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T H E C AN Y O N W E E K LY May 4, 2011

Volume 2, Issue 18

News and life ~for our side of the mountain! Serving the communities of Lyons, Mehama, Elkhorn, Mill City, Gates, Niagra, Detroit, Idanha, Breitenbush & Marion Forks

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2nd Annual Canyon Arts Festival Shines Rain clouds were kept at bay as sunshine and smiles prevailed over this weekend‟s events. The two day celebration of the arts kicked of with Battle of the Bands April 29 as three hard driven, guitar heavy rock bands wowed the all age audience. The local guys, March of May, took home the first place cash prize and free studio time. April 30 was a whirlwind of fun runs, Zephyr of the Amazama juggling school, dog tricks, bicycle spin Juggling School art, fish painting, and mosaic making. and Odin Bogle take The steady crowd at the food court “Flora“ for a walk. stage was treated to back to back music

shows and a hilarious interactive live theater. Inside the middle school, local artists demonstrated their techniques— and craftspeople sold their wares, all to a back drop beautiful pan flute music. The day was topped off by a non-stop show of amazingly talented friends and neighbors from up and down the canyon coming together for a full fledged music, singing and dancing extravaganza at the Evening Performance. The packed audience was delighted. “Amazing,” said Kim Reines of Mill City. “I loved it!”

Jennifer and Hunter Crow team up to build a tool box at the Home Depot kids interactive workshop.

Budget Cuts May Lead to State Representative Visits the Canyon Sherri Sprenger Talks Hybrid Car Tax, "Castle Doctrine, Biomass Education Lay Offs Credits and Kicker Refund at Community Forum by Michelle Gates Due to budget shortfalls, up to ten employees could lose their positions with the Santiam Canyon School District, according to Brad Yates, district superintendent. The district is facing a $500,000$600,000 shortfall because of a combination of factors, including the state of the economy, labor negotiations and OR Senate Bill 250 - which would allow larger districts to pull out of shared school services. Labor negotiations with both classified and nonclassified staff are scheduled for May 13. The economic forecast, out May 12, will help determine how many positions must be cut. Senate Bill 250 would allow larger school districts to withdraw from the Education Services District (ESD). ESD receives Cont’d on back page


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Local residents joined republican OR state rep. Sherri Sprenger at Rosie‟s Mountain Coffee House April 30 to ask—and answer— questions about state legislation. Some canyon residents were concerned about current legislation, like how to better manage state resources instead of issuing a kicker

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refund. They also wanted to know if Oregon will move forward with a “castle doctrine” - the right to use deadly force to protect property. “Overwhelmingly, people do not want to lose their kicker refund,” said Sprenger. And “This is not a state, in my opinion, that will get (castle doctrine).” Focusing on her agenda of jobs and the economy, Sprenger spoke of legislation to ease the cost of transporting biomass to help support the timber processing industry. House Bill 3608 would establish a tax credit for the Cont’d on page 7 Randy and Kathy Mickey, Proprietors

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2nd Annual Canyon Arts Festival “A picture is worth a thousand words.”

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Happy Birthday! Look who is 18! Matthew D. Beldon has turned 18 on Sunday. Happy Birthday, Matthew! Love Dad, Mom and Nevaeh Happy Birthday Hailie McKinzie and mom Chrissy Savage of Mill City on May 12! Wishing mom and daughter a Happy Birthday from your friends and family! Happy Birthday, Jamie Rounds! Jamie is turning 22 this year and celebrating her survival of year 21 on May 20, 8pm at the Mill City Moose Lodge, 815 NW Santiam Blvd. Happy Birthday, Thorson Widmer! Thorson celebrated his 4th birthday at the Canyon Arts Festival April 30—and met some new pirate friends from CWERK‟s live performance theatre. Your Santiam Canyon home loan specialist. Call today to see how you can be saving money!

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Happy Mother’s Day, May 8 Gifts, Flowers and Baskets: Fresh to You Produce Large selection of beautiful baskets that say, “I love you, mom!” Potted plants, vegetable starts or give her a complete landscaping design that she‟ll remember for years to come! 503-769-9682. 41639 Stayton-Scio Rd. Santiam FFA Plant Sale Hanging baskets, annuals, perennials, vegetables and herbs. May 6-7, 10am-4pm. Santiam HS greenhouse, Mill City. 503-897-2311 or Proceeds benefit Santiam FFA. Rebekah’s 51st Annual Plant Sale Baskets, Martha Washington Plants and more! May 6-7, 9am-5pm Liberty Fellowship Church (on Hwy 22 by Circle K). 503-897-3254. Proceeds benefit the community thru widespread donations. Sugar & Spice Bakery Treats Gift Basket Made just for your mom with your choice of coffee or tea, plus quiche, scones, cookies and a Sugar & Spice mug—all wrapped beautifully in a basket your mom will love! Serve 2 for $25 or 6 for $55. 503-859-3814. Order early!

Events: May 7, 2pm: Mom & Me Tea Party Santiam Valley Grange, Lyons. $7.50 for two, $2.50 each addtl party member. Gentlemen welcome! Prizes for the best: young ladies hat, matching hats, best overall hat. Plus raffle, crafts & door prizes. Info and tickets: 503-859-2161 May 8, all day: Poppa Al’s Free Ice Cream Sundae for Mom with any meal purchase. Hwy 22, Mill City. 503-897-2223. May 8, 8-11am: Mill City Eagles Lodge Mother’s Day Breakfast with Terry & Tom. May 8, 8-11am. 640 SW Broadway, Mill City 503-897-3100. New members always welcome. May 8, 8-11am: Mill City Moose Lodge Mother’s Day Breakfast cooked by the Men of the Moose. New members always welcome. $5. 815 NW Santiam Blvd, Mill City. May 8, 2pm ‘till closing: Marion Forks Restaurant steak and prawn dinner for Mom‟s special day! 34975 Hwy 22, past Idanha. 503-854-3669. Peak Season Special

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Beyond Organic: Local Farmer Works From the Ground Up

It‟s environmental stewardship at it‟s finest. Andy Westlund, owner of the Sciobased Harmony Jack Farms runs his car on vegetable oil—and his cows, pigs, goats and chickens on some of the healthiest grass in the valley, all in the name of raising some of the most nutrient rich local meats available. “We look at our soil under the microscope,” said Westlund. “We do our own quality assessments. We‟ve found that the more life and minerals in the soil, the more nutrients in the meat.” Harmony Jack Farms, run by Andy, his wife Jeannette and partners Pat Ross and Jacob Hair, use efficiency models to get locals better meats at up to 30% less than supermarkets. They sell in larger quantities and deliver to select locations. “We try to make a difference every where we can,” said Westlund. Call 503-767-2174 or visit for more information. At the Mill City Community Gardens: Volunteers spread soil to prepare for the season. R: Dennis Chamberlin and L: Brian Crocker.

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The Canyon Weekly paparazzi caught local resident Joy Charles, 94, once again—this time with Mike Farman (right) and Michael Stanley (left) at Mill City Market on April 27.

Detroit Lake stocked with 5300 Fish

The Oregon Department of Forestry released 5300 rainbow trout into Detroit Lake April 28 in preparation for the coming summer fishing season. Driver Neal Rash of Crabtree, shown above preparing the hoses for the fish release, delivered the 8-10” aquatic game from the Leaburg Hatchery near Springfield, OR. While it only took a few minutes for them to travel from tank to lake, it was enough time to alert hungry Osprey in the area—who have learned that disoriented fish are easy prey.

For your convenience, Stayton Family Practice is pleased to announce we will be OPEN SATURDAYS starting May 14, 2011. Your local private medical practice provides General Medicine/Family Practice and: 1) In-home sleep studies for the identification of sleep apnea and other sleep disorders 2) FirstLine Therapy™, a nutrition based disease treatment program that encourages healthy weight loss 3) Pulmonary Rehabilitation for the treatment of COPD/emphysema and asthma. ALWAYS ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS AND ALL TYPES OF INSURANCE.


Stayton Family Practice is located right across the parking lot from Santiam Memorial Hospital in Stayton, 1375 N. 10th. M-F 8AM-4:30PM

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Mill City Middle School Girls dominated this race.

“We Breed „em Tough in these Parts”

A steady downpour of spring rain didn‟t stop these young competitors to come out and “give it their all” MCMS junior boys 4x100 at a multi-school track meet hosted by the Mill City relay team: (l to r) Josh Tigers April 26th. Some amazing performances were Ballard, Jonah Downey, Darin Benjamin & Andrew had against Blanchet and St. Mary‟s, despite the sogSchroeder. gy conditions. Next meet: May 5 at Mt. Angel.


Mari-Linn Band Gets College Experience Students in beginning and advanced band got a fun-filled day—just for working hard at their music skills. 29 students, grades 5-7, played LazerTag at Pietro‟s in Salem, had lunch in Monmouth and watched a college band practice at Western Oregon University April 26. “It gives our students the opportunity to learn about techniques and inspire them,” said music teacher Steve Dalrymple. “They get to hear what a really good band sounds like.” Funded by proceeds of the American Roots Festival, the LazerTag had these kids talking. “I liked shooting people,” said fifth grader Lyndsey Desantis of Lyons. “It was awesome.”

Local Clothing Retailer Donates to Senior Community

Stayton based used clothing retailer Deb's Attic donated close to $500 in seasonal apparel to Marian Estates in Sublimity April 27. "We were told that there was a need," said Lynda Bradley, mother to Deb of Deb's Attic. "Many of the residents just can't get out. It's a good activity and not expensive for them." The up-cycled clothing retailer coordinates donation events at Marian Estates twice a year. "Deb goes through so much work. The residents request it - and they love it because it's free," said Marian Estates activity director Jeri McLaren.

Sherri Sprenger Talks Biomass Tax Credit, Electric Vehicle Tax Cont’d from front page

transportation of woody biomass, biomass electrical generation, and for equipment to process the materials. It currently stands in the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. Sprenger also asked for canyon resident‟s input on taxing electric vehicle registration—citing that these drivers pay less for road maintenance through gas taxes than traditional fuel vehicles. “People need to go to work, pay their bills and spend money in their local economy,” said Sprenger.

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“Kelly Lumber has the best prices on pressure treated lumber.” Noal Hardman, Lyons Open 8-5 MondayFriday 9-3 Saturday (503)897-2363

Classified Ads Keep Oregon Green Pros! Affordable Green Cleaning using only natural products. Residential and Business. Protect those you care about. 503-6087685 Local Lamb Available. All natural pasture & grass fed. Chops, shanks, roasts, ground and more. Misty Mountain Farms 503-859-3575 Hypnosis is Now - - - @ Indigo Wellness Center. Sports Enhancement Habit change Removing Fears/ Phobias. 503-370-9090

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Work 8:00-5:00 M-F in Stayton off of Rogue Ave. Willing to leave Gates at what ever time it takes to make carpooling work. Non-smoker and would prefer the same. Evenings after 6:00 at FOR RENT Space next to Gates Post 503-897-3582, leave message. Office, used to be a beauty salon. Call 503-897-2966 or 503-897-2161 for Classified Ads more information. Cort's Hauling Anything hauled! Plus housekeeping, residential & rentals. Housecleaning: $20/hr. Hauling: call for estimate. Serving Stayton thru the upper North Santiam Canyon. 503-881-2626 Keyboardist Needed for 5pm Saturday evening church services. St. Catherine‟s of Sienna in Mill City. Fee negotiable. Email lharrington or call (503) 897-3432

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Last week, North Santiam River volume varied from 3,000 cubic feet per second at Packsaddle down to 2,080 cfs. Varying rainfall and snowmelt caused the variance. Mehama volume varied from 5,920 down to 3,920. Next week, flow projections are for Packsaddle volume to be around 2,100 until May 4 and then 3,000 May 5 to May 11. Mehama volume could be from 3,600 on May 2 down to 3,100 until May 5 and then between 4,200 and 4,700 from May 6 to 12. Detroit Lake is only three feet below summer full level. There is a lot of snow that remains to melt all around the high ridges surrounding the lake. At Little Meadows, less than a mile South of the lake and just North of Monument Peak, we still have 96 inches of snow at 4,000 feet elevation. Warm temperatures could cause that to melt six inches or a foot per day, and the Lake would rise and the river would have extra water. We need to check on present and projected river volume regularly in order to have safe trips. Fish are running pretty well at Willamette Falls at Oregon City. Hundreds of salmon are crossing daily. About a hundred summer steelhead are coming up, and about 25 winter steelhead are still migrating. The winter run is nearly over, but salmon and summer steelhead are just getting started on what will surely be a good season for them. So far, we have 1,938 Chinook, 2,204 summer steelhead, & 6,625 winter steelhead in the system.

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Across 1. Harmony Jack raises this meat. 3. We all have one, and May's the time to honor them. 9. What the Little North Fork boasts in the summer, and they'll fix your spa too. 10. Detroit Lake Fishing ...May 13-15! 12. March of May plays it well, and Siegmund's sells it. 13. Can Linda teach your dog these social skills? 14. The Mad Hatter loves these, and Mom's do too. 15. Detroit lake's trout population was? 16. Drives the spin art at the CAF

17. What the sun did do Saturday, thank you! 18. This kicker is greatly appreciated. Down 2. What Mill City was full of on Saturday 4. Priceless, but can we afford to give it to our children 5. What be blooming? 6. March into this, this month. 7. This evening event at the CAF delighted the crowds. 8. An association in Detroit, but don't try to pronounce it with your mouth full. 11. Cuts in this might hurt our schools. 15. On all the faces at the Canyon Arts Festival.

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Local Events Thursday, May 5 Detroit Feral Cat Trapping & Spay/ Neuter on May 5-6, surgery on May 7 7pm North Santiam Historical Society at Mill City Middle School commons.

Friday, May 6

9am-5pm Rebekah’s 51st Annual Plant Sale Liberty Fellowship Church (on Hwy 22 next to Circle K). 503-897-3254. Proceeds benefit the community through widespread donations.

Saturday, May 7

9am-5pm Rebekah’s 51st Annual Plant Sale Liberty Fellowship Church (on Hwy 22 by Circle K). 9am-3pm Mari-Linn Outdoor School Locally Owned & Operated Since 1966

Rummage Sale Fundraiser for 24 students to spend five days in Central Oregon at the OMSI Hancock Field Station. Students will learn geology, paleontology and ecosystems at a world renowned fossil and geologic site May 1620. 503-859-2154. 8:30am-4pm Detroit City Wide Clean-Up corner of Forest Ave & Detroit Ave S. $15-20 per pick-up load of metal, yard debris & trash/ garbage. Other rates apply. 9am-3pm Mill City Baptist Youth Group Car Wash Fundraiser at

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"...reaching the Canyon for Christ." Mike Stair, Minister Sunday School 9:45am Worship 11am 40070 Gates School Rd (503)897-3210

7-9pm Lyons Library Board Meeting

Tuesday, May 10

4pm MCMS baseball/softball home game vs. Salem Academy 5-7pm Mill City Moose Lodge Dollar Burger Night 815 NW Santiam Blvd 5:30-7pm Parent Café: Free workshop for parents of 4-8th graders. Tuesdays, May 10, 17, 24, 31. Free childcare, light dinner, gifts & prizes. MC Presbyterian Church 326 SW Broadway. Register or 140 N. 1st St. in Mill City. Raising funds 541-979-2487 for a trip to Enumclaw, WA in July to 6-8pm Santiam High School Creation Fest 2011. Senior Project Showcase at SHS commons. Topics range from eye 10am Gates Community Church Ladies Spring Brunch at the Fellowship Hall with problems focusing on cataracts to speaker Connie Bowers. Connie, with her helicopter mechanics. husband Bob, have performed numerous 6-8pm Mill City City Council seminars including "Helping Hurting People" Meeting at MCMS library r.s.v.p. 503-897-3210. Wednesday, May 11 10am-2pm Free Marion Co. Marine Board 9:30am Lyons Garden Club Boat Inspection Power Yamaha in Sublimi- Meeting No host lunch and road ty. Info: 503-589-3250. trip to celebrate their 61st anni1pm Moose Lodge Kentucky Derby Race and Horseshoe Competition. New members welcome. 815 NW Santiam Blvd, Mill City. 6:30-8pm Zumbathon® Charity Event Santiam HS Gym, benefits Stayton Relay for Life,$10 503-949-7621 7pm Mill City Moose Lodge 9-Ball Tournaments Every Saturday during the month of May. Entry Fee: $3.00. Rules are standardized 9-ball (ball-in-hand). Payouts for firstthird. 897-5634.

Sunday, May 8 Hardwoods for the Hobbyist or Craftsman.

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Monday, May 9 4:30pm SHS Varsity home baseball game vs. Culver 7-9pm Lyons Rural Fire District Board Meeting

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versary. Info: Diane 503-394Hwy 22 & Gates Hill Rd 503 897-6031 2197 New members welcome. Meetings: 2nd Wednesday (no ouurr meetings July/August) Ho yyH p p p -2 0 your p 2 Check your forwin a a star a free drink cup for a cupstar free win drink HaHa 11-11Check .05 4:30pm MCMS baseball/ 2$.52 zMon-Fri $ o Mon-Fri 5:30a-4p Sat-Sun 6:30a-4pm 5:30a-4p Sat-Sun 6:30a-4pm 6 1z o softball vs. Perrydale 16 503-897-6031 503-897-6031 5:30-8pm North Santiam School District Community Engage- Ceremony Gather at 1pm at the old ment Meeting at Stayton HS Cafeteria. fire hall by Gates City Hall and walk in Summary of four March Community the parade, led by the Oregon Fire Engagement Meetings. 769-6924. Chiefs‟ Honor Guard followed by a 6pm Group Dog Obedience and Sobagpipe band. Dedication, ribbon cutcial Skills Class Cost is $75 for 6 ting, tours and free lunch of hot dogs, weeks. (Wednesdays), location TBA. potato salad and cake. Limited enrollment, pre-registration 6-8pm Mill City Moose Lodge Steak required. 503-859.3647 Social Graces Night 815 NW Santiam Blvd Dog Training. Sunday, May 15 6:30pm Mill City Lions Club at 4pm Santiam Canyon Community Mountain Edge Cafe 7-8pm Lyons-Mehama Water District Chorus presents African American spirituals at Mill City Presbyterian Board Meeting at Mehama Fire Hall Church. Congregational singing, plus Thursday, May 12 chorus, soloist and instrumentals. Hear 7-8pm SHS Honor Society Inductions these spirituals that have had a proat the commons found influence on American music.

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9-11:30am Mill City Planning Commission at MC Fire Hall Detroit Lake Fishing Derby May 1315, $15 entry. Prizes and fun!

Weekly Events Mondays

4pm-8pm Youth Center for 7th-12 grades. Air Hockey, Ping Pong, ect. FREE. Mill City Baptist Church. 6-7:30pm Eagles Lodge Taco Night Saturday, May 14 New members welcome. 897-3100 Detroit Lake Fishing Derby May 137pm Community Chorus, First 15, $15 entry. Prizes and fun! Christian Church, 254 SW 3rd St. Mill City. Nondenominational. All levels Mari-Linn Just for Fun Country Kids welcome. 859-3426 Relay Event at Willamette University. Teams from grades 1-5 will compete in Tuesdays 10am-2pm Quilting Club Canyon a 4x100 relay against other schools. Baptist Church 446 Cedar St, Lyons 6:30pm Santiam Canyon Awards Night SHS auditorium. $8/person; chil- 503-910-4918 dren 12 and under free. 265 SW Ever- 12pm Senior Meals Fellowship Hall, Mill City Presbyterian Church. Meals green St., Mill City. Tickets: Green Mountain Real Estate, U.S. Bank, San- on Wheels avail. Ruth:503 897-2204 1pm Eagles Lodge Bingo Open to tiam Canyon School District office. everyone. New members welcome. 1-4pm Gates Fire Hall Dedication Mill City 897-3100

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7:30pm Santiam Al-Anon for family and friends of alcoholics, open meeting, Mt. View Church, First and Main, Aumsville (across from Neufeldt's restaurant).

Wednesdays 10am-3pm Judy’s Art Class at Mill City Eagles Lodge. Open to the public. $10, 503859-2213. 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 10am-3pm North Santiam Quilters, Gates Church, all levels! 897-2102 4pm-8pm Youth Center for 7th-12 grades. Air Hockey, Ping Pong, Foos Ball. FREE. Mill City Baptist Church. 7pm Teen Movie Night Ages 10-18 First Christian Church, Mill City. Free 503-6028742

Fridays Free Knife Sharpening Fridays Ease your at-home cooking style with better tools. Stop by Gene‟s Meat Market on Fridays from 3pm -6pm; it‟s free for everyone from hunters to housewives. Located at the flashing yellow light on Hwy 22 in Mehama. 503-859-2252. 10am-12pm Kid Zone Fun, crafts and a FREE sack lunch. Mill City Baptist Church. 140 N. 1st. St (503) 536-5414 1pm Canyon Senior Center Open Pinochle 844 South First St, Mill City 503-897-4176

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School Budget: Senate Bill 250 to Cut Funding for Shared Services Dan & Carol Keillor

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funds from state and local revenues— - based on enrollment—and provides administrative and educational support services to groups of schools in a district. With the current ESD structure, the Santiam Canyon School District can share the cost and services of a specialist (such as a Special Ed teacher or a Behavioral Specialist) with other schools in the ESD. According to Brad Yates, for every one dollar that's put into the ESD, the local school district receives four dollars worth of services. The Santiam Canyon School District is part of the Linn Benton Lincoln ESD and receives funds based on larger schools like Corvallis and Al-

bany. Allowing larger districts to withdraw would remove these funds from our smaller district. In addition, Senate Bill 250 would reduce the total amount of funds allotted to the Education Services District, from 4.75 percent of available local and state resources to 2.37 percent in the 2012-13 distribution. The bill is currently in the Ways and Means (legislative appropriations) committee of the Oregon Senate - still needing to pass the Senate vote, then the House vote. "This is a worst-case scenario," said Yates. "Those who are affected have already been notified that their job may be in jeopardy. Hopefully, we'll know by the end of the year."

May 17 Special Election: Contested Candidates Santiam Canyon School District 129J Board Members Position 3: Rick Posekany, Mill City Spring Rose Aernie, Mill City Position 4: Judy Downer, Mill City Keri Sanders, Mill City Angela D Fencl, Gates Holly Rebecca Breen, Mill City

Lyons-Mehama Water District Board Members Position 1: Rondel H Barker, Lyons Marc Hughes, Mehama Bruce Matthis, Mehama Position 3: Darren Michael Cross, Lyons Richard Voltin, Lyons

Ballots mailed April 29. Drop boxes are located at Mill City City Hall, Lyons City Hall and Stayton Public Library.


233 Broadway Mill City Across the bridge, downtown

(503)897-6070 Mon-Sat 10am-7pm


Cinch Mole Control Traps (pair) $28.99 The ONLY method approved by the US Forest Service. Made in Oregon for 100 years. Reusable.

11267 Grove St, Mehama

503 859-2257

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Lehr Propane Powered Trimmer w/FREE Propane Cylinder $219.99 Easy to assemble, Eco-friendly yard care alternative

The Canyon Weekly  
The Canyon Weekly  

May 4, 2011 Volume 2, Issue 18