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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 […]

First public mural being dedicated

First public mural being dedicated

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The dedication of Keizer’s first public mural, Valley Treasures, is right around the corner. The mural was completed a few weeks ago on the west side wall of Keizer Florist, located at 631 Chemawa Road NE. Local artist Colleen Goodwin-Chronister did the work. Next Wednesday, Oct. 1 is the […]

Marijuana location on hold

Marijuana location on hold

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Plans for a medical marijuana grower are on hold while Keizer City Councilors continue to go through their process. For the past several months, councilors have been discussing potential restrictions and rules concerning such facilities. The issue is expected to be brought up again at the next council meeting […]

New plan for Area C?

New plan for Area C?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A new plan could be in the works for Keizer Station Area C. During the Sept. 15 Keizer City Council meeting, Nate Brown, director of Community Development for Keizer, told councilors a group was coming Tuesday, Sept. 23, for a pre-application conference “to revise the plan of the Area […]

City not paying for Big Toy

City not paying for Big Toy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes As was explained during the budget process, the City of Keizer is not paying for the Big Toy play structure project. The problem is, wording in the approved 2014-15 fiscal year budget muddles the issue. Early on, Keizer City Councilors approved using $100,000 in seed or plant money to […]

KRP design charette Saturday

KRP design charette Saturday

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes John Morgan has a hunch he knows what the hot topic will be Saturday morning. From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Keizer Civic Center, Morgan will be leading a design charette to look at what amenities should be added to 28 extra acres at Keizer […]

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