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SPECIAL PUBLICATION Feb. 26
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COMMUNITY Mar. 2
Netflix’s The Ripper is a satisfying hit of true crime
T.J. Reid reviews Netflix's The Ripper
COMMUNITY Mar. 1
Nominate favorite educators for OnPoint Awards
The Educator of the Year grand prize will be going to three educators this year.
COMMUNITY Feb. 28
Preparing for the unthinkable
COMMUNITY Feb. 27
Mayor criticized legacy rule in earlier talks
Mayor Cathy Clark and a councilor work group to discuss revisions to policies.
COMMUNITY Feb. 27
Councilors debate rule changes: Talks linger on when to cut mics
Keizer city council members met to discuss possible revisions to the council's rules and policies along with how long they should be allowed to talk for.
NEWS Feb. 26
Police calls Feb. 14 - Feb. 20
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK Feb. 26
Where you can dine in around Keizer
With relaxed restrictions, numerous restaurants around town are open for indoor seating at a reduced capacity. Additions/changes can be sent to [email protected]
COMMUNITY Feb. 26
Keizer library installs first drop box
Library return drop box has been installed outside the Keizer Community Library
COMMUNITY Feb. 26
Local birds need our help to stay healthy: Unfortunately, it means taking down feeders
Oregon wildlife officials are urging all residents to take down their feeders to help stop the salmonella outbreak in birds on the west coast.
FreeCOMMUNITY Feb. 26
County goes digital with dog licensing
Due to COVID-19, Marion County Dog Services offer online licensing.
COMMUNITY Feb. 26
New gym hopes to Prosper under recently relaxed rules
As of Friday, Feb. 26, Prosper Athletic Club can operate with 50 people in the gym. Individuals that use the gym will also be required to wear masks and equipment will be placed six feet apart. Personalized tours are also available to those who interested in signing up for a membership.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK Feb. 26
Marion County moves to ‘high’ pandemic risk
On Friday, Feb. 26 Marion County will move from extreme risk to high risk for the spreading of COVID-19
SCHOOLS Feb. 26
School district prepares to welcome back some students after a year apart
Although there was no school last week due to the ice storm that knocked out power over much of the area, Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) administrators notified the school board on Tuesday, Feb. 23, that the storm would not deter the district's effort to return to in-person learning.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK Feb. 25
"The hardest decision I’ve ever made.” Remembering a Keizer dad who died of Covid at 43
Amy Senske knew young, healthy people who had gotten Covid and survived. Then her husband got sick.
COMMUNITY Feb. 24
Utility lineworkers find respite at Hitchin’ Post
Keith Wright, owner of Hitchin' Post, reached out to PGE and told the company that they would be providing free breakfast and dinner to any lineworker starting on Wednesday, Feb. 17. Since then, the restaurant has been hosting dozens of lineworkers at a time on their back patio for a free meal.
SPORTS Feb. 24
Spring season approved for McNary football
After Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) officially submitted and met requirements for opting-in to allow outdoor contact sports, the McNary High School football team held their first official practice in more than a year on Monday, Feb. 22.
SPORTS Feb. 24
Celts soccer squads ready for action
On Monday, March 1, both the McNary boys’ and girls soccer teams will play their first contests since Fall of 2019 — it will mark the first since the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools in March of last year that a McNary team will play in an OSAA event.
FreeNEWS Feb. 23
Marion County moves to “high” pandemic risk
Marion County will step down from extreme risk to high risk on Friday, Feb. 26, meaning some additional activities will be permitted - including limited indoor dining.
COMMUNITY Feb. 23
Behind the badge: Detective Tim Lathrop
Detective Tim Lathrop is the latest officer to be featured in our Behind the badge series
COMMUNITY Feb. 22
1st Citizen noms due March 7
COMMUNITY Feb. 22
Virtual ‘open house’ for Wheatland improvements
A virtual open house is being hosted to the public to hear their ideas for improvements to Wheatland Road North.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK Feb. 21
Special enrollment period opens at healthcare.gov
HealthCare.gov is allowing those in need of health insurance to enroll into a COVID-19 special coverage
NEWS Feb. 20
Police calls Feb. 7 to Feb. 12
FreeNEWS Feb. 19
Council will meet to discuss rules, policies
Work session will be held Monday, Feb. 22
FreeICE STORM Feb. 19
Emergency Full Closure of I-5 NB & SB
Northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 5 will be closed tonight from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m.
COMMUNITY Feb. 19
Keizer’s response to ice storm
COMMUNITY Feb. 19
An ice age up close
FreeNEWS Feb. 19
Ice Storm: Emergency resources
The recent ice storms have created many problems for residents in Keizer. Here are some resources to help.
NEWS Feb. 19
Beauty & The Beast: Ice storm causes chaos throughout city
What started as a small bit of ice over the weekend quickly turned into dozens of trees collapsing, power outages and roads closed.
COMMUNITY Feb. 18
Bethell endures eventful first seven weeks as Marion County commissioner
After serving as the Keizer Chamber of Commerce executive director for four years, Danielle Bethell was elected Marion County Commissioner in November 2020 and began her term last month.
SPORTS Feb. 18
The history of Salem-Keizer’s first pro team
Salem’s first professional baseball team, the Salem Senators, will make their return to the diamond this summer as a part of the new Mavericks Independent League, being hosted at Volcanoes Stadium.
NEWS Feb. 17
Assistance requests surge in storm’s wake
It was a stressful and exhausting 72-hour period for the first responders at Marion County Fire District #1 (MCFD1) and Keizer Fire District (KFD) during what was one of the worst ice storms in state history last weekend.
COMMUNITY Feb. 17
KAA March show is watercolors
Keizer Art Association is holding a virtual Watercolor Show exhibit from Feb. 25 to March 30.
FreeICE STORM Feb. 16
County stands up call center in storm's wake
Need someone to perform a welfare check? Call 503-588-5108. Additional resource information available, but don't expect outage updates.
FreeCOMMUNITY Feb. 16
A new centenarian
FreeICE STORM Feb. 16
St. Edward opens warming center today
The River Road North site will open at noon. A Salem Church begins offering services at 10 a.m.
NEWS Feb. 15
Beware of carbon monoxide
Loss of power and freezing temperatures have some using alternate sources fo heat, many which coms with the risk of deadly carbon monoxide poisoning.
COMMUNITY Feb. 15
Fairgrounds shelter fills quickly
Donations are needed for the State Fairgrounds to continue offering resources to those in need.
FreeICE STORM Feb. 15
5K still lack power in Keizer
PGE is still working to restore power outages of epic proportions.
FreeICE STORM Feb. 15
SNAP may be able to help with food replacement
If you lost food as a result of the widespread power outage, the Oregon Department of Health and Human Services may be able to restore some of your funds.
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