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FreeCOMMUNITY May 21
Kai rides again
Kai-Orn Ellertson, who was hit while crossing River Road North in October 2019 and made a miraculous recovery, received a replacement bike courtesy of the Salem Bicycle Club Thursday, May 21.
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NEWS May 30
Cherriots wins $3.5 million grant
Salem Area Mass Transit District has received a $3.5 million grant from the Department of Transportation to purchase five electric buses for the Salem-Keizer Area.
OPINION May 30
Keizer women on the fall ballot
Lyndon Zaitz is the publisher of the Keizertimes. He is urging Keizerites to be excited about the three local women who will be on the general election ballot in November.
OPINION May 30
COVID-19 rules should be equal
Rep. Bill Post frequently writes updates about state legislator happenings that affect Keizerites. This week he shares the rules for farm workers during COVID-19.
OPINION May 30
Letter: Kudos to Oregonians during pandemic
Gene H. McIntyre lives in Keizer and frequently shares his opinion with the Keizertimes. This week he wrote to the editor to applaud Oregon's efforts during the COVID-19 crisis.
OPINION May 30
Letter: MCFD#1 after failed levy
Fire Chief Kyle McMann addresses the community after the levy failed to pass in the recent election.
COMMUNITY May 29
OnPoint CU slates Keizer opening
OnPoint Community Credit Union will open its new Keizer branch, located at 5120 River Road North, on Monday, June 1.
NEWS May 29
ID theft ‘operation’ found in 13th Avenue home
A Keizer man was arrested for hauling a trailer and ATV that were allegedly purchased through fraud. After searching his residence detectives discovered "an organized identity theft operation."
May 29
20-year-old arrested in I-5 elude
A 20-year-old from Vancouver, Wash., was arrested in Keizer after she was spotted driving a vehicle stolen in Salem. She was charged with unlawful use of a vehicle, attempt to elude, and criminal mischief. Her bail was set at $30,000.
FreeCOMMUNITY May 29
CAA offers rent, utility assistance
The Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency is making more than $2 million in rental and utility assistance available for income-eligible residents of Marion and Polk counties.
NEWS May 29
City plans to continue broadcasting some meetings with Spanish translation
The city council will resume in-person meetings on June 1, but the meetings will continue to be simulcasted in Spanish online.
NEWS May 29
Donation site extends hours
In April, Marion County Public Health set up a donation site at St. Edward Catholic Church two days a week. Donations are now being accepted five days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
NEWS May 29
Volunteers needed
The City of Keizer is looking for volunteers to serve on the following committees and boards, including a new board that will review the city charter for revision and updates
COMMUNITY May 29
Pastoring through a pandemic: Local pastors lead a virtual flock
Not being able to gather in person has put a strain on local Keizer churches, both big and small. Two local pastors share their struggles and success in the past few months as they lead their churches from afar.
FreeBOOK REVIEW May 28
"Becoming Bulletproof" by Evy Poumpouras
Terri Schlichenmeyer is based in Wisconsin and reviews books for the Keizertimes.
NEWS May 28
Police calls May 18 - May 25
COMMUNITY May 28
Can't Stop, Won't Stop
Despite a pandemic cancelling or postponing most of the milestones graduates partake in, the advisors to the McNary High School Latino Club didn’t miss a chance to mark the moment for its graduates.
SCHOOLS May 28
SKPS: Detail on how fall semester might take shape
While it is still uncertain what school will look like in the fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) is in discussions with the Oregon Department of Education about how classes could take place in September.
NEWS May 28
Driver arrested after chase
A Vernonia man led police on a chase through Keizer that ended near Gervais.
SCHOOLS May 28
CCMS counselors focus on student mental health as pandemic lingers
Thanks to the counseling support system they helped create — which can be accessed on the Claggett Creek website — counselors Ashley Delarosa, Amy Aebi and Kenzi Mozejeko have been in contact with hundreds of students over the last two months.
SPORTS May 28
Lopez signs with Corban
Last month, the McNary forward officially signed with Corban College to continue his career as a student-athlete next fall. Lopez had three goals and five assists last season and received first-team all-league recognition as he helped lead the Celtics to the postseason for the fourth straight year.
SCHOOLS May 27
Salem-Keizer budget committee approves $1.5 billion 2020-21 budget
The budget was developed before the economic downturn resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and does not reflect any financial impacts.
SPORTS May 27
Volcanoes Stadium available to rent on Airbnb
While the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes are still awaiting word on whether or not they can have a season, the organization has come up with a unique way to bring in revenue in case there’s no baseball this summer.
NEWS May 22
MCFD1 levy failing, Keizer women dominate election results
Keizertimes wrap up of election results. Note results were gathered as of press time, Wednesday, May 20.
NEWS May 22
Man gets 25 years in death of 3 teens
A Salem man was convicted on three counts of first-degree manslaughter and sentenced to 25 years for a collision on the Salem Parkway that resulted in the deaths of three area teens.
NEWS May 22
In-person council meetings resume June 1
The Keizer City Council will return to in-person meetings beginning Monday, June 1.
OPINION May 22
Pitched as a comedy Upload has bigger ideas
T.J. Reid reviews original shows and movies for the Keizertimes. This week he looks at Amazon Prime's Upload
COMMUNITY May 22
Seniors get iris delivery despite lack of festival
KeizerFEST (formerly known as the Iris festival) would have been held last weekend. Though COVID-19 kept the scheduled festival from happening, it did not stop Keizerites from spreading joy.
NEWS May 22
St. Ed partners with USDA to distribute food
St. Edward Catholic Church will be distributing food boxes to people in need for the next five weeks. They are looking for a refrigerated trailer to aid their efforts. Can you lend one? Contact Bonny Henny 503-393-5323 ext. 303.
NEWS May 22
Food truck operators chug along on River Road
Keizertimes talked to the owners of the two food trucks parked alongside River Road. Though times are tough, owners remain optimistic that a bright future is just around the corner.
NEWS May 22
Business loan winners revealed
18 lucky businesses received a forgivable loan from the city. For other businesses that applied more help may be on the way from Business Oregon.
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