Santiam River

Lebanon Fire District

The Lebanon Fire District says life jackets are once again being stocked at three locations along the South Santiam River this summer. The agency says the jackets can be checked out at no charge by following the instructions at the kiosk.

Volunteers monitor the checkout stations twice a week to make sure the jackets are in good condition. The Fire District reminds users that returning a life jacket could save the life of the next person who uses it.

Rural Development Initiatives

Outdoor enthusiasts in Oregon will soon have another venue for their passion. Today (Monday) kicks off a project to link Sweet Home to the Willamette National Forest through a public access trail system.

About 36 private and public entities are coming together to launch the South Santiam River Corridor Project. They will commit to creating 12 miles of trails paralleling Highway 20. Sweet Home City Manager Craig Martin says the forest project will create jobs: