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Bouvier becomes full-time employee for civic center

Bouvier becomes full-time employee for civic center

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Limited duration no more. When Kristian Bouvier became Event Center Coordinator for the Keizer Civic Center in January 2014, the future of the job was uncertain. It was listed as limited duration, in essence needing to prove it was worthy of bringing in more funding in order to become […]

No one injured in Sunday morning drive-by shooting

No one injured in Sunday morning drive-by shooting

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes No one was injured early Sunday morning when several shots were fired in what police are calling a drive-by shooting on the 4900 block of 13th Avenue North. According to the Keizer Police Department, the shooting was reported at 2:17 a.m., though one neighbor told the Keizertimes about being […]

Furor over officer budget hole

Furor over officer budget hole

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Yes, the Keizer Budget Committee was able to approve the 2016-17 fiscal year budget in two meetings last week. But not everyone was happy. In particular, funding for another police officer position – or the lack thereof – once again caused a great deal of angst. The Keizer Police […]

Man arrested after driving through KLL Park

Man arrested after driving through KLL Park

A 20-year-old Salem man who drove away from two police officers Tuesday was arrested after hitting a fence at Keizer Little League Park, where games were taking place. The incident started around 5 p.m. May 10 when officer Jeremie Fletcher with the Keizer Police Department saw a 1992 Honda Civic hatchback with no plates or […]

Dwellings per acre rules will now be consistent throughout Keizer

Dwellings per acre rules will now be consistent throughout Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes If Keizer allows eight dwellings per acre, why should one area have a limitation of six dwellings per acre? That question came up during Monday’s Keizer City Council meeting. The proposed revision to the Keizer Development Code, previously approved by the Keizer Planning Commission, deals with a limit on […]

Keizer man arrested on sex abuse charges

Keizer man arrested on sex abuse charges

A middle school student is being hailed for helping to capture a 22-year-old Keizer man who was arrested Tuesday morning on 10 counts of encouraging child sexual abuse. According to the Keizer Police Department, the incident started shortly before 8 a.m. Monday with a 13-year-old seventh grade female student walking to Claggett Creek Middle School […]

Murder suspect charged

Murder suspect charged

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Charges were filed this week in connection with a Valentine’s Day homicide at Keizer Station. Court documents show Timothy Bernard Calloway, 25, has been charged with murder, first degree robbery and unlawful use of a weapon. Jerrid Goodpaster, 28, was fatally shot in the parking lot near the Keizer […]

Councilors hear Iris Festival update

Councilors hear Iris Festival update

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes When Dave Walery is at a Keizer City Council meeting, that usually means a big event is coming up. That was indeed the case April 18 as Walery updated councilors on plans for May’s Keizer Iris Festival. Walery is co-chair along with Scott White. “It’s all coming together really […]

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 […]

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