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‘I can’t find fault’

‘I can’t find fault’

Council gives thumbs up to apartments at cow pasture

Keizer Chamber seeking to reignite holiday parade

Keizer Chamber seeking to reignite holiday parade

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Keizer Chamber of Commerce is picking up the torch of the holiday lights parade. “The chamber has gotten a lot of calls since it was announced that the holiday parade was ending and we sat down with the board a couple of weeks ago and had a […]

HOA lawsuit rachets up

HOA lawsuit rachets up

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A lawsuit filed against the McNary Estates Homeowners Association (HOA) citing violation of state and federal fair housing laws has escalated to a new level. The HOA refused to provide accommodations for a family with a disabled daughter in 2015 and it eventually ended with the family selling […]

Parks survey finally approved

Parks survey finally approved

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The final draft of a survey intended for Keizer residents regarding the state of city parks paints in stark relief the need for additional funding. The survey was the hottest topic of discussion for the fourth consecutive month at the Keizer Parks Advisory Board meeting Tuesday, Sept. 13. […]

Bunco tournament headed to Keizer Civic Center

Bunco tournament headed to Keizer Civic Center

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A large bunco tournament – and fundraiser for Salem Health Foundation’s breast cancer fund – is headed to the Keizer Civic Center Oct. 1. The Alyssa Malchow Breast Cancer Fund is signing up players for the event and seeking sponsors and prizes. The Alyssa Malchow Fund was established […]

Council gets boot-on-the-ground view of park troubles

Council gets boot-on-the-ground view of park troubles

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes City leaders got a closer look at four of Keizer’s 19 parks during a city council work session Monday, Sept. 12. Conversation ran the gamut of lowlights and highlights, with one concern repeated over and over again: the longer the wait, the more repairs are going to cost. […]

‘Cow pasture’ rezone draws more detraction

‘Cow pasture’ rezone draws more detraction

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Keizer residents continued a drumbeat of opposition to a proposed rezoning of the area commonly known as “the cow pasture” in documents submitted to the city. Residents had until Monday, Aug. 29, to submit rebuttals to the new evidence provided by the Herber family, the owners of the […]

Freeman will run unopposed

Freeman will run unopposed

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When Kim Freemen was considering replacing a city councilor who resigned after only a couple of months in office, her first question to those already holding a position on the city council was how much work it would take. “The responses I got were anywhere from two to […]

Citing censorship, council denies fast pass for ‘trusted’ art exhibitors

Citing censorship, council denies fast pass for ‘trusted’ art exhibitors

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes There will not be a trusted vendor program for organization hoping to display work in the Keizer Civic Center. At least not yet. Lore Christopher of the Keizer’s Public Arts Commission (KPAC) presented the Keizer City Council with a plan to expedite approval of artwork from organizations with […]

The race is on for city council

The race is on for city council

In November, Keizer residents will get the chance to vote on three open city council seats, but only one will be a contested race. Keizertimes spoke with the candidates for Position 1, Allen Barker and Laura Reid, about their visions for the city and what they think they can bring to a role on the […]

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