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Episode 207: Lathe of Glory

Episode 207: Lathe of Glory

September 23, 2020

News and More: The mayor of Oregon City appears destined for a recall election. There will be no Spooktacular Village in downtown Canby this year. (Boo!) A Lake Oswego teen dies in a horrific crash.

Canby Conversation: Canby thespian and woodworker Craig Holbrook tells us how the local theater community is faring through the coronavirus days, and walks us through the art of woodturning.

After the Break: We delve into the area's much more recent history this week, telling a few stories you haven't heard from the Clackamas County Fairgrounds, on Canby Then.

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Episode 206: Beyond the Fire Line

Episode 206: Beyond the Fire Line

September 20, 2020

News and More: Good news: The long-awaited rains finally arrived late last week. Bad news: They came with lightning, powerful winds that toppled fire-weakened trees and threats of flash flooding. At least the air is breathable again? ODOT shares it's first look at the planned repaving on Highway 99E.

Canby Conversation: "I didn't know Molalla was an army," says YouTuber and lifelong resident Luke Adams. He soon found out. He joins Francke and Tyler to share his experiences recording footage and assisting in the volunteer firefighting efforts of the "Hillbilly Brigade" deep beyond the fire lines in the Molalla foothills.

After the Break: The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office shares more stories of arrests and suspicious activity from their enhanced patrols in the evacuation zones around the Riverside Fire.

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Episode 205: Clackamas Strong

Episode 205: Clackamas Strong

September 16, 2020

News and More: The wildfire situation in Clackamas County is improving, but the danger is far from over. The sheriff discredits a report from one of his captains suggesting antifa operatives are active in the county. Wilson Construction crews are trained in wildfire suppression, but they rarely do it — until now.

Canby Conversation: Clackamas Fire Capt. and Public Information Officer Brandon Paxton joins Now Hear This: Canby to tell us the latest about the devastating wildfires that have ravaged hundreds of thousands of acres in our area. He also gives us an update on the hundreds of firefighters who are battling them.

After the Break: The return of everybody's favorite segment! It's Police Beat, featuring Tyler Clawson.

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Episode 204: Clackamas County is on Fire

Episode 204: Clackamas County is on Fire

September 13, 2020

News and More: Clackamas County is on fire. We bring you the latest news from Clackamas County, the sheriff's office, the Aurora State Airport, Canby School District and various fire agencies working around the clock to protect life and property.

Canby Conversation: Now Hear This: Canby returns after a brief hiatus! We check in with Mayor Brian Hodson about his experience helping lead the community through the unprecedented wildfire crisis.

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Episode 203: Mama Didn’t Raise No Dumme

Episode 203: Mama Didn’t Raise No Dumme

September 6, 2020

News and More: Tolling is coming to I-205 — and no one is happy about it. Canby's new drive-in is officially open, and even E.T. is ... over the moon. Playgrounds in Canby are open! (Sort of.) A Canby boy takes to the skies. 

Canby Conversation: Today, we head out into the country for a visit to the Dumme Kuh Farmstead in Molalla, where we learn about permaculture farming — and stress test our new camera lens against the beak of a young emu.

After the Break: Now Hear This: Canby travels to the state capital for a Canby reunion, as CHS grad Matt Nelson shares the scoop on Gumbo YaYa, the food truck serving delicious, authentic Creole food at The Yard in Salem. 

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Episode 202: Whiskey Business

Episode 202: Whiskey Business

September 2, 2020

News and More: Portland officials blame President Trump for the violence that has rocked their streets in recent weeks. Law enforcement agencies across the state balk at the governor's "unified law enforcement plan." A "Scare Fair" is coming to Canby.

Canby Conversation: We catch up with childhood sweethearts Amy and Darryl Lenhardt, as they continue to dig into their latest construction project: the ambitious restoration of the nearly 100-year-old Whiskey Hill Store.

After the Break: This year's high school band season is shaping up to be one unlike any we've seen before, but Canby Music is ready. Plus — they have pianos now.

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Episode 201 Cars, Cars, Cars, Cars (Take Two)!

Episode 201 Cars, Cars, Cars, Cars (Take Two)!

August 30, 2020

News and More: Canby sends more firefighters to the front lines in Wasco County. Local teacher Bob Hammitt releases a new book of trivia. The library and volunteers aim to help teens connect through reading. 

Canby Conversation: Now Hear This: Canby's Tyler Clawson heads out to the Cutsforth's Cruise-in to chat with a few car lovers from the safety of his 2009 Ford Focus. 

After the Break: Police Beat for the weeks of July 28 through Aug. 10.

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Episode 200: What in Pod’s Name

Episode 200: What in Pod’s Name

August 26, 2020

News and More: The victim in the Aug. 16 drowning on the Pudding River has been identified. A scammer tries to extort money from the mother of a missing child. Making unforgettable movie memories during Covid? Canby Cinema, uh, finds a way.

Canby Conversation: Well, we did it. Not even a global pandemic could stop us from the incredible milestone of two years and 200 episodes. We're somewhat proud of ourselves. And...we have some big news. 

After the Break: And we're not the only ones! After a long hiatus as a construction worker this summer, Brian Haines of Canby Music returns to the show to give us a tour of his new digs.

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Episode 199: Cars & Coffee

Episode 199: Cars & Coffee

August 23, 2020

News and More: Six candidates will vie for three seats on the Canby City Council, a field that includes a few familiar faces — and some brand-new ones. The state's new emergency relief program runs out of cash. Interim City Amanda Zeiber will not be staying on to help on-board her replacement.

Canby Conversation: Today, we head over to neighboring Aurora to get the skinny on a couple of the town's newest projects. The first is Conroy Classics, a unique mixed-use development that just may have been scientifically created in a laboratory to be the perfect project for Aurora, Oregon.

After the Break: Samantha Ribb and Paula Robson, the mother-daughter team behind Aurora's brand-new roadside espresso stand, Chug Coffee, take us for a ride. Chug holds its official grand opening today, Aug. 24! Check them out!

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Episode 198: Cooped Up

Episode 198: Cooped Up

August 19, 2020

News and More: Three Canby firefighters return home safely from battling the Mosier Creek Fire. A front-runner has been selected to be Canby's next city administrator. A sixth candidate for City Council throws his hat into the ring.

Canby Conversation: Canby native and professional filmmaker Cooper Fitch tells us about how he broke into the film industry, as well as his latest project, Macie's Parade, a short that was named the Best Oregon Film this week at the Oregon Short Film Festival.

After the Break: On the week that the Clackamas County Fair would have continued its 112-year tradition, if not for the coronavirus, we distract ourselves with another look back at the fair's early years, on Canby Then.

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Episode 197: Time to Get Sirius

Episode 197: Time to Get Sirius

August 16, 2020

News and More: Canby native and filmmaker Cooper Fitch wins Best Oregon Film for his latest short. A CFD crew deploys to Central Oregon to fight the Mosier Creek Fire. Canby's state representative, Christine Drazan, calls for the governor to intervene in prosecuting rioters.

Canby Conversation: What's in a name? A lot, usually — especially if you happen to be a character in the Harry Potter series. Al and Erik, the hosts of the new podcast Potternyms, share the show has given the popular book series new life for them — and brought them closer together.

Links: Potternyms

After the Break: Frank Cutsforth, owner of Cutsforth's Market and founder of the Cutsforth's Cruise-In, gives us a drive-by preview of this year's modified version of the popular car show.

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Episode 196: Taking a Toll

Episode 196: Taking a Toll

August 12, 2020

News and More: The city announces three finalists for the position of city administrator. Canby looks to bring the community together through the power of reading. CAT may pounce on a new base of operations.

Canby Conversation: Mayor Brian Hodson updates us on, well, how he's holding up six months into the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the state's proposals for tolling I-205 — and why they alarm so many Canby officials and residents.

Links: ODOT Site Tolling Survey

After the Break: On Canby Then, we revisit the last time Canby suffered the impacts of a global pandemic — during the deadly outbreak of Spanish flu in 1918.

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Episode 195: Brand Spanking New

Episode 195: Brand Spanking New

August 9, 2020

News and More: Canby's new drive-in, Fairground Features, opens Aug. 21 (hopefully). The fire chief is among those dismayed by maskless crowds at the Molalla River. Statewide, the Covid-19 situation appears to have stabilized. GOP lawmakers call for Portland leaders and Governor Brown to do something about the riots.

Canby Conversation: Managing Canby Gifts, one of the town's newest stores, is not for the faint of heart. It opened last year in the midst of the holiday season, surviving that whirlwind just in time to be hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. Maya Kinley-Hanlon tells us about it, as well as the new name and rebrand that is coming down the pike.

After the Break: A thief was stopped for taking tires from the shop without paying for them. He had a good reason, though: He forgot. You know what this is: Everyone's favorite segment, Police Beat, with Tyler Clawson. 

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Episode 194: Chuggin’ Along

Episode 194: Chuggin’ Along

August 5, 2020

News and More: A former church property near the Aurora State Airport is cleared for redevelopment. The Canby Center preps for its annual Backpack and School Supply Giveaway — sans backpacks. The state seeks public feedback on its plans to toll Interstate 205 near the Abernethy Bridge.

Canby Conversation: In the midst of the unprecedented challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, our neighboring city of Aurora has kept chugging along, and is now enjoying more development and growth than has been seen in many years. Outgoing City Recorder Scott Jorgensen tells us how they did it. 

After the Break: On Canby Then, we continue our look back at the early years of the Clackamas County Fair, when a dozen prized cows could draw people from miles around, and the spectacle of a Hood River man buying a bushel of Clackamas County apples was enough to make the newspaper.

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Episode 193: A Time to Keil

Episode 193: A Time to Keil

August 2, 2020

News and More: Covid-19 spreads more slowly in Canby this past week. The state calls a special session to address a billion-dollar shortfall. County leaders castigate the governor for withholding CARES funding.

Canby Conversation: In contrast to other attempts to form a more perfect society in the pioneer days, the Aurora Colony lived graciously and ended gracefully. Today, we chat with a couple of the local people working hard to keep their history alive.

Links: http://www.auroracolony.org/

After the Break: Spud gives us a taste of colony life, including a tour of the wash house and the woodshop. We hear the legend of the pickled pioneer, and try not to hurt ourselves.

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Episode 192: This Old House

Episode 192: This Old House

July 30, 2020

News and More: Thousands of Canby students will have to wait a little longer before they can step foot inside a classroom again. A Canby summer school employee tested positive for Covid-19 this week. A large outbreak of the novel coronavirus at Marquis Hope Village, however, is now considered resolved.

Canby Conversation: In the Hopkins Demonstration Forest in Mulino, a remarkable structure is being rebuilt. Believed to be the oldest extant structure in Oregon the Molalla Log House predates Lewis and Clark's 1804 expedition by at least a decade. On the Canby Conversation today, we take a trip inside. 

After the Break: They say all's fair in love and war, but that doesn't necessarily mean all's love in war and fair. A war (of words) was fought in 1908 over the setting of the county fair — and Canby won. On Canby Then, we take a look back at the second Clackamas County Fair, but the first to be held in Canby.

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Episode 191: All Dahl-ed Up

Episode 191: All Dahl-ed Up

July 26, 2020

News and More: What's in a name? We revisit the remarkable story of the town's namesake in a period of national reckoning over the country's history with Black and Native American relations. GOP leaders take the governor to task over her "ambush-style" rule requiring faith leaders to wear face coverings — even while preaching or singing. A large new industrial project could be in the works for Canby. 

Canby Conversation: While most large events have been canceled this summer because of the continuing coronavirus pandemic, for the few that have been allowed to go forward, the key was lots and lots of open space. 40 acres ought to do it, at least that's what Swan Island Dahlias is hoping. Their annual Dahlia Festival has been canceled this year, but their gorgeous fields will be open to the public from Aug. 1 through September. 

After the Break: One of the few sports that has been allowed to proceed this summer has been softball, governed by strict new guidelines. Good thing, too, since the Canby Rebels were named the champs of the Summer Nationals this past weekend. Coach Ty Kraft joins to tell us why a return to some normalcy is so important.

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Episode 190: Happy As Can B’s

Episode 190: Happy As Can B’s

July 22, 2020

News and More: Going back to school this fall? Face masks will be required for students 5 and older. Community spread continues to be a factor in driving new cases of Covid-19 in Canby. The repaving and reconstruction of Highway 99E is coming in 2022. (We're really pretty sure this time.) And the Canby High School Band is about to make a splash on the small screen next month.

Canby Conversation: Canby's newest business opens this week: B's Bake Shoppe in The Dahlia. Owners Bethany and David Zito join the Canby Conversation to discuss their plans, their hopes and dreams — and just a small taste of the hard work it has taken to make them come true. Check them out during their soft opening week starting Friday, July 24, and on their grand opening Aug. 1!

Links: Website Facebook Instagram

After the Break: On Canby Then this week, we begin our series looking at the history of the Clackamas County Fair. Before the rodeo, before the bright lights of the midway, before even the deep-fried ice cream and hand-dipped pizza dogs on a stick — there was William Jennings Bryan and a bunch of Chautauquas.

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Episode 189: Dave Bru’s Back

Episode 189: Dave Bru’s Back

July 19, 2020

News and More: The 3-year-old son of a Keizer couple with ties to Canby was found safe Saturday, after more than 17 hours alone in the woods near Gilchrist. Should districts do away with school resource officers? A youth-led nonprofit, Oregon Student Voice, is calling for exactly that. And speaking of school, parents got their first sneak peek of what that might look like this fall.

Canby Conversation: 2020 may be the worst year in history, but it's not all bad. It's also the 100th birthday of legendary composer and jazz pioneer Dave Brubeck. Local musician Ray Hardiman's tribute to the icon was initially set for April; then Covid hit. But it's back on the calendar for next month. Hey — after four months of this, couldn't we all use a chance to relax?

Tickets: https://www.pioneerchapel.net/shows

After the Break: While the Clackamas County Fair, sadly, is canceled, at least one traditional offering will be back on the menu later this summer. The Oregon Dairy Women and their world-famous Red Barn ice cream are going on the road this summer, and they'll be here in Canby in just a few weeks.

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Episode 188: Write On

Episode 188: Write On

July 15, 2020

News and More: Masks are now required in outdoor public spaces where it may be difficult to maintain six feet of distance from others. Social gatherings continue to drive the Covid-19 spike in Oregon, state officials say, including at least two that have connections to Canby. County commissioners hit the brakes on phase 2.

Canby Conversation: The coronavirus pandemic has been a tough time for most of us. One possible silver lining, at least for content creators like local author Kyle T. Davis? Lot of bored people stuck in their homes and looking for something new to read. And, a dog runs for president? Hey — it's 2020. Why the heck not?

Links: Sam I Am: A Golden Retriever Runs for President and A Protector's Beginning: The Jason Verse Series

After the Break: On Canby Then, we take a look back at the humble beginnings of the Canby School District.

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