COMMUNITY

Skate park upgrades draw crowd

Keizer Parks Supervisor Robert Johnson (left) goes over planed upgrades with users of Carlson Skate Park at a public forum Wednesday, May 1. Chris Styler grew up in Salem-Keizer and was in high school when Carlson Skate Park opened. Unfortunately, even then, it didn’t live up to his hopes and[Read More…]

Water wonders

Joshua Vargas and Tevin Thomas Flemons slide out of the mouth of Claudia the Chinook Salmon as part of a Water Festival hosted by Keizer Public Works Tuesday, April 30.  Fifth graders at Hallman Elementary School visited Keizer on April 30 to take part in a Water Festival and learn[Read More…]

‘The Legend’ Coach Anagnos: 1956 — 2019

Craig Nicholas expected the death of his longtime friend and co-coach Ted Anagnos to be, somehow, more epic. “I always figured he’d be wrestling a gorilla on some volcano some place and the mountain would explode and that’s how it would happen. He’s was too dang young.” Nicholas said.  In[Read More…]

Volunteers needed for KeizerFEST runs

2019 KeizerFEST is approaching fast with preliminary activities happening this weekend—Keizer’s Distinguished Young Women program and the Mother’s Day breakfast at the Keizer Fire Hall. Planning is just about complete for the big festival weekend—Thursday through Sunday, May 16-19. However, organizers are seeking a select number of volunteers for the[Read More…]

In-N-Out plans June groundbreaking

A Keizer Station In-N-Out location may begin construction as soon as June. A message from Jim Lockington, a new store development manager with the fan-favorite burger chain, to city officials confirms that the chain is moving ahead with its plans. Lockington said that the chain’s escrow on the property will[Read More…]

Egg-hunting smiles

Vincent Perres and care provider Christina Corum. Shangri-La, an organization that provides support and assistance to those with developmental disabilities, held its annual Easter egg hunt at the Log House Gardens in Keizer Saturday, April 20.   Alexander MartinezGail Reid with the Easter Bunny. Leo MarshallMichael KluverAriel Burlington dances while following the[Read More…]

KPD seeks BLAST Camp support

The Keizer Police Department is seeking donations to support its 6th annual BLAST Camp (Bringing Law Enforcement And Students Together) scheduled for July 16-18 at Whiteaker Middle School.  Blast Camp is a law enforcement-themed day camp offered at no cost to children who will be entering grades three through six the[Read More…]

Keizer Quick Lane expands

Skyline’s Keizer Ford is expanding their Quick Lane Tire and Auto Center by adding two car racks. The expansion will add more workable space for employees.  The company has continued to have a growing customer base, and the added space will help to maintain service quality.  Jennifer Bernard, a service[Read More…]

Chicken dinner at Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart-St. Louis Parish will hold their 61st semi-annual BBQ chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 5 in the Sacred Heart Parish Hall 485 Seventh Street in Gervais. Dinners are $12 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under. Each meal will include BBQ[Read More…]

Heritage festival planned at Capitol

Asian and Pacific Islander Day at the Capitol will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 27 at the Oregon State Capitol.  All are welcome to this free event to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures of the Asian Pacific Islander geographic region and their influence on Oregon. Participants will[Read More…]