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Councilors give feedback about Parks Board plans

Councilors give feedback about Parks Board plans

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Mayor Lore Christopher warned of the uphill battle, but complimented Keizer Parks and Advisory Board members on their desire to add a city parks employee. At their meeting last month, Parks Board members made a recommendation to add a utility worker to the parks department, citing the workload on […]

GGNA prioritizes list of park improvements

GGNA prioritizes list of park improvements

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The way Roland Herrera sees it, perhaps the meeting could spur other such meetings. On March 20 the newest member of both the Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association (GGNA) and the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board led a discussion on parks in the Gubser area during the monthly GGNA […]

More support voiced for original Big Toy location

More support voiced for original Big Toy location

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Tuesday’s monthly Community Build Task Force meeting included proponents for the original site of The Big Toy at Keizer Rapids Park – and a further explanation of why the site along Chemawa Road should be considered. Rhonda Rich, president of the West Keizer Neighborhood Association (WKNA) explained her group […]

Looking for a GOLD RUSH

Looking for a GOLD RUSH

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Studies show that NFL teams can earn up to $1 million more per game in merchandise, food and beverage sales if they can get their most dedicated fans to show up an hour early for games. The San Francisco 49ers think a pair of McNary High School alums […]

Need CHEAP paint? (How about free?)

Need CHEAP paint? (How about free?)

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Eamon Bishop got 15 gallons of paint for various parts of his Keizer home. Easily a $300 tab, right? Knock off $300 and that’s what he paid. How did Bishop get so much paint for free? No, it’s not because he works for a paint company, nor did he […]

City increases grant request total by $50K

City increases grant request total by $50K

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes According to the commercials, 15 minutes could save you 15 percent. Members of the Keizer City Council are hoping 10 minutes from Monday will pay 50 percent more. Councilors met in a special session at noon on March 31 to repeal a resolution pertaining to The Big Toy at […]

Chemawa project restarting

Chemawa project restarting

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Just a bit later than expected, the final phase of the Chemawa Road North construction project should be restarted next week. Completion of the project, which was originally slated to be done in 2012, could happen in July, according to an Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) official. ODOT […]

Parking at Big Toy questioned

Parking at Big Toy questioned

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes An early concern about The Big Toy at Keizer Rapids Park project resurfaced recently. At the March 11 Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting, the issue of parking was brought up – especially if the Site 1 location between the amphitheater and the boat ramp is chosen. Originally […]

Renaissance Inn getting a Quality upgrade

Renaissance Inn getting a Quality upgrade

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Quality is coming to Keizer. Quality Suites, that is. Keizer Renaissance Inn, which underwent a change of ownership last June, will soon become Keizer Quality Suites and Conference Center. The change is expected to take place in mid- to late-April. The Renaissance Inn, built in 1997, is currently Keizer’s […]

Big grant application for The Big Toy project is nearly completed

Big grant application for The Big Toy project is nearly completed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The amount on the grant application is $100,000. At least $100,000. Nate Brown, director of Community Development for Keizer, has been working with Jeanne Bond-Esser on the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department’s Local Government Grant for The Big Toy at Keizer Rapids Park project. The grant has been pointed […]

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