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FreeNEWS September 12
Use caution driving through smoke
Heavy smoke from fires up and down the West Coast is creating hazardous driving conditions in Oregon. If you must travel be sure to check your entire route before starting your drive as some roads have been closed due to fires.
OPINION September 12
Roland-Schwartz for city council
OPINION September 12
Bill Post has represented us well
OPINION September 12
Treatment of Explorers posting flags was disgraceful
Keizertimes Publisher Lyndon Zaitz shares his disapproval of the way the Explorers were treated while hanging the flags on Monday morning.
OPINION September 12
Mike DeBlasi for city council
OPINION September 12
Re-elect Bill Post for representative
As the election gets closer, you can summit letters of support for candidates to [email protected]
COMMUNITY September 11
Gearing up
A group of local cycling enthusiasts, sponsored by Cherriots Trip Share, NW Hub and Keizer United, put together a bike repair event at Keizer Church of Christ Friday, Sept. 4.
COMMUNITY September 11
KT on staycation
Dennis and Theresa Spencer celebrated their 51st anniversary August 30 at home in backyard having a barbecue. You too can have your photo in the Keizertimes. Simply take the paper to your destination, snap a picture with you and your group holding it, and send the photo along with everyone’s first and last names to [email protected]
COMMUNITY September 11
Orientation for kinder students Sept. 14-18
During the week of September 14-18, kindergarten students will be invited to an in-person meeting with their teacher to learn important kindergarten information, get answers to their questions, and do a short in person assessment to get ready for the year.
FreeCOMMUNITY September 11
'Rumors spread like wildfires': What we know about the fires burning across the state
Federal, State and County officials have needed to divert energy from fighting and providing relief to those displaced by the growing Beachie Creek and other wildfires to combat social media rumors about arsonists. At this time there have been no reported arrests for arson in Marion, Polk or Douglas county.
COMMUNITY September 11
City adds volunteer advisors, needs more
The Keizer City Council made appointments to three volunteer advisory committees at its meeting Tuesday, Sept. 8, but is still accepting applications for numerous other roles.
FreeFIRES September 11
Fire updates: No new evacuations, mild winds through the weekend with rain expected Monday
From the Salem Reporter Here's what you need to know Friday about road closures, air quality, volunteer opportunities and more in Salem. United Way will be passing out supplies to fire evacuees from noon to 5 p.m. today.
NEWS September 11
Explorers harassed while hanging flags
After receiving backlash for not hanging the flags for the 4th of July, due to the fact that they were not meeting because of COVID-19, the Keizer Fire District Explorers made sure to hang the flags up for Labor Day. While they were setting things up several people threatened them, shouted obscenities or made obscene gestures.
NEWS September 11
Oregon's Broken Promise: State defunds a lifeline for college students
The Oregon Promise Grant provides two years of tuition assistance for students who graduate high school with a 2.5 GPA or higher. The legislator approve $3.6 million to be reallocated from the grant budget to the 2020 Rebalance Plan, which left the Higher Education Coordinating Commission with no choice other than to revoke awards from 1,000 students.
NEWS September 11
Council approves $1.1Million in COVID-related spending
Keizer city officials plan to spend the money with the expectation it will be reimbursed through federal funding made available in the Coronavirus Relief Fund established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress in March. All of the money must be spend by December in order to be eligible for reimbursement
BRIEF September 10
Coming next week: Top Salem-Keizer Volcanoes players of all time
OBITUARY September 10
Betty June Krewson
January 26, 1929 – August 22, 2020
OBITUARY September 10
Martin (Marty) Giovannini
1948 – 2020
CRIME September 10
Traffic Court
COMMUNITY September 10
Whim launches local fiddler into national limelight
After taking third at a national fiddling competition, Martha Hughes will be teaching onlive fiddling classes via Zoom.
COLUMN September 10
The importance of the local newspaper
The Keizertimes associate editor shares about his passion for newspapers and the role they play in society.
FIRES September 9
Simple steps for safety from wildfires
Keizertimes thanks RJ Navarro for putting together these flyers in English and Spanish for our community. See https://www.keizertimes.com/posts/1942/resources-for-those-affected-by-fires for resources and locations to relocate too.
FreeFIRES September 9
Pasos sencillos para la seguridad contra incendios forestales
SCHOOLS September 9
For elementary students, up to three hours online and family check-ins
Tuesday through Friday, elementary students will start the day with live sessions of teacher-facilitated, applied learning. For a minimum of 60-90 minutes — and a maximum of three hours — teachers will work with their students on a variety of different topics, including: reading, writing, social emotional learning, English language development and math.
FreeNEWS September 8
Canyon burns, Keizer chokes
KFD deputy chief said fire risk for Keizer residents should be relatively minor. Updated with links to sources of the most recent developments.
COMMUNITY September 8
city council agenda September 8
FreeCOMMUNITY September 8
Resources for those affected by fires
Though this is not strictly a Keizer issue, as a community paper we felt the need to compile a list of resources for those affected by the fires. This is an ongoing list that will be added to as we continue to receive information.
OPINION September 7
A rest from labor
Lyndon Zaitz is the publisher of the Keizertimes and weekly writes pieces for reflection. This week he urges readers to be grateful for the first responders, military and other essential workers who do not get Labor Day off.

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