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

Senate adds jury awards to fire relief

State lawmakers have added jury awards to proposed income tax exemptions for legal damages from wildfires, while differences remain including the timeframe of exemptions. The Senate unanimously approved SB 1520 on Wednesday after amending the […]

Linn County Deputy Assessor Matt Pitcher talks about the document digitizing project within the Linn County Assessment and Tax Collector’s Office. Alex Paul, Linn County

Commissioners approve digitizing contract

Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker approved spending $228,774 to digitize thousands of records housed in the Assessment and Taxation Office at their board meeting Feb. 6. Deputy Assessor Matt Pitcher […]

Oregon State Treasury

State returns $10 million in unclaimed money

The Oregon State Treasury will be proactively returning approximately $10 million in unclaimed property this month to individuals as part of the agency’s 2024 ‘Checks Without Claims’ initiative. Through ‘Checks Without Claims’, Treasury will proactively […]

Ron Evans

Evans takes the helm as Gates mayor

Gates Councilor Ron Evans has been elected by his fellow council members to serve as the city’s mayor. Evans, who was elected and sworn in at the November meeting, replaces Brian Gander, who resigned Oct. […]

Linn County

Commissioners OK CAFO setback

On Dec. 12, Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker took a major step toward defining where Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) can be built in Linn County, approving a code text change that […]