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Demand growing for KFD

Demand growing for KFD

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Keizer Fire District had its busiest October ever last month. District crews ran on 391 calls, an increase of 12 percent over the same month last year, and KFD officials expect to reach 4,000 calls by the end of the year. It will be the first time the […]

Utility box = art canvas?

Utility box = art canvas?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Utility boxes aren’t usually known for their design. Mayor Lore Christopher wants to change that in Keizer. The outgoing mayor serves as chair of the new Keizer Arts Commission and has been putting together a plan for students to paint artwork on utility boxes along River Road. For the […]

Wrong-way drunk driver arrested after hitting car, killing passenger Tuesday

Wrong-way drunk driver arrested after hitting car, killing passenger Tuesday

A driver going the wrong way on Interstate 5 struck a car near Brooks early Tuesday morning, killing a passenger. At approximately 2:50 a.m. Nov. 25, the Oregon State Police (OSP) received a call reporting a wrong-way driver on I-5 near Brooks. About one minute later, OSP received a second call of a head-on crash […]

Young at Art forced to look for a new home

Young at Art forced to look for a new home

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Like any first-year business owner, Mahssa Hashemi has come across obstacles. The phone call she got on Oct. 10 was the biggest yet. On that Friday, landlord Mike Smith informed Hashemi — the owner of Young at Art, which opened in January at 3924 River Road North — a […]

Cases highlight drug issues

Cases highlight drug issues

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Twice in recent weeks, high-profile arrests in Keizer have involved drugs. Early on Oct. 25, Keizer Police Department detectives arrested 23-year-old Niya Breann Sosa-Martinez on charges of second degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, endangering the welfare of a minor and second degree child neglect after her 4-year-old son died […]

New art coming to River Rd.

New art coming to River Rd.

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes More public art is coming to Keizer. At their Oct. 28 meeting, members of the new Keizer Arts Commission meeting approved the placement of two sculptures. One of them, depicting a tuxedo-clad man with a staff and top hat, will be placed on a slab at Copper Creek Mercantile […]

Taking a surface look at Big Toy

Taking a surface look at Big Toy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Now the location is known for the Big Toy. The website is up and running at keizerbigtoy.org. Among the details still to be determined: what the Big Toy will be placed on. Members of the Keizer City Council approved a new location for the community build play structure at […]

WKNA president pushes for more buffer around Keizer Rapids Park

WKNA president pushes for more buffer around Keizer Rapids Park

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Even before Rhonda Rich spoke, there was confusion as to whether or not she could. Rich, president of the West Keizer Neighborhood Association, came to Monday’s Keizer City Council meeting to talk about the recently altered buffer between Keizer Rapids Park and WKNA neighbors. Rich had previously hoped for […]

Hohnbaum goes off on plans

Hohnbaum goes off on plans

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The recently introduced plans for Area C of Keizer Station have been met by a familiar foe. Kevin Hohnbaum, who has fought previous Area C proposal on behalf of the Keep Keizer Livable (KKL) neighborhood group, has filed a formal protest against the revised Area C plans. Last month, […]

Three arrested in drug bust

Three arrested in drug bust

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Three adults were arrested in a Keizer Police Department drug bust on Wednesday – with one arrested while her two young children were home. The two boys, ages 4 and 7, have been placed in the care of a relative by a Department of Human Services case worker. Erin […]

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