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The Canyon Weekly September 26, 2012

Volume 3, Issue 39

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

Mill City Moose Lodge searches for a new place to call home Mill City Baptist Church moves into building on Hwy 22

Mill City Moose Lodge #2580 is searching for a new home base, said founding member Les Lomax. To help save costs, the lodge moved out of the building on Hwy 22 a few weeks ago and now meets at the Canyon Senior Center at 844 SW 1st. “The senior center is generously letting us use their meeting room,” said Lomax. All of their equipment is in temporary storage - and their vacated building at 815 NW Santiam has been rented by Mill City Baptist Church. The church is relocating their congregation and youth services from 140 N. First St., said Pastor Rich Cole. They decided to make the move to

take advantage of better parking and kitchen facilities, both needed for their expanding youth programs. “Parking is hard in our current location because the fishermen and boaters also use that area,” said Pastor Cole. They currently hold services in the old bank building by Mill City Bridge - and across from the heavily used boat launch of Hammond Park. “You can’t blame them for being there, but it makes it hard for us.” The church will continue to shuttle kids for the before and after school program Monday-Thursday. In the meantime, the Mill City Moose Lodge is trying to decide if they can even stay open. National financial reforms and administrative policies, plus low membership numbers, has left them financially unstable, said lodge member Les Lomax. When the Moose Lodge started 15 years ago, they averaged 145 annual members. But a few years ago, membership took a decline by nearly 33 percent, leaving the lodge with just enough people to keep their charter. So they’ve given up their building and are meeting at a temporary home at the Canyon Senior Center. The future of the Mill City Moose Lodge looks uncertain. They may (cont’d on page 2)

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Rifle Hunting season begins

Owners fear missing horse near Salt Creek Trail could be mistaken for deer Deer hunters in the Mill City area, please be aware! A black quarter horse mare with a white blaze went missing this weekend on the Salt Creek Trail south of town. The horse went missing with both her saddle and bridle intact. She has not been in the area long, so may not have any sense of what direction is considered home. With the rifle deer season just a few days away, we ask that all take extra precautions when sighting in your animal. If seen, please call Arden Corey with any information at 503-897-3291.

Rifle deer season opens Sept 29, fire danger closes some lands With the opening of the rifle deer season on Saturday, Sept. 29, the Oregon Dept of Fish and Wildlife and Oregon Department of Forestry are warning hunters they may find more private forestlands closed this year due to the high fire danger. Mike Dykzeul with the Oregon Forest Industries Council estimates that 50 percent more private lands are closed this year than at the same time last year. Forestland managers say forest vegetation is extremely dry. Although light rainfall fell today in some areas, moisture content in vegetation in western Oregon ranges from 10-20 percent, while east of the Cascades it is in single digits. “Under these parched conditions, any fire started could spread rapidly,” said Dan Postrel, Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF). ODF keeps a list of landowner clo- (cont’d on page 2) 1

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Hunters asked to return black-tailed deer teeth (cont’d from page 1) sures on its website, which changes frequently, and lands could be opened if Oregon gets some significant wet weather, though current forecasts aren’t predicting rain soon. Hunters should check before the season opener or the day they plan to hunt for the latest information. ODF/Pages/fire/corporate_closure.aspx.


The Oregon Dept of Fish and Wildlife is asking that successful Western Oregon deer hunters return blacktailed deer teeth

for population modeling with the following information: hunter name, address, date of kill, species killed, sex of animal, and wildlife management unit or hunt where harvested. Mail to: ODFW Wildlife Population Lab, 7118 NE Vandenberg Ave, Adair Village, OR 97330. Pre-paid, pre-addressed envelopes for teeth are available at ODFW offices and many license sales agents. Hunters that submit teeth will receive a postcard with information about their animal after about nine months.

Moose Lodge focus has been giving back, (cont’d from page 1) said founding member

look for a new location, but “it’s up to the members - it depends on what they want to do,” said Lomax. Lomax said he doesn’t want to see the lodge close. “One of the biggest things we do is support charities for kids and the elderly.” Locally, the lodge is a big supporter of school supply drives, food banks, youth groups, school activities and fire departments, to name just a few. Lomax encourages local support. “It’s a neat organization. It’s supposed to be a meeting place. A place for people to hang out. It doesn’t take a whole lot of money to kick back and have a cup of coffee.”

Mill City Moose Lodge officials meet every Wednesday, 6pm at the Canyon Senior Center. Membership is currently $34 per year, but that may be raised to $45 next year due to charter regulations. Info: Mill City Baptist Church will hold their first service at the new location on Sunday. The also organize several youth groups during the week (see Events, page 9). “The Church is doing great,” said Pastor Cole. “We welcome everybody, no matter what their background. We’re normal people and we’re open to all.” Info: Pastor Rich Cole at 503-227-3586 or (youths) Brenda 503-536-5414.

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Public invited to special meetings for Mill City area schools; topics include levy and teacher evaluations

As part of their long-range planning goals, the Santiam Canyon School Board announced that they will be having several “Work Sessions” throughout the school year, in addition to their regular board meetings. The pubic is invited to join any and all of the upcoming sessions. On September 20, the team met to discuss the potential for an operating levy and what options may be available. The next scheduled work session is on October 18, 6pm at Santiam Elementary commons to discuss more about a potential levy and also about a new teacher evaluation process. “Our ultimate goal is to create a school district that offers such programs and opportunities that it not only retains the students and families that we already have,

but it also draws people into our community,” said Dan Lemke, Board Chairman. A work sessions follows a similar format to the regular board meeting, but is more of an informational and brainstorming type of a meeting. Each of these meetings will have a specific focus area of discussion, the goal being to educate the board members and community, as well as to receive input related to the subject area. The board also plans to provide a snack at each of these meetings as they are set during dinner time. The work sessions are held on the third Thursday of each month, through February, and excluding December. Meetings will be at Santiam Elementary commons and all community members and parents are encouraged to attend. The next regular board meeting October 4.

September 20, 2012 – Operating Levy October 18, 2012 – levy/teacher Evaluation November 15, 2012 – December – No Meeting (Holidays)

January 17, 2012 – Budget Process February 21, 2012 – Budget Process March 21, 2012, April 18, 2012, May 23, 2012 and June 20, 2012 – Topic to be Determined.

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Santiam high volleyball team to host breast cancer awareness event Spectators at nationally organized rally wear pink - and save on game fees while watching the Lady Wolverines play Central Linn

This fall, thousands of teams from around the country will be participating in The Side-Out Foundation’s Dig Pink® National Breast Cancer Awareness Rally and the Santiam High School volleyball team is one of them. The Lady Wolverines are dedicated to promoting breast health education in the community as well as raising funds to further research.

Dig Pink events give spectators the opportunity to become involved by making donations to the cause and by pinking out the events (i.e. donning pink to show their support). Spectators that wear pink to the on Oct 2 game get $1 off their admission. Join them before, during and after the match for special events like a bake sale and raffle for a fleece blanket made by the

Santiam Volleyball team. The proceeds from all donations will benefit the Side-Out Foundation, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and who work toward making a significant difference in the lives of breast cancer patients and their families Come join the Lady Wolverines as they play against Central Linn High School on Tuesday, October 2. JV game starts at 4:45, varsity at 6 at the Santiam High School gym, and don’t forget to wear PINK! 3

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Santiam High Football to host OSAA Foundation fundraiser game

Brad Emmert, whose entire family gets involved in bringing out the best in our players. Better yet, Coach Emmert ads, “The kids are excited about what we are doing and we genuinely love each others company!” That sentiment is obvious when you watch these boys at both practice and in the game. Come see the Wolverines in action and wear your red and black and white! (This is an endowment game where the proceeds go to the OSAA Foundation, so the OSAA will not allow any passes to the game. No district, senior citizen, season, individuSantiam al, staff pass or Gold Cards will be allowed, and only an OSAA Jr High dominated media pass is allowed.) Admisthe game sion prices as set by the OSAA last week. are: $6 adults and $4 students.

Come root-on the home team this Friday night as Santiam hosts a home football game on September 28 versus Neah-KahNie High School at 7pm.. “Our goal this season has been to show improvement every day and from game to game. After last night’s game (on 9/21 against Vernonia) the score was 21-14 in the 4th quarter, we have confirmed that improvements have taken place and we are definitely heading in the right direction,” said Santiam Varsity head coach,

Message: talk now about underage drinking

Linn Together volunteers hosted informational tables at middle school registrations in Mill City last month. Parents received tips on preventing underage drinking during the pre-teen and teen years. Because the percentage of Linn County youth who report alcohol use jumps significantly between the sixth and eighth grades, it is important that parents of

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Santiam Parent / Teacher group forming

A Parent/Teacher group is forming in the Santiam Canyon School District and all are invited to join and participate. The first meeting is scheduled for October 10 at 6:30pm at the Santiam Elementary Commons. Currently, organizers are looking at completing the playground restoration at the elementary school, and are evaluating the most important needs of the Jr/Sr High. Elementary School contact: Alicia Corey, JR/SR High contact: Nancy Horning 301904-7217.

Misty Mtn Farms to speak at Lyons Garden Club meeting

Lyons Garden Club will hold their Wednesday, October 10 meeting in the Lyons Fire Department conference room at 1pm. Hostesses will be Stella Neal and Diane Stockmar. Kurt Hueller of Misty Mountain Farms, 23955 North Fork Rd., Lyons will be the guest speaker. The presentation will be about herbs and plants. Plans for the upcoming 2013 year are in the works and discussions and ideas are welcome. Just a reminder to members to bring your photos of you in your gardens for the new book for 2013. The garden club meets on the second Wednesday of each month, except for July

and August. Dues are $5 per year. Members are given an informational book each year listing the guest speakers, field trips, demonstrations, potlucks, and projects for the year. Each meeting is hosted by different members, refreshments are served, and an inspiration is read. Info: Secretary, Jean Evett at 503-859-2563 or President, Diane Stockmar at 503-394-2197. New members and visitors are always welcome.

Low cost neuter offered at Ark Animal Care

Ark Animal will be holding their 3rd Annual Spay and Neuter low cost Clinic for cats on October 12. Unfortunately, all the appointments for spays have already filled, but there are many spots available still for neuters. The cost to neuter at this event is $22, a savings of $41 off regular price. Discounted vaccine and other services will be available too. A $10 cash deposit will be required to hold a spot. Call Ark Animal Care on Hwy 22 in Mill City at 503-897-6004 for more information. ------------Lost dog near Alder St., Mill City. Plain brown medium sized momma dog with full teats, no collar. Left 8 pups at home. Please text or call 503-480-6216. Looking for adoptive families for 4 week old pups. They have started on solid foods. Their mother remains missing. Please, sincere dog lovers only. Text or call 503-480-6216.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE LYONS PLANNING COMMISSION OCTOBER 9, 2012 A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Lyons Planning Commission on October 9, 2012 at 6:00 P.M. at the Lyons City Hall, 449 5th Street, Lyons OR 97358 for the purpose of hearing testimony regarding an application for a Conditional Use Permit in connection with the temporary placement of a Model Year 2000, Prowler Lite Travel Trailer on the north side of the Lyons City Shop located at 725 N.13th Street, Lyons, Or 97358. A copy of the application is available for public review at Lyons City Hall during the hours of 9:00 AM to noon and 1:00 PM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday. Anyone wishing to provide testimony may do so by appearing in person at the time and place of the hearing or may provide written testimony to Lyons City Hall prior to the hearing. Upon request, copies of materials relating to this application will be provided at a reasonable cost. HEARING PROCEDURE. The hearing will begin with a declaration of ex parte contacts or conflicts of interest by Planning Commission members. The staff report will then be presented. This will be followed by public testimony in support of the proposal followed by testimony in opposition. The Planning Commission is free to ask questions of any participant or of staff at any

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point during the hearing. Unless there is a continuance, if a participant so requests before the conclusion of the hearing, the record shall remain open for at least 7 days after the hearing. If the hearing is continued, the Planning Commission will announce the date, time, and place forresumption of the hearing and what limitations on testimony or submittal of written materials will be established. If the hearing is closed, the Planning Commission will begin deliberations toward making the final decision. If the decision is not made on the night of the hearing, the Planning Commission will announce the time, date and place when the decision is to be made. Failure of an issue to be raised in a hearing, either in person or by letter, or failure to provide sufficient specificity to afford the Planning Commission an opportunity to respond to that issue precludes an appeal to the State Land Use Board of Appeals based on that issue. The decision of the Planning Commission may be appealed to the Lyons City Council within ten (10) days after the Planning Commission’s final decision has been made. Please contact the Assistant City Managerfor more details. The case file and detailed Lyons Municipal Code provisions are available for inspection at Lyons City Hall at no cost. A copy will be provided at reasonable cost. STAFF CONTACT PERSON: Audrey McNerney, Assistant City Manager 503-859-2167

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September 26, 2012 503-897-3301 The North Santiam is running high but clear. The waves and whirlpools in the river upstream from Mill City are very large and navigation is often wet in the area of Spencer’s Hole and Mill City Falls. A rain poncho solves most problems. A few new steelhead are still coming up the river, probably headed for the Little North Fork. Quite a few new Coho (Silver salmon) are also coming up the river, and many will be available around Stout Creek and the Little North Fork in a week or so. An angler with a knowledgeable guide can find some this week and weekend in selective river sections. Plenty of steelhead stayed

in the lower North Santiam during July and August, and they are now making their way up to Mehama, North Santiam State Park, Minto Park, and Packsaddle. Fishing conditions are pretty good at Minto and several other parks. River levels did not correspond very well to the river forecast center predictions last week. Water from the top of Detroit Lake is warmer than the water below the surface. The Army Engineers mix the waters by spilling some from the top of the dam and some from a spillway in the middle of the dam. The river level fluctuates somewhat because of the variables involved with the releases from the two different outlets. In general, it works pretty well and the temperature of the water coming out of Detroit Dam is about the same as the temperature flowing into Detroit Lake in the area of Idanha. Natural bugs and other river life have got to love the new system! If the bugs love it, so do the fish. Catch and release trout fishing can be the best of the year

this season. Flies that imitate Fall Caddis bugs and/or salmon eggs will bring interest from the large number of big trout that are now feeding near the surface all around the shallow spawning beds. Conscientious anglers, boaters, and gold dredgers will spend a minimum of time in the spawning areas. During the time of year when there are no eggs and no spawning, the boat ramp at Packsaddle really should be deepened so the spawning occurs away from the ramp. Fresh Coho are some of the best fighting fish in the river! They have recently come from feeding grounds and are full of activity. They will hit bait, but spoons and flies are both effective and sporting. The Coho were stocked in Stout Creek years ago, and some years the water in Stout Creek is deep enough for the fish to go back up that creek. Most years, there is not enough water for them to go there, so most of them try the Little North Fork. The holding water between lower Neal Park and Mehama (actually clear down

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Event submissions are printed FREE! The Canyon Weekly cannot guarantee placement; however, priority is given to typed and emailed submissions, and events occurring in the North Santiam Canyon (Lyons/Mehama to Marion Forks). Please submit your event to: See any need for corrections? Please give us a call at 503-990-3037. students before class starts. Enrollment Canyon Readers at Trexler 3-8. One-on-One (or two!) lessons are also Farm in Mehama. Upcoming available. Contact Linda at 503-859-3647. books include - Oct 11: Never Turkey Shoot with Mill City Eagles Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. Lodge November 10, 3pm. 640 SW BroadNov 8: The Big Burn by Timoway Mill City 503-897-3100. thy Egan.Dinner 6pm, discus-

Events Coming Soon Lyons Firefighter 8th Annual Chili Cook-off Saturday Oct 6, 9am-4pm. Dunk a local firefighter in the dunk tank and check out the bazaar, car show, chili tasting, bake sale and door prizes - all in the name of raising funds for buying or updating emergency equipment. Bring 2 cans of food or new, unwrapped toy for the Lyons/ Mehama Christmas Toy and Food Drive. Learn By Doing – Santiam Canyon Grant Workshops Series with Gates Fire District Emergency Support Services. Learn to plan, write and attain grant funding from local and regional funding sources. Reservations required. $50-95 per person. Limited to 36 participants. Gates Fire Hall on October 10 & 24 and November 7 & 28 from 11am-4pm (includes lunch). Reservations/scholarships:CindyBrunson 541-684-9077x1,

sion at 7pm; meets every second Thursday of the month. Info: Herb Bastuscheck 503-8592668.

4th Annual Jeff Silbernagel Memorial 3K & 5K & 8K Fun Run & Walk Saturday, October 13 at John Neal Park in Lyons. All proceeds go to Steve Lulay Jr., who is getting ready to be put on the heart transplant list. Registration 8am, race at 9am. Entry fee is $10 per person and t-shirts are $10 each. Divisions: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, over 60 and there will be a drawing for prizes from local merchants. Crista Miller 503-580-4907. Social Graces Dog Training begins a 6-week Obedience Class for dogs 6 months and older on Tuesday, October 16, 6:30pm in Stayton at the Divine Dog Boarding facility on Washington Street. Class meets for 6 Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:00pm. Tuition is $75. (returning students receive 20% class discount!) Verified Veterinary vaccines and Pre-Registration are required. Orientation is provided for new

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Wednesday, September 26

6:30pm Mill City Lions Club meets at Mt. Edge Cafe, 320 NW Santiam Blvd, Mill City. Sandy Lyness 503-551-2645

Thursday, September 27

6pm Santiam High School Volleyball home game vs. Western Mennonite High School. 6:30pm Stayton High School Volleyball home game vs. Central High School

Friday, September 28

9am Mill City Planning Commission meets at city hall 6-8pm Home School Night at Stayton Library, EG Siegmund Meeting Room, 515 N First Avenue, Stayton. 7pm Santiam High School Football home game vs. Neah Kah Nie High School 7pm Stayton High School Football home game vs. Taft High School

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National Public Lands Day ~ Fee free day at many trails & day use site. Forest Service waives fees at trailheads and their managed day use sites to celebrate the day. 11am-1pm Joseph’s Storehouse of Hope Food Bank distribution for the MehamaLyons at Mari-Linn School Gym. First come, first serve. Info: 503-859-2849.

Tuesday, October 2

8:30-10am North Santiam Chamber of Commerce Greeters Business Networking at Dave Valencia, State Farm Insurance 1203 N First St. Stayton. Info: www. 4:45 Santiam Lady Wolverines “Dig Pink” event and volleyball game with Central Linn. see pg 3.

Ongoing Weekly Events 6am-8am and 3pm-6pm Mill City Baptist Church before and after school Kids Zone. Transportation to and from school provided. 818 Santiam Blvd. 503 536-5414 6am-6pm Builders: Mill City Christian Church Before & After School Program Ages K-12yrs. 503-897-2716, 251 SW 3rd St.


4pm-8pm Youth Center for 7th-12th grades. Air Hockey, Ping Pong, Foos Ball. FREE. Mill City Baptist Church. 6:30-8pm Zumba in the Canyon SHS commons 265 SW Evergreen St. Mill City 503-949-7621


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


10am-3pm Judy’s Art Class at Mill City Eagles Hall. Oil painting, all levels welcome. Weekly on Wednesdays. Drop in,

WEDDINGS IN THE CANYONYOUR CEREMONY, YOUR WAY Colleen Samuel offers non-denonomational wedding ceremonies, the way you want and where you want 503-897-3357

open to all. 503-859-2213 4pm-8pm Youth Center for 7th-12 grades. Air Hockey, Ping Pong, Foos Ball. FREE. Mill City Baptist Church. 7pm AA Meeting Santiam Chapel, Lyons.


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10am-3pm North Santiam Quilters, Gates Church, all levels! 897-2102 12pm Meals on Wheels, Senior Active Listings Neighborhood Report Meals. Fellowship Hall, MC Sold & Pending Presbyterian Church. Ruth:503 Price Changes *E-Mail Address Required 897-2204 3:30-5pm Good News Club at Suzette Boudreaux Mill City Baptist Church. Kids Call 503-949-4643 for details K-4 grade. Bible stories, singing, games, snack. Free. 818 Santiam Blvd. change ad 5:30-8pm Youth Movie Night learning-based; snacks, tutoring & homeAges 10-18 Mill City Christian Church. RegisCanyon Weekly.indd 1 work help, games, friends and God. 6/20/2012 11:35:58 AM Kids MUST be picked up by 8:30. Free. Not tration forms at the church or call 503-897held on weeks with Friday school. 2714. 503-897-2716 251 SW 3rd St, Mill 4-5pm Weight Watchers at Work meets City. at the SHS library. New members, transfers 6am-6pm All Day KidsZone Fun, welcome! Info: Roseanna Juhola 503-897- crafts,games Breakfast, Lunch and snacks. 2368 Mill City Baptist Church. 815 NW Santiam 6pm Bible Study at Living Water Church Info: 503-536-5414 Brenda of God, Sorbin St. Gates. 1pm Canyon Senior Center Open Pi6:30-8pm Zumba in the Canyon Santiam nochle 844 South First St, Mill City 503High School commons 503-949-7621 897-4176 7:30-8:30pm Idanha AA at City Hall. Fridays Sundays Free Knife Sharpening Friday at Gene’s 6:30pm Youth Group at Mill City Baptist Meat Market in Mehama (limit 5 please). At the flashing yellow lightHwy 22. Church 7th grade to 24 years. 815 NW 6am-6pm Friday Day Camp at Mill City Santiam Blvd. Christian Church Come all day or part;



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Linn County Sheriff’s Office Police Log for Sept 16 to Sept 22 Date: 09/16/12 Time: 1:25 MENTAL-OTHER FIR ST Lyons 40 year old, says her son is high on meth, and is really “out of it” and psychotic. He just left her house up Fir. He is delusional. Date: 09/16/12 Time: 2:53 WELF CHECK MAIN ST Lyons Male was laying in the roadway by Lyons Fire dept Caller stopped as he was afraid he would get run over He is now walking WB and is on the sidewalk . Date: 09/16/12 Time: 10:32 DISTB-NOISE 2ND AV Mill City Caller would like to speak with a deputy about the neighbor blaring their music. caller spoke with the subject and they refused to turn it down. caller would like a deputy to call. Date: 09/16/12 Time: 10:40 PROP-LOST MARION LAKE TRAILHEAD Caller lost a firearm up near the Marion Lake Drainage on Wednesday September 12 Date: 09/16/12 Time: 11:33 PROP-LOST PAMELIA LAKE TRAILHEAD Lost camera. Date: 09/16/12 Time: 20:26 MVC-NON INJURY CAMP MORRISON DR 734 putting deer

down. Date: 09/16/12 Time: 21:33 SUSP-CIRCUMSTANCES FAIRVIEW ST Mill City Caller states there is a moving van parked in front of a house Caller thinks we should check it out . Date: 09/17/12 Time: 13:18 TRESPASS ALDER ST Mill City Caller would like to speak with a deputy about the neighbor stacking wood on her property. Date: 09/17/12 Time: 19:52 DISTB-DOMESTIC 3rd ave Mill City male adult screaming at female per caller caller states girl friend witnessed incident on her way home. Date: 09/17/12 Time: 20:30 DISTB-OTHER 3RD AV Mill City caller reporting male is vandalizing caller’s property popping the car tires male half called Date: 09/18/12 Time: 15:29 SUSP-PERSON EVERGREEN ST Mill City caller reports that male susp is hanging around outside the High & Middle Schools susp is wearing a headband, blk shoes, gry tank top. Date: 09/19/12 Time: 7:41 JUV-RUNAWAY RPT DOGWOOD ST Lyons Caller advises that the juvenile at location, he is in the bedroom setting paper on fire and saying that he is going to go live under a bridge because he doesnt want to live there. 503-897-2716 251 SW 3rd St, Mill City

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Date: 09/19/12 Time: 18:39 TRESPASS ALDER ST Mill City Caller advising that some people just tried breaking into the house at this location. They were kicking the door but neighbors stopped them. Date: 09/19/12 Time: 19:39 DISTB-OTHER FAIRVIEW ST Mill City Caller heard somebody yell “what are you doing here’ and then several people yelling at each other. Date: 09/20/12 Time: 12:55 DISTB-OTHER KINGWOOD AV Mill City Caller is hearing yelling and screaming from the apartments. Date: 09/21/12 Time: 12:07 WELF CHECK MANITAU RD Linn County caller would like a welfchk on his 6 yo son had a heart transplant earlier this year and caller has not been able to contact him lately Date: 09/21/12 Time: 12:21 CRIM MISCHIEF MAIN ST Lyons caller reports that someone threw a rock through her front window about an hour ago. caller didn’t see or hear anyone outside. Date: 09/21/12 Time: 12:32 THREATS IVY ST Mill City caller reports that two adult males, neighbors, just threatened callers 14 yo daughter, and to harm callers dog. Date: 09/21/12 Time: 21:41

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BURGLARY *IN PROGRESS* ALDER ST Mill City caller advises her daughter is at home and hears things banging around and the dog is going crazy it sounds like someone is destroying the house Date: 09/22/12 Time: 1:54 FIRE ARMS COMPL PARKSIDE DR Mill City caller’s boyfriend heard 5 gunshots and a scream just occ’d - unable to determine direction of occurrence Date: 09/22/12 Time: 16:00 ANIMAL COMPLAINT - NON SPECIFIC OLD HOMESTEAD DR Linn County Caller reporting she had a female subj camped out in a trailer on her property while employed with her. Caller reports female subj left her trailer and a Boa constrictor. Date: 09/22/12 Time: 20:41 TRAFFIC-OTHER VIOL ROCK CREEK RD Linn County caller reporting that 3 motorcycles and a couple of 4 wheelers came by and hit a dog. caller could not find the dog. Date: 09/22/12 Time: 20:44 DISTB-OTHER COVE CREEK CAMPGROUND caller is camp host reporting drunken male at campground from site 37 - he has a motorcycle - threatening other campers - wma 6’1” has 2 daughters with him - teenaged.


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Reluctant Gardener By Karen Widmer

This past spring I stood in my yard staring at the space that could be a garden, and I froze. The whole process appeared daunting, as if I had a sudden stage fright with Mother Earth as the audience. “Where do I start?” I questioned towards the overgrown tangle of blackber-

A Santiam Canyon garden goes from bare to inspired for fall with the help of local plant expert Caroll Hueller long lost garden story. “I guess I’ll try again next spring.” Her response surprised me. “This is the most amazing time to do some planting,” said Caroll. “The summer to fall transition right now creates perfect conditions. Lots of things will still grow well into the winter.”

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October begins the season of putting your garden to sleep for the year. But don’t prune all those perennials and shrubs back just yet! The birds will appreciate eating the seeds and the birds are so fun to watch as they flit from plant to plant.

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Jacob Hueller waters the colorful Belgium Mums available at Misty Mountain Farms in Lyons. ries, crabgrass and wind blown branches. There was no clear response, so I called my friend Jill Cohen. “I’ll be right down,” she answered. After three hours of pulling weeds, forming raised beds, and hauling compost, we called it a good day, and I called her a good friend. I did manage to plant some lettuce and chard and other greens, along with peas, beans and some herbs in those beds, but spring was indecisive on her quest to summer and most of the seeds were washed away by the downpours. Then my rogue hens escaped their pen and cleared out what little growth was left. The garden area sat, just like that, all summer. Empty, and now dry. But then I spoke with Caroll Hueller of Misty Mountain Farm in Lyons. I told her my 12

Caroll walked me through her greenhouse listing the edibles: kale, swiss chard, spinach and collards all mature well from starts and are hardy until the first hard frost, sometimes beyond. If planted in containers, they can even be moved to a more protected space to gain more growing time. “Fall is a great time to plant many herbs like parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme and oregano. There are no extremes in the weather right now and the fall rains will help establish the roots, so they can survive through the winter.” “And contrary to our deepest wishes, we really cannot grow basil indoors on the window sill in the cold months, we simply do not get enough daylight hours in the winter here.” But she does advise harvesting your basil before it begins to die off, chopping it fine with a little

Do spread mulch around your shrubs before it gets much colder—this will hold the warmth of the soil in over the winter to prevent freeze damage. Also, spread compost and plant cover crop seed in your spot where you plan to plant a vegetable garden next year. All those nutrients will be essential for a great harvest! Plus, the earthworms will improve the texture of your soil and add needed nutrients as well.


When harvesting the last of this year’s garden, harvest green tomatoes, wash them and store them under newspaper to ripen over the next several weeks—they’ll still taste better than store bought ones.


October is the time to plant trees and shrubs—they will get well established with the rains and be ready for a big growth spurt in the summer. Also, fertilize your lawn one last time for a healthy look all winter long. See you soon and happy decorating! bit of oil (she uses a food processor) and sealing it in freezer bags for later use. “Frozen basil is very close to fresh in taste. Just take a scoop out when you need it and pop the rest back in the freezer.” I left Misty Mountain Farms with a full flat of herbs and fall veggie starts, and a healthy ambition once again to be a gar-

dener. You can find Caroll, or one of her family members there most days during regular business hours. In addition to garden greens and herbs they sell a tasty treat of farm grown lamb. They don’t have regular business hours themselves, so call or drop by. Find Misty Mountain Farms at 23955 North Fork Rd. SE, Lyons or call 503-859-3575.

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