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Six things to know about Salem's Riverfront Carousel

Salem's Riverfront Carousel opened in 2001 and has been a community treasure ever since. Take a ride through the history of the popular attraction. CAPI LYNN / Statesman Journal Wochit Salem's Riverfront Carousel is not just a merry-go-round, it is a work of art and a community treasure. The popula

STATESMAN JOURNAL - 2017-09-24 01:18:52

West Salem cruises past Forest Grove in second game in five days

West Salem played its second game in five days Friday, beating Forest Grove 56-19, to improve to 3-0 in the Greater Valley Conference. The Titans, who lost to Sheldon on Monday in a postponed nonconference game, are now 3-1 overall and will face North Salem next at 7 p.m. Friday. West Salem played i

STATESMAN JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 05:12:48

Longtime Douglas County legislator Bill Markham honored at dedication in Salem

Former state legislator Bill Markham of Roseburg, to the right of a memorial, is surrounded by family members after speaking at a dedication of a statue for Claire Phillips on the state Capitol grounds in Salem on Tuesday. Phillips was a spy for the U.S. forces and kept troops in prison camps suppli

NRTODAY.COM - 2017-09-23 20:42:00

Owner of abandoned 'ghost boat' is in Key West jail on attempted-murder charges, officials say

MELBOURNE, Fla. - The abandoned "ghost boat" that washed ashore near Melbourne Beach earlier this week was last registered in the name of a man who is jailed in Key West on attempted murder, kidnapping, and a variety of other charges, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission confirmed.

STATESMAN JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 04:19:59

Nikki Reed, Ian Somerhalder do damage control after forced-pregnancy joke on podcast

Twilight actress Nikki Reed and her husband, Vampire Diaries actor Ian Somerhalder, are clearing the air after a joke they made during a podcast sparked condemnation that they were making light of forced pregnancies. The couple, who married in 2015 and welcomed their first child in August, were shar

STATESMAN JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 22:59:09

The OSAA: Hiding in plain sight

Every fall Friday night in Oregon, high school football players take to the field while thousands of family members and fans filter in to cheer them on. On Monday morning, school administrators will come together in a room in Wilsonville and close in on a decision that will affect most of those athl

STATESMAN JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 10:29:07

Veteran-led organization helps train disaster relief volunteers

Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster organization, hosted a disaster relief training for twenty volunteers at the Polk County Fire District #1 in Independence on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. Wochit Just a week after returning from assisting Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas, Kit Foreman, 25, joined ro

STATESMAN JOURNAL - 2017-09-24 04:13:23

Surrounded by wildfire, Crater Lake National Park remains open all summer, but trails damaged

It's not just that Oregon's wildfires burned an area the size of Rhode Island this summer. Yes, the numbers are staggering: 1,903 fires burning 1,060 square miles with $340 million spent so far on firefighting costs. Yet, somehow, those numbers fail to capture the real loss. The flames tore into be

STATESMAN JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 13:10:41

Rapid Response: Is sidewalk proposal an effective way to deal with homeless downtown?

The city is taking its chances with such a proposal after a Multnomah County court ruled a similar Portland ordinance was unconstitutional. Molly J. Smith / Statesman Journal Wochit The latest proposal from the City of Salem to deal with homelessness downtown would outlaw sitting and lying in sidew

STATESMAN JOURNAL - 2017-09-24 05:04:32

Chetco Bar Fire torches Kalmiopsis Wilderness for second time in 15 years, but many beloved spots unharmed

It's not just that Oregon's wildfires burned an area the size of Rhode Island this summer. Yes, the numbers are staggering: 1,903 fires,1,060 square miles burned, $340 million spent so far on firefighting costs. Yet, somehow, those numbers fail to capture the real loss. The flames tore into beloved

STATESMAN JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 10:11:40

East valley rail assessment underway

Marion County announced that it has undertaken plans to conduct an economic assessment of the railroad line between Silverton and Stayton. The East Marion Rail line is owned by Union Pacific and operated by Willamette Valley Railway, stretching from Woodburn to Stayton and passing through Mt. Angel,

STATESMAN JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 05:03:29

NASA scientist to speak in Stayton

Housed inside the historic Gardner House Cafe and Bed and Breakfast on N. Third Ave. in Stayton is the Joseph Phillip Loftus Jr. Mobile Museum. A micro space museum, it was established in 2015 and is stocked with original NASA artifacts collected by Gardner House owner James Luftus's father, Joseph,

STATESMAN JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 08:26:13

Silverton Senior Center hosts series of events

Silverton Senior Center is hosting several highlighted events on the near horizon: Travel Fair, Dynamic Aging classes and Rock the Casino. All activities take place at the center, 115 Westfield St., Silverton. Travel Fair is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, and is for anyone who is planning

STATESMAN JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 03:54:17

Stayton Elementary School welcomes fall

Come kick up the leaves at the annual Stayton Elementary School Fall Carnival from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 29. Dinners of a hot dog or nachos, a cookie and a drink will be available for $3 beginning at 5 p.m. Fun and games, including attractions such as pumpkin bowling, a haystack hunt, a spon

STATESMAN JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 08:11:43

Stayton sharpens code on door-to-door soliciting

The practice of door-to-door solicitation in Stayton will soon be one with stricter requirements. During its Monday, Sept. 18, meeting, Stayton City Council unanimously passed a an updated city solicitation code presented by Police Chief Rich Sebens, providing law enforcement a little more leverage

STATESMAN JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 05:31:13

Aumsville Community Theatre sets a trap with its new season

Get your inner sleuth in gear. Aumsville Community Theatre has plenty in store, kicking off its 2017-18 season with Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap," Fridays through Sundays, Sept. 29 to Oct. 15. The show first opened in 1952 and is the longest-running play in the history of London's West End. In t

STATESMAN JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 07:59:38

Stayton City Council to receive pool update

On Monday, Oct. 2, Stayton City Council will receive its first report on the Stayton Family Memorial Swimming Pool since the city took over operations. The city assumed management of the pool on July 1 after city staff and the council received numerous complaints and testimony from pool patrons earl

STATESMAN JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 05:18:44

Silverton builds a pole for peace

Silverton's Town Square Park has joined more than 130 locations in this part of the Pacific Northwest to be the site of a "peace pole." About 50 people gathered at the park along the banks of Silver Creek on Main Street on Sept. 19 to watch Silverton Rotary Club representatives unwrap the pole and i

STATESMAN JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 03:34:45

Silverton's Creekside Chat: Schools, seniors, music & civic activity

When you have some good news, you want to share it. That's the impetus behind posters going up around Silverton this week created by Silver Falls School District and carrying the message "Moving forward together...and it shows!" District Superintendent Andy Bellando and Board Chair Tom Buccholz stop

STATESMAN JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 03:18:35

Salem elementary school janitor assaulted

Police are investigating the assault of a Chavez Elementary School janitor who was attacked while taking a break from work Thursday night. He was assaulted by multiple people in the school parking lot at 2400 Walker Rd NE around 9:25 p.m., according to Lt. Dave Okada of Salem Police Department. Okad

KGW - 2017-09-23 00:17:12