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Articles from the June 30, 2021 edition

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 By Benny Westcott    News    June 30, 2021

Jamboree head: 'Challenging' process to get festival going

Putting on a three-day country music festival might never be easy, but organizing the 2021 Oregon Jamboree has been more difficult than usual. "It's hard to even explain what we've been through,"...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    June 30, 2021

New citizen enjoying 'sense of belonging'

Nelia Taraski is now able to vote. And run for local office. And visit her parents without fear of big hassles at the border. Taraski, 51, who has been director at Little Promises Preschool since...

 

Mark Phoenix

Dec. 28, 1976 - June 23, 2021 Mark Andrew Phoenix, 44, of Sweet Home, died June 23, 2021, at his home. He was born Dec. 28, 1976, in Torrance, Calif., the son of David M. and Retha F. (Arnold)... Full story

 

Oregon needs reliable power grid

By Rachel Dawson The race is on for a reliable power grid. A newly redeveloped model used by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council to calculate annual loss of load probability (LOLP) shows significantly higher LOLP in 2023 compared to previous...

 

Please move motor home

Editor: It is with concern and deep frustration that I write this letter. What does it take to get an abandoned vehicle moved off the side of the highway? There is a motor home along Highway 20, just east of the weigh station, that was left there...

 

Around Town June 30, 2021

Berry sale continues Sweet Home P.E.O., Chapter DD, is holding its annual berry sale through July 9. The organization, which offers scholarships to support local women’s pursuit of higher education, is offering Columbia Star blackberries and...

 

Public Safety Log June 30, 2021

June 21 9:34 a.m. - Caller reported catalytic converter stolen off 1999 For F250 between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. the previous day in 44500 block Quartzville Road. Estimated value: $350. Report taken. 10:03 a.m. - Caller reported theft of Oregon license pla...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    June 30, 2021

Committee focusing on homeless shelter options C

The top choice for a location of a homeless shelter in Sweet Home that has emerged from a series of committee meetings in recent weeks is a seven-acre parcel of land behind Bi-Mart that currently...

 

Man arrested after shooting report

A Sweet Home man was arrested Friday after a reported altercation and shots fired at Foster Lake. Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon said dispatchers received a report of a male shooting at a vehicle near the Calkins Boat Ramp at 10:10 p.m. Friday, June...

 

Year-round RV camping proposed at fairgrounds

Rich Kellum has been traveling by RV this summer, which prompted the former Albany city councilman to suggest that Linn County allow RV camping at the fairgrounds year-round, not just during the county fair or during special events. Kellum presented...

 

Lyons couple earns forestry honor

Individual small ownerships don't have a big impact on the sustainability of Oregon's forests, but this year's Linn County Outstanding Tree Farmers feel every acre helps. Mike and Jo Barsotti also...

 

Some Linn County private timberlands close to public entrance

Several private timberland owners and managers in Western Oregon have closed their land to public access as of Monday. Due to drought conditions, and above-average temperatures, agencies are predicting a bad fire season in Oregon. According to the De...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    June 30, 2021

Quilting group produces surprise Sr. Center's oldest vet

George Hughes had no idea what was coming when he rolled up to a strange house on Tuesday, June 16, with his daughter, Valerie Goff, and granddaughter Samantha. Inside, the living room was packed...

 
 By Roberta McKern    News    June 30, 2021

'Niceties' from the past abound at East Linn Museum

The East Linn Museum contains many niceties. The first, of course, is its research room’s historical materials. The many articles in the museum’s collection reflect the lives of those who settled...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    June 30, 2021

COVID vaccination rates low in SH

Residents in Sweet Home may be feeling the climate's heat this week, but at least there's less heat coming from the government after Gov. Kate Brown announced on Friday the end of the state's safety...

 

Veterinary help in elk's birth necessary, not fully appreciated

"Doc, I have a cow elk that has been walking around the pasture in labor for the last couple of hours," Frank said into the phone. "I can see a small sac of fluid and a foot once in a while, but...

 

Rescuers fight way through briars to rescue couple

A man and woman on inflatables were rescued from Santiam River on Saturday evening. The couple was floating on rafts down a "really inaccessible point in the river," said Firefighter Randy Whitfield....

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    June 30, 2021

Husky boys win state wrestling title; girls second

Sweet Home finished a COVID-shortened wrestling season Saturday, June 26, with an exclamation point – the Huskies' first team state title since 2017 and the school's ninth overall, and four individu...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    June 30, 2021

Four girls place for SH's first team trophy

Sweet Home's girls kicked off what Coach Steve Thorpe described as a "wild weekend" for the wrestling team by scoring a second-place finish in the state tournament Thursday, June 24, at Cottage...

 

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