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: 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.

News and More: Three men are in custody following an attempted armed robbery of the Canby Rite Aid. Clackamas County is in danger of moving backward in the state's reopening framework. "Space junk" rain down over Canby.

Canby Conversation: Brian Haines and Aly Whelchel of Canby Music talk about the highs and lows of being an artist during the pandemic — as well as Aly's upcoming live show on May 8 at Wayward Sandwiches.

After the Break: Singer-songwriter Aly Whelchel gives us a sneak peak at that show, performing her cover of "Drivers License" as well as two of her original songs.

This Week's Sponsors: Canby Foursquare ChurchHealth MarketsReif & Hunsaker P.C.DirectLinkEllison Team HomesWild Hare Saloon

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News and More: Library supporters push back on the city's decision to cancel a book review magazine over a controversial ad. The Oregon Renaissance Faire returns. The sheriff's office remembers its first female deputy. 

Canby Conversation: Harefest co-founder and organizer Jason Fellman returns to the show to discuss the heartbreaking decision to postpone the 10th edition of the annual tribute band concert another year.

Ticket Information: harefest.com

After the Break: Our beloved history segment, Canby Then, returns to chronicle the early days of the Canby railroad depot, including the collaring of a would-be smuggler loaded to the brim — literally — with illegal whiskey.

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News and More: Dinosaurs invade the Clackamas County Fairgrounds. The return of Harefest is postponed another year. Canby High School Theatre promises a rocking return to the stage. 

Canby Conversation: Canby Bike & Ped Advisory Committee members Mindy Montecucco and Mike Hemelstrand join as we revisit the subject of a planned 3.3-mile extension to the existing Logging Road Trail, which faces a number of logistical challenges — and opposition from neighboring property owners.

Online Open House for Proposed Trail Extension: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/434a1cdc472548a5824e472109cf81d2 

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News and More: The governor pushes for health care for all. A controlled burn is planned near the Canby industrial park. Hotspots get way too hot. Cougar fans stay faithful — from a distance. Francke doesn't do an Irish accent.

Canby Conversation: In 2020, the world-famous Tulip Fest at Wooden Shoe Farm was one of the first major events to be canceled during the onset of the pandemic. In 2021, it will be one of the first ones to come back.

After the Break: Speaking of things returning, we catch up with the parents and community volunteers who are bringing back the Senior All-Night Grad Party after its Covid absence. 

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News and More: Despite the president's optimism for vaccine supply, Oregon's timeline for a return to normalcy remains far behind the nation's. Dr. Seuss comes to downtown Canby. The Cougars dominate in their 5A debut.

Canby Conversation: A big part of the Canby Cougars' commanding performance at Hare Field in Hillsboro Friday night was do-everything wideout and kick return specialist Chance Miller. He joins us today to talk all things football.

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News and More: Oregon City voters have chosen a new mayor — four months after successfully recalling their last one. Foothills Community Church pays it forward to local fire districts — in a big way. 

Canby Conversation: A planned 3.3-mile extension to the city's popular Molalla Logging Road Trail has drawn concern from some longtime residents — particularly those who remember its colorful past from earlier decades.

Online Open House for Proposed Trail Extension: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/434a1cdc472548a5824e472109cf81d2 

After the Break: Neighboring property owner Mitch Magenheimer takes us down the first phase of the proposed extension, and explains what he sees as significant (and expensive) challenges to construction.

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News and More: Some community members and leaders demand answers after a controversial ad appeared in a publication handed out by the local library. In other news, the Cougars are back, baby.

Canby Conversation: Pure Seed, a global seed production and distribution company based outside of Canby, shares their experiences trying to run a business and take care of employees while being without electricity for more than 10 days.

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News and More: Superintendent Trip Goodall will leave Canby this summer after seven years leading the district. A third Covid vaccine is coming, and much like Eminem, you'll get only one shot.

Canby Conversation: Canby Area Chamber Director Kyle Lang joins to talk frankly about the challenges facing local businesses in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic — and why he's still an unfailing optimist.

Information about the annual chamber auction: Text CANBY to 71760.

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News and More: The Beer Library is a "go" in downtown Canby. State leaders say the Covid vaccine will be available to all who want it by summer. Three fire districts have a new inspector. The Cougars are back — but we'll have to watch from home.

Canby Conversation: Amy and Daryl Lenhardt, owners of the Whiskey Hill Store, walk us through how their small, tightly knit community was impacted by the historic ice storms of two weeks ago, which left them — literally — disconnected from the outside world.

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News and More: Fewer than 1,000 Clackamas Countians remain without power. Residents show their appreciation to hard-working line crews. The county has been downgraded to moderate risk for the spread of Covid-19. 

Canby Conversation: Are you ready for some football? After more than 460 days off the field, Canby High School head football coach and his players certainly are. He gives a preview of the historic season that kicks off March 5.

After the Break: Checking in with Canby's locally owned, independent bookstore, The Book Nook, at their new location in the former Parsons building.

This Week's Sponsors: Canby Foursquare ChurchHealth MarketsReif & Hunsaker P.C.DirectLinkEllison Team HomesWild Hare Saloon

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