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Linn County Looking for Search and Rescue Recruits Ages 14-18

Applicants must attend a recruit meeting at the Sheriff's Office on April 11th or May 9th

(ALBANY, Ore.) - Linn County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Successful applicants will be eligible to attend the 11 day Search and Rescue Training Academy in June.

The training will include classes in wilderness survival, shelter building, search tactics, first aid/CPR, map and compass reading, rappelling, and many more topics. There will also be a three day field exercise in the Cascades that include a 20 mile hike.

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RADAR Speed Sign Erected on River Rd

This should help slow drivers as they enter the city.

(KEIZER, Ore.) - radar speed sign In June 2013 the City of Keizer purchased two RADAR speed signs which were installed to increase speed awareness. One sign was erected just north of the Salem Parkway on Verda Ln NE and the other was placed just west of McLeod Ln NE on Lockhaven Dr NE.

These driver feedback signs are powered by solar energy and can be placed anywhere there is ample sunlight.

Read Full Article (Mar-21-2016 20:21)

Marion County to Consider Solid Waste Disposal Fee Increases

Written testimony may be submitted until 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2016

(SALEM, Ore.) - recycle marion county The Marion County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, March 30, at 9:30 a.m. regarding proposed increases to solid waste disposal fees.

The meeting will be held in the Senator Hearing Room of Courthouse Square at 555 Court Street NE, Salem, during the commissioners' regular board session.

Read Full Article (Mar-17-2016 13:46)

Oregon Department of Revenue Releases Marijuana Tax Collection Totals

$3,480,000 in TAXES was received in 33 days (Feb 1 - March 4, 2016).

(SALEM, Ore.) - marijuana cannabis February was the first month for medical marijuana dispensaries to remit the taxes they collected on their previous month's recreational marijuana sales.

Dispensaries are responsible for collecting a 25-percent tax at the point of sale and remitting it to the Department of Revenue monthly.

Read Full Article (Mar-16-2016 20:37)

Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom Kicks off the 2016 Literacy Project

Because everyone EATS.... agriculture is important to 100% of us.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Myers Elementary Fifth graders in Salem physically tried on different career possibilities at the annual Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom Literacy Project 2016 Kick-off at Myers Elementary School this week.

The 2016 featured book Before We Eat: From Farm to Table, and the related lesson feature a myriad of careers available in the Oregon farming, forestry, fishing, and fiber industries.

Read Full Article (Mar-15-2016 22:29)

Two Injured and One Killed in Semi Crashes on Interstate 84 near Farewell Bend

I-84 was closed for 4 hours westbound and 9 hours eastbound, due to multiple crashes.

(BAKER COUNTY, Ore.) - fatal crash I-84 Tuesday morning about 11:25, Oregon State Police Troopers (OSP) and emergency crews were dispatched to a roll over crash involving a commercial motor vehicle on Interstate 84, milepost 349 eastbound.

As emergency personnel were responding to the scene, a second crash involving two commercial motor vehicles, occurred at milepost 348 eastbound, killing a driver.

Read Full Article (Mar-11-2016 23:16)

High Wind Watch Issued for Western Oregon Areas

Batten down the hatches! Windstorm is Forecast.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - weather The National Weather Service has announced a High Wind Watch is in effect from Sunday morning through Sunday evening for the greater Portland and Vancouver metro area, the Willamette Valley, Lower Columbia and I-5 Corridor in Cowlitz County.

South to Southwest winds are expected to be 30 to 40 mph, with gusts to 60 mph.

Read Full Article (Mar-02-2016 00:51)

Fatal Crash Near Carlton Takes Three Lives

"...occupants in the Honda were not wearing seat belts and/or in child safety seats..." -OSP

(CARLTON, Ore.) - traffic fatal Three people were killed and a 4-year-old child was critically injured in a crash on Highway 47 near Carlton early Tuesday morning.

Emergency crews responded to Milepost 37 at 4:30 a.m. According to investigators, a northbound 1992 Honda Accord driven by 24-year old Teven Ray Stone, of Sheridan, drifted across the centerline into the path of an oncoming 2008 GMC pickup early Tuesday morning.

Read Full Article (Feb-29-2016 16:32)

Double Murder Suspect in Custody

The fatal shootings happened in Jefferson County Friday night.

(JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ore.) - Two people were killed by gunshot Friday night, February 26. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office received the report of a shooting at about 6:49 p.m. that had just occurred on Sand Ridge Road in Crooked River Ranch.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office along with the Oregon State Police responded to the scene and found two adults deceased inside the residence.

Read Full Article (Feb-29-2016 00:06)

Landslide Near Sea Lion Caves Closes Hwy 101

Travelers are advised to take alternate routes.

(FLORENCE, Ore.) - Oregon Hwy 101 U.S. 101 will be closed at milepost 178 Sunday night and into Monday following a landslide just north of Sea Lion Caves and south of the Cape Creek Tunnel, 11 miles north of Florence.

ODOT crews will be working through the night to clear the roadway, but cannot safely open to traffic until debris remaining on the hillside is cleared in daylight to ensure slope stability and safety for travelers.

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