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Wood ready for a busy budget time

Wood ready for a busy budget time

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Tim Wood hasn’t found this first budget season to be too bad. Wood was named Keizer’s Finance Director in March following the retirement of Susan Gahlsdorf in January. While this is Wood’s first year in charge of the budget process, he was Gahlsdorf’s right hand man the previous six […]

Portraits for Keizer’s next public mural selling well

Portraits for Keizer’s next public mural selling well

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Portraits for Keizer’s next public mural have proven to be popular. As for getting people to paint those portraits? That’s a different story. Jill Hagen, mural project manager, gave an update during the April 26 Keizer Public Arts Commission (KPAC) meeting. Before the meeting, Hagen laid out a one-fourth […]

NOW ARRIVING: Holiday Inn Express at Keizer Station

NOW ARRIVING: Holiday Inn Express at Keizer Station

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Perhaps you’ve heard this one before: a hotel is coming to Keizer Station. Yes, such talk is running rampant again. This time, however, there are some differences. Jack Yarbrough confirmed this week he recently sold his vacant hotel lot at Keizer Station – between Panera Bread and Outback Steakhouse […]

City updates traffic counts for first time since 2006

City updates traffic counts for first time since 2006

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It had been a while since the city of Keizer had done traffic counts on some of the main arterials. How long? Let’s put it this way: the last time counts were done, Keizer Station wasn’t open. Bill Lawyer, Public Works director for Keizer, said that’s why the black […]

Total eclipse of the city coming in 2017

Total eclipse of the city coming in 2017

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s an event organizers feel will eclipse anything else in Keizer’s history. It’s an event that already has two “official social media hashtags” associated with it. Oh, and the event is still 16 months away. A total solar eclipse is happening on Aug. 21, 2017 and will achieve totality […]

Liquor store relocating to Schoolhouse Square

Liquor store relocating to Schoolhouse Square

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes With the recent closing of Keizer Big Town Hero and the upcoming move of Starbucks slightly down River Road, there won’t be many places left to buy a beverage at Schoolhouse Square. Unless you’re looking for liquor, that is. Oliver Coker confirmed last week he’s gotten approval from the […]

Housing ‘dark days’ are over, realtor says

Housing ‘dark days’ are over, realtor says

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Have you been looking to sell your home but been waiting for the perfect time? Local realtor Amy McLeod with Keller Williams Capital City Realty has some advice for you, which she shared with members of the Rotary Club of Keizer April 7. “What the heck are you people […]

Man dies after stabbing; teen released

Man dies after stabbing; teen released

Officers with the Keizer Police Department arrested a 16-year-old for murder at his home Friday evening, April 15 but he was later released. According to the KPD, officers received a 9-1-1 call from a neighbor around 8:30 p.m. about a stabbing that had just occurred at 3865 Brooks Avenue NE. Responding officers located both the […]

Holdover budget year predicted

Holdover budget year predicted

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes John Teague wouldn’t mind having another police officer on board. But Keizer’s police chief told the Keizer Long Range Planning Task Force on Monday he’ll take what he is given. Adding back officer positions to the Keizer Police Department has been discussed the last several budget seasons. Members of the […]

Bethell named Chamber director

Bethell named Chamber director

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The way Danielle Bethell sees it, her new job isn’t new. Bethell was named executive director of the Keizer Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. She starts her new position on April 18, taking the place of Christine Dieker, who announced her retirement back in December. Dieker will help her […]

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