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Now Hear This: Canby

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February 2, 2023 47 min

News and More: The Backstop Bar & Grill unveils plans for a major expansion, including a brewery, taphouse, Italian restaurant and rooftop bar. A late-night string of break-ins hits five Canby businesses.

Canby Conversation: With Valentine's Day around the corner, we look back on last year's interview with Vern and Dar Hopper, two Canby lovebirds who have been married more than 70 years.

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News and More: Downtown Canby will never be the same after Gwynn's Coffeehouse announced its plans to close in March. The Canby Center launches the public phase of its major expansion and capital campaign. Harefest goes to 11.

Canby Conversation: Todd and Tessa Koch, of TMK Creamery and TMK Distillery, talk about their multifaceted family-run dairy operation — and why it's so important to them to give the public an educatio...

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January 19, 2023 49 min

News and More: The Canby Beer Library has pivoted yet again, with a new design that will have to be reheard through the city planning process. (Owner Bryce Morrow promises this is the last time.) Also, Canby basketball gets unified.

Canby Conversation: Steve Nelson, director of development for The Canby Center, joins to talk about the recently launched public phase of the nonprofit's $8 million capital campaign — and why it'...

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January 12, 2023 44 min

News and More: The Canby School District may have found a taker for its generous offer to save the historic White Building at Carus Elementary. Canby's new state and congressional representatives take their oaths.

Canby Conversation: Crystal Rose-Fricker, president of Pure Seed, talks football! (Not that kind.) Her Canby-based company is a global leader in grass seed production and production — and had a starring (albeit under-...

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December 26, 2022 56 min

In this holiday special, we bring you two interviews on location, one with Canby Center Executive Director Ray Keen on the night of the nonprofit's annual outreach, and one with Sharon Schneider, longtime organizer of the Canby Kiwanis Community Food & Toy Drive.

We wrap with a recording of the always-incredible Canby High School Cantalinas' traditional performance of the Canby Area Chamber of Commerce's holiday lun...

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December 22, 2022 52 min

News and More: We may or may not see a white Christmas, but weather forecasters are sure the Canby area, like much of the country, is about to experience colder temperatures than have been seen in years. Law enforcement step up patrols during the holiday season to discourage drunk drivers. Oregon doubles down on EVs.

Canby Conversation: The holidays can be a difficult time for individuals and families, especially those impacted by ...

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December 15, 2022 42 min

News and More: The Highway 99E revamp is officially underway. Officials are investigating a series of "deliberate attacks" at Pacific Northwest electrical substations. An annual fundraiser kicks off for Hopkins Demonstration Forest.

Canby Conversation: We're discussing a double comeback, as general manager Travis Sauvain shares the plans for the return of Jarboe's Grill at a new location, the former Route 99 Roadhou...

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December 12, 2022 51 min

News and More: Canby Police and Fred Meyer treat 15 lucky youngsters to an unforgettable experience at Shop With a Cop. Nurses accuse Providence of "ongoing wage theft." The historic Barlow House gets lit for the holidays.

Canby Conversation: Canby has many beloved community Christian traditions, but perhaps none is more unique than having our very own Elf: No. 314! Linda Tate returns to tell how she got into the elfing bus...

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December 8, 2022 45 min

News and More: Hundreds descend on downtown Canby to welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus and Light Up the Night. Winter weather hits Clackamas County. Breakfast With Santa returns to the Clackamas County Fairgrounds.

Canby Conversation: Over the past nearly 30 years, Jeff Hartwell has worked to keep the reason for the season central to his home Christmas display. On today's episode, the Hartwells share why they work so hard to share t...

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December 1, 2022 46 min

News and More: The officers' use of deadly force in a shooting in Milwaukie earlier this year that killed a 24-year-old Black man has been ruled justified. The Friends of the Library bring back their second annual Canby Christmas Tour of Lights.

Canby Conversation: Adam Zagel of Holiday Light Solution talks about one of his biggest projects this season: Lighting the iconic and historic Barlow House on Highway 99E. And, we look ...

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November 24, 2022 55 min

News and More: The Canby Area Chamber of Commerce introduces its new CEO. Canby Police stop 139 during a heightened traffic safety detail. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds.

Canby Conversation: It goes to 11? Indeed it does, if you're talking about This Is Spinal Tap — or the Mother of All Tribute Band Festivals, Harefest. Promoter and musician Jason Fellman joins to talk Harefe...

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November 21, 2022 47 min

News and More: The Oregon Department of Transportation's long-awaited overhaul of Highway 99E through Canby is finally underway. City Councilor Sarah Spoon announces her plans to resign midway through her second term. 

Canby Conversation: Local restaurateur Matt Morrissey talks about the fabulous, gourmet menu for his upcoming wine dinner at Wayward Sandwiches on Nov. 29, and why he's willing to put his money where his mout...

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November 14, 2022 45 min

News and More: Conservatives do well in local, state and federal elections in Oregon. The Canby Center plans a major expansion. Two Canby seniors earn statewide leadership positions for the Association of Student Councils. 

Canby Conversation: We look back on the legacy of the Canby turkeys, who have passed onto local lore and the big turkey farm in the sky, with this conversation from back in our first season in November 2018.


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November 7, 2022 49 min

News and More: Brian Scott Mills is sentenced to more than seven years in prison for shooting at Molalla police and civilians last October. Clackamas County rescuers locate an Aurora resident who got lost in the woods on a mushroom hunt.

Canby Conversation: Susan Buck, a community organizer for Operation Christmas Child at Canby Alliance Church, talks about the annual outreach that touches the lives of millions of needy children ar...

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November 2, 2022 46 min

News and More: Thanks to community support, the Wayne Oliver Foundation has secured a $10,000 grant to support its work in contributing to local causes. Clackamas crews battle a Halloween night blaze at a commercial warehouse. Canby teens score a chance meeting with UO football coach Dan Lanning.

Canby Conversation: As The Canby Center embarks on the public phase of the most ambitious expansion project in its history, Executive Dir...

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October 30, 2022 62 min

News and More: Canby Mayor Brian Hodson attends a roundtable on crime and homelessness hosted by Republican legislator and GOP gubernatorial candidate Christine Drazan. Light utility trailers fees are about to go down in Clackamas County. 

Canby Conversation: Canby jack-of-all-trades Parker Ackerman, who started football games this season at quarterback, running back and wide receiver, shares about the medical challenges he experie...

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October 26, 2022 43 min

News and More: A fatal crash claims the life of a Molalla man and one child on Dryland Road near Canby. The City Council passes a resolution honoring and apologizing to Vietnam veterans. The Grant Street arch and quiet zone get official grand openings.

Canby Conversation: Brian Crow and Trina Smith, of the Clackamas County Fairgrounds and Events Center, join to talk about the upcoming Winter Fair and Holiday Market, which will blan...

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October 23, 2022 58 min

News and More: Air quality advisories remain in effect through at least Monday due to wildfire smoke. Fatal crashes plague Clackamas County's highways. Lee Elementary School fifth-grader Elliot Metz puts the hammer down on the nation's BMX tracks.

Canby Conversation: Childhood sweethearts Amy and Darryl Lenhardt return to the show to give an exciting update on their epic mission to restore and reopen the historic Whiskey Hi...

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October 12, 2022 46 min

News and More: Restoration work is now underway at the storm-damaged Mark Prairie Schoolhouse. State Senator Bill Kennemer is recognized for his support of small businesses. Governor Kate Brown plans a trade trip to Asia.

Canby Conversation: Lifelong Canby-area resident and entrepreneur Tate Koenig joins us in the studio to talk his latest appearance on the hit ABC TV reality series Shark Tank, which resulted in a deal with the ...

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October 9, 2022 54 min

News and More: Republican gubernatorial candidate and former Canby State Representative Christine Drazan continues to lead in the latest polls. A Gladstone man is killed on Highway 99E while attempting to cross the street.

Canby Conversation: In honor of the upcoming holiday, and to bid farewell to our own Martina Baker, we look back on last year's spooky conversation with two real-life paranormal investigators. Happy trails, B...

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