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Drug unit back in gear at KPD

Drug unit back in gear at KPD

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The recent arrest of three people in a Keizer home has highlighted ongoing efforts by the Keizer Police Department to combat drug use. Police Chief John Teague has implemented several changes since taking over his duties in September 2013, including restarting the CRU (Community Response Unit) squad, bringing back […]

Last leaf haul on Saturday?

Last leaf haul on Saturday?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer’s annual Leaf Fall Haul could be happening for the last time this weekend. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Keizer residents can bring their leaves to Keizer Little League field on Ridge Drive. Drivers are asked to enter at the north gate and exit at the […]

Trees to totem poles at city hall

Trees to totem poles at city hall

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Two fir trees in sad shape in front of Keizer Civic Center will be somewhat coming down soon. Why only somewhat? Because the bottom portions of the trees will remain standing and be repurposed as decorative totem poles. Bill Lawyer, Public Works director for Keizer, said action is needed. […]

Christmas concert at city hall Dec. 17

Christmas concert at city hall Dec. 17

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There are plenty of events around the Keizer area to get one into the Christmas spirit. Tops on that list would be the annual Christmas tree lighting next Tuesday, Dec. 2 at Walery Plaza as well as the Dec. 13 Festival of Lights Holiday Parade. Looking for an event […]

New mayor, councilors give visions at Gubser meeting

New mayor, councilors give visions at Gubser meeting

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes New Mayor Cathy Clark and members of the Keizer City Council will be setting goals early in the new year. A preview of the process was given during the Nov. 20 Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association (GGNA) meeting. “What an honor,” Clark said of being the next mayor. “It’s such […]

Utility box = art canvas?

Utility box = art canvas?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Utility boxes aren’t usually known for their design. Mayor Lore Christopher wants to change that in Keizer. The outgoing mayor serves as chair of the new Keizer Arts Commission and has been putting together a plan for students to paint artwork on utility boxes along River Road. For the […]

Young at Art forced to look for a new home

Young at Art forced to look for a new home

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Like any first-year business owner, Mahssa Hashemi has come across obstacles. The phone call she got on Oct. 10 was the biggest yet. On that Friday, landlord Mike Smith informed Hashemi — the owner of Young at Art, which opened in January at 3924 River Road North — a […]

Cases highlight drug issues

Cases highlight drug issues

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Twice in recent weeks, high-profile arrests in Keizer have involved drugs. Early on Oct. 25, Keizer Police Department detectives arrested 23-year-old Niya Breann Sosa-Martinez on charges of second degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, endangering the welfare of a minor and second degree child neglect after her 4-year-old son died […]

New art coming to River Rd.

New art coming to River Rd.

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes More public art is coming to Keizer. At their Oct. 28 meeting, members of the new Keizer Arts Commission meeting approved the placement of two sculptures. One of them, depicting a tuxedo-clad man with a staff and top hat, will be placed on a slab at Copper Creek Mercantile […]

Taking a surface look at Big Toy

Taking a surface look at Big Toy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Now the location is known for the Big Toy. The website is up and running at keizerbigtoy.org. Among the details still to be determined: what the Big Toy will be placed on. Members of the Keizer City Council approved a new location for the community build play structure at […]

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