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Improvements for Palma Ciea Park sought by neighbors during meeting

Improvements for Palma Ciea Park sought by neighbors during meeting

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes At this time a year ago, the idea of Palma Ciea Park being sold and being turned into new housing was a distinct possibility. That changed when it was discovered the city doesn’t technically own the park land and thus couldn’t sell it. Now the park is getting a […]

Mural meeting an art extravaganza

Mural meeting an art extravaganza

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It was a mural meeting. It was also an art class. As well, it was a chance to do scaled drawings on the wall. Jill Hagen, project manager for the Keizer public mural being done on the north wall of Town & Country Lanes later this year, hosted a […]

Laundromat hearing gets washed back

Laundromat hearing gets washed back

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Salem’s Thomas Patrick Henry was already in quite a bit of legal trouble. Fleeing to Arizona and getting arrested down there didn’t help his cause. Healy, 50, had a plea hearing before Judge Audrey Broyles in the Marion County Courthouse Annex on Jan. 7. The hearing didn’t last long, […]

Gym to fill empty Depot space

Gym to fill empty Depot space

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A new gym is tabbed for Schoolhouse Square. It’s location? Right next to an existing gym. Last week, Gary Miller with Utah-based Cumming Construction Inc. submitted an application for a permit at 5045 River Road North, the former site of the Office Depot. The office supply store closed in […]

Marijuana retailer rules passed after a change

Marijuana retailer rules passed after a change

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes An ordinance regarding a marijuana retailer permit process was approved Monday night, but only after a change was made to make it more edible to Keizer City Councilors. Councilors in Keizer and across the state have spent plenty of time since the end of 2014 trying to figure out […]

Leaving some big shoes to fill

Leaving some big shoes to fill

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes An era ended quietly in Keizer last week. After 53 years as a State Farm insurance agent, George Goesch retired without fanfare at the end of the year. The lack of fanfare was George’s desire. He politely declined a request for an interview from the Keizertimes. George turned 80 […]

Stolen car pulled from river

Stolen car pulled from river

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s not every day a car gets pulled from the Willamette River at Keizer Rapids Park. But that’s just what unfolded this week. On Monday, a Hyundai Elantra wagon was towed out of the river, after having been originally spotted in the water on Dec. 28. “We don’t know […]

Update to city’s rec marijuana rules

Update to city’s rec marijuana rules

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes More progress has been made on the recreational marijuana retailer permit process in Keizer. In August, Keizer City Councilors directed staff to move forward on a permit process for recreational marijuana retailers that is similar to the process used for permitting medical marijuana facilities. On Dec. 7, city attorney […]

What is the next priority for KRP?

What is the next priority for KRP?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The Big Toy portion of Keizer Rapids Park is pretty much figured out. What about the rest of the park? In 2014, the master plan for KRP was updated as part of moving the play structure to its location in the filbert orchard. While amenities were put into place […]

Ready for the slopes

Ready for the slopes

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes If you’re looking to catch up with Susan Gahlsdorf after Jan. 8, make sure your skis are ready. That’s the day Gahlsdorf officially retires from the city of Keizer after 18 years as Finance Manager. Tim Wood is filling the spot on an interim basis and has expressed interest […]

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