Local Salem News

  • Library Plans Move Forward as Construction Nears
    on November 18, 2019 at 11:04 PM

    Staff at Salem Public Library are packing and planning for the Main Branch closure to complete the Salem Public Library Seismic and Safety Upgrade. The project will mean temporary relocation to the Salem Public Library at Broadway, at 1400 Broadway Street NE.

  • 24th Annual Riverfront Park Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
    on November 18, 2019 at 7:00 PM

    Please plan to bundle up and bring your family to the Riverfront Park Rotary Pavilion at 200 Water Street NE in downtown Salem to celebrate this free community event. Festivities will begin at 6:00 pm on the evening of Friday, December 6, 2019.

  • Federal Funding Available for Local Non-Profits and For-Profit Developers
    on November 15, 2019 at 10:49 PM

    Beginning November 20, eligible non-profits and for-profit developers in Salem and Keizer can submit proposals for approximately $1,400,000 in City of Salem Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership programs funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Applications will also be accepted for approximately $400,000 from the City’s funds designated for supportive services.

  • Bring Your Leaves to the Free Fall Leaf Haul
    on November 15, 2019 at 9:58 PM

    Bags aren’t needed for those who haul their own leaves; however, if you are using bags, the City encourages the use of paper lawn leaf trash bags instead of single-use plastic

  • Willamette Floodplain Restoration Receives Grant
    on November 15, 2019 at 9:52 PM

    Meyer Memorial Trust and Bonneville Power Administration grants will fund the third phase of ongoing work to restore the 307-acre Minto Island conservation Area

  • Police Chief Announces Retirement Plans
    on November 15, 2019 at 9:22 PM

    Today, Chief Moore celebrates 14 years of service as police chief of the City of Salem. He has 42 years of law enforcement experience.

  • Salem Joins an International Movement to Honor Transgender Day of Remembrance November 20, 2019
    on November 14, 2019 at 11:02 PM

    The Human Rights Commission invites Salem residents to join others around the world for a somber observance of those killed in the past year due to anti-transgender violence. The event will be held on Wendesday, November 20 at 7 p.m. at Salem’s Center 50+.

  • Eagle’s View Park Master Planning Process Begins
    on November 12, 2019 at 5:01 PM

    Join us Wednesday, November 20, 2019, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. for the first of three neighborhood visioning workshops for Eagle’s View Park. All three meetings will take place at Roth’s West Salem, 1130 Wallace Road NW (upstairs in the Founders Room ‘N’). Hot beverages and cookies will be provided.

  • Public Hearing on Multifamily Housing Design Nov. 19
    on November 4, 2019 at 7:31 PM

    The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing Nov. 19 on proposed code changes resulting from the Multifamily Housing Design project.

  • Time Change Means Added Risk for Cyclists and Walkers, so Play it Safe
    on November 1, 2019 at 11:19 PM

    Oregon returns to Standard Time this Sunday, November 3, 2019, which means earlier sunsets and more people walking and biking after dark



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