Luncheon supports B&GC

The Boys & Girls Club will host a Great Futures Luncheon on Thursday, April 11 at the Salem Convention Center. The free luncheon will begin at noon. The public is invited. The goal of the luncheon is to shine a light on the youth and to share with the Boys &[Read More…]

Soggy Day in the Park set for April 20 a KRP

Matthew Curtis drives headlong through an inflatable obstacle course at the first Soggy Day in the Park in 2018. The Claggett Creek Watershed Council, a group dedicated to promoting water quality and wildlife habitat in the Claggett Creek watershed, will host its Soggy Day in the Park 2.0 event starting[Read More…]

Junk Hunt planned in Salem

The Great Junk Hunt will be at the Oregon State Fair Grounds on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13.  With over 45,000 square feet filled with the best vendors in the Northwest, participants will be able to find hand-picked vendors selling farmhouse, industrial, vintage, vintage-inspired, re-purposed, and handmade goods. Early[Read More…]


Continuing through Saturday, April 20 Romance is the theme of the 9th annual Heritage Invitation Exhibit at Willamette Heritage Center at Mission Mill. Nine museums from around the region each have displays including Keizer Heritage Museum’s unique Keizur family wedding socks (on loan from the Oregon Historical Society). To learn[Read More…]

Keizer activist, tribal leader honored by Merkley

Delores “Dee” Pigsley The name and accomplishments of Keizer woman and longtime leader of the Siletz Tribe are now inscribed forever in the records of the United States Congress thanks to Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley. Merkley submitted a written statement about Delores “Dee” Pigsley into the records as part of[Read More…]

Museum exhibit is (slightly) radioactive

Tammy Wild’s collection of uranium glass emits a ghostly green glow under black light. Tammy Wild picked up her interest in colored glass from her in-laws who had colorful displays in their homes. But, a chance encounter with information on uranium glass on the internet helped her discover some of[Read More…]

A call for fellow sojourners

Cara Meredith Cara Meredith’s journey from Keizer led her into the arms of the man she loves and then into confrontation with her own “colorblind” view of the world. “I think I’ve gotten a lot wrong. Sometimes I think my book is what not to do when it comes to[Read More…]

Family Literacy Night a hit at Keizer Elementary

More than 100 familes showed up for Family Literacy Night on March 4 at Keizer Elementary. (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings) Coming into the school year, it was a goal of Keizer Elementary principal Christine Bowlby to increase family involvement at the school. The event that Keizer hosted earlier this month showed how[Read More…]