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

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 […]

The city of Detroit has been discussing how many RVs should be allowed on residential lots. The City Council passed the code package that includes the RV limits at its Oct. 10 meeting. file photo

Detroit code OK’d on 5-2 vote

The polarizing Detroit development code update is one step closer to taking effect. The City Council on a 5-2 vote on Oct. 10, passed the first reading of an ordinance that would rework its code, […]

City of Detroit

Detroit compromises on RV ordinance

After a lengthy and polarizing public process, the city of Detroit has approved a new building code. Acting at its Tuesday meeting at the Detroit Community Center, the City Council voted 5-2 in favor of […]

Detroit Mayor Jim Trett

Detroit Mayor Trett given leadership award

Detroit mayor Jim Trett has been named the 2023 Small City Leadership Award winner by the Oregon Mayors Association. Trett received the honor at the association’s summer conference Aug. 10-12 at Hood River. Also honored […]

A standing-room-only crowd was on hand at the Detroit Community Center for the Tuesday, Aug. 8 City Council public hearing on the city’s proposed code update. The event was boisterous and divisive but signs could be seen of paths toward a possible compromise. James Day

Detroit RV skirmishing continues

A big chunk of Detroit funneled its way into the Community Center on Tuesday, Aug. 8 for the latest battle in the city’s lengthy effort to update its development code. The code update, begun in […]