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

Firefighters battle a 2-alarm blaze Friday night at a Freres Engineered Wood facility in Lyons. Lyons Rural Fire Protection District

2-alarm fire damages Freres Plant 4

A 2-alarm fire damaged a pair of fuel storage silos at a Freres Engineered Wood facility in Lyons on Friday night. The facility was closed at the time and neither firefighters nor Freres employees were […]

Advocates celebrate passage of farm bill

Community advocates are celebrating passage of a state bill limiting industrial agriculture, while the owner of a local chicken ranch hopes the new rules do not create a burden for farmers. Senate Bill 85 was […]

Fire relief bill dies in committee

A bill that would have provided property tax relief for fire survivors has died in committee amid concerns over the constitutionality of the proposal. Senate Bill 1012 would have frozen assessed values to pre-fire levels […]

Santiam Wolverines

Santiam finishes 22nd in OSAA Cup

Santiam High finished No. 22 among Class 2A schools in the annual OSAA Cup competition. The all-sports trophy is awarded based on a points system that includes team and individual athletic performance, academics and sportsmanship. […]

13 students awarded YBGT scholarships

The annual Mike Long Youth Benefit Golf Tournament is a bright spot in the Santiam Canyon.  For more than 20 years the event, organized by Mill City residents Mike and Jan Long, has provided scholarships […]

Here is a look at two of the exhibit panels for an Oregon Historical Society presentation on state legislative milestones. The exhibit will be available for viewing at the Brown House in Stayton on July 9, July 23 and July 29. Oregon Historical Society

Historical exhibit coming to Brown House

The Brown House in Stayton will be one of just 12 sites to host an Oregon Historical Society exhibit on lawmaking milestones of the state Legislature. The Brown House will be open for exhibit touring […]