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Salem-News.com (Apr-21-2008 17:19)

Mother and Daughter Die in Crash on Interstate 84

Investigators say they do not know why the woman's vehicle suddenly veered from the roadway.

(ARLINGTON, Ore.) - Double fatal crash near Arlington, Oregon 4-20-08 A Spokane Valley, Washington mother and her 12-year old daughter died, and her 10-year old son received non-life threatening injuries, Sunday afternoon in a single vehicle rollover crash on Interstate 84 about eleven miles east of Arlington.

Oregon State Police Sergeant Julie Wilcox says that at approximately 4:19 PM, a 2000 Subaru Forester station wagon driven by 33-year old Heather Scrum of Spokane Valley, Washington, was eastbound on Interstate 84 at milepost 148.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-03-2008 13:08)

`MySpace Mayor` Gains Celebrity Status on NBC`s Today Show (VIDEO)

Most people believe Carmen Gronquist got the short end of the stick.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Carmen Gronquist She may no longer be the Mayor of Arlington, Oregon, but Carmen Gronquist is increasingly becoming a national celebrity since media sources outed her lingerie photo from MySpace, showing a healthy tan and plenty of tone.

Today she was featured on NBC's Today Show live, talking about the recent struggle to retain her office in spite of the fallout from the photos, in this small, conservative eastern Oregon city.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-27-2008 12:44)

Arlington Mayor Gets Recalled, Turns to Ebay

142 people in Arlington voted in favor of the recall, while 139 voted against it.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Carmen Kontur Gronquist The Mayor of Arlington, Oregon, Carmen Kontur Gronquist, has been recalled from office over a photo she posted of herself on her personal MySpace page. The photo showed her wearing what appears to be lingerie, or possibly a two piece bathing suit.

The photo had been taken before her election to office, but that didn't stop the townspeople in this conservative eastern Oregon city from recalling her from office over it. Some cited the fact that the picture was taken by a city fire.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-09-2008 12:09)

MySpace Photos of Oregon Mayor Causing Stir in Arlington

Arlington "Home of the Honkers" has a slight image problem.

(ARLINGTON, Ore.) - Arlington, Oregon's Mayor Carmen Kontur Gronquist It is the "Home of the Honkers" and it is hard to miss the irony. A scantily clad image of the city of Arlington, Oregon's mayor is making the rounds on the Web today after news agencies lifted the image from her public MySpace page.

Arlington, Oregon's Mayor Carmen Kontur Gronquist did what many people do in the new Millennium; she posted images of herself on MySpace wearing lingerie. Maybe posing on a city fire vehicle was pushing it a bit, but then I lived in Las Vegas for five years where calendars feature the city's "sexiest firefighters."

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