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Pedestrian flags get another look

Pedestrian flags get another look

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes It would be hard to find a Keizer pedestrian or motorist who hasn’t been frustrated by the state of pedestrian crossings on River Road North. At its meeting Thursday, Jan. 12, the Keizer Traffic Safety, Bikeways and Pedestrian Committee (TBP) revisited the issue. In early 2016, the committee […]

Help needed for area homeless count

Help needed for area homeless count

Community Action Agency is looking for volunteers to help conduct its annual homeless count. The count will be conducted Wednesday, Jan. 25, and interested volunteers will need to attend a training Monday, Jan. 23, at 5:30 p.m. The training will be hosted by First Nazarene Church on Market Street in Salem. Volunteers are need from […]

Judge: HOA discriminated against resident

Judge: HOA discriminated against resident

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes For the second time in six years, the McNary Estates Home Owners Association (HOA) was found to have discriminated against a disabled resident – this time for refusing to accommodate parking of a RV deemed medically necessary for a woman suffering from a variety of ailments. U.S. District […]

Former neighbors say mother’s troubles the result of alcohol, drugs

Former neighbors say mother’s troubles the result of alcohol, drugs

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When Jason and Katie Lawrence moved into 2660B Edison Street in Eugene in late 2011, they couldn’t help but notice the memorial hanging on the fence of their neighbor’s home in 2660A. The memorial was for Colby Casto, the older brother of 12-year-old Caden Berry whose mother is […]

Tax vs. fee

Tax vs. fee

How should a parks surcharge be classified?

Mother charged in son’s death

Mother charged in son’s death

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A 12-year-old Keizer boy was found dead by Keizer police officers on Saturday, Jan. 14, and his mother is charged with aggravated murder. Keizer Police Department officers were summoned to an apartment at 175 Garland Way North about 12:45 p.m. and found the Caden Berry unresponsive inside. The […]

Parks fee collection method takes fire

Parks fee collection method takes fire

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A Keizer City Council work session to launch the parks survey Monday, Jan. 9, turned contentious when one Keizer resident voiced adamant opposition to the idea of attaching a fee to water and sewer bills to create a dedicated parks fund. “I would rather you close three or […]

Roundabout cows get nod

Roundabout cows get nod

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A proposal to put recycled metal cow sculptures in the roundabout at Chemawa Road Northeast and Verda Lane Northeast received tentative approval at a Keizer Public Arts Committee KPAC meeting in December. Members of the committee addressed the proposal for a second time on Dec. 20. A few […]

Parks survey kick off January 9

Parks survey kick off January 9

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Keizer City Council and Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board are hosting a joint work session Monday, Jan. 9. The topic is a parks survey and parks board members are hoping to pack the room. “I would love to have to do this three times because we […]

Catch-and-release

Catch-and-release

Third time’s the charm in pulling car from Willamette

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