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

Gates working on vision, solar projects

Gates is moving forward with a project to establish a vision for the town’s business district using a grant received from Marion County.  Mayor Brian Gander said “this week we posted a request for proposals […]

Grants available for septic work

Marion County and the Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments are teaming up to reimburse Santiam Canyon residents for septic system work necessitated by the 2020 wildfires. The county and the Mid-Valley COG have approximately $5 […]

Fire agencies receive $10K in state grants

Three Santiam Canyon fire departments are receiving state aid to assist with wildfire risk reduction. The grants are part of a $2.7 million investment the Office of the State Fire Marshal is making in the […]

NORPAC building sold to developer

Stayton could be gaining hundreds of new working-class jobs after the old NORPAC facility was sold to an industrial developer with plans to upgrade the building and lease it out to tenants. On Feb. 7, […]

Events returning to Linn County Fairgrounds

Linn County Communications. The Linn County Fair & Expo Center is rebounding from a slowdown in events during the COVID-19 pandemic, Manager Kris Barnes told the Board of Commissioners at its meeting Feb. 21. Commissioner […]

Auxiliary scholarship applications now available

Santiam Hospital Auxiliary is currently accepting scholarship applicatins for the 23-24 school year. Applicants must live in the Santiam Hospital service area. This includes Stayton, Lyons, Mill City, Scio, Jefferson, Aumsville, Gates, Idanha, Marion, Turner, […]