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Big Cats in the Canyon From Cougar to Bobcat: they’re here—and changing legislation could affect how we live with them. By Michelle Gates

Prime cougar territory: This one, affectionately named Charlie, lives permanently with Nancy Carey of Gates—after killing the family’s herd of goats in 1999. The 4 1/2 year old, 126lb cat avoided capture from hunters with dogs; its demise was a snare set by Federal Wildlife trapper Dave Fowler.

Yeah, they purr—but are they pretty? Canyon bobcats and cougars have to eat, but some residents don’t particularly appreciate the ones that come into town around Detroit Lake. “About once a year, I hear people talking about bobcats raiding chicken coups in Idanha,” said resident Kevin Hills. While bobcats are typically twice the size of a house cat, the average cougar weighs 160lbs. That brings heavy decisions about how to hunt and manage them—including the use of scent dogs. Oregon voters decided to outlaw hound-

based public hunting of cougars in 1994. In 2011, state legislature is looking at three measures to overturn that decision. Two of those have stalled, but House Bill 2337, carried by state rep. Sherri Sprenger, passed the House vote April 20 by a 3:1 margin. It would create a pilot program to allow the public to hunt cougar with dogs in approved counties. The bill now sits on Senate President Peter Courtney’s desk, said Sprenger. It still needs to wind it’s way through the Senate, a potentially long process. But hunting cougar with dogs has never been truly outlawed. Cont’d on back page

Local Man Wins $6,000 Fishing Derby Raises Funds for Fireworks There may be only two things that troit Lake Recreation Area Business Video Lottery Jackpot Mill City resident and Mountain Edge Café cook Ed Elmer hit the Russian Treasure Video Lottery jackpot of $6,000 at Mill City Eagles Lodge May 4. Congratulations came from fellow lodge members as Elmer completed his first two acts following the win— calling his wife Roxy and signing the ticket.

bring together a bunch of guys and quite a few ladies—colorful explosives and fresh, live and unwilling trout. The Detroit Fishing Derby does both. Just ask Dean O’Donnell, one of the event organizers. “The Fishing Derby is the main fundraiser for our Fireworks Over the Lake,” said O’Donnell. “It costs around $11,000 to put on our Fourth of July celebration. This helps pay for that event.” Over the last few months, the De-

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The last of the landscaping is finished and the building details are complete as the Gates Fire Department and Fire Board prepare to welcome the community to the dedication of the new building this Saturday, May 14th. Join the firefighters and CERT members in a parade at 1pm (gather at 12:30) at the old Fire Hall. Bagpipers and the honor guard will lead the parade down Sorbin Street to the new Fire Hall, ending at the upper parking lot. Come watch the honor guard as they initiate the new flag pole, followed by the dedication ceremony in front of the truck bays. Hear statewide fire dignitaries, and celebrate the ribbon cutting

with Fire Board Chairwoman Alexis Winn and former Gates Fire Department Chiefs Bob Kelle and Bob Netter and current firefighter Dave White. Lunch and tours of the facility to follow. May 21, 8pm: Fundraising concert at the new Fire Hall featuring vocalists Bill Bassett, Kathy Campbell, Craig Campbell, Rita Derrick, Christine Dupres and Ann Marie Moore Grover. Musicians include Jon Brammeier, Rick Campbell, Don Hoover, Doug Kintz, Gary Swanson and Marilyn Tyler, ranging from blues to Broadway to country-western and gospel. General admission tickets: 503-897-3365, claim at the door.

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Mill City Skate Park Efforts Get Revitalized Local efforts and pro-skaters team up for youth

Thanks to recent revitalized interest, Mill City Parks Commissioner Thorin Thacker has teamed with pro skater Choppy Omega and master skate park builder James Snow, along with local teacher Tim Widmer, to bring a world class skate park to Mill City. “We are so fortunate to have the opportunity to work these professionals on this project,” said Thacker. “The passion and extensive experience can't be matched.” Past efforts raised $120,000 and current fundraisers are planned in conjunction with the kick off of this year's opening Trifecta—an Oregon based multi-day skateboard competition. Their goal is not just a field of cement to wheel around on. According to Parks Commissioner Thacker, the plan is to start with about a 10,000 square foot park, as phase 1, with the ability to ex-

pand as the need arises. The original location for the Mill City Skate Park was on the west end of Kimmel Park. Currently the exact location still needs to be determined. Many factors must be considered, like a central location with enough adult supervision and proximity to restrooms. Issues with drainage and run off must be addressed. “This is not as far off as it seems,” said Thacker. “With this collaboration of experienced skate park professionals, we can make this dream a reality.” “This is going to be the best park I've ever built,” said master skate park builder James Snow, donating much of his time after returning from building a world class park in Denmark. “This will be the park I show to future clients.” Volunteer opportunities for the Skate Park Committee are plentiful. Fundrais-

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Home meet with Blanchet, Jefferson and St. Mary's April 26, selected results: Mill City’s Ashley Thompson dominated the 100 meter dash with a time of 14.31 seconds, .76 seconds ahead of 16 other competitors in the Varsity finals. Camille Minton won the 6lb Junior Varsity Shot Put with a score of 21-11. Kelsey Clark, McKenna Aerni, Halli Gissel, Hannah Meola and Shantal Velazques topped the 300g Junior Varsity Javelin. Audrey Ruby, Olivia Horning, Hannah Meola and Kylie Sappington topped the Junior Varsity Long Jump. Andrew Schroeder, Joshua Ballard and Jonah Downey topped the 200 meter boys Junior Varsity finals. Carlos Delacruz, Joey Walczak, Uriel Martinez and Matthew Severs won the 4x100 Varsity relay. Full results: Bottom: Josh Ballard & Kraig Arndt—100 m. hurdles. Top: Joey Walzak—Senior 4 x 400 relay .

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Mill City Gates Recreation Association Seeks Board Members, Participants

MCGRA will be meeting May 12, 6:30pm at the Scout Cabin on Remine Road in Mill City and are looking for two more people interested in serving as board members. The volunteer non-profit group works to bring our youth the opportunity to play sports they might not otherwise be exposed to. All kids ages 4 thru 8th grade may participate in sports such as: T-ball, baseball, soft ball, soccer, volleyball, football, basketball and wrestling. Kids from Lyons thru Idanha are invited to join in the fun. Some fees apply, but scholarships are available so that all kids can participate—thanks to generous contributions by local sponsors. 503-854-7009. Highway 22 in Mill City


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Mill City Fire Dept Gets $3700 Grant

The Mill City Fire Dept was awarded a 50/50 grant totaling close to $3700 by the Special Districts of Oregon Insurance Company. The 50/50 grant allows the department to purchase needed safety and security equipment at half price, with the insurance company paying for the other half. This year, the fire dept will use the funds to purchase a fireproof cabinet, re-key the facility and install a fence at the rear of the property—in response to incidents of driver property damage and threats to driver safety because of the proximity of the embankment. In previous years, the grant has paid for half of a portable tank carrier, a roll and hose rack and new helmet lights so volunteers could do hands-free work.

Mommy & Me Tea Party a Success

The Santiam Valley Grange was filled May 7 for the Mommy and Me Tea Party. Beautifully decorated, each table was set with fancy center pieces that were given away as door prizes. There were many great raffle prizes, including a full length mirror and gift baskets. The winner of "Best Mom and Daughter Hats" award was Tasha Petersen (daughter) and Carley Petersen (mother),

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At the tea party (l to r): Tammy Craft, Tasha and Carly Petersen—who won two pedicures at Hair EZ in Lyons for the “Best Mom & Daughter Hats” award.

Community Awards Celebration Coming Soon

The North Santiam Chamber of Commerce will honor various persons and businesses during its annual Community Awards celebration. The event is set for 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, in the Santiam High School auditorium, 265 SW Evergreen St. in Mill City. Distinguished guests scheduled to who took home two pedicures donated attend include State Rep. Sherrie by Laurie at Hair EZ in Lyons. Sprenger, R-Scio, and Marion County The tea party, inspired by local moth- Commissioner Sam Brentano. The er Mary Puffpaff, was a fundraiser for event will include music by the Keizer the Lyons Grange. Big Band. Tickets are $8 per person, and are available at the school office, Green Mountain Real Estate, and the Mill City US Band office. The event is free for children ages 12 and under. To learn more, contact Sandy Lyness at (503) 551-2645.

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The Santiam Canyon Community Chorus is presenting a program of African American spirituals on Sunday, May 15th at 4:00 p.m. at the Mill City Presbyterian Church. There will be congregational singing, plus the chorus, soloist, and instrumentals. All are invited to come hear these spirituals that have had a profound influence on our American music.

Kyle Stair, a 2006 graduate of Santiam High School, will be ordained or "set apart for the ministry and missions" with the Gates Community Church on May 15th, 11 am. Stair received a scholarship in cross country and track at William Jessup University in California, then transferred to Boise Bible College in 2009. He and his wife, Amanda, will be graduating from Boise Bible College on May 13th. Both are currently working at the Capital City Christian Church and plan to work as missionar-

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ies in the future. All are welcome to of 15 months. Many thanks to the Eashare in the upcoming celebration. gles Lodge, the many generous donations and the help of great volunteers.

Canyon Arts Festival Thanks Community

From Santiam Hearts to Arts, a great bit THANK YOU to all those who joined the fun at our 2nd Annual Canyon Arts Festival. You are the reason that so many hardworking and dedicated people put brains, their backs, and their full "Hearts to Arts" into it. To our sponsors and patrons, we couldn't have done it without you. To the media, U.S. Bank, the school system, and the city, your support and flexibility is ever appreciated. Thank you to the Canyon Arts Committee, cast and crew—what an amazing job you all have done. Each and every one of you has helped to lift an enormous weight as we work to promote arts in the Santiam Canyon.

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Sisters Coffee Co Now Served at Canyon Espresso

Coffee fanatic and locally famous drive thru espresso operator Mona Rumplik was so impressed by the way our neighboring Sister Coffee Company roasted their coffee beans, that she had to switch. “It’s better coffee,” said Rumplik, who’s red and white stand breaks the drive on Hwy 22. “Everything’s fresh. You get more of what the bean is all about.” Her husband Eric bought Canyon Espresso in Gates last August—and Sister’s Coffee Company has been trying to persuade the two to switch for the last few months. “We finally went over—they trained us and impressed us. The beans come direct from Mexico and are roasted at the Sister’s facility,” said Mona Rumplik.

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It was standing room only at the Mill City Eagles Lodge April 23 as locals came out to bid on auction items in support of Maddison Mitchell, diagnosed with Type I Diabetes at the age

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Frances Swift January 17, 1924 - May 1, 2011 Mill City - Frances Swift passed away peacefully Sunday afternoon from a stroke suffered last Summer. She was born in Spokane to Jesse and Vivian Leach, the first of three daughters. Margie Swartz (deceased), and Jesse Bodeker of Mill City. Her family moved to Mill City when she was very young where she attended high school and later married Frank Merrill (deceased). They had three children: Carol Lea (deceased), Diane Mirosh and Grant Merrill. Frances had many jobs throughout the years that included working at the state hospital, working in an insurance office and preparing taxes. She married Clifford Swift in 1962 and had over 48 wonderful years with him. Frances enjoyed sewing, cooking and gardening. She also like decorating and community service. In recent years, she was a volunteer at the Mill City Library. Cliff and Frances travelled extensively in their retirement years. Frances is survived by her husband and by daughter Diane Mirosh and son Grant Merrill, both of Mill City, granddaughter Jessie Thummel, grandsons Don Mirosh and Justin Merrill, greatgrandchildren David, Nathan, and Brian Thummel and Jacob Merrill. There will be a celebration of life at 1pm at the Mill City Eagles Lodge on Thursday, May 12. The family would like to thank the hospice organization for their wonderful assistance with our mother’s care.

Canyon Gleaners Receives $9,500 in Grants

The Mill City based Canyon Gleaners received a $2000 grant from A.J. Frank’s Foundation and a $7500 grant from Spirit Mountain Community Fund. “These funds will be used to purchase food and pay the utility bills,” according to the press release. “It’s nice to have partners like them, to help with our mission in our community.” The 501-3c non-profit corporation focuses on feeding lowincome, seniors and disabled families in the Santiam Canyon. Current members reside in the area from Idanha to Salem. Families must meet the income criteria set by Linn-Benton Food Share. Families with at least one able bodied member over 18 living in the home are required to volunteer 10 hours per month. The Canyon Gleaners is volunteer run and operates on earned income and grants, as well as by “gleaning” from local farmer’s fields and orchards. All donations are tax deductible. The thrift store is open Wednesday-Sunday. Trexler Farm

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Al Fidler and Regina Lulay, caught May 5 at an informal restaurant review of Trexler Farm in Mehama. “We love it here,” said Fidler. “It’s family.”

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Come and join us as we prepare to build our new “House” of worship...we’re going to have a fantastic time… See you there! Just some items up for bid: Arden Corey Experiences including a river trip and equestrian birthday party. Backhoe work from Jim Kitzhaber. Brand new tools! And much more!

503-897-2716 Jesus said "“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” Matthew 7:24 (NIV) Correction: In the April 20 issue “Nuts & Bolts Society goes wine tasting” the group visited the FireSteed and Johan wineries. The Canyon Weekly apologizes for the error.

High Tea at Mill City Garden Club

Carolyn Fry and Alice Bond cohosted the Mill City Garden Club April 20 meeting, including a High Tea with scones, chocolate dipped strawberries and a variety of other tea treats. Attendees received a ranunculus plant and were treated to a tour of Carolyn Fry’s garden—helping to identify some of her plants, shrubs and trees. Garden Club discussion included the upcoming trip to Bauman’s Farms May 18, 9am. For those needing transportation, Diane Miller and Carolyn Fry have extra room; meet at 220 NE Alder St, Mill City. Green Mountain Real Estate is donating parking spaces nearby. Former member Pat Smith, who recently moved to Tennessee, called Diane Miller with an update of her activities. She is doing well. Those in attendance were: Sally Blancke, Alice Bond, Karin Brown, Carolyn & Dorothy Fry, Marie Harmon, Betty Heald, Veda Maine, Diane Miller, Toni and Whende Thomas.

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Turning Garage Sale Finds into Garden Art

By Margie Forrest of the Lyons Garden Club

This is a great time of year to combine your love of gardening and garage sales. Inexpensive treasures can become beautiful garden decorations at a reasonable price.  An old bird cage can become a beautiful planter.  An old plant stand can be a new way to display your gazing ball.  For a spectacular patio display, line a big basket with plastic and punch a few holes at the bottom for drainage. Add a few rocks and potting soil and plant with cascading verbena, petunias and bacopa.  Old pitchers, teakettles, birdbaths, wheelbarrows and wagons can be used to plant “hens and chicks”, succulents and sweet potato vines.  For 4th of July color, use old chairs painted a bright color—topped with a pot of red geraniums, blue lobelia & white calibrachoas.  An old metal bed frame painted white and placed in a flower bed can be used to frame tall blue delphiniums, foxglove or a bed of bright yellow daylilies.

Girl Scouts Get Donation Santiam Canyon Girl Scouts received a donation from the Roxanne Emerson of the Rebekah’s Lodge. The Rebekah’s do many fundraisers, such as selling plants for Mother’s Day. The Girl Scouts will use the funds to help pay for field trips and other events. Pictured L to R: Roxanne Emerson, Hali Gissel, Cassie Stewart, Hannah Stewart.

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From the Lyons Garden Club The May 11 Club meeting will be a road trip to Egan's Gardens, Schreiner's Iris Gardens and lunch at Glockenspiel in Mt. Angel. Members meet at the park 'n ride in Stayton at 9:30am to carpool. The June 8th meeting will be a potluck picnic at the home of club president, Diane Stockmar at noon. Info: Diane Stockmar 503-394-2197 or Jean Evett 503-859-2563.

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Across 3. Local chorus singing these spirituals this Sunday. 8. Water on the lake on a windy day, name of a pro-skater. 9. Dog-gone cat, up a tree. 11. A popular Oregon skateboarding event. 13. A big cat with a big appetite. 14. Hueller Farms has some for sale. 17. There are girls and boys of these, always prepared. 19. Canyon Espresso in Gates Down 1. To the music!(command) 2. To the finish line! (command) 4. Many in the sea, perhaps one in Detroit Lake for me? 5. Only one will rent any movie at Broadway Video, Mill City. 6. In full bloom, and baseball season too.

7. Gave the kids at Mari-Linn something to dance to. 10. This group brings team sports to our kids (acronym). 11. Could catch that cat. 12. Under the big tent in Gates this month. 15. A somewhat smaller cat...but still bigger than my tabby! 16. A Jack Russel Terrier in Gates.

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Coming Soon! Community Supported Agriculture Program from Fresh to You Produce starts June 3. Twenty week summer “produce club� that supplies Stayton grown seasonal produce delivered to Mehama or Salem. Cost: $500 ($20 per week), payment options avail. 503769-9682or Mill City Baptist Youth Group Awakening May Fundraisers: raising funds for a trip to Enumclaw, WA in July to Creation Fest 2011. May 1-25: pre-sales of Figaro's Pizza. Call Roberta 503-991-9539. May 25, 9am3pm: CAR WASH at the church, 140 N. 1st St. in Mill City. Donations happily accepted. Santiam High FFA Plant Sale Fundraiser Sales support the following year's greenhouse classes, Santiam FFA, and various service learning projects. This year's plant sale will run Fridays and Saturdays from May 6th through May 28th. Hwy 22 in Mill City, Locally Owned & Operated Since 1966

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10am-4pm. or Nichole Scholz 897-2311. Gates Fire Hall Fundraising Concert May 21st., 8pm at the new Gates Fire Hall. Goes toward completing the furnishings. Broadway songs to Country Western to ragtime piano. 503-897-3365. Lyons Annual City Wide Clean-Up Day May 21, 9am-3pm at Freres Park on N. 13th St. Info: 503-859-2167 Mill City Annual City Wide Clean-up Day May 21 at Wastewater Treatment Plant Remine Rd & Fairview. Bring those items you've been wanting to get rid of: appliances, tires/rims (cost for each), accumulated junk. No household garbage accepted. Must be Mill City resident and show ID. Culpepper and Merriweather Circus Fundraiser for Santiam Canyon Schools. Tuesday, May 31st. Show times are 5:00 and 7:30pm at Gates Elementary. Tickets are available at Gates Elementary, through many 4H families and at many businesses (ticket outlets) from Stayton up to Detroit. Tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for children. Free Fishing Day: Celebration for Kids June 11 at Hoover Camp-ground, located on the shores of beautiful Detroit Lake. Relay For Life, July 15-16 at Regis HS. Individuals, corporations, and small businesses can build a team and join our fight to reduce the burden of cancer across America. Info: visit

Local Events Thursday, May 12 4:30pm SHS JV Baseball home game vs. Monroe 7-8pm SHS Honor Society Inductions at the commons

Friday, May 13 9-11:30am Mill City Planning Commission at MC Fire Hall Santiam High FFA Plant Sale Fundraiser

Sales support the following year's greenhouse classes, Santiam FFA, and various service learning projects. This year's plant sale will run Fridays and Saturdays from May 6th through May 28th. Hwy 22 in Mill City, 10am-4pm. plantsale or Nichole Scholz 8972311. Detroit Lake Fishing Derby May 13-15, $15 entry. Prizes and fun! Up to $550 in tagged fish! 4:30pm SHS Varsity Baseball home game vs. Kennedy

Saturday, May 14 Detroit Lake Fishing Derby May 13-15, $15 entry. Prizes and fun! Win a Smokercraft boat donated by Riverview Community Bank. Santiam High FFA Plant Sale Fundraiser Sales support the following year's greenhouse classes, Santiam FFA, and various service learning projects. This

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year's plant sale will run Fridays Hwy 22 & Gates Hill Rd 503 897-6031 and Saturdays from May 6th through May 28th. Hwy 22 in ur H oour pppyy H21-2 p Mill City, 10am-4pm. sana a 0 cup for your a cupstar forwin a a free star win drinka free drink H H 11-1 Check 52.05 yourCheck $z2$. or Nichole Mon-Fri 5:30a-4p Sat-Sun 6:30a-4pm Sat-Sun 6:30a-4pm 1z6o Mon-Fri 5:30a-4p o 16 503-897-6031 503-897-6031 Scholz 897-2311. Mari-Linn Just for Fun Councity hall try Kids Relay Event at Willamette University. Teams from grades 1-5 will Weekly Events compete in a 4x100 relay against other Mondays schools. 4pm-8pm Youth Center for 7th-12 6:30pm Santiam Canyon Awards grades. Air Hockey, Ping Pong, ect. Night SHS auditorium. $8/person; chil- FREE. Mill City Baptist Church. dren 12 and under free. 265 SW Ever- 6-7:30pm Eagles Lodge Taco Night green St., Mill City. Tickets: Green New members welcome. 897-3100 Mountain Real Estate, U.S. Bank, San- 7pm Community Chorus, First tiam Canyon School District office. Christian Church, 254 SW 3rd St. Mill 1-4pm Gates Fire Hall Dedication City. Nondenominational. All levels Ceremony Gather at 1pm at the old fire welcome. 859-3426 hall by Gates City Hall and walk in the Tuesdays parade, led by the Oregon Fire Chiefs’ 10am-2pm Quilting Club Canyon Honor Guard followed by a bagpipe Baptist Church 446 Cedar St, Lyons band. Dedication, ribbon cutting, tours 503-910-4918 and free lunch of hot dogs, potato salad 12pm Senior Meals Fellowship Hall, and cake. Mill City Presbyterian Church. Meals 6-8pm Mill City Moose Lodge Steak on Wheels avail. Ruth:503 897-2204 Night 815 NW Santiam Blvd 1pm Eagles Lodge Bingo Open to Sunday, May 15 everyone. New members welcome. 4pm Santiam Canyon Community Mill City 897-3100 Chorus presents African American 7:30pm Santiam Al-Anon for family spirituals at Mill City Presbyterian and friends of alcoholics, open meetChurch. Congregational singing, plus ing, Mt. View Church, First and Main, chorus, soloist and instrumentals. Hear Aumsville (across from Neufeldt's resthese spirituals that have had a profound taurant). influence on American music.

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Tuesday, May 17 6-7:30 Stayton High School Open House for incoming freshmen 6:30pm SHS Awards Night at the Commons 6-8pm Mill City Fourth of July Committee Meeting Scout Cabin 49003 Remine Rd

Thursday, May 19 7pm Gates City Council Meeting at


10am-3pm Judy’s Art Class at Mill City Eagles Lodge. Open to the public. $10, 503-859-2213. 7pm. AA Meeting Santiam Chapel, Lyons. 7:30-8:30pm Idanha AA at City Hall

Thursdays 12pm Senior Meals. Fellowship Hall, MC Presbyterian Church, 897-2204

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Cougar Hunting: Local Residents Fear Family, Livestock Safety Cont’d from front page

State officials have always been exempt from the 1994 rule—and were allowed to appoint trappers on their behalf. Local residents found that limited number hard on their efforts to remove cougar, like Mill City resident Sherri Girod, who spent hours last year trying to get a trapper to remove a cat. She and neighboring families feared for their children and livestock safety. Oregon has no reports of cougars killing people, but residents can remember many times they’ve lost livestock to them. Gates resident Nancy Carey lost

a herd of goats in 1999 to one cougar and all her lambs to its mother the year before. The cougar was caught—not by dogs, but by a snare on its travel route. The issue remains to be seen if hunting with dogs is the answer. “If you’re ever in a position to hunt a cougar, it’s going to be a total accident,” said Detroit resident Maverick. “Without dogs, you’ll never see them.” But resident Robyn Johnson views the big cats as part of living in the canyon. “You live in the woods, you have to deal with the wildlife,” she said.

Detroit Fishing Derby: $550 in cash for tagged fish, valid until Labor Day age now? Just fourteen to enter the adult grand prize raffle. Ages thirteen and under can win a boys or girls bike. There are hundreds of raffle prizes, nine rod and reel combo “biggest fish” prizes and $550 in cash for the ten tagged fish. The cash prizes for those tagged fish stay valid until Labor Day, said Dean O’Donnell. “We keep those prizes valid to encourage people to keep fishing,” he said. Community wide, the Fishing Derby

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is about promoting the Detroit area. It gives locals and visitors a chance to bring in the coming summer season and provides opportunities to raise funds for needed organizations, like the Idanha-Detroit Volunteer Fire Dept, who will be selling Krispy Kreme donuts at the three day event. What: Detroit Lake Fishing Derby When: Fri-Sat, May 13-14, 6am-4pm. Sunday, May 15, 6am-2pm. Cost: Adults-$15 , 13 & under-$8 Where: Detroit Lake & immediate surrounding tributaries.


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