OMSI featuring dinos in limited reopening

Dinosaurs Revealed, the latest exhibit at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), will open on March 20 and will be on view through Sep. 6. The exhibit includes lifelike and life-size animatronic dinosaurs with real fossils and full dinosaur skeletons. The exhibit provides new insights regarding the latest[Read More…]

Committee asks what to do with non-parks

After presenting the findings of a parks survey to members of the Parks Advisory Board on Thursday, Feb. 25, members of the committees offered their own feedback. (Keizertimes covered the results of the survey in its March 3 edition, it can be found at The survey and assessment of[Read More…]

Falcons return to school

“Air” high-fives are the new greeting. There are going to be a lot of first days of school in 2021.  The second cohort of Forest Ridge Elementary School got their start on Wednesday, March 3.  A first step back toward normal. A dapper young fellow makes an eager arrival. Flags[Read More…]

SKPS board member makes pitch for zone voting

Technical difficulties sidelined a planned conversation about changing the election of school district directors Tuesday, March 9. Connection errors interrupted the meeting and, once the virtual meeting was re-established, members of the Salem-Keizer Public School Board of Directors tabled the issue until a special session could be held Wednesday after[Read More…]

Pandemic loans for landlords

Small businesses and commercial landlords impacted by the pandemic can apply next week to a program to cover outstanding lease payments.  The $100 million program will be administered by Business Oregon, the state’s economic development agency. The program is now open for applicants.   The tenant and the property owner will[Read More…]

Accident snarls Chemawa

On Friday, March 5,, just after 9 a.m., an officer on patrol discovered a two-vehicle crash in the 100 block of Chemawa Rd N., that had just occurred. An investigation revealed a vehicle left the parking lot of Cascade Farm and Outdoor to proceed east on Chemawa. That driver failed[Read More…]

Free seeds via OSU Ext., Bi-Mart

The Oregon Garden Challenge, hosted by OSU Extension Food Hero Challenge began on March 1 and people can sign up and start preparing to collect their seed kits. Kits are still available at the county Extension offices. Only Oregonians will receive seeds but Halie Cousineau, OSU Extension Food Hero state[Read More…]

Reviewer: Outside the Wire is more grind than gold

Anthony Mackie and Damson Idris star in Netflix’s Outside the Wire. We live in a world that has had flying cars and robots that are indistinguishable from humans for at least two years. This advancement has happened despite the perpetual war that has been fought by our totalitarian superstate for[Read More…]