Author: Charles Glenn

Local cat shot with arrow, owner seeking help

On Monday evening, April 18, a Keizer cat named Milo was shot with a bow-and-arrow. A witness reported seeing Milo with an arrow protruding from his body which his owner says he later removed. However Milo is badly injured – his owner is seeking help with veterinary costs, and is[Read More…]

Hare’s time as interim city manager ends

Wes Hare responds to questions from city councilors Monday, June 14. Salem resident and Keizer’s Interim City Manager Wes Hare came out of retirement to help Keizer last year when the city lost its prior manager of 20 years, Chris Eppley. Finance Manager Tim Wood took over as City Manager Pro[Read More…]

City completes updates to housing code

A much-publicized hearing drew only one Keizer resident with questions for the Planning Commission about the upcoming changes to local housing codes as a result of recent legislation. Rhonda Rich, recently elected as the West Keizer Neighborhood Association president, appeared at the public hearing to ask questions about lot sizes[Read More…]

How Liberty House fights child abuse

Salem’s Liberty House is the designated Child Advocacy Center for Marion and Polk counties. Despite the passage of the 2008 Karly’s Law – named for a 3-year old Corvallis girl who died after her abuse went unreported – child abuse is on the rise in Oregon. The Child Welfare Division[Read More…]

No more masks on mass transit

Photo courtesy of Cherriots. Although the US Justice Department said April 20 they might appeal the decision, a federal court judge in Florida effectively ended the federal mask mandate this week. Within hours, airports and mass transit agencies across the country were announcing they were dropping the requirement, including the Salem-Keizer[Read More…]

Earth Day in Keizer Rapids Park

During this Earth Day at Keizer Rapids Park, local residents can visit with community partners like the Willamette Riverkeepers, Oregon State Parks, Oregon State Marine Board, Marion County Soil & Water Conservation Department, Marion County Environmental Services, the City of Salem, Claggett Creek Watershed Council and Salem Kayak Rentals. Informational[Read More…]

Two new turf fields under review by city council

McNary’s turf field Two Marion County commissioners appeared at an April 11 city council work session to advocate for two new turf sports/activity fields in Keizer and to discuss how to fund it. In January, Marion County presented Keizer with a notice of funding award for $2 million to help[Read More…]

KCL seeking full public library status

Keizer Community Library is asking for $125,000 per year over the next three years from the city’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocation in order to become a full-fledged public library and member of the Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library System (CCRLS). Members of the library board of directors joined representatives[Read More…]

State races feature four current Keizer residents

The redistricting legislation passed last year impacted both the federal and local election map for Keizer voters. The city is now situated in Oregon Senate District 11 and Oregon House District 21. Oregon Senate District 11 – Republicans Kim Thatcher is a current member of the Oregon State Senate, representing District[Read More…]