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For the active retirees

For the active retirees

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Yes, another retirement community is being planned for Keizer. But developers of the Village at Keizer Ridge assisted living and memory care facility believe their building will fill a niche. Greg Roderick, president and CEO of Portland-based Frontier Management, gave the Keizertimes an update on plans last week along […]

Lone contested city council race heats up in an interesting way

Lone contested city council race heats up in an interesting way

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There is only one contested Keizer City Council race this year, but it’s providing some unexpected drama. Three council seats and the mayoral seat are up this year. But of those four, three outcomes can be predicted with a high degree of certainty before the results are announced Tuesday […]

Area C proposal shown

Area C proposal shown

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Representatives for two companies hoping to build separate facilities in Keizer Station Area C are pooling resources to put in necessary infrastructure. Such infrastructure would improve traffic flow and benefit possible future development. However, both representatives made it clear their companies have no interest in developing the commercial part […]

Mom texted while child died

Mom texted while child died

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The situation was tragic enough to begin with. Details that have emerged since a 4-year-old boy died in an Oct. 24 Keizer apartment fire have made the situation even more tragic. At the same time, more questions are being asked. Early last Saturday morning, 23-year-old Niya Breann Sosa-Martinez was […]

Q&As with Senate District 13 candidate: Ryan Howard

Q&As with Senate District 13 candidate: Ryan Howard

EDITOR’S NOTE: With ballots arriving at Keizer homes, Keizertimes News Editor Craig Murphy and Publisher Lyndon Zaitz recently sat down with candidates for the local contested races: Oregon House District 25 race, State Senate District 13 seat and Keizer City Council No. 5 seat. The candidates’ responses are being presented in a question-and-answer format. Longer […]

Q&As with Senate District 13 candidate: Kim Thatcher

Q&As with Senate District 13 candidate: Kim Thatcher

EDITOR’S NOTE: With ballots arriving at Keizer homes, Keizertimes News Editor Craig Murphy and Publisher Lyndon Zaitz recently sat down with candidates for the local contested races: Oregon House District 25 race, State Senate District 13 seat and Keizer City Council No. 5 seat. The candidates’ responses are being presented in a question-and-answer format. Why […]

Council makes change with Bair Park cell tower rent

Council makes change with Bair Park cell tower rent

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Revenue from a cell tower in Bair Park will be paid back to Keizer’s water fund over a 10-year period. The action was approved 5-1 at the Keizer City Council meeting on Monday night. Cathy Clark voted against the motion, while Dennis Koho was absent. Bair Park had originally […]

Campaigning at GGNA

Campaigning at GGNA

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Another month, more candidates at a Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association meeting. Expect the scene to be repeated once again next month. On Oct. 16, candidates in three political races spoke at the monthly GGNA meeting at Gubser Elementary School: 5th District Congressman Rep. Kurt Schrader, state Senate District 13 […]

More questions around Ripp

More questions around Ripp

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Court records show Keizer City Council candidate Amy Ripp has a history of not paying collection agencies. Ripp is battling with Matt Chappell for the No. 5 council seat, the only of four open seats being contested this fall. Current councilor Cathy Clark is running unopposed for mayor in […]

City gets money to hire a traffic officer after all

City gets money to hire a traffic officer after all

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer is going to be hiring a traffic officer mid-year after all. As mentioned in the Keizertimes Oct. 10, the potential plan of hiring an additional officer for the Keizer Police Department was grounded since Public Employees Retirement Systems (PERS) cost increases came in too high. “If a stable […]

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