City of Silverton: Skate Park improvements proposed

July 2021 Posted in Community, Outdoor Life | Comments Off on City of Silverton: Skate Park improvements proposed

At the March 1, 2021 Council Meeting there was a presentation from a citizen’s group that wanted to complete improvements at the skate park. The group has raised around $60,000 and has partnered with a contractor that specializes in skate ...

City of Silverton: Tips for fire and water safety this summer

July 2021 Posted in Community, Outdoor Life, People | Comments Off on City of Silverton: Tips for fire and water safety this summer

By Ed Grambusch  Assistant Chief – Silverton Fire District As wildland fire season begins, there are many things that home owners can do to keep their home and property safe from fire: Tips for Keeping Fire Out of Your Home REMOVE leaves, ...

Datebook: July 2021

June 2021 Posted in Community, Food & Drink, Music, Other, Outdoor Life | Comments Off on Datebook: July 2021

Datebook Submission Information Get your events and fundraisers published in Our Town. If your ongoing event was cancelled because of COVID-19 and is starting up again, please send a new listing. If you are meeting by Zoom or virtually, send those, ...

Overnight additions: Lodging options increase at Silver Falls

June 2021 Posted in Community, Outdoor Life | Comments Off on Overnight additions: Lodging options increase at Silver Falls

By James Day The overnight facilities at what used to be called the Silver Falls Lodge and Conference Center have reopened under new management after a six-month closure. Silver Falls Hospitality will be operating the facility, which is now called Smith Creek ...

Peace’s paintings: New artwork to be installed at Silver Falls Lodge

June 2021 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community, Outdoor Life | Comments Off on Peace’s paintings: New artwork to be installed at Silver Falls Lodge

[caption id="attachment_10097" align="alignright" width="300"] The artist known as Peace with his painting of the South Falls in Silver Falls Lodge[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner “I’m an artist and not particularly tied down,” Peace said of the journey that inspired him to work as ...

Geology rocks: New book guides exploration of the Pacific Northwest

June 2021 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Outdoor Life, People, Travel | Comments Off on Geology rocks: New book guides exploration of the Pacific Northwest

By Melissa Wagoner The Pacific Northwest is a land of movers and shakers – when it comes to geology that is. “The PNW is known as an active margin,” geologist Leslie Moclock described. “That means it’s a place where different tectonic plates ...

Motion for all ages: Silver Falls Family YMCA grants access to healthy life style programs

June 2021 Posted in Community, Outdoor Life, Sports | Comments Off on Motion for all ages: Silver Falls Family YMCA grants access to healthy life style programs

By Brenna Wiegand [caption id="attachment_9987" align="alignright" width="300"] A dryland swim team workout at Silver Falls Family YMCA. The Y offers a wide range of programming to enrich the lives of youth and families in the Silverton area.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9983" align="alignright" width="300"] Lifeguards ...

The time is now: Planning for future wildfires shouldn’t be delayed

May 2021 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, Community, Outdoor Life | Comments Off on The time is now: Planning for future wildfires shouldn’t be delayed

By Melissa Wagoner Weeks out from the official start of summer and fire experts are already warning Oregonians of another potentially difficult fire season. Which is why Carrie Berger, a fire program manager with the OSU Extension service, has recently partnered ...

Steady Path: Trail Keepers of Oregon expands its mission to Silver Falls

May 2021 Posted in Outdoor Life | Comments Off on Steady Path: Trail Keepers of Oregon expands its mission to Silver Falls

By Melissa Wagoner [caption id="attachment_9851" align="alignright" width="200"] Installation of gabions on Maple Ridge Trail. Arthur Mills[/caption] There are thousands of hiking trails in Oregon, many of them almost a century old and most of them maintained by volunteers – such as those ...