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They KNOW they’re helping

They KNOW they’re helping

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Jeff Thomas helped with the program for 20 years but has only seen the finale the past three years. Thomas is one of the dozens who help out each year with the Keizer Network of Women’s (KNOW) Giving Basket program. The program starts in June when school counselors in […]

Council looks at completion of goals

Council looks at completion of goals

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Incoming members of the Keizer City Council were ready to talk about goals. It appeared they weren’t going to get the chance, since a majority of current councilors weren’t present. A work session was planned for Monday, allowing current and incoming councilors alike the chance to review the 2013 […]

Park funding idea brought up again

Park funding idea brought up again

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Remember those plans to add funding for parks in Keizer? Brandon Smith sure does. Smith and other members of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board spent much of 2013 looking at potential long-term funding solutions for parks. Board members spent multiple meetings mulling over the idea of adding […]

A look at how Keizer voted in November

A look at how Keizer voted in November

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Oregon’s Measure 92 dealing with GMO labeling may be going through a recount, but it’s not because of Keizer voters. While a razor-thin margin at the state level triggered a recount of the labeling measure, the margin was decisive in Keizer, a look at vote tallies shows. The Keizertimes […]

Sewer and wastewater fees going up in January

Sewer and wastewater fees going up in January

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Sewer rates are going up for Keizer residents. The first of two increases will be effective Jan. 1, 2015. The second increase goes into effect one year later. Susan Gahlsdorf, Finance director for Keizer, noted the city has agreed to adopt Salem’s wastewater service charges. Keizer contracts with Salem […]

It’ll be done for Christmas?

It’ll be done for Christmas?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It appears the Chemawa Road reconstruction project is finally in the final stretch. The project spanning from River Road to Keizer Rapids Park was delayed multiple times but crews have been busy for months getting things done. One of the main parts of the project involves the new signal […]

Her final act: Mayor is parade grand marshal

Her final act: Mayor is parade grand marshal

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Because of a sick young boy, Saturday’s Festival of Lights Holiday Parade has a grand marshal. Mayor Lore Christopher, who will preside over her final Keizer City Council meeting next week and attended her last ribbon cutting event last week, will finish off her 14 years as mayor in […]

Breathe in, say ahhh…

Breathe in, say ahhh…

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes One of the main emphasis for Kaiser Permanente’s new Keizer Station medical office was simple: to make it not look like a medical office. The Kaiser Permanente facility in Keizer is scheduled to open next Monday, Dec. 15. Company officials hosted a well-attended open house at the facility – […]

Fender-bender turns fatal

Fender-bender turns fatal

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It was a minor enough accident that the Keizer Police Department wasn’t even called. Five days later, however, one of the involved drivers passed away, with the accident being considered a contributing factor. Sgt. Trevor Wenning with the KPD said a minor fender bender took place at Chemawa Road […]

Council clears buffer in KRP plan

Council clears buffer in KRP plan

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes For most of the year, plenty of big-picture work has been done regarding a revised master plan for Keizer Rapids Park. Leave it to the Keizer City Council to get bogged down on the issue of buffer zones right at the end of the process. For the second consecutive […]

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