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Salem-News.com (Jun-30-2016 18:25)

Fire Season begins July 5 in West Oregon District

Open burning has been banned in Benton and Polk counties.

(PHILOMATH, Ore.) - Owyhee Canyon Fire Due to increasing fire danger, the Oregon Department of Forestry has officially declared that fire season will go into effect at 1 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, in the West Oregon District.

This area includes private, state, county and Bureau of Land Management forestlands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry in Benton, Polk, Lincoln and southern Yamhill counties.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-29-2016 23:01)

Merkley Statement Re: His "NO" Vote on Puerto Rico

Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement after voting against S.2328, the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA):

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - Puerto Rico “Puerto Rico faces a crisis, and needs support from Congress to get on its feet. But the 3.5 million Americans living there shouldn’t have to sacrifice their right to self-governance in order to get the help they need.

"Puerto Rican citizens are American citizens. They pay taxes and they fight in our Armed Forces."

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Salem-News.com (Jun-29-2016 21:38)

Teen Drowns in Swift Moving Clackamas River: UPDATED

This tragedy is a reminder of the high risks swimming in rivers.

(ESTACADA, Ore.) - fatal drowning Upon arrival, rescuers learned from witnesses that the unidentified teen had attempted to swim across the river with friends, two made it across as the third attempted to make the shore. None of the swimmers were wearing personal flotation devices.

Rescuers quickly arrived on scene and learned the swimmer had been under water for about ten minutes before rescue attempts were made.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-29-2016 12:00)

The Importance of Healthy Eating for Your Kids

All ages benefit from healthing up!

(SALEM, Ore.) - vegetables Healthy, sustainable eating is all the rage, and rightfully so. More and more, people are paying attention to what they eat, and where what they eat comes from.

A more symbiotic relationship between humans and food, namely how our food is produced, is necessary in order to reduce our carbon footprint as a whole.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-28-2016 18:57)

Takedown of Massive Marijuana Grow Outside of Dayton, Oregon

The huge, illegal cannabis grow was on wetlands in rural Yamhill County

(DAYTON, Ore.) - illegal pot grow The marijuana production, which was determined to be part of a Mexican Drug Trafficking Organization (D.T.O.) was substantial in size, and resulted in the seizure of over 6,500 plants with a value of over 9 million dollars.

Located within the marijuana gardens, and taken into custody was 42-year old Manuel Madrigal.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-25-2016 09:26)

Serious DUII Crash Near Wheatland Road Sends Three to Hospital

The curves south of Wheatland Road are often underestimated.

(DAYTON, Ore.) - wheatland crash A 2014 Audi sedan lost control on a corner just south of Wheatland Road and crashed. OSP was called to the scene about 3 am Friday.

Police say the Audi left the roadway and traveled approximately 600 feet along the ditch line. The Audi struck a tree, a power pole and a highway sign coming to rest in the middle of the roadway after rolling several times.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-22-2016 16:39)

King Estate Winery to host Heritage Athlete Celebration with TrackTown USA

The celebration will pay tribute to past greats in the sport of Track & Field.

(EUGENE, Ore.) - King estate winery Similar to the past two U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials in 2008 and ’12, the popular Fan Festival will be staged on the turf fields behind the West Grandstand at Hayward Field.

It will be free to the public and feature a large videoboard showing all of the action at the meet, plus live entertainment, youth activities, merchandise, food and beverages.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-20-2016 16:35)

Stay on Cannabis Plant Limits for Growers Transitioning to OLCC

Recent Bulletin from Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP)

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - medical marijuana grow In the 2016 Legislative Session, the Legislature passed SB 1511 which allows for a stay on plant limits for medical marijuana growers applying to be licensed by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC).

In order to be eligible for the stay on plant limits, a medical marijuana grower must do the following...

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Alpha Alternative Solutions in Keizer, OR.
Alpha Alternative Solutions is a medical and recreational marijuana dispensary located in Keizer, Oregon. Our Happy Hour specials are from Sun-Thurs 12p - 3p. Open to both recreational and OMMP.
Salem-News.com (Jun-20-2016 16:30)

Interagency Wildland Firefighting School Begins in Sweet Home

Classes begin today and continue through Friday.

(SWEET HOME, Ore.) - Oregon Dept. of Forestry "Fire School provides crucial education and training in wildland fire to new firefighters and gives career firefighters a chance to refresh their skills, explore leadership opportunities and come together as a team working towards a common goal," said Sheldon.

"A nearby forest landowner, Cascade Timber Consulting, Inc., provides a new field site each year and we are very grateful," he added.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-20-2016 11:30)

Suspected Thief Giving Chase Jumps off Bridge Before Surrendering

The suspect used all of his options to evade capture.

(LYONS, Ore.) - Forrest Frost The suspect leapt about 30 feet into the Santiam River where he floated down river for several hundred yards, then swam to shore and fled on foot.

K9 teams from Marion County Sheriff's Office and the Salem Police Department tracked the suspect. Due to the heavily wooded and steep terrain, the Sheriff's Office SWAT Team was called in to search the area.

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