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Want a marijuana shop? Be first

Want a marijuana shop? Be first

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes First come, first served. That’s the gist of a ruling Keizer City Councilors made Monday night in regard to an amendment for the recreational marijuana retailer permit ordinance. The ordinance was adopted by councilors at their previous meeting on Jan. 19. For the most part the city followed state […]

Mayor, two city councilors to run again; Koho done

Mayor, two city councilors to run again; Koho done

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Looking to run for a seat on the Keizer City Council this fall? Odds are you’ll have competition. Mayor Cathy Clark and councilors Marlene Parsons and Kim Freeman all announced this week they are running again this fall. On the other hand, Dennis Koho, the current council president and […]

Water issue gets resolved at WMS

Water issue gets resolved at WMS

It took nearly two weeks, but an issue with the water at Whiteaker Middle School was finally resolved last week. Julia DeWitt, principal of the middle school located at 1605 Lockhaven Drive NE, said sediment was finally cleared and the water service interruption ended on Jan. 18. “The origin of the issue stemmed from a […]

Mark Caillier named Keizer’s First Citizen

Mark Caillier named Keizer’s First Citizen

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Two of the biggest projects completed in Keizer last year were the Big Toy play structure at Keizer Rapids Park and the new turf field at McNary High School. Mark Caillier managed the Big Toy project, while Danielle Bethell was the key person – along with Bob Zielinski – […]

Mayor gives update at WKNA

Mayor gives update at WKNA

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A neighborhood association meeting last week turned into a quasi state of the city address. Mayor Cathy Clark was the guest speaker at the West Keizer Neighborhood Association meeting Jan. 14 and gave an update on what’s happening around the town. Clark was elected to the Keizer City Council […]

Family files lawsuit vs. McNary Estates HOA

Family files lawsuit vs. McNary Estates HOA

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It started with a request last April. It ended with the Kuhn family leaving their longtime McNary Estates home in August and filing a lawsuit against the McNary Estates Homeowners Association. This marks the second time in less than five years the McNary Estates HOA has been sued over […]

Theft ring cracked on Marino Drive

Theft ring cracked on Marino Drive

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A neighborhood nuisance on Marino Drive is no more. Around 5 a.m. Tuesday, officers from various agencies served a search warrant at 555 Marino Drive North in Keizer and arrested Alexandria and Donnie Carpenter, Yvonne Connors and Rudy Sobremonte. Officers then spent the rest of the day processing the […]

Tony’s Kingdom moving

Tony’s Kingdom moving

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Keizer’s comic book and pop culture destination, Tony’s Kingdom of Comics, is moving locations. The store is moving from its current spot at Creekside Shopping Center to 3856 River Road N., between Thai Lotus and Teriyaki Town in Keizer Village. The last day at the current location will […]

Improvements for Palma Ciea Park sought by neighbors during meeting

Improvements for Palma Ciea Park sought by neighbors during meeting

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes At this time a year ago, the idea of Palma Ciea Park being sold and being turned into new housing was a distinct possibility. That changed when it was discovered the city doesn’t technically own the park land and thus couldn’t sell it. Now the park is getting a […]

Mural meeting an art extravaganza

Mural meeting an art extravaganza

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It was a mural meeting. It was also an art class. As well, it was a chance to do scaled drawings on the wall. Jill Hagen, project manager for the Keizer public mural being done on the north wall of Town & Country Lanes later this year, hosted a […]

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