Action! Giving back honored in ad

November 2018 Posted in Community, News | Comments Off on Action! Giving back honored in ad

Local business owner Priscilla Glidewell was recently chosen to be the “face” of Budget Blinds Cares national ad campaign. Glidewell, who owns Budget Blinds of Mid-Willamette Valley and Keizer, recently received a call from Home Franchise Concepts that she would be ...

Tournament grants reach all-time high

November 2018 Posted in Community, News | Comments Off on Tournament grants reach all-time high

The Santiam Canyon Youth Benefit Golf Tournament will award a record amount of grant funds in 2019, according to organizer Mike Long. Eighteen years ago, when the tournament was first started, they were able to donate about $2,500 to local youth ...

Vote: Ballots due Nov. 6, 8 p.m.

October 2018 Posted in Community, News | Comments Off on Vote: Ballots due Nov. 6, 8 p.m.

By Mary Owen   Collaboration between city councils and city residents is at the top of the list of fixes in most cities this November, followed by growth, budgets and development. “Managing growth, always street and sidewalk build, maybe a neighborhood advisory group ...

MobilePack: Food-boxing event benefiting starving children needs volunteers

October 2018 Posted in Community, Food And Drink, News, Other | Comments Off on MobilePack: Food-boxing event benefiting starving children needs volunteers

By Mary Owen For the second year, MobilePack volunteers will help turn hunger into hope. “We are again partnering with Feed My Starving Children to pack meals of rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables, and nutritionally balanced vitamins and minerals,” said Kelly Fields, Stayton ...

Battle escalates: Marion County moves to intervene in Detroit Lake plan

September 2018 Posted in Community, Nature, News, Other, People, Your Health | Comments Off on Battle escalates: Marion County moves to intervene in Detroit Lake plan

[caption id="attachment_3468" align="alignleft" width="300"] Experts with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers discuss the controversial Detroit Lake fish project with residents at an Aug. 6 | meeting in Stayton. James Day[/caption] By James Day The ongoing process aimed at improving fish passage ...

Big show: Monster trucks, entertainment descends on Sublimity Harvest Festival

September 2018 Posted in News, Other | Comments Off on Big show: Monster trucks, entertainment descends on Sublimity Harvest Festival

By Mary Owen Monster trucks are coming to the 46th annual Sublimity Harvest Festival this month. “There are always new trucks, tractors and ATVs in each of the pulls, and this year we have a couple of new ones – Brandon and ...

Take two: Second River Fusion 22 unites communities

September 2018 Posted in Nature, News, Other | Comments Off on Take two: Second River Fusion 22 unites communities

By Mary Owen [caption id="attachment_3474" align="alignleft" width="300"] River Fusion 22 will include kayaking excursions. Sheldon Traver[/caption] River Fusion 22 will again celebrate the best of the regions outdoor recreation fun and small town charm. Launched last year during the Great American Eclipse, River ...

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 ...