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Dec 14 2020 thru Dec 20 2020

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COMMUNITY December 18
Keizer-centric group donates toys to families in need
Because of the pandemic the usual toy drives had to restructure the way that they were collecting and donating this year. Unsure if families would have access to toy assistance this year, RJ Navarro formed the Keizer Gift Group to donate toys to families in need.
OPINION December 18
Needed relief expected with special section
For the third time this year Gov. Kate Brown has called a special legislative session. The intent of a special session is to have any proposed legislation passed in one day.
OPINION December 18
Sound of Metal roars on every level
TJ Reid watched Amazon Prime's Sound of Metal and highly recommends it. This film lets the viewer experience what it is like to lose your hearing along with the main character.
OPINION December 18
Tis the season for optimism
Keizertimes Publisher Lyndon Zaitz writes on the importance of optimism.
COMMUNITY December 18
Limits on park study input draw criticism
The park study is using an online format to collect survey data on what residents want in their parks. Keizer residents found an issue with the limited ability for every resident to give input.
FreeCOMMUNITY December 18
Keizer Community Library offering $5 bags of books
To place an order call 503-390-2370 or email at info @keizerlibrary.org. Payment can be made via PayPal, cash or credit upon pick up.
COMMUNITY December 18
Pandemic expected to boost parks plan redux
The City of Keizer kicked off a revision of the parks master plan with a presentation at the meeting of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Dec. 8. The effort will update a parks master plan created in 2008.
NEWS December 18
The Volcanoes contract with Keizer
Though the Volcanoes lost their contract with Major League Baseball, their contract with the city of Keizer is slated to end in 2059. The contract was originally signed in 1996, but was renewed in 2015.
COMMUNITY December 17
Chamber digs in to give big
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK December 17
COVID cases up 260% in 97303
December 17
Tim Sader
OBITUARY December 17
Adelino B. Olpet
Oct. 18, 1963 - Dec. 8, 2020
COMMUNITY December 17
Traffic court
SPORTS December 17
Rios heading to Princeton
On Saturday, Dec. 12, Dyami Rios announced on Twitter that he will be committing to Princeton University to play football for the Tigers in 2021.
SPORTS December 17
Top 20 Volcanoes players of all time: #6 Sergio Romo
Sergio Romo played in San Francisco for nine seasons and helped the Giants win three World Series titles. After pitching for the Minnesota Twins in 2020, Romo is currently a free agent.
FIRE December 17
MCFD1 calls for volunteers to fill in personnel losses
With the goal of attracting new volunteers, MCFD1 is starting a new recruitment academy this spring. Applications, which are due on Jan. 8, are available on the MCFD1 website.
SCHOOLS December 16
Public input rules cause rupture in school board
After months of substantial amounts of criticism and verbal attacks during public comment, the Salem-Keizer school board voted to give board chair Satya Chandragiri additional authority to manage public comments during meetings.
SPORTS December 16
Despite losing MLB affiliation, Volcanoes promise that there will be baseball in 2021
The team expects to announce plans for the future by the end of the year.
December 16
Quilt Guild takes cues from very weird year
NEWS December 15
Council appoints new city volunteers
New residents join city committees while others renew their terms
COMMUNITY December 14
Ivy Way trees will stay
Rather than taking down two giant sequoias, the city will remove what remains of sidewalk that has been consumed by the trees.
REVIEW December 14
Animaniacs still zany to the max on Hulu
T.J. Reid delivers his verdict on the Animaniacs reboot. He says it's a worthy update of the beloved 1990's animated series.
OPINION December 14
Council gets it right on Ivy Way trees

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