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The Precautionary Principle
A long-term perspective for Lane County
by Mary O’Brien

By David Wagner


What’s All the Dam Fuss About?
Army Corps plays with Willamette water flows
By Camilla Mortensen

Green Douglas firs where the waters cut through.

Down her wild mountains and canyons she flew.

Canadian Northwest to the ocean so blue,

This is Not Pyrite


Grill Your Server
The art of decoding menus
By Ari LeVaux



Amazon Option 
The best of the EmX choices for west Eugene
by Tom Schneider

Facing the Facts
Photovoltaic panels are a net loss for the environment 
By Warren Weisman

Country’s Comeback
Son Volt goes back to basics

Music Shorts
Fool’s Gold, 3 Inches of Blood, Alexandre Dossin, Meaghan Smith, memorial for Scott Herscher






Axe & Fiddle Jessie Williams, Mary Lou, Felecia & the Dinosaur, Gobloots­7; Variety, n/c

Bar 201 Mixology Thursday­7; Jazz fusion, n/c

Black Forest “Songwriters Showcase” w/Isaac Hall, Adam Disconnected­10; Variety, n/c

Blind Pig Open Mic­8; n/c


Country’s Comeback
Son Volt goes back to basics
by Sara Brickner

Paying for Spirit Work
Money and gifts are just forms of energy
By David Lang



Visual Art:
Challenges and Changes
Jill Hartz on the past, present and future of the J-Schnitz

First Comes Marriage
Eugene Opera opens starry season with Mozart


Pink, Poignant and Fun

LUV YA BUNCHES, fiction by Lauren Myracle. Amulet Books, 2009. $15.95.