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Beginning Thursday, September 17th, the Lyons Post Office, located at 402 Ironwood Street in Lyons, will resume normal operations. Their hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. There will be no mail pick-up available for other communities on Thursday.

 

If your address is in Detroit, Idahna, or Mill City, your mail will be available for pick-up beginning Friday, September 18th at 11:00 a.m. at the Lyons Post Office.

Smoky air conditions are affecting many parts of Marion County. Know your areas air quality through www.OregonSmoke.blogspot.com, and learn more about staying healthy while in poor air quality at www.HealthOregon.org/wildfires.

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Las condiciones del aire ahumado están afectando a muchas partes del condado de Marion. Conozca la calidad del aire en su área visitando www.OregonSmoke.blogspot.com y aprenda más de cómo mantenerse saludable mientras la calidad del aire es baja en www.HealthOregon.org/wildfires.

 

From Marion County:

 

If you’re struggling due to the impacts of the Beachie Creek Fire and other wildfires impacting our region, Marion County’s Behavioral Health Team is available to help. We have teams on-site at the Oregon State Fairgrounds offering support to those who have been displaced. Additionally, our Psychiatric Crisis Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help those experiencing a mental health crisis. Please call (503) 585-4949 to speak with a team member.

 

This can be an especially stressful time for youth who are directly impacted by the fires. Marion County Youth & Family Crisis Services is available to support youth up to 24 years of age who are struggling. The program can be reached at (503) 576-4673.

 

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is also available to provide free and confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for people in distress. Connect with the lifeline by calling 1-800-273-8255.

Latest News and Updates

Santiam Strong Decal Fundraiser
10/23/2020

 

The Stayton Police Department, in collaboration with Lucky Dog Design LLC and the Stayton Sublimity Chamber of Commerce, announce the launch of their Santiam Strong commemorative decal to benefit the Santiam Canyon Wildfire Relief Fund.

 

“In our continuing effort to support our family, friends, and neighbors in the Santiam Canyon, we are excited at this opportunity to create a fundraiser and work with our local business partners to help support the Santiam Canyon not only now but in the weeks and months that lie ahead.” Chief David Frisendahl.

 

Chief Frisendahl and Stayton police officers and staff made personal contributions to get the project off the ground, working with local graphic designer, Ronda Lehman of Lucky Dog Design, LLC who donated her time to create the commemorative design. They then approached the Stayton Sublimity Chamber of Commerce to assist with product marketing, sales, and shipment. These custom stickers are printed on premium vinyl, featuring a special laminate to protect against exposure to water and UV rays and are completely dishwasher safe.

 

The commemorative decals are available in two sizes, a standard 5X5 vehicle/window style for $5 or a smaller 3X3 style for only $3. Stickers can be purchased during normal business hours at the Chamber Visitor Center, located at 175 E High St in Stayton or online at: https://stayton-slash-sublimity-chamber-of-commerce.square.site/?fbclid=IwAR0bY3tK91ChHIK8yG3l4WMOU8J6srelO5IeFG0PA5pg84zRuCJ0y3e99bo

 

100% of the proceeds will directly benefit victims of the Beachie Creek & Lionshead fires that ripped through the Santiam Canyon on Labor Day destroying nearly 400,000 acres of land, including homes and businesses.


FEMA External Outreach Center Now Open at Stayton Community Center
10/12/2020

The City of Stayton is happy to partner with Marion County, Oregon to provide our Stayton Community Center as an External Outreach Center for FEMA, serving our friends and neighbors impacted by the recent wildfires in Marion and Linn counties.

 

The External Outreach Center will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., 7 days a week, at the Stayton Community Center (400 W. Virginia Street).

 

Residents can visit the center to apply for FEMA assistance or update their applications, scan documents that are part of their applications, and get more information. Other ways to apply or update disaster application:

 


Wildfire Debris Removal Services Offered for FREE!
10/07/2020

News Release from Linn County Sheriff's Office

Posted on FlashAlert: October 6th, 2020 9:22 AM

 


 

Wildfire Debris Removal Services offered for FREE! Deadline to sign up is October 16th, 2020.

 

If your property or residence was damaged or destroyed by the recent wildfires, Sheriff Jim Yon wants you to know the deadline is quickly approaching to have your wildfire debris removed free of charge. Before you can rebuild, your property must be cleared of household hazardous waste or other hazardous substances. Crews that specialize in identifying and removing hazardous substances will visit properties, determine what hazardous materials need to be removed, and remove them for safe disposal. This service is funded by federal and state government and provided free of charge to property owners.

 

To take advantage of this free service, property owners MUST sign an access agreement (also known as a Right of Entry form) by October 16, 2020 to allow cleanup crews onto their property. Contact your county to find more information about how to submit your access agreement.

 

To fill out the Right of Entry form online, to allow for FREE debris removal: https://www.tfaforms.com/4856908

 

Visit www.LinnSheriff.org/wildfire-recovery for printable forms, and more resources.


Were You Impacted by the Recent Wildfires?
10/01/2020

FEMA assistance is available to Oregonians impacted by the September wildfires. Watch this PSA to learn more and visit DisasterAssistance.gov or call 1(800)621-3362 to begin the application process.

 


Governor Kate Brown Issues New Residential Eviction Ban to Address Housing Needs During COVID-19 and Wildfire Response and Recovery Efforts
09/28/2020

New temporary moratorium for non-payment evictions effective from September 30 through December 31, 2020

 

(Salem, OR) — In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the widespread devastation caused by wildfires, Governor Kate Brown today established a new moratorium preventing residential evictions for non-payment and other no-cause evictions between September 30 and December 31, 2020.

 

Governor Brown took immediate action in March and April through executive orders to keep Oregonians housed during the pandemic. In the first special session of this year, the Legislature passed House Bill 4213, establishing a residential and commercial eviction moratorium through September 30, 2020, with a six-month repayment period. The Governor’s new executive order will help keep Oregonians in their homes until the Legislature can convene later this year to address housing issues.

 

“Every Oregonian deserves a warm, safe, dry place to call home,” said Governor Brown. “Since the Legislature passed House Bill 4213, thousands of people have been displaced by massive and devastating wildfires, and the global pandemic continues to make it difficult for many Oregonians, including Oregon's veterans and many families with children, to pay rent, through no fault of their own.

 

“Keeping economically vulnerable Oregonians in their homes has been critical to the State’s COVID-19 response throughout this pandemic. Having a safe and stable home allows individuals to practice effective physical distancing, helps facilitate quarantine and isolation, and helps to prevent families and individuals from being displaced from their homes into more crowded multifamily or congregate living conditions, where the virus can spread more easily.

 

“Housing is a critical human need, and, as we enter cold and flu season during a pandemic––and as many students learn remotely from home––it is absolutely critical that people not be turned out of their homes. While my action today will address the immediate issue of preventing residential evictions through the end of the year, it is my hope that, when the Legislature next meets, they will take up the larger issues we need to address regarding housing relief.”

 

EO 20-56 establishes a new, temporary residential eviction moratorium through the end of the year, due to the urgent need to prevent a wave of evictions during simultaneous wildfire and pandemic emergency response and recovery efforts. Both crises have had an acute and disproportionate impact on Oregon's communities of color, including Black, Indigenous, Latino, Latina, and Latinx, Pacific Islander, and Tribal communities, as well as families living in rural Oregon.

 

Added Governor Brown: "Many of the Oregonians most impacted by the pandemic and wildfire crises are those who can afford it least, and who have already faced housing discrimination and vast disparities in the availability of affordable housing. My action today will provide immediate relief, but we still have much work to do to address the systemic racism that lies at the heart of the affordable housing crisis in our country."

 

The full text of Governor Brown’s executive order is available here.


Grants Available from Oregon Association of Realtors through NAR Realtors Relief Foundation
09/25/2020

Do you know someone who has been impacted by the recent fires? Someone who could use $1,000 to put toward household expenses like rent or mortgage? We do too and we are excited to pass this information along:

 

Last week Oregon Association of Realtors submitted a grant application to the NAR REALTORS® Relief Foundation which was approved for a up to $500,000! These grants are being awarded on an individual basis allowing a total of $1,000 per household to be used for housing assistance related expenses like mortgage payments and rental assistance. Of course, these grants have very specific requirements and must be strictly followed, but here’s the cool thing… these funds are not only available for REALTOR® members but are extended to impacted members of the community. This means your clients and loved ones so please let those you know who have lost their homes know about this resource.

 

Who should apply?

 

  • Any full-time resident and U.S. citizen or legally admitted U.S. resident who has lost their home in the Oregon wildfire disaster and is in need of support for either of the following:

  1. Monthly mortgage expense for the primary residence that was damaged by the Oregon Wildfires Disaster or;

  2. Rental cost due to displacement from the primary residence resulting from the Oregon Wildfires Disaster. Relief assistance is limited to a maximum of $1000 per applicant per household.

  • Grants will be jointly payable to applicant and mortgage lender or landlord.

 

Deadline for application submission is November 15, 2020.

 

Visit this link to find the application, requirements and process to submit: https://oregonrealtors.org/local_news/fire-evacuation-resources-by-county/


Oregon Employment Department Hosts Webinar
09/24/2020
The Oregon Employment Department will be hosting a webinar today, September 24th at 1:00 p.m. for those who have lost employment due to the Oregon wildfires. This will also be recorded if you cannot watch live. You can register for the webinar here: http://bit.ly/DUA_Webinar

Mini-Resource Fair for Wildfire Victims
09/23/2020

On Thursday, September 24th and Friday, September 25th, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Linn County will be holding a Mini-Resource Fair in the gym at Mari Linn School in Lyons (641 5th Street, Lyons, OR 97358).

The purpose of the fair is to connect wildfire victims with information, resources, and assistance. Currently, Linn County Environmental Health. Linn County Mental Health, Linn County Planning Department, and FEMA are confirmed to be in attendance.

If you know someone who would benefit from this event, please share this post with them.


Oregon Survivors Affected by Wildfires Can Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance
09/17/2020

State and federal officials are encouraging Oregon residents affected by the wildfires and straight-line winds, which began on Sept. 7 and are continuing, to register for disaster assistance with FEMA as soon as possible.

 

FEMA’s Individual Assistance program for survivors has been made available in Clackamas, Douglas, Jackson, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, and Marion counties. Disaster assistance may include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

 

If you have phone or Internet access, you may register by:

 

  • Going online at DisasterAssistance.gov
  • Downloading the FEMA app
  • Calling 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for people with speech and hearing disabilities. If you use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone lines operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. PDT, seven days a week.
  • Going to DisasterAssistance.gov or via web-enabled phone or tablet at m.fema.gov.

 

Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration are available to homeowners, renters, and businesses. Call the SBA at 1-800-659-2955 or visit www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance.

 

Public assistance for emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities has been made available to 20 counties (Benton, Clackamas, Columbia, Coos, Deschutes, Douglas, Jackson, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Tillamook, Wasco, Washington, and Yamhill counties). All areas statewide are eligible to apply for Hazard Mitigation assistance.


FBI Assists Marion County Sheriff's Office
09/16/2020

The Marion County Sheriff's office is being assisted by the FBI to a assist in accounting for people who have evacuated from the Santiam Canyon area. They are making phone calls to residents from evacuated areas to ensure they are safe and accounted for.

 

Please note, they will NOT ask for any detailed personal information.

 

Marion County Sheriff's Office Facebook Post: https://www.facebook.com/MCSOInTheKnow/posts/10160233577524838


Information on How to Vote for Oregonians Displaced by Wildfires
09/15/2020

Secretary of State Bev Clarno issued the following statement in response to the wildfires and to ensure all displaced Oregonians are able to receive their ballot and vote this November.

 

“The families and communities affected by the devastating wildfires across Oregon are in my thoughts and prayers. Our team at Secretary of State stands ready to help both in the immediate response and long-term recovery efforts to come.

 

For any Oregonians displaced from their home and concerned about voting in the General Election this November, rest assured we have a plan and are working closely with local election officials to ensure you can receive your ballot, vote, and make your voices heard.”

 

For frequently asked questions, visit oregonvotes.gov/fires.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

How can I receive my ballot if I have been displaced by wildfires?

 

1. Ballots will start being mailed October 14. If you know an address where you will be able to receive mail then, you can add a temporary mailing address at oregonvotes.gov/myvote.

 

2. If you want, you may also use this paper form to provide us with a temporary address.

 

3. You can pick up all of your mail (including ballots once they are mailed) at the post office that serves your permanent residence address.

 

4. Contact your county election office after October 1 for additional options they may have for pickup. Find your county election office here.

 

If I submit a change of address through USPS, will my ballot be forwarded to the new address?

 

No. Ballots are unable to be forwarded. It is one of the security features of our system. You must inform election officials of your temporary address using one of the methods above in order to have your ballot sent there.

 

Do I need to register to vote from my temporary address?

 

No. You do not need to re-register to vote if you are living somewhere temporarily because you have been displaced by wildfires. You just need to let us know where to mail your ballot by one of the methods above.

 

Will I be able to vote on the local measures where my permanent address is located, even if I am temporarily living outside that area?

 

Yes. The ballot you receive will contain the contests for your residential address, not your temporary mailing address.

 

What if my mailbox was destroyed?

 

If mail cannot be delivered to your home or mailbox, it will be held at your local post office and you can pick it up there.


Updates for 9/14/20 - Stayton & Sublimity Removed from Evacuation System
09/14/2020

UPDATE: Monday, September 14th, 3:15 p.m. Great News! Stayton and Sublimity have been removed from the Wildfire Evacuation system.  

For a map of the Marion County Evacuation Zones please use the following link. 

https://marioncounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=5202b602f99647b9a16d488c545113b5&fbclid=IwAR1FLkK4udZXv7wf_0N42gcmUj-4URaReUklDCI8SVzUBUxnimrxWkiqq4M

We have created this resource page with a links to information regarding the wildfire. Please note the tabs at the top of the page for the organization of the pages. We will continue to add links and information.  

The air quality in Stayton is hazardous. Stay Indoors. If you have to be outside take precautions or limit your time.  Our webpage linked on this page has tips and suggestions.

 


 

UPDATE: Monday, September 14th, 8:10 a.m. Stayton and Sublimity remain at LEVEL 1: “Be Ready”

 

We have created a resource page with a links to information regarding the wildfire. Please not the tabs at the top of the page for the organization of the pages. We will continue to add links and information.

 

The air quality in Stayton is hazardous. Stay Indoors. If you have to be outside take precautions or limit your time. Our webpage linked on this page has tips and suggestions.

 

For a map of the current Marion County Evacuation Zones please use the following link:

 

https://marioncounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=5202b602f99647b9a16d488c545113b5&fbclid=IwAR1FLkK4udZXv7wf_0N42gcmUj-4URaReUklDCI8SVzUBUxnimrxWkiqq4M

 

From the Marion County Sheriff's Office: Due to dangerous and unpredictable conditions in the Santiam Canyon, we are continuing to limit access to Gates and Idanha areas to Fire and Law Enforcement personnel only. However, we have set up a phone line to call into and have a deputy go check on your residence and report back to you with a status update on the condition of your property in DETROIT and IDANHA only at this time.

 

Please call 503-798-6823 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. 7 days a week to request a check on your residence. We will need the following information when you call:

 

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Anyone missing from the location, including name, age, phone number
  • Any animals at location

 

We will process these requests as we receive them and a deputy will call you back. We understand the anxiety of not knowing the condition of your property and want to get you answers as soon as we safely can.


Mental Health Resources
09/14/2020

 

From Marion County:

 

If you’re struggling due to the impacts of the Beachie Creek Fire and other wildfires impacting our region, Marion County’s Behavioral Health Team is available to help. We have teams on-site at the Oregon State Fairgrounds offering support to those who have been displaced. Additionally, our Psychiatric Crisis Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help those experiencing a mental health crisis. Please call (503) 585-4949 to speak with a team member.

 

This can be an especially stressful time for youth who are directly impacted by the fires. Marion County Youth & Family Crisis Services is available to support youth up to 24 years of age who are struggling. The program can be reached at (503) 576-4673.

 

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is also available to provide free and confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for people in distress. Connect with the lifeline by calling 1-800-273-8255.


Updates for 9/12/20 - Level 1: Be Ready
09/12/2020

UPDATE: Saturday, September 12th, 1:00 p.m. 

 

GREAT NEWS: Stayton and Sublimity have been moved to LEVEL 1: Be Ready

 

There have been so many wonderful people in our community doing amazing work. In the coming days we will try to highlight those entities and groups. Today we want to highlight the Santiam Canyon Wildfire Relief Fund a 501(c)3 charity specifically for the Santiam Canyon. All monetary donations made directly to the Santiam Canyon Wildfire Relief Fund are tax-deductible, as the fund is held in a local account at Columbia Bank. Further, 100% of moneys contributed to the Santiam Canyon Wildfire Relief Fund will be distributed specifically to meet the needs of Santiam Canyon residents until fund exhaustion. Distribution of funds will be overseen by a collaborative group of community members already vested in the Service Integration Team (SIT) of the Santiam Hospital.

 

https://santiamhospital.org/santiam-canyon-wildfire-relief/

 

We have created this resource page with links to information regarding the wildfire. Please note the tabs at the top of the page for the organization of the links. We will continue to add links and information. 

 

The air quality in Marion County is hazardous. Our webpage linked on this page has tips and suggestions.

 

This will likely be our last post of the weekend unless there is a status change.

 


 

UPDATE: Saturday, September 12th, 8:50 a.m.  (No change: Level 2 remains in place.) 


If you have friends or family who are not on social media who want updates on Stayton's wildfire status they can call 503-769-2489 for recorded updates.

 

The Police Chief is attending the morning meetings and briefings with Incident Command Team. We will provide any updates at the conclusion of these meetings.

 

We have created this resource page with a links to information regarding the wildfire. Please note the tabs at the top of the page for the organization of the pages. We will continue to add links and information.  


The City of Stayton and Sublimity remain in Level 2 which is “Be Set.” We need our community members to remain attentive and to be ready to evacuate. With that said, there is a reason for hope and optimism that we may avoid these horrific wildfires. Be hopeful, but remain prepared and diligent.  

 

The rumor mill on social media is causing significant challenges to first responders, public safety, and local communities. Please look to OFFICIAL sources for your information. 

 

To report a family member missing, please contact Marion County Sheriff’s non-emergency dispatch at 503-588-5032.

 

The air quality in Marion County is hazardous. Our webpage linked on this page has tips and suggestions.


Updates for 9/11/20 - Level 2: Be Set
09/11/2020

UPDATE: Friday, September 11th, 4:25 p.m. (No change: Level 2 remains in place)

 

This will probably be our last post today unless there is a change in status.

 

We have continued to add links to this page. Please note the tabs at the top of the page for the organization of the links and pages.

 

The City of Stayton and Sublimity remain in Level 2 which is “Be Set.” We need our community members to remain attentive and to be ready to evacuate. With that said, there is a reason for hope and optimism that we may avoid these horrific wildfires. Be hopeful, but remain prepared and diligent.

 

The rumor mill on social media is causing significant challenges to first responders, public safety, and local communities. Please look to OFFICIAL sources for your information.

 

From the Northwest Incident Management Team: “It is imperative to protect first responders and communities in the path of the fire that everyone heeds fire and law enforcement road closures and evacuations. Anyone who enters the fire perimeter is jeopardizing firefighting and rescue operations, increasing the time it will take to return residents to their communities and putting lives at risk.”

 

The air quality in Marion County is hazardous. Our webpage linked on this page has tips and suggestions.

 

Our thoughts are with all of our friends and neighbors impacted by these wildfires.

 


 

UPDATE: Friday, September 11th, 12:45 p.m. (No change: Level 2 remains in place)

 

We have taken all of our links and information and put them on our webpage. We continue to add pages that will provide information that can be helpful. We hope this can be a complete resource for information.

 

http://staytonoregon.gov/page/resources_santiam_wildfire

 

The rumor mill on social media is causing significant challenges to first responders, public safety, and local communities. Please look to OFFICIAL sources for your information.

 

From the Northwest Incident Management Team: “Firefighters spent yesterday morning mopping up areas along the southern fire front along the Highway 22 corridor. Crews were successful in establishing anchor points in the Mehama and Lyons area where significantly less fire growth occurred. Crews then transition to doing structure protection in Silver Falls State Park and the areas of Drake’s Crossing and Scott’s Mills. Structural protection and assessment were also done along the Abiqua drainage while additional crews established anchor points to limit rapid fire spread. As the fire continued north, work was performed along the northwest and northern fire fronts.”

 

Also from the NIMT: “It is imperative to protect first responders and communities in the path of the fire that everyone heeds fire and law enforcement road closures and evacuations. Anyone who enters the fire perimeter is jeopardizing firefighting and rescue operations, increasing the time it will take to return residents to their communities and putting lives at risk.”

 

The Marion County Sheriff provided an update on the status of public safety:

 

https://www.facebook.com/MCSOInTheKnow/posts/10160219898114838

 

Speaking of rumors…the water quality for residents of Stayton has been unaffected by the recent wildfires. Operations and services continue as normal. If there is any change, we will let you know.

 

The air quality in Marion County is hazardous. Stay Indoors. If you have to be outside take precautions or limit your time. Please be aware that poor air quality is expected to continue through the weekend, maybe longer.

 

The City of Stayton is remains at LEVEL 2 which is “Be Set” to evacuate. For our Sublimity friends and neighbors, you are still at Level 2. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide immediate updates if there are any changes. If you live outside of the City limits (notably to the North, East, or Southeast) your situation may be different.

 


 

UPDATE: Friday, September 11th, 10:10 a.m. (No change: Level 2 remains in place)

 

We have taken all of our links and information and put them on our webpage. We continue to add pages that will provide information that can be helpful. We hope this can be a complete resource for information.

 

http://staytonoregon.gov/page/resources_santiam_wildfire

 

The air quality in Marion County is hazardous. Stay Indoors. If you have to be outside take precautions or limit your time. Please be aware that poor air quality is expected to continue through the weekend, maybe longer.

 

The City of Stayton is remains at LEVEL 2 which is “Be Set” to evacuate. For our Sublimity friends and neighbors, you are still at Level 2. We are actively monitoring the situation and will provide immediate updates if there are any changes. If you live outside of the City limits (notably to the North, East, or Southeast) your situation may be different.

 

The air quality in Marion County is hazardous. The air quality is expected to remain hazardous for at least the next four days. Stay Indoors. If you have to be outside take precautions or limit your time.

 


 

UPDATE : Friday, September 11th,  7:45.m.  (No change: Level 2 remains in place)

 

For this post we just want to offer our solemn remembrance of 9/11.


Updates for 9/10/20 - Level 2: Be Set
09/10/2020

UPDATE : Thursday, September 10th, 4:15 p.m. (No change: Level 2 remains in place.)

 

This will likely be our last update of the day unless our situation changes.

 

We have taken all of our links and information and put them on our webpage. We hope this can be a complete resource for information.

 

http://staytonoregon.gov/page/resources_santiam_wildfire

 

On our website we have added information for our friends in Linn County and Clackamas County.

 

Additionally we have a link to state funds for financial assistance to those who lost their homes to wildfires. https://www.oregon.gov/ohcs/housing-assistance/Pages/program-wildfire-damage-housing-relief.aspx

 

The City of Stayton is remains at LEVEL 2 which is “Be Set” to evacuate. For our Sublimity friends and neighbors, you are still at Level 2. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide immediate updates if there are any changes. If you live outside of the City limits (notably to the North, East, or Southeast) your situation may be different.

 

The air quality in Marion County is hazardous. Stay Indoors. If you have to be outside take precautions or limit your time. Please be aware that poor air quality is expected to continue through the weekend, maybe longer.

 

Our thoughts are with the cities of Molalla, Estacada and all are friends and neighbors impacted by the wildfires.

 

Be safe and please check on elderly and disabled neighbors.

 


 

UPDATE : Thursday, September 10th, 2:30 p.m. (No change: Level 2 remains in place.)

 

We keep seeing the popular videos and pictures of people who keep circumventing the road closures to go to areas impacted by the fire. For the safety of first responders, officials want to STRESS how important it is that the public stay out of fire perimeter. There are many fallen trees, hangings snags, downed power lines, hot spots and other unsafe conditions. Resources are limited and don’t need to be extended to people who can’t wait to safely enter the area.

 

If you want to follow updates on the Beachie Creek Fire, which is the fire that is to our east, please go to this link: https://www.facebook.com/BeachieCreekFire2020

 

We have had people reaching out to us to ask how to volunteer and how to donate or help those in need.

 

People interested in volunteering may sign up to help via this link: www.bit.ly/MCEvacVolunteers

 

We have been asked how our community can help. Here is a message from Oregon Emergency Management about donations and assistance:

 

“The situation is rapidly evolving. The communities, state partners, and voluntary organizations are working to identify needs. At this time, the best way to support the communities is to provide financial donations to relief organizations actively responding and that will be responding to these disasters. For verified disaster relief organizations, please refer to Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD), www.orvoad.org. These organizations include the American Red Cross, Team Rubicon, Salvation Army, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, and other relief organizations. Also consider donating to groups like Wildland Firefighters Fund. As needs for donations and volunteers are identified, they will be messaged out through official communication sources.”

 

The City of Stayton is remains at LEVEL 2 which is “Be Set” to evacuate. For our Sublimity friends and neighbors, you are still at Level 2. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide immediate updates if there are any changes. If you live outside of the City limits (notably to the North, East, or Southeast) your situation may be different.

 

The air quality in Stayton is hazardous. It is best to stay inside. If you have to be outside take precautions or limit your time. Please be aware that poor air quality is expected to continue through the weekend, maybe longer.

 

Be safe and please check on elderly and disabled neighbors.

 


 

UPDATE : Thursday, September 10th, 12:25 p.m. (No change: Level 2 remains in place)

 

Two looters were caught looting up the Canyon in the restricted area. They ran from the police and attempted to flee. Officers from Linn County, Marion County, Oregon State Police, Stayton, Aumsville, and Turner all were part of the pursuit. The chase ended out at Golf Club Road. A K9 was deployed and both suspects are in custody.

 

Seems like the right place to post this again. From Mile Post 13 to mile post 81 Hwy 22 is closed. This is for public safety, emergency responders, and search and rescue efforts. It is critical that people stay out of the areas around this closure. There is a significant police presence in this area and up the canyon impacted by the wildfires. Just wanted to share.

 

The City of Stayton is remains at LEVEL 2 which is “Be Set” to evacuate. For our Sublimity friends and neighbors, you are still at Level 2. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide immediate updates if there are any changes. If you live outside of the City limits (notably to the North, East, or Southeast) your situation may be different.

 

Here is a map of the current Wildfire Evacuation Zones. We are going to try a direct link. This map should be a good resource going forward for Marion County Residents.

 

https://marioncounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=5202b602f99647b9a16d488c545113b5&fbclid=IwAR2dJcR5QdR805uW_4BvcJZmLygJzu9YslmmHZCQ94xeJ_41WDdI5R7psP4

 

The air quality in Stayton is hazardous. If you have to be outside take precautions or limit your time. Please be aware that poor air quality is expected to continue through the weekend, maybe longer.

 

Be safe and please check on elderly and disabled neighbors.

 


 

UPDATE : Thursday, September 10th,  9:45 a.m.  (No change: Level 2 remains in place.)

 

We have been saying the Air Quality in Stayton is “Hazardous.” What does this mean? There is an Air Quality Index (AQI). It is a measurement from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which measures air quality.

 

Here is the AQI Scale:

 

  • 0-50 Good
  • 51-100 Moderate
  • 101-150 Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
  • 151-200 Unhealthy
  • 201-300 Very Unhealthy
  • 301+ Hazardous

 

Here is what these scales mean:

 

  • Good" AQI is 0 to 50. Air quality is considered satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
  • "Moderate" AQI is 51 to 100. Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people. For example, people who are unusually sensitive to ozone may experience respiratory symptoms.
  • "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" AQI is 101 to 150. Although general public is not likely to be affected at this AQI range, people with lung disease, older adults and children are at a greater risk from exposure to ozone, whereas persons with heart and lung disease, older adults and children are at greater risk from the presence of particles in the air.
  • "Unhealthy" AQI is 151 to 200. Everyone may begin to experience some adverse health effects, and members of the sensitive groups may experience more serious effects.
  • "Very Unhealthy" AQI is 201 to 300. This would trigger a health alert signifying that everyone may experience more serious health effects.
  • "Hazardous" AQI greater than 300. This would trigger health warnings of emergency conditions. The entire population is more likely to be affected.

 

Now that you have the information, let’s talk about our area. We have been hitting AQI reading of right around 500. To say our air quality is Hazardous may be an understatement.  Stay inside, if you have to go outside wear a mask and limit your time spent outdoors.  That yardwork you need to do. It can wait. The City of Stayton is giving you permission to stay inside and catch up on your favorite show on your favorite streaming service, or to catch up on your reading list.

 

We have been asked how our community can help. Here is a message from Oregon Emergency Management about donations and assistance:

 

“The situation is rapidly evolving. The communities, state partners, and voluntary organizations are working to identify needs. At this time, the best way to support the communities is to provide financial donations to relief organizations actively responding and that will be responding to these disasters. For verified disaster relief organizations, please refer to Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD), www.orvoad.org. These organizations include the American Red Cross, Team Rubicon, Salvation Army, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, and other relief organizations. Also consider donating to groups like Wildland Firefighters Fund. As needs for donations and volunteers are identified, they will be messaged out through official communication sources.”

 

The City of Stayton is remains at LEVEL 2 which is “Be Set” to evacuate. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide immediate updates if there are any changes. If you live outside of the City limits of Stayton your situation may be different.

 

Communities up the canyon asked for us to share the following information. From Mile Post 13 to mile post 81 Hwy 22 is closed. This is for public safety, emergency responders, and search and rescue efforts. It is critical that people stay out of the areas around this closure.

 

Please check out our prior post for helpful links and information.

 


 

UPDATE : Thursday, September 10th,  7:45 a.m.  (No change: Level 2 remains in place.)

 

We have been asked how our community can help. Here is a message from Oregon Emergency Management about donations and assistance:

 

“The situation is rapidly evolving. The communities, state partners, and voluntary organizations are working to identify needs. At this time, the best way to support the communities is to provide financial donations to relief organizations actively responding and that will be responding to these disasters. For verified disaster relief organizations, please refer to Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD), www.orvoad.org. These organizations include the American Red Cross, Team Rubicon, Salvation Army, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, and other relief organizations. Also consider donating to groups like Wildland Firefighters Fund. As needs for donations and volunteers are identified, they will be messaged out through official communication sources.”

 

The City of Stayton is remains at LEVEL 2 which is “Be Set” to evacuate. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide immediate updates if there are any changes. If you live outside of the City limits, notably to the North or the East) your situation may be different.

 

Communities up the canyon asked for us to share the following information. From Mile Post 13 to mile post 81 Hwy 22 is closed. This is for public safety, emergency responders, and search and rescue efforts. It is critical that people stay out of the areas around this closure.

 

Stating the obvious, the air quality in Stayton is hazardous. If you can, stay inside.  If you have to be outside take precautions or limit your time. Please be aware that poor air quality is expected to continue through the weekend, maybe longer.

 

Please check out our prior post for helpful links and information.


Updates for 9/9/20 - Level 2: Be Set
09/09/2020

UPDATE at 5:00 p.m. (No change: Level 2 remains in place.) Unless there is a change of status, this will likely be the last post today.

 

Our thoughts and well wishes are with the firefighters and first responders who are brave and unselfish public servants.

 

Our thoughts are with our neighbors and friends up the canyon, and with all Oregonians impacted by these wildfires.

 

Thank you to all the community members that have been following our updates.

 

Communities up the canyon asked for us to share the following information. From Mile Post 13 to mile post 81 Hwy 22 is closed. This is for public safety, emergency responders, and search and rescue efforts. It is critical that people stay out of the areas around this closure.

 

The City of Stayton is remains at LEVEL 2 which is “Be Set” to evacuate. For our Sublimity friends and neighbors, you are still at Level 2. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide immediate updates if there are any changes. If you live outside of the City limits, notably to the North or the East) your situation may be different.

 

Stating the obvious, the air quality in Stayton is hazardous. If you have to be outside take precautions or limit your time. Please be aware that poor air quality is expected to continue through the weekend, maybe longer.

 

From the Marion County Sheriff’s Office: “If you would like to donate food, water, pet food, blankets, or anything of that nature, please drop those at the United Way at 455 Bliler Ave NE. They are accepting donations between 8-5pm.

 

If you would like to donate money, we ask that you please visit redcross.org to donate any money to the cause.”

 

Please check out our prior post for helpful links and information.

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UPDATE at 2:45 p.m. (No change to our status: we remain at Level 2.)

 

The City of Stayton is remains at LEVEL 2 which is “Be Set” to evacuate. For our Sublimity friends and neighbors, you are still at Level 2. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide immediate updates if there are any changes. If you live outside of the City limits, notably to the North or the East) your situation may be different.

 

Stating the obvious, the air quality in Stayton is hazardous. If you have to be outside take precautions or limit your time. Please be aware that poor air quality is expected to continue through the weekend, maybe longer.

 

Our thoughts are with the residents of Lincoln City and with our neighbors and friends up the canyon.

 

Copied from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office: “If you would like to donate food, water, pet food, blankets, or anything of that nature, please drop those at the United Way at 455 Biller Ave NE. They are accepting donations between 8-5pm. If you would like to donate money, we ask that you please visit redcross.org to donate any money to the cause.”

 

Republic Service has suspended trash and recycling services to Stayton and Sublimity. Service will resume when it is determined it can be done safely.

 

Due to an extreme call volume Metcom 911 is asking that you do not call 911 unless you have a life threatening emergency. For power outages or updates on existing outages, please contact your provider.

 

Please check out our prior updates for helpful links and information.

 

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UPDATE: As of 9:00 a.m. on September 9th

 

There was no change in evacuation levels overnight. The City of Stayton and the City of Sublimity are under a LEVEL 2 "Be Set" Evacuation Notice. Residents should be prepared to evacuate. Please prepare to take all pets, medication and essential items.

 

You do not need to wait to evacuate the area, but if you have a safe place to go, please do so. If you are evacuating, please drive safely and with courtesy toward other motorists.

 

If you live EAST or NORTH of the Stayton/Sublimity City Limits your situation may be different.

 

The City has increased police patrols to make sure the community remains safe.

 

Marion County Emergency Management has established a public info line for citizens to call about shelters or any evacuation questions. The number is 503-588-5108.

 

The State of Oregon has a couple of resources available now: https://wildfire.oregon.gov/ and https://www.oregon.gov/odf/fire/pages/firestats.aspx

 

We want everyone to sign up for Emergency Notifications that get pushed out to your phone. Please use the link below, or go to the app store on your mobile device and search “Everbridge” to install.

 

https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736721950#/signup

 

While we continue to monitor our situation, our friends and neighbors in the canyon are going to need our help and assistance in the coming days, weeks, and months ahead.

 

If you or a family member who does not have transportation or who has a medical condition that needs transportation to please call METCOM at 503-982-2340. Please provide your name, phone number and address or email cityofstayton@ci.stayton.or.us with your information.

 

Marion County has declared a State of Emergency due to the wildfires.


Updates for 9/8/20 - Level 2: Be Set
09/08/2020

Update as of 5:00 p.m. on 9/8/20

 

This is our 5:00 p.m. update. Until further notice this notice this will be our last post until there is a change in our status. We want everyone to sign up for Emergency Notifications that get pushed out to your phone. Please use the link below, or go to the app store on your mobile device and search “Everbridge” to install.

 

https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736721950#/signup

 

You do not need to wait to evacuate the area, if you have a safe place to go, please do so. If you are evacuating, please drive safely and with courtesy toward other motorists.

 

The City of Stayton and the City of Sublimity are under a LEVEL 2 "Be Set" Evacuation Notice: Residents should be prepared to evacuate. Please prepare to take all pets, medication and essential items.

 

If you live EAST of the Stayton/Sublimity City Limits your situation may be different. Please review this link from Marion County Emergency Services. https://www.co.marion.or.us/Alerts

 

While we continue to monitor our situation, our friends and neighbors in the canyon are going to need our help and assistance in the coming days, weeks, and months ahead. If you or a family member who does not have transportation or who has a medical condition that needs transportation to please call METCOM at 503-982-2340. Please provide your name, phone number and address or email cityofstayton@ci.stayton.or.us with your information.

 

Marion County has declared a State of Emergency due to the wildfires. Governor Kate Brown Invokes the Emergency Conflagration Act in Response to Beachie Creek, Lionshead, and Holiday Farm Fire.

 

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UPDATE: As of 2:50 p.m. on September 8th

 

We want everyone to sign up for Emergency Notifications that get pushed out to your phone. Please use the link below, or go to the app store on your mobile device and search “Everbridge” to install.

 

https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736721950#/signup

 

The City of Stayton and the City of Sublimity are under a LEVEL 2 "Be Set" Evacuation Notice: Residents should be prepared to evacuate. Please prepare to take all pets, medication and essential items. You do not need to wait to evacuate the area, if you have a safe place to go, please do so. If you are evacuating, please drive safely and with courtesy toward other motorists. If you live EAST of the Stayton/Sublimity City Limits your situation may be different. Please review this link from Marion County Emergency Services: https://www.co.marion.or.us/Alerts

 

While we continue to monitor our situation, our friends and neighbors in the canyon are going to need our help and assistance in the coming days, weeks, and months ahead. If you or a family member who does not have transportation or who has a medical condition that needs transportation to please call METCOM at 503-982-2340. Please provide your name, phone number and address or email cityofstayton@ci.stayton.or.us with your information. Marion County has declared a State of Emergency due to the wildfires. Governor Kate Brown Invokes the Emergency Conflagration Act in Response to Beachie Creek, Lionshead, and Holiday Farm Fire.

 

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No updates since our 12:20 p.m. post, please see that post of all the information. There is one exception: NW Natural is going to be shutting down a gas main to the Canyon. There may be some Stayton customers affected. The shutdown will happen around noon today, and will impact 1285 (customers). The transmission line is being valved-off on the east side of Stayton (in the area of North 10th Ave), and will impact all customers downstream.

 

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UPDATE: As of 12:20 p.m. on September 8th, we plan on updating less frequently, unless there is a change of status.

 

The City of Stayton and the City of Sublimity are under a LEVEL 2 "Be Set" Evacuation Notice: Residents should be prepared to evacuate. Please prepare to take all pets, medication and essential items. You do not need to wait to evacuate the area, if you have a safe place to go, please do so. If you are evacuating, please drive safely and with courtesy toward other motorists. If you live EAST of the Stayton/Sublimity City Limits your situation may be different. Please review this link from Marion County Emergency Services. https://www.co.marion.or.us/Alerts

 

While we continue to monitor our situation, our friends and neighbors in the canyon are going to need our help and assistance in the coming days, weeks, and months ahead. If you or a family member who does not have transportation or who has a medical condition that needs transportation to please call METCOM at 503-982-2340. Please provide your name, phone number and address or email cityofstayton@ci.stayton.or.us with your information.

 

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UPDATE: The City of Stayton and Sublimity are still at LEVEL 2 as of 11:15 a.m. (The City of Aumsville has moved to LEVEL 2.)

 

We will update as soon as there is any change, and continue to provide regular updates for informational purposes. The City of Stayton and the City of Sublimity are under a LEVEL 2 "Be Set" Evacuation Notice: Residents should be prepared to evacuate. Please prepare to take all pets, medication and essential items. You do not need to wait to evacuate the area, if you have a safe place to go, please do so. If you are evacuating, please drive safely and with respect and courtesy toward other motorists.

 

If you live EAST of the City Limits your situation may be different. Please review this link from Marion County Emergency Services. https://www.co.marion.or.us/Alerts 

 

If you or a family member who does not have transportation or who has a medical condition that needs transportation to please call METCOM at 503-982-2340. Please provide your name, phone number and address or email cityofstayton@ci.stayton.or.us with your information.

 

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UPDATE: The City of Stayton and Sublimity are still at LEVEL 2 as of 10:15 a.m.

 

We will update as soon as there is any change, and continue to provide regular updates for informational purposes. The City of Stayton and the City of Sublimity are under a LEVEL 2 "Be Set" Evacuation Notice: Residents should be prepared to evacuate. Please prepare to take all pets, medication and essential items. You do not need to wait to evacuate the area, if you have a safe place to go, please do so. If you are evacuating, please drive safely and with respect and courtesy toward other motorists. If you live EAST of the City Limits your situation may be different. Please review this link from Marion County Emergency Services. https://www.co.marion.or.us/Alerts

 

If you or a family member who does not have transportation or who has a medical condition that needs transportation to please call METCOM at 503-982-2340. Please provide your name, phone number and address or email cityofstayton@ci.stayton.or.us with your information.

 

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UPDATE: The City of Stayton and Sublimity are still at LEVEL 2 as of 9:15 a.m.

 

We will update as soon as there is any change, and continue to provide regular updates for informational purposes. The City of Stayton and the City of Sublimity are under a LEVEL 2 "Be Set" Evacuation Notice: Residents should be prepared to evacuate. Please prepare to take all pets, medication and essential items. You do not need to wait to evacuate the area, if you have a safe place to go, please do so.

 

If you live EAST of the City Limits your situation may be different. Please review this link from Marion County Emergency Services. https://www.co.marion.or.us/Alerts

 

If you or a family member who does not have transportation or who has a medical condition that needs transportation to please call METCOM at 503-982-2340. Please provide your name, phone number and address or email cityofstayton@ci.stayton.or.us with your information.

 

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If you or a family member who does not have transportation or who has a medical condition that needs transportation to please call METCOM at 503-982-2340. Please provide your name, phone number and address or email cityofstayton@ci.stayton.or.us with your information.

 

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UPDATE: The City of Stayton and Sublimity are still at LEVEL 2 as of 8:30 a.m. We will update as soon as there is any change. The City of Stayton and the City of Sublimity are under a LEVEL 2 "Be Set" Evacuation Notice: Residents should be prepared to evacuate. Please prepare to take all pets, medication and essential items. If you live EAST of the City Limits your situation may be different. Please review this link from Marion County Emergency Services. https://www.co.marion.or.us/Alerts

 

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UPDATE: The City of Stayton and Sublimity are still at LEVEL 2 as of 7:45 a.m.

 

We will update this page as soon as there is any change. The City of Stayton and the City of Sublimity are under a LEVEL 2 "Be Set" Evacuation Notice: Residents should be prepared to evacuate. Please prepare to take all pets, medication and essential items.

 

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UPDATE: The City of Stayton and Sublimity are still at LEVEL 2 as of 7:36 a.m.

 

We will update as soon as there is any change. The City of Stayton and the City of Sublimity are under a LEVEL 2 "Be Set" Evacuation Notice: Residents should be prepared to evacuate. Please prepare to take all pets, medication and essential items.


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