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Art as an ad?

Art as an ad?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Could public art be construed as illegal advertising in Keizer? That question has come up regarding a proposed piece of art for Boucher Jewelers, located at 4965 River Road North. Lore Christopher, chair of the Keizer Public Arts Commission (KPAC), said the longtime business had a float with a […]

Matching grants spared cut

Matching grants spared cut

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A matching grant program was spared a big cut Tuesday night. Members of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board were faced with the possibility of having to cut $9,000 out of an already limited budget for their matching grant program, which matches dollars and labor put into projects […]

Big Toy opening delayed

Big Toy opening delayed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The Big Toy at Keizer Rapids Park was to be built by community volunteers in five days. It’s taking longer than that. A lower number of volunteers than anticipated – project coordinator Mark Caillier estimated on Sunday only about half of the necessary volunteers showed up – slowed down […]

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, […]

Moles owner pushing to improve city sign codes

Moles owner pushing to improve city sign codes

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The props in front of city hall and the dryer in front of his store may have been eye-catching, but Nigel Guisinger insists it’s not about his business. Guisinger, who bought Moles Appliance at 3800 River Road in 2013, said he’s fighting to make Keizer – River Road in […]

City website getting closer

City website getting closer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The City of Keizer’s new website will be much less cumbersome and better looking. The only question is the same one that’s dogged the project from the start: when will the site go live? Keizer City Councilors approved spending $15,800 on a new site last May. Evo Gov is […]

Election winners talk about victories

Election winners talk about victories

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Now the real work begins. The results from Tuesday’s election are in, meaning the winners can now focus on the task of serving. Among the four contested races involving Keizerites, only one winner is currently serving in the race being campaigned for. Chet Patterson, one of Keizer’s founding fathers, […]

Patterson, Hart, Lee, Busch winning races

Patterson, Hart, Lee, Busch winning races

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The old guard is winning. Initial results from Tuesday’s election had some familiar names winning key races with Keizer connections. Chet Patterson, one of Keizer’s founding fathers, was handily defeating James Mulhern in the race for Keizer Fire District Board of Directors Position 3. Early results showed Patterson with […]

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 […]

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