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Chemawa Road work to continue as MHS begins

Chemawa Road work to continue as MHS begins

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Construction on Chemawa Road will continue as McNary High School starts up again next week. Work resumed on the project later than anticipated this summer, meaning things could be slow for a while. The project, being administered by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), stretches from River Road to […]

Cow pasture hearing Tuesday

Cow pasture hearing Tuesday

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer City Council meetings tend to draw rather small audiences. Next week could be different. The proposal to convert the “cow pasture” at Verda Lane into apartments will be discussed at another public hearing next week. The hearing will take place during the Tuesday, Sept. 2 council meeting, held […]

A look at the Big Toy budget

A look at the Big Toy budget

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes As originally planned, the Big Toy would be built at Keizer Rapids Park next month. The project has been delayed until June 2015, as previously reported in the Keizertimes. The delay is a good thing, when looking at the budget for the project. County Commissioner Janet Carlson, co-chair of […]

More than 6,000 lose power

More than 6,000 lose power

An accident led to the loss of power for a number of Keizer residents in the early morning hours Thursday, Aug. 28. According to a statement from Salem Electric, at 12:03 a.m. on Aug. 28 a car hit a transmission pole in the Salem area. That led to the Bonneville Power Administration de-energizing the transmission […]

Cherriots moving forward with new outreach effort

Cherriots moving forward with new outreach effort

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes No, there aren’t plans to add Saturday transit service back. Salem-Keizer Transit has been holding open houses recently as part of its Moving Forward initiative, a project designed to increase frequency on busy bus routes, establish consistent frequency and reduce coverage in low-ridership areas. One such open house was […]

Dollar Tree preps to open Sept. 20

Dollar Tree preps to open Sept. 20

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The grand opening date for the new Dollar Tree in Keizer has been set. Sara Auxier, who will be store manager, made the announcement this week. “We are planning a grand opening on September 20,” Auxier told the Keizertimes. “We will probably do a soft opening around September 14 […]

Parks Board matching grant program funds first request, for mics

Parks Board matching grant program funds first request, for mics

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There is now only $13,000 left in the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board’s new matching grant program. The reduction of $1,000 is because that’s the amount given to the first applicant for the program, which started last month. Matt Lawyer made a request for $1,000 on behalf of […]

Have crutches, will campaign

Have crutches, will campaign

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Some potential elected officials in Keizer are really hobbling around. Candidates for Keizer City Council and mayoral races have until the end of the day Tuesday, Aug. 26 to file for this fall’s election. There are currently five candidates for four open seats. Cathy Clark is the only candidate […]

Kaiser Permanente targets mid-December opening

Kaiser Permanente targets mid-December opening

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s been hard to miss the construction of Kaiser Permanente’s new medical facility. The 10,000 square foot building in Keizer Station is highly visible to anyone around the shopping area. Now, we know when the use of the building should be available to anyone. “It should be opening on […]

Year-old section of McLeod being fixed

Year-old section of McLeod being fixed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Work done a year ago has to be redone already. Roadwork will be happening soon on McLeod Lane, just south of the stop sign at Stone Hedge Drive. Last summer new pavement was laid. Earlier this month, a large chunk of pavement buckled. “We don’t see that very often […]

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