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Saber-rattling Target sole holdout on hotel parking

Saber-rattling Target sole holdout on hotel parking

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When it comes to grievances about Keizer Station, parking availability rarely tops the list. However, Target is now the sole holdout preventing the construction of a new hotel in the area and its issue is parking. “The only reason Target has given for denying its approval is that […]

Pouring gas on home lands woman in cuffs

Pouring gas on home lands woman in cuffs

Keizer police arrested a Salem woman after responding to a disturbance call in the 1800 block of Jentif Court Northeast Tuesday, Sept. 27. Keizer police were summoned to the address about 9 p.m. by a resident who said his ex-girlfriend was outside the home throwing rocks and wood at the garage doors and windows. She […]

‘I didn’t ask for the new lighting’

‘I didn’t ask for the new lighting’

Lighting district sparks dissent

SPEAKING FOR THE TREE: Council denies heritage designation

SPEAKING FOR THE TREE: Council denies heritage designation

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When Roberta Schmechel spotted one of her neighborhood trees in the Keizertimes last week, she felt compelled to speak on its behalf at a Keizer City Council meeting Monday, Oct. 3. “We look up the street at this tree and it’s a beautiful, symmetrical tree,” Schmecnel said. “When […]

Doutt wins girls race, Honeyman and Martinez PR

Doutt wins girls race, Honeyman and Martinez PR

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary junior Kailey Doutt was looking forward to competing against South Salem sophomore Anna Chau and North Salem junior Madison Willhoft, two of the top runners in the Greater Valley Conference, Wednesday, Oct. 5 at Bush Park. But she’ll have to wait. Willhoft missed the race with the flu […]

Keizer boys ticketed after clown scare

Keizer boys ticketed after clown scare

The clown scare sweeping the nation hit Keizer Thursday, Oct. 6. Keizer police ticketed two 14-year-olds for disorderly conduct after conspiring to scare a pair of women at the Salem Clinic urgent care office at 5900 Inland Shores Way N. About 8:15 p.m., officers responded to the report of a clown chasing two women back […]

Keizer man jailed after armed robbery

Keizer man jailed after armed robbery

Acting on several anonymous tips, Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) deputies arrested a Keizer man in connection with a robbery of a convenience store. Around 2 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, an adult black male wearing Nike batting gloves and a gas mask entered the Center Market at 237 N 2nd Street in Jefferson. The […]

Tree dispute lands in city council’s lap

Tree dispute lands in city council’s lap

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The fate of a giant sequoia on private property might rest in the hands of the Keizer City Council. On Monday, Oct. 3, the council will hold a public hearing on whether to extend heritage status to the tree on Dennis Lane North and prevent it from being […]

Feds tighten stormwater regs, costs likely to rise

Feds tighten stormwater regs, costs likely to rise

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Talking about stormwater management isn’t going to make you friends at dinner, but it can have a substantial impact on the route you might take to get to the party. A few years ago, residents were navigating some sections of River Road North with almost six inches of […]

Man caught mid-shave in strangers’ home

Man caught mid-shave in strangers’ home

A Woodburn man was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 27, after he was discovered shaving in the home of a Keizer couple. Keizer police officers responded to the report of a burglary at 5:45 p.m. in the 5700 block of Kalmia Drive N.E. The husband had recently returned home and found a stranger in a bathroom shaving […]

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