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The Canyon Weekly August 15, 2013

Volume 4, Issue 33

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LyonsMan dies while stealing wire from mill Linn County Undersheriff Bruce Riley reports deputies are investigating a suspicious death that occurred during a burglary of an abandoned plywood mill in Lyons. On August 6, 2013 at 12:16 P.M., the Linn County 9-1-1 Center received a call reporting a fire and the discovery of a body in a building currently operated by Hood Lumber. The building is located on Lyons- Mill City Drive and is commonly known as the former Young & Morgan Mill. Deputies learned the mill has not been operational for some time and that the caller was one of several employees on-site overseeing the removal of equipment from the building. DepuNickolas Welch a will be laid to rest this week. Please see his obituary ties learned Hood Lumber employees arrived at approximately on page 6. This memorial sign was seen on River Road near Mill City. 10:00 A.M. and smelled a slight odor of smoke. They looked around and initially did not find any fire. A couple of hours later, around noon, they began to see burning embers in the air and upon closer inspection, found a small fire in the upstairs portion at the north end of the building. They called 9-1-1 and extinguished the fire. While doing so, they discovered the remains of a severely burned human body. Deputies have identified the victim as Dustin Joe Harris, 36-years old, of Lyons. The investigation reveals that during the early morning hours, Harris, acting alone, forced his way into the west end of the building by kicking in a wooden wall panel. Upon gaining entry, he attempted to steal copper wire from an electrical panel board. The panel board is equipped with 480 volt, 3-phase service. Harris was electrocuted while trying to steal wire, which is also what caused the fire. His body was found 16 feet from the panel and articles of his clothing were found 30 feet away. Autopsy results confirm Harris died from injuries he sustained in the explosion. Linn Deputies were assisted by the Lyons Fire Department, Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office and Oregon State Police. Info 503-897-2302 Mill City or 503-859-2167 Lyons

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Chuck’s first Priority Proposal for Community Development between Mill City and Gates (Note from the Editor: Mr. Borgia submitted a much longer letter to the editor and to the community that we will present in 2-3 parts according to space available. The following is part 1) To the Editor: This will be for the children, the mothers pushing strollers, the joggers and anybody wanting to walk the highway and our back roads that are not safe anymore. My first thought is to open the railroad right of way between the park in Mill City and the pavement on t central outside of Mill City. My first priority is for the children to be able to go between Mill City and Gates safely because there is so much for the children to do in Mll City that the children of Gates can’t get to. My second thought is ladies pushing their baby strollers or people riding their bikes and walkers. As part of the trail development I would like to see a 12 foot wide path with benches facing the trail as well as the river. I would like to see families fishing with their kids on this trail. I think it would be most beautiful for the families and kids. A jogger could be safe going back and forth. People might be able to shop more in Mill City if we made this safe Chuck Borigia, Gates

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The Santiam Canyon School Board will be celebrating on Thursday, August 16, 2013, the first annual Back To School Fair from 4 pm to 7 pm at the Santiam High School Auditorium, as we prepare to start another exciting school year. This event will be open to children from kindergarten through high school and their parents.Families will enjoy informative booths, crafts for the kids, and a free ice cream social hour hosted by the PTO from 5:30 to 6:30. Organizations from sports, safety, health and education, will inspire and inform you about programs for K-12 school age children. Don’t miss this important on

stop resource event. Immediately following the Back To School Fair a 7th and 8th grade Orientation will start at 7 pm in the auditorium. Come and join us to ask questions and get informed about the new changes in the Junior / Senior High School. Students and parents are encouraged to attend . For more information contact: Angie Fencl, Santiam Canyon School Board Member 503-302-6722 What : Back To School Fair / 7th/8th Grade Orientation When: 4 pm to 7 pm / Orientation 7 pm to 8 pm Where: Santaim High School Auditorium

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Christ’s Child Academy Preschool accepting applications for students to start this Fall “It’s such a blessing,” says Whende Thomas of Mill City, when asked about her preschool, Christ’s Child Academy. Mrs. Thomas has over 25 years experience in early childhood education and is proud to be able to give back to her community by providing this service. She has received the “Standards of Excellence” award from the Department of Education and has been a children’s ministry leader for over 20 years. Mrs. Thomas keeps her class size small, limiting it to only 10 students to ensure more than adequate attention to each child’s needs, and this year she will have a full time teacher’s assistant at each class as well. In addition to teaching the alphabet, num-

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bers and beginning reading her students learn 60 sign language characters and over 26 bible verses. “I have a passion for sharing Jesus’ love with children,” she said. She also has a passion for arts and crafts and making children happy, as evidenced by her ongoing work on educational murals throughout the school including a farm yard wall and an underwater room complete with day-glow/ blacklight Jelly fish “swimming about. Christ Child Academy follows the Santiam Canyon School Districts annual schedule, and class time is each morning 8 am to 11:50. For more information email or call (503)871-2128. Chad Olson has just opened his greenhouse building business on Hwy 22 in Gates, right next to Canyon Espresso. Olson had been operating his factory out of his home in Stayton for the past 4 years, and decided to take advantage of the increased exposure highway frontage could offer. Olson learned woodworking as a child from his father, and over the years found a passion for making compact and beautiful greenhouses featuring finished Oregon lumber products, and “business is going great,” he said. You can find Chad Olson, and his greenhouses that range in size from 6 ft x 6 ft, and up to 10 ft x 20 ft, at his new shop in Gates and at the Oregon State Fair set up outside the Jackman Long Building where he offers a significant price discount to the fair goers. For more information visit or give him a call at (503)580-1775

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String of vehicle break-ins plague Packsaddle Park A string of car break-in’s occurred this week at Packsaddle Park east of Gates. Packsaddle is the premier launch site for boaters of all type and from all over who come to enjoy the scenic beauty and excitement of the North Santiam river. This past Monday 20 exchange students from Sapporo, Japan were being hosted for the seventh year in a row by eNRG Kayaking who recently opened shop, Kayak the Santiam, in downtown Mill City. Three of their vehicles were broken into that day, including the company bus where backpacks, money, ID and personal items were taken, in addition to extensive damage done to the locks. “As a new business owner in the area I am extremely disappointed that petty theft and vandalism is occurring here. Our company is planning on bringing kid’s camps and women’s clinics to our Mill

City office. It’s of utmost importance that we offer a safe and secure environment. It’s a shame that our Japanese visitors experience was soured by a theft, as it was they who got ripped off,” said Sam Drevo, owner of eNRG,adding, “if you were them, would you chance coming back?” A couple stolen items of note are a black OGIO messenger bag, a black with red Danna Designs backpack, an olympic trials t-shirt and a vintage camo jacket. Wallets, cash notebooks and individual ID’s are more difficult to identify. Anyone with information on these criminal acts are encouraged to call the Marion County Sheriff’s office. In the meantime, several people from the boating community have offered to make regular rounds at Packsaddle throughout the week to be on the lookout for

Firefighters Responding To Over 2000 Lightning Strikes “Fire Danger Season is far from over” Firefighters are continuing to respond to several dozen small fires across the Willamette National Forest. Thunderstorms that occurred over the past week produced over 2000 lightning strikes. Although not all strikes produce fires, recent thunderstorms will continue to produce additional strikes. And even though rain has accompanied some of the strikes, it is not always enough rain to put out all of the new fires. Most of the fires are small and contained from single trees up to an acre in size. The McKenzie River Ranger District and Middle Fork Ranger District received the bulk of the lightning, but lightning also sparked several new fires on the Detroit and Sweet Home Ranger Districts in the Whitewater Creek and Gordon Meadows areas respectively. Most of the fires on the McKenzie River Ranger District were reported in the Three Sisters Wilderness. Smokejumpers, rappellers and helicopters are being used to suppress these fires while caring for wilderness values and protecting firefighters from hazards. Fire managers expect more fires to emerge as a result of lightning over the upcoming days and possibly weeks. Aerial detection from helicopters helps fire managers in locating new starts. Crews are also out looking for new starts and are prepared to suppress them if conditions are safe. “Our fire season is just beginning and we have a lot of summer left in front of us, so our strategy is to prioritize and suppress fires that we find in such a way that we reduce the risks to our firefighters and the public. So far, we are managing to keep up with the number of fires we have had with these storms,” said Meg Mitchell, Forest Supervisor for the Willamette National Forest. “We also stay in close touch with ODF who is suppressing fires on private lands that they protect in these areas, so we are all talking, sharing information and resources.” 4

There are currently no fire-related closures for the public or restrictions on campfires in the Willamette National Forest. “We just ask for everyone’s cooperation to watch their campfires closely and apply plenty of water until it’s completely out before they leave their campsite. Our air is pretty clean right now, and we want to keep It that way,” said Mitchell. Forest visitors are asked to report any smoke or flame observed. “We do not anticipate any smoke lingering in the canyon due to these small fires,” says Jennifer Velez of the Detroit Ranger District. “Please note, however, fire danger season is far from over and we must all take a precautions.”

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Local 7th grader ranks high at Linn County Fair Hannah Jo Fencl of the 4H group Blazing Saddles won Linn County Junior Master Showman 2013 at Linn County Fair. Hannah will attend Santiam Jr Sr High this fall as a 7th grader. She has been in 4H for 4 years, showing horses for the last 3 years. She got her new horse an Arabian Pinto, Athena, last summer and has been working hard all year. She is very proud of her horse and her accomplishments

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March 16, 1987 – August 6, 2013 Our beautiful, loving, heroic son, finished his battle here on earth and has ventured on to a new journey. Words can never describe this young man and the person he is. He is loved by so many people and missed beyond the imaginable. To anyone that had the privilege to know him, their lives are forever touched. H e a v e n gained, we lost, but his memories will last forever. It doesn’t end here, we will all meet again one day. Nick’s accomplishments in his short life are many. His loyalty to all he knew is incomparable. We love you Nicky!!! Nick attended school in Mill City, Oregon and graduated from Santiam High School in 2005. He attended College of the Siskiyou’s graduating in 2009 with an Associate Degree in Business Manage-

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ment. He received many academic and athletic awards throughout his years of schooling. Some of these include a Certificate of Mastery, Scholar Athlete Award from both high school and college. He lettered in Football, Basketball and Track. He took great pride in wearing his #80 at both High School and College. Nick was very humble about his achievements and was a ‘Silent Tough’, enduring broken bones while playing to help the team and never complained. While working toward a Bachelors degree in Accounting, Nick joined the U.S. Army in 2010. He served his country well as a Forward Observer, with additional training as a Joint Forces Operator, 4th battalion, 3rd Infantry Division Regiment # 3-15, Charlie Company. Nick had reenlisted and after his deployment in Afghanistan he was looking forward to serving at Ft. Lewis, WA. His valor and sacrifice is recognized through awards of a Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge, and many more. He is survived by his Parents, Barry and Lorria Welch, Brother, Zackary Welch, Uncles; John, Paul, Brian, Scott, Aunts; Pam, Heather, Amy, Cousins; Ronni, Talyssa, Bre, Dylan, Wesley, Grandparents; Debra and Randy Rose, James Hunt and Mazel Garrett and last but not least, his best buddy and ‘lap dog’ yellow lab, Apolo. You will be forever in our hearts – Till we meet again! Visitation will be Saturday August 17, 2013 from 12:00 to 5:00 Weddle Funeral Services, 1777 N. 3rd Avenue Stayton, OR Graveside Service with Full Military Honors will be Sunday August 18, 2013 at 12:30 P.M. at Willamette National Cemetery. A Private Celebration of Life will be held on August 25, 2012 at Weddle Funeral Chapel. Memorials: Soldier & Family Assistance Center 9059 Joint Base Lewis – McChord Washington 98433 and . Weddle Funeral Services is honored to serve the family.

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November 20, 1931 – August 8, 2013 Hazel Carolyn Glover passed away on Thursday, August 8 at Santiam Memorial Hospital after suffering a major stroke. Hazel was born in Pampa, Texas on November 20, 1931, and she raised her family in Alaska and in Gates, Oregon. Her work life included being a cook for the Forest Service, an office manager, a reporter, and a detective. Among Hazel’s many passions were cross country skiing, bicycling, hiking and singing. Always willing to give of her time, Hazel was a supporter of many organizations. She will be remembered as one who never met a stranger, as a gourmet chef, as a warm mentor, and as a ferociously devoted mom, grandmother and friend. Hazel is survived by: her children, Lisa El-


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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 503-859-2213. Handgun Safety Class with local experts Bob and Shane Pedroli. Range classes are ongoing. Oregon and Utah/Arizona multistate certifications available. Info 503-5809397 www.oldwestprosconcealandcarry. com CPR/AED/First Aid Classes: American Heart Association certified classes for Public and Healthcare Providers. Contact instructor Kurt Hueller at 503-8593575 or kah@wvi. com.

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liot, Bill (Linda) Gabriel, Ginger Gabriel (Scott Downey), Mike Glover and Kate (Cap) Sharples; 11 grandchildren; her sister, Martha (Fred) Taylor; 6 nieces, 4 nephews, and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Kim Gabriel, grandson Jeremy Gabriel, daughter-in-law Sarah Glover, daughter Trina Bockelman, and her beloved husband and love of her life, Al Glover. A Celebration of Life will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, August 15 at Stayton United Methodist Church, 1450 Fern Ridge Road, Stayton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Hazel’s name to the PEO FW (503362-5258 for info) or to the Stayton Public Library Foundation

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of local civic groups that will be selling everything from household items to clothing to food and drink. Need more information on Dog Daze? Call City Hall at (503) 897-2302. “The Community that Cares” Summer Sun Sale Saturday, August 17th ALL DAY The City of Lyons is preparing for the seventh annual City Wide Garage Sale. Purchasing a garage sale permit will not be required for this event. The City intends that the garage sale will promote reuse as an important part of waste reduction: reduce, reuse, and recycle. Fluorescent garage sale signs reading “The Community that Cares” will be available at the Lyons City Hall through August 16th, 9am to 4pm. For a $1 contribution, you will receive the sign and a map of the locations within the community that are participating in the sale. To be included on the map, you need to register at the Lyons City Hall by August 12th. Maps of the sales will be available beginning August 13th. If you have questions please contact Mary Mitchell at 503-859-2167.

It’s that time again! The annual citywide yard sale event, “Dog Daze”, is scheduled for Saturday, August 17, 2013. This all-day yard sale brings out hundreds, if not thousands, of treasure seekers. Looking for a little extra cash this summer? Gather your friends and relatives and hold a multi-family sale. Sign up to have your sale placed on the Dog Daze map before Friday, August 9, 2013. Envelopes are available at Mill City, City Hall; $2.00 for individuals or $5 for businesses and civic groups. Not interested in holding a sale, no problem, the early bird gets the worm! Maps are available at local businesses and each sale Mill City Eagles hosts “Hot August the morning of the 17th. Make sure to support the fundraising efforts Nights” on the 17th of August, starting at 5 P.M. Pig Roast / Pot Luck, and some awesome Raffle Prizes! $4 for dinner and all proceeds will go to purchasing school supplies for our local community. Raffle tickets are available at the Eagles Lodge.

for kids ages 1-18 at the Santiam Auditorium Commons. Evergreen St. Mill City. (closed July 1-July 5) Adults eat for $2. 11:45am-12-15 pm Mondays-Thursdays Free lunch for kids ages 1-18 at Lyons Fire Department. (closed July 3 and 4) Adults eat for $1.50.


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

Tuesdays 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.

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Small engines and motorcycles 27860 N. Hwy 22, Mill City FREE. Mill City Baptist Church. 7 pm AA meeting at Gates Community Church of Christ 7:30pm AA Meeting Idanha City Hall.

7-9pm Bingo with the Idanha Detroit Fire Dept, every other Thursday at the Detroit City Hall meeting room.

10am-3pm North Santiam Quilters, Gates Church, all levels! 897-2102 12pm Meals on Wheels, Senior Meals. Fellowship Hall, MC Presbyterian Church. Ruth:503 897-2204 1pm-4:30 pm Canyon Gleaners food distribution day for more information call: (503) 897-4031. 3:30-5pm Good News Club at Mill City Baptist Church. Kids K-4 grade. Bible stories, singing, games, snack. Free. 815 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. 6pm Bible Study at Living Water Church of God, Sorbin St. Gates.

Free Knife Sharpening Friday at Gene’s Meat Market in Mehama (limit 5 please). At the flashing yellow light on Hwy 22. 6:30pm Youth Group at Mill City Baptist Church 7th grade to 24 years. 815 NW Santiam Blvd. Sunday. 1pm Canyon Senior Center Open Pinochle 844 South First St. Mill City 503 897-4176


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Two killed on Hwy 22 head-on collision Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Tuesday evening’s double fatal traffic crash involving two vehicles on Highway 22 near Stayton in Marion County. Two others were seriously injured in the crash. On August 13, 2013 at approximately 7:00 p.m., a 2003 Dodge Durango driven by Erin L Long age 18, from Jefferson, was eastbound on Highway 22 near milepost 16 when a westbound 2008 Kia Spectra driven by Nicholas Adam Baker, age 27, from Sa-

lem, crossed the centerline and both vehicles collided head-on in the eastbound lane. Baker and his female passenger, Deza Rae Byro, age 20, from Salem, were pronounced deceased at the scene. Long and passenger Chelsie Anna Merrie Neeper, age 19, from Aumsville, were seriously injured and transported by ground ambulance to Santiam Hospital with non life threatening injuries. OSP troopers from the Salem Area Command office are continuing the investiga-

tion. Alcohol is being investigated as a possible contributing factor. All occupants are believed to have been using safety restraints. Trooper Nick Rhoades is the lead investigator. OSP was assisted at the scene by Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Stayton Police Department, Stayton Fire District, Sublimity Fire District, Marion County Medical Examiner, and ODOT. The highway was closed with a detour in place for about 3 hours.

Linn County Sheriff call log-Aug 4-August 11

08/04/13 17:59 FIRE ARMS GATES SCHOOL RD 1 mile south of the church Caller is fishing on the river and can hear somebody 08/04/13 20:59 ROCK CREEK RD OSP on a traffic stop. Trooper requesting a cover car Unknown further. 08/04/13 21:35 WATER ASSIST MILL CITY BRIDGE Caller said her boyfriend a friend of his put on the river at about 7pm in a inflatable raft and were to get out at Fishermans Bend. Caller said they have 08/04/13 22:04 DISTB-DOMESTIC 5TH ST Lyons male vs female children at location caller unsure of address, advised this is her neighbor can hear a little girl screaming 08/05/13 2:00 CRIM MISCHIEF occured aprox 5 ago somebody tried to break in. Caller heard a bell ring that she has hanging in front of a window. 08/05/13 18:54 HARASSMENT RPT BROADWAY ST Mill City PR says that neighbors are coming over and threatening him nd asking him for things that he doesn’t have. PR just wants phone contact at this time. 08/05/13 19:21 SUSP-CIRCUMSTANCES Pr said she would like to speak to a deputy about having some trespass problems. She said someone has tried to break in in the past couple of weeks. 08/05/13 Time: 19:22 Description: WELF CHECK marion county got an email from 10

another state regarding this, they will fax it to us. trying for over 8 days to reach him, his phone rings 4 or 5 08/06/13 6:22 LITTERING SOUTH SHORE CAMPGROUND Caller reporting a bunch of teenagers with 2 tents at the footbridge. They have cans and toilet paper all over the woods. They were there 2 weeks ago and left the same mess. 08/06/13 10:35 HARASSMENT RPT ALDER ST Mill City Caller says as she was passing Circle K and this guy was telling them to lose their ants and shirt because they did not look good in them. Male described as 08/06/13 21:04 ASST-OUTSIDE AGENCY on hwy 226 across from post office, deer was hit and is still alive 08/07/13 13:59 SUSP-PERSON Unit: 740 Disposition: No Additional Report Necessary 100 Block KINGWOOD AV Mill City caller reporting male is walking west bound. Last seen 5 ago. Male was bald, wearing shorts with no shirt, carrying clothing and twirling a machette. Caller no longer 08/07/13 17:20 WELF CHECK 4TH AV Linn County Caller received call from unknown person asking if caller was there. This has made her uncomfortable due to problems in the past. 08/08/13 2:45 SUSP-PERSON SANTIAM BV Mill City CIRCLE K MILL CITY caller advises that there is a transient that keeps coming

into the store she is uncomfortable with him being there 08/08/13 15:40 VEH-ABANDONED KINGWOOD AV Caller will be available after 2100. Needs a deputy to verify that the PPT is valid and not stole 08/08/13 17:01 CHILD ABUSE REPORT 5TH AV Mill City Caller would like contact by phone to find out what can be done. She believes that her baby daddy has his car seat improperly installed. She states the she is ordered by the 08/08/13 17:15 PHONE-HARASSMENT 4TH AV Caller states that the neighbors want to buy her property. They are becoming very persistent and keep calling the caller. 08/08/13 19:00 CIV DISP RPT FAIRVIEW ST Mill City Caller reported his vehicle stolen sometime last night. Caller is out of state and is available by phone contact. 08/08/13 20:16 Description: WELF CHECK 4TH AV Mill City Caller just picked up their daughter and the car seat she had been riding in was not installed correctly. She tried telling the baby’s dad this and he said he is 08/09/13 17:23 HARASSMENT RPT ALDER ST Mill City Caller says that when she and her kids are outside in their yard, the neighbors taunt and yell profanities at them 08/10/13 6:10 CRIM MISCHIEF IRONWOOD ST Lyons LYONS POST OFFICE Caller

reporting someone “trashed” the post office during the night. 08/10/13 12:50 SEX OFFENSE GATES SCHOOL RD Linn County PR says that her ex husband is getting supervised visits now after 3 years of not being allowed contact with his son by DHS. 08/10/13 18:01 DISTB-OTHER LYONS MILL CITY DR Linn County PR says that he was letting three friends stay with him but now there is another person and they have told her to leave but the friends keep letting her come back. PR wants to know 08/10/13 19:34THEFT-RPT LYONS MILL CITY DR Linn County PR would like a deputy because he just found that $200 is missing from his bedroom 08/10/13 21:20 SUSP-PERSON MAIN ST Lyons LYONS FIRE DEPT being flagged down 08/10/13 21:59 DISTB-OTHER Block 4TH AV Mill City Male just threatened PR Susp male just rode away on a bike toward Hill Top Market from listed location. 08/10/13 22:37 CRIM MISCHIEF IRONWOOD ST Lyons LYONS POST OFFICE male inside the post office who is drunk and passed out inside of the post office. Metcom staging medics The male did throw thing around the post office. PR says 08/11/13 0:09 DISTB-NOISE DOUGLAS ST Mill City gray house on the corner, loud music

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Computer Services

WidmerWeb Design (503) 569-1229

Firearm Instruction

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

Outdoor Excursions

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

still only

.75 cents


320 Northwest Santiam Boulevard Mill City

Search continues for missing hiker August 11, 2013 marked the one-year anniversary of the day hiker Ronald Olm went missing in the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness area. Olm and two fellow hikers were hiking along the ridge near Russell Lake when they became separated. When Olm failed to show up at the campsite, his hiking partners went looking for him. They eventually called the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. Search & Rescue teams searched for six days in 90-degree weather at 5000-7000’ elevations but never found a trace of Mr. Olm. Mr. Olm only had enough supplies and medications to last 4 days. On Friday, August 9th, MCSO Search & Rescue volunteers from Team 18, along with personnel in Jeeps and on horseback returned to the area to search again in the hope of finding Olm’s remains. A total of 54 people were involved in the search; camping two nights in the wilderness to maximize the time available to search. Working with information developed from interviews of hikers and witnesses, the search was focused along the Pacific Crest Trail, between the Breitenbush trailhead and the White Water trail head. The areas around numerous small lakes and waterfalls were also checked. Searchers dealt with very challenging weather throughout the weekend. They encountered heavy rain squalls, hail and high winds. Search Commander Sgt. Shane Burnham had pre-briefed an evacuation plan should the conditions require an early termination of the search. The search was conducted safely; without injuries. A total of 1135 man-hours of searching failed to yield any evidence of Mr. Olm. Ronald Olm’s brother, Curtis, was present at the Incident Command center near Idanha. He expressed his gratitude for the efforts of the searchers and joined them in a meal prior to ending the search effort on Sunday afternoon. Sgt. Burnham commented, “Hikers need to plan and prepare for every adventure; taking extra supplies, clothing and shelter in case their trip gets unexpectedly extended.” He added; “Be sure to tell someone where you’re going and when you’ll return. A cell or satellite phone provides an additional layer of safety” MCSO Team 18 provides Search and Rescue support throughout Marion County; primarily in remote wilderness areas. The team is comprised of volunteers who have completed a 200-hour certified SAR Academy. For more information about becoming a SAR volunteer, go to: 12

Broken Window at Gleaners, vandalism suspected The front window of the Canyon gleaners on Broadway St in MIll City was busted out late Saturday night, and the cause, despite speculation, remains a mystery. There have been no eye witnesses come forward, but nearby residents report they heard the glass break at about 12:30 am and came rushing out. There was a large display of items up lined up on shelves along the window, but according to Peggy Nickich, president of the gleaners, nothing appeared to be missing. . Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Linn County Sheriff’s office, who continues to investigate. “It’s such a shame, now that missing window is an eyesore for the town,” said Peggy Nickich.’s The building is owned by the Oddfellows Lodge. The plans for replacing the window are not known at this time. The Gleaners will remain open regulars hours for shoppers, and the food distribution day continues every Thursday from 1pm to 4:30pm. for more information call: (503) 897-4031.

Acoustic on the Mountain Concert at Elkhorn B&B

Musicians Tony Graham and Dan Gorgas will perform an evening of acoustic music in a relaxed garden-party atmosphere on the grounds of Elkhorn Valley Inn Bed and Breakfast. Piluso Winery will compliment this show by offering some of their renowned wines for sample and for sale. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Santiam Hearts to Arts. Friday, September 6 at 6:30. Reservations only (503)897-3033 Tickets $20, includes complimentary glass of wine and are available at Mill City Pharmacy.

Home School Day at The Oregon Garden Tuesday, September 10, 2013 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Pre-registration not required Adults $8.00 Students (5-17) $5.00 Children 4 and under Free Visit for more information. Contact Julie Woodward, 503-807-1614,

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