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S ERVING THE S ILVERTON A REA S INCE 1880
50 C ENTS
A U NIQUE E DITION OF THE S TATESMAN J OURNAL
V OL . 136, N O . 5
W EDNESDAY , J ANUARY 18, 2017
Police seek pair
cars at trail head
WHITNEY M. WOODWORTH
Oregon State Police are searching for
a man and woman suspected of breaking
into several vehicles parked at Silver
Falls State Park trailhead and stealing
more than $10,000 in goods.
The pair burglarized vehicles parked
on the 214 Trailhead on Dec. 3 between
noon and 5 p.m., said OSP spokesman
Sgt. Kyle Hove . They stole a credit card
from one of the vehicles and used the sto-
len card at three Salem businesses.
Surveillance video at one of the busi-
nesses captured images of the suspects.
Another camera caught footage of a
Ford truck associated with the suspects.
The truck may have black rims and have
a diesel engine.
Anyone with information about the
suspects is asked to contact OSP Trooper
Elias Breen at 503-798-5035 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. Callers can ref-
erence case number SP16407520.
nal.com, call 503-399-6884 or follow on
OREGON STATE POLICE
State police are looking for a man and woman suspected of stealing more than $10,000 in items
from cars at Silver Falls.
Teens help clear roads
in Detroit and Idanha
PHOTOS BY MOLLY J. SMITH/STATESMAN JOURNAL
Linn County Sheriff’s deputies and the volunteer Search and Rescue team set out to knock on doors in Idanha on Thursday. The group
was checking in with residents of the area to see if they needed help, offering to dig out driveways, cars and sidewalks.
Emergency declared after heavy snowfall socks area
LAUREN E HERNANDEZ
Teenage volunteers plunged into
knee-deep snow to help clear Santiam
Canyon of snow Thursday.
The teenagers, members of Linn
County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue
team, armed themselves with broad,
metal shovels, knee-length boots, and
gloves before sunrise to help clear
pathways in Idanha.
Houses were blanketed, vehicles
disappeared under white mountains
and mailboxes peaked from under-
neath fresh snowfall. The teenage
volunteers dipped into snow reach-
ing up to their waists in some areas of
the canyon, with only their red jack-
ets and caps showing.
“They’re on call for any type of
search or rescue mission that we may
have,” said Joe Larsen, emergency
services coordinator for Linn Coun-
A loader with Marion County Public Works
scoops up snow from a narrow bridge in
Idanha on Thursday.
ty.” We’re checking on all the resi-
dents in this area to see how they’re
doing and see if they have any needs.”
Larsen said many of the residents
being checked on by his crews had
not left their homes for more than
two weeks due to the snowy condi-
The teenagers joined a multi-
county effort to help the two Santiam
Canyon cities dig themselves out of
more than one foot of snow in the face
of water pressure issues brought on
by thick snowfall.
Marion County Public Works sent
five operators, four dump trucks and
a loader up snowy Highway 22 on the
heels of Detroit and Idanha declaring
local emergencies due to extreme
“Tuesday night during our regular
scheduled council meeting the sub-
ject came up that we were in trouble
up here and people were being
blocked in and locked into their resi-
dences and needing to make access
for fire department issues, medical
Permit system fails to
stop camping damage
COURTESY OF MATT REEDER
This picture shows tents pitched on the fragile vegetation of
Jefferson Park, which causes ecological damage. These types
of campsites are one reason Forest Service visitors will need
to get a permit to camp at Jefferson Park in the future.
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DETROIT — The best laid plans sometimes go awry,
especially in Oregon’s most beautiful places.
Last summer, a new permit system was launched
for the 30 designated campsites in Jefferson Park, one
of the most popular backpacking spots in the Mount
The alpine meadow of wildflowers and lakes at the
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Fenced/Cross-Fenced, barn, pond, creek!
3bd/3ba ~ 3080 SqFt ~ 53.79 Acres
Joe & Dana Giegerich
Open Concept, Stylish Finishes, Quiet Cul-de-sac!
5bd/2.5ba ~ 3999 SqFt ~ .54 ac
Printed on recycled paper
JUSTIN MUCH/STAYTON MAIL
OPEN HOUSE! SUNDAY, JANUARY 22ND, 1-4 PM
Country Living! Bring Your Horse!
4803 Madrona Heights Dr. Silverton, OR 97381
Dual Living, Fenced, Room for Shop!
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See CAMPING, Page 2A
Police logs .............................2B
See MARKUM, Page 2A
Crews worked throughout December to
prepare the MarKum Inn for its reopening;
the building was destroyed by a 2014 fire.
See SNOW, Page 2A
Another update in #MarKumWatch:
The 125-year-old restaurant is welcom-
ing guests again.
The casual steakhouse outside Mt.
Angel and Silverton soft-opened the
weekend of Jan. 7, after the final bless-
ing of the fire marshal Jan. 6. The res-
taurant intended to open Jan. 4, but
owner Mark Burnett was delayed after
an inspection that day.
The restaurant will officially open
Tuesday, Jan. 10, according to general
manager Julio Valera. The restaurant
specializes in locally sourced steaks
and classic American fare, including
what Burnett calls “wood-fired food,” a
cheeky reference to the restaurant’s fi-
Burnett rebuilt the restaurant after
a fire destroyed the former building in
2014. Flames have plagued the Mar-
Kum Inn for years, with at least two
fires in recent history closing the res-
taurant for periods of time. In 1950, the
restaurant was known as the Marquam
Tavern, before it crumbled in a blaze
and reopened in the ‘70s.
“(A Marquam local)’s wife collects
matchbooks,” Burnett says, holding a
small white matchbook with worn
edges. “Sully and Vi owned the restau-
rant, or tavern as it was known then, the
Marquam Tavern, ... and we loved this:
‘Easy to find, hard to leave,’ was their
The MarKum Inn is hard to miss:
The large rancher-style sign juts out
over Highway 213 in the intersection of
119 N. Water St. Silverton, OR 97381 • 503.873.8600 • www.nworg.com