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Mom texted while child died

Mom texted while child died

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The situation was tragic enough to begin with. Details that have emerged since a 4-year-old boy died in an Oct. 24 Keizer apartment fire have made the situation even more tragic. At the same time, more questions are being asked. Early last Saturday morning, 23-year-old Niya Breann Sosa-Martinez was […]

Council makes change with Bair Park cell tower rent

Council makes change with Bair Park cell tower rent

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Revenue from a cell tower in Bair Park will be paid back to Keizer’s water fund over a 10-year period. The action was approved 5-1 at the Keizer City Council meeting on Monday night. Cathy Clark voted against the motion, while Dennis Koho was absent. Bair Park had originally […]

Campaigning at GGNA

Campaigning at GGNA

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Another month, more candidates at a Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association meeting. Expect the scene to be repeated once again next month. On Oct. 16, candidates in three political races spoke at the monthly GGNA meeting at Gubser Elementary School: 5th District Congressman Rep. Kurt Schrader, state Senate District 13 […]

More questions around Ripp

More questions around Ripp

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Court records show Keizer City Council candidate Amy Ripp has a history of not paying collection agencies. Ripp is battling with Matt Chappell for the No. 5 council seat, the only of four open seats being contested this fall. Current councilor Cathy Clark is running unopposed for mayor in […]

City gets money to hire a traffic officer after all

City gets money to hire a traffic officer after all

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer is going to be hiring a traffic officer mid-year after all. As mentioned in the Keizertimes Oct. 10, the potential plan of hiring an additional officer for the Keizer Police Department was grounded since Public Employees Retirement Systems (PERS) cost increases came in too high. “If a stable […]

Keizer mom arrested after fatal fire

Keizer mom arrested after fatal fire

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A Keizer mom was arrested Saturday, one day after her 4-year-old son died in an apartment fire. Officers with the Keizer Police Department arrested 23-year-old Niya Breann Sosa-Martinez on charges of second degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, endangering the welfare of a minor and second degree child neglect. She […]

Riding with the Lord

Riding with the Lord

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes When Jerry Christensen set his retirement date, it was three years out. Now that date is here. Christensen, senior pastor at Countryside Christian Church at 5775 McLeod Lane NE, will deliver his final sermon on Sunday. There will be a reception for him from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday […]

MHS rallies around an injured senior

MHS rallies around an injured senior

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Hannah Samples has been on the minds of many in and around McNary High School lately. The MHS senior was struck by an SUV on the afternoon of Oct. 14 while crossing a street in Salem. She was Lifeflighted to Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). Sgt. Dave Okada […]

New Area C plans rolled out

New Area C plans rolled out

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There’s no retail in these Area C plans. Plans were submitted to the City of Keizer last month for apartments and a senior living center in Keizer Station Area C. The issue is expected to be brought to the Keizer City Council in early December. Before that, project proponents […]

Candidates, park talk at WKNA

Candidates, park talk at WKNA

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes City council candidates and Keizer Rapids Park talk filled the West Keizer Neighborhood Association meeting on Oct. 9. Councilor Cathy Clark, running unopposed for mayor, was on hand along with council candidates Roland Herrera and Matt Chappell. Chappell’s opponent, Amy Ripp, was unable to attend, nor was unopposed Brandon […]

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