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Bridging History: Celebrating Falls City's Historic Upper Bridge
Nestled in the scenic landscape of Oregon, the Falls City's Historic Upper Bridge is a marvel of early 20th-century engineering that has stood the test of time. Built in 1911, the 122-foot-long bridge is not only one of the oldest in the state but also a recognized symbol of America's infrastructure heritage, proudly listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The bridge represents the pioneering spirit of its era, when infrastructure was a tangible manifestation of progress and community development.
Police identify man, officers involved in officer-involved shooting in Salem
The man who was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Keizer on Friday was identified by police on Monday.
Echoes of the Past: The Haunted Lore of Blodgett Schoolhouse
In the heart of Grand Rapids lies a structure whose historical significance is matched only by its eerie reputation. The Blodgett Schoolhouse, established in 1888, has transitioned from a bustling place of education to a silent vessel of spectral lore. The whispers of its haunted hallways have become as much a part of its identity as its educational legacy, with local residents and supernatural enthusiasts trading stories of ghostly encounters and inexplicable auditory phenomena within its aging walls.
Man shot and killed by police in Salem pointed gun at law enforcement, investigators say
SALEM, Ore. — A Marion County sheriff’s deputy, a Salem police officer and an Oregon State Police trooper opened fire last Friday, killing a 32-year-old man who police said pointed a handgun at them, the Keizer Police Department said Monday. The Keizer Police Department is conducting the shooting...
Missing Corvallis hiker airlifted to safety
CORVALLIS, Ore. – A Corvallis man reported missing last Wednesday was located and airlifted to safety on Thanksgiving Day, according to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s deputies said that the 77-year-old victim, who went mushroom hunting off of Botkin Road west of Philomath, was reported missing by a family member at about 9:30 p.m. on November 22. A search operation consisting of Mary’s Peak Search and Rescue, the Corvallis Mountain Rescue Unit, and Region 3 K9 Search and Rescue began searching for the man that same evening, continuing on November 23 with assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard and sheriff’s offices from Linn, Lane, and Polk counties, BCSO officials said. Sheriff’s officials said the man was found at about 3:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day down a steep drainage near a creek.
A Timeless Beacon of Heritage: The Polk County Courthouse in Dallas, Oregon
Nestled in the heart of Dallas, Oregon, the Polk County Courthouse stands as a beacon of history and architectural beauty. Built over a century ago in 1899, it is one of the oldest functioning courthouses in the state, symbolizing the region's rich heritage. Crafted from local sandstone by the renowned architect Delos D. Neer, its classical allure captivates all who visit. While the courthouse has evolved with an annex in 1966 and renovations, its clock tower and walls continue to serve as a testament to the community's pride and historical significance.
Salem mayor calls for action to combat rise in gun violence
A new report is revealing a rise in gun violence in Salem, and Mayor Chris Hoy wants to get community leaders to draw up ways to reduce shootings.
Man Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting in Salem, Investigation Underway
• A man is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Salem, Oregon. • The shooting occurred after deputies responded to a disturbance involving an armed man firing gunshots.
Salem approves $749,999 grant for six-story downtown apartment building
Salem's Urban Renewal Agency Board unanimously voted Monday to approve a $749,999 grant for a six-story 98-unit, mixed-used apartment building in downtown Salem. Details released about the board's meeting on Monday, which immediately precedes the regular Salem City Council meeting, gave new insight into the plans for the struggling section of downtown. ...
Savor the Sizzle: Top 5 BBQ Spots in Salem You Must Try
In this article, we're exploring five incredible barbecue spots in Salem. Have you had the chance to visit any of these yet? If yes, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
OR sheridan's Most Loveable Dogs Eagerly Awaits Forever Homes Today!
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of sheridan..
Join the Bilingual Culinary Extravaganza: Creating Balanced Meals in Salem, Oregon
🍽️🥦🍎 Attention all foodies, parents, and caregivers! Get ready to whip up some culinary magic at the 'Creating Balanced Meals/Crear comidas equilibradas' event. This tasty gathering is happening on Wed, Nov 29 from 5pm to 7pm at the Chemeketa Child Development Center, 4000 Lancaster Drive Northeast Building 39, Salem, OR 97305.
Dry next three days, turning wet Thursday
Good morning! It’s a cold & breezy start to our Monday across much of the metro area. The windiest conditions are focusing over the east side of the metro & the west end of the Gorge. There are some wind-sheltered areas on the north side & to the south (closer to the central Willamette Valley). We’ll be watching those areas closely for dense fog. Additionally, be prepared to deal with lower visibility on the east end of the Gorge & across the Columbia River Basin (from the Dalles to Pendleton). Aside from that, most locations west of the Cascades will experience another sunny day. Highs will range between the upper 40s and low 50s.
Air Quality Advisory Issued for Benton County Due to Smoke and Particulate Matter
• The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and Lane Regional Air Protection Agency have issued an air quality advisory for an area that includes Benton County. • The advisory covers central and southern portions of Willamette Valley.
Bridgeport: A Living Museum to California's Gold Rush Legacy
Bridgeport, California, with its roots planted firmly in the gold rush era, is a town that encapsulates the American spirit of discovery and perseverance. Founded in the 1880s, this historic settlement provided a nexus for miners during one of the most transformative periods in U.S. history. Today, it offers a unique journey through time, with original buildings that speak volumes of the town's once bustling life, allowing visitors to stroll through a real-life tableau of the past.
Amity Daffodil Festival: A Celebration of Spring and Community
As winter's chill wanes, the town of Amity, Oregon, blossoms into a vibrant spectacle with the much-anticipated Amity Daffodil Festival. On March 25th, spring is welcomed with open arms as the Amity Community Center becomes the heart of celebrations from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., offering a joyous day for the community and visitors alike. With free admission, the festival is a cultural tapestry that weaves together a stunning exhibit of daffodils by the Oregon Daffodil Society, a parade with marching bands, and a showcase of local student artistry.
Test Your Knowledge at Trivia Night in Salem's Unique BAD Space
Get ready to test your knowledge at the upcoming event, Trivia at the BAD Space. Set to take place on Wed, Nov 29 · 6pm - 9pm, this is more than just your average trivia night.
This Oregon college town’s lighting of a 123-foot Christmas tree continues a 56-year tradition
A 56-year-old tradition continues Friday, Dec. 1, when the 123-foot giant sequoia at Western Oregon University in Monmouth lights up as one of the Northwest’s largest Christmas trees. The tree lighting isn’t the only time-honored tradition that night, however. Expect penguin jokes. A holiday parade winds from the...
Salem-area holiday spirit will be on display at tree lightings, parades and more
Salem, Keizer and surrounding communities offer a holiday season full of tree lighting celebrations, parades, light displays, markets and more, and we've got all the details. Here's how to get into the spirit across the Mid-Valley:. Downtown Salem Holiday Parade. After hundreds attended the return of the event in 2022,...
SW Polk Fire District received $17,000 grant
Southwest Polk County Rural Fire Protection District was one of six emergency medical service agencies to receive equipment grants from the Roundhouse Foundation in partnership with the Oregon Office of Rural Health. The Oregon Office of Rural Health expanded its support to rural EMS agencies by providing a one-time equipment...