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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 […]

Keizer’s new website close to going live

Keizer’s new website close to going live

By CRAIG MURPHY Of  the Keizertimes The City of Keizer’s new website should be up any day now. Or is that any week? As previously mentioned in the Keizertimes, Keizer City Councilors approved a contract last May to replace the city’s antiquated website. The anticipation at the time was the new site would be up […]

Roundabout spun off to 2016

Roundabout spun off to 2016

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In between Groundhog’s Day and April Fool’s Day comes this update: a major construction project involving Chemawa Road in Keizer has been delayed. Previously, the Chemawa Road Reconstruction Project from River Road to Keizer Rapids Park was delayed multiple times before finally being completed late last year. Now, it’s […]

Councilors set short-term, long-term goals in session

Councilors set short-term, long-term goals in session

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer City Councilors can see where they are going. Councilors spent their work session on Feb. 9 fine tuning goals they hope to accomplish in the next two years, as well as long-term goals. The work session built upon goals talked about in a similar meeting back in December. […]

Final approval given for Area C development plan

Final approval given for Area C development plan

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The ending was somewhat anti-climatic. For years a war of words surrounded development in Area C of Keizer Station. By the time the Keizer City Council gave final approval Tuesday of plans calling for 180 apartments and a 154-unit retirement community, only a handful of people were in the […]

Keizer lawmakers react to resignation

Keizer lawmakers react to resignation

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes As Gov. John Kitzhaber announced his resignation Feb. 13, state Sen. Kim Thatcher (R-Keizer) had her hands full. With her 2-year-old grandson, that is. Yes, as an Oregon governor resigned under pressure for the first time in state history, Thatcher wasn’t at the capitol. “I wasn’t here on Friday,” […]

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