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Big Toy gets new home

Big Toy gets new home

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s been moved again, but there might finally be a set location for the Big Toy playground. Nearly a year ago, a consultant recommended the community build play structure be built in the “Area B” section of Keizer Rapids Park, between the amphitheater and the boat ramp. In late […]

Ripp easily defeats Chappell for contested council seat

Ripp easily defeats Chappell for contested council seat

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Among those not surprised by the results of the only contested Keizer City Council race on Tuesday: Matt Chappell. Chappell competed against Amy Ripp for the No. 6 council seat being vacated by Joe Egli, who did not run for any seat this year. Ripp defeated Chappell with 4,079 […]

Possible transit changes discussed

Possible transit changes discussed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes By recent standards, this was a light topic for members of the Keizer Planning Commission. In the last couple of years, members have looked at weighty issues such as housing needs, Urban Growth Boundary expansion and zoning changes. Things were a bit different at the Oct. 8 meeting: for […]

Post, Thatcher lead in initial results

Post, Thatcher lead in initial results

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Bill Post is defeating Chuck Lee in the battle for the state House District 25 seat. Initial results from Tuesday night show Post with 4,649 votes (53.93 percent) compared to 3,727 votes (43.24 percent) for Lee in Marion County. Overall, Post had 6,954 votes (54.36 percent) compared to […]

KRP ramp earns national award for boating access

KRP ramp earns national award for boating access

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It was an award a long time coming. But at least city officials didn’t have to travel to Arkansas, since the award came to them. Keizer City Councilors and Mayor Lore Christopher accepted an award during their Oct. 20 meeting on behalf of the city for the Keizer Rapids […]

Big Toy website to go live Nov. 7

Big Toy website to go live Nov. 7

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The website for Keizer’s Big Toy will be unveiled to the public soon. Valaria Moore has been making tweaks in recent months to a test site based on feedback from members of the Community Build Task Force (CBTF). She showed the latest updates at October’s CBTF meeting. After explaining […]

Order in the (council) chambers

Order in the (council) chambers

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes During most Keizer City Council meetings, items on the agenda are taken out of order. An attempt has been made to change that. During their Oct. 20 meeting, councilors voted unanimously to amend the rules of procedure. In some ways, it was a return to an old form. In […]

For the active retirees

For the active retirees

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Yes, another retirement community is being planned for Keizer. But developers of the Village at Keizer Ridge assisted living and memory care facility believe their building will fill a niche. Greg Roderick, president and CEO of Portland-based Frontier Management, gave the Keizertimes an update on plans last week along […]

Lone contested city council race heats up in an interesting way

Lone contested city council race heats up in an interesting way

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There is only one contested Keizer City Council race this year, but it’s providing some unexpected drama. Three council seats and the mayoral seat are up this year. But of those four, three outcomes can be predicted with a high degree of certainty before the results are announced Tuesday […]

Area C proposal shown

Area C proposal shown

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Representatives for two companies hoping to build separate facilities in Keizer Station Area C are pooling resources to put in necessary infrastructure. Such infrastructure would improve traffic flow and benefit possible future development. However, both representatives made it clear their companies have no interest in developing the commercial part […]

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