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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 […]

SB hopeful talks of mistakes

SB hopeful talks of mistakes

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Tim Moles doesn’t hide from his dark past. The Keizer native has filed his paperwork to run for the Zone 6 seat on the Salem-Keizer School Board. Moles is running against Chuck Lee, who is seeking a third term in the May 19 election. Just running is a big […]

Flood research continues for KPIC

Flood research continues for KPIC

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Members of the Keizer Points of Interest Committee (KPIC) are looking for information about past floods in the city. So why not look through old family books? That’s just what KPIC member Kris Adams did recently. KPIC members are working on a project that will culminate with a kiosk […]

Mural meeting doesn’t exactly pack the room

Mural meeting doesn’t exactly pack the room

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Originally, any artist who wanted to have their design considered for Keizer’s second public mural had to attend Tuesday’s meeting on the subject. That rule is being changed. The reason is simple: only two artists showed up at the mural meeting. One of those two artists was Colleen Goodwin-Chronister, […]

Pedestrian-motorist safety discussed

Pedestrian-motorist safety discussed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Could Public Service Announcements improve safety for pedestrians at intersections in Keizer? That was an issue pondered by members of the Keizer Traffic/Bikeways/Pedestrian Safety committee during their March 26 meeting. In particular, the intersection at Sam Orcutt Way and River Road North – by Bi-Mart – was discussed. There […]

Organization Day big day for Big Toy

Organization Day big day for Big Toy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes For the Big Toy playground project, it’s time to get organized. Construction consultant Bill Hugill from New York-based project consultant Leathers and Associates will be in Keizer Tuesday, April 7. Hugill will spend the day meeting with leaders of the project, including chairs of the various committees, two months […]

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