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The Canyon Weekly August 22, 2013

Volume 4, Issue 34

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

Plane lands in Marion Lake in Jefferson Wilderness Area

Last Sunday morning a privately owned, single engine airplane, a 1961 Cessna 172B, departed from Lebanon Municipal Airport. The pilot, Trevor Jordan Schultz, 28 years old, and passengers, Tim Lee Miller 47 years old; Tyrel Miller, 13 years old; and Megan Miller 12 years old, all from the Lebanon area, were hitting the skies to look for elk hunting areas. The airplane began experiencing engine problems at about 10:00 a.m., and within a few minutes, the airplane experienced total engine failure. Schultz spotted Marion Lake, and rather than crash the craft into the trees, he was able to glide the airplane to the lake and safely land in the water. All four passengers quickly exited the plane as it was sinking and swam to the nearby shore. The incident was witnessed by a Boy Scout Troop from Salem as they were camping at Marion Lake. A Boy Scout Troop Leader led the pilot and passengers

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to the Marion Lake Trail Head, and down to Marion Forks Restaurant where they were able to call for assistance. They were later met by a Deputy Sheriff. All four of the occupants were found to be unharmed, except for some small bumps and scrapes, and in good spirits. “It all turned out pretty well actually as it could have been a whole lot worse! Some great people responded right away, fishermen from shore swam out to help, those folks were really, really lucky,”said Grady McMahon, District Ranger, who also noted no leakage of fuel or oil has been detected, leaving the lake in it’s natural pristine condition. Next up is how to contend with the wreckage. Marion Lake is located in the Willamette National Forest about three miles east of Hwy 22 at milepost 66.5 and is accessed by hiking approximately 2 miles from the end of Marion Road. The lake is considered

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A playground at Last!

An official ribbon cutting on Tuesday brought on cheers and whoops and an onslaught of children rushing in to play on the large jungle gym/slide structure recently installed at Santiam Elementary. The Santiam Canyon School District Parent Teacher Organization had been working with administration over the past year, raising funds and making plans on how to bring the beloved play pieces from the now defunct Gates Elementary to the newly established campus in Mill City. More than 200 volunteer hours and 50 high school work crew hours helped in the completion the playground so far. “It’s been a community project for sure,” said Angela Moreno, PTO president, noting volunteers of all ages and abilities had been out digging holes and raking bark chips. “We all are so happy to see the kids out there playing today.” The actual installation of (cont. page 12)


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SCSD Superintendent Todd Miller gives an overview of changes at Santiam Schools

We are excited for the new year to get started. We have several updates this year and have brought on some excellent new staff members. The buildings are coming alive as staff, parents and students return in preparation for fall. The fields and courts are also in use, as fall sports get going. September 3rd will be here soon and our staff will be ready to support our students for the upcoming year! This year we have added more high school courses in which students can earn college credit. Through creative scheduling, community support and grant opportunities, we are also able to offer a more comprehensive arts program at the Santiam Junior/Senior High School. Adjustments have also been made to give more separation between the junior and senior high school students. At the elementary school, we added 20 minutes to the day, which puts the students out at 3:20. This change lengthens our educational opportunity with students, while also helping with the after-school logistics of high school students leaving at 3:30. We are also happy to announce that all students will be getting Physical Education from a certified PE instructor. We have three blended classrooms this year, which will be used to combine students of multiple grade levels to even out our class sizes. It is challenging to manage class size in small districts like ours, when one grade may not have enough students to fill two classes, so we look to blend grades as needed. We have blended classes for years, but this year will have added to our number of blends. Our budget is set for this school year and we have found ways to make the most of the limited resources we have. This will remain a priority, as our budget shortfall will take some time to reverse. Our 2012-2013 State School Fund revenue will be reconciled by the Oregon Department of Education in May 2014, which looks at whether schools were under- or over-paid by the state. Based on our unaudited local revenues received for the 2013 fiscal year, we are projecting a potential $300,000 payback to the state. We are currently developing a plan to mediate the payback and its effects on our schools. There have been many summer projects going on around the schools to spruce things up and add functionality. The playground project is progressing well thanks to lots of help from the PTO, volunteers and community supporters. Many other improvements have happened as well, such as moving the Memory Garden from Gates Elementary to the Santiam campus, new bark mulch spread by volunteers and freshly painted goal posts by the high school football coach. A big thanks to the many people willing to give time, labor and resources. It is much appreciated and shows the pride this staff and community has in the schools and for our students. Todd Miller Superintendent SCSD/Principal Santiam Elementary

Attention Gates Residents The Gates City Council has one Council position open. If you are interested, please contact Gates City Hall @ 503-897-2669, or send a letter of interest to 101 Sorbin Ave. Gates OR 97346.

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Mill City Skate Park exhibition gives jump start to fundraising activities


Mill City Councilor and parks commmisioner, Thorin Thacker, (pictured above) is on a mission to see a skate park come to fruition in the town of Mill City. Last Satruday during the dog Daze sales, Thacker coordinated the erection of a wooden mini ramp in front of Santiam High on Evergreen St. The ramp, built and donated by Tim Widmer, gave an opportunity for local kids to see some highly talented athletes show thier stuff...and then the kids got to try it out as well. “I couldn’t be happier,” said Thacker, who was interviewed and filmed by Ken Cartwright for a youtube video “ a great turn out for our first event.” While the site for a park and the details are being worked out, fundraisers are planned to get going right away. First up is a Comedy Night at the Eagles on September 13, with Dax Jordon, and all proceeds to benifit a skate park.


Students of the Santiam Canyon School District came out in droves this week to help get thier school grounds into top shape before September 3. These kids helped to clean up trash, spread bark mulch and care for flower beds, then all enjoyed some yummy treats as a reward. Thank you for all your hard work, and may the 2013-14 school year be your best yet!

Remodel and SCSD Back to School Fair a hit new teachers greet by Elaina Turpin students at Mari-Linn The incoming Santiam Canyon School District Board hosted a Back to School Fair and Junior High orientation on Thursday, August 15th starting at 4:00 PM. A variety of school activities and area groups were on hand to give out information and help get your children ready for the upcoming school year. The SCSD PTO hosted an ice cream social from 5:30-6:30 PM with ice cream donated from the Mill City Marketplace. “I’m so happy to see all the people that have come. Everyone seems excited for the new school year. The enthusiasm and community involvement are great” said Angie Fencl, SCSD Board Member. “Attendance was great. We went through two tubs of ice cream. Plus we’ve had a lot of people sign up to receive information about the PTO” said Angela Moreno, PTO President. “Thank you for inviting us. The response so far has been overwhelmingly positive. I look forward to the follow up” said Jim Lepin, Neighborhood Watch Liaison for the Linn County Sheriff. The following groups had tables at the event: Linn County Sheriff Neighborhood Watch, Girls Scouts, MCGRA, Dance team, High School Football and Volleyball, SPARC (Santiam Canyon Performing Arts Restoration Committee), International Club, Bike Safety with helmets donated from Silverton Hospital, STAND (Students Taking Action Not Drinking), Jr./Sr. High, SCSD PTO, Elementary, First Books, Christ Child Academy, Hair Konnection and the Jr./Sr. High School Store/ Business Education. Directly following the Parents Night was the 7/8th grade orientation. Incoming students had a chance to tour the halls and meet each other.

Lots of changes are in store for the students of Mari-Linn School in Lyons according principal Jeri Harbison. A summer long remodelling project funded by the North Santiam School District bond that passed last year, has resulted in long overdue, and very welcome improvements. “The most noticeable change is the the upgrade of all the restrooms and the cafeteria,” said Harbison. In addition a new roof and windows, an improved heating and cooling system, a fresh coat of paint inside and out, and seismic upgrades all add to the comfort and safety of the students and staff, as well as help cut down on month to month costs. An open house with big unveiling event and barbeque is scheduled for September 25 from 5:30-7pm and everyone is welcome. A couple fresh faces are added to the staff roster as well. Mari Linn welcomes back Shannon Stinnett, a 5th grade teacher who will be replacing Pearl Bettman, who is retiring. Mrs. Stinnett taught previously at Mari Linn, taking a ten year pause to raise her family. Jill Saari, former teacher at Santiam Elementary will be taking a 3rd grade teaching position, and Gina Roonie is welcomed to the Special Education department.

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Obituary Donald Alan Ralph of Johnson City, TX. passed away peacefully on July 7th 2013 surrounded by family at his daughters home. He was born in Santa Monica, CA. on August 26, 1945 to Jack and Marjorie Ralph. Don is survived by his two daughters, Vicki and Donna Ralph, both of Johnson City, TX. They were by his side when he passed. One granddaughter, Kyrstyn Ralph, of Johnson City, TX. His two sisters, Patsy Jarman, and Cindy Looney, both of Salem, OR. His former wife and mother of his two daughters, Sharon Loucks of Harper, TX. and former wife Connie Ralph of Salem, OR. Don was very passionate about music and enjoyed making CD’s and sharing them with everyone he knew. His other loves included playing pool and fishing. He was a great friend and would help anyone anytime they were in need. A celebration of life is planned for family. There is a tribute to Don planned for friends and family on Saturday, August 31st at 8 p.m. at the Eagles Lodge in Mill City, OR.

Food Bank stores in Mill City running low on canned goods The emergency food bank in Mill City is running low on staples once again, and the public is asked to be made aware. In particular need are canned meat meals such as stews and chili, canned soups and vegetables, dry cereal and pastas, and juice. The food distribution center is located in the small house behind the Presbyterian Church in Mill City and is open, thanks to dedicated volunteers, every Tuesday morning 10 am -12pm, and every Thursday evening 6pm-8pm. Donations may be made at those times, or may be dropped off at the US Bank in Mill City. Please note that the stores are intended to be used as an emergency food supply for the community as a whole.

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Help Wanted: Notice of Vacancies 2013 - 2014 School Year Two Positions open at Santiam Canyon School District in Mill City POSITION: Title IA Instructional Assistant 7.5 Hour Position, Hours 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of: 1. Prior experience in a school setting and behavior management techniques desired. Ability To: 1. Work effectively with all types of students;2. Understand and follow oral and written instructions with speed and accuracy; 3. Maintain confidentiality in all phases of work, i.e., records, meetings, etc: 4. Work with students during instruction and/or enrichment activities, as guided by licensed instructional staff; 5. Provide supervision of students before, during or after school, in a non-instructional setting such as the lunch room and/or playground setting; 6. Must meet No child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements. Paraprofessional test prior to hiring or two year degree equivalent. 7. First Aid/CPR preferred but not required. DEADLINE: Open Until Filled INTERVIEWS: ASAP EMPLOYMENT TO BEGIN: Week of August 26th, 2013 APPLICATION PROCEDURES: 1. District Application 2. Resume 3. Personal letter of intent which Addresses specific qualifications Fingerprinting will be scheduled upon acceptance of position.

CLASSIFIED ADS LOST AND FOUND lost Dog: Female wolf malamute mix, white with silver on back about 75 pounds. Single black claw on front paw. Name is Talla. Last seen on Hwy 46 at milepost 12 at 2:30 pm on August 10th. REWARD! please call (541)351-1335 or (503) 5105370.

POSITION; Junior High (7th & 8th Grade) Volleyball Coach QUALIFICATIONS: Van (Type 20) trained and approved. Prior coaching experience desirable. Good working relationship with students and staff. DEADLINE: Open Until Filled EMPLOYMENT TO BEGIN: ASAP APPLICATION PROCEDURES: 1. District Application 2. Resume 3. Personal letter of intent, which addresses specific qualifications Fingerprinting will be scheduled upon acceptance of position. Fees associated with the criminal check and fingerprinting process will be paid by the employee. For either position send information requested to: Santiam Canyon School District PO Box 197 Mill City, OR 97360 (503) 897-2321 Fax (503) 897-4004 **In-District applicants need to submit a letter of application with qualifications to the

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Judy’s Art Class Every Wed. at Eagle’s Hall in Mill City 10am to 3pm. Cost: $10 a day. Judy Holman 503859-2213. Handgun Safety Class with local experts Bob and Shane Pedroli. Range classes are

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monthly every 2nd Thursday evening. The next choices: Sep- Fool by Christopher Moore Acoustic on the Mountain Concert at Oct- Life of Pi by Yann Martel Elkhorn Valley Inn B&B Friday, SepNov- Killer Angels by Michael Shaara tember 6 at 6:30. Musicians Tony Graham We’re always looking for new members to and Dan Gorgas will perform an evening share ideas on books they’ve read. If you of acoustic music in a relaxed garden-party haven’t read the book - that’s OK. Come atmosphere on the grounds of Elkhorn Val- and introduce yourself. ley Inn Bed and Breakfast. Contact person: Herb Bastuscheck HomePiluso Winery will compliment this show 503-859-2668/Cell-503-302-0644 by offering some of their renowned wines Comedy Night at the Eagles,September for sample and for sale. A portion of the proceeds will benefit San- 13, with Dax Jordon. all proceeds to tiam Hearts to Arts. benifit a skate park in Mill City. See page Reservations only (503)897-3033 elkhorn- 3 for details. Tickets $20, includes complimentary glass Regis 50th Anniversary Celebration Sept. of wine and are available at Mill City 13. See article page 9 of this issue. Pharmacy. GoodFellas Rescue will be having a ClasRace for the Arts this is year is Saturday, sic Car Show and Fundraiser on Sept September 7th. Homemade bonbons and 14th 2013 at the Rock-n-Rogers on Market in Salem, Oregon from2pm to 6pm Rosie’s coffee for those who like visiting more than running or walking! See page 5 Our first annual Classic Car show and fundraiser to raise awareness about Pit Bull for all the info! Type dogs and raise funds for our SnipPit Home School Day at The Oregon Garden program (spay and neuter assistance to low income and under-served owners of pit bull Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Type dogs in the Salem/Kiezer and Santiam 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. areas) Pre-registration not required Adults $8.00 Mari-Linn School remodel open house Students (5-17) $5.00 with big unveiling event and barbeque is Children 4 and under Free scheduled for September 25 from 5:30-7pm. Visit Everyone is welcome. for more information. Contact Julie Woodward, 503-807-1614, After a one year pause, the Santiam Canyon Annual Scholarship Banquet is The Canyon Book Club will start again on again this year. This will mark the 12th Sep.12 at Trexler Farm Restaurant. Come event of this type to help graduating seniors from Santiam High School meet their goals early for dinner at 6pm or come for the of a college education. discussion at 7pm. The club will meet The banquet consists of an amazing meal and an evening filled with games, auctions a raffle and guaranteed laughter. In the years past the attendants were pleasantly surprised at the items up for auction, and this year is sure to be up to that same

Gates Community Church of Christ “..reaching the canyon for Christ.” Mike Stair, Minister

Sunday School 9:45am June 2, Sunday School will be at 9:00AM & Worship Service will be at 10AM 40070 Gates School Rd (503)897-3210

standard.. The date to mark is Saturday October 12 and the place to be is the Salem Elks Lodge #336, 2336 Turner Road in Salem. Dinner starts at 5:30pm, but the doors open at 4pm so there is plenty of time to plan auction action. Tickets are on sale now for $35 Banquet organizers are currently seeking donations of items for the auction and raffles. Corporate event sponsors are also more than welcome. Please drop off your items at the District Office on Aug 29 from 11am-1pm. For more info or to purchase your tickets see Nichole Cooper at the Santiam Canyon School District Office (503)897-2321, Maryann Meredith (503)897-4808, Stacie Cook at City Hall (503) 897-2302, Dan Lemke (503)897-3014, Sata Frolov(503)806-5058, Michele Sims at US BANK or Gale Holfert (503)897-2004.

Events This Week Saturday, August 24

Kane’s Marina in Detroit hosts the annual Sailboat Regatta starting around noon. Then there is the annual Customer Appreciation Bar-B-Q for thier “Seasonal Customers” that are with them all summer long starting at 6pm. Never Too Late Band to play outside 11 am-6pm 45th Annunmmal Aumsville Corn Festival at Porter-Boone Park.

Monday, August 26

8 – 10am Small Steps, Big Results resumes its regular schedule at Trexler Farm. Entrepreneurs, non-profits and anyone working on a special project is invited to join this free monthly class offered by GROW EDC. Turn on you intuitive powers, celebrate your successes, and work on your business or project in a fun, lively and supportive setting. Participants have been getting great results from this class! If you’d like to join this special GROW class 503-897-2716 or just drop in to check it out, call 251 SW 3rd St, Mill City Allison at 503.871.5188. Mill City

Tuesday, August 27

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6:30pm Mill City Council Meeting at Mill City City Hall. 6:30pm Lyons City Council Meeting at Lyons City Hall.

Sunday Worship 10 am

Please drop off donated items for the Santiam Canyon Annual Scholarship Banquet at the SCSD District Office

Thursday August 29

from 11am-1pm. (503)897-2321 for more information.

Friday, August 30

7pm Santiam High Football vs Jefferson, at Jefferson

Saturday, August 31

8 pm Kane’s Marina hosts a Labor Day Celebration with musical guests: The Flextones

Ongoing Weekly Events Mondays

6:30 pm-8pm Youth Center for 7th-12th grades. Air Hockey, Ping Pong, Foos Ball. FREE. Mill City Baptist Church.


10am-2pm Quilting Club Canyon Bible Fellowship, Lyons 910-4918 12pm Meals on Wheels, Senior Meals Fellowship Hall, MC Presbyterian. Meals on Wheels. Ruth:503-897-2204. $3.50 donation recommended. 7:30pm Santiam Al-Anon, Mt. View Church, Aumsville


9am Downward Dog Yoga * New Location!*Gates Fire Hall, Sorbin St. in Gates 10am-3pm Judy’s Art Class at Mill City Eagles Hall. Oil painting, all levels welcome. Weekly on Wednesdays. Drop in, open to all. 503-859-2213 6:30 pm-8pm Youth Center for 7th-12 grades. Air Hockey, Ping Pong, Foos Ball. FREE. Mill City Baptist Church. 7 pm AA meeting at Gates Community Church of Christ 7:30pm AA Meeting Idanha City Hall.


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Santiam Blvd. change ad 4pm “Weight Watchers at Work” at Santiam High School Library. 5:30-8pm Youth Movie Night Ages 10-18 Mill City Christian Church. Kids MUST be picked up by 8:15. Free. Not held on weeks with Friday school.

Regis hosts 50th year Anniversary Celebration on September 13

STAYTON, Ore. 19 Aug. 2013 – Regis High School opened its doors in September 1963. This year, the school kicks off its 50th year with an early Homecoming on September 13. Alumni, family, friends and community members are invited to partake in the festivities, which begin at 5 p.m. with a BBQ, followed by a parade walk on the newly surfaced track, led by former cheerleaders, homecoming queens and football players. The Regis Rams versus Portland Christian Royals game begins at 7 p.m. When the school’s founding fathers opened Regis 50 years ago, they had planned to begin with freshmen and sophomores that first year, followed by juniors and seniors in 1964 and 1965, with the first graduating class in June 1966. Yet as current development director Janine Moothart explains, “There was terrific community support for Regis, and when school began that fall, all four classes were in attendance and the first graduating class was held two years earlier than expected—in June 1964!” The school’s 1964 handbook identified its philosophy on education: “Regis will strive for an education that is more than simply the transfer of knowledge, more than hobbycraft, more than merely keeping youngsters off the street.” Regis carries on that philosophy today with a mission to be “a welcoming community where faith enhances academic excellence as we prepare students to become servant leaders in their families, schools, churches and communities.” In 1962, a financial campaign committee led by chairman A.J. Frank and cochair John Mackie began to lay the financial groundwork for the school. Once the pledges reached $440,000, the project got the go-ahead, and on Oct. 27, 1963, the school was dedicated. The school’s library and chapel building would be round despite the fact that the building committee has dismissed the idea as too expensive. The total contract cost for the 14,100 square foot project was $526,570; the cost of construction was $12.80 per square foot. Dennis Frank, President of Frank Lumber Company and Secretary of the A.J. Frank Family Foundation, says, “Fifty years for Regis means that there’s been great support in the local vicariate. It’s a testament to the product Regis has turned out; the quality of education their students receive.” Today, principal Joni Gilles enters her fourth year as the school’s leader and Regis’s enrollment remains strong, as they expect 176 students this year, up from 134 four years ago. 9

Don’t like field burning? Call the DEQ to file your complaint It’s that time again for farmers to burn their fields in the valley. The fire departments have no control over field burning and reminds everyone that you have to call the Department of Agriculture at (503)986-4709 or DEQ at (503)378-8240 to make any comments or complaints. Please do not call your local fire Department.

Mill City Fire Department reminds us to help prevent brush fires by keeping the grass cut

There have been numerous grass and brush fires throughout the canyon the past couple of weeks. The Mill City Fire Department would like to remind everyone to keep tall grass to a minimum. The Fire Department has received numerous calls from residents about tall dry grass in their neighborhoods. Please mow all tall grass to help eliminate any possible grass fire. Contact the City of Mill City at (503)897-

2302 or the fire hall at (503)897-2390 if you have tall grass in your neighborhood. The City has a tall grass/weed ordinance, if contacted they should get the problem resolved. Campfires are not completely banned at this time, but are not a good idea. All campfires should be kept small and watched at all times, with a water source readily available.

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08/11/13 0:09DISTB-NOISE gray house on the corner, loud music 08/11/13 1:38 SUSP-PERSON Block LYONS MILL CITY DR Linn County caller says someone is walking up and down the road. they have told caller’s dogs to shut up. possibly 2. one is a male. 08/11/13 2:04 DISTBDOMESTIC REMINE RD Mill City male is inside. male squirted caller with a hose for no reason. male is intoxicated. 08/11/13 7:31 DISORD CONDUCTUKINGWOOD AV Mill City KINGWOOD COURT APTS On the bottom at the end of the first row Male and female screaming at each other, he throwing things at her. Caller requesting contact immediately about a female that is dangerous in the area. She was l/s 1 1/2 hours ago. Female looks dead, gry skin, dark eyes, dressed like it was winter. 08/11/13 15:52 Description: TRAFF-DUII 1ST AV Mill City MILL CITY MARKETPLACE Caller reporting listed veh backed into his veh. After they exchanged information, the passenger in caller’s veh felt that they other driver had been drinking. 08/11/13 16:47 ASSAULT REPORT LYONS MILL CITY DR Linn County FIR VIEW APARTMENTS Caller states that the landlord, a male, assaulted one of the tenents here. Caller does not know the names there 08/12/13 14:32 NARCOTICS OFF KINGSTON-LYONS DR Linn County Caller would like 10

activity in the area. Caller is requesting deputy respond to her residence. 08/13/13 9:28 DISTBDOMESTIC KINGWOOD AV Mill City KINGWOOD COURT APTS Bottom corner apt, unknown number people inside yelling hears male and female 08/13/13 9:31 EXTRA PATROL Block 3RD ST Lyons occured 0100 - 0130 this morning Somebody flashed a light in caller’s face thru the window and then took off in a vehicle this morning. 08/13/13 12:43 ASST-PERSON 5TH AV Mill City We have taken multiple caller regarding this issue. 775 handled the initial c13200290 and finished it with a NARN. Caller wants a deputy to respond later in the day so that 08/13/13 17:52 BURGLARY REPORT MONUMENT PEAK RD Linn County someone broke into some rental properties at location house and garage were broken into there were two males on the property about 1700 hours today 08/14/13 12:18 Trf Citz Compl Block 1ST AV Mill City male subj called into the Sub Station, reportins a motorcycle was going down 1st St, approx 60mph. male caller stated that if 739 wasn’t going to do anything 08/14/13 21:02 EVERGREEN LN Linn County teenage foster child is out of control, climbing the power tower juvenile has light brown shoulder length hair, shorts,

ERED ROCK CREEK RD Linn County ROCK CREEK BRIDGE Near the campsites, caller believes that he has located his stolen boat. Contact caller by phone. 08/15/13 9:01 SUSP-CIRCUMSTANCES Block LYONS MILL CITY DR Linn County Caller has roommates who are out all night, come home early in the mornings with items This morning they came home with a tool box 08/15/13 12:54 THEFT-RT NEAL PARK RD Linn County JOHN NEAL PARK BOAT RAMP generator and gas stolen from sp24 08/15/13 14:02 caller reports a new weed-eater and gas can taken, sometime last week, while caller was gone from home. Items were stored alongside home. 08/15/13 16:23 EXTRA PATROL LYONS MILL CITY DR Linn County Requesting extra patrol for susp activity between 0200-0500 08/15/13 18:57 TRESPASS *IN PROGRESS* caller has asked the subj to leave and he won’t this is verbal only at this time 08/15/13 21:34 JUV-COMPLAINT Block LINN PL Mill City juveniles at the park being loud and obnoxious 08/16/13 11:28 FRAUD LYONS MILL CITY DR Linn County Caller reporting 2 fraudulant charges on her bank acct. Caller reporting she has already notified the bank and needs a police report

PLAINT ALDER ST Mill City Caller states that she has tried numerous jvnl homes and they have told her to call LEO. He is currently in his bedroom. All other children are in the downstair bedroom. 08/16/13 15:16 DISTB-OTHER verbal only at this time. Suspect throwing items inside the house. Caller requesting deputies come back to the location. 08/16/13 15:37 SUSP-VEHICLE WEST MCCULLY MOUNTAIN Linn County red ford ranger with silver stripe Caller is a neighbor. Saw the vehicle backed up to the garage door with it open. When caller pulled up, the 08/17/13 17:45 SUSP-VEHICLE SANTIAM BV Mill City CHEVRON MILL CITY Caller advised there is a semi truck that has been sitting at the Chevron parking lot for about a day and a half now. Caller states no one is near the vehicle and it is running. 08/17/13 17:54 SUSP-PERSON 1ST AV Mill City MILL CITY BRIDGE caller advises there is a young male, late teens to early twenties sitting on the foot bridge across the river caller believes the male is dealing drugs 08/17/13 19:54 TRESPASS *IN PROGRESS* LYONS MILL CITY DR Linn County FIR VIEW APARTMENTS operator of vehicle is a woman who has been told not to return to the property the vehicle has three men sitting in it, the female left

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

Auto Repair

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


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


Canyon Bookkeeping and Accounting 503-859-4652

Business Development

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

Coffee Stands

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

Computer Services

WidmerWeb Design (503) 569-1229


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

Firearm Instruction

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

Health and Wellness

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

Heating and Cooling

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


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

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

Mill City Market 829 1st Ave. Mill City


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


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


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


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

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

Outdoor Excursions

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

Pets and Animal Care

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


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

Real Estate

Green Mountain Real Estate Sandy Lyness, Broker 280 NE Santiam Blvd, Mill City (503)551-2645

Restaurants & Dining

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

RV Repair

Santiam RV Service (503)394-2348

Signs & Graphics

White Water Signs and Graphics (503)804-3613


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


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


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

Wood Products-retail

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


Weddings Your Way All seasons, indoors or out, all denominations. Colleen Samuel (503) 897-3357. 11

Mountain Edge Cafe Breakfast served all DAY! Open Daily 6am to 2 pm


320 Northwest Santiam Boulevard Mill City

plans to horse pack in extraction equipment

part of Mt. Jefferson (cont. pg 12) (continued from page 1) Wilderness Area, and so the use of anything powered by an engine is generally not allowed. “We will be working with the owner and the insurance company on getting it removed using a minimum tool analysis to see exactly what is needed. The plan is to use horse pack to bring in air bladders to float the plane out of the water, and possibly a helicopter to lift it out of the area,” said McMahon. The date of extraction has not been announced and the area

Superintendent Todd Miller, Angela Moreno and Glenn Wright officially open up the new playstructure at Santiam Elementary.

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Price List 2013

Raft Trips starting at $69 Inflatable Kayak Trips $69 Go Pro waterproof helmet cams to record the action starting at $20 per trip Want to learn how to hardshell kayak or SUP? 1.5 hr Lessons $59!

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.75 playground donors thanked

(cont. from page 1) the structure was done by a professional playground company, G& R Construction, and is just Phase 1 of a two part process. A large cement slab hard-scape is to be installed before school starts on September 3, providing space for basketball hoops, wall ball and four-square. A million thanks to all the dedicated volunteers who helped to make this happen. And special thanks to those able to donate either monetary, or “In-Kind” contributions. In-Kind Donations Monetary Donations Emery & Sons Construction Mill City Women’s Club X-Rock Lions Club K & E Excavation Oregon Community Foundation North Rock Santiam Youth Golf Tournament Poppa Al’s Freres Lumber Giovoni’s Mt. Pizza City of Mill City Trexler Farms Community Members Sugar & Spice Bakery Frank Lumber Company Mill City Market Place Frank Lumber Company Allied Rock

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