Every year there are over 3,700 vehicle crashes in the Salem-Keizer area, with thousands of injuries—some minor, others life changing—including 15 to 20 fatalities per year. Despite efforts at the state and local level to build a safer transportation system and encourage safer driving, the number of crashes and fatalities has increased over the last 10 years.
Community members from Keizer and the surrounding areas came together last week to help families in need this holiday season.
Scooter driver in critical condition after accident on River Road
A man on an electric stand up scooter entered the roadway at River Road N and Wheatland Road N at around 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 3, and was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound. Keizer Police responded to the scene, and driver of the scooter was taken to Salem Hospital.[Read More…]
Three more arrests made after Target disturbance
Three more juveniles were arrested and charged with crimes on Saturday, Sept. 3 in connection with the disturbance at the Keizer Station Target store on Sept. 2., a 14 year-old female and two 15 year-old males. This bring the total arrests to five so far, including the two juveniles arrested[Read More…]
Driver falls asleep, plows into E.Z. Orchards
E.Z. Orchards had a delayed opening on Labor Day, Sept. 5 after the driver of a vehicle traveling down Hazelgreen Road NE fell asleep at the wheel and struck the building at around 7:20 a.m., according to Claire Zielinski, a spokesperson for the family-run business. She said no one was[Read More…]
KFD responds to non-structure fire
Units from the Keizer Fire District responded to a non-structure high risk fire on Leeward Ct. at approximately 2:45 p.m.
Gilbert House play area to receive a makeover
In an effort to become more inclusive, Salem’s Gilbert House Children’s Museum will begin constructing an updated and modernized Outdoor Discovery Play Area this year. The construction will close that section of the museum to the public until sometime in April, 2023. Other areas of the museum will remain open[Read More…]
KPD announces KeizerFEST Parade road closures
Road closures along River Road for the KeizerFEST Parade will begin at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13. Lockhaven Drive between River Road N and McClure Street N will be closed to all traffic for the parade staging area. Parade entries must take Chemawa Road N to Windsor Island Road[Read More…]
Willow Lake issues advisory to avoid parts of the Willamette River
The City of Salem operates the Willow Lake Water Pollution Control Facility located on Windsor Island Road in Keizer. On Aug. 3, they reported a higher-than-normal level of E. coli bacteria in their Willamette River discharge and have issued an advisory for people to avoid the river between Spongs Landing[Read More…]
Oregon drivers can pump their own gas during heatwave, says Governor
In an effort to help gas station attendants throughout the state, Governor Kate Brown announced July 27 that Oregon drivers will be allowed to pump their own gas while the current heatwave makes it unhealthy for people to remain outside working for long durations without breaks or water. Initially Brown[Read More…]