The sample was taken Wednesday morning during a routine monitoring of treated sewage from the Willow Lake Water Pollution Control Facility.
It will be a busy weekend at the Gerry Frank | Salem Rotary Amphitheater. On Friday, the city of Salem will continue its summer free concert series with live music for all ages. The 8 p.m. show will feature the Ferenjis, a self-described neo-soul band from Salem. The remaining concerts[Read More…]
Some county parks and roads in the Santiam Canyon damaged by wildfire will remain closed for repairs and hazard removal as the U.S. Forest Service recently reopened other spots in the area to the public. The areas of Salmon Falls, Bear Creek, North Fork, Niagra and Minto are staying closed,[Read More…]
Marion County residents will vote in November on whether to ban psilocybin manufacturing and service centers in unincorporated areas of the county. The Marion County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday to adopt an ordinance that would refer to voters a measure banning the facilities. The measure will go before[Read More…]
One commercial airline, Aha!, wrote a letter to the TSA in March expressing interest in serving Salem with a 50-seat plane. But a recent assessment by the agency found that would require a minimum $3.9 million in renovations.
Visitors to the Santiam Canyon can now access some campgrounds and trails that have been closed since the Beachie Creek Fire in 2020. The Willamette National Forest on Monday reopened access to the Elk Lake, Humbug and Fox Creek Group campgrounds in the Detroit area. The Stahlman Point and Tumble[Read More…]
The Marion County Board of Commissioners meets Wednesday to consider an ordinance that would allow residents to vote on banning psilocybin manufacturing and service centers in unincorporated areas of the county. AGENDA The board will consider adopting an ordinance that would refer to voters a measure banning psilocybin manufacturing and[Read More…]
A longtime Salem Police Department official left his job in February with no public fanfare and under a separation agreement that has since triggered a state investigation. Secrecy surrounds the circumstances of the retirement of Deputy Chief Steven Bellshaw after 32 years. City officials have so far not publicly released[Read More…]
Doug Bishop, lead diver and lead investigator for Adventures with Purpose, talks with founder Jared Leisek after they pulled three cars out of the Willamette River on July 10. (Courtesy/Doug Bishop) For Doug Bishop, pulling three stolen cars out of the Willamette River was nothing out of the ordinary. Bishop[Read More…]
The Salem Public Library invited people to participate in a group folding of origami boxes for The Soul Box Project’s exhibit on Friday, July 22, 2022. (Ardeshir Tabrizian/Salem Reporter) After 61 people were killed and hundreds more injured in the 2017 Las Vegas shooting, Leslie Lee started poring over the[Read More…]