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Mural pushed back to 2016

Mural pushed back to 2016

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer’s next public mural will not be done next month. Former Mayor Lore Christopher, chair of the Keizer Public Arts Commission, has long been pushing for the mural, going up on the long north wall at Town & Country Lanes, to be done this fall. However, realities pushed the […]

Keeping the courts open

Keeping the courts open

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The three new sand volleyball courts are being used. But please, be courteous and share with fellow Keizerites. That was the message from Hans Schneider, who spearheaded the project at Keizer Rapids Park, to members of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board last week. “The courts are complete,” […]

Two more subdivisions in north Keizer

Two more subdivisions in north Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes One company is building two new subdivisions in the northern part of Keizer. MC Northwest Inc. is building 11 homes in Northfield Estates, on a stretch of Bair Road behind current homes in The Vineyards off of Wheatland Road. A little bit south on Wheatland, MC Northwest is building […]

No more Tightwad Tuesdays

No more Tightwad Tuesdays

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Say goodbye to Tuesday Community Days at Keizer Community Center. When the new city hall opened in 2009, the city contracted with an outside company to manage the facility. Those duties were brought in-house the following year and a new rental rate structure was adopted in 2011. The rates […]

Haggen to close its Keizer store

Haggen to close its Keizer store

    By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It wasn’t that long ago Keizer had three grocery stores. Soon, there could be just one. In late April, the Albertsons at 5450 River Road North became a Haggen. Washington-based Haggen went from 18 stores mainly in Washington to 164 around the West Coast in a short […]

Big Toy group hits money goal

Big Toy group hits money goal

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The funding goal for the Big Toy project has been reached, but the work isn’t done. The slimmed down Community Build Task Force met last week, now down to seven members. Marlene Parsons is still chairing the meetings, which will continue on a monthly basis for at least the […]

Post talks about first year in Capitol

Post talks about first year in Capitol

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Even though he was a freshman serving in the state legislature, Rep. Bill Post of Keizer had some idea what to expect during the session. After all, the Republican visited area lawmakers like Sen. Kim Thatcher (who formerly held the House District 25 seat Post defeated Chuck Lee for […]

CTEC getting ready to start

CTEC getting ready to start

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes John Honey and Chuck Lee are used to the start of a school year. After all, the two men have about 70 years of experience in the education field. Honey was principal at McNary High School until his current gig, while Lee recently won his third term on the […]

Haggen to close Keizer location

Haggen to close Keizer location

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Haggen opened a Keizer grocery store in the spring. That store will be closed in the fall. On Aug. 14, Deborah Pleva with Weinstein PR sent out an announcement on behalf of the Washington-based grocery store chain that 27 of the company’s locations will be closing within 60 days. […]

A look at hazelnut growing

A look at hazelnut growing

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Can hazelnuts in the orchard at Keizer Rapids Park be grown without chemicals? According to the executive director of the Oregon Hazelnut Growers Association, the answer is yes. “There are growers farming hazelnuts organically,” Michael Klein told the Keizertimes. “It is not an easy endeavor but it can be […]

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