Author: Keizertimes

One dead in mobile home fire (updated)

KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings A fire in a Keizer mobile home park claimed the life of a 62-year-old man Sunday, March 3. Keizer firefighters were summoned to a mobile home fire at Rainbow Gardens Mobile Village, a 55+ Senior Living Community, at 5:44 a.m. Firefighters were on scene in four minutes and[Read More…]

Police Scanner

Photo Illustration Sunday, Feb. 18 9:30 a.m. – Theft by false pretenses and deception, forgery in the 5000 block of River Road N. 11:41 a.m. – Theft by false pretenses and deception in the 1000 block of Clearview Avenue NE. 1:40 p.m. – Theft from building in the 5000 block[Read More…]


NO LICENSE Tom Kamis, $642; Cristopher Huerta Lopez, $260; Jeremiah A Abon Jr., $100; Karina David Bojorquez-Rosales, $245; Alejandra P Hernandez-Albizures, $235. NO INSURANCE Ian Michael Smith, $600; Marcel Isreal Benavides, $600; Ricky Lee Tipsword, $600; Gerardo Rosales, $600; Daniel Rodriguez, $235; Amanda Veronica Mendoza Arreola, $265; Corrina Victoria Zavala,[Read More…]

New community journalist joins the Keizertimes

Hunter Bomar Hunter Bomar, a Keizer native, has joined the staff of the Keizertimes as a community reporter with emphasis on community events and local businesses. A McNary High School graduate, where he served as ASB president, Bomar attended George Fox University and earned a degree in organizational communication while[Read More…]

Fun Facts

• Marvel once trademarked the word “zombie.” • Spider-Ham (aka Peter Porker) has a 17-issue comic series. • Venom was created by a fan and purchased for $220. • Luke Cage was the first black superhero with his own comic. • Iron Man and Captain America are tied for the[Read More…]

Volcanoes make return to KYKN

Mitche Graf, the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes president of business operations, announced at the organization’s winter sports banquet on Feb. 7 that the team has entered a new multi-year radio partnership with 1430 KYKN, returning Volcanoes games to the station after an absence of more than a decade. KYKN was the flagship[Read More…]

Keizer athletes place second at national tourney

(From left to right) Emily Blagg. Madison Corpe, Isabella Rodriguez and Talia Medlin smile for the camera after helping their team take second at a national volleyball tourney in Missouri. (Submitted) The North Pacific Juniors (NPJ) 14U Salem National club volleyball team got the opportunity to compete at the Triple[Read More…]

McNary bowlers pull off upset at state tournament

McNary bowler Bailey Gekeler works on her technique at a practice back in February. (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings) The McNary girls bowling team competed in the state tournament over the weekend (Feb. 23-24) and pulled off a major upset in the first round. The Celtics were seeded 15th coming into the tournament,[Read More…]


GRADY BURROWS Sophomore at McNary High School Burrows was the only McNary wrestler to win a match at the state meet on Friday, Feb. 22 at Memorial Coliseum. The 113-pound sophomore pinned Finn Whittaker from Wilson High School less than a minute into the bout in the first round of[Read More…]

Will the real Post please stand up?

Rep. Bill Post built his name locally as an entertaining, sometimes bombastic talk radio host who delighted in aggravating the left and affirming the right’s beliefs. These skills put him in a position to run for the Oregon Legislature, but it was in many ways his less prominent qualities that[Read More…]