Keizer splash fountain now open

The splash fountain behind the Keizer Civic Center is now open. The fountain will operate Wednesdays through Sundays on days when the temperature rises above 75 degrees. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. The fountain will remain open through Labor Day. Social distancing is encouraged.

New workout equipment headed to city’s parks

New fitness equipment was installed at Meadows Park earlier this month (KEIZERTIMES/Lauren Murphy). Two years ago, Jeff Davis had the goal of putting exercise equipment in every park in Keizer. Now, Davis is close to having his plan come to fruition. After spearheading the project to put a seven-station gym[Read More…]

Keizer library now offers curbside service

The Keizer Community Library began offering curbside pick-up this week since the office is temporarily closed to the public.  Patrons can find items to check out via the website catalog, then send their list to the library and schedule an appointment to pick up their items. There is a Bag[Read More…]

Opponents, not enemies

As Ronald Reagan said back in the 1980s regarding then-pending legislation: “We don’t have enemies, we have opponents.” That is not naive, that was Reagan’s take on the game of politics. He could do political battle with the Speaker of the House during the day, then enjoy a drink together[Read More…]

Listen to students on SROs

As the debate around Student Resource Officers (SRO) in schools continues on social media, there is one phrase that continually gets under my skin, “I think parents would feel….” The first problem I have with this phrase is “I think…”. This implies that the commentor is not a parent themselves[Read More…]

2nd tree carving begins soon

Chainsaw artist James Lukinich Carving of the second story pole in front of the Keizer Civic Center is set to commence next week and, this time around, a McNary High School graduate is returning home to show off his skills. Chainsaw artist James Lukinich plans to start work on the[Read More…]

Now serving

The Keizer Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Wicked Sweet, Keizer’s new bakery in Keizer Village, on Tuesday, July 21. Co-owner Michael Peters was joined by daughter Alyson and Chamber members for the ceremony.

Effort to establish new library launches virtual book club

The movement to bring a public library to Keizer is launching a virtual book club in August.  Keizer’s Library: The Next Chapter, the group dedicated to the establishing a public library, is offering readers two options to participate in a city-wide book club.  Anyone who wants to participate will have[Read More…]