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COMMUNITY January 15
'Buckle Up': Homes in Keizer white hot, extremely limited
Lack of inventory is a massive bottleneck in the current seller's market. One home listed in December had nine offers in two days and went for $15,000 more than its asking price.
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COMMUNITY January 16
Virtual youth summit Feb. 6
Members representing Salem-Keizer, Central, and Woodburn school districts wanted to offer an online event experience where high schoolers could laugh, feel safe, improve their well-being, and reconnect with peers from the safety of their homes. Register at by Feb. 4 to attend.
NEWS January 16
Oregon leaders respond to Capitol chaos
Oregon leaders have found responding to the events at the capitol on January 6 tricky. Some called for impeachment, while others poured gasoline onto the political firestorm with the words they choose to respond with.
OPINION January 16
An unconscionable attack
Keizertimes Publisher Lyndon Zaitz reflects on the attack on the capitol on Jan 6.
SCHOOLS January 16
Schools still planning for Feb. opening
Getting elementary school students back into classrooms is the districts top priority. If Salem-Keizer schools open up in February they will be using the hybrid model and keep kids in cohorts to minimize exposure.
COMMUNITY January 16
Caillier steps into Chamber’s top job
Keizer Rotary Club Member, former Rotary president, former city councilor and former First Citizen, Mark Caillier, has stepped in as the interim executive director for the Keizer Chamber of Commerce. He is hopeful that they will find a new, permanent president in the next six months.
January 16
LETTER: Hither to the republic
Gene H. McIntyre lives in Keizer and wrote to the editor to express his feelings about the events on Jan. 6.
COMMUNITY January 16
Behind the badge: Officer Tim Hein
Keizertimes reporter Lauren Murphy is casting a spotlight on some of our local first responders in a continuing series. If you would like to suggest someone for this series (EMT/paramedics, firefighters, police officers, nurses, etc.), email [email protected]
COMMUNITY January 15
Road striping still an issue after two attempts
Lane stripes on River Road North remain hard to see during rainstorms even after a second attempt at restriping them last fall. Keizer Public Works Director Bill Lawyer has requested a meeting with Marion County officials to determine what could make the striping more reflective.
(New information, story no longer accurate) Vaccine eligibility opens up to those 65 and older
Note: Due to new information released today, this article that ran in the paper Jan. 15. is no longer accurate. A lack of supplies is likely to delay the availability of vaccines to anyone outside the health profession a while longer.
OPINION January 15
The Brat
Jim Taylor writes a fishing column, "Casting About' for the Keizertimes. This is his most recent addition.
NEWS January 15
Groundwork laid for council’s future efforts
Community engagement on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), expanding the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB), emergency preparedness and housing disparity were some of the topics discussed on Monday, Jan. 11, when the city council sat down to discuss goals for the up coming year.
NEWS January 15
Police calls Jan. 3 - Jan. 10
COMMUNITY January 14
Celt sophomore debuts first play via Willamette virtual offerings
Kiele Jarnagin, who aspires to be a drama teacher someday, was one of 13 students from around the state that participated in the course, which took place over Zoom, where students would meet virtually on Thursdays for three hours over a 10-week period.
SPORTS January 14
Top 20 Volcanoes players of all time: #3 Joe Nathan
At #3 on the Keizertimes list of the 20 greatest Volcanoes players of all time is Joe Nathan — a right-handed closer who appeared in six All-Star Games and is arguably one of the greatest closers of all time.
NEWS January 13
President Trump impeached for second time
By a 232-197 vote the U.S. House impeached President Donald Trump.
SCHOOLS January 13
SRO student task force addresses Salem-Keizer school board
An overview of the task force’s recommendation was brought before the board in the December meeting. However, the students of the task force joined the meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 12 to explain their stance and address some of their concerns with the board directly in regards to how the previous meeting was handled.
SCHOOLS January 13
Schools still planning for February opening
On Tuesday, Jan. 12, SKPS assistant superintendent Kraig Sproles addressed the Salem-Keizer School Board and informed them where the district was at in the reopening process.
NEWS January 9
Still a homelessness crisis
While ARCHES is tasked primarily with supporting homeless residents by its parent organization, the Community Action Agency, its mission shifted to homelessness prevention in the past year when it was tapped to distribute money for state and federal programs.
1st hearing on possible compost site Jan. 13
A public hearing has been scheduled regarding a proposed in-container composting business eyeing a city-owned property near Volcanoes Stadium. Those wishing to contribute to the discussion are encouraged to submit written testimony via email or dropped off at the Keizer Civic Center no later than 4 p.m. on Jan. 13. Send email testimony to [email protected]
Holiday haul
The Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association collected $41,625.96 for the Marion Polk Food Share during its annual Keizer Mircale of Lights display through December.
OPINION January 9
Fincher pulls back curtain on creation of iconic film
T.J. Reid reviews films for the Keizertimes. This week he looked at Netflix's Mank. He recommends it to people who love film and the steps it takes to make him.
COVID-19 vaccines expands to most health workers
Salem Health, in partnership with Marion County Public Health, expanded their vaccine clinic to the Oregon State Fairgrounds and Expo Center. All individuals living or working in Marion County and included in the Oregon Health Authority’s Phase 1a Vaccine Sequencing Plan are invited to receive a vaccination.
FreeCOMMUNITY January 8
MHS Font Club hosting virtual brunch, monkey-spatula parade
The McNary High School Font Club is hosting a virtual brunch on Monday, Jan. 11 at 10:18 a.m. Attendees must RSVP to McNary teacher Paul Shuirman
OPINION January 8
LETTER: The unselfishness of Keizer
The 2020 holidays were stressful for many, Carrie Lee Brown wrote to the editor to thank fellow Keizerites who helped spread joy in this time of heartship.
Post named to GOP leadership position
State Rep. Bill Post has been appointed assistant deputy by House Republican Leader Christine Drazan (R-Canby).
Behind the badge: Officer Travis Ricketts
Keizertimes reporter Lauren Murphy is casting a spotlight on some of our local first responders in a continuing series. If you would like to suggest someone for this series (EMT/paramedics, firefighters, police officers, nurses, etc.), email [email protected]
Mystery solved in Bair Park
Bair Park is home to skeletal remains of an old automobile. Keizerite Beth Nolting explained the mysterious phenomena as an Oakland touring car.
NEWS January 8
Avamere vaccinates 85% of residents in single day
More than 200 residents and staff members at Avamere Court at Keizer’s assisted living, independent living and rehabilitation residents began their vaccinations for COVID-19 Monday, Jan. 4.
NEWS January 8
New councilors sworn in
Kyle Juran and Ross Day were sworn in as new city councilors at the city council meeting on Monday, Jan. 4.
Police calls Dec. 27 - Jan. 3
Employment opportunity in therapeutic community
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