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Salem mayor-elect shares vision for Salem-Keizer

Salem mayor-elect shares vision for Salem-Keizer

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Salem’s mayor-elect, Chuck Bennett, stopped by the weekly Rotary Club of Keizer luncheon Thursday, Dec. 22, to talk about the ways Salem and Keizer can work together. Topics ranged from the future of the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) to transit and homelessness. Bennett reserved his harshest critique for […]

New store is Lego HQ in Keizer

New store is Lego HQ in Keizer

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Matthew Bauman, the franchise owner of the new Bricks & Minifigs on River Road North, knew that local Lego enthusiasts were looking forward to the store opening. Still, the response surprised him. “I was away from the shop for a little while on the first day and called […]

Eclipse event gets fee waivers

Eclipse event gets fee waivers

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes At its meeting Monday, Dec. 19, the Keizer City Council approved fee waivers totaling a little more than $1,000 for the upcoming Keizer Eclipse 2017. Totally! event. The Keizer Parks Foundation (KPF) is planning an event at Keizer Rapids Park to mark the passage of a total solar […]

Forest sale vote brings protest to Keizer

Forest sale vote brings protest to Keizer

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A hearing by the Oregon State Land Board regarding the potential sale of a state forest in southwest Oregon drew protests outside Keizer Civic Center Tuesday, Dec. 13. The board, consisting of Gov. Kate Brown, Secretary of State Jeanne Atkins and State Treasurer Ted Wheeler were expected to […]

Chimney smolders at funeral home

Chimney smolders at funeral home

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A chimney fire in the crematorium at Keizer Funeral Chapel on River Road North, kept crews from throughout the region busy Monday, Dec. 12. The Keizer Fire District, Marion County Fire District No. 1 and Salem Fire Department all responded to the call that came in shortly after […]

Council changes mind, absorbs some parade fees

Council changes mind, absorbs some parade fees

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes In its previous meeting, the Keizer City Council turned down a request by the Keizer Chamber to waive public works fees for the upcoming Holiday Lights Parade. On Monday, Dec. 5, the city council reversed course and voted 6-1 to absorb $1,300 for barricades and staff time by the […]

Parade returns Saturday

Parade returns Saturday

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Keizer Holiday Lights Parade, for the first time being run by the Keizer Chamber of Commerce, comes to Keizer at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. “I think there was some uncertainty as to whether we’d be able to pull it off, but I feel like it’s already […]

New signal intersection headed to Keizer Station

New signal intersection headed to Keizer Station

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Changes are in the works for the main route into Keizer Station, and the hope is that they help pave the way for more efficient bus routes and a potential movie theater. At its meeting Monday, Nov. 21, the Keizer City Council approved the city’s portion of funding […]

Reid defeats Barker

Reid defeats Barker

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The election counts are finally complete and McNary High School teacher Laura Reid will be Keizer’s next city councilor. According to the final cumulative totals, Reid edged out Allen Barker by 109 votes, 50.44 percent to 49.56 percent. Nearly 12,400 votes were cast for the two candidates in […]

City recognized for bicycle friendliness

City recognized for bicycle friendliness

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Keizer has earned an honorable mention as a bicycle-friendly city from the League of American Bicyclists (LAB). It was announced last week in Washington, D.C., that Keizer joined 33 other communities throughout the nation in the honorable mention category of recognition. Platinum, gold, silver and bronze designations are […]

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