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Good, not-so-clean fun

Good, not-so-clean fun

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes By its nature, a pie-eating contest isn’t clean. After all, contestants are planting their faces into a pie and eating as much as possible in a short time. Displaying manners and staying clean are low priorities. But the pie-eating contest at RIVERfair at Keizer Rapids Park on Aug. 9 […]

Charette moved, details clarified

Charette moved, details clarified

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Next month a design charette will take place to look at long-term options for Keizer Rapids Park. The date for that meeting, however, has been moved. The charette is part of an ongoing effort to figure out what Keizer residents would like to see down the road for 28 […]

Bicycle race series kicks up dust at Keizer Rapids

Bicycle race series kicks up dust at Keizer Rapids

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There was some home cooking going on Monday evening at Keizer Rapids Park. The Keizer Rapids Cross Twilight CX Series kicked off the first of three events Monday, using a 1.5 mile course through the woods at KRP. The three-race series continues the following two Mondays at the park, […]

Arts Commission gets going

Arts Commission gets going

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A vision for a new city commission was painted in broad strokes recently. Members of the new Keizer Arts Commission met for a second time in council chambers at Keizer Civic Center on July 22, with plans to meet on a monthly basis. Among other items, commission members introduced […]

Carhartt, Chipotle Grill coming to Keizer Station

Carhartt, Chipotle Grill coming to Keizer Station

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes One type of clothing store was confirmed for Keizer Station last month with confirmation maurices is coming. Now comes word of another type of clothing store coming to Keizer Station: Carhartt. Tim Kuhn with Chicago-based RGLA Solutions Inc. recently submitted an application for a Carhartt store, with the value […]

Council OKs K23 social media experiment

Council OKs K23 social media experiment

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer City Councilors on Monday agreed to pay $4,900 for a two-month experiment. The experiment builds upon the city’s established KeizerTV.com and K-23 ventures with Rex Robertson. Currently the public access TV station broadcasts various Keizer meetings live on Channel 23 on Comcast Cable, as well as archiving them […]

New KPD K-9 publicly introduced

New KPD K-9 publicly introduced

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Officer Scott Keniston’s new partner was introduced to members of the Keizer City Council on Monday evening. The new partner was so short, councilors had to stand in order to see him. Did we mention Bruno is the Keizer Police Department’s newest K-9? Bruno is now on patrol with […]

RIVERfair ready to rock this weekend at the KRP

RIVERfair ready to rock this weekend at the KRP

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Mmmmm….pie. This is the second weekend in August, which means it is time for the seventh annual RIVERfair on Saturday at Keizer Rapids Park. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. KRP is located at 1900 Chemawa Road North. While there is entertainment throughout the day, one […]

Why Keizer’s tax rate is $2.08

Why Keizer’s tax rate is $2.08

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Sometimes Keizer City Manager Chris Eppley has to give complicated answers to complex questions. Then there are the times he has simple answers for seemingly complex questions. Questions about potentially raising Keizer’s base tax rate fall into the latter category. As has been documented in recent issues of the […]

Welcome to the jungle

Welcome to the jungle

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Dr. Erica Lipanovich loves exotic animals. How much? Let’s put it this way: she uses her vacation time each year to help rare birds on Guam. Lipanovich, who received her doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2004 from Mississippi State University, moved to Oregon with her husband in February. […]

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