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Students dedicate new tree at KRP

Students dedicate new tree at KRP

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There are few ways better to celebrate Arbor Day than with a new tree. Such was the case April 24 at Keizer Rapids Park as more than 100 students from the Optimum Learning Environment (OLE), a charter school within Keizer’s Forest Ridge Elementary, took a bus ride to the […]

Smoking ban butted out

Smoking ban butted out

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Should there be a smoking ban for all Keizer parks? That was an idea brought forward during the most recent meeting of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. However, the Parks Board’s recommendation back to the Keizer City Council was to take no action. Currently, there are no […]

Vet wants park saved for memorials

Vet wants park saved for memorials

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A long-standing project was finally completed in the form of a kiosk in the Pfc. Ryan J. Hill Memorial Park in Keizer Station. A veteran wants to see the kiosk removed. Rev. Matthew Price, a chaplain and American Legion member, previously succeeded in getting flag poles at the park. […]

Regulations for vet clinics clarified

Regulations for vet clinics clarified

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Veterinarian regulations in Keizer have been clarified. Members of the Keizer Planning Commission approved the revised regulations during their April 8 meeting. The regulations are being sent to the Keizer City Council for final approval. After an hour of discussion – in addition to time spent on the issue […]

Candidates spar for a sparse crowd

Candidates spar for a sparse crowd

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes No matter audience size, candidates take advantage of candidate forums. Such was the case April 16 as eight candidates for various races came to the Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association meeting. The number of candidates dwarfed the audience size. Richard Stevenson and Colleen Busch are competing for the Salem-Keizer Transit […]

Area C developers being reimbursed

Area C developers being reimbursed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A reimbursement ordinance has been amended, paving the way for development in the Area C portion of Keizer Station. Keizer City Councilors unanimously approved amended language calling for the formation of a public improvement reimbursement district on Monday night. The approval came after revisions suggested by proponents for a […]

Three-wheeled warrior ends run with crash, fire

Three-wheeled warrior ends run with crash, fire

By CRAIG MURPHY and ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A Salem man was arrested early Monday after crashing his Chevrolet Silverado into a barrier at Windsor Island Road North and Lockaven Drive N. The truck had lost a tire somewhere between south Salem and Keizer, but investigators were still not sure how long the […]

Ann Lossner, Keizer historian, passes at 101

Ann Lossner, Keizer historian, passes at 101

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Ann Lossner didn’t write the new history book about Keizer that came out this month. But her fingerprints were all over it. Lossner, 101, passed away on April 18. Tammy Wild’s new book Images of America: Keizer was officially released this month and dedicated to Lossner. For good reason: […]

Maurices open in Keizer Station

Maurices open in Keizer Station

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A new clothing store has opened in Keizer Station. The maurices store, between Old Navy and the soon-to-open Chipotle Mexican Grill, quietly opened recently. “It was a March 27 opening,” store manager Koreen Terwilleger said. “We had a grand opening celebration the day we opened. We are happy to […]

City council nixes letter regarding state bike fees

City council nixes letter regarding state bike fees

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Members of the Keizer City Council won’t be sending a letter regarding bicycle legislation. At the March 26 Keizer Traffic Safety/Bikeways/Pedestrian Committee meeting, committee members approved a motion for councilors and Mayor Cathy Clark to send a letter to legislators opposing proposed Senate Bills 177 and 551, which would […]

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