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

PacifiCorp challenges list of plaintiffs

PacifiCorp is objecting to the class members selected for two upcoming trials in Phase II of a wildfire lawsuit, claiming they are not representative of the class of roughly 5,000 fire survivors. In a motion […]

Court roundup

Hopson protects records in lawsuit A Lyons man accused in civil court of burning down his neighbor’s home in 2020 will not have to produce records of funds raised for his legal defense in a […]

Here is a look at the entrance to Minto County Park near Gates. The park, which has been closed since the 2020 wildfires, will be the subject of a volunteer cleanup effort on Nov. 4-5. James Day

Cleanup weekend set for Minto Park

Oregon Parks Forever and SOLVE Oregon are teaming up on a cleanup weekend at Minto County Park in Gates. Minto has been closed since the 2020 wildfires. Volunteer teams will participate from 8 a.m. to […]

Here is a look at the da Vinci Xi robot surgery machine. It is manufactured by Intuitive Surgical of Sunnyvale, California. Santiam Hospital & Clinics is debuting its da Vinci on Oct. 31. Intuitive Surgical

Santiam Hospital adding surgical robot

Santiam Hospital & Clinics in Stayton has added a robot surgical tool to its health care toolkit. The hospital has purchased, received and is currently installing a da Vinci Xi surgical system. The machine is […]