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Trees to totem poles at city hall

Trees to totem poles at city hall

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Two fir trees in sad shape in front of Keizer Civic Center will be somewhat coming down soon. Why only somewhat? Because the bottom portions of the trees will remain standing and be repurposed as decorative totem poles. Bill Lawyer, Public Works director for Keizer, said action is needed. […]

Keizer Miracle of Christmas Lights Display returning

Keizer Miracle of Christmas Lights Display returning

The Keizer Miracle of Christmas Lights Display will feature a return of the caroling tent and contests launched through the display’s Facebook page this year. The display begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, and cars will be roaming the neighborhood from 6 to 10 p.m. through Dec. 26. The route is about 3.5 miles […]

New mayor, councilors give visions at Gubser meeting

New mayor, councilors give visions at Gubser meeting

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes New Mayor Cathy Clark and members of the Keizer City Council will be setting goals early in the new year. A preview of the process was given during the Nov. 20 Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association (GGNA) meeting. “What an honor,” Clark said of being the next mayor. “It’s such […]

Demand growing for KFD

Demand growing for KFD

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Keizer Fire District had its busiest October ever last month. District crews ran on 391 calls, an increase of 12 percent over the same month last year, and KFD officials expect to reach 4,000 calls by the end of the year. It will be the first time the […]

Utility box = art canvas?

Utility box = art canvas?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Utility boxes aren’t usually known for their design. Mayor Lore Christopher wants to change that in Keizer. The outgoing mayor serves as chair of the new Keizer Arts Commission and has been putting together a plan for students to paint artwork on utility boxes along River Road. For the […]

Wrong-way drunk driver arrested after hitting car, killing passenger Tuesday

Wrong-way drunk driver arrested after hitting car, killing passenger Tuesday

A driver going the wrong way on Interstate 5 struck a car near Brooks early Tuesday morning, killing a passenger. At approximately 2:50 a.m. Nov. 25, the Oregon State Police (OSP) received a call reporting a wrong-way driver on I-5 near Brooks. About one minute later, OSP received a second call of a head-on crash […]

Young at Art forced to look for a new home

Young at Art forced to look for a new home

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Like any first-year business owner, Mahssa Hashemi has come across obstacles. The phone call she got on Oct. 10 was the biggest yet. On that Friday, landlord Mike Smith informed Hashemi — the owner of Young at Art, which opened in January at 3924 River Road North — a […]

Cases highlight drug issues

Cases highlight drug issues

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Twice in recent weeks, high-profile arrests in Keizer have involved drugs. Early on Oct. 25, Keizer Police Department detectives arrested 23-year-old Niya Breann Sosa-Martinez on charges of second degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, endangering the welfare of a minor and second degree child neglect after her 4-year-old son died […]

New art coming to River Rd.

New art coming to River Rd.

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes More public art is coming to Keizer. At their Oct. 28 meeting, members of the new Keizer Arts Commission meeting approved the placement of two sculptures. One of them, depicting a tuxedo-clad man with a staff and top hat, will be placed on a slab at Copper Creek Mercantile […]

Taking a surface look at Big Toy

Taking a surface look at Big Toy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Now the location is known for the Big Toy. The website is up and running at keizerbigtoy.org. Among the details still to be determined: what the Big Toy will be placed on. Members of the Keizer City Council approved a new location for the community build play structure at […]

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