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Community garden grows row-by-row

Community garden grows row-by-row

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Carol Ann Burks went to the Marion-Polk Food Share (MPFS) in 2004 looking to volunteer. She expected to be packing food boxes, but she ended up helping water a community greenhouse. “I told them I wasn’t a gardener, but that was what they needed help with,” Burks said. […]

Feds tighten stormwater regs, costs likely to rise

Feds tighten stormwater regs, costs likely to rise

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Talking about stormwater management isn’t going to make you friends at dinner, but it can have a substantial impact on the route you might take to get to the party. A few years ago, residents were navigating some sections of River Road North with almost six inches of […]

‘I can’t find fault’

‘I can’t find fault’

Council gives thumbs up to apartments at cow pasture

Keizer Oral History Project needs a new anchor

Keizer Oral History Project needs a new anchor

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When Anita Zahniser volunteered for the Keizer Points of Interest Committee, she hadn’t even heard of the Keizer Oral History Project, but she became the driving force behind it for the last year and a half. In more ways than one, Zahniser has molded the Oral History Project […]

HOA lawsuit rachets up

HOA lawsuit rachets up

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A lawsuit filed against the McNary Estates Homeowners Association (HOA) citing violation of state and federal fair housing laws has escalated to a new level. The HOA refused to provide accommodations for a family with a disabled daughter in 2015 and it eventually ended with the family selling […]

Parks survey finally approved

Parks survey finally approved

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The final draft of a survey intended for Keizer residents regarding the state of city parks paints in stark relief the need for additional funding. The survey was the hottest topic of discussion for the fourth consecutive month at the Keizer Parks Advisory Board meeting Tuesday, Sept. 13. […]

Bunco tournament headed to Keizer Civic Center

Bunco tournament headed to Keizer Civic Center

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A large bunco tournament – and fundraiser for Salem Health Foundation’s breast cancer fund – is headed to the Keizer Civic Center Oct. 1. The Alyssa Malchow Breast Cancer Fund is signing up players for the event and seeking sponsors and prizes. The Alyssa Malchow Fund was established […]

Council gets boot-on-the-ground view of park troubles

Council gets boot-on-the-ground view of park troubles

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes City leaders got a closer look at four of Keizer’s 19 parks during a city council work session Monday, Sept. 12. Conversation ran the gamut of lowlights and highlights, with one concern repeated over and over again: the longer the wait, the more repairs are going to cost. […]

‘Cow pasture’ rezone draws more detraction

‘Cow pasture’ rezone draws more detraction

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Keizer residents continued a drumbeat of opposition to a proposed rezoning of the area commonly known as “the cow pasture” in documents submitted to the city. Residents had until Monday, Aug. 29, to submit rebuttals to the new evidence provided by the Herber family, the owners of the […]

Freeman will run unopposed

Freeman will run unopposed

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When Kim Freemen was considering replacing a city councilor who resigned after only a couple of months in office, her first question to those already holding a position on the city council was how much work it would take. “The responses I got were anywhere from two to […]

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