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Parks Board members avoid taking stance on cows issue

Parks Board members avoid taking stance on cows issue

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Eamon Bishop made the interested citizens part of a recent meeting live up to its name. What he was interested in, however, members of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board weren’t. Bishop, who in recent weeks has been among those advocating for city leaders to look at purchasing […]

maurices coming to Keizer

maurices coming to Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A new clothing store is coming to Keizer Station – plus another new restaurant. So far, only the name of the clothing store is being confirmed publicly. Minnesota-based maurices, a store for women in a variety of sizes, has confirmed it will be coming, but not when. “We are […]

Candidates spar in governor debate

Candidates spar in governor debate

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Dennis Richardson kept attacking. For the most part, Gov. John Kitzhaber steered clear of the attacks. The two candidates for governor sparred during their first debate last Friday, July 18 at the Salem Convention Center, as part of the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association’s annual summer conference. A number of […]

Cops nab tire slashers

Cops nab tire slashers

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Two Keizer teens were arrested for puncturing tires on 15 vehicles. Sgt. John Troncoso with the Keizer Police Department said a 15-year-old Keizer male was arrested along with a 16-year-old Keizer male. Troncoso said on Wednesday the younger juvenile is believed to be solely responsible for tires being punctured […]

Doing more with less

Doing more with less

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Recent discussion of Keizer’s salary survey and raises for city manager Chris Eppley and city attorney Shannon Johnson have brought a spotlight to the rather unique working conditions at Keizer City Hall – at least in comparison to comparable cities. As mentioned last week in the Keizertimes, there have […]

Report OKs cow park change

Report OKs cow park change

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The Keizer Hearings Officer’s report about a controversial land use change at the “cow park” on Verda Lane isn’t coming to the Keizer City Council until September. If the public hearing on the topic from last month is any indication, council chambers will be a busy place again on […]

Respecting their authority

Respecting their authority

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Usually a board responding to the Keizer City Council lets councilors have the final say. That is the case with the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. Usually. There is now an exception: the Parks Board’s new matching grant program. Last week, by a unanimous 5-0 vote (councilors Cathy […]

KSC still looking for fields at KRP

KSC still looking for fields at KRP

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Field space issues aren’t going away anytime soon for the Keizer Soccer Club (KSC). As such, club officials are hoping to move forward with plans for two soccer fields at Keizer Rapids Park. The idea was brought up last week during the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting. […]

Plan for sports facility outlined

Plan for sports facility outlined

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Picture this, if you will. Picture softball and baseball fields at Keizer Rapids Park, as well as a multi-use field for soccer, football and lacrosse. In addition, picture an adjoining indoor facility for indoor sports such as tennis and basketball, plus space for softball and baseball teams to use. […]

Egli questions salary survey

Egli questions salary survey

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Every three or so years, City of Keizer officials do a salary survey to determine pay ranges. The survey led to recent pay raises for city manager Chris Eppley and city manager Shannon Johnson. As mentioned last week in the Keizertimes, both Eppley got a 2.5 percent Cost of […]

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