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Keizer lawmakers react to resignation

Keizer lawmakers react to resignation

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes As Gov. John Kitzhaber announced his resignation Feb. 13, state Sen. Kim Thatcher (R-Keizer) had her hands full. With her 2-year-old grandson, that is. Yes, as an Oregon governor resigned under pressure for the first time in state history, Thatcher wasn’t at the capitol. “I wasn’t here on Friday,” […]

April opening for Gustav’s

April opening for Gustav’s

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Waiting for the new German restaurant to open in Keizer Station? You’ll have to wait just a little longer. Gustav’s German restaurants had originally planned to open its 5,500 square foot Bargarten this month. As work continues, that date has been pushed back. “The target date for opening is […]

Group still looking to redo skate park

Group still looking to redo skate park

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Plans to renovate the Carlson Skate Park at Chalmers Jones Park behind Keizer Civic Center are one step closer. That doesn’t mean anything is guaranteed, however. In November, Keizer’s Joe Bazan teamed up with the owners of Lincoln City-based Dreamland Skateparks and came to a Keizer Parks and Recreation […]

Swift reaction to governor’s resignation

Swift reaction to governor’s resignation

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There was a flurry of action and words this week as many in Oregon – particularly around the capitol building in Salem – waited to see if or when Governor John Kitzhaber would resign. Following months of controversy surrounding fiance’ Cylvia Hayes and the contracts she secured, pressure steadily […]

Kitzhaber to resign

Kitzhaber to resign

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Gov. John Kitzhaber won’t finish the fourth term he just started. Kitzhaber, who defeated Dennis Richardson in last fall’s election but has come under heavy fire since then for allegations centering around his fiancee Cylvia Hayes, announced on Friday he is resigning as Oregon’s governor. Kitzhaber’s resignation is effective […]

Roundabout coming in July

Roundabout coming in July

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Another road project involving Chemawa Road and the state has been pushed back. In this case, however, the delay is relatively minor. While delays pushed back the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Chemawa Road reconstruction project a couple of years – it was finally completed late last year – a […]

Money gap won’t deter the Big Toy

Money gap won’t deter the Big Toy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Four months can seem like a long time. Not when there is still plenty left to get done in four months, however. Such is the case with the Big Toy community build play structure project, set to be constructed June 10 to 14 at Keizer Rapids Park. The Community […]

Man crashes twice in minutes

Man crashes twice in minutes

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A Salem man was quite the crasher in Keizer on Monday night. Joseph Rickey Cradduck, 35, was arrested after fleeing from two crash scenes he caused. The first crash caused injuries to a 64-year-old Keizer woman, while the second damaged a fence, trees and a crosswalk pole. According to […]

Access to Northridge Park brought up at Parks Board meeting

Access to Northridge Park brought up at Parks Board meeting

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s a topic that comes up from time to time at Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meetings: what to do with Northridge Park. The hidden park along Claggett Creek and 10th Street is nearly impossible to access, even though technically it is a city park. Keizer resident Cris […]

Chamber hosting conversations

Chamber hosting conversations

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The Keizer Chamber of Commerce is looking to have community conversations throughout 2015. Dan Clem, director of the chamber’s Government Affairs Committee, gave an update on the plans during the Jan. 20 Economic Development and Government Affairs Committee meeting, held at the chamber office in Keizer Station. “We will […]

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