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Hung jury in murder trial

Hung jury in murder trial

Prosecutor to try case against Victor Smith second time starting on Sept. 10

Candidates filing for Keizer council

Candidates filing for Keizer council

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Earlier this month, Keizer City Council president Joe Egli announced he will not be running for mayor or council. Others are running, however. Mayor Lore Christopher has announced she is not running for an eighth term this year. So far, current councilor Cathy Clark is the only one who […]

Tow trucks to be in driveways?

Tow trucks to be in driveways?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes By their nature, tow trucks tend to be big, slow and can take a while to turn around. Sounds a lot like the current tow truck parking issue being debated by the Keizer City Council. By a rare 4-3 vote, councilors on Monday voted to allow tow trucks under […]

Plans call for 120+ apartments

Plans call for 120+ apartments

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Mark Grenz wasn’t surprised by the opposition on June 12. Grenz, owner of Multi-Tech Engineering, has proposed putting up approximately 120 apartments on the 7.5 acres along Verda Lane at Chemawa Road, the area currently known around Keizer as the “cow park.” The cows would no longer be at […]

Mural could be back on track

Mural could be back on track

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Initially, the process of putting up a public mural in Keizer looked to be easy. Then it looked like the project would be delayed by months – if not canceled altogether. Now the original timeline could be met after all. That was the information coming after the first Keizer […]

Residents against apartments

Residents against apartments

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There weren’t signs, but it was pretty clear where the crowd stood on the issue. At the public hearing in front of Keizer Hearings Officer Cynthia Domas in council chambers at Keizer Civic Center on June 12, approximately 100 people filled the room to talk about a proposal to […]

Water minerals explained

Water minerals explained

In the May 30 issue of Keizertimes, Keizer resident Mary Copeland had a letter to the editor asking why her water “often has enough minerals in it to discolor clothing, leave residue on glasses and sometimes emit an unpleasant odor.” Bill Lawyer, Public Works director for Keizer, was asked about the issue. In turn, Lawyer […]

Audrey Butler takes over Keizer Chamber board

Audrey Butler takes over Keizer Chamber board

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Audrey Butler was in line to be the new president of the Keizer Chamber of Commerce Board. She just had to wait a bit. When board members agreed to move the changeover date from January to June, that meant president Derik Milton was tabbed to serve an 18-month term, […]

Neighbors give an update on Sandy Drive problems

Neighbors give an update on Sandy Drive problems

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Two Sandy Drive neighbors who brought up issues with McNary High School students were back in front of the Keizer City Council last week. This time, in addition to hearing the update, councilors also gave suggestions on where else the ladies should take their complaints. Shabri Vignery and Audra […]

Cyclocross proposed for KRP

Cyclocross proposed for KRP

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes For the second time in less than a year, the idea of bicycle racing at Keizer Rapids Park has been brought up. Like a proposed BMX track – an idea which hasn’t been publicly discussed since – proposed last summer, Tuesday’s idea of a cyclocross track was brought up […]

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