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Adhere to park master plan

Adhere to park master plan

During discussions about development at Keizer Rapids Park, city councilors and city staff refer to the park’s master plan. The plan is a guide for the development of the park in coming years. The original allows for minor changes but significant deviations require an amendment to the plan. It seems that master plan means different […]

Nix tow trucks in neighborhoods

Nix tow trucks in neighborhoods

The Keizer City Council should reject the call to allow tow trucks to be parked overnight in residential neighborhoods. A proposal to allow tow trucks to be parked in front of the homes of drivers in the nighttime hours was presented to the council earlier this year by Jeff Asher, a co-owner of BC Towing. […]

Lemonade Day

Lemonade Day

It is now less than a month to Lemonade Day in Keizer and Salem. So far more than 700 area kids have signed up to become entrepeuners on May 4 with their own lemonade stands. Lemonade Day started in Houston in 2007 and has grown to more than 100 cities across the country. The project […]

How our city is looking

How our city is looking

Spring has arrived after a wet and cold winter here in Keizer. It is time for spring cleaning not in our own homes but also in the city. The winter season always leaves its mark—freezing temperatures and driving rains play havoc on everything, especially our streets. Our streets are not the only thing looking less […]

Politics of a toy

Politics of a toy

One person’s idea can excite many others and grow into a full-fledged civic project. After Keizer resident William Stitt laid out his idea for a big toy playground at Keizer Rapids Park, the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board quickly adopted the idea in early 2013. Stitt cited other big toy playgrounds in the region […]

Photo Gallery: Keizer Young Life spring auction

Photo Gallery: Keizer Young Life spring auction

Keizer Young Life held its annual spring auction on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at the Keizer Civic Center. About 250 people enjoyed food prepared by local restaurants. The live auction was conducted by Sid Vorhees; attendees bid on 12 items which collectively raised over $13,000. Young Life will use the money to send kids to […]

Photo Gallery: Marion Co. Fire District No. 1 Volunteer Firefighters Breakfast

Photo Gallery: Marion Co. Fire District No. 1 Volunteer Firefighters Breakfast

Getting their grub on… The 54th annual Marion County Fire District No. 1 Volunteer Firefighters Breakfast took place March 8 and 9 at MCFD Station 5 in Brooks.

Extra activities mean better GPAs

Extra activities mean better GPAs

There is nothing but good news that came out of a recent Oregon School Acitivities Association report that showed that every McNary High School winter sports team carried an average grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher. The varsity boys basketball team ranked first statewide in the 6A classification with an average 3.63 grade […]

Helping at KLL Park

Helping at KLL Park

By LYNDON A. ZAITZ Of the Keizertimes A small army of volunteers attacked a reconstruction project at Keizer Little League Park to repair damaged infrastructure on Saturday, March 1. Keizer resident Danielle Bethell took on the repair as part of  her Rotary Club project. With reports of the damage caused by vandalism in the media […]

Empty spaces

Empty spaces

It has been suggested that, once formed, members of the proposed Keizer Economic Development Commission (KEDC) get on a bus and take an inventory of vacant office and retail spaces in the city, as one of their duties. In our view a bus nor a commission is needed to see what office and retail spaces […]

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