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Probation only for attempted kidnapper called into question

Probation only for attempted kidnapper called into question

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Even the presiding judge seemed displeased with a plea deal in the attempted kidnappings of two Keizer teens in April. Judge Donald Abar told Cody Blackman, 31, of Keizer, that he did not understand the district attorney’s decision to let Blackman off with 60 months of probation and […]

Big Toy pesticide concerns muted

Big Toy pesticide concerns muted

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes When the orchard site was discussed as a possible location for the Big Toy play structure last year, most of the concern was the timing of getting the land within city limits. A less verbalized concern was the spraying of pesticides in the orchards where the filberts are harvested […]

Changed idea for next mural

Changed idea for next mural

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes So what will the mural at Town and Country Lanes look like? That’s a good question. As it was originally explained by members of the Keizer Public Arts Commission, the town’s second public mural – scheduled to be done this fall – was to include a variety of items, […]

Budget coming to council Monday

Budget coming to council Monday

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes On Monday, members of the Keizer City Council are expected to vote on the Fiscal Year 2015-16 budget. The $38 million budget was combed over in three meetings earlier this month by the 14-member Keizer Budget Committee, which includes the six city councilors plus mayor Cathy Clark. In addition […]

MHS student in coma after crash

MHS student in coma after crash

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A McNary High School student remained in critical condition this week following a savage crash just after school was released for Memorial Day weekend last Friday, May 22. The two-vehicle crash happened just after 2:30 p.m. on Lockhaven Drive North, near McClure Street North and involved three MHS juniors, […]

City website getting closer

City website getting closer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The City of Keizer’s new website will be much less cumbersome and better looking. The only question is the same one that’s dogged the project from the start: when will the site go live? Keizer City Councilors approved spending $15,800 on a new site last May. Evo Gov is […]

Amphitheater patio okayed

Amphitheater patio okayed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Last month, Jerry Nuttbrock’s proposal to build a patio at the Keizer Rapids Park amphitheater wasn’t approved, in part, because he was asking for too much. This month, Nuttbrock brought his revised plan with more exact cost estimates back to the Keizer Park and Recreation Advisory Board. This time, […]

Cow pasture issue to come up again

Cow pasture issue to come up again

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In some form, the proposal for new apartments at Keizer’s “cow pasture” will come back before the Keizer City Council. The question is when and which proposal. In a vote that surprised many, councilors denied a proposal from developer Mark Grenz last fall to build 120 new apartments at […]

Council OKs veterinarian zone change

Council OKs veterinarian zone change

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A veterinarian’s plan to move to a bigger building in Keizer has the blessing of the Keizer City Council. Dr. Leanne West Eggert, owner of Creekside Veterinary Clinic at 5456 River Road North, requested a change in city zoning codes late last year to allow her and husband/practice manager […]

Jim Taylor talks of KFD issues

Jim Taylor talks of KFD issues

In last week’s edition of the Keizertimes, answers from Keizer Fire District Board candidate Jim Taylor were missing. Taylor is running against Betty Hart for Position 5 on the board. Taylor recently stepped away from his role on the Keizer City Council. Hart is the wife of former Keizer Fire Board director Mike Hart. We […]

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