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Employer offers reward to find missing Keizer man

Employer offers reward to find missing Keizer man

The employer of a Keizer-area man reported missing June 8 is offering a reward of up to $500 for information that helps authorities find him. Robert Allen Knupp, 54, was reported missing to Oregon State Police (OSP) after his vehicle was found unoccupied at the Santiam Rest Area along Interstate 5 south of Salem. Knupp […]

KRP amenities discussed, rated

KRP amenities discussed, rated

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There was a definite difference in participation levels in recent meetings regarding Keizer Rapids Park amenities. On two June nights, there were public hearings at Keizer Civic Center to see what amenities residents would like to see at KRP. The meetings are part of an ongoing series of such […]

Doggone good training

Doggone good training

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The purchase is only part of the process. Before Bruno can hit the streets as the Keizer Police Department’s newest K-9, he has plenty to learn. His human partner, Scott Keniston, is there to teach him. Keniston is assisted by fellow officer Stephen Richardson, whose current partner is K-9 […]

Fair deal: Bob’s Burger is being brought back

Fair deal: Bob’s Burger is being brought back

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes So much for the trial run. Gina Dankenbring, owner of the Golden Grill Concessions company that temporarily operated The Dog House location at River Road and Dietz Avenue in Keizer early last year, recently announced an agreement to bring back Bob’s Burger Express to the Oregon State Fair in […]

Another delay on Chemawa

Another delay on Chemawa

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In theory, work along Chemawa Road North should be in full gear as the renovation project nears completion. But theory and reality aren’t always the same, which is clearly evident in this case. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) project to renovate the busy thoroughfare from Keizer Rapids Park […]

4th of July weekend events

4th of July weekend events

After the patriotism, barbecues and revelry, fireworks are an integral part of what Americans “do” on July 4. Here’s a listing of fireworks displays in the mid-Willamette Valley and beyond: July 4-July 6 The Volcanoes baseball club has a huge slate of activities planned all weekend. For all the details, see page 12. The city […]

Keizerite speaks out about SAIF

Keizerite speaks out about SAIF

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Brandon Smith has plenty of pots going. The former Keizer City Councilor, currently chair of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, is running for the council seat being vacated by Jim Taylor. Smith is also a grandpa who is helping to take care of his daughter, who was […]

Council goes over medical marijuana

Council goes over medical marijuana

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes This spring, a moratorium was established to not allow medical marijuana dispensaries in Keizer until May 2015. The moratorium, like ones passed by various cities and counties around Oregon, was designed to allow time for the Keizer City Council to finalize local rules for medical marijuana, which was made […]

Making a run for the (Keizer) border

Making a run for the (Keizer) border

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Taco Bell may have changed its advertising slogan, but the old one would be appropos in this case. The California-based fast food restaurant subsidy of Yum! Brands is expected to open a new location in Keizer Station either late this year or early next year. In other words, Taco […]

Parks Board ready to start new program

Parks Board ready to start new program

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The funding amount isn’t what was hoped for. No matter: members of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board are ready to start their new matching grant program. In the midst of trying to get more money for the program – which will in essence allow the Parks Board […]

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