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Unbuildable land now property of taxpayers

Unbuildable land now property of taxpayers

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes While developer Chuck Sides paid up his local improvement district assessment just in time to avoid a foreclosure auction Tuesday, he left a third behind – one that the county assessor’s office considers to be worth nothing. The 1.47 acre parcel was purchased by the Keizer Urban Renewal Agency […]

Customers’ gear stolen as thief wipes out store

Customers’ gear stolen as thief wipes out store

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes A Keizer business that sells and repairs electronics was burglarized, losing much of what they had in stock along with some customer information stored on a computer. Owners of Electronics Renew can’t even contact customers to inform them their equipment was stolen because the store’s customer records were on […]

Want to match Mullin? You’ve got some work to do

Want to match Mullin? You’ve got some work to do

Governor to honor longtime volunteer

Developer makes bond payments current, avoiding foreclosure & auction

Developer makes bond payments current, avoiding foreclosure & auction

Two prime parcels at Keizer Station set to be auctioned to the highest bidder to cover costs associated with an anticipated bond default won’t be placed on the block after all. City officials announced late Monday afternoon that Chuck Sides paid a total of $627,009.25 to make current payments on taxpayer-financed local improvement district bond […]

THE CHOICE

THE CHOICE

Mayor hopefuls square off in debate

Why me? Council candidates spell out their views

Why me? Council candidates spell out their views

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes Candidates for Keizer City Council’s Position 3 held court on traffic, land use planning and the future of Keizer Station in a campaign forum Tuesday night. All three qualified candidates – Eamon Bishop, Matthew Chappell and Marlene Quinn – appeared at the forum, moderated by Keizertimes Publisher Lyndon Zaitz. […]

Bikeway could change course

Bikeway could change course

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes The Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway takes cyclists on a ride from Champoeg State Park near St. Paul to just outside Springfield. In between are the farm fields between St. Paul and Keizer, where it comes down Windsor Island Road, Shoreline Drive and onto Rivercrest before continuing into Salem via […]

If you’ve got the money, Double D Delivery has the time

If you’ve got the money, Double D Delivery has the time

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes New Keizer business Double “D” Delivery touts itself as a delivery company that will take “Anyone, Anything, Anywhere.” We were joking when we asked for a Coca Cola, but co-founder Danny Wold takes his work seriously. Sure enough, there it was when he and Dan Sprenkle came in to […]

Smith announces write-in run to keep council seat

Smith announces write-in run to keep council seat

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes Months after announcing he was out of the running for re-election to his Keizer City Council seat, Brandon Smith says he’s seeking another term as a write-in. Ken LeDuc, vice president of the West Keizer Neighborhood Association, is the only candidate who qualified for the ballot in Position No. […]

Forums, debate aim to educate voters

Forums, debate aim to educate voters

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes A bevy of local organizations and your hometown newspaper aim to make sure local voters understand the choices they’ll be asked to make in November’s local election. A mayoral debate, two candidate meet-and-greets and a business-oriented forum on statewide ballot measures are all slated in coming weeks as Keizer […]

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