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Java Crew to aid ex-employee

Java Crew to aid ex-employee

Java Crew will donate June 26 profits from its six Keizer-Salem stores for medical care of former employee Kyrstle Carruthers who was struck by a drunk driver in Portland last month. Carruthers is in a coma at Legacy Emmanuel Hospital in Portland. Java Crew manager Tiffany Howe said customers can make additional donations at any […]

Council amends marijuana permit process

Council amends marijuana permit process

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A relatively simple question split the Keizer City Council on Monday. The first question didn’t cause the issue: should a permit for a medical marijuana facility in Keizer expire each June 30 – regardless of when it was issued – as the ordinance approved last year reads, or should […]

Officer honored for saving life

Officer honored for saving life

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The first time Keizer Police Department Officer Andrew Phelps met the Clason family, it was not a good situation. Tammy Clason had called 9-1-1 on March 1 because her husband, 60-year-old Glen Clason, wasn’t breathing. Phelps was the first responder to the call and administered CPR until medics from […]

WE DID IT: The Big Toy

WE DID IT: The Big Toy

There was plenty of pride and spirit on display as the Big Toy was built starting last Wednesday, June 10. There were also the volunteers, completing Keizer’s motto. The only problem was not quite enough volunteers. As a result, the scheduled 5 p.m. soft opening on Sunday, June 14 didn’t take place. Instead, project leaders […]

One sent to hospital in head-on crash

One sent to hospital in head-on crash

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A head-on crash Thursday afternoon on River Road sent one driver to the hospital. Personnel with the Keizer Police Department and Keizer Fire District responded to a report of a head-on crash shortly before 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 11. The crash occurred on River Road North at the intersection […]

No fight over city budget

No fight over city budget

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Just like that, a $40 million budget was approved. Keizer City Councilors had nine public hearings on Monday evening, most of which didn’t take much time. That was true of the last one, which concerned the Fiscal Year 2015-16 budget. Councilors made up half of the Keizer Budget Committee, […]

Build time around corner for Big Toy

Build time around corner for Big Toy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes More than two years later, there was a sense of nearing the end of the road. Tuesday night marked the last regular meeting of the Community Build Task Force, formed in early 2013 as plans got underway for what became known as the Big Toy play structure. The Big […]

Probation only for attempted kidnapper called into question

Probation only for attempted kidnapper called into question

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Even the presiding judge seemed displeased with a plea deal in the attempted kidnappings of two Keizer teens in April. Judge Donald Abar told Cody Blackman, 31, of Keizer, that he did not understand the district attorney’s decision to let Blackman off with 60 months of probation and […]

Big Toy pesticide concerns muted

Big Toy pesticide concerns muted

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes When the orchard site was discussed as a possible location for the Big Toy play structure last year, most of the concern was the timing of getting the land within city limits. A less verbalized concern was the spraying of pesticides in the orchards where the filberts are harvested […]

Changed idea for next mural

Changed idea for next mural

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes So what will the mural at Town and Country Lanes look like? That’s a good question. As it was originally explained by members of the Keizer Public Arts Commission, the town’s second public mural – scheduled to be done this fall – was to include a variety of items, […]

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