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Man arrested after multiple crimes

Man arrested after multiple crimes

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The entire incident didn’t take long, but plenty of crimes were committed in the short matter of time. James Rodney Hill III, 24, was arrested Sunday night on multiple charges after initially slipping away from Keizer Police Department officers at the Keizer Station Target. Hill was charged with criminal […]

Bud Pierce is named parade grand marshal

Bud Pierce is named parade grand marshal

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The doctor is in the car. Bud Pierce, a longtime medical cancer doctor and 2016 candidate for Oregon governor, has been named grand marshal of the Dec. 12 Festival of Lights Holiday Parade in Keizer. Next Saturday’s 7 p.m. parade down River Road isn’t just a normal event: this […]

Keizer climber dies on Mt. Jefferson

Keizer climber dies on Mt. Jefferson

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A climber who died on a hike on Mt. Jefferson over the weekend was a man with Keizer connections. Tommy Fountain, 32, and wife Alison, 29, were climbing Mt. Jefferson on Sunday when authorities say Tommy fell into a crevasse. Sgt. Chris Baldridge with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office […]

Bids come in low for roundabout

Bids come in low for roundabout

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Like it or not, a roundabout is one step closer to coming at Chemawa Road and Verda Lane. Bids for the project were opened last week by Oregon Department of Transportation officials. The project is expected to start next summer, having been delayed a couple of times. Bill Lawyer, […]

Gahlsdorf stepping down after 18 years

Gahlsdorf stepping down after 18 years

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Shortly after the new year starts, Susan Gahlsdorf will finish her transition plan. Gahlsdorf, Keizer’s Finance Director for the last 18 years, confirmed to the Keizertimes this week she is retiring. “I am leaving after 18 years with the city,” Gahlsdorf said on Tuesday. “January 8 will be my […]

Keizerites push for WinCo

Keizerites push for WinCo

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Ever since word came out during the summer about the Keizer Haggen closing, the question has been what grocery store chain could come to town? Speculation and interest ramped up even more when the Haggen – formerly an Albertsons – closed in late September. With Safeway the only grocery […]

Parks district in Keizer’s future?

Parks district in Keizer’s future?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes An old topic was brought up again Tuesday. Through much of 2013, members of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board discussed various ways of securing more funding for Keizer parks. At the end of the year, then-mayor Lore Christopher splashed cold water on the idea and implored Parks […]

‘They won’t change on their own’

‘They won’t change on their own’

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Sometimes it starts with the prescription painkiller. Sometimes it is youth wanting to experiment. Sometimes it is curiosity about the old bottle sitting in the medical cabinet. Sgt. Bob Trump and Officer James Young with the Keizer Police Department’s Community Response Unit (CRU) know there are various ways people […]

Shopping cart ordinance passed

Shopping cart ordinance passed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A more business-friendly shopping cart ordinance has been approved by the Keizer City Council. The issue of complaints related to shopping carts being left in neighborhoods was brought up in September, but councilor Brandon Smith objected to some of the requirements as proposed. Based on the feedback, councilor Marlene […]

Transit measure fails; KFD levy approved

Transit measure fails; KFD levy approved

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Yes to fire trucks, no to more bus service. Area voters rejected the Salem-Keizer Transit District’s Measure 24-388 on Tuesday, which called for a 0.21 percent payroll tax to bring in approximately $5 million in new funding. Initial results released Tuesday night by the Marion County Clerk’s Office showed […]

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