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The Canyon Weekly June 15, 2011

Volume 2, Issue 24

News and Life - For Our Side of the Mountain!

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

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Does BigFoot Exist in the N.S.Canyon? Symposium this weekend

to disuss findings To the many people slated to gather this weekend in the shadows of the Three Sisters off Old Mckenzie Hwy, the question isn’t “‘if’ they are”, it’s “who or what they are, and how have they survived over 100 years of human encroachment?” According to Toby Johnson, the organizer for the Oregon Sasquatch Symposium, they are everywhere, and there is a multitude of believers and “witnesses” who claim to have had encounters throughout Oregon, including sitings and photos of footprints near Detroit and Bagby Hotsprings. “Native Americans agree, this isn’t a legend, it’s a different tribe, a separate species of primate,” said Johnson. From a guy who worked for the BLM for 20 years, to hunters, loggers, researchers, psychologists and even Jane Goodall, Big Foot has a huge following of fans, many who report are afraid to be ostersized for their beliefs. Going out on a fragile political limb, former Govenor Ted Kulongowski, as a young legistator in the 1970’s, introduced a bill to make Sasquatch a protected species, only for it to fail. As a matter of fact, the picking of hard evidence (cont. on page 12) Hwy 22, Mill City

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Local business classes help 49 Enterprising Entrepreneurs Grant thru the City of Lyons helps Economic Development Corp reach beyond expectations The goal was to reach 34 local business owners - the reality was that more people wanted to get involved. Through an $85,000 community development grant, the City of Lyons partnered with the NS Economic Development Corp (EDC) to bring innovated, custom focused business classes to 49 entrepreneurs in Lyons, Idanha, Mill City & Aumsville. Part of that came from the buzz created by Lyons City Hall. “The city council is very supportive of small enterprise,” said Allison McKenzie, executive director of the EDC, who noted the excitement created just by the city’s involvement. “They want to do everything they can to grow the economy.” The classes ranged from Quickbooks to Website Development and included concepts on essential businesses components. Participation and peer feedback was a big part of the 36 classroom events, held since April, 2010. Income (determined by multiple factors) was a main requirement of the funding source. 29 participating members of the community met the low to moderate income guidlines, more students than the grant specified. The City of Lyons is applying for another grant similar to this one for more classes -with plans to include more cities and outlying communities in the Santiam Canyon area. “We’ve worked with (the EDC) for years,” said Audrey McNerney, assistant city manager. “It’s an excellent program.”

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Youth Benefit Golf Tournament coming August 6

Organization has donated over $82,000 and seeks players, sponsors Thanks to local organizer Mike Long, in partnership with the North Santiam Chamber of Commerce and the Canyon Senior Center, the Youth Benefit Golf Tournament has donated $82,210 over the last ten years. That money has provided thirty-four $500 scholarships to local kids from Santiam, Regis, and Stayton High Schools, as well as provided 100 grants to local organizations that serve youth activities. It all started 11 years ago when Mill City resident Mike Long approached the Chamber of Commerce and the Canyon Senior Center with a new idea to help support Santiam Canyon youth. His goal was one $500 scholarship with maybe some left over for youth activity funding. The tournament took off, perhaps because of how much fun the players had. “We have a major goal to make the day a pleasure for our golfers,” said Long. “I have been told by a number of our players that it is one of the most enjoyable tournaments they have played in.” This years event will be held on August 6, 9am at the world class, 71 par local Elkhorn Golf Course in Lyons. Entry is $90/person or $360/4 person team if registered by July 31 (add $10/ person after). The tournament has three divisions: Men’s Division, Mixed Division, & Hardly Ever Played Division. The handicap system is based on your current established handicap or your average golf score for 18 holes. Prizes include: 3 Long Drive prizes (Seniors 65+ on hole #2, Ladies on hole #7, and Men’s on hole #16.) KP prizes on all par 3’s. Plus prizes for low gross and low net scores.

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Local family brings geothermal climate control to the Santiam mainstream It’s possibly one of the best energy deals out there. Simply put, geothermal heating & cooling is a fluid-filled line of coils buried where the earth is a constant 50-60 degrees, bringing moderate temperatures to your existing system so less traditional energy is used. And your neighbors can do it for you. Carl and Donna Lue Robins, owners of Lyons Heating & Cooling, know it makes sense to use the energy of the earth to make life more comfortable. They’ve been around for awhile. Their kids go to Mari-Linn School and they joke that they’re related to the whole Santiam Canyon. Recently, they’ve seen a growing geothermal trend. “It started out with new construction,” said Donna Robins. “But with electric and natural gas prices going up, we see people who want long-term savings.” Lyons Heating & Cooling also Sponsors are still needed, ranging from $200 to $1950 - and some include entry for up to four people. Donations of cash or prizes are also welcome and all are tax deductible. Special thanks to previous sponsors:




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knows how the bigger up front cost can have worthwhile savings on the pocketbook - and the environment. The EPA estimates that it’s the same as planting 750 trees. Geothermal systems can get you a tax credit too, some of which are set to expire this year. No complicated paperwork, either. They’ve got a sign, date and send to the revenue system so good, the OR Dept of Revenue copied it. Financing available OAC. Contact Lyons Heating & Cooling at 503-8592325 or visit Elkhorn Golf Course, Freres Lumber Co, Dr. Pierce-Salem Hematology Oncology, Mill City Pharmacy, Pacific Sanitation, Boldt Carlisle Smith, Kelly Lumber Sales, Rosie’s Mountain Coffee House, Roth’s Family Market-Stayton and Giovanni’s Mountain Pizza. One of the goals of the tournament is to demonstrate to youth that we believe in their importance and that we support their good efforts. Local participation is critical to the success of the efforts of the Youth Benefit Golf Tournament. Contact Mike Long at 503-897-4902 or Want to learn more? Visit or visit for the course website.






Come Enjoy The Fun & “Remember When”!

Saturday, July 2nd

Festival Grounds All Day Mutt Show 1pm

-Kimmel Park

-SHS Auditorium

-The Green Machine Jazz Ensemble -Kevin Asman & Tongue & Groove -Hank Hirsh And Friends

Opening Ceremonies 4pm Concerts In The Park

4pm - 10pm

Sunday, July 3rd

Softball Tournament All Day

-SHS Softball Field, Evergreen St.

-Sponsored By Eagles Auxiliary #3384

Festival Grounds All Day Street Dance 8pm - 11pm Concerts In The Park

-RTA -Moonlight Mile W/Robert Richter & Dana Fontaine

6pm - 9pm

Monday, July 4Th

Lions Club Breakfast 7am – 11am 5K Run/Walk - Call For Info 9am Festival Grounds All Day Sunrise Service 10am Kiddie/Grand Parade 12 noon Old Fashioned Family Games 2pm Concerts In The Park 5pm – 10pm -Salem Boys & Girls Club: Journey Into Music -RTA -March Of May

Fireworks on July 4th 10pm (Dusk)at Kimmel Park Presented By Mill City Volunteer Fire Department For more information, call Stacie or Trisha @ 503-897-2302 Equestrian Poker Run has been cancelled. 3

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Local food bank expands distribution

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The non-profit, Lyons-based Joseph’s Storehouse of Hope food bank started just last year - and is already serving 40% more people and has expanded services to the Detroit area. As part of the Marion Polk Food Bank, the organization is staffed by 105 volunteers who gather, stock, sort, store and haul food supplies, as well as “earn” supplies from the Food Bank through volunteer hours. “It is huge effort and it still amazes me the time and effort these folks give out of love for their neighbors,” said Rose Dyer. Many of the volunteers come from Santiam Chapel and Canyon Baptist Church, as well as Mehama Community Church - who also provided operating and start-up funds. The once a month food bank started by helping 85 families and now serves 120. They’ve also added a Friday distribution in Detroit. They would love to have the whole community involved and anyone can show up to help on distribution day. “We will reach out into the Canyon as far as possible to help our neighbors,” said Rose Dyer. “Our hearts concern is that no one should go hungry.” The next distribution day is June 18,

11am-2pm at Mari-Linn gymnasium. For more information, contact Pastor Troy Gulstrom at Mehama Community Church 503-859-2849.

Cascade Foothills Saturday Faire Returns this Summer

Mark your calendars! For Saturday, August 13 when the popular local arts, crafts and farmers markets returns to the grassy Median off Highway 22 in Gates. The North Santiam Canyon Chamber of Commerce is teaming with Santiam Hearts to Arts to bring us a mid-summer’s festival that promises to please! Music, food vendors, artists and crafters of all types, from tie dye to photography, fine oil paintings to face painting, intricate beaded jewlery to intricately handmade furniture, plus local fruits vegetables and more! To learn more, or to sign up as a vendor or sponsor, contact Faire Chairperson Cathy Morris at 541.258.6940.

Donations needed for Hot August Nights school supply fundraiser

Hot August Nights is approaching fast! The Mill City Moose Lodge is looking for donations to raffle off to benefit the schools in our local community - by providing under-privileged children with the supplies they need to attend. We are also accepting donations of school supplies: notebook paper (wide rule & college rule), pink erasers, pens (black ink) & pencils, calculators...and more. If you would like to donate an item

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Yoga in the Ancient Forest with Opal Creek, July 14-17

Come join some of the Northwest’s most enthusiastic, nature-inspired yoga teachers for this wellness-focused workshop set amidst the natural beauty of Opal Creek! This weekend will be a chance for participants to explore the joys of yoga practice while surrounded by a thriving old-growth forest. What better way to relax in the beauty and serenity of wilderness than by strengthening our bodies and quieting our minds through the practice of asana? We will explore Vinyasa, Restorative and Hatha schools of yoga. All levels are welcome. This workshop is very popular and fills quickly - reserve your space now! Instructors are co-founders Ali Jackiw and Ariel Singer, joined by co-creators Tasha Danner and Monicka Koneski of the Bhaktishop, one of Portland’s best loved yoga studios ( Cost is $350/adult, 10% member discount applies. More info: or 503-892-2782.

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Local lodges join forces with flowers

The Mill City Eagles Lodge and Mill City Moose Lodge have been working to bridge party lines - and are decorating Mill City in the process. On June 8, the two groups hung 21 flower baskets around town. They wanted to add some color and show their pride in the city, said member Justin Merrill. The petunia flower baskets were purchased from Santiam High’s FFA program, who sells plants to raise funds for future programs. The flower baskets will be cared for by members of both lodges, who are proud community supporters. “If we can pool our volunteers and resources together we can do a lot more,” said Justin Merrill. “This is just one of the first of many projects that I hope will happen with both of the Lodges working together.”

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Wishing all the Santiam Canyon Dads a

Happy Father’s Day!

Local Father’s Day Brunch Saturday, June 18 Sun, June 19-Reservation Only Boat Room Available By Appt For Parties & Meetings

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Sunday, June 19

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Learn the River with Bill Sanderson Packsaddle to Fisherman’s Bend. Join members of the North Santiam River Guides Association, and North Santiam Watershed Council. See Bill Sanderson’s River Report, page 12, for more details. Info: 503-897-3301 Father’s Day Car Show at Marian Estates in Sublimity. 1-3pm. Free hot dogs and sno-cones with music by The Breeze and dance performance by Steppin’ Up Jazz. 390 SE Church St. Info: 503-769-3499. Poker at Mill City Eagles Lodge at 6pm. Take dad for all he’s worth, plus a chance at some goodhearted public humiliation! (The games are not affiliated with Mill City Aieri 3384.) info call 897-3100. New members welcome!

Sunday, June 19~ Take Dad to Dinner Day!


Marion Forks Restaurant Father’s Day Breakfast Steak & Eggs or Chicken Fried Steak & Eggs for $10.99. 8am-12pm. Challenge Dad to a game of pool on our handcrafted juniper pool table (gratis) or take the kids to the Marion Forks Fish Hatchery just across the way. Come celebrate with us - Dad will love you for it! 503-854-3669 or join Marion Forks Restaurant on Facebook. Father’s Day Chicken Fried Steak Breakfast at Mill City Eagles Lodge 8-11am, bar opens at 9am. New members welcome. 503-897-3100. Father’s Day Brunch at Mill City Moose Lodge 11am-1pm. New members welcome. 503-897-5634 or Largest Fishing Supplies in Town� Boat, Wave runners, Pontoons Rentals� Father’s Day Brunch at Trexler Farm Featuring BBQ Smoked Chicken or Ribs Boat Moorage (� seasonal, weekly, daily� )� from Gene’s Meat Market. $18, Reservation only; limited seating. 503-859-4488 Non-Ethenol Gasoline� or 115 Breitenbush Road Detroit, Oregon 97342Đ Take dad to lunch at The Korner Post in Detroit for a bite, and take in the fantasy 503 854-3423�� filled Motorcycle memorabilia. (503) 854-3735 What say’s “Poppa”like Poppa Al’s? Homemade Hamburger buns give their burgers that special “oomph!” And might as well go for a milkshake as well! 503 897-2223 Heading for a hike in the mountains? The Idanha Grill on Hwy 22 in Idanha is a suprizingly delectable treat with gourmet, fresh, local and organic foods their specialty. Call 503 854-3354 to reserve a spot. Bring this paper in and get 1/2 off any entree! Mt Edge Cafe on Hwy 22 in Mill City. A local staple, good food and pretty waitresses too! Call 503 897-2741 for their hearty dinner specials. May the local dining force be with you!


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A Bazillion Ways to Shop Local for Dad! How many ways to celebrate? Let us count the ways! Our North Santiam Canyon hosts not only some of the most scenic wonderland to get out and play in, we also boast some fine local shopping that won’t drag you through the drudgery of Salem traffic and won’t break your budget. Here’s just a few ideas that might help you on your quest for the perfect gift. Take Dad fishing! From fly fishing the rivers to hanging your pole off Detroit Dam, local suppliers such as Santiam Sports Center in Mill City, and Detroit Lake Marina carry an amazing array of gear. You can’t go wrong! Plus the Sports Center sells imbibements of alcohal, that might please Pops, and the Marina can rent you a pontoon or a wave runner too. Genes Meat Market in Mehama has something in all prices ranges for all meat loving dads out there. Try a variety pack of Gene’s world famous beef jerky, or bring him home something he can BB-Q in the back yard. If the backyard is where dad likes to hang out, take a visit to True Value in Mehama, yard and garden tools of all types are their specialty. Isn’t it about time you replaced that shovel you “borrowed”? Dad prefers the woodshop? A real treat for any woodworker is browsing through the beautiful locally grown hardwoods at Hardwood Componants on Hwy 22 in Mehama. Say “hi” to Dennis, a local dad and granddad while you’re there. And did we not yet mention Golf? Truely a gem of the N. Santiam Canyon, Elkhorn Golf Course offers both one of the most beautiful and one of the most difficult 18 holes in the state. Plus check out their amazing new special: $20 all you can golf 7days/week 3-8:30 pm. call 503 897-3368 to reserve your spot. Mill City Pharmacy, Mill City carries hunting, fishing & motorbike themed games and figurines, plus coffee mugs, picture frames and cards. 503-897-2331. J & H Variety, Mehama Harley collectibles, crossbows, fantasy and hunting knives, plus Ipod accessories and more. Next to J & H Real Estate by the Gingerbread House in Mehama. 503-859-2161. Kelly Lumber Sales, Mill City Want to give dad a hand without actually giving him a hand? Try a FastCap Third Hand, the pole that supports & braces cabinets, moldings, drywall & more - up to 70 lbs and 12 feet. $49.95. 503-897-2363.


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Santiam High graduate develops disaster preparedness plans Mill City Fire Dept plans to use them to help educate public

MEDICAL INFO CARD Created by Andrew Brown

Make a card for each household member that provides all the information below. Keep the card in an easily attainable place for medical emergency personnel.

Name: Address: Phone Number: Date of Birth: Doctor’s Name: Doctor’s Phone: Any Medical History (Diabetes, seizures, Asthma, etc): Allergies: Medications: *Medical Card should be updated annually and any new information should be added. **On cell phones, ICE (In Case of Emergency) contact to someone who has access to all the information above. The contact will be called in case the EMT’s need this information in a medical emergency.


Recent Santiam High graduate and Mill City Volunteer Firefighter Andrew Brown saw the trauma from the recent global disasters - and wanted to help Santiam Canyon residents prepare for emergencies. So as part of his high school senior project, Brown focused his efforts on creating two brochures for Mill City. “With all the natural disaster events that have been happening, I thought people would want to have something at home,” said Brown. “I hope people will take it to heart because these things do happen.” He said his biggest challenge creating his Family Emergency Preparedness Plan and A Guide to Assembling a 72 Hour Emergency Kit was choosing the most essential information. Brown put together instructions on how to prepare and handle situations like fire, medical emergencies, earthquake and dam breach. He assembled instructions on how create a portable emergency kit containing water, food, first aid, and hygiene supplies - all with the help from Mill City Fire Chief Leland Orht and his brochure layout expert mom Connie Brown. The Family Emergency Preparedness Plan includes a Medical Information Card, designed to help paramedics with details like doctor’s name, medical history and allergies. Brown sees as a vital part of getting help quickly. “It will get more details to the people who will be helping you,” said Brown. “In an emergency, your family may be distraught and this will help us fill out our paperwork faster, so we can help you faster.” Brown has lived in the Santiam Canyon since he was 7. At age 15, he participated in a job shadow with the fire department then joined the volunteer force at 17. He plans studying the medical field after a two year religious mission starting at the end of this year. Pending Mill City Fire Dept Board approval, Brown’s brochures will be available at the Mill City Fire Hall and various locations around town.

Congratulations Courtney Simonis

Courtney graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Communications and a minor in Business from Oregon State University in Corvallis. She plans on getting a job in public relations. Courtney is the granddaughter of Marlene Hirons and daughter of Jamey and Debbie Fawcett, all of Gates.

Lyons Library kicks off kids summer fun & reading program

Gates Elementary May Students of the Month Front row left to right: Emma Longfellow, Alex Mitchell, Kendra Sanders, Cassidy Olson, Zuri Reeser, and Matthew Brady. Back row left to right: Abby Beattie, Brody Davidson, Paige Hanna, Emily Keen, and Lupita Guzman.

Thanks to a Ready-to-Read grant from the City of Lyons, local kids and parents spent June 8 dancing and singing the morning away with youth entertainer Eric Herman. Prizes were given out to several kids, including one for “most expressions on face.” The presentation was kick-off event for the library’s Summer Reading Program themed “One World, Many Stories”, which gives kids a chance to win prizes for reading - while encouraging literacy. Organized by Librarian Brenda Harris, this year’s series will include a themed dress code for a chance at more prizes, and an International Ball for those who read more than 10 hours. Sign-ups start June 8 and all programs are Thursdays at 3pm at the Lyons Public Library at 279 8th St. Info: 503-859-2366. • June 16 “Reptile Man” R. Ritchey with many reptiles and audience participation. Dress code theme: Camo • June 23 Puckett Family Magic show and illusions. Dress code theme: backwards • June 30 Indian Legends artifacts and crafts with world traveller Herb Bastuscheck. Dress code theme: Indian

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July 7 World class juggling with Curtis Carlyle. Dress code theme: mix/match July 14 World fossils artifacts and crafts with world traveller Herb Bastuscheck. Dress code theme: European July 21 Music, movement, rythm & song with Rich Glauber. Dress code theme: inside out July 28 Bonseki Japanese art with with world traveller Herb Bastuscheck. Dress code theme: Oriental August 4 World crafts craft day. Dress code theme: African or Australian August 11 International Ball and World Market (enrollment in reading program required with 10 hours by Aug 9).

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Upcoming Events

Detroit Graduates

First Annual Luau at the Lake - June 18, 2011 We would like to welcome you to our new Luau at the Lake event, Saturday, June 18, 2011 on the lawn at Kane’s Marina from 5 PM to 9 PM. DLRABA is sponsoring this new event to help property owners in the Detroit area understand who we are and to build community. A BBQ and music will welcome all families and businesses in the Detroit area. This is a great way to bring Detroit property owners together and to get to know each other. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided please bring a side dish and a lawn chair. What are you waiting for? Mark it on your calendar, put on your grass skirt or Hawaiian shirt and lets HULA!

Fireworks Over The Lake - July 2, 2011 Come out and enjoy Detroit’s Fireworks Over The Lake. Whether you watch the display from your boat out on the lake or from land, you will enjoy the sound of the echos through the canyon while viewing a beautiful patriotic display of lights.

Sailing Regatta - July 9, 2011 & August 27, 2011 Bring your sailboat and come sail away for the day on Detroit Lake! Registration is the day of the Sailing Regatta on “A” dock at Kane’s Marina and it is FREE!

Detroit Lake Cruz-In Classic Car Rally - September 17, 2011 Do you enjoy classic cars, motorcycles and boats? Mark this date on your calendar and spend the day re-living the glory days. Do you have a classic vehicle you would like to enter? Visit and register today. Hope to see you there.

Did You Know…. 


DLRABA meets on the 3rd Saturday of every month at 10 am at City Hall. Your ideas and suggestions are always welcome. Come to a meeting and be involved. There will be a Neighborhood Watch meeting on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 10:00 AM at City Hall. Please volunteer and be a part of crime prevention in your neighborhood.

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Cassidy Hills graduated from Santiam High School. She has been a member of the Honor Society at Santiam High School for three years and was voted secretary. She has also been involved in the Distinguished Scholar program in which she received a medal for completing the maximum 7 semesters with a 3.50 GPA or better. She has participated in Volleyball (varsity) as well as track. Cassidy applied herself in yearbook, which was a great experience for her. Cassidy won 2 big scholarships. The Kaiser Permanente scholarship was only given to one student for each High School in Oregon. It has a value of $2,000. The other scholarship was the Santiam Scholarship. This went to any student who applied with a 3.50 GPA or better. Grades and an interview determined how much money was given and she received $1,100. She will be attending Chemeketa Community College in Salem for 2 terms before transferring to the Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls to continue her studies as an Ultrasound Technician. Dakota Livolsi graduated from Mill City Middle School and will be attending Santiam High School. Dakota participated in football as a fullback. He also competed in basketball and wrestling. He received the Most Dedicated and Motivated Award in Wrestling and Tiger of the Month. Dakota volunteers at the Detroit Lake Fishing Derby every year.

Congratulations Cassidy & Dakota!

Thank You to all the Sponsors of the 29th Annual Fishing Derby Platinum Sponsors All Seasons RV & Marine Pautzke Baite Co., Inc. Gold Sponsors Core Mark Mountain High Grocery Riverview Community Bank Smoker Craft, Inc. Umpqua Bank Silver Sponsors Frank Lumber Co. (A.J. Frank Family Foundation) Kraemer’s Nursery, Inc. Meduri Farms Steven’s Marine Western Beverage Bronze Sponsors Allied Rock, LLC Barnes, Roger & Jeri The Bearly Inn Best Pots, Inc. Boyd Coffee Company Dan’s Motor Sports Outlet Dave Power Marine Detroit Lake Lodge Eichler Family Harbor Wholesale Grocery Interstate Brands Corp. (Portland Div.) KDF Construction

Merrill Lynch-Todd Gescher Southwick Specialty Advertising Stayton Motor Sports Woodburn Stop N Go Copper Sponsors All Seasons Motel Bakke Bros. Barnes, Gerri & O’Donnell, Linda Bentley’s Grill Blue Elephant Car Wash Blue Star Gas Break Point Coffee Company Breitenbush Hot Springs Retreat & Conference Center Case Power & Equipment Cedars Restaurant & Lounge Create a Memory Davidson Family Detroit Lake Marina Fidelity National Title Frito Lay Gene’s Meat Market Giovanni’s Mountain Pizza Kane’s Marina Kelly Lumber Sales Kintz Distributing, Inc. Korner Post Restaurant Lakeview RV Park Les Schwab Tire Center Lincoln-Mercury Valley Motor Co. Lure Jensen

Idanha-Detroit RFPD

City News

Regular Board Meetings are the second Wednesday of every month at 5:30 PM at the Detroit City Hall.

Council Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month.

The public is encouraged to attend. VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS ARE NEEDED. We would appreciate any time, suggestions or support you could offer.

Planning Commission Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month. The public is encouraged to attend these meetings.

Marion Forks Restaurant Mehama True Value Hardware Mill City Market Place Mill City Pharmacy Mountain Edge Café NAPA Auto Parts OK Tire Stores of Salem O’Donnell, Linda Page, Eric & Candy Papa Murphy’s Peil, Rodman H. Poppa Al’s Famous Hamburgers Pranger, Richard & Lynn Prudential Real Estate Professionals Sandi Emery Randy’s Custom Detail Rosie’s Mountain Coffee House RV Mountain View Park, LLC The Salvation Army KROC Center Santiam QuickMart, LLC/Santiam Gas Shryock’s Men’s Wear Skyline Ford Stayton Builders Mart Stayton Ford Steve Wheeler Tire Center/Les Schwab Tucker Christmas Tree Farm United Rentals US Bank - Mill City Valley Motor Co. Westside Wine Shop Your Country Kitchen Thanks to all of our sponsors for their support, the Fishing Derby is an event that makes the Fireworks Over The Lake possible.

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Goat Milk available for $3.29 per quart, please ask about our “UMilk” option. For animal use only. 503.900.0005 96 Nissan hard body pickup. 86,000 miles, $3300, come check it out at 1517 Main St., Lyons. Lyons Auto Sales 503-884-9754 or email FOR RENT New 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in Gates. $750/mo. Call Jim 503-871-3344. Please no Friday night or Saturday calls. FREE Kittens 2 female, 8 weeks. Rescued barn kittens, need some human experience but want to be friendly. Already got a purr out of one. VERY CUTE. Black/white and tiger with blue eyes. Lyons. 541-619-7416

Local Lamb Available. All natural pasture & grass fed. Chops, shanks, roasts, ground and more. Misty Mountain Farms 503-859-3575 mmfarms@wvi. com. FOR RENT Large 3 bed, 2 bath duplex, fenced back yard, F/G furnace, single car garage. $715 per month + $600/dep. + application fee. Section 8 OK. 503-8972550. CCB 171684. FOR RENT Space next to Gates Post Office, used to be a beauty salon. Call 503-897-2966 or 503-897-2161 for 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 New fitness classes in Lyons! Zumba and Zumba Gold . Classes start July Text: 25 words for $5.00/week. 6th. Call 503 383-4359 or visit Photo: 25 words + photo $10/week. Addtl words: .20 each Rideshare ads are FREE! Parts Master motor oil $2.65/qt. Auto Lost & Found ad are FREE! max 25 words Parts, New & used tires now available at CLASSIC AUTO & TIRE CENTER Deadline: Saturday noon for the following 48347 Lyons Mill City Dr 503-602- Wednesday publication. Submit your ad to or 5914 Drop Box Locations:

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Mehama True Value Kelly Lumber, Mill City ( Bigfoot Cont from fron page) has been pretty slim. Mark Farmer, a long time big game hunter from Idanha is not impressed. “If Big Foot was out there, I would have shot him by now. Now that would be evidence. And they talk about this horrendous smell? That would be bear, those guys are smelling bear!” Not so according to Johnson, who doesn’t claim to have ever seen a BF, but did find a track while hiking with his son one day, “These creatures are so elusive. they take advatage of our steep unpenetrable terrain, and their smells and sounds are definately distinguishable from bears.” And as for skeptics? “I don’t know of one researcher who spent 5-6 years studying these beings, then walked away saying it was a hoax, there’s just too much compelling evidence” Whether it’s campy folklore, or scientific fact, the legend of Bigfoot continues. Interested in learning more and mingling with researchers, scientists, and celeberaties all celebrating this historical mystery? Go to to sign up. Ever had an encounter? We’d like to hear about it! Write We promise to keep your info confidential. 12

Bill Sanderson’s River Report June 15, 2011


Detroit Lake has been full for weeks, and there is still 35 inches of snow at Little Meadows, just a mile from the lake at 4,000 feet elevation. It is melting quickly, and our Army Engineers are forecasting that the inflow into the lake will reduce significantly this week, scheduled to drop down to about 3,500 for next Tuesday and Wednesday and down to about 1,250 cfs for Thursday, Friday, Saturday. A warm rain could make the flow higher, so it is important to check the forecast the day before a trip. The next “Learn the River” trip is on Saturday, June 18 from Packsaddle to Fishermen’s Bend. Boats will shove off in the river at 10am and the shuttle needs to be done beforehand. Local restaurants are open at 7 and boats can be unloaded at Packsaddle at 8-8:30 and still have time for the shuttle. The rapids are difficult on this section, and it is recommended that any participants have lots of experience with big whitewater. If boaters are relaxed about the rapids between Fishermen’s Bend and Mehama, they may be ready to move up to the bigger water. If there are any guests that would like to go all the way downstream to Mehama, please let me know and we can do that. We will do a little riverside analysis at Lifejacket Eddy below the Gates Bridge so we can be prepared for all four rapids in the Gorge section which includes Spencer’s Hole. We will also have a discussion about river currents above Mill City Falls, and we expect to arrive at Fishermen’s Bend around 1:30-2pm. Next week, the sun will shine periodically and the water levels will drop into shape for river running and fishing. Forecasts have a little flexibility, but the river, the weather, and the fish runs will make it seem like summer - at least some of the time. North Santiam River Trips with Bill Sanderson is offering both drift boat fishing trips and scenic raft trips. Please call or write for more information. Good planning now will result in good trips at the right time.

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Across 1. Joseph’s Storehouse of_____ in Lyons. 6. At dusk in Kimmel Park,and over the Lake. 7. It’s “evil” this week, but challenging. 8. The one at Detroit Lake has the largest supply of fishing gear around. 10. Luke’s was Darth Vader 11. ...Lake. yep, that one. 14. A snakey guy visiting Lyons Library on Thursday 15. Buy some for dad at Gene’s Meat Market, but don’t call him this. 16. Petals and...(ad) 19. ...the beautiful Elkhorn course, earn money for kids. 21. $85,000 in one to help local entrepreneurs 22. Cinderella’s fear, Oregon’s celebrity. 23. It’s hula happening up in Detroit!

Down 2. Play this with Dad at the Eagles. 3. Free for kids 1-18 at SHS through the summer. 4. Andrew Brown wants to help us prepare for these. 5. 4th is big in these parts. 6. Find us here, and “like” us here. 7. If you just gotta have one of these, Rosie’s is the place to go. 9. Workshop at Opal Creek coming up. 10. True Value sells one that shines up to 150 yards! 12. Two purring ones free in the classifieds. 13. Heat from the ground to you. 17. Hanging baskets full of them all around M.C. 18. “I’ve seen Sasquatch!” 20. Fun happenings at this library all summer.

The Canyon Weekly thinks our loyal puzzle players are having too good of a time with the EASY sudoku puzzles we normally have. This one? It’s so challenging we’re calling it EVIL. So get out your higher power and take a shot - and send us your correctly finished puzzle for a chance at $5 gift certificate to Rosie’s Mountain Coffee House. We bet you won’t have much competition! Mail to: PO Box 721 Lyons OR email to Drop at Kelly Lumber Sales, Mill City or Mehama True Value.


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$75. All ages of dogs; basic obedience and instructor approval needed. Limited enrollment, multiple dog/class discounts avail. 503-859-3647. Canyon Readers at Trexler Farm in Mehama: July 14 discussion is Moloka’i by Alan Brennert. August 11 discussion is The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula Le Guin. Dinner starts at 6:30 or come for the discussion which starts at 7:00. Info: Herb Bastuscheck 503-859-2668.

adults (minimum 18 adults) $34.50/ under 14. Sign-up at the lodge or call Bob Thursday, June 16 Yates at 897-3174. 3pm “Reptile Man” at Lyons Library Must be paid by July 279 8th St in Lyons. For more info call 1st. 503 859-2366 Santiam Valley 28th Annual Free Junior Police Fishing Grange Car Show Derby at Detroit Lake. Free. Kids will and BBQ in Lyons be picked up and returned in Mehama, July 16. Ribs or Mill City and Detroit. Ages 8-13 and chicken $10. Vehicle pre-register with the Stayton Police ODUCTS OFFERED registration $5. Dash Department by June 12. Fishing pole and YOUNG Car Wash Fundraiser plaques for first 100; registration 9am. Barkdust • FirLIFE Barkdust tackle provided. Permission slips/more Saturday, 9am-2pm at US Bank Judging at noon. Ed Andersen 541-990Wood ChipsJune • Fill25,Dirt info at Santiam Sports Center in Mill Hwy •22. All proceeds 5553 or 36545 Freeman Rd, Scio 97374 psoilon Blend Alder Sawdust for summer City (897-2881) or through the Stayton camp. Donations requested. Info: Curtis Santiam Team Roping School Classic Police Dept. Hansen, 503-897-3498. July 30, 10am at Runningbrook Farms in 6:30pm Santiam Canyon School Dist ver Rock 1/4” PeaChamber Gravel • of 1/2” minus Crushed Quarry North• Santiam Commerce Aumsville. 4 for $20. Trophy buckles and budget meeting at the district office on nus opens Crushed Rock •July 1-1/2” newQuarry visitor centers 1 at minus Crushed money prizes. ACTRA sanctioned. Info: Evergreen St in Mill City. The budget Mountain Estate in Mill CityQuarry Byron Ramseyer 503-871-8701 RedGreen Cinder Rock •Real 3” minus Crushed Rock and staff cuts for the 2011-13 bienium and Trexler Farm, Mehama. Cascade Foothills Saturday Faire will will be presented to the public. We Deliver Santiam High Reunion Class of ‘81 held one day this summer instead December 31st mention this ad and receive a $5 discount onbedelivery. 503-897-2321 July 2-3. Informal dinner at Mt. Edge of every month. Mark your calendars 7pm Gates City Council Meeting at Cafe on July 2, 7pm. Family style for Saturday, Aug. 13 and enjoy the City Hall potluck July 3, 2pm at Russ & Judy festivities at the local market with 7-8pm North Santiam School District Goffin’s house. Info: Cindy Zosel crafters, artisans and local business Board Meeting (Kirsch) 360-260-0803 or jc5zosels@aol. folks. To sign up as a vendor or sponsor, Saturday, June 18 com (subject: reunion). contact Faire Chairperson Cathy Morris 11am-2pm Joseph’s Storehouse of Mill City Eagles Lodge Third Annual at 541.258.6940. Hope Food Bank at Mari-Linn School, Bottom Fishing Trip July 9 with AARP Driver Safety Class Aug 8-9, Lyons on the second to the last Saturday Newport Tradewinds. Please come 9am-1pm, Canyon Senior Center. of every month. join us. It’s always a great time and Participants who qualify can receive a Learn the River with Bill Sanderson sometimes we even catch fish. $59.00/ discount on their insurance premiums Packsaddle to Fisherman’s Bend. Join (savings determined by insurance company.) 8 hours total; there is no on-street practice or “final exam”. Dental Includes Any Necessary The cost is $12 for AARP 3470 Liberty Rd S Digital x-rays & much More! Salem, OR 97302 members and $14 for non($202 value) Drs. Irene Glanville, DMD & members. Aaron Stensvad, DMD Social Graces Rally Call Today: Irene Glanville, DMD and Aaron Stensvad, DMD, Obedience Dog Classes 503-371-2424 are licensed general dentists. starts June 5. Tuesdays at value. Not valid with other offers. and ask for Angie. No cash May apply to family member, too. 6pm at Scout Cabin in Mill

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members of the North Santiam River Guides Association, and North Santiam Watershed Council. Info: 503-897-3301 1-3pm Father’s Day Car Show at Marian Estates in Sublimity. Free. 390 SE Church St. Info: 503-769-3499. 6pm Poker at Mill City Eagles Lodge New members welcome. 503-897-3100.

“All poker games or tournaments are private games, are NOT a Mill City Aerie 3384 function, and are conducted under the Mill City Ordinance which allows private poker games.”

Sunday, June 19

Happy Father’s Day ! See our calendar on pages 6-7.

Monday, June 20

Free Nutritious Summer Meals for all kids ages 1-18. 11:30-12:30 at Santiam H.S. cafeteria. Mondays-Thursdays through August 18th. (Except for July 4th.) adults can eat for $2.00. Nominations for the Santiam High School 2011 Hall of Fame due. Categories: Former Student, Former Staff Member, Former Team or Group, and Supporter or Booster for the school district. Info: 503-897-2311.

Tuesday, June 21

10am-2pm Quilting Club Canyon Baptist Church 446 Cedar St, Lyons 503-910-4918 12pm Senior Meals Fellowship Hall, Mill City Presbyterian Church. Meals on Wheels avail. Ruth:503 897-2204 1pm Eagles Lodge Bingo Open to everyone. New members welcome. Mill City 897-3100 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)


10am-3pm Judy’s Art Class at Mill City Eagles Lodge. Open to the public. $10, 503-859-2213. 4pm-close Wild Wing Wednesday at Marion Fork Restaurant Wings your way (spicy,bbq,or plain) 60 cents each. 503-854-3669 7pm. AA Meeting Santiam Chapel, Lyons. 7:30-8:30pm Idanha AA at City Hall

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. 4pm-close Tex Mex Thursday at Marion Forks Restaurant Mexican cuisine for your enjoyment. Only $9.99. 503-854-3669 5:45-9:30pm Teen Movie Night Ages 10-18 First Christian Church, Mill City. All kids MUST be picked up at 9:30pm. Free. 503-602-8742 6pm Cedars Taco Night, Detroit


Free Knife Sharpening Fridays Gene’s Meat Market on Fridays from 3pm-6pm; 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 7:30-8:30pm Idanha AA Mtg at City Hall


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

6-8pm Mill City Fourth of July Committee meeting at Scout Cabin

Wednesday, June 22

6:30-8:30pm Mill City Lions Club meets at Mountain Edge Cafe

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Donald Dean Snyder (December 11, 1937–June 8, 2011)



Don passed away from heart complications three months after his heart bypass. Don was born in Hastings Nebraska but resided mostly in Oregon. He attended 12 years of school graduating in 1956 from Detroit, Oregon. Don joined the U.S. Navy after high school. He retired from the Navy in 1986 as a Senior Chief Radioman serving 30 years. As a Senior Chief he had a great positive influence for the many that served with him. During his service he was awarded: Navy Achievement Medal w/Combat “V”, Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit citation, 2 Navy Unit Commendation, 6 Good Conduct Awards, Navy Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal for 4 Campaigns, RVN MUC Gallantry Cross, RVN NUC Civil Action, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Qualified Expert Rifle Medal, and Qualified Expert Pistol Medal. He attended ITT Technical Institute and graduated in 1995 receiving an AAS in Electronic and BAS in Automated Manufacturing. Don continued on there as an instructor for the next 8 years before he retired. He belonged to the Rose City Motorcycle Club, Gold Wing Road Riders Assn, Patriot Guard Rider, Oregon Veteran Motorcycle Association and United States Submarine Veterans Holland Club in 2009. Don’s joys in life were his family, and friends and riding his Honda Goldwing. He loved traveling and meeting new people. He never knew a stranger. Don is survived by his daughters Eva

Marie Fisher of Duckmanton England and Nancy Ann Hale of Boring, Oregon; his brothers Arnold Ray Snyder of Portland, Oregon and Leonard Lee Snyder of Coupeville, Washington; his grandchildren Matthew Scott Dollins, Morgan Irene Hampton, and Kierstin Nicole Hale. He was predeceased by his parents Reba and Albert Snyder and his lovely wife of 32 years, Theo Irene Snyder. Don was a man of great integrity true to his word, forever maintaining his steadfast devotion to his family, friends, country, the flag, freedom and democracy. He continued to be inspiring to all who knew him and he will be greatly missed. Don was loved by many. Don had an effect on people’s lives just from knowing him they strived to do and be better. Friends are welcome to attend his memorial services on June 20, 2011 at noon at Holman-Hankins-Bowker & Waud Sunset Chapel, 715 7th Street, Oregon City, Oregon 97045, (503) 656-2661. Military gravesite service to follow at: Willamette National cemetery, 11800 S.E. Mt. Scott Blvd., Portland, Oregon 97086, (503) 273-6937, Section 10. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Association or Cancer Association or a charity of one’s choice.

The Canyon Weekly  
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June 15, 2011 Volume 2, Issue 24