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Power plant coming?

Power plant coming?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The land could be powerful in the future. Last week the settlement agreement between the City of Keizer and the Rawlins family was signed for the Rawlinses properties in Keizer Station (see related story, pg. 3). After the properties are put up for a sheriff’s sale, city leaders expect […]

Chuck Lee announces run for District 25 seat

Chuck Lee announces run for District 25 seat

Longtime Keizer resident and Salem-Keizer School Board vice chairman Chuck Lee announced his candidacy for Oregon State Representative on Wednesday, March 12. “I am committed to growing Oregon’s economic vitality,” said Lee, president of the Mountain West Career and Technical Institute. “With strategic investment and innovative public private partnerships we can develop a workforce that […]

WKNA leader gives her site preference for The Big Toy

WKNA leader gives her site preference for The Big Toy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Her group hasn’t had a chance to do a survey, but Rhonda Rich knows her personal preference for the play structure siting. Rich, president of the West Keizer Neighborhood Association (WKNA), had planned to have members fill out a survey about The Big Toy at Keizer Rapids Park play […]

REI set to open in May

REI set to open in May

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) store in Keizer Station is indeed opening in a spring month starting with ‘M.’ It’s not going to be March, however. A company spokeswoman confirmed Feb. 28 the Washington-based outdoor retailer will be opening in the former Circuit City building soon. “The store will […]

Economic Development group formed as two others disbanded

Economic Development group formed as two others disbanded

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Two Keizer committees have been kicked to the curb. Or, at least the KURB. During Monday night’s Urban Renewal Agency meeting, agents unanimously voted to dissolve the Keizer Urban Renewal Board (KURB). During the Keizer City Council meeting that followed, councilors – the same people who were the agents […]

More charges in hidden video case

More charges in hidden video case

A Keizer man charged with using a video camera to watch his stepdaughter is now facing additional charges. The Keizer Police Department has charged Bryan Duane Tilley, 51, of 890 Cater Court North with three additional crimes after a new victim discovered a hidden digital video camera in her bedroom on Sunday, March 2 on […]

KPD busts burglary ring

KPD busts burglary ring

On Friday, Feb. 28 at about 5 a.m., members of the Keizer Police Department, assisted by members of the Salem Police Department SWAT Team, served a search warrant at 3665 Brooks Avenue NE as part of an ongoing serial burglary investigation and made four arrests. In turn, that led to additional arrests and the recovery […]

Son in homicide was no longer at MHS

Son in homicide was no longer at MHS

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The 17-year-old son charged with murdering his mom and shooting his dad on March 5 was a former McNary High School student. Brett Angus Pearson was arrested around 1 a.m. March 6, about 90 minutes after officers with the Keizer Police Department responded to an alarm at the family […]

Son arrested for murdering mom, shooting dad

Son arrested for murdering mom, shooting dad

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A Keizer teen was arrested early Thursday morning for murdering his mom and attempting to murder his father. Brett Angus Pearson, 17, was arrested around 1 a.m. March 6, less than two hours after the double shooting at his family’s house at 4826 Ventura Loop North. A second 17-year-old […]

No action taken on medical marijuana

No action taken on medical marijuana

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Well, at least a task force was established. The hot button issue of medical marijuana facilities was brought up once again Monday during the Keizer City Council meeting. During previous discussion, councilors had indicated they were leaning towards requiring a permit in order to operate a medical marijuana facility […]

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