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Keizerite honored as lifesaver

Keizerite honored as lifesaver

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A recent lifesaving act made Tuesday’s meeting of the Keizer Fire Board interesting. Directors and Fire Chief Jeff Cowan admitted that there was little else on the agenda, but it was the night Katie Capon, a former paramedic for the Fire Department, received a plaque for reviving longtime Keizer […]

Maurices open in Keizer Station

Maurices open in Keizer Station

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A new clothing store has opened in Keizer Station. The maurices store, between Old Navy and the soon-to-open Chipotle Mexican Grill, quietly opened recently. “It was a March 27 opening,” store manager Koreen Terwilleger said. “We had a grand opening celebration the day we opened. We are happy to […]

City council nixes letter regarding state bike fees

City council nixes letter regarding state bike fees

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Members of the Keizer City Council won’t be sending a letter regarding bicycle legislation. At the March 26 Keizer Traffic Safety/Bikeways/Pedestrian Committee meeting, committee members approved a motion for councilors and Mayor Cathy Clark to send a letter to legislators opposing proposed Senate Bills 177 and 551, which would […]

Candidates speak at WKNA meeting

Candidates speak at WKNA meeting

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s busy around Keizer. The annual Iris Festival is just around the corner, the Big Toy project is less than two months away from being built and budget season is going at full throttle (see related story, page A1). It’s also a busy election time. Candidates for seats in […]

KRP disc golf getting a redo

KRP disc golf getting a redo

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer Rapids Park should be a busy place in June. Starting on June 10, a horde of community volunteers are expected to descend upon the park to build the Big Toy play structure over a five-day period. Elsewhere at the park June 10, others will be redoing the Keizer […]

Long-term plans, short-term concerns

Long-term plans, short-term concerns

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Monday night was the annual preview of long-term funding options for the city. Among the topics discussed was a ranking of possible new positions to add down the road. At the same time, immediate funding questions have come into focus – including one that could cut a popular new […]

McLeod gives housing update at Keizer Rotary

McLeod gives housing update at Keizer Rotary

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes First one on the market wins. Longtime local real estate agent Amy McLeod gave an update on the local housing market during a recent Keizer Rotary luncheon. McLeod said there is plenty of demand for housing and gave some figures to back it up. “We increased home sales 18.4 […]

Amphitheater expenses approved

Amphitheater expenses approved

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There were questions about receipts dating back to 2010 and meals at fast food restaurants. Ultimately, however, Keizer City Councilors agreed to reimburse Keizer Rotary Amphitheater LLC up to $2,000 for expenditures in excess of revenue brought in by the amphitheater at Keizer Rapids Park last year. Clint Holland, […]

Code enforcement position returns

Code enforcement position returns

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes History is repeating itself at Keizer City Hall. Starting next week, the city will have a code enforcement person again. Ben Crosby is scheduled to begin as Keizer’s newest employee next Monday, April 13. Machell DePina, Keizer’s human resources manager, said Crosby’s pay will be $21.06 per hour – […]

Consultant likes Big Toy

Consultant likes Big Toy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The Big Toy project is in good shape. That is the assessment of Bill Hugill, a consultant with New York-based Leathers and Associates, the consultant guiding the community build play structure to be built at Keizer Rapids Park over a five-day period from June 10 to 14. Hugill was […]

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