Author: Charles Glenn

KPD welcomes two new police officers

Reserve Officer Riley Hall, left, a former cadet with the Keizer Police Department, and Officer Robert Cheek, formerly of the Wasila, AK Police Department, were sworn in on Tuesday, June 21 at a City Council meeting. (Photo by CHARLES GLENN/Keizertimes) Two new police officers were sworn-in at the June 21[Read More…]

Who will replace Swenson as nominee?

Rep. Teresa Alonso Leon, left, lost her congressional race but may have a chance of returning to the Legislature after Senate nominee Eric Swenson dropped out. (Photo by RON COOPER/Oregon Capital Chronicle) Note: 6/23/22: 2 p.m. — This article has been updated. A quote was misattributed to Sen. Peter Courtney[Read More…]

Big Toy upgrades to include two picnic pavilions

Todd Erickson from Earthworks Excavation says he is ready to pour cement on at least one of the new structures. The Keizer Parks Department recently announced a temporary shut-down to the Big Toy facility at Keizer Rapids Park in order to improve the shade sail structures. However a contractor was[Read More…]

ODOT: DMV offices closed for Juneteenth

On June 1, the Oregon State Legislature passed House Bill 2168, designating June 19 as an official state holiday. This year it falls on a Sunday, so Oregon DMV offices will be closed Monday, June 20. DMV offices, headquarters and phone centers will be closed for the day. For more[Read More…]

Herrera: Keizer needs to be more welcoming

The Community Diversity Engagement Committee (CDE) has met five times since it was formed in January. Since then, it has lost its vice chair-person and was unable to form a quorum at the most recent meeting. City Council members held a work session June 13 to do a check-in with[Read More…]

City Council works to finalize library ballot measure

KCL board member B.J. Toewe and CCRLS Director John Hunter have appeared at every meeting and public hearing for the library since April. One could be forgiven for thinking Chemeketa Community Regional Library Service Director John Hunter’s full-time job is advocating for Keizer to have a public library – or[Read More…]

A Pride flag over Keizer city hall?

The Community Diversity Engagement Committee meets in the council chambers on Jan. 25 (KEIZERTIMES/Joey Cappelletti). A City Council work group meeting June 13 addressing the slow progress of the Keizer Community Diversity Engagement Committee (CDE) since its formation in January could lead to Keizer flying a Pride flag over City[Read More…]