2021 St. Paul Rodeo Tickets Go On Sale August 14th; Tickets Expected To Be In High Demand.

Ticket sales for the 2021 St. Paul Rodeo will begin August 14, 2020 at 8:00 AM. Next Year’s Rodeo will be run Wednesday, June 30th to Sunday, July 4th. Ticket sales are opening earlier than usual, and are expected to sell quickly due to high interest from rodeo fans. Fans can also purchase tickets for the VIP Deck at the Tack Room Saloon, voted one of the 10 best cowboy bars in the United States.

To purchase tickets and have a chance at the best seats, visit the St. Paul Rodeo website at stpaulrodeo.com.

2020 Molalla Buckeroo Canceled.

Another area rodeo has canceled due to the pandemic. The Molalla Buckeroo will not be held this year.  The Buckeroo organization has released the following statement:


Well, the time has come. The Molalla Buckeroo Association held tight on to the hope that there would be a way to make it happen, that people would heal, that the virus could be contained and event restrictions could be lifted in time. The Covid-19 pandemic is not something any of us could have ever imagined we’d experience in our lifetimes, but it is here and it has affected everything. It is with heavy hearts that we must announce the cancelation of the 2020 Molalla Buckeroo Rodeo, Kickoff Party & Annual Trailride.

Aurora City Council Cancels Colony Days

News Release from City of Aurora just in:

At its Tuesday, May 12 meeting, the Aurora City Council agreed by consensus to cancel its annual Colony Days event.

Colony Days was originally scheduled to take place August 7 and 8. The event is typically preceded by a Concerts in the Park series that starts in July. That has also been cancelled.

“Cancelling Colony Days was not a decision that the council took lightly,” Mayor Brian Asher said. “However, large gatherings are prohibited statewide until at least September, so we’re doing what we can to keep our citizens and visitors to our community healthy and safe.”

The City’s Parks Committee began having a discussion at its April 21 meeting about the possibility of having other events. One may take place in the fall, as circumstances allow, and another would be at an indoor venue during the winter. The Parks Committee is scheduled to continue that discussion at its May 19 meeting.

“Even though we won’t be having Colony Days, we would still love to have a community event of some sort,” Asher said. “We have volunteer councilors and committee members working on coming up with ideas, in case we’re able to have one in the future.”


St. Paul Rodeo Wild West Art Show Issues Call For Student Artists.

The St. Paul Rodeo Wild West Art Show is looking for talented new artists from local schools. A juried art show is held annually in conjunction with the St. Paul Rodeo over the 4th of July week to present high quality, western inspired art work. The Show welcomes all form of art mediums.

The St. Paul Rodeo remains scheduled for June 30 through July 4, 2020.

To apply…

  • You must be a student [Ages 8 through college]
  • Submit a completed application by June 10, 2020.  (Turn in Art June 30th)
  • Label item(s) with artists name, title of work, & price $
  • Art must be Western inspired [i.e. cowboys, animals, landscape, etc.]
  • Size of art piece may not exceed 36” in any dimension
  • Art work must be a finished product, ready to display and for sale.
  • Artist must establish sale price to include $5 per item show commission

Jurying for the Student Art Show begins the week of June 10th.  For an application, visit the Applications page of the St. Paul Rodeo website at stpaulrodeo.com.   Questions regarding the competition may be emailed to wyliea31@gmail.com

How About A Little Free Bluegrass Music, Courtesy Of The Friends Of Historic Butteville?

Jamie Kent streaming concert from The Green Room at Martin Guitar in Nashville

Regulars at the Butteville Store for Dinner and Live Music will recall that the second band that played the store (way back in 2016) as we restarted live music was Jamie Kent and his band.

Last night, courtesy of Martin Guitar who contributed their Green Room, and Bose Professional, who contributed the sound system, Jamie Kent and the band streamed a live performance for all those fans who aren’t able to attend performances, concerts and various and sundry music gigs.

The concert was streamed live on Facebook, and is now available as a video you can watch at your convenience.

Also of note, Jamie Kent is working with the Nashville branch of MusiCares to created a live fund raising concert on April 4. MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need–now including those who have lost their main income stream due to cancelled performances..

In addition, Phoenix Duo, who was scheduled to play the Store on April 11 will be producing a streaming performance that night.

More info to follow on both of these events. In the meantime, click on this link, sit back, and enjoy some live music in this rather trying time!

All the best

The Butteville Store

Travel Oregon Announces Registration Openings for the Willamette River Recreation Studio Program

Travel Oregon, in partnership with the Willamette Valley Visitors Association and a local steering committee, will offer a workshop series this spring for communities along the Willamette River between Springfield and Milwaukie. This program is designed to identify opportunities and develop strategies to enhance the river recreation experience for visitors and locals alike. 

For full program details and registration, visit industry.traveloregon.com/willametteors.

The program announcement can get downloaded below.

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Oregon Native Plant Sale Scheduled For March 14 In Gervais.

The North Marion Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its annual native plant sale on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Bauman Farms in Gervais.   The event is a fundraiser that supports the Stan Vistica Memorial Scholarship. Profits from the native plant sale help fund scholarships for two students from Marion County studying Natural Resources or Agriculture at an Oregon College or University.

For more information and a list of available plants, visit the District’s website. https://www.marionswcd.net/nps19/

Friends Of Historic Butteville Annual Meeting Set For December 12.

The Friends of Historic Butteville will ge holding their annual meeting at the Butteville Store on December 12th from at 6:30pm. There will be a short business meeting followed by a celebration. Come learn about the organization and its work to preserve French Prairie history. The meeting will include an update on the Butteville Landing project.

St. Paul FD To Host Red Cross Blood Drive Dec. 4th.



A blood drive will be held Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at the St. Paul Fire Department from 1:30pm – 6:30pm.  Refreshments will be provided. 

Drop ins are welcome, or appointments can be scheduled at www.redcrossblood.org and entering sponsor code:  St Paul Community. You also can call 1-800-733-2767.

Questions, please call Mary Ellen (503-633-8341) or Carol (503-633-4141).

Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill Set For October 17 at 10:17am.

Press Release From Marion County Emergency Management : The Great ShakeOut Drill

Major earthquakes can cause unprecedented catastrophes. With earthquakes as an inevitable part of our future, people should make plans and take actions to ensure that disasters do not become catastrophes.  What we do now, will determine what our lives will be like afterwards. The Great ShakeOut, an earthquake drill and preparedness activity in which everyone can participate, was first created in California. There are now over 50 million citizens and businesses worldwide that participate. To register as a participant for a ShakeOut drill in your area visit www.ShakeOut.org/oregon/resources. There you will find everything you need to plan, advertise, and conduct your drill.

Marion County Emergency Management has participated in the Great ShakeOut since 2010; each year we practice DropCoverHold On and evacuate our building; which is located at Marion County Public Works.  This year, will be no different.

The drill is conducted on the third Thursday of October of each year. This year it will be on 10/17 at 10:17 a.m. local time.

Anyone can participate;

  • Individuals / People with Disabilities
  • Schools
  • Local, State, and Federal Government
  • Businesses
  • Senior Facilities
  • Neighborhood Groups

Be sure to register that you are participating and you’ll get a certificate of participation afterwards.

Good luck and have fun!