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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. […]

Oregon native ready to rock RIVERfair

Oregon native ready to rock RIVERfair

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Brady Goss knows a thing or two about performing outdoors during the summer. The 24-year-old Oregon native will do so again from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9 as the headline musical act during the seventh annual RIVERfair at Keizer Rapids Park. By the time Goss comes to […]

Councilors do some housecleaning

Councilors do some housecleaning

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer City Councilors repealed two pieces of legislation from 1988 during their July 21 meeting. City Attorney Shannon Johnson noted staff has been going through past ordinances and resolutions recently and found a few that needed to be repealed since they had been replaced or updated. One dealt with […]

Burger King fries employees

Burger King fries employees

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The owner of a Keizer Burger King has been notified of a complaint filed against the fast food restaurant. Well, maybe. The Burger King in question is the one at 3615 River Road North. A letter dated July 16 – obtained by the Keizertimes – was sent from Ronald […]

Parks Board members avoid taking stance on cows issue

Parks Board members avoid taking stance on cows issue

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Eamon Bishop made the interested citizens part of a recent meeting live up to its name. What he was interested in, however, members of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board weren’t. Bishop, who in recent weeks has been among those advocating for city leaders to look at purchasing […]

Showing support for OSU Extension Service

Showing support for OSU Extension Service

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes By a unanimous vote, Keizer City Councilors on Monday agreed to support an effort by the Citizens for Marion County Extension to form a new 4-H service district. The request came from Derek Godwin of the Oregon State University Extension Service. Godwin was present Monday evening along with several […]

maurices coming to Keizer

maurices coming to Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A new clothing store is coming to Keizer Station – plus another new restaurant. So far, only the name of the clothing store is being confirmed publicly. Minnesota-based maurices, a store for women in a variety of sizes, has confirmed it will be coming, but not when. “We are […]

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