Police Scanner

Monday, March 18 9:18 a.m. – Criminal mischief in the 3000 block of Cherry Avenue NE. 11:30 a.m. – Burglary of a residence in the 4000 block of Bailey Road NE. 2:13 p.m. – Simple assault in the 4000 block of River Road N. 2:30 p.m. – Theft from motor vehicle[Read More…]

New website in works for Fire District

The Keizer Fire District held their monthly board meeting on Tuesday, March 19 to discuss general business, as well as their plans for a new website. In the early stages of the meeting, board member Betty Hart announced that Taylor Russell is now the new president of the Keizer Volunteer[Read More…]

School Board hopeful for increased revenue

Budget committee members of Salem-Keizer Public Schools received a summary on Tuesday, March 19 of the choices they will have to make in efforts to improve the schools. Officials of this and other districts in Oregon hope the state will be able to spend $10.37 billion on public schools for[Read More…]

Legislature’s HR director retires, gets work-at-home deal worth $12,000 a month

SALEM — The Legislature’s top personnel executive, embroiled in the sexual harassment controversy at the Capitol, has retired but will draw more than $12,000 a month until September to work from home. Lore Christopher, 64, negotiated a retirement agreement last fall in which she agreed to step down as director[Read More…]

It’s Cabaret

The Whiteaker Middle School choir program hosted its annual Cabaret show in late February. Students performed medleys from a variety of Broadway hits.

Planning commission tables urban transition zone talks

Members of the Keizer Planning Commission discussed options for transforming a limited section of the city’s development code at its meeting Wednesday, March 13, but were uncomfortable with making a recommendation before engaging property owners to discuss the matter with them. At issue is a section of the development code[Read More…]

School district eyes changes to traffic around Whiteaker

Easing traffic around Whiteaker Middle School was the purpose of a property transaction proposal approved by the Salem-Keizer School Board on Tuesday, March 12. The project would be part of the city of Keizer’s Transportation Systems Plan and would add a dedicated right turn lane for westbound traffic on Lockhaven[Read More…]

Clark lauds city’s efforts at Chamber lunch

Mayor Cathy Clark delivers the annual State of the City address at a Keizer Chamber of Commerce luncheon Tuesday, March 12. From livability and development to what’s being done to assist some of Keizer’s most vulnerable residents, Mayor Cathy Clark is feeling good about the future of the city. “We[Read More…]

Parks board seeks boost to matching grant fund

A conversation about instituting a parks improvement fund aimed at assisting youth projects turned into a plan to ask for a $5,000 increase to a matching grant program administered by the Keizer Parks Advisory Board at a meeting Tuesday, March 12. Inspired by some of the past projects completed with[Read More…]