Interconnected: SIT acknowledges backers, participants at year-end event

August 2018 Posted in Community, News, Other, People | Comments Off on Interconnected: SIT acknowledges backers, participants at year-end event

[caption id="attachment_3449" align="alignright" width="300"] Melissa Baurer, left, with representatives of Santiam Service Integration funding partners.[/caption] By Mary Owen Santiam Service Integration finished the school year with more than a few “warm fuzzies” and a lot of “kudos.” “When we work together, step out ...

Recall decision: Aumsville Safety Fee sparks opposition

July 2018 Posted in Business, Community, News, Other | Comments Off on Recall decision: Aumsville Safety Fee sparks opposition

By Mary Owen A Safety Fee to give Aumsville 24 /7 police coverage has become the catalyst for a July 3 recall vote on three Aumsville city councilors. Voters will decide whether or not to recall councilors Trina Lee, Kevin Crawford and ...

Fabulous 4th: Pancakes, parades, fun runs and fireworks planned

July 2018 Posted in Community, Food And Drink, Nature, News, Other | Comments Off on Fabulous 4th: Pancakes, parades, fun runs and fireworks planned

By Mary Owen Wave those sparklers and get ready to celebrate! Fourth of July events will be held up and down the Santiam Canyon, including Stayton, whose theme this year is “Still the Greatest Generation.” Kicking off the celebrations is the Stayton Eagles ...

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 ...