News for those who live, work and play in the Santiam Canyon

Commissioners uphold 1-mile chicken CAFO rule

ALBANY — On a 2 to 1 vote during a Public Hearing Thursday morning, the Linn County Board of Commissioners affirmed a December decision requiring a minimum 1-mile setback from neighboring properties for new large […]

PacifiCorp lawsuit limits rejected by PUC

State regulators have denied a request by PacifiCorp to significantly limit customer lawsuits, calling the proposal overbroad and saying benefits to the company would not outweigh risks to consumers. On May 30, the Oregon Public […]

Probation for deputy in elder fraud case

A former Linn County Sheriff’s Office deputy has accepted a plea deal for allegedly defrauding an elderly Mill City man. He must serve probation and surrender his law enforcement license. Steven Ray Church, 60, of […]

Idanha-Detroit Fire District

Groundbreaking for new Idanha-Detroit station

The Idanha-Detroit Rural Fire Protection District is hosting a celebration and groundbreaking for the district’s new fire station at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15 at the intersection of Blowout Road and Highway 22. The district […]

Mike Long golf event set for Sept. 14

Mark your calendars folks. The 23rd Mike Long Youth Benefit Golf Tournament is set for Saturday, Sept. 14. The event gets underway with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. at Mallard Creek Golf Course in […]