Author: Keizertimes

At-home COVID tests now available from USPS

U.S. residents can now order at-home COVID rapid tests through the U.S. Postal Service (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) Every household in the U.S. can now get four rapid COVID tests mailed to them for free. The U.S. government on Tuesday 

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Terry “Phil” Bay: Sept. 10, 1936 – Jan. 5 2022

Terry “Phil” Bay Sr., a prominent community servant, passed away Wednesday, Jan 5, 2022, at the age of 85. Bay died at home following a yearlong battle with cancer.  Born in Junction Utah, September 10, 1936, to Horace Earl Bay and Elizabeth Iola Maxwell and seven siblings. Leaving Junction to pursue work[Read More…]

SKPS updates athletic program protocols and safety measures

McNary’s Taylor Rubio looks to throw the ball to a teammate in a game against Canby on Friday, Jan. 7 (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). Salem-Keizer Public Schools announced earlier this week that they would be continuing with athletic activities while consistently reviewing protocols and safety measures. For all athletic activities, the district[Read More…]

Police calls Dec. 27-Jan. 1

Monday, December 27 8:01 a.m. – Theft from motor vehicle in the 100 block of Sunset Avenue N. 9:20 a.m. – Shoplifting in the 4000 block of River Road N. 2:27 p.m. – Harassment in the 800 block of Plymouth Drive NE. 6:04 p.m. – Harassment in the 800 block[Read More…]

School Board approves map for zone redistricting

At its Tuesday night meeting, the Salem-Keizer School Board of Directors voted 4-3 to approve adjustments to its school board zones, with the approval of Redistricting Map Alternative 1, which is pictured above. The newly approved school board zones will now be submitted to the county clerks for them to develop revised[Read More…]

KFD responds to residential fire

Keizer Fire District crews respond to a house fire (Submitted). Just after noon on Wednesday, Nov. 24, Keizer Fire District was notified of a “smoke in a structure” incident in the 400 block of Cummings LN N. by Willamette Valley Communications Center 911. First arriving crews confirmed a structure fire[Read More…]