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

Minto fish hatchery manager Greg Grenbemer speaks in front of the water barrier in the North Santiam River that routes returning salmon into the hatchery’s fish ladders.

Salmon returns set record at hatchery

This year’s run at the Minto fish hatchery is on a record pace, with 6,500 salmon and other fish counted by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials through Tuesday. One after another on Tuesday, […]

Pilot dies in plane crash east of Scio

An Independence man died and his wife was left with life-threatening injuries after their plane crashed Aug. 21 on Richardson Gap Road, just east of Scio. Fire and Medical personnel from the Scio Rural Fire […]