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Comcast helping Big Toy project

Comcast helping Big Toy project

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A cable TV company learned about a big park project in Keizer thanks to e-mail. That led to Tim Goodman, director of Government Affairs for Comcast Cable in Oregon and Southwest Washington, publicly thanking Janet Carlson at the March 2 Keizer City Council meeting. Carlson, the Marion County commissioner, […]

Suspicious package closes River Road

Suspicious package closes River Road

A suspicious package was found late Monday afternoon at the Summer Breeze statue on River Road near Figaro’s. As a precaution, deputy chief Jeff Kuhns with the Keizer Police Department said River Road was closed from about 6:20 to 6:55 p.m. “We closed River Road to let the bomb squad use their robot to check […]

Keizer PD uses old Roth’s for training

Keizer PD uses old Roth’s for training

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Since the Roth’s grocery store closed in Keizer nearly three years ago, it hasn’t been unusual to see officers with the Keizer Police Department meet up in the parking lot. Inside the former grocery store, though? That hasn’t happened much. But that’s just what happened over a two-day period […]

Art interest picking up

Art interest picking up

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Things are filling up for the gallery at Keizer Civic Center. In the last couple of years, efforts have been made to get new art hanging at city hall on a rotating basis. That effort is paying off. Currently the Mid Valley Quilt Guild has work on display. The […]

Enrichment Academy packs them in at WMS

Enrichment Academy packs them in at WMS

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes At Whiteaker Middle School, 128 students are taking part in enrichment activities after school several days each week. Options run the gamut from sports like wrestling, volleyball and fencing to art and knitting clubs. “We now have 10 girls who have learned how to knit,” said Michele Husseman, […]

One day, two garage sales on tap for Aug. 1 in Keizer

One day, two garage sales on tap for Aug. 1 in Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Looking to do as many garage sales as possible in one day in Keizer? If so, remember this date: Saturday, Aug. 1. That is the date members of the Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association will be holding their third annual neighborhood-wide garage sale. That is also the date for the […]

Volcanoes paying for a volcano slide at Big Toy

Volcanoes paying for a volcano slide at Big Toy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It would be expected for any large structure like the Big Toy being planned for Keizer Rapids Park to have a slide or two. How can a slide get a Keizer twist? Well, a volcano slide would do the trick. Jerry Walker, owner of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes baseball team, […]

Boys to second round after Newberg scare

Boys to second round after Newberg scare

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes If the best-laid plans often go awry, the McNary High School varsity basketball team’s were also going sideways and pear-shaped Tuesday, March 3. The boys faced Newberg High School in the opening round of the state tournament and had to overcome more turbulence than most would have expected […]

Roundabout spun off to 2016

Roundabout spun off to 2016

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In between Groundhog’s Day and April Fool’s Day comes this update: a major construction project involving Chemawa Road in Keizer has been delayed. Previously, the Chemawa Road Reconstruction Project from River Road to Keizer Rapids Park was delayed multiple times before finally being completed late last year. Now, it’s […]

WKNA annual report presented

WKNA annual report presented

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It was a busy 2014 for the West Keizer Neighborhood Association. WKNA president Rhonda Rich gave an annual report to the Keizer City Council on Feb. 17 and touched on some highlights from her eight-page report. “We supported Urban Growth Boundary expansion and new land at Keizer Rapids Park, […]

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