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NOW ARRIVING: Holiday Inn Express at Keizer Station

NOW ARRIVING: Holiday Inn Express at Keizer Station

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Perhaps you’ve heard this one before: a hotel is coming to Keizer Station. Yes, such talk is running rampant again. This time, however, there are some differences. Jack Yarbrough confirmed this week he recently sold his vacant hotel lot at Keizer Station – between Panera Bread and Outback Steakhouse […]

City updates traffic counts for first time since 2006

City updates traffic counts for first time since 2006

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It had been a while since the city of Keizer had done traffic counts on some of the main arterials. How long? Let’s put it this way: the last time counts were done, Keizer Station wasn’t open. Bill Lawyer, Public Works director for Keizer, said that’s why the black […]

Total eclipse of the city coming in 2017

Total eclipse of the city coming in 2017

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s an event organizers feel will eclipse anything else in Keizer’s history. It’s an event that already has two “official social media hashtags” associated with it. Oh, and the event is still 16 months away. A total solar eclipse is happening on Aug. 21, 2017 and will achieve totality […]

Liquor store relocating to Schoolhouse Square

Liquor store relocating to Schoolhouse Square

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes With the recent closing of Keizer Big Town Hero and the upcoming move of Starbucks slightly down River Road, there won’t be many places left to buy a beverage at Schoolhouse Square. Unless you’re looking for liquor, that is. Oliver Coker confirmed last week he’s gotten approval from the […]

Housing ‘dark days’ are over, realtor says

Housing ‘dark days’ are over, realtor says

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Have you been looking to sell your home but been waiting for the perfect time? Local realtor Amy McLeod with Keller Williams Capital City Realty has some advice for you, which she shared with members of the Rotary Club of Keizer April 7. “What the heck are you people […]

Man dies after stabbing; teen released

Man dies after stabbing; teen released

Officers with the Keizer Police Department arrested a 16-year-old for murder at his home Friday evening, April 15 but he was later released. According to the KPD, officers received a 9-1-1 call from a neighbor around 8:30 p.m. about a stabbing that had just occurred at 3865 Brooks Avenue NE. Responding officers located both the […]

Holdover budget year predicted

Holdover budget year predicted

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes John Teague wouldn’t mind having another police officer on board. But Keizer’s police chief told the Keizer Long Range Planning Task Force on Monday he’ll take what he is given. Adding back officer positions to the Keizer Police Department has been discussed the last several budget seasons. Members of the […]

Bethell named Chamber director

Bethell named Chamber director

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The way Danielle Bethell sees it, her new job isn’t new. Bethell was named executive director of the Keizer Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. She starts her new position on April 18, taking the place of Christine Dieker, who announced her retirement back in December. Dieker will help her […]

Gate not being closed at MHS

Gate not being closed at MHS

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes For Charles Anderson, the solution is simple: close the gate between McNary High School and the adjoining neighborhood to the west. MHS principal Erik Jespersen isn’t closing the gate students can walk through, either after walking to school from home or after parking in the neighborhood. The two men […]

More changes at Schoolhouse Square

More changes at Schoolhouse Square

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It has already been quite the busy year at Schoolhouse Square. Since Darren Bloch and his Bloch Properties company closed on a deal to purchase the shopping center in December, change has been happening at a rapid pace. The new B Fit gym opened in the former Office Depot […]

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