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Keizer church hosts OSP outreach

Keizer church hosts OSP outreach

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Oregon State Trooper Cristian Cuevas was only called in to meet with his high school counselor once, and it remains something of a sore point. “They only wanted to ask me why I wasn’t picking up my free bus passes,” said Cuevas at Inglesia Luz Del Valle Church […]

City recognized for bicycle friendliness

City recognized for bicycle friendliness

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Keizer has earned an honorable mention as a bicycle-friendly city from the League of American Bicyclists (LAB). It was announced last week in Washington, D.C., that Keizer joined 33 other communities throughout the nation in the honorable mention category of recognition. Platinum, gold, silver and bronze designations are […]

Mecha-cow proposal meets resistance

Mecha-cow proposal meets resistance

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Keizer roundabout opened just three months ago but the Keizer Public Arts Commission is already trying to figure out what to put in the center of it. Commissioners discussed the potential of the space and even one proposal from a Keizer sculptor with a piece along the […]

Council denies Keizer Chamber request for parade fee waivers

Council denies Keizer Chamber request for parade fee waivers

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A Keizer Chamber of Commerce request that city officials waive fees and other costs associated with the Holiday Lights Parade was snuffed out at the Keizer City Council meeting Monday, Nov. 21. The Keizer Chamber requested waivers for fees totaling $5,805 related to police staffing, public works costs […]

Planning commission backs UGB expansion

Planning commission backs UGB expansion

Approval would pave way for third bridge

Garden, KLL fields get parks grants

Garden, KLL fields get parks grants

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Keizer Parks Advisory Board considered and unanimously approved two matching grant applications at its meeting Tuesday Nov. 8. First up were Peggy and Jerry Moore, garden coordinators at Rickman Community Garden near Chalmers Jones Park behind the Keizer Civic Center The Moores, working with the Marion-Polk Food […]

Parade plans come into sharper focus

Parade plans come into sharper focus

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes With a little over a week before the cut-off date, the Keizer Holiday Lights Parade is ahead of where its predecessor was at this time last year. “Right now, we have more than 30 entries and there were only 28 in the parade last year,” said Danielle Bethell, […]

Keizer man celebrates Trump victory with cannon

Keizer man celebrates Trump victory with cannon

One Keizer man was arrested and two more given citations stemming from a decision to celebrate Donald Trump’s presidential victory by lighting off a cannon. On Wednesday, November 9, at 8:47 p.m. officers from the Keizer Police Department responded along with members of the Keizer Fire District to the intersection of 7th Avenue Northeast and […]

An agent of peace

An agent of peace

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Dr. Pritam Rohila thinks a lot about peace, mostly because he’s witnessed the horrors conflict conjures. Pritam was born in Rupar, India, when it was still ruled by British colonialists. When he was 11 years old, Britain gave up control over the land, but not before dividing it […]

Keizer vet has new roof over her family’s heads

Keizer vet has new roof over her family’s heads

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A Keizer veteran has a new roof this week thanks to the collective efforts of the Oregon Service Member & Family Support Office, Owens Corning Roofing and Pfeifer Roofing. “Seeing this roof happen, it kind of reminds you about the reasons behind the fight. You find amazing people […]

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