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

More than 50 people crowded into the Elkhorn Fire Station on April 5 for a session on wildfire recovery in the North Fork area. James Day

Residents voice concern over safety

Marion County officials held two public information sessions on wildfire recovery and access in the North Fork area, with the upshot that a third consecutive summer of limited recreational opportunities is all but certain. The […]

A crowd of approximately 50 people gathered at the Gates Fire Hall on Saturday, March 25, for a meeting about the Santiam Canyon’s wildfire recovery plan. At lower left are Councilors Denny Nielsen and Eric Page of Detroit. James Day

Signs of recovery growing in Canyon

Approximately 100 households in the Santiam Canyon still are being case-managed by recovery officials as they look to rebuild. And economic development challenges remain all the way from Mill City to Detroit and Idanha as […]

This aerial map shows the site for Santiam Meadows. Also on the map is Mill City’s Greenlight development, which is expected to include 54 apartments and/or townhouses. CITY OF MILL CITY

Large subdivision planned for Mill City

The largest post-fire development in the Santiam Canyon is moving forward. Santiam Meadows, which at buildout likely will contain up to 66 units, is planned for 15 acres of land just south of Highway 22 […]

Mill City could get tiny-home village

Marion County may be building a tiny-home village in Mill City to provide temporary housing for wildfire survivors after a similar project in Gates fell through due to unexpected cost increases. Marion County commissioners brought […]