One lane of traffic on South River Road reopened the morning of Thursday, Feb. 1, and the road is expected to fully open in the afternoon. Crews spent the week evaluating and removing debris from a Sunday rock slide.
A glass vase found in Salem last summer during a sidewalk repair dates back to the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. City Archaeologist Kimberli Fitzgerald dives into the history.
With 60 apartments, a newly completed supportive housing development in northeast Salem will give formerly homeless tenants access to services, community spaces and security starting next week.
During its meeting on Thursday, Jan. 25, the Cherriots board approved purchases for ten electric buses and seven compressed natural gas paratransit buses.
Heavy rain overloaded Salem’s sewage system Saturday, causing about 5,000 gallons to overflow.
DEVELOPING: A landslide has closed River Road South. City crews are evaluating conditions to clear the debris.
Since 1972, volunteers with “Operation Bookshelf” have been bringing a stack of personalized books to homebound and disabled people throughout Salem. The library closed the program in December due to staff workload and budget concerns
During their meeting on Monday, Jan. 22, the Salem City Council approved upgrades to the intersection at Liberty Road South and Davis Road South, near Crossler Middle School. They also approved moving forward with renovations to the Willamette University baseball field, which won’t use city money but is located in Bush’s Pasture Park.
The Salem City Council approved 25 people and two alternates to its revenue task force on Monday, Jan. 22. The team will make recommendations for new money sources to support city services.
An empty storefront downtown on Commercial Street and an adjoining lot opening on Electric Alley will be redeveloped into 16 apartments with two stores.