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Splash Fountain hours (kinda) set

Splash Fountain hours (kinda) set

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Hoping to use Keizer’s Splash Fountain on Mondays and Tuesdays? Better hope for extreme heat. Next week might just qualify. A heat wave is expected to hit Keizer this weekend, with highs forecasted to be in the 90s through next week. That includes upper 90s on Monday and Tuesday. […]

Mom pleads guilty in fatal fire case

Mom pleads guilty in fatal fire case

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A Keizer mom has pleaded guilty in a case involving the death of her 4-year-old son. Niya Breann Sosa-Martinez, now 24, pleaded guilty to three charges earlier this month, including manslaughter in the first degree. Fire destroyed the apartment on Susan Court Sosa-Martinez shared with her two young children […]

Java Crew to aid ex-employee

Java Crew to aid ex-employee

Java Crew will donate June 26 profits from its six Keizer-Salem stores for medical care of former employee Kyrstle Carruthers who was struck by a drunk driver in Portland last month. Carruthers is in a coma at Legacy Emmanuel Hospital in Portland. Java Crew manager Tiffany Howe said customers can make additional donations at any […]

Council amends marijuana permit process

Council amends marijuana permit process

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A relatively simple question split the Keizer City Council on Monday. The first question didn’t cause the issue: should a permit for a medical marijuana facility in Keizer expire each June 30 – regardless of when it was issued – as the ordinance approved last year reads, or should […]

Officer honored for saving life

Officer honored for saving life

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The first time Keizer Police Department Officer Andrew Phelps met the Clason family, it was not a good situation. Tammy Clason had called 9-1-1 on March 1 because her husband, 60-year-old Glen Clason, wasn’t breathing. Phelps was the first responder to the call and administered CPR until medics from […]

WE DID IT: The Big Toy

WE DID IT: The Big Toy

There was plenty of pride and spirit on display as the Big Toy was built starting last Wednesday, June 10. There were also the volunteers, completing Keizer’s motto. The only problem was not quite enough volunteers. As a result, the scheduled 5 p.m. soft opening on Sunday, June 14 didn’t take place. Instead, project leaders […]

One sent to hospital in head-on crash

One sent to hospital in head-on crash

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A head-on crash Thursday afternoon on River Road sent one driver to the hospital. Personnel with the Keizer Police Department and Keizer Fire District responded to a report of a head-on crash shortly before 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 11. The crash occurred on River Road North at the intersection […]

No fight over city budget

No fight over city budget

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Just like that, a $40 million budget was approved. Keizer City Councilors had nine public hearings on Monday evening, most of which didn’t take much time. That was true of the last one, which concerned the Fiscal Year 2015-16 budget. Councilors made up half of the Keizer Budget Committee, […]

Build time around corner for Big Toy

Build time around corner for Big Toy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes More than two years later, there was a sense of nearing the end of the road. Tuesday night marked the last regular meeting of the Community Build Task Force, formed in early 2013 as plans got underway for what became known as the Big Toy play structure. The Big […]

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 […]

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