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

NO LICENSE Luis M Marquez Rodriguez, $265; David Alonzo Gaspar, $40; Lopez Gennero Williams, $642; Douglas Oswaldo Barrera, $235; Jose Luis Hidalgo Saucedo, $287; Cipriano Alfredo Moya Jr., $235; Maurilio Cayetano Ortiz Avendano, $235. NO INSURANCE Denise Marie Garcia, $600; Jonathan Abel Thompson, $265; Tre’ley Tyler Downton, $235; Brinkley Marie[Read More…]

City’s wall sign falls victim to planned message board

It’s likely not often that a city finds itself stumbling over the sign code it established, but this is Keizer.  The biggest issue on the Keizer City Council’s agenda Tuesday, Feb. 19, was how to avoid running afoul of the city’s sign ordinances while fulfilling a long-term goal of installing[Read More…]

City committees eye budget allocations

With the City of Keizer’s budget season on the horizon, two city committees are considering what projects to throw their weight behind.  The topic arose twice last week in meetings of the Keizer Parks Advisory Board and Keizer Traffic Safety, Bikeways and Pedestrian Committee.  At the Parks Board meeting Tuesday,[Read More…]