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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 […]

City council nixes letter regarding state bike fees

City council nixes letter regarding state bike fees

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Members of the Keizer City Council won’t be sending a letter regarding bicycle legislation. At the March 26 Keizer Traffic Safety/Bikeways/Pedestrian Committee meeting, committee members approved a motion for councilors and Mayor Cathy Clark to send a letter to legislators opposing proposed Senate Bills 177 and 551, which would […]

Long-term plans, short-term concerns

Long-term plans, short-term concerns

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Monday night was the annual preview of long-term funding options for the city. Among the topics discussed was a ranking of possible new positions to add down the road. At the same time, immediate funding questions have come into focus – including one that could cut a popular new […]

They work hard for the ivy

They work hard for the ivy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Some work for the money. Some work in exchange for food or beer. And then you have Chip and Ergo, who are helping to clean up the poison ivy around Keizer Rapids Park. Chip and Ergo work for ivy. After all, they are goats. Vince Alvarez has lived right […]

Cowan talks of levy, election at GGNA meeting

Cowan talks of levy, election at GGNA meeting

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Things have been a bit busy lately at the Keizer Fire District. Fire chief Jeff Cowan gave a brief report on his department’s activity and future plans during the March 19 Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association meeting. For example, Cowan told of how the KFD has used funding from the […]

Lakepoint church usage fees explained

Lakepoint church usage fees explained

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes One councilor’s question of finances led to others extolling the virtues of a local church. Lakepoint Community Church uses the Keizer Civic Center each Sunday for its church service, paying the city $535 per week for the rental. Services start at 11 a.m. and are attended by approximately 150 […]

Comcast helping Big Toy project

Comcast helping Big Toy project

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A cable TV company learned about a big park project in Keizer thanks to e-mail. That led to Tim Goodman, director of Government Affairs for Comcast Cable in Oregon and Southwest Washington, publicly thanking Janet Carlson at the March 2 Keizer City Council meeting. Carlson, the Marion County commissioner, […]

Art interest picking up

Art interest picking up

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Things are filling up for the gallery at Keizer Civic Center. In the last couple of years, efforts have been made to get new art hanging at city hall on a rotating basis. That effort is paying off. Currently the Mid Valley Quilt Guild has work on display. The […]

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