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More questions than answers as pot shops move into town

More questions than answers as pot shops move into town

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Keizer voters will have the opportunity to vote on attaching a 3 percent city tax on recreational marijuana sales in November. Approval of a resolution sending the matter to ballot was one of several hastily-approved measures during a nearly four-hour meeting of the Keizer City Council Monday, June […]

Keizer man cuffed for menacing

Keizer man cuffed for menacing

Boys claim gun was pointed at them

Parks fund can unlock SDCs

Parks fund can unlock SDCs

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Imagine having a $793,000 pot of money to spend on improving parks in the city of Keizer, but the only way to use it was to come up with another $6.1 million from other sources. In the simplest terms, that’s the dilemma the city is facing when it […]

Skate park repairs falter

Skate park repairs falter

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A group once interested in refurbishing the surfaces of Keizer’s Carlton Skate Park has pulled out of the project. Keizerite Joe Bazan and owners of Lincoln City-based Dreamland Skateparks presented a proposal to the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board in November 2014 and requested $12,000 in matching […]

Armed robber eludes police twice

Armed robber eludes police twice

  Keizer Police Department responded to two armed robberies in the wee hours Sunday, June 26. Police officials suspect the same man in incidents at Cooper’s Deli & Pub, 5408 River Road N., and Quality Suites, 5188 Wittenberg Lane N.E. At 12:57 a.m., officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Cooper’s. The […]

Officer-involved shooting at convenience store

Officer-involved shooting at convenience store

A Keizer police officer was involved in an on-duty shooting on Sunday June 26, at the 7-Eleven located on the corner of Lockhaven Drive North and River Road North. At 8:18 p.m., officers from the Keizer Police Department responded to the convenience store after receiving a report that an armed robbery had just occurred at […]

Business move revived south River Road offices

Business move revived south River Road offices

By ERICA. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When Valerie and Geoff White signed a lease to move their property management and construction businesses to Keizer in July 2014, it was something of a watershed moment. “There hadn’t been an office lease signed in Keizer in the previous nine months,” said Valerie. Their businesses, Encompass Management & […]

Plans change, fears remain

Plans change, fears remain

Rezone opposition had many voices

‘Historic’ snag in cow pasture redux

‘Historic’ snag in cow pasture redux

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Public hearings on a proposed rezoning of the area commonly known as “cow pasture” hit a wall in Keizer City Council chambers Monday, June 20. Between the release of the council’s agenda last week and the start of the meeting, city staff discovered that the home and associated […]

Fighters don’t always use fists

Fighters don’t always use fists

By ERIC A. HOWALD Keizerite Thomas Lucas sat in the second-to-last row of more than 700 graduates participating in the Chemeketa Community College commencement ceremony Tuesday, June 14. He had a long wait, but I’d used my press pass to get on the floor of the Pavilion at the Oregon State Fairgrounds where the event […]

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