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

Wildfire exercise set for Saturday

The Lyons Rural Fire District is hosting a wildfire training exercise this Saturday, June 10, and fire officials caution that residents in the Lyons and Mill City areas might see smoke and activities that are […]

AmeriCorps helps clean up UBC

Upward Bound Camp and AmeriCorps are working together once again to spiff up the Gates campus.  “Working with AmeriCorps is always a fun, helpful and interesting experience,” said Diane Turnbull, executive director. “This is our […]

Newly constructed homes are shown along the Little North Santiam River in the Elkhorn area. State fire officials are encouraging residents to use this month to create defensible space around their homes. JAMES DAY

Homeowners asked to add defensible space

May is wildfire awareness month and the Oregon State Fire Marshal is asking Oregonians to take part by creating defensible space around their homes. This zone gives your home added protection against wildfire. Defensible space […]

Wildfire emergency drill set for June

Linn County Communications The Linn County Sheriff’s Office will team up with other county departments to hold a wildfire emergency drill in the Santiam Canyon in June, part of a preparedness plan that will be […]