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Silver Creek Family Medicine to open
Group to start seeing patients April 2
Christena Brooks Special to Salem Statesman Journal
USA TODAY NETWORK
SILVERTON – Three local medical professionals
have struck out on their own, starting a new family
practice that will begin seeing patients April 2.
Dr. Nathan Bay, Dr. Katie Houts and Family Nurse
Practitioner Kelsey Hupp left Family Medical Group of
Silverton at the end of February to open Silver Creek
Family Medicine in a creek-side building they’ve been
remodeling since November.
“We are excited to take care of new patients – and
patients we’ve had relationships with – in a brand-
new space and with a brand-new model,” Bay said.
“I like the business of medicine,” Houts said. “I can’t
imagine life without taking care of patients.”
“It’s such a cool experience to find such wonderful
doctors to work with – doctors who care about patients
as much as these two do,” Hupp said.
Bay, Houts and Hupp are each full business part-
ners at Silver Creek Family Medicine, a practice de-
signed to see patients “2 days old to 102 years old,” Bay
They’ll offer family health care, well-child checks,
sports physicals, women’s health and gynecology, pre-
ventative medicine, chronic disease management,
mental health, medical procedures, urgent care needs,
orthopedics, colonoscopies, endoscopies and more,
according to their website.
They bought the C Street building, a 2,500-square-
foot former restaurant and physical therapy office,
from Arlene Harris in October. Located on the banks of
Silver Creek, it’s now being remodeled by Rich Duncan
The owners saved the building’s best-known fea-
ture, a stained glass window depicting a water wheel,
and reinstalled it above a large new entrance. Among
its many other upgrades, the office will include six ex-
am rooms and a small lab.
Bay, 38, will oversee the lab in addition to seeing pa-
OSAA 5A BASKETBALL ROUNDUP
Silverton teams wrap
up season with wins
tients. Born and raised in Silverton, he has undergrad-
uate degrees in biochemistry and theology from Lin-
field College, received his medical training at St. Louis
University, and completed his residency at OHSU’s
Cascades East Family Medicine Center in Klamath
Falls. His specialties are internal medicine, pediatrics
Houts, 47, moved to Silverton to practice here a dec-
ade ago. Before that, she owned her own office in Stay-
See MEDICINE, Page 2A
Eli Francovich The Spokesman-Review
A federal government analysis of the outdoor rec-
reation’s economic impact reaffirms what many con-
servation groups have said for decades. Outdoor rec-
reation is a big business.
For the first time ever, the U.S. Department of
Commerce looked specifically at the economic im-
pact of outdoor recreation. The analysis was pub-
lished last week.
The analysis found that outdoor recreation con-
tributed $373.7 billion to the nation’s Gross Domestic
Product in 2016, comprising 2 percent of GDP. In fact,
the outdoor recreation industry’s contribution to
See OUTDOOR, Page 2A
The Silverton girls basketball team defeated Bend in the third-place game of the OSAA 5A state
tournament at Gill Coliseum on March 9. To see more photos from these games, turn to Sports, page 1B.
PHOTOS BY GARY HOROWITZ/STATESMAN JOURNAL
The U.S. Department of Commerce found that
outdoor recreation contributed $373.7 billion to
the nation’s Gross Domestic Product in 2016.
Boys, girls squads show
resolve, fight to the very
end for final standings
ZACH URNESS/USA TODAY NETWORK
Gary Horowitz Salem Statesman Journal
USA TODAY NETWORK
CORVALLIS – After celebrating with his team in a
jubilant Silverton locker room, girls coach Tal Wold
joked that his team is “sliding backwards.”
The Foxes were state champions in 2016, runners-
up last year, and took home the third-place trophy Fri-
day with a 47-29 victory over Bend at Gill Coliseum.
Placing first, second and third in the OSAA 5A girls
state tournament the past three years is an impres-
sive run of excellence.
And don't forget to add a sixth-place finish in 2015
for senior co-captains and four-year starters Brooke
McCarty and Maggie Roth, who were the only return-
ing varsity players from last season's team.
“The career that we’ve had, coming to state every
year, is really special. Not every team gets to do that,”
said Roth, who scored eight points and grabbed four
rebounds in the third-place game. “It’s super cool that
we got to end here again and get third place.”
No. 5 seed Silverton (22-6) was coming off a 46-39
semifinal loss Thursday to No. 1 seed Marist, a game
the Foxes led by 11 points midway through the third
Silverton showed plenty of resolve against No. 6
seed Bend (22-6) and used a 19-0 run that began mid-
way through the third quarter to take command.
Sophomores Josslyn Ames and Ellie Schmitz, and
junior Jori Paradis made 3-pointers during the deci-
sive run that ended with Roth’s layup, giving the Foxes
a commanding 44-25 lead with 4:31 remaining.
The Silverton boys basketball team defeated South
Albany in the consolation championship to place
fourth in the Class 5A state tournament.
“We hit some shots, but we also got some shots at
the rim and that was super important,” Wold said.
“And we got a lot of stops.”
Paradis scored seven of her game-high 16 points in
the third quarter as Silverton turned a 19-18 halftime
deficit into a 35-25 advantage.
Silverton defeated Bend 36-25 at home Dec. 19 and
was the better team once again in the rematch.
“It's one of the happiest moments of my life right
now because we all just worked so hard and worked as
a team today. It was just so much fun,” Paradis said.
“We made the seniors proud and it was a good win to
get for them.”
McCarty, the Foxes’ floor leader, said it meant a lot
to conclude her high school basketball career with a
See ROUNDUP, Page 3A
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TCC Silverton furnished 10 teachers at Robert
Frost Elementary School with supply packs that in-
cluded pencils, pens, dry erase markers, erasers,
glue, paper, tissue boxes and sticky notes.
The donations were part of TCC’s parent company
Round Room LLC's fifth annual “Teachers Rock Sup-
ply Givaway” campaign.
“Robert Frost Elementary is very thankful for the
donation,” Robert Frost Principal Leslie Roache said.
“We are grateful for the kindness in our community.
“Their donation puts fresh supplies into our stu-
dents’ and teachers’ hands.”
TCC, a Verizon dealer, saw more than 500 of its
stores donate school supply packs to 5,000 teachers
across the U.S. Each participating store partnered
with a local school to select 10 teachers for supply
packs valued at $77 each.
Teachers Rock objective is to make ongoing in-
vestments in the local communities through TCC’s
“Culture of Good” movement.
The company noted that in 2017, it donated
172,000 backpacks with school supplies to children;
3,000 care kits to senior living communities; and
supply packs to more than 5,600 teachers and 2,500
veterans across the U.S.
“We are proud to give back to teachers for the fifth
year in a row,” said Round Room CEO Scott Moore-