City weighs in on Salem casino plan

The Confederated Tribes of the Siletz has submitted a proposal to build a 180,000 square foot casino just southeast of Keizer in Salem. The effort moves the project, originally announced in 2017, a step closer to realization provided all the appropriate regulating bodies sign off on the project.  The site would[Read More…]

Raquel’s Catering grows city’s food truck offerings

Raquel Morales recently stationed her taco truck alongside Chemawa Deli & Market at 388 Chemawa Road N.  Another new truck joined the ranks of Keizer’s growing food scene. Raquel’s Catering offers a variety of fresh made Mexican food including, of course, tacos, making it the resident taco truck.  The owner,[Read More…]

City eases load on HR

After a years-long wait, the city of Keizer is finally moving an item off its want list.  At a meeting of the Keizer City Council Monday, June 15, councilors voted to approve a contract with Springbrook Holding Company that includes supporting software for human resources staff.  Keizer’s Human Resources Director[Read More…]

Parsons stepping aside, backs Juran for council

Keizer businessman Kyle Juran (left) has announced his intention to run to replace outgoing Keizer City Councilor Marlene Parsons. Keizer City Councilor Marlene Parsons is opting not to run for a third term on Keizer’s governing body but she’s already endorsing a replacement, Keizer businessman Kyle Juran.  “Kyle has been[Read More…]

How ransomware works

It will likely take days or weeks to fully understand how Keizer’s data systems were held for ransom, but digital strikes on other cities and counties provide some insight into how it all works. Ransomware is different than what the average user envisions when being hacked. Rather than destroying or[Read More…]

Keizer city computers hacked

The city of Keizer’s computer system was hacked on Wednesday, June 10, and officials were only able to regain access to the data by paying the perpetrators a $48,000 ransom. At this point, no sensitive data appears to have been accessed or misused. About 11:45 a.m., Wednesday, June 17, city[Read More…]

2 Keizerites nominated to state advisory roles

Two residents of Keizer were recently nominated to serve on state boards and commissions by Gov. Kate Brown. City Councilor Roland Herrera was nominated to serve on the Committee on Judicial Fitness and Disability. The Commission reviews complaints about Oregon state judges and justices of the peace and investigates when the alleged[Read More…]