Pot policies: Cities grapple with legalization of marijuana in October

October 2015 Posted in Community, News | Comments Off on Pot policies: Cities grapple with legalization of marijuana in October

By Mary Owen An ordinance passed by the Stayton City Council to set rules for marijuana facilities to operate in the city goes into effect this month. “Currently, there are two dispensaries that have submitted applications to the state as of June ...

Land laws: Aumsville hosts regional workshop

October 2015 Posted in Community, News | Comments Off on Land laws: Aumsville hosts regional workshop

By Mary Owen Interested in learning about city land use in your town? “Property owners have rights and responsibilities that are governed through state wide land use laws,” Aumsville City Manager Maryann Hills said. “It is important for citizens to know what ...

Step by step: Mill City starts down the road to recovery after fire

October 2015 Posted in Community, News | Comments Off on Step by step: Mill City starts down the road to recovery after fire

By Mary Owen Mill City’s recovery from the August accidental fire that destroyed the building that housed the city’s library, records archive, public works department, and the Linn County Sheriff’s Office substation is in the planning stages. “We are intentionally in limbo,” ...

Got a permit?: Door-to-door salespeople need to stop by Stayton PD first

July 2015 Posted in News | Comments Off on Got a permit?: Door-to-door salespeople need to stop by Stayton PD first

By Mary Owen Next time you open the door to find a salesman trying to sell you the “latest and greatest” gidget, ask to see his permit. Anyone peddling wares door-to-door in Stayton will now require obtaining a permit from the city. ...

Resigned Lyons mayor, recorder quit

June 2015 Posted in News | Comments Off on Resigned Lyons mayor, recorder quit

By Mary Owen In the wake of recent resignations, city officials say the first item of business is to fill city council vacancies. “With qualified citizens, there is no reason for the city not to move forward,” said Troy Donohue, who was ...

Decision 2014: Four vie for three seats on Stayton city council

October 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off on Decision 2014: Four vie for three seats on Stayton city council

Editor’s note: In this issue we profile the candidates on the Nov. 4 ballot for the City of Stayton. In the Nov. 1 edition we will feature the Sublimity and Lyons races.  HANK PORTER is running unopposed for mayor.  He served ...

Decision 2014: Sublimity – Two run for mayor

November 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off on Decision 2014: Sublimity – Two run for mayor

Joanie Wigginton and Raymond Heuberger are running to be the mayor of Sublimity. Jim Kingsbury is the only candidate for one of two open council seats. Sublimity Mayor Gene Ditter, who is not seeking re-election, said key issues facing the city ...

Decision 2014: Lyons – Three candidates vie for two city council seats

November 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off on Decision 2014: Lyons – Three candidates vie for two city council seats

Lyon voters will cast their ballots for two city councilors in a three-way race. Mayor Dan Burroughs is running unopposed. Running for the two council seats are Lloyd Valentine, Stanley Franklin and Troy Donohue. The seat vacated by Councilor Gary ...

City seats: Voters now know November choices

September 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off on City seats: Voters now know November choices

Local citizens have stepped forward to serve their cities by running for mayoral and city council positions slated for the Nov. 4 general election ballot.  Running for office are: AUMSVILLE Mayor Harold White will run unopposed for another two-year term. Three city ...

A bump up: Quality score benefits Santiam Hospital

September 2014 Posted in Business, News | Comments Off on A bump up: Quality score benefits Santiam Hospital

By Mary Owen While more hospitals received penalties than bonuses for the second year of Medicare’s quality incentive program, Santiam Hospital got a bump up in payments. “It feels great to go up instead of down,” said Terry Fletchall, SH’s chief executive ...