Now Hear This: Canby

It’s a newspaper for your ears! New episodes every Monday and Thursday. A podcast of The Canby Current and CanbyFirst.com. (Formerly the Canby Now Podcast.)

News and More: Saddle up, partners: The Clackamas County Fair and Canby Rodeo are ON for 2021. A third, unsanctioned graduation ceremony followed the first two Friday. A bear may be on the prowl in rural north Canby.

Canby Conversation: Surprise! Over the weekend, Clackamas County dropped into the "low-risk" tier for businesses and event venues. Chamber Director Kyle Lang gives us an update on the local economy and job market.

After the Break: "Hey! Stop punching that...car!" That's right, folks, Police Beat is back, with Tyler Clawson. 

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News and More: The state's Covid-19 vaccine rollout has hit its biggest challenge yet: Apathy. The mayor of Molalla feuds with the outgoing superintendent of Oregon City schools.

Canby Conversation: Sorry, parents, but I have to break it to you: Monsters are real. But don't worry: They're nice. And this week, we're chatting with a local family who have made over 500 of them.

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News and More: Governor Kate Brown paints a rosy picture of the full reopening of Oregon's economy — once the state's vaccination rate eclipses 70%. CSD has a new superintendent. A July Fourth community event is back on the menu. 

Canby Conversation: Shelley and Eric Arndt are bringing something new to downtown Canby. Art-O-Maddic is their new art gallery and makerspace, and it's opening at the end of this month. Learn more at artomaddic.com

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News and More: More than 12,000 Canby residents have received at least one dose of the Covid vaccine. Commissioner Mark Shull has been stripped of his liaison appointments and board authority in the wake of his latest controversy.

Canby Conversation: The phrase “smoky finish” might be commonly heard at Whiskey Hill Winery, and not just because someone is pretending to be able to taste whether a wine is “toasty,” “loamy” or “muscular.” Vintner Chris Helbling explains.

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News and More: New cases of Covid-19 are trending downward as the vaccine rollout continues. Business owners share the love. The community names its best coaches. 

Canby Conversation: Nick Coleman of Canby YoungLife shares about the upcoming Canby 5K, the return to camp and staying connected to youth in the social distancing era.

After the Break: Don Bruton of Good News BBQ talks food, family and faith at the Canby Farmers Market.

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News and More: Canby announces three finalists to lead the school district. Vaccination rates are nearing critical milestones. An in-person graduation ceremony returns.

Canby Conversation: Officials are working hard to bring back the Canby Rodeo after more than a year sidelined. Todd Gary talks about the challenges. 

After the Break: We catch up with Canby Music, which is about to celebrate their 13th anniversary.

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News and More: Masks might not be going away quite as quickly as everybody hoped. The Canby School Board is likely to have two new faces this year. 

Canby Conversation: We catch up with the cast and crew of We Will Rock You, the latest musical production by Canby High School Theatre.

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News and More: The CDC says fully vaccinated people can safely engage in most activities without masks or social distancing, and Oregon is following suit. Children and youth age 12 to 15 can now receive the shot in Clackamas County.

Canby Conversation: The Sirens of Greek mythology were so enticing they would cause sailors to shipwreck on rocky shores. Matt Morrissey and Justin Rouse, of Wayward Sandwiches, are hoping their new whiskey and cocktail bar, Siren Song, holds similar allure — albeit with a happier ending.

After the Break: We check in with Matt's neighbors, B's Bake Shoppe, as they reflect on a first year in business that was definitely not what they expected.

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News and More: The governor has message for those who want businesses to reopen fully: Get vaccinated. A new whiskey and cocktail bar is coming to downtown Canby.

Canby Conversation: We catch a game at Wayne Oliver Field, while Ryan Oliver reflects on the legacy his father left — and what it was like growing up in the house Cougar baseball built.

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News and More: The Canby City Council narrowly passes a resolution calling for the end of pandemic-related shutdowns. Restaurants grapple with a historic labor shortage. A police-involved shooting in Oregon City leaves the suspect and an officer injured.

Canby Conversation: It's still 18 months before Oregon voters choose their new governor, but one man who hopes to be on the ballot is Sandy Mayor Stan Pulliam. He took a break from his listening tour across Oregon to answer a few of our questions.

After the Break: "I'm sorry, officer, but that house jumped out of nowhere — I swear." That's right — Police Beat is back, with Tyler Clawson.

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News and More: After a four-day shutdown, indoor dining is reopening in Clackamas County. Canby considers a resolution calling for the end of Covid shutdowns. Is Canby the Paris of the North Valley? One councilor says, "Oui, oui."

Canby Conversation: Jana Schmieding, one of the breakout stars of the new comedy Rutherford Falls, hails from a similar, postcard-perfect small town: Canby, Oregon. She tells us about growing up in Canby and playing opposite master comedian Ed Helms.

After the Break: We look back at the story of our town's namesake, General Canby, on Canby Then

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News and More: Oregon City appoints its newest — and, maybe, youngest ever — commissioner. The fourth surge in Covid-19 cases wipes the Oregon Ren Faire and Canby Prayer Breakfast off the 2021 calendar.

Canby Conversation: Election season is upon us once again. Today, we hear from Dawn Depner and Deb Barnes, two candidates for the Aurora Fire District Board of Directors in the upcoming May 18 special districts election. 

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News and More: Clackamas County returns to extreme risk. Christine Drazan blames the state's slow vaccine rollout for the fourth wave of coronavirus infections. The city is re-shuttering facilities and offices.

Canby Conversation: While much of the focus has been on the impact a third shutdown will have on restaurants and businesses, it also has dire consequences on student-athletes. Canby Dance Coach Jen Chaffee reacts.

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News and More: Parents, community members question the failure to more fully reopen Baker Prairie Middle School. The Planning Commission rejects a proposed memory care facility.

Canby Conversation: The fourth wave of the coronavirus has arrived, and Clackamas County Chair Tootie Smith says business owners and residents have reached the breaking point.

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News and More: Area crews battle a 40-acre brush fire on Redland Road. In-person learning expands to four days a week. A bill introduced by Canby's state rep takes aim at school bullying.

Canby Conversation: Events and civic clubs are (slowly) returning, and that means one thing: Catering is back. Today, we catch up with Tom Kerr, new catering manager at Cutsforth’s Market, who has been in the business for 40 years.

After the Break: We revisit a recent concert we recorded with Canby Music’s Aly Whelchel and Brian Haines. Catch them live at Wayward Sandwiches on May 8.

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News and More: Meet your Canby School Board candidates. Area fire districts tackle brush fires. An Oregon City police officer busts a fraud ring. Canby MMA fighter Bjorn Laitinen breaks his arm — then decides to keep fighting until the refs make him stop.

Canby Conversation: We swing for the fences with J.J. Stolsig, coach of the Canby High School baseball team, to hear how the spring sports season is going after an offseason spanning about two full calendar years. Play ball!

After the Break: Our history segment, Canby Then, returns to chronicle the history of Oregon's oldest railroad depot, located right here in Canby. 

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News and More: Clackamas County leaders push back on new coronavirus restrictions on businesses. Canby schools consider new in-person learning opportunities. Juneteenth moves closer to becoming an official state holiday.

Canby Conversation: Pierce Lamb tells the story behind his website, bestoregonscratchits.com, which uses math and publicly available data from the Oregon Lottery to offer improved odds for play scratch tickets.

After the Break: Bjorn Laitinen, amateur MMA fighter from Canby, talks about his debut Saturday night, in which he battled on despite breaking his arm 15 seconds in.

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News and More: The Canby High School band is set to be featured on the new TBS show Chad. More severe Covid-19 restrictions are returning to Clackamas County bars, restaurants, gyms and other businesses. Boss Exteriors raises the roof.

Canby Conversation: Canby entrepreneur Tate "Mr. Cheese" Koenig tells us about his revolutionary invention The Cheese Chopper, which will be featured on Shark Tank Friday, April 9. It's the best thing since sliced bread: sliced cheese!

After the Break: The Canby Farmers Market returns this month after a banner 2020. Organizer Alexis Purcell gives us a sneak peek. 

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News and More: Paramedics visit homeless encampments to deliver Covid vaccines. Rice Time gets a facelift. Aurora installs a new bike repair hub. Canby's last league game ends in disappointment across the river.

Canby Conversation: On April 1, the Canby Police Department observed a passing of the torch that, sadly, was no April Fool's prank, as Chief Bret Smith retired. On today's episode, he looks back over a four-decade career in law enforcement.

After the Break: Founder Heather Wright Zimmer tells the story behind Pass It On, Canby!, which is dedicated to the idea that sports should be open to everyone.

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Welcome to the new and improved Now Hear This: Canby podcast, featuring stories so good, we couldn't share them with you until this specific date. As if that weren't enough, we present an exclusive interview with a guest you simply must hear to believe. Join us for this very special episode — which is definitely not a joke.

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