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MHS student in coma after crash

MHS student in coma after crash

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A McNary High School student remained in critical condition this week following a savage crash just after school was released for Memorial Day weekend last Friday, May 22. The two-vehicle crash happened just after 2:30 p.m. on Lockhaven Drive North, near McClure Street North and involved three MHS juniors, […]

City website getting closer

City website getting closer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The City of Keizer’s new website will be much less cumbersome and better looking. The only question is the same one that’s dogged the project from the start: when will the site go live? Keizer City Councilors approved spending $15,800 on a new site last May. Evo Gov is […]

Amphitheater patio okayed

Amphitheater patio okayed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Last month, Jerry Nuttbrock’s proposal to build a patio at the Keizer Rapids Park amphitheater wasn’t approved, in part, because he was asking for too much. This month, Nuttbrock brought his revised plan with more exact cost estimates back to the Keizer Park and Recreation Advisory Board. This time, […]

Cow pasture issue to come up again

Cow pasture issue to come up again

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In some form, the proposal for new apartments at Keizer’s “cow pasture” will come back before the Keizer City Council. The question is when and which proposal. In a vote that surprised many, councilors denied a proposal from developer Mark Grenz last fall to build 120 new apartments at […]

Big Toy will change future of Keizer

Big Toy will change future of Keizer

By JANET CARLSON & LORE CHRISTOPHER The Big Toy at Keizer Rapids Park is about building our community and improving our children’s health. As a community, we are concerned about childhood obesity that has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents. The Big Toy at Keizer Rapids Park will make possible healthy, active outdoor […]

Election winners talk about victories

Election winners talk about victories

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Now the real work begins. The results from Tuesday’s election are in, meaning the winners can now focus on the task of serving. Among the four contested races involving Keizerites, only one winner is currently serving in the race being campaigned for. Chet Patterson, one of Keizer’s founding fathers, […]

Patterson, Hart, Lee, Busch winning races

Patterson, Hart, Lee, Busch winning races

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The old guard is winning. Initial results from Tuesday’s election had some familiar names winning key races with Keizer connections. Chet Patterson, one of Keizer’s founding fathers, was handily defeating James Mulhern in the race for Keizer Fire District Board of Directors Position 3. Early results showed Patterson with […]

Council OKs veterinarian zone change

Council OKs veterinarian zone change

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A veterinarian’s plan to move to a bigger building in Keizer has the blessing of the Keizer City Council. Dr. Leanne West Eggert, owner of Creekside Veterinary Clinic at 5456 River Road North, requested a change in city zoning codes late last year to allow her and husband/practice manager […]

Jim Taylor talks of KFD issues

Jim Taylor talks of KFD issues

In last week’s edition of the Keizertimes, answers from Keizer Fire District Board candidate Jim Taylor were missing. Taylor is running against Betty Hart for Position 5 on the board. Taylor recently stepped away from his role on the Keizer City Council. Hart is the wife of former Keizer Fire Board director Mike Hart. We […]

Chamber request gets no vote

Chamber request gets no vote

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Both ends of the May 7 Keizer Budget Committee meeting were entertaining. Committee members responded coldly to a request early in the meeting for more funds from Christine Dieker, executive director of the Keizer Chamber of Commerce. No motion was made to approve Dieker’s request for $28,000 in the […]

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