Pitching in: Deputy organizes North Fork clean up

July 2018 Posted in Community, Nature | Comments Off on Pitching in: Deputy organizes North Fork clean up

Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and Marion County Public Works recently “teamed up to clean up” a portion of the north fork of the Santiam River. “This was Dep. Mark Ferron’s idea,” said Lt. Chris Baldrige, public information ...

Vertical spaces: Stayton adopts plan to encourage downtown residential

July 2018 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on Vertical spaces: Stayton adopts plan to encourage downtown residential

By Peggy Savage Downtown revitalization has become a focal point for Stayton’s city government. With that in mind, the city council passed an ordinance June 5, establishing a Vertical Housing Development Zone (VHDZ). In January, the council first heard a report from ...

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 ...

CTE camp: Hands on learning in trades, health, robotics

July 2018 Posted in Community, School | Comments Off on CTE camp: Hands on learning in trades, health, robotics

By  Peggy Savage Sparks were flying last week at Cascade Senior High School during a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Junior Camp hosted by the school. Incoming 6th, 7th and 8th-grade students in the district were invited to enroll in the summer ...

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 ...

Changing of the guard: New principal comes aboard for Santiam

July 2018 Posted in Community, School | Comments Off on Changing of the guard: New principal comes aboard for Santiam

[caption id="attachment_3426" align="alignleft" width="150"] David Plotts[/caption] By James Day David Plotts, who has had a presence in the Santiam Canyon for 56 years, with 38 of those years spent educating and coaching students in the region, is retiring. Kind of. Plotts has surrendered the ...

Stampede time

July 2018 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Stampede time

Presented by Freres Lumber Co., the Santiam Canyon Stampede provides thrills and spills with Professional Rodeo action on July 20-21 at the Sublimity Harvest Festival Grounds. Activities on both Friday and Saturday nights kick off with the Stampede Pre Funk at ...

Growth spurt: Aumsville sees rapid construction, support for civic projects

May 2018 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Growth spurt: Aumsville sees rapid construction, support for civic projects

By Peggy Savage A sense of small-town rural community may be one of the most desirable aspects of life in Aumsville that is drawing new residents to town. City Administrator Ron Harding said Aumsville has seen an influx of new families ...

Being prepared: New Santiam CERT organizes for area emergencies

May 2018 Posted in Community, Your Health | Comments Off on Being prepared: New Santiam CERT organizes for area emergencies

[caption id="attachment_3396" align="alignleft" width="300"] Marion County CERT deployed 12 members to Detroit to check on residents in their homes during the heavy snows of January 2017.[/caption] By Mary Owen Living three decades in Oregon alerted Jack Stillwell to the prospect of the ...

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 ...