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Thatchers address ODOT issues

Thatchers address ODOT issues

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A Keizer politician running for a new state senate seat continues to feel she is being retaliated against by a state agency she used to do business with. Kim Thatcher, owner of both KT Contracting and Highway Specialties based in Brooks, said the issues stem from a 2005 project […]

No new officer for you, KPD

No new officer for you, KPD

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Plans to add a new Keizer Police Department traffic officer midway through the 2014-15 fiscal year came with a big asterisk. That asterisk was recently popped and thus there is not sufficient funding to add the officer position. Susan Gahlsdorf, Finance director for Keizer, confirmed PERS (Public Employees Retirement […]

Herrera lawsuit continues

Herrera lawsuit continues

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A former city employee is continuing his legal battle with a local restaurant, as a result of a 2011 confrontation that cost him his job. Roland Herrera, a 19-year employee with the Public Works department of the City of Keizer, filed a lawsuit in 2012 against C&M Victor Company, […]

Carhartt opens in Keizer Station

Carhartt opens in Keizer Station

Carhartt, a retailer of men’s and women’s workwear, opened the doors to its second Oregon-based company-owned retail store last Friday, Oct. 3 at 6385 Ulali Drive NE Suite 101 in Keizer Station Village Center. “One of our very first company-owned retail locations opened in Portland a few years ago and has been very successful, so […]

Trio is honored for 25 years of service at KPD

Trio is honored for 25 years of service at KPD

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Jeff Kuhns can still remember being on a call with partner John Troncoso, when both were detectives at the Keizer Police Department. The two both started at KPD on Oct. 1, 1989 – two of the nine officers who started that day including John Teague, who returned to the […]

A marijuana extravaganza

A marijuana extravaganza

One council meeting, four talks on drugs

KPIC, Bluhm to point out key trees

KPIC, Bluhm to point out key trees

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s been documented how well Wilbur Bluhm knows trees, including all 241 kinds in Keizer. After all, it was the retired horticulturist Bluhm who spent the summers of 2011 and 2012 going down every street in Keizer, identifying every type of tree in town. That work was done at […]

Chemawa Road scheduled to be paved late next week

Chemawa Road scheduled to be paved late next week

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The Chemawa Road reconstruction project is finally nearing an end. Dependent upon weather, of course. Bill Lawyer, Public Works director for Keizer, announced on Wednesday the paving of Chemawa Road North is currently scheduled for next Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 9 to 11. “There will be delays as paving […]

What makes a park?

What makes a park?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes On the surface, it may have looked like adults huddled together with pieces of paper. But it was more than that. About two dozen people showed up for a design charette at Keizer Civic Center Sept. 27 to discuss potential new amenities for 28 additional acres at Keizer Rapids […]

Armed car robber gets 17-year sentence

Armed car robber gets 17-year sentence

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The man charged with robbing an armored car in Keizer back in March won’t be pulling off such antics anytime soon. That’s for two reasons. One, Anthony Samuel White was shot and paralyzed while trying to pull off a similar stunt in Eugene a few days after making an […]

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