Pathways: Santiam High students connected to professional insights

May 2018 Posted in Community, News, Other, People, School, Your Health | Comments Off on Pathways: Santiam High students connected to professional insights

[caption id="attachment_3395" align="alignright" width="300"] Santiam High School students engage with real world medical skills with a mannequin. Allison McKenzie[/caption] By Mary Owen Santiam High School freshmen just wrapped up this year’s career pathway program designed to open their eyes and minds to ...

Rock steady: Schools receive seismic upgrades

May 2018 Posted in Community, News, School | Comments Off on Rock steady: Schools receive seismic upgrades

By Mary Owen Thanks to two state grants, the Stayton High School fabrications/wood shop building and Sublimity Middle School will undergo seismic upgrading this summer. “The work will begin in mid-June at both sites, as soon as school is out,” said Andy ...

Adaptation: Siegmund adds new CFO, equipment

May 2018 Posted in Business, Community, News, Other, People | Comments Off on Adaptation: Siegmund adds new CFO, equipment

[caption id="attachment_3397" align="alignleft" width="278"] Siegmund Excavation & Construction’s new chief financial officer, Ryan Parker. Submitted Photo[/caption] By Mary Owen A Stayton business trio is making a number of strategic moves to better serve customers, improve efficiencies, and address changing market conditions. “We entered ...

Saved!: Historic Railroad Bridge receives major Department of Transportation grant

April 2018 Posted in Community, Nature, News | Comments Off on Saved!: Historic Railroad Bridge receives major Department of Transportation grant

[caption id="attachment_3342" align="alignright" width="300"] Mill City’s Historic Railroad Bridge. Courtesy Lynda Harrington[/caption]   By Mary Owen Mill City’s Save Our Bridge Committee just received an astonishing $8.1 million windfall that left most members with their eyes and mouths wide open. “We are in a ...

Banding together: River Fusion 22 named Oregon Festival of the Year

April 2018 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community, Food And Drink, News | Comments Off on Banding together: River Fusion 22 named Oregon Festival of the Year

By Mary Owen River Fusion 22 was chosen as the Oregon Festival of the Year for festivals by the Oregon Festivals & Events Association. “We’re thrilled!” said Allison McKenzie, executive director of GROW-EDC. Two  Ovation awards are given to festivals, one for ...

Service integration: Community collaboration outreach expands

February 2018 Posted in Community, News, Other, People | Comments Off on Service integration: Community collaboration outreach expands

By Mary Owen Help for those in the Santiam Canyon is growing through a unique outreach: Service Integration Teams. “One of the biggest challenges for our smaller communities is being able to find a simple way to respond to needs of individuals, ...

Recovery help: Fire-impacted businesses can apply for low-interest loans

January 2018 Posted in Community, Nature, News | Comments Off on Recovery help: Fire-impacted businesses can apply for low-interest loans

By Mary Owen [caption id="attachment_3263" align="alignright" width="300"] Breitenbush Hot Springs Retreat and Conference Center.[/caption] Detroit area businesses impacted by recent wildfires may get a hand-up from Marion County Emergency Management. The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest loans for working capital ...

Host of experience: Ron Harding named city administrator in Aumsville

September 2016 Posted in News, People | Comments Off on Host of experience: Ron Harding named city administrator in Aumsville

[caption id="attachment_2853" align="alignright" width="300"] Myrna and Ron Harding have been married for 31 years. Ron is the new city administrator for Aumsville.[/caption] By Mary Owen Aumsville is the “perfect community” for Ron Harding, the city’s new administrator. “It’s very similar to my hometown ...

Wearing many hats: David Marshall Sublimity’s first city manager

September 2016 Posted in News, People | Comments Off on Wearing many hats: David Marshall Sublimity’s first city manager

[caption id="attachment_2857" align="alignright" width="227"] Sublimity City Manager David Marshall[/caption] By Mary Owen Sublimity welcomes David Marshall as the city’s first-ever city manager, a job that embraces many roles. Marshall said his new job will be challenging as he juggles many hats including city ...

Adding staff: City of Sublimity

June 2016 Posted in News | Comments Off on Adding staff: City of Sublimity

By Mary Owen Sublimity is taking steps to add a city administrator to its employee roster. “The city of Sublimity City Council has determined that a city administrator would be a good fit for our community because it provides for continuity of ...