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Chemeketa hosts VEX robotics state finale

Chemeketa Community College will host the VEX Robotics State finale on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9. The event will be at the Salem campus in the building 7 Gym starting at 5 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. on Saturday. The public is invited to see middle and[Read More…]

Keizer City Council Agenda

CITY OF KEIZER MISSION STATEMENT: KEEP CITY GOVERNMENT COSTS AND SERVICES TO A MINIMUM BY PROVIDING CITY SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY IN A COORDINATED, EFFICIENT AND LEAST COST FASHION  A G E N D A  KEIZER CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION Monday, February 25, 2019 5:45 p.m.  Robert L. Simon Council[Read More…]

Fight for literacy

File Coming into the school year, administration at McNary High School knew that they were getting a high volume of incoming ninth graders that weren’t reading at grade level — roughly 45 percent of the freshman class.  During the first semester, McNary offered literacy tutorials for students that needed remedial[Read More…]

River Rd redux hones in on cyclists, pedestrians

Visitors to an open house on revitalizing River Road assess some of the proposals coming out of the study. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald) About three dozen Keizer residents, city officials and committee volunteers turned out to give feedback on proposals for revitalizing Keizer’s commercial corridors during an open house Tuesday, Feb. 12. [Read More…]

Schools, church strike $2.26 million deal

A weeks-long standoff over six acres behind St. Edward Catholic Church came to an abrupt end on Valentine’s Day.  Salem-Keizer Public Schools and the church leadership struck a $2.26 million deal for that land that will allow the district to proceed with plans to expand capacity at McNary High School.[Read More…]

West Salem shooting range: A possible solution?

File A measure proposed by Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney would open the possibility of suing city and county jurisdictions when bullets stray from private property and injure others.  The bill, Senate Bill 781 (SB781), may not have an immediate impact on the dispute between residents of west Keizer and[Read More…]

CTE Showcase slated at McNary

McNary High School will be hosting their first ever Career and Technical Education (CTE) Showcase on Tuesday, Feb. 26 starting at 7:30 a.m. The showcase will be geared towards members of Keizer Rotary as well as the Keizer Chamber of Commerce with the goal of showing some of the high-quality[Read More…]

Help shape public policy on alcohol consumption

Marion County Health and Human Services is looking to redefine local norms when it comes to alcohol consumption. Two public input sessions are set for next week. (File) A nearly year-long effort by the Marion County Health and Human Service Department (HHS) is reaching its next phase with two opportunities for[Read More…]

Chemeketa narrows president search

Chemeketa Community College is hosting a series of community forums with the five finalists in its pursuit of a new college president.  Community forums with each prospectswill take place on the Chemeketa campus Building 2, Room 170 Feb. 25 through March 1 from 4 to 5 p.m.  Candidates and there[Read More…]

Traffic Court

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