Local cancer survivor pens memoir

Tucked within Keizer’s Palma Ceia subdivision, Pam and John Johnsons’ home doesn’t stick out. The beige colored split-level home, while cute, is just one of a dozen other similar looking homes on the block. But hidden behind the suburban home is the Johnsons’ own private beach. Grass replaced by sand,[Read More…]

COVID restrictions loosen throughout county, state

COVID Coronavirus State health officials announced in a press release Monday, Feb. 7 that mask requirements for indoor public places and schools would be removed no later than March 31, with the possibility of  the requirement being lifted sooner.  “We should see COVID-19 hospitalizations drop by the end of March[Read More…]

Former employee returns to Keizer Safeway to start fire

The Safeway located in Keizer. (KEIZERTIMES/Joey Cappelletti) A former Safeway employee was arrested on Feb. 4 after returning to a Keizer Safeway two months after he quit and lighting a fire in the store’s bathroom, setting off the sprinkler system and causing $1,500 in damages, according to police reports.  The[Read More…]

Hundreds gather outside S-K district offices to protest mask requirements in schools

Parents, students and others gather alongside Lancaster Drive in Salem to protest mask mandates. (KEIZERTIMES/Joey Cappelletti) Over 200 people gathered outside of the Salem-Keizer School District offices on Tuesday morning to protest ongoing mask mandates within schools. The rally’s attendees, who stood along Lancaster Drive, held signs and waved American[Read More…]

Keizer Diversity Committee holds first meeting

The Community Diversity Engagement Committee meets in the council chambers on Jan. 25 (KEIZERTIMES/Joey Cappelletti). When attendees walked into the Community Diversity Engagement Committee’s first meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 25 they were given statistics. 71% white, 23% Hispanic and 12% multi-racial; statistics that outline the demographic makeup of the 39,376[Read More…]