The Canby Now Podcast
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 Timmy 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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Episode 174: What’s the Harms?

Episode 174: What’s the Harms?

May 27, 2020

News and More: Playgrounds at Canby parks are open! Psych. A Canby-based construction firm was a lifeline to many locally owned restaurants during the Covid-19 shutdown. And, I guess, rocks have babies now? Everything in so different in the coronavirus days.

Canby Conversation: Olivia Harms jokes that she never had much choice in her career as a singer-songwriter. Her mother, country legend Joni Harms, presented her on stage at a concert when she was only two days old. Now, she's back from a recent trip to Nashville, where she finally recorded her latest album — a project she has been working on for the better part of three years.

After the Break: The telephone is an invention we've all been appreciating quite a bit more during the stay-home orders of the past couple months. On Canby Then, we begin our look at the history of the town's telephone service — one that dates all the way back to 1904.

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Episode 173: Just a Phase

Episode 173: Just a Phase

May 24, 2020

News and More: The state has approved Columbia Distributing's application for the Strategic Investment Program, which will save the company an estimated $5.1 million in local property taxes over the next 15 years. More baaaaaad news for events this summer, and a couple of Canby sports heroes are honored just in time for their college graduations.

Canby Conversation: Canby has officially entered phase 1 of reopening from the Covid-19 shutdowns, and Canby Area Chamber of Commerce Director Kyle Lang joins us to predict what that might look like. Spoiler alert: It's going to look a little different for pretty much everybody. Face masks may not be required, but patience will be.

After the Break: The Canby Now Podcast takes a moment to honor and remember our nation's heroes. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Happy Memorial Day.

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Episode 172: The Bad Flu

Episode 172: The Bad Flu

May 20, 2020

News and More: Canby School District voters have passed a 20-year, $75 million bond measure to repair and improve schools, increase security and upgrade technology. Clackamas County has applied for Phase 1 reopening. An employee at the Safeway grocery store in Molalla has tested positive for Covid-19.

Canby Conversation: Canby has seen 29 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, according to the Oregon Health Authority. One of them was Katerina Wert, who shares her experience today. Covid-19 was like a bad case of the flu, she said, which also gave her pneumonia: Definitely something to take seriously, but not something to be afraid of.

After the Break: Today, Canby's modern pump system generates more than 8 million gallons of water per day — and more than 20 million complaints (during the summer months anyway). But, how did it come to be? A look back at the town's waterworks — and the "Father of Irrigation" we have to thank for it, on Canby Then.

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Episode 171: Face (Mask) the Music

Episode 171: Face (Mask) the Music

May 17, 2020

News and More: Frustration is building (heh) about new guidelines requiring face coverings at retail stores, including at Bricks & Minifigs Canby, which tried to buck the trend this weekend. Clackamas County completes its draft reopening plan, while still falling short of the states guidelines for contact tracing, isolation preparedness and PPE.

Canby Conversation: Bob Oblack and a group of like-minded Molalla residents are giving new meaning to the phrase "playing in the park." Their Pianos in the Park program pairs unwanted pianos with creative artists to create unique musical additions to public spaces — and it may be coming soon to a park near you.

After the Break: Canby Mayor Brian Hodson reflects on the state of the human condition and the divisions in our midst, which he declines to blame on the media (thank you) or even the government. 

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Episode 170: Bond, School Bond

Episode 170: Bond, School Bond

May 13, 2020

News and More: A Canby law firm is one of two to sue the governor this week on claims that her executive orders violate business owners' constitutional rights. Also, everything fun was canceled this week: Canby's Independence Day Celebration, the Cutsforth's Cruise-In, the Big Night Out and (sob) the Clackamas County Fair. On the bright side, our old library might be turned into a bar and arcade.

Canby Conversation: On Feb. 26, the Canby School Board voted to place a 20-year, $75 million bond issue on the ballot for the May primary. Two days later, Oregon’s first case of the novel coronavirus was confirmed, and the state has never been the same. On the Canby Conversation today, an edited version of a local media availability with board member Sara Magenheimer, discussing what has changed with regard to the bond, and why it still matters.

After the Break: Speaking of stuff that matters, that electricity is pretty great, eh? On Canby Then, we look at the history of electricity in Canby, including the time almost the entire city went back to using oil lamps, to protest prices so high that the local newspaper — unironically — compared them to the American revolution.

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Episode 169: Bummer Days

Episode 169: Bummer Days

May 10, 2020

News and More: Well, it's official. 2020 is the absolute worst. Governor Kate Brown will not lift her restrictions on large gatherings until at least October. The summer fair season is over before it even began. In other news, counties across the state may begin reopening their economies as early as May 15, but Clackamas County will not be among them.

Canby Conversation: Breaking news: this summer is going to be a bummer. Joining us on the Canby Conversation today is Jason Fellman, co-owner and co-organizer of Harefest, and a concert promoter and musician. He tells us how the coronavirus has devastated the complicated ecosystem that is the live entertainment industry, and how you can help.

After the Break: This summer will at least still include one of our favorite pastimes: complaining about the town's drinking water. Algae that blooms in the Molalla River each year are the source of frequent concerns. John Runyon and Jason Faucera, of the Molalla River Water Drinking Water Project, tell us why it happens and what can be done to fix it.

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Episode 168: A Safer Place

Episode 168: A Safer Place

May 6, 2020

News and More: Pappy's Greasy Spoon in downtown Canby opened for in-person dining Friday and Saturday, in violation of Governor Kate Brown’s executive orders. Five Clackamas County mayors call on the governor to accelerate her plans to allow smaller, more rural cities to reopen for business — or allow them to draft and implement their own.

Canby Conversation: Isolation may be key to mitigating the spread of COVID-19, but it can also help create the ideal circumstances for domestic violence to thrive. Melissa Erlbaum, of Clackamas Women's Services, tells us how to spot the warning signs, the local resources that are available and what you can do to help.

After the Break: We check in with our friends in Molalla, who honored first responders and local essential workers this week with a special program called "Piano in the Park." And we learn about Edward Richard Sprigg Canby, the little-known Civil War general the entire town and most everything in it is named after.

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