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Fire Board candidates sound off

Fire Board candidates sound off

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Voters will have choices for two Keizer Fire District Fire Board seats this month. In Position 3, James Mulhern, a 21-year veteran of Marion County Fire District No. 1, is running against Chet Patterson, one of the city founders and a former city councilor. In Position 5, voters […]

Lee, Moles battle for school board

Lee, Moles battle for school board

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Chuck Lee is a familiar name around Keizer. Lee is the former longtime president of Blanchet Catholic School who currently is president of the Mountain West Career Technical Institute, set to open this fall. He previously served on the Keizer City Council for seven years and is seeking a […]

Stevenson, Busch talk transit issues

Stevenson, Busch talk transit issues

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In the fall, Salem-Keizer Transit District is expected to ask voters for more funding to support the next phase of its Moving Forward program, with the end goal of restoring weekend and evening service. Before that, the transit district will gain a new board member. Brad Coy is not […]

Smoking ban butted out

Smoking ban butted out

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Should there be a smoking ban for all Keizer parks? That was an idea brought forward during the most recent meeting of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. However, the Parks Board’s recommendation back to the Keizer City Council was to take no action. Currently, there are no […]

Vet wants park saved for memorials

Vet wants park saved for memorials

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A long-standing project was finally completed in the form of a kiosk in the Pfc. Ryan J. Hill Memorial Park in Keizer Station. A veteran wants to see the kiosk removed. Rev. Matthew Price, a chaplain and American Legion member, previously succeeded in getting flag poles at the park. […]

Regulations for vet clinics clarified

Regulations for vet clinics clarified

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Veterinarian regulations in Keizer have been clarified. Members of the Keizer Planning Commission approved the revised regulations during their April 8 meeting. The regulations are being sent to the Keizer City Council for final approval. After an hour of discussion – in addition to time spent on the issue […]

Candidates spar for a sparse crowd

Candidates spar for a sparse crowd

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes No matter audience size, candidates take advantage of candidate forums. Such was the case April 16 as eight candidates for various races came to the Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association meeting. The number of candidates dwarfed the audience size. Richard Stevenson and Colleen Busch are competing for the Salem-Keizer Transit […]

Area C developers being reimbursed

Area C developers being reimbursed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A reimbursement ordinance has been amended, paving the way for development in the Area C portion of Keizer Station. Keizer City Councilors unanimously approved amended language calling for the formation of a public improvement reimbursement district on Monday night. The approval came after revisions suggested by proponents for a […]

Keizerite honored as lifesaver

Keizerite honored as lifesaver

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A recent lifesaving act made Tuesday’s meeting of the Keizer Fire Board interesting. Directors and Fire Chief Jeff Cowan admitted that there was little else on the agenda, but it was the night Katie Capon, a former paramedic for the Fire Department, received a plaque for reviving longtime Keizer […]

Maurices open in Keizer Station

Maurices open in Keizer Station

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A new clothing store has opened in Keizer Station. The maurices store, between Old Navy and the soon-to-open Chipotle Mexican Grill, quietly opened recently. “It was a March 27 opening,” store manager Koreen Terwilleger said. “We had a grand opening celebration the day we opened. We are happy to […]

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