Archive for the Category ‘General’

Cowan talks of levy, election at GGNA meeting

Cowan talks of levy, election at GGNA meeting

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Things have been a bit busy lately at the Keizer Fire District. Fire chief Jeff Cowan gave a brief report on his department’s activity and future plans during the March 19 Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association meeting. For example, Cowan told of how the KFD has used funding from the […]

KPAC ready for mural meeting

KPAC ready for mural meeting

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Want to be the artist that helps design Keizer’s next public mural? If so, remember this date: Tuesday, March 31 at 6 p.m. at Keizer Civic Center. That’s when the newly renamed Keizer Public Arts Commission (KPAC) will host a Call to Artists Mural Planning meeting. KPAC members Jill […]

Riding with KPD’s Officer Anderson

Riding with KPD’s Officer Anderson

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes So what’s it like being a cop in Keizer these days? Carrie Anderson, a 20-year veteran at the Keizer Police Department, can tell you no two days are alike. Last week the Keizertimes took an in-depth look at changes within the KPD, especially in regards to a shift towards […]

Bicyclist recovering after hit

Bicyclist recovering after hit

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer’s John Henry Maurice had plans to compete in some bicycle competitions this summer. Those plans appear to be on hold for now, as the main emphasis for the 59-year-old is recovery. As a result, longtime friend Carolyn Homan could be making changes to her usual Friday plans. Maurice […]

Pearson pleads guilty in murder case

Pearson pleads guilty in murder case

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The son accused in the murder of his mom and the attempted murder of his dad has pled guilty. Brett Angus Pearson, 18, pled guilty on Thursday morning to one count of aggravated murder, one count of attempted murder with a firearm and one count of conspiracy to commit […]

Nuttbrock proposes to spruce up what he built

Nuttbrock proposes to spruce up what he built

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Jerry Nuttbrock is quite familiar with the Keizer Rotary Amphitheater at Keizer Rapids Park. After all, he helped build it and he lives pretty close to it. Now, Nuttbrock wants to class it up. “I’ve been looking for a project to sink my teeth into since doing the amphitheater,” […]

Plans progress for sand volleyball courts

Plans progress for sand volleyball courts

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In terms of new amenities at Keizer Rapids Park, most of the attention has been paid to the upcoming Big Toy playground project. That’s not the only amenity being worked on, however. Last September, Hans Schneider pledged his willingness to put in a new sand volleyball court at KRP. […]

Everything you wanted to know about the Big Toy

Everything you wanted to know about the Big Toy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In case you haven’t heard, a big playground is coming to Keizer soon. If things go according to plan, the Big Toy will be built in June. The project has had some issues, such as a nine-month delay and a controversy over the location that lasted most of 2014. […]

A look inside the Keizer Police Department’s strategic shift

A look inside the Keizer Police Department’s strategic shift

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The Keizer Police Department is all about the POP. Since John Teague returned to the KPD and took over as police chief in the fall of 2013, a shift has been accelerating. With the shift, problem-oriented policing (POP) is now a way of life at the department. In simple […]

CRU cracking down on Keizer Station theft

CRU cracking down on Keizer Station theft

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In the past, the Community Response Unit of the Keizer Police Department was focused on drugs. Since being brought back early last year, CRU’s scope has expanded. One of those expansions has been the Organized Retail Crime position, targeted at ongoing thefts at businesses in Keizer – particularly at […]

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