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Chemeketa hosts VEX robotics state finale

Chemeketa Community College will host the VEX Robotics State finale on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9. The event will be at the Salem campus in the building 7 Gym starting at 5 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. on Saturday. The public is invited to see middle and[Read More…]

Annual Brooks breakfast

The Marion County Fire District Volunteer Firefighters Foundation will present the annual Brooks Breakfast on Saturday March 9 and Sunday March 10 at Station 5, 4960 Brooklake Road NE. All you can eat pancakes, ham, and eggs will be served from 7 a.m. to noon both days. Food will be[Read More…]

KT ON VACATION

Submitted photo Walt and Doris Jackson recently took their Keizertimes on a month long Australian cruise. One of the stops shown here was at Ulun Danu, a Hindu temple in Bali, Indonesia. You too can have your photo in the Keizertimes. Simply take the paper to your destination, snap a[Read More…]

Why we celebrate our presidents

Most of us didn’t have school on Monday, and while I’m always up for a three-day weekend, I never knew why Presidents Day was important when I was a kid. I figured it had something to do with presidents but I couldn’t tell you much more than that. Presidents Day[Read More…]

Keizer City Council Agenda

CITY OF KEIZER MISSION STATEMENT: KEEP CITY GOVERNMENT COSTS AND SERVICES TO A MINIMUM BY PROVIDING CITY SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY IN A COORDINATED, EFFICIENT AND LEAST COST FASHION  A G E N D A  KEIZER CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION Monday, February 25, 2019 5:45 p.m.  Robert L. Simon Council[Read More…]

Fight for literacy

File Coming into the school year, administration at McNary High School knew that they were getting a high volume of incoming ninth graders that weren’t reading at grade level — roughly 45 percent of the freshman class.  During the first semester, McNary offered literacy tutorials for students that needed remedial[Read More…]

River Rd redux hones in on cyclists, pedestrians

Visitors to an open house on revitalizing River Road assess some of the proposals coming out of the study. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald) About three dozen Keizer residents, city officials and committee volunteers turned out to give feedback on proposals for revitalizing Keizer’s commercial corridors during an open house Tuesday, Feb. 12. [Read More…]

Schools, church strike $2.26 million deal

A weeks-long standoff over six acres behind St. Edward Catholic Church came to an abrupt end on Valentine’s Day.  Salem-Keizer Public Schools and the church leadership struck a $2.26 million deal for that land that will allow the district to proceed with plans to expand capacity at McNary High School.[Read More…]

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…]