Chick-fil-A drive-thru to open Aug. 4

The Chick-fil-A restaurant which has been under construction since February is scheduled to open for business on Aug. 4. The popular fast-food franchise will be located near the Chemawa Rd. bridge over I5. Job applications are being received now for all shifts. The restaurant is located at 5655 Ulali Dr.[Read More…]

National Night out slated for Aug. 2

Keizer will be one of thousands of cities across the country participating in the National Night Out, Aug. 2, from 6-9 p.m. During this time, Keizer police are asking residents to lock their homes and spend the evening outdoors with their neighbors and their local law enforcement officers. The event[Read More…]

Great Oregon Steam-up opens Saturday

The 52nd Great Oregon Steam up opens its two-weekend run on Saturday, July 30, at Powerland Heritage Park (formerly Antique Powerland) in Brooks. The annual event features family fun activities including a youth passport hunt with prizes, panning for gold, firefighting challenge course, fire bucket activities, pedal tractor pulling, and[Read More…]

UPDATED: Salem excessive heat warning in effect through Thursday

Salem won’t break any records this week, but the area may see triple-digit temperatures as a heat wave blankets much of the Pacific Northwest.

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued an excessive heat warning covering Salem north to the Portland area, including most of Polk and much of Marion County. The warning begins at noon Monday and lasts through 9 p.m. Thursday.

Starr accepts position with national CASA

Shaney Starr has tendered her resignation as executive director of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) of Marion County to accept a position with the National CASA Association. Her last day in her current position will be Aug. 12. Starr, a Keizer resident, has been with CASA of Marion County since[Read More…]

Windsor Island Road repaving complete

The final touches of the repaving of Windsor Island Road in west Keizer were completed on Friday, July 22. The $1.3 million project began last fall. Crews from Knife River were applying the asphalt and finishing sidewalks and driveways on Friday.

Dracula: This show has bite

Dracula is coming to the stage at Keizer Cultural Center. It is the first production of Keizer Homegrown Conservatory, a new launch from Keizer Homegrown Theatre. The show opens on Friday, July 29, at 7 p.m. Subsequent performances are 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, and a 2 p.m. matinee[Read More…]

Voters to decide on psilocybin ban in November

The upcoming ballot was central to more than one issue at the July 18 City Council meeting, including a proposed city-wide ban on psilocybin manufacturing and psilocybin treatment centers. Psilocybin, a.k.a. “magic mushrooms,” have been used in the U.S. as a medical treatment for depression and anxiety since 2020, when[Read More…]

Chemeketa to hold open house

Chemeketa Community College will host a college-wide open house and community fair on Wednesday, July 20, from 4 to 6 p.m. The open house will take place on the Chemeketa Salem campus at 4000 Lancaster Dr. NE. This will be the first open house since the COVID-19 pandemic. The open[Read More…]