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It’s about creating the memories

It’s about creating the memories

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In some ways, the new Avamere Court at Keizer Memory Court facility is a mirror image. The $7.8 million facility, located at 450 Claggett Court N behind St. Edward Catholic Church and looking at the back of McNary High School, is set to open this fall. The Keizertimes was […]

Ripp looks forward to her run at city council

Ripp looks forward to her run at city council

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes When Amy Ripp decided to run for a spot on the Keizer City Council, it wasn’t a spur of the moment decision. The younger of the single mom’s two sons, Zachary, is entering his senior year at McNary High School. Older son Ryan is studying political science at Western […]

Chappell running for city council for a second time

Chappell running for city council for a second time

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It doesn’t get much easier for Matt Chappell the second time around. Like he did in 2012, Chappell is once again running for Keizer City Council, this time against Amy Ripp for the seat No. 5 being vacated by Joe Egli. In 2012, Chappell came in third in a […]

KRP amenities discussed, rated

KRP amenities discussed, rated

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There was a definite difference in participation levels in recent meetings regarding Keizer Rapids Park amenities. On two June nights, there were public hearings at Keizer Civic Center to see what amenities residents would like to see at KRP. The meetings are part of an ongoing series of such […]

Doggone good training

Doggone good training

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The purchase is only part of the process. Before Bruno can hit the streets as the Keizer Police Department’s newest K-9, he has plenty to learn. His human partner, Scott Keniston, is there to teach him. Keniston is assisted by fellow officer Stephen Richardson, whose current partner is K-9 […]

Fair deal: Bob’s Burger is being brought back

Fair deal: Bob’s Burger is being brought back

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes So much for the trial run. Gina Dankenbring, owner of the Golden Grill Concessions company that temporarily operated The Dog House location at River Road and Dietz Avenue in Keizer early last year, recently announced an agreement to bring back Bob’s Burger Express to the Oregon State Fair in […]

Another delay on Chemawa

Another delay on Chemawa

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In theory, work along Chemawa Road North should be in full gear as the renovation project nears completion. But theory and reality aren’t always the same, which is clearly evident in this case. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) project to renovate the busy thoroughfare from Keizer Rapids Park […]

4th of July weekend events

4th of July weekend events

After the patriotism, barbecues and revelry, fireworks are an integral part of what Americans “do” on July 4. Here’s a listing of fireworks displays in the mid-Willamette Valley and beyond: July 4-July 6 The Volcanoes baseball club has a huge slate of activities planned all weekend. For all the details, see page 12. The city […]

Keizerite speaks out about SAIF

Keizerite speaks out about SAIF

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Brandon Smith has plenty of pots going. The former Keizer City Councilor, currently chair of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, is running for the council seat being vacated by Jim Taylor. Smith is also a grandpa who is helping to take care of his daughter, who was […]

Council goes over medical marijuana

Council goes over medical marijuana

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes This spring, a moratorium was established to not allow medical marijuana dispensaries in Keizer until May 2015. The moratorium, like ones passed by various cities and counties around Oregon, was designed to allow time for the Keizer City Council to finalize local rules for medical marijuana, which was made […]

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