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First medical marijuana facility opens in Keizer

First medical marijuana facility opens in Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Ben Robison recently opened Keizer’s first medical marijuana facility. The way he sees it, there won’t be much competition in the future in Keizer. Robison opened Alpha Alternative Solutions at 3700 River Road on Dec. 20, nearly a year after he hoped to open. Figuring out how to regulate […]

New mayor, councilors take over (with VIDEO)

New mayor, councilors take over (with VIDEO)

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Four familiar faces were sworn in during Monday’s Keizer City Council meeting. Cathy Clark was sworn in as the new mayor after serving on the council for eight years. Clark took over the seat previously held by Lore Christopher for 14 years. Roland Herrera may be new to council, […]

Dog shot, two arrested at longtime drug home

Dog shot, two arrested at longtime drug home

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Two people were arrested and an aggressive dog was shot early Thursday morning. According to a news release from the Keizer Police Department, members of the KPD’s Community Response Unit (CRU) heard about complaints of drug dealing at 453 Juedes Avenue North in December and began an investigation. A […]

New and coming soon in Keizer Station

New and coming soon in Keizer Station

Councilors revise ‘99 truancy ordinance

Councilors revise ‘99 truancy ordinance

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It was a blast from the past for members of the Keizer City Council meeting. At their Dec. 15 meeting, councilors revisited 1999 ordinances regarding truancy for youth in Keizer. City Attorney Shannon Johnson noted he had discussions with police chief John Teague about truancy and curfew ordinances. That […]

Arts Commission works on policies

Arts Commission works on policies

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes One contract per person, or one contract per group? That was a key point of discussion during the Dec. 23 Keizer Arts Commission meeting. Nate Brown, director of Community Development for Keizer, brought up the topic early in the meeting. “I suggest we change our policies a little bit […]

Old, new councilors talk long-term goals

Old, new councilors talk long-term goals

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes New Keizer City Councilors don’t officially begin their terms until next week. But Brandon Smith, Amy Ripp and Roland Herrera are ready to hit the ground running. The trio took part in a council work session last month to look at short-term and long-term council goals, and to look […]

Gone fishin’: Taylor set to leave council (with VIDEO)

Gone fishin’: Taylor set to leave council (with VIDEO)

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes If you want to know why Jim Taylor has served on the Keizer City Council for 12 years – and the Parks Board for 10 years before that – you have to hit the rewind button. Taylor, 67, has lived in Keizer his entire life. He was active in […]

Year in review 2014: Political shakeup, drugs and a Big Delay

Year in review 2014: Political shakeup, drugs and a Big Delay

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There was a change in Keizer’s political landscape in 2014, but so much more. Before the year even started, big news items from late 2013 already were having an impact. As the year progressed, more issues kept coming up. Below is a brief summary of the top 10 Keizer […]

Meet the new mayor (with VIDEO)

Meet the new mayor (with VIDEO)

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes On Jan. 5, Cathy Clark takes over as Keizer’s new mayor. Clark is a longtime educator and a lifetime learner who is always eager to learn something new. Those who know basics about Clark or have watched her serve for the last eight years on the Keizer City Council […]

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