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KeizerTV keeps the city K-23 contract

KeizerTV keeps the city K-23 contract

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes KeizerTV is indeed getting money from the city. In an early October Keizer City Councilor meeting, KeizerTV leader Rex Robertson and David Dahle gave an update on their social media efforts. “We love you,” then-mayor Lore Christopher told Robertson and Dahle that evening. “We’ll give you money.” Shortly after, […]

New charter school in works?

New charter school in works?

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Another charter school may be on its way for the Salem-Keizer School District. The district now has four, one in Keizer, all with long waiting lists, and a group of district residents is preparing to apply to start Capital Preparatory Charter School. Public charter schools operate under school districts, […]

MCFD1 tabs Henson replacement

MCFD1 tabs Henson replacement

A long-time employee of Marion County Fire District #1 has been selected as its new chief. The MCFD1 Fire Board announced Terry Riley as the new chief of the district at its meeting last week. Riley had served as interim chief since the departure of J. Kevin Henson last October. Riley’s appointment was effective immediately. […]

Signal is coming to KTC

Signal is coming to KTC

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Plans are moving forward for the Keizer Transit Center to look the way it was originally designed to. Steve Dickey, director of Transportation Development for Salem-Keizer Transit, said a new signal leaving the transit center in Keizer Station’s Area B should be done within the next year or so. […]

Station proposal okayed

Station proposal okayed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A proposal for new apartments and a retirement community in Area C of Keizer Station was approved unanimously Tuesday night by the Keizer City Council. Whether that means the project was approved quickly or not depends on the perspective. The joint proposal by Mountain West Investment (with the 180 […]

Big Toy group aiming to avoid the big swell

Big Toy group aiming to avoid the big swell

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The general area is known for the Big Toy. However, the exact placement of the play structure scheduled to be built by community volunteers in June at Keizer Rapids Park was still up for discussion last week. Mark Caillier, general coordinator for the Big Toy, gave an update during […]

Dog shot, two arrested

Dog shot, two arrested

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes When the Keizer Police Department brought back its Community Response Unit a year ago, one of the main goals was to deal with drug complaints. That has resulted in several longtime drug homes in Keizer being busted, with the most recent example taking place Jan. 8 on the 400 […]

Mayor Clark: “We’re all in”

Mayor Clark: “We’re all in”

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Last week Cathy Clark became the new mayor of Keizer. This week, she gave her first State of the City address. Clark gave her speech at Tuesday’s Keizer Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Keizer Quality Suites, eight days after being sworn in as mayor. Clark served on the Keizer […]

Hearing for Area C next Tuesday

Hearing for Area C next Tuesday

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer Station Area C is the subject of a public hearing again next week. A revised proposal for apartments and a retirement community facility will be discussed during the Jan. 20 Keizer City Council meeting. The meeting is a day later than usual due to Monday being Martin Luther […]

The Big Toy’s castle plans are not cast in concrete quite yet

The Big Toy’s castle plans are not cast in concrete quite yet

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The design for the Big Toy is still being tweaked. In September Rick Day, owner of Advantage Precast in Keizer, offered to donate blocks of concrete that could be used for a castle look at the play structure set to be built by community volunteers at Keizer Rapids Park […]

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