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It‘s a newspaper for your ears! New episodes every Monday and Thursday. A podcast of The Canby Current and

It‘s a newspaper for your ears! New episodes every Monday and Thursday. A podcast of The Canby Current and


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It‘s a newspaper for your ears! New episodes every Monday and Thursday. A podcast of The Canby Current and




Episode 364: Run, Tommy, Run

News and More: More than a week after the polls closed, Clackamas County is still struggling to dig itself out from a mountain of tens of thousands of uncounted votes. In sports, Canby is one of the Cinderella stories of this year's state baseball tournament. Canby Conversation: Speaking of state champions, we are chatting with Canby senior athlete Tommy O'Neil, fresh off his record-breaking victory in the 800-meter run at OSAA State Track and Field Championships at legendary Hayward Field...


Episode 363: Mr. Anderson

News and More: Clackamas County's election debacle worsens, as delays — and complaints — pile up. A 16-year-old dies in a two-car crash near Canby. A juvenile is in custody after allegedly firing a handgun in the parking lot of a Clackamas mall. Canby Conversation: Nationally recognized entertainer and friend of the show Scott Anderson brought his acclaimed magic show to Canby this weekend. In his honor, we look back at one of our very first interviews, where he tells his story of how it...


Episode 362: Miss the Vote

News and More: Canby's Christine Drazan is the Republican nominee for governor. Clackamas County's election results face severe delays. The community mourns the loss of a young man killed by a train. Canby Conversation: With Francke sidelined with Covid this week, we bring you a live press conference from Clackamas County Chair Tootie Smith on the delayed election results and what's being done to fix it. This Week's Sponsors: DirectLink, Ellison Team Homes, Marquis Hope Village, The Book...


Episode 361: Upset of the Century

News and More: Covid cases are again on the rise, as Oregon officials mark the sad milestone of a million coronavirus-related American deaths. Closer to home, several cases of the virus derail Canby High School's production of Sweeney Todd. Canby Conversation: We look back on our conversation with Canby High School grad Larry Owings — the only man to ever defeat legendary wrestler and coach Dan Gable. This Week's Sponsors: DirectLink, Ellison Team Homes, Marquis Hope Village, The Book...


Episode 360: Little Piece of My Art

News and More: Nurses at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center have voted to authorize a strike — possibly setting the stage for the staff of Providence Willamette Falls, which serves Canby and Oregon City, to do the same. Canby Conversation: We catch up with Shelley and Eric Arndt, owners of the Art-O-Maddic art gallery and maker space in downtown Canby, on the eve of their one-year anniversary — and what an eventful first year in business it has been. This Week's Sponsors: DirectLink,...


Episode 359: Mom’s the Word

News and More: Election results may be delayed in Clackamas County due to a printing issue affecting thousands of ballots. A new poll suggests gubernatorial candidate Christine Drazan has emerged as the GOP frontrunner. Canby High School gets a new principal. Canby Conversation: Francke forget to get his mom a Mother's Day gift this year, so she's getting the gift of air time? Seriously, this conversation has been in the works for a long time — and just may give you a glimpse at a side of...


Episode 358: Count Me Ren

News and More: The Canby school and athletic communities mourn the loss of one of their own. A Portland man dies in an officer-involved shooting at a truck stop near Aurora. Canby Conversation: We catch up with Shana Casey of the Oregon Renaissance Faire, an event that feels like about 500 years ago — and not just because of the historically accurate setting. This Week's Sponsors: DirectLink, Ellison Team Homes, Marquis Hope Village, The Book Nook, Mason for Oregon, Wild Hare Saloon, Canby...


Episode 357: Finding Sister Debbie

News and More: The Canby City Council considers seven candidates to replace one of their own. Senator Ron Wyden tests positive for Covid-19. The tear continues for the Canby Cougars softball team. Canby Conversation: We revisit one of our first-ever conversations from 2018 on the Canby Now Podcast, in which a local man manages to track down his long-lost sister after decades of separation. This Week's Sponsors: DirectLink, Ellison Team Homes, Marquis Hope Village, The Book Nook, Mason for...


Episode 356: The Rookie

News and More: Providence nurses vote on whether to declare a strike. President Joe Biden speaks at the Portland International Airport. A local band is robbed while on tour in Texas. The ham burglar strikes Oregon City. Canby Conversation: Pastor Rob Dressler, minister of the historic Canby Evangelical Church, recalls his background as a high school baseball star who made it to the big leagues and the calling behind his new vocation. This Week's Sponsors: DirectLink, Ellison Team Homes,...


Episode 355: That’s Fire

News and More: With the May primary just weeks away, neither Republicans nor Democrats seem to have settled on a clear frontrunner in the governor's race. President Joe Biden plans to visit Oregon. An eighth-grade skydiving sensation claims silver. Canby Conversation: We catch up with the recently named International Arson Investigator of the Year, Nicole Brewer, who got her start with the Canby Fire District. She explains the work — and challenges — that go into investigating the cause of...


Episode 354: Gimme Fiber

News and More: Hope Village residents restore a pair of 150-year-old desks recovered from the Mark Prairie Schoolhouse. Canby native Carrie Tillotson publishes her debut children's book. The Canby Cougar softball team earns its most impressive win yet. Canby Conversation: Thousands of area residents are far ahead of the curve in access to high-speed broadband internet, thanks to DirectLink's decade-long mission to expand its fiber-optic cable network to every member. Eric Kehler tells the...


Episode 353: That’s Bananas

News and More: PGE moves to condemn disputed property at Willamette Falls that holds cultural and spiritual significance to native tribes. A Canby junior is named Oregon FBLA state president. Canby Conversation: Canby native and author Carrie Tillotson talks about her debut children's book, Counting to Bananas, which comes out this week. Learn more at This Week's Sponsors: DirectLink, Ellison Team Homes, Marquis Hope Village, The Book Nook, Mason for Oregon, Wild Hare...


Episode 352: Coming Up Roses

News and More: Canby City Councilor David Bajorin steps down after six months. A Canby man thanks the first responders who saved his life. A fifth resentencing for Oregon's most prolific serial killer gets delayed. Canby Conversation: Laurel Roses, a Mulino resident and Republican candidate for Oregon's 5th Congressional District, talks redistricting, state and local politics — and the best cinnamon rolls in the Molalla area. This Week's Sponsors: DirectLink, Ellison Team Homes, Marquis...


Episode 351: Mr. Hieb Goes to Salem

News and More: The summer of 2022 is just around the corner, and Canby is coming back — with a bang. Tin & Paisley Boutique opens downtown. The Cougars' head basketball coach is stepping down after his most successful season. Canby Conversation: We welcome new State Representative James Hieb, who was appointed to represent District 39 in the middle of the fury of a legislative short session. He tells us about the experience — and how he still managed to get things done. This Week's...


Episode 350: The Juice Is Out There

Don't know about y'all, but where we come from, April 1 means something. Featuring Chris Waffle. This Week's Sponsors: DirectLink, Ellison Team Homes, Marquis Hope Village, The Book Nook, Wild Hare Saloon, Canby Foursquare Church, Odd Moe's Pizza, The Odd Pod, Reif & Hunsaker P.C., Retro Revival Please support our show! To listen without ads, and ensure we can continue to bring you important news and amazing stories you can't get anywhere else, join Canby Now Plus today! For details, visit...


Episode 349: Welcome Home

News and More: More than $100 million has come to Clackamas County for the construction of a new courthouse and replacement of the Willamette Falls Locks. Hundreds of native trees will be planted this weekend at Willow Creek. Canby Conversation: In recognition of Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day next week (March 29 and 30), we revisit a 2019 conversation with Ken and Malinda Buckles of Remembering America's Heroes on their efforts to honor Vietnam vets. This Week's Sponsors: DirectLink,...


Episode 348: Gamester’s Paradise

News and More: Thirty trees are coming down around Canby this week, as the cleanup from the devastating ice storm more than a year ago continues. The arsonist suspected in the 2020 fire at the former Blue Heron mill is found guilty. Canby Conversation: Join us as we dive into a bit of nostalgia with Jordan Elting, one of the founders and owners of the Reset Button Arcade in Tigard — which recently opened and boasts a couple of interesting Canby connections. This Week's Sponsors:...


Episode 347: Back to Normal-ish

News and More: Sad news as a missing child died this week after being found in a creek near their home. A herd of cows was loosed on I-5 when a trailer crashed. Canby Fire honors a heroic fifth-grader. Canby Conversation: We catch up with Steve Nelson of The Canby Center, which has never been busier as they serve some of the most vulnerable working poor families in our local community. This Week's Sponsors: DirectLink, Ellison Team Homes, Marquis Hope Village, The Book Nook, Wild Hare...


Episode 346: School of Thought

News and More: The Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission plans to build the new center for its statewide distribution operations in Canby. A conversation between two city councilors before a vote raises questions. Canby Conversation: We check in with Ali Thomas, of Willamette Connections Academy, who was educating kids through distance learning before it was cool. Website: After the Break: The history of the Oregon City School...


Episode 345: On Point

News and More: The largest seizure of fentanyl in state history goes down in the parking lot of the Oregon City Home Depot. The Clackamas County Fairgrounds nets a new director. Downtown Canby gets a little more inviting. Canby Conversation: We catch up with Alex Evans, star point guard for the Canby Cougars boys basketball team, who wrapped up his remarkable four-year high school basketball career last week. After the Break: We meet the family band, Mae Day, in the basement of the Canby...