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Group wants to redo skate park

Group wants to redo skate park

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes For more than 15 years, skateboarders have been hanging out not far from city hall in Keizer. That’s because the Carlson Skate Park was opened at the Chalmers Jones Park behind city hall on Chemawa Road in July 1999. Steve and Charlane Carlson launched the idea for the skate […]

Keizer history lessons coming to social media

Keizer history lessons coming to social media

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes History could be meeting the future in Keizer. In recent years, members of the Keizer Points of Interest Committee (KPIC) have been working on an Oral History program, a series of video interviews with some of the key people in Keizer’s history. The program has had its fair share […]

Town & Country to be honored with Crystal Apple

Town & Country to be honored with Crystal Apple

Don Lebold, owner of Town & Country Bowling Center, got a surprise visit from representatives of the Salem-Keizer Education Foundation Thursday, Oct. 30. Krina Lee, executive director of SKEF, was there to inform Lebold that Town & Country would be honored with the fifth annual Crystal Apple Business Partnership Award. Lebold and his wife, Ann, […]

Parks Board rewards Hidden Creek neighbors with grant

Parks Board rewards Hidden Creek neighbors with grant

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s somewhat of a surprise Chicago music wasn’t suddenly playing. After all, members the Hidden Creek Neighborhood Association were being hailed as the inspiration. Or maybe it was a Saturday in the park? JT Hager and Frank Salerno came to last month’s Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting […]

Questions delay funding

Questions delay funding

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes After questions were raised about a lack of bidding for services, Keizer city manager Chris Eppley announced last week funding for a project is on hold. The Keizertimes started asking questions Oct. 30 after looking through the agenda packet for Monday’s Keizer City Council meeting. One of the items […]

Big Toy gets new home

Big Toy gets new home

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s been moved again, but there might finally be a set location for the Big Toy playground. Nearly a year ago, a consultant recommended the community build play structure be built in the “Area B” section of Keizer Rapids Park, between the amphitheater and the boat ramp. In late […]

Ripp easily defeats Chappell for contested council seat

Ripp easily defeats Chappell for contested council seat

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Among those not surprised by the results of the only contested Keizer City Council race on Tuesday: Matt Chappell. Chappell competed against Amy Ripp for the No. 6 council seat being vacated by Joe Egli, who did not run for any seat this year. Ripp defeated Chappell with 4,079 […]

Possible transit changes discussed

Possible transit changes discussed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes By recent standards, this was a light topic for members of the Keizer Planning Commission. In the last couple of years, members have looked at weighty issues such as housing needs, Urban Growth Boundary expansion and zoning changes. Things were a bit different at the Oct. 8 meeting: for […]

Post, Thatcher lead in initial results

Post, Thatcher lead in initial results

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Bill Post is defeating Chuck Lee in the battle for the state House District 25 seat. Initial results from Tuesday night show Post with 4,649 votes (53.93 percent) compared to 3,727 votes (43.24 percent) for Lee in Marion County. Overall, Post had 6,954 votes (54.36 percent) compared to […]

KRP ramp earns national award for boating access

KRP ramp earns national award for boating access

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It was an award a long time coming. But at least city officials didn’t have to travel to Arkansas, since the award came to them. Keizer City Councilors and Mayor Lore Christopher accepted an award during their Oct. 20 meeting on behalf of the city for the Keizer Rapids […]

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