Happy Tails: City agrees to speed up dog park for possible summer opening

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By Mary Owen The Happy Tails Dog Park Committee requested the city move ahead immediately to complete the park in time for SummerFest and the Great American Eclipse. “The final money is in, and it’s ready for design and implementation,” committee members ...

On the upswing: Friends of Old Town awarded grants, plan June 3 tour

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By Mary Owen Two downtown buildings will get upgrades thanks to a grant from Oregon Heritage to Friends of Old Town Stayton. “Oregon Heritage, a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation, awarded 28 matching grants worth $2,455,700 to Oregon Main Street Network ...

Seismic rehab: Grants will allow NSSD to upgrade two schools, more needed

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By Mary Owen The North Santiam School District was recently awarded two grants from Oregon’s Seismic Rehabilitation Grant program. “The grants will be used to upgrade the manufacturing wing at Stayton High School and the brick main building at Sublimity Middle School,” ...

Eclipse planning: Communities work to ensure visitors have a good time

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By Mary Owen From Aumsville to Detroit, people in the Santiam Canyon are gearing up for the Great American Eclipse on Aug. 21. “Two of our tourism teams are meeting frequently to get ready for the influx of visitors, creating printed and ...

The Class of 2017: Area schools prepare to say farewell to graduates

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By Mary Owen Local graduates are getting ready to step into the next phases of their lives. Stayton High School Stayton High will have 125 graduates receiving diplomas at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 9 at the Salem Armory. The Class of 2017 valedictorians ...

Launching hope: eNRG Kayaking North Santiam’s Business of the Year

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By Mary Owen Kayaking down the North Fork of the Santiam River in the hot sun can be a fun summer activity for many outdoor lovers. “Our raft trips are very family friendly,” said Sam Drevo of eNRG Kayaking, offering trips out ...

City goals: Stayton sets three

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By Mary Owen The Stayton City Council has adopted three goals for 2017-2018. “We’ve done our best,” City Administrator Keith Campbell told city council members at their May 15 meeting. “These goals may be too broad or too narrow, or we may ...

Saturday market: Picken Coop hosts outdoor event

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By Mary Owen Good news, folks! The Saturday Market is back for the second summer at The Picken Coop’s parking lot through October. “Last year was good for starting up,” said Lora Sramek, owner of The Picken Coop. “This year, I ...

New digs: Vets throw party to celebrate

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By Mary Owen Stayton Veterinary Hospital has a new home – same location, new facility. “With a growing business and community, a larger facility was needed,” said Callie Gullet, veterinary assistant. “It’s something that the practice owners and staff have been anticipating ...

Regis third at state track: Woodcock, Boyd star for Rams

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Brendon Woodcock and Ryan Boyd helped lead the Regis boys track and field team to a third-place finish at the OSAA Class 2A state meet at Hayward Field in Eugene. Woodcock won the 400 (50.53), took second in the 200 (22.96), ...