The Canby Now Podcast
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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Episode 187: Don’t Touch that Ball!

Episode 187: Don’t Touch that Ball!

July 12, 2020

News and More: Ladies and gentlemen, re-start your engines: The Cutsforth’s Cruise-In is back on for this summer. The state is blaming small gatherings, including exercise classes, weddings and birthday parties for the rise in Covid-19. Several area residents demonstrated in support of police and the president over Interstate 5 this week. 

Canby Conversation: Many high school sports restarted in-person practices this week, though it looked very different. Like, very different. Like football-without-footballs different. But to district Athletic Director Ben Winegar, it's still worth it, because sports "is something that really brings everyone together, at a time when we are so isolated and apart." 

After the Break: Canby High School football coach Jimmy Joyce returns to the Canby Now Podcast to talk about his week back in the sun. Seeing the smiles on his players' faces has reminded him why he got into this business, he says.

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Episode 186: Tucker’s Got Talent

Episode 186: Tucker’s Got Talent

July 8, 2020

News and More: No new cases of Covid-19 were reported at the Marquis Hope Village Post-Acute Rehab center for the first week in over a month — but the total count for the Canby area rose anyway, from 118 to 127. And there will be no phase 2 reopening for the tri-county area this weekend — as key measures the counties use for tracking Covid-19 continue to move in the wrong direction.

Canby Conversation: Canby High School grad Tucker Hunter has seen more than his fair share of success in the world of competitive cheer, but his career was raised to new heights — pun, as always, intended — with a dazzling debut on America’s Got Talent last week that had celebrity judges Sofia Vergara, Eric Stonestreet, Howie Mandel and even Simon Cowell, well, cheering.

Links: https://www.facebook.com/agt/videos/314977449896363/ 

After the Break: On Canby Then this week, we look at a simpler time, when the city's population numbered barely 200 — and the most pressing issue facing the newly minted Canby City Council was how to keep residents' chicken coops from encroaching onto city streets.

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Episode 185: Don’t Worry, Be Hoppy

Episode 185: Don’t Worry, Be Hoppy

July 6, 2020

News and More: it was a July Fourth with no parade and no celebration at the park — but plenty of fireworks. Canby Fire is seeing a sharp increase in the number of cardiac emergencies — even as survival rates plummet. Dr. Sean Stone, an ER physician and medical director for several local fire districts, says now would be the worst time to let our guard down in the fight against Covid-19.

Canby Conversation: With zoos and most other diversions closed, and with the pumpkin patch and Christmas tree season looking quite uncertain, Frog Pond Farm in Wilsonville decided to try a bold idea one weekend: an in-car safari. Twelve hundred cars showed up, either because they all thought it was a good idea, too — or they were just so desperate to get out of the house anything would sound fun. Owner Justin Timm tells us the story.

Links: Frog Pond Farm on Facebook

After the Break: A man was arrested at a Canby gas station last month for trying to get into other people's cars. It's OK, though; he did have a good reason: He thought they were taxis. That's right: It's everyone's favorite segment, Police Beat, with Tyler Clawson. 

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Episode 184: It’s a Hoot

Episode 184: It’s a Hoot

July 1, 2020

News and More: Masks are now required in all indoor spaces in the state of Oregon. Calvin LeSueur, the city of Canby employee who contracted Covid-19 in May, is opening up about his experience in the hopes that it may help others. The Canby Fire District prepares for a July Fourth in the coronavirus era.

Canby Conversation: Robert and Lesley Wise were given the go-ahead earlier this year on their plans to turn their 20-acre former nursery property south of Canby into a premier wedding venue — just in time for the Covid-19 pandemic. The timing wasn't great, but their vision is amazing, and they tell us all about it on today's episode. 

See also: Lavender Owl Farm and The Hoot Disc Golf Course

After the Break: On Canby Then, we remember Asa "Ace" Jenson, one of the victims of the coronavirus outbreak at Marquis Hope Village Post-Acute Rehab center in Canby. 

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Episode 183: Checking Out

Episode 183: Checking Out

June 28, 2020

News and More: A large crowd gathered at Wait Park Friday in a show of support for Canby police and all law enforcement. The city has closed the book on The Beer Library (sob). And though it is overwhelmingly preferred by students and families, fully in-person instruction is unlikely in the Canby School District next year.

Canby Conversation: Canby Public Library Director Irene Green and her dedicated staff worked hard for years to build library attendance and usage. Then, Covid-19 forced them to close for months. We always thought librarians liked the library quiet — but not this quiet. Also, she shares the sad news that, in a couple months, she will be checking out.

After the Break: Mail fraud, attempted shoplifting, and lots and lots of methamphetamine. That's right: It's a double helping of everyone's favorite segment, Police Beat, with Tyler Clawson.

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Episode 182: Ace

Episode 182: Ace

June 24, 2020

News and More: Despite the pleas of county commissioners and local chambers of commerce, the governor has denied Clackamas County's unilateral application for phase 2 reopening. An employee at the Canby Fred Meyer has tested positive for Covid-19. A formal recall effort of Oregon City Mayor Dan Holladay is underway.

Canby Conversation: Ten deaths have been linked to the Covid-19 outbreak at Marquis Hope Village. One of those, sadly, was Ace Jenson, a beloved former pastor who died on June 16 at the age of 89. Joining us today is his wife, Ione, who tells us about the man with whom she would have celebrated their 66th anniversary this week — if not for the coronavirus.

After the Break: On Canby Then this week, the story of Howard Belton, the farmer who did such a good job as secretary of the Canby Telephone Association the governor made him treasurer of the entire state. ... OK — it was a little more complicated than that.

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Episode 181: Chop Chop

Episode 181: Chop Chop

June 21, 2020

News and More: Starting this Wednesday, face masks will be required in indoor places in seven of Oregon's most populous counties, including Clackamas. Meanwhile,  the county and more than a dozen local chambers are pushing back against her decision to lump Clackamas County with its Portland metro area neighbors for future reopening decisions. A local group plans an event this Friday in solidarity  with Canby police.

Canby Conversation: The Canby Farmers Market has been off to a great start this year, despite the coronavirus and some of the worst weather you could imagine. Organizer Alexis Purcell and Francke discuss some of their favorite vendors so far, including the amazing Chop Chop Chicken Sundaes, and what the future holds, including a surprise July Fourth market.

After the Break: Canby singer/songwriter Aly Whelchel's latest song, "America," is a powerful reflection on racial violence and injustice. 

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Episode 180: Wraith of Sunshine

Episode 180: Wraith of Sunshine

June 17, 2020

News and More: The death toll at Marquis Hope Village has risen to seven, while a flood of support has come in for residents and staff. Oregon City is mulling its options for how to deal with its own mayor, whose recent comments and behavior have sparked a recall effort and angered his fellow commissioners.

Canby Conversation: Meet Mitchell Underwood, Canby's homegrown comic creator, a published comic book author and illustrator at only 20 years old. A lifelong Batman fan, he specializes in dark, gritty stories where the entire deck seems stacked against the protagonist. Here in 2020, we just call that "the news."

After the Break: On Canby Then, the incredible story of "Big Jim" Baker, the larger-than-life frontiersman, trapper, hunter, fur trader, farmer, explorer, army scout, interpreter, soldier, rancher and mountain man who may have had as many as 20 wives, and whom the town of Canby was almost named after.

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Episode 179: Buffalo Larry

Episode 179: Buffalo Larry

June 14, 2020

News and More: The Covid-19 outbreak at Marquis Hope Village Post-Acute Rehab has grown to 69 total cases as of Sunday, and three deaths. The obvious question is, "How did this happen?" We share everything we know. The governor hits the pause button on counties reopening, while the Supreme Court sides with her in regard to the legality of her coronavirus executive orders.

Canby Conversation: Larry Benson, Aurora resident and owner of Benson's Corner Espresso on Ehlen Road, tells about his connection to Buffalo Bill Cody, a distant cousin whom he strives to emulate in both his appearance and in spirit. His resemblance to the legendary figure has led to some humorous moments — especially during family reunions in Cody, Wyoming.

After the Break: You asked; they delivered. A drive-in movie theater is coming to the Clackamas County Fairgrounds in Canby this summer. Marketing and Events Coordinator Tyler Nizer gives us the scoop.

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Episode 178: Pool Rules

Episode 178: Pool Rules

June 10, 2020

News and More: The good news: Schools can reopen this fall. The bad news: The guidelines are such that some parents may wish they hadn't bothered. A Covid-19 outbreak at a Canby senior care climbs to 34 confirmed cases and is now one of the largest in the state. The mayor of Oregon City gets rebuked for his comments about systemic racism in policing.

Canby Conversation: Canby Realtor Donna Ellison tells the joys and travails of owning and restoring one of the town's finest older homes, once the abode of longtime City Attorney Wade Bettis. Of course, being a lawyer, with one of Canby's first pools, he had a long list of rules — which Donna and her husband found during their renovation.

After the Break: On Canby Then this week, we revisit one of the strangest and most colorful episodes of Canby’s history: the marriage of local schoolteacher Rosamund Shaw to her 16-year-old student Clifford LeRoy Samuelson in 1924. Rosamund was about 10 years older, which, we guess, makes her the original Canby cougar.

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177: Welcome to the Neighborhood

177: Welcome to the Neighborhood

June 7, 2020

News and More: A new outbreak of Covid-19 has been reported in a senior care facility, with 16 residents and two staff members at Marquis Hope Village testing positive so far. The mayor of Oregon City has come under fire for comments he made about police killings, while Mayor Brian Hodson shares his own thoughts on the murder of George Floyd and the global unrest it has sparked.

Canby Conversation: Welcome to the neighborhood, Columbia Distributing! Andy Geisler and Lindsi Taylor join the Canby Conversation this week to discuss their new, 530,000 square foot facility in Canby, the unprecedented challenges that have been brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, their thoughts on becoming part of the local community and what the future holds. Cheers!

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Episode 176: Black Lives Matter

Episode 176: Black Lives Matter

June 3, 2020

Unrest and demonstrations have rocked the nation's capital and many cities across the country — including Portland and other places in Oregon — in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. In today's episode, we bring you stories of the impact the protests have had in Canby and our in-depth interview with Police Chief Bret Smith, who shares his thoughts on the demonstration, the role of police and the tragic killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died at the hands of four Minneapolis police officers one week ago. 

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Episode 175: Pod and Circumstance

Episode 175: Pod and Circumstance

May 31, 2020

News and More: A city of Canby employee who worked at the civic building has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The town's newest naturopath recently helped supervise clinical trials of an experimental treatment for Covid-19. Canby High School celebrates its senior and multi-sport athletes.

Canby Conversation: Canby High School Principal Greg Dinse joins to talk about the challenges of celebrating a class of 400 at a time when gatherings larger than 10 have been banned. We were a little disappointed he didn't bring the bagpipes, but we'll get over it.

After the Break: "Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young," or so they say. Well, we're not about to let that stop us. 

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