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Mural meeting doesn’t exactly pack the room

Mural meeting doesn’t exactly pack the room

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Originally, any artist who wanted to have their design considered for Keizer’s second public mural had to attend Tuesday’s meeting on the subject. That rule is being changed. The reason is simple: only two artists showed up at the mural meeting. One of those two artists was Colleen Goodwin-Chronister, […]

Pedestrian-motorist safety discussed

Pedestrian-motorist safety discussed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Could Public Service Announcements improve safety for pedestrians at intersections in Keizer? That was an issue pondered by members of the Keizer Traffic/Bikeways/Pedestrian Safety committee during their March 26 meeting. In particular, the intersection at Sam Orcutt Way and River Road North – by Bi-Mart – was discussed. There […]

Organization Day big day for Big Toy

Organization Day big day for Big Toy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes For the Big Toy playground project, it’s time to get organized. Construction consultant Bill Hugill from New York-based project consultant Leathers and Associates will be in Keizer Tuesday, April 7. Hugill will spend the day meeting with leaders of the project, including chairs of the various committees, two months […]

They work hard for the ivy

They work hard for the ivy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Some work for the money. Some work in exchange for food or beer. And then you have Chip and Ergo, who are helping to clean up the poison ivy around Keizer Rapids Park. Chip and Ergo work for ivy. After all, they are goats. Vince Alvarez has lived right […]

Parks, streets among WKNA topics

Parks, streets among WKNA topics

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Developments at Bair Park could mean more money for Keizer’s Parks Department. Bill Lawyer, Public Works director for Keizer, gave an update on several topics at the March 12 West Keizer Neighborhood Association meeting. AT&T has a cell tower at Bair Park. Recently, Verizon signed an agreement to co-locate […]

Cowan talks of levy, election at GGNA meeting

Cowan talks of levy, election at GGNA meeting

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Things have been a bit busy lately at the Keizer Fire District. Fire chief Jeff Cowan gave a brief report on his department’s activity and future plans during the March 19 Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association meeting. For example, Cowan told of how the KFD has used funding from the […]

Riding with KPD’s Officer Anderson

Riding with KPD’s Officer Anderson

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes So what’s it like being a cop in Keizer these days? Carrie Anderson, a 20-year veteran at the Keizer Police Department, can tell you no two days are alike. Last week the Keizertimes took an in-depth look at changes within the KPD, especially in regards to a shift towards […]

Bicyclist recovering after hit

Bicyclist recovering after hit

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer’s John Henry Maurice had plans to compete in some bicycle competitions this summer. Those plans appear to be on hold for now, as the main emphasis for the 59-year-old is recovery. As a result, longtime friend Carolyn Homan could be making changes to her usual Friday plans. Maurice […]

Pearson pleads guilty in murder case

Pearson pleads guilty in murder case

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The son accused in the murder of his mom and the attempted murder of his dad has pled guilty. Brett Angus Pearson, 18, pled guilty on Thursday morning to one count of aggravated murder, one count of attempted murder with a firearm and one count of conspiracy to commit […]

Plans progress for sand volleyball courts

Plans progress for sand volleyball courts

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In terms of new amenities at Keizer Rapids Park, most of the attention has been paid to the upcoming Big Toy playground project. That’s not the only amenity being worked on, however. Last September, Hans Schneider pledged his willingness to put in a new sand volleyball court at KRP. […]

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