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It’s a fair time again

It’s a fair time again

The Oregon State Fair returns Friday, Aug. 22, bringing with it a slew of competitions, live music and more elephant ears than anyone could ever hope to eat. Getting in the gates will cost $8 for adults, down from $11 last year, and includes limited concert seating for the headlining acts. In addition to rides […]

Tow truck changes crash

Tow truck changes crash

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes After months of discussion, change was on the horizon. It seemed a 2005 city ordinance regarding tow trucks was going to be changed following numerous meetings on the topic and a heaping of input from tow truck company owners. Even during early discussion at Monday’s Keizer City Council meeting, […]

Councilors go over more medical marijuana details

Councilors go over more medical marijuana details

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s not coming up as frequently now, but medical marijuana is still coming up from time to time in Keizer City Council meetings. Such was the case once again at the Aug. 4 council meeting. The issue has been a hot one at the city and county levels around […]

Theft at Tony’s Kingdom

Theft at Tony’s Kingdom

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Tony’s Kingdom of Comics and Collectibles was robbed last weekend. Owner Tony Grove confirmed the news on Facebook Saturday morning, Aug. 9. “Bad news at Tony’s Kingdom of Comics,” Grove posted. “Last night someone broke in. I’m working with the police on this but if anyone has any information […]

Charette moved, details clarified

Charette moved, details clarified

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Next month a design charette will take place to look at long-term options for Keizer Rapids Park. The date for that meeting, however, has been moved. The charette is part of an ongoing effort to figure out what Keizer residents would like to see down the road for 28 […]

Arts Commission gets going

Arts Commission gets going

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A vision for a new city commission was painted in broad strokes recently. Members of the new Keizer Arts Commission met for a second time in council chambers at Keizer Civic Center on July 22, with plans to meet on a monthly basis. Among other items, commission members introduced […]

Carhartt, Chipotle Grill coming to Keizer Station

Carhartt, Chipotle Grill coming to Keizer Station

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes One type of clothing store was confirmed for Keizer Station last month with confirmation maurices is coming. Now comes word of another type of clothing store coming to Keizer Station: Carhartt. Tim Kuhn with Chicago-based RGLA Solutions Inc. recently submitted an application for a Carhartt store, with the value […]

Council OKs K23 social media experiment

Council OKs K23 social media experiment

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer City Councilors on Monday agreed to pay $4,900 for a two-month experiment. The experiment builds upon the city’s established KeizerTV.com and K-23 ventures with Rex Robertson. Currently the public access TV station broadcasts various Keizer meetings live on Channel 23 on Comcast Cable, as well as archiving them […]

New KPD K-9 publicly introduced

New KPD K-9 publicly introduced

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Officer Scott Keniston’s new partner was introduced to members of the Keizer City Council on Monday evening. The new partner was so short, councilors had to stand in order to see him. Did we mention Bruno is the Keizer Police Department’s newest K-9? Bruno is now on patrol with […]

Why Keizer’s tax rate is $2.08

Why Keizer’s tax rate is $2.08

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Sometimes Keizer City Manager Chris Eppley has to give complicated answers to complex questions. Then there are the times he has simple answers for seemingly complex questions. Questions about potentially raising Keizer’s base tax rate fall into the latter category. As has been documented in recent issues of the […]

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