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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 […]

Citing censorship, council denies fast pass for ‘trusted’ art exhibitors

Citing censorship, council denies fast pass for ‘trusted’ art exhibitors

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes There will not be a trusted vendor program for organization hoping to display work in the Keizer Civic Center. At least not yet. Lore Christopher of the Keizer’s Public Arts Commission (KPAC) presented the Keizer City Council with a plan to expedite approval of artwork from organizations with […]

RISING FROM THE ASHES

RISING FROM THE ASHES

New KHT play is a different kind of 9/11 memorial

The race is on for city council

The race is on for city council

In November, Keizer residents will get the chance to vote on three open city council seats, but only one will be a contested race. Keizertimes spoke with the candidates for Position 1, Allen Barker and Laura Reid, about their visions for the city and what they think they can bring to a role on the […]

#stopsuicide

#stopsuicide

Mother strides on five years after son’s death by his own hand

Clark will seek second term

Clark will seek second term

BY ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Some of the lessons from Cathy Clark’s first two years as Keizer’s mayor fill two notebooks. They are the compiled notes, questions and ideas from nearly two years of her monthly Coffee with Cathy talks. Each month, she sets down stakes at a local coffee shop and invites […]

Third time’s the charm in 7-hour manhunt

Third time’s the charm in 7-hour manhunt

A man found sleeping on a lawn in north Keizer sparked a seven-hour manhunt Monday, Aug. 29. Shortly after 8 a.m., officers from the Keizer Police Department were called to a report of a suspicious person sleeping in a lawn in the 700 block of New Terrace Drive North, part of the Terrace Green Neighborhood […]

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