From Our Files (March 1, 2023)


March 1, 2023

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March 1998: Then-new County Parks Director Brian Carroll checks out progress on construction of a new log boom system being designed to keep debris out of the boat ramp area at Whitcomb Creek.

March 1, 1973

Strong winds estimated to have reached up to 50 mph fanned near-dormant slash burning piles into flame and ignited a 15-acre forest fire 20 miles northeast of Sweet Home.

The blaze blackened about seven acres of recently replanted Weyerhaeuser slash land and set numerous spot fires in old growth timber on about eight acres of BLM land.

"Ding-A-Ling Daze," a retail promotion for Sweet Home, is scheduled for two days in May by the Retail Trades committee of the Chamber of Commerce.

Emphasis of the program will be on the first day when merchants and employees are encouraged t...

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