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What grocers could come and where would they go?

What grocers could come and where would they go?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes When the idea of a new grocery store in Keizer is brought up, two main questions typically come up: what store and what location? For months, many Keizerites have been requesting a WinCo. The former Roth’s space in Schoolhouse Square is too small, while the former Albertsons/Haggen space in […]

How Keizer ended up with ONE GROCERY STORE and the future prospects of more

How Keizer ended up with ONE GROCERY STORE and the future prospects of more

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Amid rumors of a Walmart opening soon in Keizer Station, the Roth’s grocery store in Schoolhouse Square was closed in the spring of 2012. While that was a big loss, at least Keizer still had two grocery stores. Until last year, that is. The former Albertsons at Creekside Shopping […]

Faces, faces on the wall

Faces, faces on the wall

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The plan is for plenty of faces to be on the next public mural, being painted this summer on the north wall of Town & Country Lanes at 3500 River Road N. Just not as many faces as some would like. Plans have been discussed at length during Keizer […]

Revenue is good at Keizer Civic Center

Revenue is good at Keizer Civic Center

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In the last couple of budget cycles, serious concerns were raised about rental revenue of the Keizer Civic Center. A new Event Center Coordinator position was filled by Kristian Bouvier in January 2014, with the hope being revenue would be greatly boosted and less general fund money would have […]

Dieker stays as chamber leader, for now

Dieker stays as chamber leader, for now

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes And the new executive director of the Keizer Chamber of Commerce is… Actually, it’s still Christine Dieker for now. Dieker announced during the monthly chamber luncheon on Tuesday at Keizer Quality Suites a person was offered the position, but was retained by her current boss. “You get me for […]

Keizer, close down these parks!

Keizer, close down these parks!

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer has its own version of Ralph Nader. Nader was a safety advocate who gained national fame in the 1960s with his book Unsafe at Any Speed, declaring the Chevrolet Corvair was dangerous. Eamon Bishop did his best Nader impression at Tuesday’s Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting […]

$10K approved for one KLL field

$10K approved for one KLL field

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes For the record, the three dissenting votes in no way indicated dissatisfaction with the project. Members of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board on Tuesday approved a request to use up the remaining $10,000 in matching grant funds to help pay for the redoing of Field 3 at […]

Carjacker caught after taking car from hotel

Carjacker caught after taking car from hotel

A 28-year-old Keizer man was arrested after a carjacking incident Wednesday morning. Shortly before 11 a.m. March 9, Keizer Police Department officers were dispatched to a carjacking incident at the Keizer Quality Suites on Wittenberg Lane. According to a release from the Keizer Police Department, the 51-year-old male victim told police he had been pushed […]

BFit to open this month

BFit to open this month

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The Anytime Fitness gym in Schoolhouse Square closed at the end of January. A new gym is set to open soon right next door. A company spokesperson confirmed Tuesday BFit Gym is scheduled to open sometime this month at 5045 River Road North. As mentioned previously in the Keizertimes, […]

Big Town Hero closing Keizer retail location

Big Town Hero closing Keizer retail location

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s been a big year so far for Scott White and his family. In January, White won the Merchant of the Year award at the annual Keizer Chamber of Commerce First Citizens Award banquet for his family-run Big Town Hero Keizer location. On Tuesday, White announced he is closing […]

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