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Hohnbaum goes off on plans

Hohnbaum goes off on plans

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The recently introduced plans for Area C of Keizer Station have been met by a familiar foe. Kevin Hohnbaum, who has fought previous Area C proposal on behalf of the Keep Keizer Livable (KKL) neighborhood group, has filed a formal protest against the revised Area C plans. Last month, […]

Three arrested in drug bust

Three arrested in drug bust

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Three adults were arrested in a Keizer Police Department drug bust on Wednesday – with one arrested while her two young children were home. The two boys, ages 4 and 7, have been placed in the care of a relative by a Department of Human Services case worker. Erin […]

New group takes up River Road visioning

New group takes up River Road visioning

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Remember getting homework on the first day of school? Members of the Keizer Economic Development Commission (KEDC) can identify. The group met for the first time at noon on Election Day, Nov. 4 at Keizer Civic Center. Before the group adjourned, chair and mayor-elect Cathy Clark had already given […]

Council casts eyes to more public art

Council casts eyes to more public art

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Public art could be spreading in Keizer. Earlier this year the first public mural in the city was done at Keizer Florist on Chemawa Road. Art could be coming to River Road next. Keizer City Councilors unanimously approved an ordinance last week providing for public art and murals. Two […]

EDGA tackles how to bring them to Keizer

EDGA tackles how to bring them to Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes How can businesses be brought into Keizer? That was the hot topic during a recent Economic Development and Government Affairs (EDGA) committee meeting held at Keizer Civic Center. Christine Dieker, executive director of the Keizer Chamber of Commerce, suggested putting an economic development tab on both the chamber’s and […]

Award winning at 425 degrees

Award winning at 425 degrees

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes As the awards banquet continued, Dawn Schierman was getting frustrated. The manager of the Keizer Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza was at a company conference at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. recently with her boss, store owner Chris Copp. Copp convinced Schierman to come under the guise of vice […]

Ready to light up? Read this info first

Ready to light up? Read this info first

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes So recreational marijuana has been approved in Oregon. Time to get ready for Jan. 1, right? Not quite. Updated results from Monday show Measure 91 passed comfortably in the state as a whole, with 827,690 people (55.9 percent) in favor compared to 652,849 people (44.1 percent) against. In Marion […]

Meet Mayor Cathy

Meet Mayor Cathy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer, meet your new mayor. Cathy Clark, a Keizer City Councilor since 2006, ran unopposed to replace Lore Christopher as the city’s top elected official in last week’s election. Christopher is thus wrapping up her seventh and final two-year term as mayor. Wrapping up her second full term as […]

Group wants to redo skate park

Group wants to redo skate park

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes For more than 15 years, skateboarders have been hanging out not far from city hall in Keizer. That’s because the Carlson Skate Park was opened at the Chalmers Jones Park behind city hall on Chemawa Road in July 1999. Steve and Charlane Carlson launched the idea for the skate […]

Keizer history lessons coming to social media

Keizer history lessons coming to social media

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes History could be meeting the future in Keizer. In recent years, members of the Keizer Points of Interest Committee (KPIC) have been working on an Oral History program, a series of video interviews with some of the key people in Keizer’s history. The program has had its fair share […]

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