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COMMUNITY Jan. 23
Hospice manager honored by Spirit Mountain
Spirit Mountain recently tapped Barb Farmer, Clinical manager at Willamette Valley Hospice, as its yeʔlan lima (Helping Hand) award winner for the paid management category.
NEWS Jan. 23
MCFD1 receives lifesaving equipment grant award
Marion County Fire District #1 (MCFD1) is better equipped to keep all community members safe thanks to a grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The $23,229, grant will be used to purchase 28 Seek Thermal Imaging Cameras, fulfilling a critical equipment need within the district.
SCHOOLS Jan. 23
College deadlines approaching
Deadlines for some key financial aid programs are approaching. The Higher Education Coordinating Commission’s Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) is reminding students that anyone planning to take college courses any time from fall 2021 through spring 2022 should complete their student financial aid applications as soon as possible.
OPINION Jan. 23
Focus and mindset on housing
Keizer resident Carolyn Homan wrote to the editor to express her distaste with Councilor Kyle Juran's comment about minimum wage workers just needing to "change their mindset" when it comes to homeownership.
COMMUNITY Jan. 23
MCFD1 paramedic embarked on new journey at 63
Continuing with Keizertimes series Behind the Badge, this week looks at Marion County Fire District #1 Paramedic Victor Hoffer. If you know of any first responders who would be willing to participate in our series, email Lauren Murphy at [email protected]
OPINION Jan. 22
LETTER: Power lines down
You, too, can submit a letter to the editor by emailing [email protected]
NEWS Jan. 22
Local legislators propose more than 30 bills for 2021
Oregon Rep. Bill Post and Sen. Kim Thatcher have purposed over 30 bills for the upcoming year. New ideas range from abortion to the cost of putting a child in foster care through college.
NEWS Jan. 22
Keizer was one of many cyber attack victims in 2020
According to a report on the state of ransomware in the United States, Keizer was one of 113 federal state and municipal governments and agencies that fell victim to cybercriminals.
COMMUNITY Jan. 22
Police calls Jan. 11 - Jan. 18
COMMUNITY Jan. 22
Compost facility clears first hurdle
The Keizer Planning Commission recommended adding compost facilities to the approved uses in industrial zones with an 6-1 vote. “We want to prove we can be a good neighbor in an industrial zone instead of being relegated to agricultural lands,” said Jim McNelly, managing partner of Renewable Carbon, LLC, based in St. Cloud, Minn.
SPORTS Jan. 21
Top 20 Volcanoes players of all time: #2 Tim Lincecum
The 5-foot-10, 170-pound right-hander, otherwise known as “The Freak” is the only pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB) history to win back-to-back Cy Young awards in his first two full seasons. Lincecum also appeared in four consecutive All-Star Games and led the National League (NL) in strikeouts for three straight seasons.
NEWS Jan. 20
Local first responders get a shot in the arm
At the beginning of the year, Marion County Fire District #1 (MCFD1) received hundreds of doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and put together a collaborative effort to begin vaccinating first responders in Keizer, as well as the rest of Marion County.
SCHOOLS Jan. 20
District sets targets for returning students to classrooms throughout Salem-Keizer
Now that school employees are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, the Salem-Keizer School District is sharing the scheduling process of when they are hoping to bring back students for blended learning.
FreeBUSINESS Jan. 19
Chick-fil-A looking more likely at Keizer Station
The chicken chain has applied to change a Keizer Station master plan, but there's still a ways to go before the lines begin.

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