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A stitch and time saves flags

A stitch and time saves flags

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Debbie Lockhart has a great view of her handiwork. For the last few years, the deputy city recorder for Keizer has been volunteering her time to mend flags as needed at the Keizer Civic Center. Three flags fly over the main entrance at 930 Chemawa Road North: United States, […]

Hearing for Area C next Tuesday

Hearing for Area C next Tuesday

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer Station Area C is the subject of a public hearing again next week. A revised proposal for apartments and a retirement community facility will be discussed during the Jan. 20 Keizer City Council meeting. The meeting is a day later than usual due to Monday being Martin Luther […]

The Big Toy’s castle plans are not cast in concrete quite yet

The Big Toy’s castle plans are not cast in concrete quite yet

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The design for the Big Toy is still being tweaked. In September Rick Day, owner of Advantage Precast in Keizer, offered to donate blocks of concrete that could be used for a castle look at the play structure set to be built by community volunteers at Keizer Rapids Park […]

Boozing burglar busted

Boozing burglar busted

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A naked burglar who went boozing, used a shower and hot tub was captured after breaking into a second Keizer home last weekend. The surprising part? Some of the details aren’t unique to this particular case. Guillermo Brambila Lopez of Woodburn, 24, was arrested in the early morning hours […]

Adios! Old councilors ride into the sunset

Adios! Old councilors ride into the sunset

By CRAIG MURPHY and LYNDON A. ZAITZ Of the Keizertimes Three familiar faces may have joined the Keizer City Council on Monday, but that means three left. Mayor Lore Christopher vacated her seat after 14 years, while Jim Taylor left his council seat after 12 years and Joe Egli left after four years. Cathy Clark […]

First medical marijuana facility opens in Keizer

First medical marijuana facility opens in Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Ben Robison recently opened Keizer’s first medical marijuana facility. The way he sees it, there won’t be much competition in the future in Keizer. Robison opened Alpha Alternative Solutions at 3700 River Road on Dec. 20, nearly a year after he hoped to open. Figuring out how to regulate […]

Dog shot, two arrested at longtime drug home

Dog shot, two arrested at longtime drug home

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Two people were arrested and an aggressive dog was shot early Thursday morning. According to a news release from the Keizer Police Department, members of the KPD’s Community Response Unit (CRU) heard about complaints of drug dealing at 453 Juedes Avenue North in December and began an investigation. A […]

Councilors revise ‘99 truancy ordinance

Councilors revise ‘99 truancy ordinance

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It was a blast from the past for members of the Keizer City Council meeting. At their Dec. 15 meeting, councilors revisited 1999 ordinances regarding truancy for youth in Keizer. City Attorney Shannon Johnson noted he had discussions with police chief John Teague about truancy and curfew ordinances. That […]

Arts Commission works on policies

Arts Commission works on policies

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes One contract per person, or one contract per group? That was a key point of discussion during the Dec. 23 Keizer Arts Commission meeting. Nate Brown, director of Community Development for Keizer, brought up the topic early in the meeting. “I suggest we change our policies a little bit […]

Old, new councilors talk long-term goals

Old, new councilors talk long-term goals

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes New Keizer City Councilors don’t officially begin their terms until next week. But Brandon Smith, Amy Ripp and Roland Herrera are ready to hit the ground running. The trio took part in a council work session last month to look at short-term and long-term council goals, and to look […]

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