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Plan for sports facility outlined

Plan for sports facility outlined

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Picture this, if you will. Picture softball and baseball fields at Keizer Rapids Park, as well as a multi-use field for soccer, football and lacrosse. In addition, picture an adjoining indoor facility for indoor sports such as tennis and basketball, plus space for softball and baseball teams to use. […]

Egli questions salary survey

Egli questions salary survey

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Every three or so years, City of Keizer officials do a salary survey to determine pay ranges. The survey led to recent pay raises for city manager Chris Eppley and city manager Shannon Johnson. As mentioned last week in the Keizertimes, both Eppley got a 2.5 percent Cost of […]

Barbara Jensen elects to not run for council

Barbara Jensen elects to not run for council

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Once in 2014 is enough for Barbara Jensen. The Keizer resident, who lost to Bill Post in the Republican primary for the House District 25 seat being vacated by Kim Thatcher, was rumored to be close to filing for a run at the Keizer City Council. Specifically, it was […]

Keizertimes to live stream Oregon gubernatorial debate

Keizertimes to live stream Oregon gubernatorial debate

The Keizertimes will join several Oregon newspapers in live streaming Friday’s gubernatorial debate between incumbent John Kitzhaber and Dennis Richardson. The debate is scheduled to begin at 10:15 a.m. Friday, and will only be broadcasted live online. The video feed is provided by KATU television of Portland.

No parking at Shoreline corner

No parking at Shoreline corner

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Shoreline Drive has been getting some attention this week. In addition to the rebuilding project on the street, a parking issue at Shoreline and Rafael Avenue North was discussed during Monday’s Keizer City Council meeting. Councilors voted 5-0 to approve a no-parking zone on the corner. “It has posed […]

Shoreline being shored up

Shoreline being shored up

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Shoreline Drive has hit rock bottom. As such, the street is being dug up and redone, with work starting this week. The work is expected to be done by late September. “Shoreline has reached the point where it’s not suitable to just resurface it,” Keizer Public Works director Bill […]

A cooling splash — when open

A cooling splash — when open

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer is experiencing a bit of a heat wave. Fortunately, there is a water fountain by city hall to cool off at – as long as you don’t come Mondays or Tuesdays. Last Tuesday, as the temperature hovered around the 100 degree mark, splash fountain – in Chalmers-Jones Park […]

Spreading word about the Big Toy

Spreading word about the Big Toy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Construction of the Big Toy play structure at Keizer Rapids Park is still 11 months away. However, project officials are doing their best to keep the project in the public eye. For example, there will be a booth at this week’s Marion County Fair with information about the project. […]

Cyclocross events get the green flag at KRP in August

Cyclocross events get the green flag at KRP in August

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes On a night billed as a chance to look at future amenities for Keizer Rapids Park, an event for next month moved forward. Jarod Seaman from Half Penny Cycling in Salem spoke at the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board on Tuesday for a second time, having also spoken […]

Chemawa project resumes

Chemawa project resumes

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The race is on. The Chemawa Road reconstruction project finally got restarted this week. The $3.5 million Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) project was supposed to resume in the spring, but more issues with utilities – the same problem that prevented the project from being done last year – […]

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