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Amphitheater patio okayed

Amphitheater patio okayed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Last month, Jerry Nuttbrock’s proposal to build a patio at the Keizer Rapids Park amphitheater wasn’t approved, in part, because he was asking for too much. This month, Nuttbrock brought his revised plan with more exact cost estimates back to the Keizer Park and Recreation Advisory Board. This time, […]

Cow pasture issue to come up again

Cow pasture issue to come up again

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In some form, the proposal for new apartments at Keizer’s “cow pasture” will come back before the Keizer City Council. The question is when and which proposal. In a vote that surprised many, councilors denied a proposal from developer Mark Grenz last fall to build 120 new apartments at […]

Election winners talk about victories

Election winners talk about victories

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Now the real work begins. The results from Tuesday’s election are in, meaning the winners can now focus on the task of serving. Among the four contested races involving Keizerites, only one winner is currently serving in the race being campaigned for. Chet Patterson, one of Keizer’s founding fathers, […]

Patterson, Hart, Lee, Busch winning races

Patterson, Hart, Lee, Busch winning races

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The old guard is winning. Initial results from Tuesday’s election had some familiar names winning key races with Keizer connections. Chet Patterson, one of Keizer’s founding fathers, was handily defeating James Mulhern in the race for Keizer Fire District Board of Directors Position 3. Early results showed Patterson with […]

Council OKs veterinarian zone change

Council OKs veterinarian zone change

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A veterinarian’s plan to move to a bigger building in Keizer has the blessing of the Keizer City Council. Dr. Leanne West Eggert, owner of Creekside Veterinary Clinic at 5456 River Road North, requested a change in city zoning codes late last year to allow her and husband/practice manager […]

Brief lockdown at MHS Monday morning

Brief lockdown at MHS Monday morning

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes McNary High School was under a brief Level 1 lockdown Monday morning, May 18. The school went into lockdown at about 10:30 a.m. but the lockdown was lifted in less than 20 minutes. “It was some sort of police event,” MHS principal Erik Jespersen said. “Our school resource officer […]

Fondness for Sweet Pea

Fondness for Sweet Pea

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer’s Jim Woodry has fixed up a car with high sentimental value. Again. Two years ago Woodry and son Eddy restored a 1967 Pontiac GTO – nicknamed Screamer – that had been in the family since new. The GTO won an award at the Portland Roadster Show and was […]

Chamber request gets no vote

Chamber request gets no vote

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Both ends of the May 7 Keizer Budget Committee meeting were entertaining. Committee members responded coldly to a request early in the meeting for more funds from Christine Dieker, executive director of the Keizer Chamber of Commerce. No motion was made to approve Dieker’s request for $28,000 in the […]

Is Iris Fest set for long term?

Is Iris Fest set for long term?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes After years of moving around, the Keizer Iris Festival is back downtown for the foreseeable future. Keizer’s biggest annual event kicked off May 7 with the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast and continues this weekend with Sunday’s Mother’s Day Breakfast at Keizer Fire District. But the festival kicks into high gear […]

Love (Love) is in the air

Love (Love) is in the air

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There are some familiar things with this picture. Love Love Teriyaki II has opened in Keizer Station. The restaurant, located at 6385 Ulali Drive, had a soft opening April 28 and is scheduled to have a grand opening with ribbon cutting next Monday, May 11. The building formerly housed […]

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