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The Canyon Weekly February 27, 2014

Volume 5, Issue 9

Your local news source for the North Santiam Canyon

Serving the communities of Lyons, Mehama, Elkhorn, Mill City, Gates, Niagara, Detroit, Breitenbush, Idanha and Marion Forks

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Courtesy of the Lyons Fire Department: Early in the morning on Feb 20, Lyons Fire responded to a fully involved, unoccupied structure fire . It quickly went to a 3rd alarm response. “Thank you to the follow-

Photo by Shanna Hall Photography ing fire departments for your assistance; Aumsville, Sublimity, Gates, Scio and Staytons - Mehama Station 82. We would also like to thank the surrounding departments that moved up to cover stations.”

Mill City says no to medical marijuana dispensaries

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Santiam Wolverine Girl’s Basketball STATE PLAY-OFF GAME THIS FRIDAY at 7pm at Santiam High School! IT'S A BLACK-OUT SO WEAR BLACK! Four Santiam players take home All Conference Awards

Recommended business permit changes would prohibit illegal activities By Michelle Gates With medical marijuana dispensaries soon to be a reality in Oregon, the City of Mill City is trying to decide just where they stand on regulating these businesses within city limits. While city officials say that no one has actually applied for a dispensary permit, they are working to address just how they feel about the possibility of someone wanting to open one here. For all intents and purposes, it appears that they would rather a medical marijuana business go elsewhere.

The city’s Planning Commission has been reviewing the issue and made a recommendation that the city council change its Business License code to read “A business license will be denied if the proposed use does not comply with any of the zoning regulations, building code requirement, public improvement requirement, or state licensing/certification requirement or violates local, state or federal law.” The new addition of “violates local, state or federal law” would prohibit dispensaries from being approved

within the city because marijuana is still illegal under federal law. “The code language modification doesn’t direct any prohibitions at medical marijuana itself,” said a representative of the city. “It just adds the words that if a business violates a law then they will be denied a permit.” Other cities in Oregon have already banned dispensaries. The towns of Stayton, Medford, Tualatin, Jacksonville, Sherwood and Grants Pass, and Yamhill County have all passed local ordinances to ban mari- (cont’d on page 10)

Congratulations to these All Conference Award winners! Awards were presented on February 21; the winners are pictured here from left to right: Lindsey Reeser won Honorable Mention, Alisha Mercedes won Third Team, Harli Davidson won Second Team, and Hannah Thompson took home the First Team and Player Of The Year!


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Mill City schools: strategic planning is in the first stages Dear Santiam Canyon Families, Residents and Visitors, Planning and preparation are key contributors to the continued success of the Santiam Canyon School District. In recent months, the School Board Members and I have been working on the first stages of our Strategic Planning process, with local facilitation from Gary Swanson. Our efforts thus far have focused on developing a strong foundation to build on, especially since we are starting fresh with all new board members and Superintendent. Throughout our Strategic Planning process, we have developed the following draft statements. These statements will become the backbone of our district and help guide future decisions, budgeting and how we conduct ourselves. Again, these are draft statements open to feedback: Mission Statement: We will strive to provide students a quality education by: 1. Establishing strong collaborative relationships 2. Fostering a safe, positive and supportive learning environment 3. Working to help students develop their limitless potential Value Statements:

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1. Respect- we will promote an environment that honors dignity and respect for all; and recognizes the diversity of our community. 2. Safety- we value the safety and well-being of our students, staff and school environment. 3. Integrity- we will strive for a school culture that promotes and supports the highest ethical standards. 4. Leadership- we value inspired, responsible, accountable and visionary leadership demonstrated by all those in our school community. 5. Partnerships- we work collaboratively to fully utilize our resources to strengthen and improve our opportunities. 6. Excellence- we will foster excellence in all we do and take pride in our facilities, community and achievements. These statements, once finalized and adopted, will be the foundation of our Strategic Planning for the benefit of current and future students in the Santiam Canyon. I feel confident in this direction and feel strongly that if we all work toward the Mission and uphold these Value Statements, we will be able to make a large impact upon our schools, students and community. As we enter the next phase of the Strategic Planning process, we will begin to look at goals, which will soon tie into budgeting and planning for next year. I am excited to work with the board, staff, students, parents and the community on this next phase. Once a draft Strategic Plan has been developed, it will go out for community review and School Board time will be dedicated to input and suggestions. Your feedback is welcomed and valued as we develop our plan for success. Sincerely, Todd Miller, Superintendent Santiam Canyon School District

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Local youth earns black belt in Taekwondo Jacob Hueller of Lyons spent three years working toward the first degree of martial arts expertise

By Michelle Gates

“It’s mostly kicks, because the kicks comes from the lightest and longest part of the body. It’s the most powerful and should be the first weapon,” said Jacob. There are ten degrees of black belt, and Jacob has just reached the first one. He wants to continue

Congratulations to Lyons resident Jacob Hueller for earning his first degree black belt in Taekwondo! “His dad and I are so proud. He worked really hard for it,” said mom Caroll Hueller. Jacob was awarded his black belt at a ceremony in Albany in earlier this month. He has been practicing the sport for about 3 years, starting when he was just 13. Jacob was most surprised He signed up for classto find out just how many es several years ago local people were after his mom spotted a trainer at the Santiam Taekwondo enthusiasts. Marketplace. It turns out that there is a “She was looking at a network of people in the flyer and decided that she didn’t want to do Santiam Canyon who it. So I asked - can I do practice the sport. it instead of you?” His mom said yes, and Jacob has been practicing working his way to more with an instructor ever since. Jacob said he likes Taekwondo advanced skills. He said he’s just earned because of its focus. Developers a taste of what he can do of the sport believe that kicks and now is when his and thrusts are the most effectraining will really begin. tive for combat and self defense. “Things get much hard-

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er very quickly (after the first black belt). It doesn’t mean that you’ve finished.” But beyond self defense, Jacob

Jacob Hueller shakes hands with judge Sharon Pleu, who is a 5th degree black belt and owns the school in Albany where Jacob tested. The others in the background were also the judges at his testing. Photo by Caroll Hueller.

likes the sport for the physical fitness aspect, as well. “My hip hop class had ended and I was looking for something new. I like Taekwondo because it’s not dependent on your physical fitness level. We have all different shapes and sizes in a group who are just as skilled as I am. You don’t have to be in perfect shape to start.” He was most surprised to find out just how many local people were Taekwondo enthusiasts. It turns out that there is a network of people in the Santiam Canyon who practice the sport. He said that he knows of several people in Lyons and Mill City who are involved or actively practicing. His advice to anyone considering Taekwondo? “One thing that people say about martial arts is that it’s very expensive, but I would say go for it. You’re learning discipline, confidence and how to defend yourself at the same time. It’s completely worth it. “

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Santiam football team holds citrus fundraiser

Photo by Shanna Hall Photography - Another image of the house fire on Hwy 226 last week. No one was injured. Thanks to all the local fire departments who responded like the Lyons Fire Dept, pictured here.


Football players from Santiam High School are out an about selling fruit to support their team this week. This is the third year that they have been doing the Citrus Fundraiser, said organizer Brad Emmert. The fundraiser runs from February 25th to April 1st. “School programs throughout the country use this sale as a fundraiser, and our community has done a great job of supporting our attempts to grow the football program through this fundraiser,”said Emmert. “Comparatively, our programs does better than some of the 6A Salem schools with this fundraiser. Our goal is to sell 300 cases. Last year, we sold 275, so we are really wanted to push over the top. If we make our goal, there is an incentive for our entire team.” They are selling oranges and grapefruits - both #1 grade fruit, neither of which can be found in stores in the Valley, said Emmert. “These stores sell #2 and #3 fruit as a way to decrease their cost, so a grapefruit or orange from Santiam football is top of the line. There is a noticeable difference. The oranges are grown in California, the grapefruits in Texas, and both are picked, boxed, shipped, and delivered to the Lakeside customer within 10 days, so they are guaranteed fresh.” an Emeritus Senior Living Community One box of 30 oranges or 15 grape- We offer a wide range of services fruits is $22. from retirement living and assisted For multiple boxes, they charge in increments of $20. For example, 2 living. If you are looking for a boxes for $40, 3 boxes for $60, etc. new place to call home without To make an order, contact any high the hassles of daily living, we are school football player (including cur- committed to helping you and rent 8th grade players) or call Brad your family find the right fit. Emmert at 503-507-3955. Tour today to learn more about our current specials!

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Santiam to host state play-in game By David Plotts, Santiam JR/SHS Principal Friday, February 28th at 7pm the Santiam Girls Basketball host Vernonia in the state play-in game at Santiam High School in Mill City. The winner of this game qualifies for the state tournament in Pendleton the following week. Let’s pack the place and make this a “Black Out” night by wearing black. I hope everyone can come out and cheer the girls on to state. Only OSAA passes and Oregon “Gold” cards are accepted. Prices are $6.00 adults and $4.00 students. Also remember that no artificial noise makers or signs bigger than 8 ½ x 11” are allowed. For more information go onto the OSAA website, click under activities, girls basketball, brackets, and a complete list of teams in the state play-in games is listed and who and where each team would be seeded if they qualify for the finals in Pendleton. Come out and watch some great action.

Four Santiam wrestlers qualify for state meet, team finishes third at districts

Photos by Traci Archer. Top: Peyton Dupuis, at 132 lbs, took 3rd in his division. Right: Robin Archer, at 120 lbs, placed 1st and will go on to state competitons this weekend. Back row: (left to right) Mike Dayton, Jose Eugenio, Killian Gregg, Robin Archer, Jacob Rothrock, Cody Quinton, Donivan Grimes. Front Row: (left to right) Logan Hemphill, Coach JJ Jenson, Adam Calhoun, Coach Kerry Crowston, Payton Dupuis, Dylan Newton.

The Santiam Wolverines wrestling team placing 3rd overall at the district competition on February 22 at Culver High School. Four wrestlers also qualified for next week’s state meet: Robin Archer placed 1st at 120 lbs, Jose Eugenio placed 2nd at 285 lbs, Killian Gregg placed 1st at 220

lbs, and Cody Quintan placed 2nd at 182 lbs. “Congratulations to the wrestling team,” said Principal David Plotts. “And congratulations to Coach Crowston and JJ Jensen for their job working with the team this year. Great job.” District results - 120 lb: 1st

Robin Archer, 3rd Jacob Rothrock. 126 lb: 4th Mike Dayton. 132 lb: 3rd Paton Dupuis. 145 lb: 5th Dylon Newton. 160 lb: 5th Donivan Grimes. 182 lb: 2nd Cody Quinton. 220 lb: 1st Killian Gregg. 285 lb: 2nd Jose Eugenio, 5th Adam Calhoun. Thanks to Traci Archer for contributing to this article!

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Canyon Arts Center to host traditional Irish band March 9

The Canyon Arts Center in Mill City will host the band Story Road on March 9, a Sunday afternoon from 2pm-4pm. Doors open at 1:30. Admission is $15 per person, and reservations are highly suggested. For reservations and advance tickets, please call 503507-2941 or email me at The traditional Irish band Story Road began two years ago as a side project for two members of Molly’s Revenge (Santa Cruz, CA) and vocalist Colleen Raney (Portland, OR). Before long they had enlisted Johnny B. Connolly on button accordion and two years later, the quartet has become one of the premier traditional Irish bands on the West Coast. They convene twice a year for autumn and spring tours that have earned them the love of trad music fans from Santa Barbara to Seattle. Their live show ranges from driving dance tune medleys to heart breaking songs of love and immigration. This year’s presentation promises a taste of Americana as well, and a singalong or two in the mix.

Joint meeting for popular Mill City Neighborhood Watch groups to be held on March 4

Courtesy of the Mill City Messenger, the City of Mill City’s newsletter Linn County Sheriff’s Office neighborhood Watch Liaison Jim Lepin has been hard at work, assisting local groups in their endeavors to start Neighborhood Watch in their respective neighborhoods. Mr. Lepin has stated that there are five active Neighborhood Watch groups in Mill City. Between these groups and the four informational forums held at City Hall there 6

cal help. English Ivy is an invasive species that was brought here to decorate landscaping, but it quickly spread into the forests and will choke out trees, eventually killing them. It’s a problem throughout the state, and Niagara Park is included in the plans to eradicate the spreading plant. The Ivy Pull event will be held rain or shine on Saturday, April 5 from 9am-12pm. Volunteers are asked to RSVP to council@ or 503-930-8202 to let organizers know who is coming. Niagara Park is located across the from the red water wheel on Hwy 22, 5 miles east of Gates, OR. Please dress for the weather - hats, boots, rain coats are recommended. Some gloves and tools will be provided; you are welcome to bring your own (clippers, racks, gloves). Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Please also pack Please join Santiam Hearts to Arts on Sat- water and snacks! urday, March 18th at 1:30pm for a performance and presentation recognizing the life of the great Polish Holocaust heroine, Irena Sendler, often referred to as the “Female Oskar Schindler,” who saved over 2500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. This multimedia program will celebrate Irena Sendler’s amazing life through video, music and readings performed by the San- By Elaina Turpin tiam Canyon Community Chorus, the Santiam High School Pop Culture Class, and SEDCOR, in partnership with Stayton/Submembers of the Santiam High School Inter- limity Chamber of Commerce, will be hosting an educational seminar on Skills Gaps in national Club. The performance will held at the Santiam the Future Workforce. Thanks to a generous donation, the event High School auditorium, 265 SW Evergreen will be held at Santiam Hospital’s Freres AuSt., Mill City. Admission is free but donaditorium on March 4, 8-9am. There will be tions are gratefully accepted. All seating is time for a question and answer period. The open. Info: American Society for Training & Development defines a skills gap as a significant gap between an organization’s current capabilities and the skills it needs to achieve its goals. It is the point at which an organization can no longer grow or remain competitive The North Santiam Watershed Council are because it cannot fill critical jobs with emorganizing their annual Ivy Pull event at Ni- ployees who have the right knowledge, skill/ agara Park and volunteers are requesting lo- abilities. RSVP by Feb. 28 to 503-769-3464.

have been over 70 citizens participating since October. On Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 6:30p.m. the individual Neighborhood Watch groups will hold a joint meeting in the Mill City Elementary School library. Captain Kevin Guilford of the Linn County Sheriff’s Office as well as a narcotics detective, are scheduled to attend this meeting to discuss progress with current crime reduction efforts and specific needs of the community as we work together to reduce crime within Mill City. If you are interested in starting a Neighborhood Watch group in your area contact:Jim Lepin, Neighborhood Watch Liaison Linn County Sheriff’s Office 541-917-9182

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Seminar to discuss gap in workforce skills scheduled for March 4

Volunteers needed to pull ivy at Niagara Park on April 5

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Rally meeting begins at 6 p.m. Organize and register your team now. Come to a Rally meeting and get revved up. These rally meetings provide fundraising ideas, team support and will get you super excited about Relay. Help Finish the Fight! For information: Julie at 503-428-4195 or Kim at 541-285-8405.

to a fun filled family event and fundraiser. Yes, real donkeys are playing basketball! With people riding them ofcourse. 4 Teams will be battling it out for championship. This event is sure to bring lots of laughs. Come one, come all! Buy your tickets in advance as cost will be $1 more each at the door. Advance admission costs: Adults $8, Students (7-12 gr) $6 Children (K-6) $4. Santiam Valley Grange #828 Pancake Kids under school age are FREE. For tickets, contact Sata Frolov at 503-806-5058 or Breakfast March 15 7am-10am Santiam email Or Jill Saari Grange Hall, 1140 E 5th Street, Lyons. Pancakes, eggs, ham, biscuits & gravy, cof- at 503-897-3581 or Mill City City Hall durfee, & juice. Cost is $5.00 per person. ing business hours (9a-4p).

Burn season opens on March 1st. Only backyard materials, for example trimmings from around your yard are permitted to be burned, household garbage, plastics, tires and tree stumps are not allowed. For information on what days are burn days and the hours to burn, call 877-982-0011. The burn information is updated every morning by 8am. If you see illegal burning, do not call 911, call the Department of Environmental Quality at 503-378-5408 and someone will come out and take care of the issue. Your local fire department has no control over open burning, All Dressed Up third annual free Prom and cannot do anything about it, DEQ has to Dress Giveaway is scheduled for 8am on be called. Saturday, March 15 at the Stayton Community Center. Any high school teen from Marion Soil and Water Conservation any high school is welcome with a valid District’s 12th Annual Native Plant Sale student I.D. March 7, 10am-6pm and March 8 9am-1pm at Bauman Farms, 12989 Howell Prairie Irena Sendler Presentation & PerforRd, Gervais. Over 80 species of native mance at Santiam High on March 18, trees, shrubs and flowering plants will be 1:30pm recognizing the life of the great for sale. Plant prices range from $1.50 to Polish Holocaust heroine, Irena Sendler, $8.00 and will be sold as bare roots, small often referred to as the “Female Oskar containers and gallon pots. We will also Schindler,” who saved over 2500 Jewish have native wildflower seed for sale in children from the Warsaw Ghetto. Admissmall packets for $3.00 each. Payment by sion is free but donations are gratefully cash and check only please. New this year: accepted. All seating is open. Info: heartOn Friday March 7th guest speakers will give talks on a number of different topics; Talks will be every hour from 11am until The Oregon Parks and Recreation 4 pm. Topics will include: Invasive plants, Department will hold public meetings Oregon Flora Project/native plants, native in Estacada and Detroit for a proposed plant propagation, worm bin compostCascading Scenic Rivers Bikeways. ing, beneficial insects, and a speaker from ~Estacada: March 18, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 Bauman Farms. For more information and p.m., at the Estacada City Hall, a list of plants and prices see our website: ~Detroit: March 19, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m., at the City Hall, 160 N Detroit Ave events/

4-H Bingo Fundraiser March 8 at the Odd Fellows Lodge in Stayton. 122 N. Third Ave. Doors open at 6 and Bingo starts at 7. Low Cost Feline Neuter Clinic at Ark Animal Care March 11, 2014 starting at 8:00am. Just $20 to neuter any male kitty. This offer does not apply to females and it only includes cats. Call to schedule and hold your spot. 503-897-6004, reservations required. Relay For Life of the Santiam Canyon will meet Tuesday, March 11, 2014, Sublimity City Hall, 245 NW Johnson. Team

Santiam Hearts to Arts meets Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 9:30am at Mill City City Hall. North Santiam Watershed Council Ivy Pull at Niagara Park April 5, 9am-12pm. Rain or shine. RSVP to or (503)930-8202. Located 5 miles east of Gates. See article in this issue for more info.

Donkey Basketball is coming to town! April 7 at 7pm in Santiam High School Gym in Mill City. Mill City 2014. Graduating Seniors and Grad Night Committee would like to invite you and your family

Mill City’s 14th Annual “Spring Cleaning Day” is set for Saturday, May 17, 2014. This is your opportunity to get rid of that pile of junk, broken appliance and even old tires/rims. Some fees do apply. Household garbage IS NOT accepted.

Events this Week Friday, February 28

7pm Santiam Girls Basketball hosts Vernonia in the state play-in game at Santiam High School in Mill City. Tickets are $6.00 adults and $4.00 students.

Sunday, March 2

5pm Haiti Mission Trip dinner and slide show at Gates Community Church of Christ. Everyone is invited to come have a complimentary dinner to see and learn how God is working in Haiti. On January 19, Gates Church sent off a team of twelve people on a Mission Trip to Grand Goave, Haiti for ten days. They helped construct homes, distribute clothing, serve in the clinic and many more things. Come help us celebrate their return and hear their stories. 40070 Gates School Rd., Gates.

Monday, March 3

6:30pm Santiam Canyon School District PTO meets at Santiam Elementary School.

Tuesday, March 4

6:30pm Mill City Neighborhood Watch: the five individual groups will hold a joint meeting in the Mill City Elementary School library. Guest speakers are Captain Kevin Guilford of the Linn County Sheriff’s Office as well as a narcotics detective. Info: Jim Lepin 541-917-9182.

Wednesday, March 5

12pm Stayton Red Hat Strutters monthly luncheon at Almost Home Restaurant at 3310 Market St. NE, Salem. Info: Barbara Rice 503769-2723 or Margie Forrest 503-859-3119. 7pm Mill City Fourth of July Committee meets at Mill City City Hall

Weekly Events Lyons Library is located at 279 8th St., Lyons. Hours:Tue-Thu: 1pm-6:30pm Sat: 10am-3:30pm 503-859-2366 Sun-Mon-Fri: Closed Mill City Library is located at 250 SW 2nd Ave Hours are 10-12 and 1:30-3:30 on Tuesday through Friday. Saturday 10-12. The library is closed on Sunday & Monday. (503) 897-4143

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Free. 815 Santiam Blvd. 5:30-8pm Youth Night Ages 10North Santiam Watershed Council meetings 18 Mill City Christian Church. are held at the Stayton Community Center at Kids MUST be picked up by 8:15. 400 West Virginia Street, Stayton, OR on the Free. Not held on weeks with second Thursday of every month except July and Friday school. August. Meetings begin at 7:00pm and everyone 6pm Bible Study at Living is welcome. For more information call (503) Water Church of God, Sorbin St. 930-8202 or go to 10am-3pm North Santiam Quilters, Gates. Gates Church, all levels! 897-2102 6pm Canyon Readers Book Club Santiam Hearts to Arts meets quarterly at Mill 12pm Meals on Wheels, Senior meets on the second Thursday evening City City Hall, from 9:30-10:30am. New board Meals. Fellowship Hall, MC Presbyteof the month at Trexler Farm Restaumembers and volunteers are always welcome!! rian Church. Ruth:503 897-2204 rant. Dinner starts at 6pm, book discusInfo: 12-4:30pm Food Distribution Day at sion at 7pm. Upcoming book club Mondays the Canyon Gleaners in Mill City. topics: Mar 13 Red Heart by James 7pm Santiam Canyon Community Chorus 3:30-5pm Good News Club at Mill Thom, Apr 10 Pillars of the Earth by rehearsals at the Mill City Christian Church. For City Baptist Church. Kids K-4 grade. Ken Follett, May 8 The Bat by Jo more information contact Joanne Hebing at 503Bible stories, singing, games, snack. Nesbo, June 12 - Speak Swahili, Dam859-3426. mit - James Penhaligan, July Tuesdays 9am Downward Dog Yoga at 10 - Make No Bones by Aaron Gates Fire Hall, Sorbin St. in Elkins. New members always Gates welcome. Info: Contact Herb 10am-2pm Quilting Club CanBastuscheck, 503-859-2668. yon Bible Fellowship, Lyons 7-9pm Bingo with the Idanha 910-4918 Detroit Fire Dept, every other 12pm Meals on Wheels, Thursday at the Detroit City Senior Meals Fellowship Hall, March 9, 2pm-4pm: Storey Road: a Celtic group celebrating St. Hall meeting room. MC Presbyterian. Meals on Patricks day on a Sunday afternoon. $15 per person. See article Fridays Wheels. Ruth:503-897-2204. in this issue for more information. 6:30pm Youth Group at Mill $3.50 donation recommended. City Baptist Church 7th grade 7:30pm Santiam Al-Anon, March 15, 7pm-9:30pm: Jacob Jolliff and Wes Corbett: These to 24 years. 815 NW Santiam Mt. View Church, Aumsville. two guys are part of the National group JOY KILLS SORROW. Blvd. Sunday. Newcomers welcome. They will blow you away with their mandolin and banjo skills 1pm Canyon Senior Center Wednesdays plus the vocals. $15 per person. Pinochle 844 South First St. 6:30 pm Downward Dog Yoga Mill City 503 897-4176 at Gates Fire Hall, Sorbin St. in April 6, 2pm-4pm: The Misty Mamas: 4 highly skilled players Sundays Gates and singers perform bluegrass and American. $15 per person. 4-6 pm Youth Group at 7 pm AA meeting at Gates MehamaCommunity Church Community Church of Christ April 13, 2pm-4:30pm: Jim Faddis & Farmstrong: Americana 11336 Morris St. Grades 6-12; 7:30pm AA Meeting Idanha is the word to describe this group with STRONG vocals and so- games, music and bible studies. City Hall. los. Sunday afternoon. $15 per person. Info:503-859-2849 or facebook

Coming up at the Canyon Performing Arts Center 475 NE Santiam Blvd., Mill City


9am Downward Dog Yoga at Gates Fire Hall, Sorbin St. in Gates

If you’d like to purchase tickets or get our special concert news NewsLetter, send an email to or call 503507-2941. Advance tickets highly recommended.

6:30 pm Youth Group Mill City Baptist Church. ages 6-12. 815 NW Santiam Blvd.


Food bank for pets: Mill City dog rescue works on program to feed needy canines

By Daryl Atwood can drop it off at one of the loca- homes and not need rescue at The GoodFellas Rescue will be tions. all,” said Danielle Black. “There having a community outreach “I am trying to steer away from are just not many resources for event in the coming weeks as taking in dogs, and more towards our area, and if I can help several part of the Paw Up Project which community outreach, because I dogs stay in their homes simply donates dog food to low income feel like I can help far more dogs by being a resource for food, families. in that capacity, to stay in their well, that is one more dog that “We hope to have one stays in their home.” in Mill City and then Currently, they do not another in the Stayton get any grants or federal area. We have given out or gov. funds. Over half around 400 pounds of of their donations are dog food so far, and we applied to vet expenses. would like to exceed last One dog alone, last year, years numbers of 850 required over $2,000 in pounds of dog food, so vetting. Other funds are we will keep it open into applied to general upMarch,” said Danielle keep such as food, toys Black of the GoodFellas and treats. Rescue. They brought in This car load of dog food was donated by There will be posted fli$8,536.87 in donations South Salem Pet Supply. GoodFellas Rescue, ers around town where in the 2012/2013 fiscal like other pet rescues, takes the nearly expired those who need food can year. These donations food that would otherwise be thrown away and come get some. Those come from many differredistributes it to needy dogs. who have food to donate ent sources, from events Photo by Danielle Black.

to the sale of their Dog Treats, to anonymous online donations through several different media platforms. “We have not figured out the donations for this year, but we have had some vetting expenses for our rescues, as well as applied a large amount of funds to spaying and neutering several local animals,” said Danielle Black. “So far, our donations have not been consistent enough to allow us to implement our programs on the scale we would like to, however, we are doing all that we can with what we have, and are very hopeful that we can do more and more”. For more information, contact GoodFellas Rescue at www. or call 503897-2426. Donations can be mailed to PO Box 968 Mill City OR 97360.

City rep says proximity to schools would limit dispensaries (cont’d from page 1)

juana businesses. But whether or not a city can prevent a marijuana business is still being fought over in the courts and in the state legislature. Until a final decision is made, no

one knows if a business license code would remain enforceable. “If the state decides that you can’t ban it, then (the city) needs to take a harder look at where to go,” said the city representative,

who points out that current proposed state regulations prohibit marijuana dispensaries within 1000 feet of schools, which “would already eliminate most of our downtown business dis-

trict anyway.” The proposed business license language change is still under discussion by city officials. If approved, it would not take effect until April 10, 2014.

Linn County Sheriff’s Office Police Log for Feb 16 to Feb 22

Date: 02/16/14 Time: 16:15 BURGLARY REPORT SPRING ST Mill City caller states that they came home and found a foot print on the front door right below the door handle and lock. Caller believes that someone tried to kick in their door. Date: 02/16/14 Time: 19:30 TRESPASS 6TH ST Lyons caller asked for assistance - new occupants poss stolen scooter owner is in jail Date: 02/17/14 Time: 9:19 VEHSTOLEN DOGWOOD ST Linn County Caller reporting someone attempting to steal his pu “caller states that they are halfwits, can’t hear or talk”. Date: 02/18/14 Time: 12:54 CRIM MISCHIEF LYONS MILL CITY DR Linn County mailbox is smashed into pieces Date: 02/19/14 Time: 8:50

IDENTITY THEFT MAIN ST Lyons Caller reporting someone e filed taxes using her SS# caller available for phone contact after 0945hrs Date: 02/19/14 Time: 11:24 SUSP-CIRCUMSTANCES 4TH AV Mill City Caller siad that she has a small claim filed against someone and she has just found out that that person has called to get private information on caller and is Date: 02/19/14 Time: 17:53 HARASSMENT RPT BROADWAY ST Mill City roommate is harassing her, changing locks unable to get food downstairs. Caller is moving out on Thrusday but has no where to go tonight. She said this is an Date: 02/20/14 Time: 6:59 ASSTOUTSIDE AGENCY RASHMAR RD Linn County MetCom requesting deputies respond to

assist with traffic control at Hwy 226 and Rashmar. Fire is working a large structure fire and traffic is starting to back up due to Date: 02/20/14 Time: 12:26 CHILD ABUSE REPORT KINGWOOD AV Mill City Caller is with DHS and reports of physical abuse on achild. Date: 02/21/14 Time: 22:21 DISTB-DOMESTIC BIRCH ST Lyons 3 adults and kids. husband, wife no weapons. male is intoxicated. Date: 02/22/14 Time: 14:51 BURGLARY REPORT SANTIAM POINTE CT Mill City caller reports this is vacation home, owners out of state caller is neighbor, and states that the doors are broken open Date: 02/22/14 Time: 15:41 MVCHIT & RUN KINGWOOD AV Mill city white veh heading down 4th east

on myrtle. Caller also looking for veh. per 714 units can disregard. Date: 02/22/14 Time: 17:06 Trf Citz Compl 4TH AV Mill City vehicle speeds up and down residential streets caller advises the vehicle is at the listed address now caller was not sure on the plate Date: 02/22/14 Time: 19:20 SUSP-CIRCUMSTANCES 11TH AV Linn County Pr reporting male and female, walking on LMC, appear to be intoxicated. Both parties yelling at each other. LS walking towards Kingwood from 11th. Date: 02/22/14 Time: 20:26 SUSP-VEHICLE GATES BRIDGE EAST Linn County PR says that there is a PU spot lighting in the area. Tail light on one side of the PU is busted out. PR says they are spot lighting in a field.

Services Directory Autobody & Paint Canyon Auto Rebody 21916 Ferry Rd. SE, Mehama (503) 859-3247

Auto Repair

Classic Auto and Tire Center 48347 Lyons-Mill City Drive, Mill City(503)897-2256 Mike’s Auto Repair and Diesel small engines& motorcycles at 27860 N. Hwy 22, Mill City 503 897-6061


Odds and Ends Antiques and Collectables 11227 Grove St., S.E.Mehama 503-859-2688 Lyons Timbertown Resale Home accessories, gifts, more. 1313 Main St. Lyons. 503-859-4054; 503-507-1326. Facebook.

Business Development

GROW EDC: Free & confidential business & non-profit 503-871-5188

Coffee Stands

Canyon Espresso at the corner of Hwy 22 and Gates Hill Rd., (503) 897-6031

Computer Services

WidmerWeb Design (503) 569-1229


Hueller Construction Inc. CCB #114169 503-859-3575.

Firearm Instruction

Old West Enforcement Professionals NRA#1787-91947 BCI# 1102466 503580-9397

Health and Wellness

Chiropractic Physicians Clinic and Wellness Center 11247 Grove St., Mehama (503)859-2181 Santiam Healing Arts Reconnective, energetic healing for all. Special Canyon pricing. Colleen Samuel (503) 897-3357 Mill City Dental (503)897-2353 Mill City Pharmacy 218 S.W. Broadway, Mill City (503) 897-2331 Santiam Medical Clinic 280 S. 1st Ave. Mill City (503) 897-4100

Heating and Cooling

Lyons Heating & Cooling Inc. CCB#96400 (503)859-2325


Mountain High Grocery and Gifts 220 D St. Detroit, (503)854-3696 Detroit Market and Supplies 100 Detroit Ave. N. (503) 854-3767 Facebook Mill City Market 829 1st Ave. Mill City


to get your business seen in the directory call Karen at (503)990-3037

Siegmund Landscape, Excavation and Supply (503)769-6291


Gabriel Smith licensed locksmith: lock repair, keys, parts. OCLS #5373 (541)519-2410


Curt’s Place Rental Suite in Gates. (503)897-6126 Adventure Vacation Homes 528N.E. Santiam Blvd. (Hwy 22) Mill City (503) 897-6500 Elkhorn Valley Inn B&B 33016 North Fork Road S.E, Lyons (503) 897-3033 facebook Lodge at Detroit Lake 175 Detroit Ave, Detroit (503) 854-3344 All Seasons Motel 130 Breitenbush Road, Detroit (503) 854-3421


Detroit Lake Marina 115 Breitenbush Road, Detroit www.detroitlakemarina. com 503 854-3423. Kane’s Marina 530 Clester Rd., Detroit (503) 854-3362

Mole and Gopher Removal LandCare learn more at 503-897-5200

Outdoor Excursions

Into the Wild Equine Adventures mountain forest horseback rides (503)586-8072 Kayak the Santiam (503)569-1229 North Santiam River Trips with Bill Sanderson (503) 897-3301 The Oregon Experience fishing, rafting drift-boating. (503) 897-3291.


Leading Edge Painting -Ben Szympruch interior,exterior painting, staining, woodworking (503)539-3744

Pets and Animal Care

Ark Animal Care Veterinary Services (503) 897-6004 Santiam Healing Arts Reconnective Healing for your horses and pets.. Colleen Samuel. (503) 897-3357

Lyness, Broker 280 NE Santiam Blvd, Mill City (503)551-2645

Restaurants & Dining

Mill City/Gates Rosie’s Mt Coffee House 647 N.E. Santiam Blvd. (Hwy 22) Mill City (503)8972378 Facebook Giovanni’s Mt.Pizza 146 N.W. Santiam Blvd. (Hwy 22) Mill City (503)897-2614 Mountain Edge Cafe 320 N.W. Santiam Blvd. (Hwy 22) Mill City (503)897-2741 Sierra Restaurant and Market 302 N. Santiam Hwy (Hwy 22) in Gates (503) 897-2210 Lyons/Mehama Trexler Farms 20146 Ferry Rd. SE, Mehama (503)859-4488 Facebook Detroit/Idanha Korner Post Resturant 100 Detroit Avenue Detroit (503) 854-3735 The Cedars Restaurant and Lounge 200 N. Detroit Ave, Detroit (503)854-3636 K.C.’s Espresso, Sandwiches and Stuff 210 Forest Ave., Detroit (503)854-3145 Idanha Grill and Store 183 Hwy 22, Idanha (503)854-3354 facebook Marion Forks Restaurant and Lounge 34970 Hwy 22, Idanha (503)854-3669

RV Repair

Santiam RV Service (503)394-2348

Signs & Graphics

White Water Signs and Graphics (503)804-3613


Mehama True Value 11267 Grove St. Mehama (503) 859-2257 ww3.truevalue. com/mehamatruevalue/


Red Barn Bar and Grill 916 Main St., Lyons (503)859-2826 facebook Trio Tavern and Food 815 SW Linn Blvd. Mill City (503) 897-3380 facebook


STR Santiam Towing and Recovery 1-877-859-5757

Wood Products-retail


Camp firewood at Hardwood Components, 20573 Hwy 22 in Mehama (503)859-2144

Real Estate

Weddings Your Way All seasons, indoors or out, all denominations. Colleen Samuel (503) 897-3357.

Gregory J. Johanson, M .Div, Ph.D., NCC Director, Grace Counselling Center. (503)897-4830 Green Mountain Real Estate Sandy



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Community radio station approved by FCC KYAC scheduled to go live in June; Santiam Canyon FM station will play music and cover local events

Press Release - On Wednesday, February erating budget of $25,000. Station staff are several hours of country classics, bluegrass, 19, 2014, the FCC granted a permit for San- all volunteers who donate their time to the classical, jazz, classic rock and roll, old rock tiam Hearts to Arts to construct a Low Pow- station, so funds go directly to keeping the and blues, big band, talk, news, buy/sell/ er FM community radio station. On Monday, station running.” trade shows, reggae, books read on the air February 24th the FCC approved the call According to Ken Cartwright, KYAC’s and whatever the communities deem imporsign of KYAC. station manager, a com- tant. Local, regional and state news, weather, The studio will be located at munity radio station is road conditions and interviews with people Individuals who 475 NE. Santiam Blvd, Mill different from a commer- of interest as well as music will be the imwant to learn to City, in the former "Electric cial radio station in that it mediate programming priorities. When live Rides" location that was fordoes not run typical ad- DJ's are not on, the station will operate with become DJ’s and merly occupied by Bill and vertising to support itself. a full automation system playing a wide host programs on Judy Downer on Highway Money for operations is variety of music. KYAC would also like to KYAC will be 22. The station will operate at secured by underwriters, broadcast live events from our communities. 94.9 on the FM dial and will grants, fundraisers, donaFor more information, contact Ken Cartencouraged to broadcast 24 hours a day, 7 tions, and pledge drives. wright at 503-507-2941 or ken.cartwright@ apply for training, days a week. In addition to his duties said organizers. Although classified as a low as station manager, power station (transmitting at Ken will also serve 100 watts) the station’s signal as program director, will reach Mill City, Gates, Lyons and Me- trainer of new DJ's who would like to hama, and possibly Stayton, Scio, Aumsville have programs on KYAC, and will serve and Sublimity. If the station is able to locate as news director until one can be found and use a higher antenna site the signal could and trained. Ken will also be on live on We’re considering expanding also reach the Detroit Lake area and maybe air Monday through Friday from 6 -10 and we’re looking for even East Salem. a.m. Santiam Hearts to Arts President, Sheila Individuals interested in learning to input from you! Hoover, said, “We expect to have KYAC become DJ's and having programs on broadcasting by June of this year, depending KYAC will be encouraged to apply for Give us a call at on fundraising success. Fundraising efforts training. 503-990-3037 or email have already begun and some grants have A community radio station broadcasts been written with one grant approved from different music formats, not just one Pacific Power for $2,000. It has been deter- type all day long. Depending on the DJ's and tell us how we can help you mined that KYAC will need to raise $30,000 that volunteer, the programming can with your printing needs! to get on the air and will have an annual op- change from hour to hour. It could be

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