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Act quick to be Keizer’s next city councilor

Act quick to be Keizer’s next city councilor

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at public service without the pesky long-term commitment, the Keizer City Council has a deal for you. At its meeting Tuesday, July 5, the council declared vacant the seat most recently held by Dennis Koho, whose term was set to […]

No, Kevin Costner isn’t moving to Keizer

No, Kevin Costner isn’t moving to Keizer

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes If you run in certain online circles, you might have heard that the star of Dances with Wolves, Waterworld and Field of Dreams is moving to Keizer. While it isn’t out of the realm of possibility, the Keizertimes was unable to contact Costner’s representatives for confirmation and the […]

Two-alarm blaze in central Keizer

Two-alarm blaze in central Keizer

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Emergency services were kept busy over the Fourth of July weekend culminating in a two-alarm fire Monday, July 4. Crews from the Keizer Fire District were summoned to 804 Faymar Drive N.E. The owner of the home awoke to crackling and smoke and opened the door to his […]

Young man dies after River Road collision

Young man dies after River Road collision

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A 20-year-old Keizer man died of injuries sustained in a vehicle-on-pedestrian collision in the early morning hours of Friday, July 1. Walter Westgarth, 65, of Keizer was driving a 2005 Volkswagen Passat four-door wagon northbound on River Road North in the curb lane through the intersection of Chemawa […]

A PLACE IN HISTORY?

A PLACE IN HISTORY?

Historic home may impede apartment plans

More questions than answers as pot shops move into town

More questions than answers as pot shops move into town

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Keizer voters will have the opportunity to vote on attaching a 3 percent city tax on recreational marijuana sales in November. Approval of a resolution sending the matter to ballot was one of several hastily-approved measures during a nearly four-hour meeting of the Keizer City Council Monday, June […]

Keizer man cuffed for menacing

Keizer man cuffed for menacing

Boys claim gun was pointed at them

Parks fund can unlock SDCs

Parks fund can unlock SDCs

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Imagine having a $793,000 pot of money to spend on improving parks in the city of Keizer, but the only way to use it was to come up with another $6.1 million from other sources. In the simplest terms, that’s the dilemma the city is facing when it […]

Skate park repairs falter

Skate park repairs falter

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A group once interested in refurbishing the surfaces of Keizer’s Carlton Skate Park has pulled out of the project. Keizerite Joe Bazan and owners of Lincoln City-based Dreamland Skateparks presented a proposal to the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board in November 2014 and requested $12,000 in matching […]

Armed robber eludes police twice

Armed robber eludes police twice

  Keizer Police Department responded to two armed robberies in the wee hours Sunday, June 26. Police officials suspect the same man in incidents at Cooper’s Deli & Pub, 5408 River Road N., and Quality Suites, 5188 Wittenberg Lane N.E. At 12:57 a.m., officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Cooper’s. The […]

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