Post named to GOP leadership position

State Rep. Bill Post has been appointed assistant deputy by House Republican Leader Christine Drazan (R-Canby). In this role, Representative Post will serve on the House Republican leadership team during the 2021 Legislative Session. “I am honored to serve as the House Republican Assistant Deputy and entrusted to be on[Read More…]

Behind the badge: Officer Travis Ricketts

Officer Travis Ricketts Travis Ricketts has been with the Keizer Police Department (KPD) for six years, but before he put on the uniform he was a mechanic. When asked why he became a police officer he simply said two words, “9/11.” He was already a reserve officer for Keizer, but[Read More…]

Mystery solved in Bair Park

Visitors who wander off the paved path in Bair Park might have happened upon what looks to be the remains of a vintage tractor at the north end. The remains have sat in the park for so long, trees are growing up through the frame. While reporting on Keizer parks[Read More…]

Police calls Dec. 27 – Jan. 3

Sunday, Dec. 27 10:03 a.m. – Motor vehicle theft in the 1000 block of McGee Court NE. 1:10 p.m. – Physical harassment in the 4000 block of Clark Avenue NE. 3:40 p.m. – Theft in the 600 block of Sunset Avenue N. 5 p.m. – Mail theft in the 5000[Read More…]

2020 Year in Review

Council institutes camping ban In January, the Keizer City Council established a camping ban in the city intended to prevent homeless individuals from claiming sections of sidewalks and rights-of-way. The move followed similar action by the City of Salem a month earlier. Testimony from residents who spoke at a public[Read More…]

City Council eyes code enforcement capacity

Ben Crosby is the current Code Enforcement Officer for the City of Keizer (Submitted). Like most of Keizer’s city employees, Ben Crosby wears multiple hats. As a resource for both the development department and the Keizer Police Department, Crosby’s duties range from writing parking citations to finding resources for homeless[Read More…]

Behind the Badge: Officer Paul Quintro

Behind the Badge Paul Quintro is coming up on two years of serving with the Keizer Police Department (KPD). His extended family moved from La Quinta, CA. around 12 years ago, but he and his wife stayed in California until 2016 when they moved to Salem. When his wife became[Read More…]