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Testy talk at Council over naming rights

Testy talk at Council over naming rights

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes Keizer’s city council meeting quickly turned tense on Monday, with councilmen present, soon-to-be-past and likely future sniping at one another and members of the public. An agenda item regarding naming the boat ramp at Keizer Rapids Park was ultimately sent to the Parks Advisory Board for further action, but […]

Car repair biz sold to Kadel

Car repair biz sold to Kadel

Tarters sell shop they opened 24 years ago

Chemeketa director, former councilor Watson dies

Chemeketa director, former councilor Watson dies

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes Gerald “Jerry” Watson, a Keizer attorney, Chemeketa Community College board member and former city councilor, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. He was 67. Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the First Christian Church, 685 Marion Street NE. His wife, Diane, said he had been battling cancer […]

More apartments, smaller retail in new Area C plan

More apartments, smaller retail in new Area C plan

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes The developers who for years backed a big-box grocer in a new portion of Keizer Station submitted a new plan to the City of Keizer last week. No tenants have been announced for the proposed development as of yet. The main building is nearly 40,000 square feet smaller than […]

Locals lead transit center construction

Locals lead transit center construction

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes Two Keizer men are spearheading construction of a new Salem-Keizer Transit center right in their hometown. Project Manager Ricardo Becerril and superintendent Eric Arritola are both Keizer residents. They’re leading the project on behalf of general contractor P&C Construction. Their goal is for at least 50 percent of subcontractor […]

City plans land auction to satisfy bond debt

City plans land auction to satisfy bond debt

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes The City of Keizer has announced plans to auction three properties owned by an original Keizer Station developer. The process is to satisfy delinquent local improvement district bond debt owed on the properties. The city is ultimately liable for the debt, but has the right under state law to […]

Wednesday crash at River and Chemawa sent two people to hospital

Wednesday crash at River and Chemawa sent two people to hospital

A four-vehicle crash at Chemawa and River roads sent two people to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries Wednesday afternoon – one in which police suggested a driver was heading into oncoming traffic. According to Keizer Police, Marilyn Mueller, 72, was driving northbound in a southbound lane on River Road in a white 2007 Hyundai […]

Colleague, friend hailed as hero

Colleague, friend hailed as hero

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes A Keizer man is being hailed as a hero after he found his friend to be in medical distress, very likely saving his life. Steve Stopa, 61, still faces a long road to recovery after suffering from an aneurysm at his Keizer apartment on July 5. He called in […]

City plans land auction to satisfy bond debt

City plans land auction to satisfy bond debt

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes The City of Keizer will sell at auction three properties owned by an original Keizer Station developer. The process is to satisfy delinquent local improvement district bond debt owed on the properties. The city is ultimately liable for the debt, but has the right under state law to foreclose […]

Uptick in building permits cause for optimism? (Maybe)

Uptick in building permits cause for optimism? (Maybe)

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes Building permit applications in the past six months are up nearly a quarter from the same time period last year. The rise led city staff to ask Keizer city councilors for a budget adjustment allowing the city’s permit specialist to spend 90 percent of her time on the role. […]

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