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Salem-News.com (Jun-14-2017 22:50)

Old McKenzie Pass Highway Opens for Summer Season

Drivers urged to use caution on OR Hwy 242, it's a fun but very narrow road.

(BEND, Ore.) - Dee Wright Observatory The Old McKenzie Pass Highway (OR 242) will officially open to all traffic on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 8 a.m. The highway has been closed due to winter snows.

Motorists driving on this curvy road need to be aware of bicyclists and pedestrians on the roadway and take proper precautions. Vehicles longer than 35 feet are prohibited from using the highway.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-04-2017 02:35)

Countdown to Eclipse 2017: Get Ready!

ODOT’s advice: Arrive early / Stay put / Leave late

(SALEM, Ore.) - solar eclipse prevview Oregon will be the first state where you can view the total solar eclipse crossing America Monday, August 21.

For about two and half hours, daytime will gradually yield to dusk—and to darkness for about two minutes—as the moon passes in front of the sun.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-02-2017 17:21)

Health Advisory Issued for Detroit Lake after High Toxin Levels Found

Drinking water directly from Detroit Lake is especially dangerous

(SALEM, Ore.) - Detroit Lake Water monitoring has confirmed the presence of blue-green algae and the toxins they produce in Detroit Lake. These toxin concentrations can be harmful to humans and animals.

People should avoid swallowing water while swimming or inhaling water droplets as a result of high-speed water activities, such as water skiing or power boating, in areas where blooms are identified.

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Salem-News.com (May-20-2017 00:50)

Why People Want to Go to the U.S. (the country not the State)

The American dream is a concept of myth that is being pursued and successfully applied every day in the U.S.

(SALEM, Ore.) - McKenzie River There are many reasons for which someone would want to travel to the U.S. When talking about the United States, it’s important to first differentiate the country from the State.

The country represents the geographical settlement of the United States, whereas the State represents the governing authority and the various systems the country has put in place.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-17-2017 20:30)

The 5 Safest Cities in Oregon

Oregon is a very appealing place to live, and the safety of its cities only adds to the draw.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Brookings Oregon Ask someone about Oregon, and they'll probably paint you a rosy picture of cheery, shorts-wearing hikers hustling up a mountain, munching on granola, and collecting banana peels for compost.

Maybe that's because compared to many Midwestern locales, Oregon's lush forests, rushing rivers, and towering mountains really do seem like another world.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-17-2017 15:15)

Free Admission This Weekend to All National Parks

Take advantage of the Centennial and enjoy some new sights!

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - Cape Disappointment This week is National Park Week, which means admission is free to all 417 parks and cultural sites this weekend.

The National Park Service celebrated its 100th birthday last fall, and advocates for the parks are pressing Congress to pass a bill to start working down a massive maintenance backlog.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-09-2017 23:05)

Safety Advice When on a Road Trip

Plan ahead and your summer road trips will be lots more fun!

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon I-5 south The beloved American road trip is as popular today as it has ever been. Though many people jet off to foreign destinations for their yearly vacations, there are still plenty of adventurous individuals seeking a way to explore the open road.

As the weather improves, there's no better time to gather up the family and embark on a drive. However, it's important to make sure that you're prepared to stay safe.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-21-2017 11:39)

Is it the Time for Texas Brewery Sales?

The lone star state is undergoing "the popularity of brews" growing pains.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Texas breweries Texans have sure come to love their craft beers. Maybe it’s all those immigrants from California, but customers are not so quick to order Shiner or Lone Star. At least that’s true of the new urban Texans.

Texas beverage law is having some trouble keeping up with all the changes. Austin, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, and San Antonio all have guided tours to breweries in those cities and the countryside nearby, but you won’t find such trendy tastings in East or West Texas. And, no Texas breweries have been permitted to sell their products to visitors or walk-in customers.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-22-2017 13:20)

Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge to Open in April

Remaining activities must be completed in sequence and are weather-dependent.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Minto Brown walking bridge Despite a project timeline setback early on due to delayed delivery of the large supporting arches, the Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge is on track to open to the public in April.

The bridge structure, including deck panels, rib arches and other infrastructure is now self supporting. Still to be completed are the bridge deck surface, structure tensioning, and removal of the temporary work bridge.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-22-2017 11:59)

Handpicked Trips in Oregon

Grab your camera, and your favorite people, and enjoy more scenic routes than in any other state!

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon welcome sign The quintessential Oregon day-trip, taking a drive through the state’s beautiful landscapes and locales will give you an appreciation for Oregon that’ll make you feel like you’ve lived there your entire life.

Whether it’s driving through the McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop or along the picturesque bridges of the Cottage Grove Covered Bridge Tour, Oregon’s incredible nature will take your breath away.

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