Salem's new community radio station, KMWV 98.3 FM, gets its first director
SALEM AREA EVENTS Feb. 3
Hallie Ford Museum explores Great Depression through virtual exhibit
The Hallie Ford Museum of Art has been closed since November because of Covid restrictions and is reviewing guidelines in hopes of reopening soon. For now, art junkies can view the latest exhibit online.
MENTAL HEALTH Feb. 2
In a world of smartphones, new project wants to give Salem teens better tools to protect mental health
At Liberty House, Salem’s child abuse assessment center, staff are seeing families and teens more stressed and struggling with mental health. They’ve launched a website with activities and resources to help families talk about cyberbullying, device use and self-worth.
AROUND OREGON Feb. 2
AROUND OREGON: Oregon's largest tree now a magnificent stump on the Oregon Coast
Today, visitors to Klootchy Creek County Park along U.S. 26 can see the severed, sun-bleached trunk standing tall – still a giant beside its smaller neighbors after sprouting from the earth about 750 years ago.
BUSINESS Feb. 1
Alexander named managing editor of Salem Reporter
Editor Les Zaitz announced that award-winning journalist Rachel Alexander will take over day-to-day management of Salem Reporter's news content.
SALEM COMMUNITY Jan. 29
After more than a decade telling people how to throw away less, county coordinator retires
Alan Pennington once thought enthusiastic “master recyclers” were oddballs. Then he became one of them.
Museums, archeology projects can add exhibits, preserve sites through state grants
SALEM COMMUNITY Jan. 26
A Salem nonprofit that trains service dogs is asking for help — naming puppies
It takes a very particular type of canine to be a service or therapy dog. The in-demand dogs help their owner with daily tasks or even interrupt panic attacks. They also have very particular requirements around their names.
SALEM AREA EVENTS Jan. 21
Salem Reads returns, encouraging residents to pick up a book and a take a walk with a shelter dog
A month of events are scheduled virtually for this year’s Salem Reads pick, “Walking with Peety,” a memoir from a man whose life was changed after adopting a shelter dog.
SALEM BUSINESS Jul. 23
For those in Salem with depression, new clinic provides another resource for treatment
People with treatment-resistant depression have been driving from Salem to Tigard for their special therapy sessions. In August, they can skip the long trip and get the care they need in south Salem.