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The Canyon Weekly April 25, 2012

Volume 3, Issue 17

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Ark Animal Care celebrates two years with heartworm special

Mill City based Ark Animal Care is celebrating two years of service this month. Founded by in 2010 by Dr. Keri Sanders, DVM, Ark Animal Care has grown to include 2266 patients since its inception. “We are definitely staying busy and growing faster than we anticipated,” said Dr. Sanders, who lives in Mill City. Her professional focus is on nutrition, disease prevention, and a passion for geriatric care. Ark Animal Care’s vet staff includes Dr. Ryan Sholz, DVM, who joined the team about a year ago. He specializes in large

animal care. In celebration of their anniversary, the clinic is offering heartworm tests (near half price at $20) and Trifexis, a 3-in-1 protection against heartworm, fleas and intestinal parasites for $10 off a six month supply. Currently, the drug used to treat heartworm disease is no longer available, which makes getting the disease a death sentence for pets. “We can’t treat it, so we darn sure better prevent it,” said Dr. Sanders. Info: or call 503-897-6004.

District considers dramatic changes for Mill City schools Santiam Canyon School District considers closing facilities; $700,000 funding shortage projected

Press Release - The Santiam Canyon School District board of directors met in an open session meeting April 23 to start discussions about the impending shortfall that will require the district to implement some difficult changes, and possible major cuts to programs and services for next year. As with the majority of school districts in Oregon, SCSD is facing some grim decisions, based on a projected funding shortfall of over $700,000. There’s no question that any decisions made in regards to the funding crisis will have a huge impact on the students, staff and community in general. Many factors have contributed to the funding crisis we are now facing, including, but not limited to: • Continued Declining Enrollment – 20% decrease of student population in the past

six years. • Reduced State funding – We receive less per student than we did in 2007-08, even though expenses and unfunded mandates continue to grow. • Stimulus Funding has disappeared – Federal programs to help schools operate as normally as possible have now expired. • Increased Costs – Everything costs more, with less money to go around. Costs that must be absorbed include employee costs, utilities and maintenance, equipment replacement, textbooks, services that were once provided by ESDs that we now must purchase on our own, and a number of other items too numerous to list here. One of the cost-saving moves suggested at the meeting is to look at the possibility of closing one of our schools and going to

a two campus model. It’s not exactly clear how that would look, but at this early stage all options must be considered. The next school board meeting is Wednesday, May 2 at 6:30pm at the District Office, and other future meetings will also be posted on the Santiam Canyon School District Facebook page and in The Canyon Weekly. All meetings are open to the public, and we encourage you to attend and give your input while we try to make our way through this crisis and continue to serve our students in the best way possible. A complete look at the notes from last night’s meeting, as well as a breakdown of the district enrollment analysis and school funding history, will be posted on the district’s web page shortly at www.santiam.

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Letters to the Editor are the opinion of the writer and not necessarily those of The Canyon Weekly. Letters to the Editor may be edited for space or profanity. Send your letter to with your name and town. so many advertisers. I am even more Dear Editor, Congratulations! I just read about The impressed that you find so many interCanyon Weekly becoming an “official esting local stories to write about, oftenpaper of public record” and about your times they are things I didn’t even know new part-time office space in Mill City. were going on! The Canyon Weekly adds an important It seemed like years that I had hoped for a true community newspaper with a element of community vitality to our professional layout, a positive outlook rural towns. Thank you so very much and a reliable record. After two years for the time and effort you put into this (my, time sure does fly!) you’ve gained top-notch newspaper. From my perspeccommunity trust, you’ve established a tive as a communications major, The wonderful reputation and you’ve cre- Canyon Weekly is a dream come true! ated something that locals look forward Again, congrats! Nicole Miller, Gates, Ore. to reading every week. I am impressed with how you’ve earned the support of Editors note: ~blush~ Thanks!

Gates Spring quilt show draws crowds Below Happy Birthday to Nancy Stoddard, who turned 101 on April 18.

The Spring Fling Quilt Show at Gates Community Church of Christ showcased an extraordinary amount of local talent and mastery of the art. Hundreds of colorful hand stitched quilted items were on display for the steady stream of visitors this past Friday and Saturday. Two canyon quilting groups The Fanciful Fabricators from Lyons, and the North Santiam Quilters of Gates hosted the popular annual event. Nancy Stoddard of Redmond (formerly a Canyon resident) was honored at the event with a Birthday Party celebrating 101 years, complete with a cake alit with many fewer candles. The winner of the Bride’s Bouquet quilt raffle was Cathy Kuiken of Lyons.

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Fresh to You Produce & Garden Center has announced an expansion of their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, a long-standing nationally-recognized system where a community of individuals pledges to support a farm operation. “Customers get to enjoy the seasonality of food, everything from early spring crops to the bounty of our summer harvests,” said Nancy Hendricks, owner of Fresh to You Produce. Starting this growing season, the farm operation will offer a “Build-Your-Own” CSA program - in which those who would like to support the local grower can buy products at their own pace, rather than a scheduled delivery system. Through this Build-Your-Own program, customers can buy a discounted gift card good for produce and specialty foods and

then may visit the store at their convenience and select their own items. “We thought this would be a great option for those who want to choose their own produce - and for our customers who are getting ready for canning or jam-making projects this year,” said Hendricks. The traditional CSA method of getting 22 weeks of a pre-selected seasonal fruits and vegetables (one time per week) is still available, said Hendricks. The Build-Your-Own gift card alternative is $450 for a $500 gift card. The traditional CSA program is $500, pay by May 1. Optional installment plans available. The program runs June - October and several pick up locations are available for those in the traditional program. To sign up, fill out the form at www. or call 503.769.9682.

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ODFW: death of backyard birds caused by Salmonella poisoning

When Tim and Lynn Ferguson of Mill City found 2 dead birds in their yard a couple weeks ago, they suspected something might be amiss. So rather than just tossing them in the trash, they called the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), then bagged them up and sent them to be tested. The results alarmed them. The birds had died of salmonella infection, possibly due to the contamination of infected food. “Salmonella sporadically exists in birds, and when they congregate at feeders, there’s a high potential for the infection to spread,” said ODFW wildlife veterinarian Julia Burco. “It is possible that a pet, such as a cat or dog, upon ingesting the dead bird, may

also become infected.” Dr. Burko’s recommendations are to protect yourself when handling a dead bird. Wear disposable gloves, or use a plastic bag, to avoid contact with the bird. Then wash your hands well, even if you think you haven’t touched it. If planning on sending it in for testing keep it somewhere cool and dry, such a box with a baggie of ice. At the feeder: Empty and clean the feeder well with a 10% bleach/water solution, as well as the porch. Then, allow all equipment time to air out for a couple weeks to allow the bacterium time to die off. If you find a dead bird, and have concerns, call the ODFW hotline: 866968-2600.




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Mill City Baptist Youth Group, also known as “The Rock”, will hold a Can & Bottle Drive and Yard Sale Fundraiser May 4-5. All proceeds go towards the costs of organizing a free and open to the public Christian Concert Event in July. This is the first of a number of fundraisers, and the Youth Group aka “The Rock” Members of Mill City Baptist Church, and they are looking for donations. The call to the congregation is that they donate sacrificially, and what that means is they are looking for not just throw away items. Suggested donations include: workable appliances, furniture, items that sell easily, and can raise a profit. NO clothes items please. Money is always welcome. Info: Youth Pastor Derek at 865-310-1230.

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Santiam High School presents Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple (female version), Thursday, May 3, and Saturday, May 5, 2012. Doors open at 6:30pm in the Santiam High School Auditorium; show starts at 7:30pm. Tickets: $5 at the door. Uptight manic compulsive Florence Unger has been dumped by her husband of fourteen years and is given a new home by her good friend and congenital slob, Olive Madison. It doesn’t take long for the personalities to clash. Honor Thespians Christine Morreira, Natazha Howard, and Guillermo Salinas, will be making their final appearances on the Santiam stage. The play does contain some adult references and language and is recommended for students grades seven and up.

SHS drama performs The Brother’s Grimm

Amy Jensen’s drama class at Santiam High School took to the stage last Wednesday for an evening of laughs and witty antics with The Brother’s Grimm: Out of Order. According to Jensen, this play-in-one -act was the culmination of a mere 18

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In celebration of National Poetry Month, we are proud to present works of local writers, brave individuals ready to bare their souls. This poem is dedicated to my mother, Florence. (We’re both ‘water signs’) She has seven sisters and traveled the Alaskan Highway, thru BC, CA, past the Seven Sisters mountain range in the 1940’s. I have three sisters and amfortunate to have seen both mountain ranges. The poem came to me while I stood in contemplation on the vast open prairie.

Mother Flows Ancient D. Light Her passage to Alaska Seven Sisters in view Bitterroot for sustenance The only flower in bloom Finite years later and all rivers damned Her daughter makes a solemn stand A passage to Oregon Three Sisters in view She tries not to cry Tries not to feel blue While shes wishes for her sisters to be more Than just mountains and a view

This poem was submitted by Marty Magee of Mill City. She explains, “We moved a lot. Our daughter, Judy, who now lives in Doha, Qatar, wrote this when we were leaving yet another home--Trout Creek Bible Camp in Corbett, Oregon. She has moved on quite nicely since then. She and her husband have lived in Russia and Australia, and now the Persian Gulf.

Lying on a mattress, within this empty room Sounds of Mama scrubbing, cleaning room by room Soon we will be leaving this home that we’ve lived in Just a few more hours, we’ll be on the road again A fear is felt in all of us, a fear of the unknown But somehow, way down deep inside, we know we’re not alone

A random selection of MCMS 6th graders poems on “Green”

My Green Poem by Talon Henness Green is fruit and candies and slimy. Green is the taste of green apples. Fresh cut grass and lime jello smell green. Riding in a car makes me feel green. Green is the sound of a chirp of a bird, and a lawn mower. Green is the Emerald City, Oregon and Washington. Riding on a roller coaster is green, Walking in a forest is also green. Green is the best color ever.

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Green by Jordan Jennings Green is grass, four leaf clovers, and pickles. Green is the taste of peas and broccoli, Green apples, minty gum and green tea smells green. Green sounds like a foghorn and a group of crickets. Green is Ireland, Emerald City and Eugene Oregon. Green is walking or dancing in the rain.

Sweet Green by Shania Borregard Green is a leprechaun and green apples and smooth Green is the taste of Jolly Ranchers, Lime jello and grass smell green. Sea sick makes me feel green. Green is the sound of crickets and frogs. Green is Ireland, Emerald City and the rain forest. Recycling is green, Disneyland is also green, Green is a pot of gold!

The Luck of the Irish by Kara Gouveia Green is a four leaf clover, a t-shirt, and Puff the Magic Dragon. Green is the taste of green apples. Limes and lemons smell green. The rain makes me feel green. Green is the sound of Sponge Bob and Plankton laughing Green is the color of grass and trees My heart is green because it is full of Sadness. Green is the luck of the Irish 5

Events Coming Soon Blackwood Legacy Quartet May 8, 7pm, at the Mill City Christian Church (233 SW 3rd Avenue) Admission is free and a love offering will be received. Info: 503-897-2716

Lyons Garden Club road trip to Wavra Farms and lunch at the Oregon Gardens Restaurant May 9 Info: Jean Evett 503-8592563 or Diane Stockmar 503-394-2197.

Nunsense Musical Comedy presented by Santiam Hearts to Arts and Aumsville Community Theater. Santiam Auditorium in Mill City, May 11-12, 7pm and May 13, 2pm. Tickets: 503-302-0936, or 3rd Annual Mom & Me Tea Party at Lyons Grange Hall. May 12, 2-4pm. Tea, snacks, door prizes, best hat prizes and Grand Prize - genuine COACH purse. Info: 503-859-2161 or e-mail Canyon Readers at Trexler Farm in Mehama. This group has about 6-10 people of all ages in a comfortable group discussion format. Upcoming books include May 10: The Invention of Air by Steven Johnson. Dinner 6:30pm, discussion at 7pm. Meets every second Thursday of the month. Info: Herb Bastuscheck 503859-2668.

3rd Annual Canyon Arts Festival is coming up soon with arts, crafts, music, drama and much more filling the streets of Mill City on May 19. This year’s theme - Dare to Imagine - reflects that all great achievements came into being because someone dared to imagine them first. Vendor space is still available. If you are interested in a booth please call Joyce Trout at 503-8973116 or email Bring your goods, bring a freind, and enjoy the fun too. For more information please visit Lyons city wide clean up day May 19 9am-3pm on N. 13th St (Freres’ City Park). We haul off most types of your unwanted debris FREE. City of Lyons residents only (ID required). Info: City Manager Mary Mitchell 503-859-2167

Events This Week Wednesday, April 25

6pm 2012 Santiam Awards Night with the North Santiam Chamber of Commerce. Local entertainers highlight community awards and scholarship presentation. Free, refreshments provided. Info: 503-897-5000 or 6:30pm Mill City Lions Club meets at Mt. Edge Cafe, 320 NW Santiam Blvd, Mill City. Info: Sandy 503-551-2645 6:30pm Dog Training Classes with Social Graces 6-week Obedience and Social Skills Class starts Wednesday, April 25 at Mill City Scout Cabin. $75. PreRegistration required. Private Lessons and other classes also available. Call Linda at 503-8593647 or e-mail: socialgracesdogtraining@ 7pm Disaster Preparedness Workshop at Calvary Lutheran Church, 198 Fern Ridge Road, Stayton. Stayton police chief and the American Red Cross will discuss types of disasters that could strike the Stayton area and what preparations individuals can make to aid in surviving a disaster. Info: 503-769-0458. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Thursday, April 26

2-5pm FREE Notary Public Educational Seminar at Trexler Farm in Mehama with the Secretary of State. Covers the rules and regulations for Oregon Notaries, how to identify the signer, what to record in your journal, what requirements are needed to create a proper Oregon Notarial Certificate. Info: http:// Register on-line, or 503-986-2200.

Friday, April 27

8am Spring Volleyball Clinic at Santiam High School April 27-28 with the Lady Wolverines. $15. Alicia Corey 503-877-0395 or Charla Howard 503871-5131. • 1st-4th grades: 8-10am • 5th-6th grades: 11am-1pm • 7th-8th grades: 2-5pm 9am Mill City Planning Commission meets at Mill City Fire Hall

Saturday, April 28

8am Spring Volleyball Clinic at Santiam High School April 27-28 with the Lady Wolverines. $15. Alicia Corey 503-877-0395 or Charla Howard 503871-5131. See schedule above. 6pm Mill City Moose Lodge Annual Chili Cook-off Diners will be the judges. Awards for Best Mild, Best Hot, and Best Overall. Entrants: bring a pot of chili (able to feed 30-40 people) and register at 5pm.

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10am-3pm North Santiam Quilters, Gates of Stoddard and Cole Church, all levels! 897Music/Comedy duo 2102 12pm Senior Meals. Fellowship Hall, MC Presbyterian Church. FREE Mon-Thurs 5:30a-4p 3:30-5 Good News Club at Tue-16oz Flvrd Latte$2 Monday, April 30 Fri 5:30a-5p Mill City Baptist Church. Kids K-4 Sat-Sun 6:30a-5p Thur-Double Punch 9am-2pm Red Cross Blood drive at grade. Bible stories, singing, games, Santiam High School Auditorium in Mill Hwy 22 & Gates Hill Rd 503.897.6031 and snack. Free. 140 N. 1st St. Mill City. Donation takes about 1 hour. Each An Invitation to COME and HEAR pint of blood given helps 2-3 people. Must City. 4pm-8pm Youth Center for 7ththe eternally important truths of the life and be 17 or over (16 - must have parental 12 grades. Air Hockey, Ping Pong, teachings of Jesus, shared in consent.) Weight restrictions do apply to Foos Ball. FREE. Mill City Baptist simplicity from the Bible. young women. 503-897-2311. Church. Sundays at 4pm April 29 & May 6 Tuesday, May 1 4pm Weight Watchers meets at SHS Auditorium 265 SW Evergreen, Mill City 8:30-10am North Santiam Chamber of Santiam Canyon School District Commerce Greeters Business Network- office on Evergreen, Mill City. $155/ ing at Regis High School Community session, prorated. Info: Nichole Center. Info: 503-897-5000 or director@ Cooper 503-897-2321. 5:30-9:30pm Youth Movie Night Ages 10-18 Mill City Christian Wednesday, May 2 7pm Fourth of July Committee meets at Church. All kids MUST be picked up by 9pm. Free. Mill City City Hall. 6-8pm EPIC Youth Group at Santiam Chapel in Lyons. Free. Mondays 6:30-8pm Zumba in the Canyon 4pm-8pm Youth Center for 7th-12th Santiam High School grades. Air Hockey, Ping Pong, ect. commons 265 SW EvFREE. Mill City Baptist Church. ergreen St. Mill City 6:30-8pm Zumba in the Canyon SHS 503-949-7621 commons 265 SW Evergreen St. Mill Fridays City 503-949-7621 Free Knife Sharpen7-8:30pm Santiam Community Chorus ing Friday at Gene’s rehearses at Mill City Christian Church. Meat Market in MePlease join us as we prepare music for hama (limit 5 please). upcoming performances. All levels welAt the flashing yellow come. Info: Jo Ann at 503-859-3426. light on Hwy 22. Tuesdays 10am-12pm Kid 10am-2pm Quilting Club Canyon Bible Zone Fun, crafts and Fellowship, Lyons 910-4918 a FREE sack lunch. 12pm Senior Meals Fellowship Hall, Mill City Baptist MC Presbyterian. Meals on Wheels: Church. 140 N. 1st. St Ruth:503 897-2204 (503) 536-5414 7:30pm Santiam Al-Anon, Mt. View 1pm Canyon Senior Church, Aumsville Center Open Pinochle 844 South First St, Wednesdays 10am-3pm Judy’s Art Class at Mill City Mill City 503-8974176 2012 Eagles Hall. Oil painting, all levels wel7:30-8:30pm Idanha come. Weekly on Wednesdays. Drop in, AA at City Hall.

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Classified Ads Lost: Our friend Fred, the cat. Orange with white markings. Last seen in the south side of Mill City near Kingwood. $100 reward. Please call 503 991-9826. We miss him. Rental in Gates: 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, 2 car garage. All electric, with river view in quiet neighborhood. $1,050 per month. Water, garb. incld.Call Dave 503 804-3613 Help wanted: Full time cook at Rivers Run Deli Mart and Gas in Detroit, Or. 503-854-3039 Space for rent. Suitable for an office or Salon in Gates. (503) 897-2966 or (503) 897-2161. Farm fresh eggs - Locker Beef & Pork - Certified Boer Goats - Goats for rent. Elkhorn Valley Livestock. Ranch: 503897-3224 / Cell: 503-269-6823 / Email: 32325 N. Fork Rd., Lyons, Oregon For Rent: 2 Bed, 1 bath. Newly reburbished. $600/month. 503 897-9911. For Rent: 2 bedroom Apartment in Gates. $500/month, $500 deposit. Water and sewer included. No Friday night or Saturday calls please. Jim 503-871-3344. Give the Gift of Life: First Aid/CPR classes will be held monthly at Trexler Farms in Mehama Group and corporate classes also available at your location. American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR; meets professional requirements. Info: Kurt Hueller 503-8593575 or email Looking for ride share to Stayton. I work Monday through Friday 8am to 5

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Deadline: Saturday noon for the following Wednesday publication. Submit your ad to or Drop Box Locations: Mehama True Value Kelly Lumber, Mill City Gates Post Office Publishers Notice: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on color, race, sex, religion, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. The Canyon Weekly will not knowingly accept any advertising that violates this law. All dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.

pm. Gas prices are going up. call Carolle Anne 503-897-3582. Please leave a message if no answer. Ride share ads are ALWAYS FREE! 1982 Red C-30 Chevrolet Dually Dump Steel bed 87” wide by 142” long, with 42” racks. Runs OK, rebuilt dump cylinder. Needs brake job. $2800 OBO. David 503-854-3320 ext 383 voice mail or Breitenbush Hot Springs, Detroit Ore PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Zoning Code Amendments Notice is hereby given that the Mill City Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Mill City Middle School, 450 SW Evergreen Street in Mill City to review the following land use proposal:

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Mill City Municipal Code Amendments (Zoning, Subdivision and Comprehensive Plan): The Planning Commission proposes several legislative amendments to the Mill City Zoning Code. 1. Chapter 17.12.040 – SFR Lot Size & Width Requirements 17.36.010 to 17.36.040 - Special Planned Development Area (south of Kingwood Avenue) A copy of the proposed code amendments, the decision criteria and staff report will be available at City Hall seven (7) days prior to the public hearings. The proposal, decision criteria and staff report for each proposal will be available at City Hall seven (7) days prior to the public hearing. Any person wishing to provide testimony must address the decision criteria. Failure to raise an issue precludes appeal and failure to specify to which criterion the comment is directed precludes appeal based on that criterion. The Mill City Municipal Code can be viewed at the City of Mill City website: If you have questions related to these proposals, call City Hall at 897-2302. 1x7r/425

PUBLIC NOTICE: NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Mill City Rural Fire Protection District, Linn/Marion County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013, will be held at 400 South First Avenue. The meeting will take place on the 14th day of May, 2012 at 7pm. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after May 7, 2012 at the fire hall, 400 South First Avenue, between the hours of 9am and 12pm noon. This is a public meeting where deliberation of the budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee. The meeting hall is accessible to persons with handicaps. If you need any special accommodations, please contact Trisha at 503-897-2390 seven days prior to the meeting. 1x5r/418,425

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River Wilson, February Student of the Month, was absent when the last photo was taken. Front row left to right: Ellie Lindemann, Peyton Forste, Sophia Widmer, and Anahi Leon. Back row left to right: Colton Baughman, Keyaira Carter, Hunter Reeser, Andrew Briley and Peter Crall. degrees have helped both steelhead and salmon to migrate upstream from the Falls at Oregon City. So far this season (as of April 19), we have 274 Chinook salmon, 2,371 Summer Steelhead, and 6314 Winter Steelhead. We are apparently going to have a very good year for fish numbers in 2012. Since we already been catching fish in the Bill Sanderson’s River Report have lower river, we are optimistic that the April 25, 2012 503-897-3301 bite will be on when the river drops into shape. Actually, we can hook up The week of April 23 is forecast to be with good numbers of fish in special locacomparatively dry. The warm weather tions on the lower river right now, but the will melt more snow, so the river level locations are indeed “special” and they will drop only moderately. River trips are different places than normal. above Mill City will continue to have On the recent trip from Stayton to huge whitewater. Some sections below Green’s Bridge, three fresh summer steelMehama have a variety of whitewater and easy going drifts. On April 23, De- head were hooked and played. The North Santiam River is scheduled troit Lake was twelve feet below full to drop down to about 4,400 cfs flow at summer level, and only needs to increase Packsaddle on April 23- May 4. Forecasts twelve feet by the first part of May. We later this week will be interesting and have 120% of normal snowpack. more accurate. Willamette River temperatures near 50

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Nominations sought for Mill City School District Hall of Fame

The Santiam Canyon School District is seeking nominations for the 2012 Hall of Fame. There are four categories in which nominations can be made: former student, former staff member (teacher, coach or classified staff), supporter/booster for the school district (may or may not have attended or worked in the district but did something extraordinary for the district) and former team or group. All nominations should include what was

special about the individual or team and why they should be chosen. Please include supporting facts (newspaper clippings, awards, etc.). Nominations should include the years the nominee was/is associated with the school district and thir contact information. All nominations must be in writing and must be submitted by Monday, June 18, 2012 to the high school or district office. The Hall of Fame committee is looking for nominations from all the communities that make up the school district, even though at

one time some schools may have been their own district. Nominations can come from Mill City, Gates, Detroit and Idanha and those individuals or teams that once represented each of those schools. The Induction Banquet will be held in November in conjunction with the alumni tournament weekend. If a nomination is not selected this year please feel free to submit their name another year. If you have any questions you can call (503) 897-2311.

Linn County Sheriff’s Office Police Log for April 8 to April 15 Date: 04/15/12 Time: 7:52 SUSP-PERSON 500 Block MAIN ST Lyons Male last seen standing in front of the market. male/wm,30’s,507, lsw/drk colored bb cap, large grn jacket Date: 04/15/12 Time: 18:45 DOG COMPLAINT 600 Block PARKSIDE DR Mill City Caller advising that someone is shooting his dog w/air soft pellets. They would like a deputy to come by. Date: 04/15/12 Time: 21:08 SUSP-VEHICLE 1300 Block SPRING ST Mill City Caller advising that there is a van that has been up and down the street off and on today and now it is parked across the street Date: 04/15/12 Time: 22:54 DISTB-DOMESTIC 800 Block BIRCH ST Lyons Male getting physical towards female. He is intoxicated. There are 3 children in the house. Male

is very beligerent. Date: 04/16/12 Time: 13:55 THEFT-RPT 800 Block 1ST AV Mill City PR says that 2 bottles of baby medicine was stolen yesterday. Date: 04/16/12 Time: 18:19 HARASSMENT RPT 100 Block 1ST AV Mill City PR reporting that one of the kids in his youth group was outside near the church and a female was harassing him. she came in and Date: 04/16/12 Time: 19:43 BURGLARY REPORT 1800 Block MAIN ST Lyons 721 was left 3 v-mails that someone was in his house and destroyed property. Date: 04/17/12 Time: 8:25 DOG COMPLAINT 39800 Block ROCK CREEK RD Caller reporting the neighbor’s dog just fatally injured his dog. He would like contact. Date: 04/19/12 Time: 19:28

VEH-STOLEN 100 Block KINGWOOD AV Mill City Caller advises that he took listed vehicle to someone to have some work done on it and it is not at location and someone has told caller susp took it to someone in Lyons and Date: 04/19/12 Time: 20:40 JUV-RUNAWAY RPT KINGSTON-LYONS DR Caller is reporting two of his children, ages 16 and 15 ran away from home, they left in his daughter’s car, and they are now with their grandparents, the maternal Date: 04/20/12 Time: 10:36 WELFARE CHECK KINGSTON-LYONS DR alarm co calls her every day to remind her to take her meds. they got no answer today. Date: 04/20/12 Time: 12:26 HARASSMENT RPT 500 Block JUNIPER ST Lyons

Mill City Fire Department Calls April 10-16 4/10-----01:42-----------SW 4th Ave---------------------------Medical 4/10-----10:09--------SW Evergreen---------------------------Medical 4/12-----23:19------------SE 3rd Ave.--------------------------Medical 4/14-----19:53-------------NE 4th Ave--------------------------Medical 503-897-2716 251 SW 3rd St, Mill City

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Caller found on facebook someone offering to kill her. She would like to speak with a deputy about this. Date: 04/21/12 Time: 12:30 DOG COMPLAINT 300 Block 5TH AV Mill City PR says that a pitbull is trying to jump her fence and get into her yard. PR saw the dog a couple weeks ago also but does not know Date: 04/21/12 Time: 14:43 THEFT-RPT 300 Block ALDER ST Mill City Theft of gas Date: 04/21/12 Time: 21:48 DISTB-NOISE 200 Block DOGWOOD ST Lyons caller said neighbors behind him are being noisy and have a large bonfire in the backyard caller would like them to be told to quiet down Date: 04/21/12 Time: 23:27 TRESPASS *IN PROGRESS* 43700 Block WEST MCCULLY MOUNTAI caller says someone is trying to get into her home says the male is calling for



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Winter storms cause road hazards near Opal Creek, Three Pools wilderness areas

The long awaited warm weather brought scores of people to the Little North Fork area in search of sunshine and recreation. Recent winter storms, however, caused damage to some roads and trails, and the ongoing winter runoff remains high. At Opal Creek Wilderness, road #2209 currently has a high clearance warning due to deep ruts. The easy 6.25 mile round trip trail into JawBone Flats is clear of snow and visitors are welcome. Forest Service road #2210 remains closed at the confluence with #2209, preventing automobile access to the Three Pools and Shady Cove areas from the Little North Fork Road. Engineering crews have plans to repair that portion of the road now that the snows have cleared, with the goal to be open to by Memorial Day weekend, according to Jennifer Velez spokesperson for the Willamette National Forest.

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The well loved Little N. Santiam Trail that connects Elkhorn Road to Shady Cove remains open, but high water and a washed out bridge make for a couple mandatory creek crossings in swift water and may not be safe for younger or novice hikers. Recreation specialists are currently making trail assessments and will be making online updates on trail conditions in the Detroit Ranger District. willamette.

Volunteers Needed for Breitenbush Wildlife Restoration

USFS and partners are seeking volunteers for a project aimed at improving wildlife habitat in the Breitenbush and North Santiam watersheds on May 5. Organizers hope to attract up to 75 volunteers to assist with various tasks including the removal of noxious weeds, fertilization, pruning, and litter collection. The project is part of a long-term effort to create and enhance forage conditions for big game

species, such as elk, deer and bear, that inhabit the Breitenbush River corridor and surrounding areas. Volunteers will receive a free dinner on May 5. RSVP for dinner to Rick Breckel, 503-949-7309 or by May 3. Free camping will also be provided for volunteers at the Fox Creek Group site from Friday, May 4 through Sunday, May 6.

Watershed Council, USFS considers logging, biomass harvest near Breitenbush

Press release - The North Santiam Watershed Council is partnering with USFS Detroit Ranger District to explore developing a small diameter timber and special forest products industry in the North Santiam Watershed near Breitenbush. The area will be the pilot focus for moving forests from stagnated smaller diameter stands to those that can provide diverse forest products, that can both support local economy and watershed health. The project will study the feasibility, challenges and opportunities to economically harvest younger stagnated stands - and special forest products including post and poles, biomass, fire-


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