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Keeping the courts open

Keeping the courts open

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The three new sand volleyball courts are being used. But please, be courteous and share with fellow Keizerites. That was the message from Hans Schneider, who spearheaded the project at Keizer Rapids Park, to members of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board last week. “The courts are complete,” […]

Losing skid drops S-K to 3rd in South

Losing skid drops S-K to 3rd in South

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The Volcanoes started with two victories in a road series but lost the next four games. Aug. 12: Volcanoes 6, Spokane 1 Salem-Keizer bats and arms stayed hot for the opener of this five-game series in Spokane. Several Volcanoes were heroes: CJ Hinojosa, who hit his fourth home run and […]

Two more subdivisions in north Keizer

Two more subdivisions in north Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes One company is building two new subdivisions in the northern part of Keizer. MC Northwest Inc. is building 11 homes in Northfield Estates, on a stretch of Bair Road behind current homes in The Vineyards off of Wheatland Road. A little bit south on Wheatland, MC Northwest is building […]

Keizer to cover girl

Keizer to cover girl

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When she was a McNary High School student, Alesha Cubitt was likely most memorable because of her hair. She changed colors and styles regularly, even went so far as to shave it. “I was a complete tomboy,” Cubitt said. “I was actually really shy, I did track in […]

No more Tightwad Tuesdays

No more Tightwad Tuesdays

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Say goodbye to Tuesday Community Days at Keizer Community Center. When the new city hall opened in 2009, the city contracted with an outside company to manage the facility. Those duties were brought in-house the following year and a new rental rate structure was adopted in 2011. The rates […]

Haggen to close its Keizer store

Haggen to close its Keizer store

    By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It wasn’t that long ago Keizer had three grocery stores. Soon, there could be just one. In late April, the Albertsons at 5450 River Road North became a Haggen. Washington-based Haggen went from 18 stores mainly in Washington to 164 around the West Coast in a short […]

KFD board pursuing emergency equipment bond

KFD board pursuing emergency equipment bond

In November, Keizer Fire District will have a General Obligation Emergency Equipment Bond Measure on the ballot. On Tuesday evening at the Keizer Fire District Board meeting, the motion was passed to ask the citizens of Keizer for a small increase in their taxes to better serve them. “We do the best to maintain our […]

S-K splits week with 3-3 record

S-K splits week with 3-3 record

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The Volcanoes had a 3-3 record for the week just before the Keizertimes went to press, ending with a shutout of the Hillsboro Hops. Aug. 6: Volcanoes 3, Eugene 2 Salem-Keizer opened this road series with a well-pitched game that ended with a great bit of fielding. Eugene came close […]

Big Toy group hits money goal

Big Toy group hits money goal

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The funding goal for the Big Toy project has been reached, but the work isn’t done. The slimmed down Community Build Task Force met last week, now down to seven members. Marlene Parsons is still chairing the meetings, which will continue on a monthly basis for at least the […]

Blue Day marks turf unveiling

Blue Day marks turf unveiling

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes For Danielle Bethell, president of the McNary High School Athletic Booster Club (MABC), McNary’s new artificial turf field is less about sports and more about the individual students who will end up using it. “Every kid that puts effort into one of the groups using the field puts […]

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