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City signs deal with Rawlins

City signs deal with Rawlins

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The Rawlins properties in Keizer Station are formally foreclosed upon. The Keizer City Council held a special hearing last Thursday, March 6 on the issue. City councilors had approved a settlement agreement at their March 3 regular meeting, but city attorney Shannon Johnson said state statute required the city […]

Photo Gallery: McNary Knight of Arts 2014

Photo Gallery: McNary Knight of Arts 2014

MHS goes renaissance for Knight of Arts The McNary High School fine arts department raised more than $29,000 at its annual Knight of Arts gala, March 8. The total includes money set aside for $5,000 in scholarships for current McNary students, but doesn’t include two donated guitars – one from the event’s oral auction and […]

Don’t forget trapeze bars

Don’t forget trapeze bars

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes First you thought the site selection was done for the community build play structure. But it wasn’t. During last week’s Community Build Task Force (CBTF) meeting, it was discovered something else wasn’t done: the design. Mark Caillier, general coordinator for The Big Toy at Keizer Rapids Park project, […]

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 […]

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