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

A large excavator supplied by Siegmund Excavation and Construction pulls up the first batch of earth at the groundbreaking for the new Idanha-Detroit Rural Fire Protection District station. Officials hope to have the new station occupied by next summer. James Day

Ground broken for new Idanha-Detroit Fire Station

Ground was broken Saturday, June 15 for construction of the new Idanha-Detroit Rural Fire Protection District station. The 30-minute ceremony attracted approximately 75 people, a series of shiny Idanha-Detroit fire vehicles and was rain free. […]

Idanha-Detroit Fire District

Groundbreaking for new Idanha-Detroit station

The Idanha-Detroit Rural Fire Protection District is hosting a celebration and groundbreaking for the district’s new fire station at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15 at the intersection of Blowout Road and Highway 22. The district […]

ODF hosting meeting on new Lyons office complex

The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) will be rebuilding its complex in Lyons. Previous structure that burned to the ground in the 2020 wildfires. The North Cascades District headquarters currently is using modular buildings on […]

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 parks supervisor Kevin Thompson is shown in front of the Little North Santiam River at North Fork Park. The facility (and river access) will become available May 15. James Day

Tour shows promise of Canyon parks

Marion County is getting ready for the great reveal of its under-restoration Santiam Canyon-area parks. The seven parks, North Fork, Bear Creek and Salmon Falls in the North Fork/Elkhorn area and Niagara, Packsaddle, Minto and […]

Here is a look at 2020 wildfire damage at Salmon Falls County Park. Marion County officials say that the park likely will not be ready for day use until at least the summer of 2025. James Day

County parks get set to reopen

A pair of Marion County parks that have been closed since the 2020 wildfires are getting set to reopen at the end of this month. North Fork, Bear Creek, Salmon Falls in the Elkhorn/North Fork […]