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Love in the air: Chance meeting reunites couple

Love in the air: Chance meeting reunites couple

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes The story of Janice Cipriano and Chris Ferry may have never happened if not for ammunition and her ex-husband. Ferry was standing behind a man buying ammo in a Damascus Bi-Mart when he offered up some of his own for free. He had sold the gun they went with […]

City may commit to funding River Rd. upgrades, maybe

City may commit to funding River Rd. upgrades, maybe

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes Urban renewal money originally intended to fund upgrades to River Road business facades and sidewalks could end up being used for its intended purpose. Much of the funding was diverted in anticipation of a developer’s bond default at Keizer Station – one taxpayers will end up paying in exchange […]

Trail blazer

Trail blazer

Scout’s work transforms park

Supporters, opponents of rule affecting non-citizens speak out

Supporters, opponents of rule affecting non-citizens speak out

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes Testimony on a provision banning non-citizens from serving as the City of Keizer’s youth councilor ranged from blasting the group for lost opportunities to support for the rule of law. A work session Monday night at the Keizer Civic Center drew more than 50 people for what might ordinarily […]

Conservative talker saw stars at RNC

Conservative talker saw stars at RNC

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes For local conservative talker Bill Post, attending last week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa  was like being a kid again. Post’s radio show airs at noon on KYKN-1430 AM. When he’s not on the air, he serves as the station’s program director. Although it was the first time this […]

Brooks firm could resume, expand plastic-to-oil conversion process

Brooks firm could resume, expand plastic-to-oil conversion process

  By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes A Brooks-based plastic recycling facility could once again start converting plastic back into oil, but on a much larger scale than before. The firms Agilyx (then known as Plas2Fuel) and Agri Plas teamed up on a pilot project at the Waconda Road facility in 2008 and 2009. That […]

Former city employee sues eatery for slander

Former city employee sues eatery for slander

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes A fired City of Keizer employee is suing a pizza restaurant for slander and costing him his job. Roland Herrera, who had been employed in the city’s public works department for 19 years, claims a regional manager of C & M Victor Company – which operates Little Caesars restaurants […]

Study could make case for expanded city limits

Study could make case for expanded city limits

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes Only 7 percent of the Keizer labor force actually works in the city where they live. A local economic opportunities analysis aims to provide specific suggestions for raising that number – and the final recommendations could conclude that the city simply doesn’t have the available land to make that […]

Family matriarch inspires three generations at Birdie’s

Family matriarch inspires three generations at Birdie’s

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes Birdie’s Bistro has been open just more than two weeks, but they’re already getting traffic at those non-traditional times. (And who’s Birdie? That would be owner Shana Schmidt’s grandmother, Roberta Finlay, a longtime Salem-area resident.) A visit at 3 p.m. revealed teenagers taking advantage of the sun via the […]

Boat ramp may be done in Oct.

Boat ramp may be done in Oct.

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes The boat ramp at Keizer Rapids Park could be ready for boaters as soon as October. It will also feature the first permanent restrooms at Keizer Rapids Park – or should we say restroom. A single vault toilet was delivered this week. It will have a pit underneath and […]

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