The Keizertimes is the weekly community newspaper serving Keizer, Oregon. The newspaper was founded in 1979.
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COMMUNITY Aug. 28
Students get the opportunity to 'Play with Clay'
The 'Play with Clay' summer camp program, instructed by local teacher Cindy Crosby, allowed students to express their creativity and imaginations through clay sculpting.
NEWS Aug. 28
Traffic Safety Committee discusses possible solutions for red-light runners
The Traffic Safety Bikeways Pedestrian Committee discussed having cameras installed on River Road to prevent drivers from running red lights. The committee is looking at costs before presenting a solution to city council.
SPORTS Aug. 28
McNary looking for bounce-back season on the pitch
With an influx of youth, the Celtics went through some growing pains during the shortened spring season, finishing with a 2-9-1 record and going winless in league play. But McNary head coach Lauren Brouse believes that the struggles from last season have made her squad more battle-tested.
COMMUNITY Aug. 27
Keizer Art Association holding virtual art exhibit
The Keizer Art Association's September art exhibit, Colors of Autumn, will be online. The deadline to submit is Sept. 1. Winners will be announced on Sept. 4.
COMMUNITY Aug. 27
McNary students to benefit from $1.5 million Chemeketa Community College grant
The grant, received earlier this month, aims to increase dual enrollment opportunities for underrepresented student groups. 163 McNary High School students participated in the dual enrollment program last year - which the college hopes to improve upon with this grant.
NEWS Aug. 27
MCFD1 asking people to reserve 911 calls for life-threatening emergencies
With the rise of COVID-related issues, health officials remind members of the community to not call 911 if their symptoms are not life-threatening.
SPORTS Aug. 27
Celts hope to build off success from last season
After going 11-2 during the shortened spring season, the McNary volleyball squad has been itching to get back on the court since April. But according to head coach Crystal DeMello, what the team is most looking forward to is having fans back in the stands for the first time in nearly two years.
FreeNEWS EXCLUSIVE: Gov. Kate Brown said Thursday that masks and vaccinations are vital to stemming the surge of Covid in Oregon. She said despite pressure to leave such matters in local hands, no rural county has come to her with a plan to handle the spreading virus. Aug. 26
Governor won't relent on vaccine mandate, saying Covid deaths 'unacceptable and preventable'
Gov. Kate Brown said Thursday that masks and vaccinations are vital to stemming the surge of Covid in Oregon. She said despite pressure to leave such matters in local hands, no rural county has come to her with a plan to handle the spreading virus.
SPORTS Aug. 26
High hopes set in place for McNary boys soccer
Despite graduating their top scorer in Eddie Martinez — who was a first-team all-league selection with nine goals and 11 assists on the year — the Celtics bring back a lot of firepower in the midfield.
NEWS Aug. 26
Questions still surround city manager search following ‘dysfunctional’ special session meeting
The special session focused on approving the hiring of a company to recruit Keizer's next city manager. Councilor Day once again expressed his frustrations with staff, while Councilor Reid said the council has "done better at respecting our staff and their professionalism in the past."
NEWS Aug. 25
Outdoor mask mandate returns with a busy weekend in Marion County approaching
As an event-filled weekend approaches in Marion County, Gov. Kate Brown announced that starting Friday, Aug. 27, masks will be required at all outdoor events — whether you’re vaccinated or not.
FreeNEWS Aug. 24
Oregon's outdoor mask mandate to return Friday
Gov. Kate Brown made the announcement Tuesday in a video statement. The mandate will apply to all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, and comes as COVID case numbers hit record highs.
OPINION Aug. 24
Caption It! by Steve Breen
FreeJOB ANNOUNCEMENT Aug. 23
Keizertimes seeking graphic designer
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OPINION Aug. 23
Speed Bump by Dave Coverly