Photo Gallery 2 Images
SISTERS, Ore. (AP) - A couple hoping to restore a dilapidated ski lodge west of Sisters in central Oregon has received a $20,000 state grant to launch the effort.
The Bulletin reports in a story on Friday that Friends of Santiam Pass Ski Lodge received the grant from the State Historic Preservation Office.
Salem couple Dwight and Susan Sheets founded Friends of Santiam Pass Ski Lodge.
They're relying on grants and private donations to raise the $2 to $3 million to renovate the historic lodge.
They signed a five-year permit from the U.S. Forest Service in May to begin work on the lodge that's on Forest Service land. The lodge first opened in 1940.
The Sheets hope to have the lodge available for daytime visits within five years.
- $20,000 state grant will help renovate historic ski lodge
- Saving Santiam Pass Ski Lodge
- Permits Signed to Bring Back Santiam Pass Ski Lodge
- Renovation of historic car dealership moves forward on UO campus
- Multnomah Falls Lodge to reopen this week
- Moose Lodge hosts fundraiser for Jimmy Holland
- Sen. Wyden proposes lodging assistance for people fleeing smoke
- Fire destroys lodge at Camp Lutherwood in Cheshire
- Historic cemetery vandalized again
- State receives grant to study habitat conservation