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

Grand Opening

Detroit and the greater Santiam Canyon will be celebrating the opening of its new community on Saturday, June 4 at 345 Santiam Avenue. The new facility will include Detroit City Hall, public meeting spaces and equipment for the Idanha-Detroit Rural Fire Protection District. Speeches and a ribbon cutting start the afternoon off at 2 p.m., with live music, food, and games taking place all the way up until 6 p.m. 

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