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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 […]

Killer gets 30 years

Killer gets 30 years

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes SALEM – With her son’s killer found guilty, Jean Ausborn had a few things to say. Two days after Victor David Smith was found guilty by a Marion County Circuit Court jury in the July 2004 murder of Keizer’s Phillip Lynn Johnson, judge Tom Hart sentenced Smith, 38, to […]

Dim Sum opens in Keizer

Dim Sum opens in Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A new restaurant is blooming in Keizer. Dim Sum Restaurant opened this week at 3843 River Road N, the former Blooming Cuisine location. The owners are the husband and wife duo of Jian Zhuang Ma and Ximei Huang, who also run John’s Chinese at 4842 River Road. Much about […]

Dedication planned for mural

Dedication planned for mural

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A party is being planned to celebrate Keizer’s first public mural. The mural on the west wall of Keizer Florist at 631 Chemawa Road NE was completed recently by artist Colleen Goodwin-Chronister. The mural will be dedicated on Wednesday, Oct. 1. “We will have chairs and tables out,” mayor […]

Highs and lows on Parks Tour

Highs and lows on Parks Tour

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Attendees at last week’s annual Parks Tour loved the news of the upcoming addition to Bair Park. Same for the recent work done at Sunset Park. The brown grass at Keizer Little League Park, on the other hand? Not so much. Members of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory […]

KRP planning is part of WKNA meeting

KRP planning is part of WKNA meeting

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Think of it as a preview of sorts. During the Sept. 11 West Keizer Neighborhood Association meeting, locations for proposed amenities at Keizer Rapids Park were discussed. In a way, it previewed the process that will like be happening in the Sept. 27 design charette for future plans at […]

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