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1 dead in apartment fire

1 dead in apartment fire

At least one person is confirmed dead in a fire at the Susan Court Apartments at 1178 Candlewood Drive N.E. in Keizer. The fire started in a fourplex at the apartment complex Friday afternoon. Units from the Keizer Fire District, Salem Fire and Keizer Police responded. When Keizer Fire arrived on the scene one of […]

New Area C plans rolled out

New Area C plans rolled out

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There’s no retail in these Area C plans. Plans were submitted to the City of Keizer last month for apartments and a senior living center in Keizer Station Area C. The issue is expected to be brought to the Keizer City Council in early December. Before that, project proponents […]

Candidates, park talk at WKNA

Candidates, park talk at WKNA

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes City council candidates and Keizer Rapids Park talk filled the West Keizer Neighborhood Association meeting on Oct. 9. Councilor Cathy Clark, running unopposed for mayor, was on hand along with council candidates Roland Herrera and Matt Chappell. Chappell’s opponent, Amy Ripp, was unable to attend, nor was unopposed Brandon […]

Candidates spar at chamber forum

Candidates spar at chamber forum

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Minimum wage and mandatory sick leave are two business concerns drawing attention. Questions about both were asked to five political candidates Tuesday at a Keizer Chamber of Commerce luncheon forum at the Keizer Quality Suites. State Representative House District 25 hopefuls Chuck Lee and Bill Post were in attendance, […]

Q&As with House District 25 candidates: Bill Post

Q&As with House District 25 candidates: Bill Post

EDITOR’S NOTE: With ballots arriving at Keizer homes, Keizertimes News Editor Craig Murphy and Publisher Lyndon Zaitz recently sat down with candidates for the local contested races: Oregon House District 25 race, State Senate District 13 seat and Keizer City Council No. 5 seat. The candidates’ responses are being presented in a question-and-answer format. Why […]

Q&As with House District 25 candidates: Chuck Lee

Q&As with House District 25 candidates: Chuck Lee

EDITOR’S NOTE: With ballots arriving at Keizer homes, Keizertimes News Editor Craig Murphy and Publisher Lyndon Zaitz recently sat down with candidates for the local contested races: Oregon House District 25 race, State Senate District 13 seat and Keizer City Council No. 5 seat. The candidates’ responses are being presented in a question-and-answer format. Why […]

Formal action taken on Herber property

Formal action taken on Herber property

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes With a bit of hesitation, Keizer City Councilors formally denied a proposal regarding the Herber Farm property, aka the cow pasture at Verda Lane an Chemawa Road. Councilors approved the motion 7-0 at their Oct. 6 meeting, following a similar vote at the Sept. 2 council meeting. Mark Grenz […]

Henson resigns MCFD post

Henson resigns MCFD post

The chief of Marion County Fire District No. 1 tendered his resignation to the board of directors after the board’s monthly meeting Oct. 8. Chief Kevin Henson will continue to serve as chief through Oct. 31. “Chief Henson has shown more determination and dedication to facilitating change in this fire district than any fire chief […]

Candidate’s business partner facing charges

Candidate’s business partner facing charges

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer City Council candidate Amy Ripp’s business partner has been charged with four counts of sexual abuse, but Ripp is standing by her partner. Ripp is running against Matt Chappell for the No. 5 council seat, the only contested race of four in the city this fall. A check […]

Parks Board pegs Big Toy site

Parks Board pegs Big Toy site

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The Big Toy has a location at Keizer Rapids Park. Again. For now. On Tuesday night, members of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board selected sites for various amenities in the expanded 28 acres of land that has been discussed as part of the Urban Growth Boundary at […]

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