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Brad Coy stepping down as Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association president after a two-year stint

Brad Coy stepping down as Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association president after a two-year stint

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Brad Coy has quite a bit on his plate. As such, Coy has announced he will no longer serve as president of the Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association (GGNA). Nominations for a new GGNA president can be made at the organization’s next monthly meeting, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. at […]

Ready to light up? Read this info first

Ready to light up? Read this info first

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes So recreational marijuana has been approved in Oregon. Time to get ready for Jan. 1, right? Not quite. Updated results from Monday show Measure 91 passed comfortably in the state as a whole, with 827,690 people (55.9 percent) in favor compared to 652,849 people (44.1 percent) against. In Marion […]

Meet Mayor Cathy

Meet Mayor Cathy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer, meet your new mayor. Cathy Clark, a Keizer City Councilor since 2006, ran unopposed to replace Lore Christopher as the city’s top elected official in last week’s election. Christopher is thus wrapping up her seventh and final two-year term as mayor. Wrapping up her second full term as […]

Group wants to redo skate park

Group wants to redo skate park

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes For more than 15 years, skateboarders have been hanging out not far from city hall in Keizer. That’s because the Carlson Skate Park was opened at the Chalmers Jones Park behind city hall on Chemawa Road in July 1999. Steve and Charlane Carlson launched the idea for the skate […]

Keizer history lessons coming to social media

Keizer history lessons coming to social media

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes History could be meeting the future in Keizer. In recent years, members of the Keizer Points of Interest Committee (KPIC) have been working on an Oral History program, a series of video interviews with some of the key people in Keizer’s history. The program has had its fair share […]

Parks Board rewards Hidden Creek neighbors with grant

Parks Board rewards Hidden Creek neighbors with grant

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s somewhat of a surprise Chicago music wasn’t suddenly playing. After all, members the Hidden Creek Neighborhood Association were being hailed as the inspiration. Or maybe it was a Saturday in the park? JT Hager and Frank Salerno came to last month’s Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting […]

Questions delay funding

Questions delay funding

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes After questions were raised about a lack of bidding for services, Keizer city manager Chris Eppley announced last week funding for a project is on hold. The Keizertimes started asking questions Oct. 30 after looking through the agenda packet for Monday’s Keizer City Council meeting. One of the items […]

Big Toy gets new home

Big Toy gets new home

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s been moved again, but there might finally be a set location for the Big Toy playground. Nearly a year ago, a consultant recommended the community build play structure be built in the “Area B” section of Keizer Rapids Park, between the amphitheater and the boat ramp. In late […]

Ripp easily defeats Chappell for contested council seat

Ripp easily defeats Chappell for contested council seat

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Among those not surprised by the results of the only contested Keizer City Council race on Tuesday: Matt Chappell. Chappell competed against Amy Ripp for the No. 6 council seat being vacated by Joe Egli, who did not run for any seat this year. Ripp defeated Chappell with 4,079 […]

Possible transit changes discussed

Possible transit changes discussed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes By recent standards, this was a light topic for members of the Keizer Planning Commission. In the last couple of years, members have looked at weighty issues such as housing needs, Urban Growth Boundary expansion and zoning changes. Things were a bit different at the Oct. 8 meeting: for […]

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