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Keizer, close down these parks!

Keizer, close down these parks!

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer has its own version of Ralph Nader. Nader was a safety advocate who gained national fame in the 1960s with his book Unsafe at Any Speed, declaring the Chevrolet Corvair was dangerous. Eamon Bishop did his best Nader impression at Tuesday’s Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting […]

$10K approved for one KLL field

$10K approved for one KLL field

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes For the record, the three dissenting votes in no way indicated dissatisfaction with the project. Members of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board on Tuesday approved a request to use up the remaining $10,000 in matching grant funds to help pay for the redoing of Field 3 at […]

Carjacker caught after taking car from hotel

Carjacker caught after taking car from hotel

A 28-year-old Keizer man was arrested after a carjacking incident Wednesday morning. Shortly before 11 a.m. March 9, Keizer Police Department officers were dispatched to a carjacking incident at the Keizer Quality Suites on Wittenberg Lane. According to a release from the Keizer Police Department, the 51-year-old male victim told police he had been pushed […]

BFit to open this month

BFit to open this month

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The Anytime Fitness gym in Schoolhouse Square closed at the end of January. A new gym is set to open soon right next door. A company spokesperson confirmed Tuesday BFit Gym is scheduled to open sometime this month at 5045 River Road North. As mentioned previously in the Keizertimes, […]

Big Town Hero closing Keizer retail location

Big Town Hero closing Keizer retail location

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s been a big year so far for Scott White and his family. In January, White won the Merchant of the Year award at the annual Keizer Chamber of Commerce First Citizens Award banquet for his family-run Big Town Hero Keizer location. On Tuesday, White announced he is closing […]

Sports court at KRP explored

Sports court at KRP explored

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Care for a game of pickleball? While some may not have heard of the racquet sport – a combination of badminton, table tennis and tennis – others in Keizer have. Robert Johnson, Keizer parks supervisor, said a place for a pickleball court is a common request. “We get a […]

New Starbucks coming soon

New Starbucks coming soon

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A new Starbucks is coming to River Road in Keizer. Yes, there is already a Starbucks at the corner of River and Chemawa Roads, in Schoolhouse Square. This will take the place of that location. The new location will be at 4943 River Road N, a small strip mall […]

Lights out! No more Christmas parade

Lights out! No more Christmas parade

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Last December marked the 25th year for the Festival of Lights Holiday Parade. Turns out, it also marked the last parade. Cheryl and Bob Mitchell, who have volunteered with the parade for 23 years and been in charge since 1999, announced Monday they are retiring and thus concluding the […]

KPD questioned persons of interest about fatal shooting

KPD questioned persons of interest about fatal shooting

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Two men arrested in Eugene last week were also questioned about the fatal Keizer Station shooting on Valentine’s Day night, Feb. 14. Jeff Kuhns, deputy chief with the Keizer Police Department, said officers investigating the fatal shooting of 28-year-old Jerrid Goodpaster went to Eugene the night of Feb. 16. […]

Teens hurt in Windsor Island Road crash

Teens hurt in Windsor Island Road crash

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Two 17-year-old boys from Salem were injured in a one-vehicle crash last Friday afternoon, Feb. 19. Keven Potts, who had just turned 17 the day before, was driving a 1992 Toyota Camry when he struck a large tree along the road on the 5900 block of Windsor Island Road […]

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