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Call for action for the homeless

Call for action for the homeless

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A full house of about 100 people was on hand Tuesday for the second meeting of the Mid-Willamette Homeless Initiative task force. Due to the Salem Public Library meeting room being overcrowded for the first meeting in February, all subsequent meetings are being held in council chambers at Keizer […]

Mr. Video owner worried about future

Mr. Video owner worried about future

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Terry Ricker doesn’t want to be frozen out of options. Ricker, owner of Mr. Video and LimeBerry Frozen Yogurt at 5003 River Road North in the Schoolhouse Square Shopping Center along with wife Lana, fears his time might be limited in his current location. Ricker moved his video store […]

Displaced by Starbucks

Displaced by Starbucks

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes With Starbucks moving to a new River Road location, several current businesses are being impacted. As previously mentioned in the Keizertimes, plans call for an existing strip mall at 4943 River Road North to be torn down and replaced by a new Starbucks Coffee with a drive-through. That means […]

Chainsaw artist talks to KPAC

Chainsaw artist talks to KPAC

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Is David Hillesland the Tree Whisperer? Last month the chainsaw artist from Lyons was driving past the Keizer Civic Center when he saw the two bare trees, which are scheduled to be decorated as story poles next year as envisioned by members of the Keizer Public Arts Commission. “Those […]

New regulations discussed at luncheon

New regulations discussed at luncheon

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Stand together, be creative and brace for more. Those were three of the main messages shared during last week’s Keizer Chamber of Commerce luncheon forum, which was focused on surviving government mandates. The timing wasn’t surprising, given recent action by the Oregon Legislature to increase the minimum wage in […]

Second homeless meeting in Keizer on March 29

Second homeless meeting in Keizer on March 29

The new Mid-Willamette Homeless Initiative needed a new home. The first meeting of the task force last month was held in a meeting room at the Salem Public Library, but a crowd of more than 100 people filled the room beyond capacity. As such, the second meeting will be held next Tuesday, March 29 in […]

Koho returns to council

Koho returns to council

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There weren’t a whole lot of people at Monday’s Keizer City Council meeting. Councilor Amy Ryan and youth councilor Siri Scales were absent, while Brandon Smith’s former seat is still vacant. City attorney Shannon Johnson and Public Works director Bill Lawyer were absent, as was police chief John Teague. […]

Suspects identified in Goodpaster shooting

Suspects identified in Goodpaster shooting

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Some surprising information came out recently regarding the Jerrid Goodpaster homicide at Keizer Station. Among those surprised? His father, Eric Goodpaster. Jerrid, 28, was fatally shot in a Keizer Station parking lot near Starbucks on Valentine’s Day evening. No arrests have been made yet, but detectives with the Keizer […]

Arrest made following Monday shooting

Arrest made following Monday shooting

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A 31-year-old male has been arrested in connection with Monday afternoon’s shooting in the Keizer Bi-Mart parking lot. Jeff Kuhns, deputy chief with the Keizer Police Department, announced Tuesday morning Kyle Erik Madrid had been arrested for the shooting of Randall Lynn Anderson, 59. The shooting happened shortly after […]

Roundabout on track for June start at Chemawa and Verda

Roundabout on track for June start at Chemawa and Verda

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Construction is still on schedule to start in June for the new roundabout at Chemawa Road and Verda Lane. The Oregon Department of Transportation project, with a total cost of approximately $1.8 million, should be open sometime in September. “Construction is expected to start in early- to mid-June,” said […]

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