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Council goes over medical marijuana

Council goes over medical marijuana

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes This spring, a moratorium was established to not allow medical marijuana dispensaries in Keizer until May 2015. The moratorium, like ones passed by various cities and counties around Oregon, was designed to allow time for the Keizer City Council to finalize local rules for medical marijuana, which was made […]

Making a run for the (Keizer) border

Making a run for the (Keizer) border

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Taco Bell may have changed its advertising slogan, but the old one would be appropos in this case. The California-based fast food restaurant subsidy of Yum! Brands is expected to open a new location in Keizer Station either late this year or early next year. In other words, Taco […]

Parks Board ready to start new program

Parks Board ready to start new program

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The funding amount isn’t what was hoped for. No matter: members of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board are ready to start their new matching grant program. In the midst of trying to get more money for the program – which will in essence allow the Parks Board […]

Last lap for Keizer pool

Last lap for Keizer pool

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Like the Ford Mustang, the Palma Ciea Swim Club in Keizer has turned 50 years old this year. But whereas the Mustang is having an extended anniversary celebration, that’s not the case with the Keizer pool. The Palma Ciea Swim Club is closed and is currently for sale. Beth […]

Hung jury in murder trial

Hung jury in murder trial

Prosecutor to try case against Victor Smith second time starting on Sept. 10

Candidates filing for Keizer council

Candidates filing for Keizer council

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Earlier this month, Keizer City Council president Joe Egli announced he will not be running for mayor or council. Others are running, however. Mayor Lore Christopher has announced she is not running for an eighth term this year. So far, current councilor Cathy Clark is the only one who […]

Tow trucks to be in driveways?

Tow trucks to be in driveways?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes By their nature, tow trucks tend to be big, slow and can take a while to turn around. Sounds a lot like the current tow truck parking issue being debated by the Keizer City Council. By a rare 4-3 vote, councilors on Monday voted to allow tow trucks under […]

Plans call for 120+ apartments

Plans call for 120+ apartments

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Mark Grenz wasn’t surprised by the opposition on June 12. Grenz, owner of Multi-Tech Engineering, has proposed putting up approximately 120 apartments on the 7.5 acres along Verda Lane at Chemawa Road, the area currently known around Keizer as the “cow park.” The cows would no longer be at […]

Mural could be back on track

Mural could be back on track

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Initially, the process of putting up a public mural in Keizer looked to be easy. Then it looked like the project would be delayed by months – if not canceled altogether. Now the original timeline could be met after all. That was the information coming after the first Keizer […]

Jury doesn’t reach verdict in murder case

Jury doesn’t reach verdict in murder case

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes After more than five hours of deliberation Friday, no verdict was reached in the murder trial of Phillip Johnson. Victor David Smith was charged with murdering Keizer’s Johnson with a firearm. Johnson was shot multiple times outside his Keizer apartment the night of July 1, 2004. Smith was […]

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