Local Salem News

  • City and Grand Ronde Celebrate Memorandum of Understanding
    on February 18, 2020 at 6:31 PM

    Social time will precede 6:00 p.m. signing ceremony

  • Salem Water is Clean and Safe to Drink
    on February 18, 2020 at 6:00 PM

    City reservoirs have enough treated water to meet Salem water customer needs during short events

  • Salem Exceeds Tree Canopy Goal
    on February 14, 2020 at 9:43 PM

    Salem's growing tree canopy provides $80 million a year in environmental benefit, enhancing air quality, filtering stormwater, and capturing and storing carbon to help combat climate change

  • City Council Revises Multifamily Housing Design Code Changes
    on February 14, 2020 at 6:30 PM

    The City Council voted Monday to revise proposed code changes resulting from the Multifamily Housing Design project.

  • Library: New Location, New Hours
    on February 14, 2020 at 1:02 AM

    Salem Public Library at Broadway, 1400 Broadway St NE, opens Tuesday, February 18. Located on the corner of Broadway and Hood, SPL at Broadway offers books, music, DVDs, and public computer access for children, teens, and adults. The building is equipped with a book drop, free wifi, a 61-space parking lot, and a bicycle rack.

  • Watch State of the City on Facebook at Noon
    on February 12, 2020 at 11:46 PM

    Co-hosted by the City of Salem, Salem City Club, Rotary Club of Salem, and the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, the annual State of the City is a chance for Salem's Mayor to reflect on the past year, and outline the vision for the City in the year ahead.

  • Virtual Library is Wherever and Whenever You Are
    on February 10, 2020 at 11:48 PM

    While Salem Main Library is closed and before the Broadway location opens, take the opportunity to explore your virtual library.

  • Best Books of 2019 list now available
    on February 4, 2020 at 9:47 PM

    Meet Salem Public Library’s Best Books 2019 – an annual list that celebrates books of interest to adult readers, as nominated by library patrons and staff combined with picks from critics and the publishing world. The list includes 104 highly appealing fiction and nonfiction picks, cluing in readers to top and indie picks they might have missed. Copies are available to view or print online or to pick up at a Salem Public Library location.

  • Our Books and More are Still Here for You
    on February 3, 2020 at 6:38 PM

    The temporary Salem Public Library located at 1400 Broadway NE (at the corner of Broadway and Hood), will open on February 18, 2020 and serve in place of the Main Library during a planned 18-month renovation. Salem Public Library at Broadway will be smaller than the Main Library. However, the space still lets us offer materials and public computer access for everyone! Throughout, you will continue to have uninterrupted access to our extensive online collection of ebooks, eaudiobooks, and research resources, available 24/7 at www.salemlibrary.org.

  • City Launches Car Camping Pilot Program
    on January 27, 2020 at 7:22 PM

    To register your non-profit, public, or commercial property as a car camping location, apply to the City.



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