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PHOTOS: Snow blankets the Willamette Valley

Zena Church in Spring Valley on Dec. 27, 2021 (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) Cristom Vineyards in the snow on Dec. 27, 2021 (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) Oak Grove Church on Dec. 27, 2021 (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) A snow-covered oak tree on Oak Grove Road on Dec. 27, 2021 (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) A sparrow[Read More…]

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PHOTOS: Tuba performers make merry at Salem Tuba Holiday

Tuba performers at Salem’s Tuba Holiday at the Elsinore Theatre on Dec. 24, 2021 (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) Salem’s Tuba Holiday, organized by Salem Symphonic Winds, returned to the stage in 2021. Read more about the tradition here. John Skelton, director of the Salem Tuba Band, leads the audience in a[Read More…]

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PHOTOS: Titans put on a show for the holidays in music concert

Student musicians at West Salem High School entertain the crowd during a holiday presentation on Thursday, Dec. 9. (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) In schools across Salem and Keizer, students are putting on display the result of rehearsals and practices – the annual holiday concert. Such shows are returning after a pandemic-induced[Read More…]

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PHOTOS: Cornholers gather at Capitol to benefit Shangri-La

Five year-old Gage Trenga, of Eugene, practices his cornhole throwing technique. (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) Under sunny, blue skies, participants in the Shangri-La Capital City Cornhole Classic tournament competed for prize money and trophies Saturday, Sept. 11 at State Capitol State Park. (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) Under sunny, blue skies, participants in[Read More…]

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PHOTOS: West Salem marching band performs at Premier Night

Tuba players from the West Salem High School marching band perform at Premier Night on Friday, Aug. 27. (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) Percussionists perform at the West Salem High School Premier Night on Friday, Aug. 27. (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) West Salem High School drum major Gary Hickam presents a first place[Read More…]

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PHOTOS: See the new Rotary amphitheater lit for the first time

The Gerry Frank | Salem Rotary Amphitheater is lit for the first time on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) Riverfront Park’s latest attraction got a little brighter Tuesday night. The Gerry Frank | Salem Rotary Amphitheater was lit for the first time following an unveiling ceremony Friday attended[Read More…]