COMMUNITY

Splash fountain opens with new mosaic

One of Keizer’s more popular cooling-off spots on a hot day is the splash fountain at Chalmers Jones Park. Local artist Didier Planell Martir, who was commissioned by the city in May, has completed the work.

New hot tub business opens doors

A new hot tub business, Western Hot Tub & Supply, opened up mid-May. The store owners, Andrew Monsrud and Danny South, believe their business is bringing something new to the community. Monsrud started repairing hot tubs after he graduated high school. When one of his classmate’s father needed help with[Read More…]

A new generation taking KSLM Radio forward

The owners of KSLM Radio left to right: Amanda Smith, Jaci Smith, Katie Wilson, Cynthia Ramirez. KSLM Radio is a daily radio station located in Salem. The station, which is a family owned business, was recently passed down in January to four sisters: general manager Jaci Smith, office manager and[Read More…]

Summer reading program kicks off at KCL

Keizer Community Library’s summer reading program begins Saturday, June 18. The children’s program, Read Beyond the Beaten Path, is for all children from birth through elementary school and will run through Sept. 10. Sign up begins Saturday, June 18 at the library, located in the Keizer Cultural Center at 980[Read More…]

CCC’s Bolt program returns this summer

Chemeketa Community College is offering free college courses to recent high school graduates and current seniors this summer, from late June through July, with space for a total of 450 students. The popular program, called “Bolt,” is returning this year to help college-bound high-schoolers make a smooth transition to higher[Read More…]

Wheelchairs welcome at nursery grand opening

Terra Gardens Nursery & Bark is having a grand opening on Saturday, June 4 for their new greenhouse that is attached to the garden center. During the grand opening, there will be roses and hanging baskets on sale, rock painting and free soil for every plant and pot purchased.  Dan[Read More…]