Recalled: Former Aumsville councilors reflect on decisions, seats now open

September 2018 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Recalled: Former Aumsville councilors reflect on decisions, seats now open

By Mary Owen The recall of three Aumsville city councilors over a $12 monthly public safety fee has been met with mixed feelings. “Last year, the city council  and city manager decided to create a police safety fee to be added to ...

Charting his course: ORCA student reflects on Naval summer session

September 2018 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community, School | Comments Off on Charting his course: ORCA student reflects on Naval summer session

[caption id="attachment_3472" align="alignright" width="291"] Above, ORCA student Garett Kincaid, at the US Naval Academy Museum in Annapolis. Right: Kincaid (center) with his squad in a training exercise. Submitted Photos[/caption] By Mary Owen An Oregon Connections Academy student from Lyons spent the first ...

Confluence of concern: Parties weigh in on Detroit Dam project

August 2018 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Confluence of concern: Parties weigh in on Detroit Dam project

By Mary Owen After releasing information addressing public comments on the Detroit Dam Fish passage project, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host three public meetings to go over the findings. Designed to provide an overview of alternatives assessed to date to ...

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 ...

Energized: Revitalize Downtown Stayton developing projects, programs

August 2018 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Energized: Revitalize Downtown Stayton developing projects, programs

By Mary Owen Last month, Revitalize Downtown Stayton got a neighborly handshake from Main Street. On July 16, RDS participated in a national program that brought Sheri Stuart from Oregon Main Street and Mary Bosch from Marketek for two days to ...

River City revels Music & Art Jamboree takes second bow

August 2018 Posted in Community | Comments Off on River City revels Music & Art Jamboree takes second bow

By Mary Owen The second River City Music & Art Jamboree offers more than good music. “We will feature several local artists and three local bands over a two-day event,” said Tom Peters, coordinator. “Also featured is a photography contest, and a ...

50 golden ‘ears: Aumsville celebrates half century of buttered corn, fun

August 2018 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on 50 golden ‘ears: Aumsville celebrates half century of buttered corn, fun

[caption id="attachment_3448" align="alignright" width="300"] Aumsville Corn Festival fans eat up the fun. Everyone is welcome to join them for the 50th annual event Aug. 18 at Porter -Boone Park[/caption] By Mary Owen The Aumsville Corn Festival celebrates “50 Years of Golden Ears” ...

Water impacts: Algae blooms, economic repercussions expand discussions

July 2018 Posted in Community, Nature, Your Health | Comments Off on Water impacts: Algae blooms, economic repercussions expand discussions

By Mary Owen Recent water advisories may have lifted for Salem, but some repercussions have been felt, especially at Detroit Lake. “This constant on-and-off recreation advisory has businesses scrambling to keep up,” said Allison McKenzie, executive director of GROW-EDC. “Many visitors ...

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 ...