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Council casts eyes to more public art

Council casts eyes to more public art

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Public art could be spreading in Keizer. Earlier this year the first public mural in the city was done at Keizer Florist on Chemawa Road. Art could be coming to River Road next. Keizer City Councilors unanimously approved an ordinance last week providing for public art and murals. Two […]

EDGA tackles how to bring them to Keizer

EDGA tackles how to bring them to Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes How can businesses be brought into Keizer? That was the hot topic during a recent Economic Development and Government Affairs (EDGA) committee meeting held at Keizer Civic Center. Christine Dieker, executive director of the Keizer Chamber of Commerce, suggested putting an economic development tab on both the chamber’s and […]

Award winning at 425 degrees

Award winning at 425 degrees

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes As the awards banquet continued, Dawn Schierman was getting frustrated. The manager of the Keizer Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza was at a company conference at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. recently with her boss, store owner Chris Copp. Copp convinced Schierman to come under the guise of vice […]

Ready to light up? Read this info first

Ready to light up? Read this info first

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes So recreational marijuana has been approved in Oregon. Time to get ready for Jan. 1, right? Not quite. Updated results from Monday show Measure 91 passed comfortably in the state as a whole, with 827,690 people (55.9 percent) in favor compared to 652,849 people (44.1 percent) against. In Marion […]

Meet Mayor Cathy

Meet Mayor Cathy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer, meet your new mayor. Cathy Clark, a Keizer City Councilor since 2006, ran unopposed to replace Lore Christopher as the city’s top elected official in last week’s election. Christopher is thus wrapping up her seventh and final two-year term as mayor. Wrapping up her second full term as […]

Group wants to redo skate park

Group wants to redo skate park

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes For more than 15 years, skateboarders have been hanging out not far from city hall in Keizer. That’s because the Carlson Skate Park was opened at the Chalmers Jones Park behind city hall on Chemawa Road in July 1999. Steve and Charlane Carlson launched the idea for the skate […]

Keizer history lessons coming to social media

Keizer history lessons coming to social media

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes History could be meeting the future in Keizer. In recent years, members of the Keizer Points of Interest Committee (KPIC) have been working on an Oral History program, a series of video interviews with some of the key people in Keizer’s history. The program has had its fair share […]

Town & Country to be honored with Crystal Apple

Town & Country to be honored with Crystal Apple

Don Lebold, owner of Town & Country Bowling Center, got a surprise visit from representatives of the Salem-Keizer Education Foundation Thursday, Oct. 30. Krina Lee, executive director of SKEF, was there to inform Lebold that Town & Country would be honored with the fifth annual Crystal Apple Business Partnership Award. Lebold and his wife, Ann, […]

Parks Board rewards Hidden Creek neighbors with grant

Parks Board rewards Hidden Creek neighbors with grant

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s somewhat of a surprise Chicago music wasn’t suddenly playing. After all, members the Hidden Creek Neighborhood Association were being hailed as the inspiration. Or maybe it was a Saturday in the park? JT Hager and Frank Salerno came to last month’s Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting […]

Questions delay funding

Questions delay funding

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes After questions were raised about a lack of bidding for services, Keizer city manager Chris Eppley announced last week funding for a project is on hold. The Keizertimes started asking questions Oct. 30 after looking through the agenda packet for Monday’s Keizer City Council meeting. One of the items […]

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