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KRP disc golf getting a redo

KRP disc golf getting a redo

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer Rapids Park should be a busy place in June. Starting on June 10, a horde of community volunteers are expected to descend upon the park to build the Big Toy play structure over a five-day period. Elsewhere at the park June 10, others will be redoing the Keizer […]

Brewfest for KeizerFest?

Brewfest for KeizerFest?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Wanna beer? One of the big changes for next month’s Keizer Iris Festival revolves around changes in drinks. Keizer’s biggest annual celebration technically kicks off with the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, May 7 at 7:30 a.m., followed by the Firefighters Mother’s Day Breakfast at the Keizer Fire District […]

Long-term plans, short-term concerns

Long-term plans, short-term concerns

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Monday night was the annual preview of long-term funding options for the city. Among the topics discussed was a ranking of possible new positions to add down the road. At the same time, immediate funding questions have come into focus – including one that could cut a popular new […]

Candidates deserved more

Candidates deserved more

If you’re going to hold a candidate forum, hold an actual candidate forum. That is the takeaway from what was billed as the Keizer Chamber of Commerce’s candidate forum during Tuesday’s monthly chamber luncheon at Keizer Quality Suites. There are a number of races in next month’s election, with various seats on the Keizer Fire […]

McLeod gives housing update at Keizer Rotary

McLeod gives housing update at Keizer Rotary

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes First one on the market wins. Longtime local real estate agent Amy McLeod gave an update on the local housing market during a recent Keizer Rotary luncheon. McLeod said there is plenty of demand for housing and gave some figures to back it up. “We increased home sales 18.4 […]

Public Art holiday card contest ups the ante

Public Art holiday card contest ups the ante

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Having your design chosen as the city’s official holiday card would be a nice feather in the cap. What would be a nice topper? Try a $100 gift card. Keizer City Councilors recently adopted a resolution supporting the holiday card contest, which was created by Beth Melendy with the […]

Amphitheater expenses approved

Amphitheater expenses approved

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There were questions about receipts dating back to 2010 and meals at fast food restaurants. Ultimately, however, Keizer City Councilors agreed to reimburse Keizer Rotary Amphitheater LLC up to $2,000 for expenditures in excess of revenue brought in by the amphitheater at Keizer Rapids Park last year. Clint Holland, […]

Code enforcement position returns

Code enforcement position returns

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes History is repeating itself at Keizer City Hall. Starting next week, the city will have a code enforcement person again. Ben Crosby is scheduled to begin as Keizer’s newest employee next Monday, April 13. Machell DePina, Keizer’s human resources manager, said Crosby’s pay will be $21.06 per hour – […]

‘Retirement’ a temporary gig for longtime KCFB volunteers

‘Retirement’ a temporary gig for longtime KCFB volunteers

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The weeks revolve around Thursdays for Ray and Laura Ayers. Except for lately. The Ayers, who have been married for 66 years, have been volunteering at the Keizer Community Food Bank together for more than 12 years. Laura, 84, has been serving food alongside her 88-year-old husband for 10 […]

Consultant likes Big Toy

Consultant likes Big Toy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The Big Toy project is in good shape. That is the assessment of Bill Hugill, a consultant with New York-based Leathers and Associates, the consultant guiding the community build play structure to be built at Keizer Rapids Park over a five-day period from June 10 to 14. Hugill was […]

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