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Albertsons to become Haggen store in Keizer

Albertsons to become Haggen store in Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Pretty soon Keizer will no longer have an Albertsons. That’s because the grocery store located at 5450 River Road N will become a Haggen sometime in 2015. Haggen Food and Grocery was started in Washington in 1933 and currently has 18 locations. Florida-based Comvest Partners purchased a majority stake […]

Progress in KYSA, KLL talks

Progress in KYSA, KLL talks

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer Youth Sports Association (KYSA) and Keizer Little League (KLL) are still two entities. However, signs point to a renewed effort to merge the two youth sports groups. One such sign: the two groups won’t both be offering softball programs in 2015; only KLL will be doing so. “We […]

No farewell speeches yet for mayor, council president

No farewell speeches yet for mayor, council president

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Mayor Lore Christopher declined the opportunity to give a speech. That didn’t stop others from giving speeches about her, however. Christopher presided over her last Keizer City Council meeting on Monday evening. The next time the council meets, on Jan. 5, she will open the meeting but soon turn […]

Student dies at Chemawa Indian School on Dec. 14

Student dies at Chemawa Indian School on Dec. 14

The death of an 18-year-old student at Chemawa Indian School on Sunday morning has been attributed to natural causes. Around 7:30 a.m. Dec. 14, emergency personnel were called to the school, located at 3700 Chemawa Road NE in Salem, after 18-year-old Melissa Abell was found collapsed in her room. Marion County Sheriff’s Office personnel responded […]

City website waiting to load

City website waiting to load

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes When members of the Keizer City Council approved a contract for a new city website to be built in early May, the impression given was the site would be up and running by the end of the year, if not earlier. That’s not going to happen, as EVO Government […]

Doors swing open at Keizer’s newest salon

Doors swing open at Keizer’s newest salon

With three you get a new salon. Trio Salon has opened its doors at the Sandy River Center at 5171 River Road. The three owners are Hope Martinez, who has  many years of experience with several salons and the Tangled Ends Hair Academy in Keizer. She is joined in the new venture by Molly Barrett […]

Council looks at completion of goals

Council looks at completion of goals

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Incoming members of the Keizer City Council were ready to talk about goals. It appeared they weren’t going to get the chance, since a majority of current councilors weren’t present. A work session was planned for Monday, allowing current and incoming councilors alike the chance to review the 2013 […]

Park funding idea brought up again

Park funding idea brought up again

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Remember those plans to add funding for parks in Keizer? Brandon Smith sure does. Smith and other members of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board spent much of 2013 looking at potential long-term funding solutions for parks. Board members spent multiple meetings mulling over the idea of adding […]

A look at how Keizer voted in November

A look at how Keizer voted in November

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Oregon’s Measure 92 dealing with GMO labeling may be going through a recount, but it’s not because of Keizer voters. While a razor-thin margin at the state level triggered a recount of the labeling measure, the margin was decisive in Keizer, a look at vote tallies shows. The Keizertimes […]

Sewer and wastewater fees going up in January

Sewer and wastewater fees going up in January

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Sewer rates are going up for Keizer residents. The first of two increases will be effective Jan. 1, 2015. The second increase goes into effect one year later. Susan Gahlsdorf, Finance director for Keizer, noted the city has agreed to adopt Salem’s wastewater service charges. Keizer contracts with Salem […]

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