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Business move revived south River Road offices

Business move revived south River Road offices

By ERICA. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When Valerie and Geoff White signed a lease to move their property management and construction businesses to Keizer in July 2014, it was something of a watershed moment. “There hadn’t been an office lease signed in Keizer in the previous nine months,” said Valerie. Their businesses, Encompass Management & […]

Crushing the competition

Crushing the competition

Local softball team earns automatic bid to nationals

Plans change, fears remain

Plans change, fears remain

Rezone opposition had many voices

‘Historic’ snag in cow pasture redux

‘Historic’ snag in cow pasture redux

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Public hearings on a proposed rezoning of the area commonly known as “cow pasture” hit a wall in Keizer City Council chambers Monday, June 20. Between the release of the council’s agenda last week and the start of the meeting, city staff discovered that the home and associated […]

Food truck plan headed to city council

Food truck plan headed to city council

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Food trucks will be coming to town if the Keizer City Council approves a recommendation that passed the city’s planning commission last week. Commissioners engaged in a marathon three-hour meeting Wednesday, June 8, that included discussion of issues related to permitting, signage, hours of operation, and what would […]

McNary presents Class of 2016

McNary presents Class of 2016

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Kacey McCallister and Serena Dufour challenged McNary’s Class of 2016 to try new things because failure is inevitable. “What good is life if you never try to do something remarkable?” asked McCallister, a 2004 graduate who delivered the keynote speech. “Get out there and be successful.” McCallister used his […]

KFD adds shift commanders if budget gets OK

KFD adds shift commanders if budget gets OK

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Keizer Fire Board will consider the proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year at its meeting Tuesday, June 21, at 7 p.m. Keizer Fire District’s Budget Committee approved the proposed budget last month and forwarded its recommendation for approval to the fire board. The centerpiece change in […]

City council takes up budget at June 20 meeting

City council takes up budget at June 20 meeting

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Keizer City Council has a stacked agenda for its June 20 meeting and one of the hot topics will be approval of the city budget. The city expects to see a 4 percent increase in revenues over the 2015-16 fiscal year, primarily because of a 3 percent […]

Duran hurdles way to Oregon State

Duran hurdles way to Oregon State

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Running track in college was so far off Dani Duran’s radar that she hadn’t even taken the SAT or ACT. The McNary senior had planned to go to Chemeketa Community College, which doesn’t require either tests. However, Duran’s future changed on April 13 after she convinced her coaches to […]

Discrimination complaint filed against city

Discrimination complaint filed against city

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A Keizer man has lodged a discrimination complaint with the U.S. Justice Department against the city of Keizer citing poor conditions in the city’s parks and lack of compliance with standards required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. “When I appeared before the parks board, I was basically […]

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