Trivial pursuits: Useless knowledge comes in handy sometimes

February 2018 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Trivial pursuits: Useless knowledge comes in handy sometimes

“I know that!” “Oh, wait. I thought I knew that.” “Come to think of it, maybe I didn’t know that at all.” “I must’ve been mistaken.” That cycle of thought goes through my head often these days, but never more than when I’m engaged ...

Detroit dilemma: Preserving fish could mean a dry lake for a year or more

February 2018 Posted in Community, Nature | Comments Off on Detroit dilemma: Preserving fish could mean a dry lake for a year or more

By James Day The Santiam Canyon and the Detroit Lake area are used to economic downturns. Timber industry job losses. Droughts. Wildfires. The cycles can be dizzying. Now, the region is facing another economic challenge, this one required by the federal government. A ...

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, ...

Awe in fire: Portland State College of Arts displays Stayton artist’s work

February 2018 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Awe in fire: Portland State College of Arts displays Stayton artist’s work

By Melissa Wagoner Patrick Collier’s series of photographs entitled Field Burns, invites viewers to not only find beauty in the destructive nature of fire but also to think about the politics that surround agricultural field burning. A series of 20 pieces photographed ...

Glimpse of light: Grandmother and granddaughter collaborate on book

February 2018 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Glimpse of light: Grandmother and granddaughter collaborate on book

By Mary Owen A grandmother from Ohio teamed with her 13-year-old granddaughter from Stayton to craft their first book. Bev Hughes and her granddaughter, Quinci Woodall collaborated in publishing Glimm: A Glimpse of Light Found in September. “Quinci crafted all the illustrations,” Hughes ...

Lasting results: Tass Morrison receives Distinguished Service award

February 2018 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Lasting results: Tass Morrison receives Distinguished Service award

By Mary Owen Nine were nominated for their service to the community, but one rose to the top: Tass Morrison. “To know Tass is to love her commitment, education and service,” nominators said of the winner of the 2017 Stayton Sublimity Chamber ...

Community’s home: Brown House debuts as event space with music

February 2018 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Community’s home: Brown House debuts as event space with music

[caption id="attachment_3287" align="alignright" width="300"] Brown House Event Center[/caption] By Mary Owen The Santiam Heritage Foundation will host an Oregon Pioneer Spirit Folk Music Play-In as one of its first events in the newly named Brown House Event Center. “When the Santiam Heritage Foundation ...

Flying higher: Stayton girls in top 5 under AD/Coach Darren Shryock

February 2018 Posted in Community, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Flying higher: Stayton girls in top 5 under AD/Coach Darren Shryock

In just his second year as the head coach at Stayton, Darren Shryock has his girls basketball squad in the top five. The Eagles are 12-4 overall and ranked No. 5 in Class 4A by the OSAA. Stayton, Cascade, North Marion ...

Firewise: Detroit, Idanha first in county to adopt fire prevention program

January 2018 Posted in Community, Nature | Comments Off on Firewise: Detroit, Idanha first in county to adopt fire prevention program

By Mary Owen The Firewise signs are up! Detroit and Idanha have joined the ranks of Firewise communities in Oregon, and signs revealing their status were unveiled on Dec. 8 along Highway 22. Both North Santiam Canyon cities earned the Firewise ...

Road closure: Businesses effected by deadly Hwy. 22 tanker accident

January 2018 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Road closure: Businesses effected by deadly Hwy. 22 tanker accident

By Mary Owen After wildfires impacted local businesses last fall, a tanker crash that closed Hwy. 22 may have additional repercussions. “The fatal crash near Idanha spilled gasoline and subsequently (closing) Hwy. 22 is already impacting our local businesses,” said Allison McKenzie, ...