken.”. “It burned straight through Blue River,” Stanley said. Severe Weather In one of the more striking portraits, the late Frances O’Brien, former Blue River Library librarian and founder, looks out from behind a windowed door, nameplate taped above a sign designating “OFFICE.” O’Brien, maybe the most recognizable Blue River icon, stares out with giving eyes framed by wired, grandmotherly glasses, hair uniformly askew and tended to. While his intent was to tell a story through these deceased places, Krieger's mentor, Professor Dell, and his PhotoZone Gallery colleagues, though, convinced him that an honest portrait of Blue River would include its current residents. Screw you ! We are providing all the official info we can, and they are putting it out as fast as they can. notices. The fire department's Blue River station is destroyed, its equipment is burned, and a number of the crew members have lost their homes and livelihoods in … All things Blue River, Oregon, and surrounding areas... Got an event you want to share with your neighbors? https://ktvz.com/news/oregon-northwest/2020/09/10/with-so-many-fires-blazing-deq-issues-statewide-air-quality-alert-until-monday/. BLUE RIVER, Ore. (KTVZ) -- As the Holiday Farm Fire rages on, burning 145,000 acres as of Thursday, people who had to evacuate the McKenzie River Valley are left wondering if … The email says: Lemme guess- you now know someone who is suffering from her incompetence- and you want D-Trump to send in the Rescue Rangers ! GO BACK TO CALIFORNIA AND QUIT YOUR COMPLAINING. The dry and windy conditions and high temperatures caused the fire to spread quickly. Today even the remaining few are gone. Hey Barney, how about some news about the affected towns in the Canyon and the McKenzie. After the Holiday Farm Fire blazed more than 170,000 acres, razed entire towns like Blue River and forced thousands to evacuate, the images now represent what communal spirit and energy might be raised again. RAINBOW, Ore. -- A new Level 3 evacuation order was issued just before midnight for residents near Blue River and McKenzie Bridge. The lightning ignited Blue River Fire is burning 7 miles southeast of Alpine, Arizona within the Wallow Fire scar. Oregon’s wildfires are now closing in on one million acres and hundreds of homes lost, and still no word from the feds about emergency funding and other help. Welcome! Holiday fire is now nearly 4 times as big as the city of Eugene. If 1994 were the end of an era, 2020, despite its tragedy, may mark overcoming to the next one. Her husband worked in the lumber mill and she would leave books out of the front porch for passing truckers. 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