Author: Herb Swett

Professional basketball has come to Salem

Jason Conrad is team owner and president. The Salem Capitals, who began playing March 4, are part of a nationwide league known as TBL (The Basketball League). They are in the league’s West Conference and play their home games in the Salem Armory. The regular season will conclude May 29[Read More…]

CTEC land donation under consideration

Accepting the donation of the land and buildings of the Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) was approved for first reading Tuesday at a work session of the Salem-Keizer School Board. The district, which has been running CTEC since 2014, leases the buildings from CRTCEC, LLC, which they acquired from[Read More…]

Tensions high once again Salem-Keizer board meeting

Audience accusations of white supremacy positions and arguments over masking continued at Tuesday’s meeting of the Salem-Keizer School Board. Twenty-three people spoke remotely, a few calling for the resignations of board members Marty Heyen and Danielle Bethell. Heyen replied that the allegations of racism resulted from her husband’s business associations[Read More…]

Students speak out at school board meeting

Salem-Keizer Public Schools Antagonism toward school officials regarding minorities was voiced by a succession of audience speakers at Tuesday’s work session of the Salem-Keizer School Board. Most speakers were students, but a few were parents and recent graduates. Not all focused on minority issues; several of the earlier speakers commented[Read More…]

Volcanoes sweep Senators, Campesinos mop-up Mavs

Garrett Kueber, of the Volcanoes. Thursday, July 1:  Volcanoes 4, Senators 1 Landen Barns’ two-run single in the eighth inning provided the final runs of the game, with CJ Epperson scoring. Mason McAlister was the winning pitcher, striking out six in his five innings. The loss went to Matt Duniway.[Read More…]

McNary lacrosse lands new coach

McNary boys’ lacrosse has a new head coach, Sean Litrakis.  Litrakis has won several championships, including three North Valley Conference titles at West Salem High School, and was named the conference’s Coach of the Year for 2016 and 2017. After playing four years of varsity lacrosse at St. Joseph’s High[Read More…]

Bonds issued to purchase, maintain school buses

Transactions were the main feature at the Salem-Keizer School Board meeting on Tuesday, March 10.  The board approved issuance of bonds to finance maintenance and purchase of buses, the sale of the Rosedale School property and purchase of the property on D Street in Salem in support of the 2018[Read More…]

Soaring market raises school bond investment

The school bond approved by voters in the Salem-Keizer School District in 2018 has grown from $619.7 million to $677.7 million, the Community Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) told the Salem-Keizer School Board on Tuesday, Feb. 11 Market premiums, earnings on bond proceeds, grants and reimbursements have made the difference, CBOC[Read More…]