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First public mural dedicated

First public mural dedicated

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It is Keizer’s newest treasure. “It” is Valley Treasures, the name of the city’s first public mural. A dedication ceremony was held last Wednesday, Oct. 1 at Keizer Florist. The mural is on the west wall of the floral shop at 631 Chemawa Road NE. The mural was designed […]

Herrera lawsuit continues

Herrera lawsuit continues

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A former city employee is continuing his legal battle with a local restaurant, as a result of a 2011 confrontation that cost him his job. Roland Herrera, a 19-year employee with the Public Works department of the City of Keizer, filed a lawsuit in 2012 against C&M Victor Company, […]

Trio is honored for 25 years of service at KPD

Trio is honored for 25 years of service at KPD

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Jeff Kuhns can still remember being on a call with partner John Troncoso, when both were detectives at the Keizer Police Department. The two both started at KPD on Oct. 1, 1989 – two of the nine officers who started that day including John Teague, who returned to the […]

A marijuana extravaganza

A marijuana extravaganza

One council meeting, four talks on drugs

KPIC, Bluhm to point out key trees

KPIC, Bluhm to point out key trees

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s been documented how well Wilbur Bluhm knows trees, including all 241 kinds in Keizer. After all, it was the retired horticulturist Bluhm who spent the summers of 2011 and 2012 going down every street in Keizer, identifying every type of tree in town. That work was done at […]

Chemawa Road scheduled to be paved late next week

Chemawa Road scheduled to be paved late next week

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The Chemawa Road reconstruction project is finally nearing an end. Dependent upon weather, of course. Bill Lawyer, Public Works director for Keizer, announced on Wednesday the paving of Chemawa Road North is currently scheduled for next Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 9 to 11. “There will be delays as paving […]

What makes a park?

What makes a park?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes On the surface, it may have looked like adults huddled together with pieces of paper. But it was more than that. About two dozen people showed up for a design charette at Keizer Civic Center Sept. 27 to discuss potential new amenities for 28 additional acres at Keizer Rapids […]

Armed car robber gets 17-year sentence

Armed car robber gets 17-year sentence

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The man charged with robbing an armored car in Keizer back in March won’t be pulling off such antics anytime soon. That’s for two reasons. One, Anthony Samuel White was shot and paralyzed while trying to pull off a similar stunt in Eugene a few days after making an […]

Coming soon: more apartments

Coming soon: more apartments

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In the last few years, apartments and a senior living center have been built on McGee Court. More of both are planned. Plans have been submitted for the third phase of the Hawk’s Point apartments, with 69 units spread out among seven buildings. A separate developer has also submitted […]

Three candidates speak at GGNA meeting

Three candidates speak at GGNA meeting

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Three candidates this time, their three opponents next time. The Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association held its first of two candidate forums Sept. 18 at Gubser Elementary School. Republicans Tootie Smith (candidate for Congress in District 5), state Rep. Kim Thatcher (candidate for state senate District 13) and Bill Post […]

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