WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2018 ܂ SILVERTONAPPEAL.COM PART OF THE USA TODAY NETWORK Detroit Dam plan has cost $8M so far Expert: Project going to need another $100M, decade worth of work Overview of Detroit Downstream Passage Project Bill Poehler Salem Statesman Journal USA TODAY NETWORK It's taken a decade and $8 million in planning for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to develop a plan to correct the temperature of the North Santiam River downstream of Detroit Dam. And the project is going to need at least another decade and cost $100 million to construct it. That doesn’t include the cost of defending lawsuits and that’s if it doesn’t hit any more snags. “It’s going to be an expensive project and not with- out impacts,” said Erik Peterson, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Willamette Valley project operations man- ager. In 2008, the Corps came to a legal agreement called a Biological Opinion to correct water temperatures in the North Santiam River – as well as in numerous other sites in the Willamette River Basin – to pre-dam condi- tions. The goal is to provide upstream passage for ﬁsh to preserve native salmon species. One of the ﬁrst temperature control tower concepts the Corps presented to the public required a two-year drawdown of Detroit Lake to 1,310 feet above sea level to facilitate construction in dry conditions. See DAM, Page 2A Silverton Food Co-op passes member goal Kelly Janes, an environmental resource specialists for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, makes a presentation about the Detroit Dam ﬁsh passage project. BILL POEHLER/STATESMAN JOURNAL Two Marion County bridges to undergo work David Davis Salem Statesman Journal USA TODAY NETWORK A project will give two county bridges over Pud- ding River a surface treatment. According to Marion County oﬃcials, the bridges west of Mt. Angel will see single-lane closures on Au- gust 14 and 15 while crews apply two coats of a thin bond epoxy overlay. The overlay is used to protect and extend the life of the road surface on the bridge. The ﬁrst bridge is located on Nusom Road NE, east of Torvend Road NE. The second is on Saratoga Drive NE, west of the intersection with 114th Street NE and Hook Road NE. Campﬁres prohibited in wilderness areas Zach Urness Salem Statesman Journal USA TODAY NETWORK A rendering of the Kitsap Community Food Co-op, a grocery cooperative with a vision similar to that of the Silverton Food Co-op. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE KITSAP COMMUNITY FOOD CO-OP Board president: Now we begin ‘site selection process’ Emily Teel Salem Statesman Journal USA TODAY NETWORK Last weekend, the Silverton Food Co-op reached the halfway point of their goal of signing-up 1,000 member-owners by the time they open the doors of a cooperative grocery store in Silverton. Thanks to sign-ups at the Silverton Farmers Mar- ket and online the co-op now has the backing of 502 households. "500 member-owners means that we start talking to real estate people and lenders," said Jason Codner, Silverton Food Co-op Board president. It means, he said, "we start getting serious about ﬁnalizing the business plan ... to begin that site selec- tion process." Codner has been involved with the cooperative since it ﬁrst incorporated in 2015, an eﬀort by commu- nity members to open a grocery store in Silverton owned by the members themselves. The vision is similar to that of other area coopera- tives including First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op in Corvallis and People's Food Co-op, Alberta Cooper- ative Grocery, and Food Front Cooperative Grocery in Portland. "A big part of what we're currently doing," said Codner, "is trying to reach out, educating our commu- nity, teaching people what a food co-op is." The organization's vision is that of opening a "com- munity-owned grocery store that provides conve- nient access to a variety of locally raised or produced foods and other products and to foster a healthy and economically viable environment for our farmers and our community." "We're in a fantastic location for farms and ranch- ers," Codner said. "They see the potential to year- round access to consumers." He hopes that to co-op will provide these local pro- ducers with a consistent market for their products, especially during the fall and winter months when area farmers markets aren't operating. "Everybody's impacted when a food coop opens - All campﬁres have been banned in wilderness areas managed by Willamette and Deschutes nation- al forests, oﬃcials announced on Thursday. The ban, due to increased wildﬁre danger, outlaws campﬁres in nine wilderness areas and around 600,000 acres between Mount Jeﬀerson and Dia- mond Peak. Most of the wilderness areas are located between Salem and Eugene on the west side and Bend on the east. They are used primarily by backpackers. Camp stoves that run on propane or liquid fuels and have an on/oﬀ switch remain legal, a news re- See FIRES, Page 2A See CO-OP, Page 2A Online at SilvertonAppeal.com Vol. 137, No. 34 News updates: ܂ Breaking news ܂ Get updates from the Silverton area Photos: ܂ Photo galleries Serving the Silverton Area Since 1880 A Unique Edition of the Statesman Journal 50 cents ©2018 Printed on recycled paper FREE! EASY! SALEM, OR LOCALLY GROWN SWEET & CRISP! 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