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MHS Class of ’72 ready for reunion

The McNary High School Class of 1972 has scheduled it’s 50th year reunion for Thursday, Sept. 22. A pre-event golf game will be held that day, beginning at 10 a.m. at McNary Golf Club. To register to play contact Trish Patton at 503-841-2880, or Walt Jensen at 307-254-5053. The reunion’s[Read More…]


Brewfest on tap for Aug. 19-20

Salem on Tap Brewfest (formerly Cinco de Micro), a fund raiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Salem, Marion and Polk Counties is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Aug. 19 and 20, at the Salem Convention Center. More than 120 unique and seasonal release craft beers will be featured[Read More…]

Doug and the last steelhead

Time to turn in my steelhead harvest card. Tears well up in my eyes. Not because of that one pitiful entry but because Doug landed his last fish that day. Friends found Doug’s decomposing body on the family tree farm last month. No one had talked to him for almost[Read More…]

Prey is the hunt you’ve been waiting for

It’s tough to be a fan of the Predator franchise. Although Predator 2 and Predators have their defenders, the only thing we in the fandom can unanimously agree on are the facts that the original 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger film is the only truly better-than-average film of the bunch, and that[Read More…]

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Here’s why field burning is allowed in the Willamette Valley heat

With temperatures nearing or surpassing record levels and air quality warnings in effect, burn bans are commonplace.  But there are still sometimes long plumes of smoke headed into the skies over Salem begging the question: Why? “It’s a very visible activity, you can actively see it,” said farmer Kathy Hadley[Read More…]

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