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

Highway 22 road repair to cause delays

Drivers to Detroit Lake can expect months of delays from now until November, the proposed end date for a more than $6.8 million repair project that started this week. “With so many variables, especially weather, […]

Marion County

Marion County planning major Canyon investments

Marion County is hoping to boost the economic vitality of the Santiam Canyon after adopting updates to its Economic Development Program Strategic Plan. County Commissioners approved the changes Wednesday, which included goals to develop local […]

Kokanee were killed as a result of the drawdown of the Green Peter reservoir. State, local and federal officials have been exchanging letters noting concerns about the process. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Drop in lake levels causes discord

Drawdown at Green Peter roils political water The effort by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to balance fish health with the broad range of other functions in the Willamette River system continues to pose […]

Tristan Koepl, a shed mover from Roseburg, joined by 2 of his 3 sons, works to get the new storage shed for the Canyon Crisis and Resource Center slotted into its proper place on a pad at the rear of the Crisis Center. The shed will be used to store items the Center gives away to Canyon community members. James Day

Canyon Crisis Center gets new storage building

Nonprofits face a constant battle to serve their customers and communities while remaining viable financially and with the staff and volunteers to deliver their services. For the Canyon Crisis and Resource Center, which has been […]

Marion County

Canyon part of economic strategy update

Marion County is updating its Economic Development Strategy for the fiscal years of 2025-2029, potentially impacting projects throughout the Santiam Canyon. The updated plan could affect ongoing downtown revitalization efforts in Gates and Detroit, the […]

Here is a look at the Detroit Lake Marina. Marion County plans to start dredging work in the winter of 2024-25 in an effort to boost accessibility of the Detroit Lake Marina and Kane’s Marinacan as the lake draws down in the summer. James Day

Detroit Lake dredging project moves forward

The initiative to dredge under the marinas at Detroit Lake and thus keep the boat docks open longer during low water times, has passed another key hurdle. The Marion County Board of Commissioners at its […]