NEWS

Oregon State Fair will finish summer

Summer’s Big Finish, the 2022 Oregon State Fair will open on Friday, Aug. 26 and run through Labor Day, Sept. 5. The eleven-day event will include the elements fair-goers expect including livestock, horse shows, 4-H competitions and creative living competitions that range from agriculture to STEM. The Gerry Frank Memorial[Read More…]

Land conservation committee delivers 400-page set of rules to Keizer for climate reduction, equity

Oregon’s Land Conservation Development Commission (LCDC) recently completed a rule-making plan for the Salem-Keizer metro area designed to meet the state’s climate pollution reduction and land ownership equity goals. Two members of the commission presented their plan to the city’s Planning Commission during an Aug. 10 meeting at City Hall.[Read More…]

Cherriots offers onsite training for the mobility-impaired

(Courtesy Cherriots) As a rule, every Cherriots bus is equipped with a boarding ramp and a power-lift, meeting ADA requirements and providing access for mobility-challenged commuters. However many Cherriots patrons are using mobility equipment which is too large and unwieldy to safely use the system without help and some practice.[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…]

SKPS board bans concealed carry

In a 4-3 decision on Tuesday, Aug. 9, the Salem-Keizer School Board voted to ban the concealed carry of firearms on campuses. 

With the approval of the resolution, it now goes to Superintendent Christy Perry to form and enforce a policy keeping those with concealed handgun licenses (CHL) from bringing firearms on campus.