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School board sets priorities for 2015

School board sets priorities for 2015

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Oregon School Boards Association matters took up much of Tuesday’s Salem-Keizer School Board meeting. Several legislative policy and priority resolutions were approved, and a director candidate from the North Santiam School District received the board’s vote. The OSBA’s legislative policy committee has proposed that the association introduce and support […]

Doors swing open at Keizer’s newest salon

Doors swing open at Keizer’s newest salon

With three you get a new salon. Trio Salon has opened its doors at the Sandy River Center at 5171 River Road. The three owners are Hope Martinez, who has  many years of experience with several salons and the Tangled Ends Hair Academy in Keizer. She is joined in the new venture by Molly Barrett […]

Council looks at completion of goals

Council looks at completion of goals

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Incoming members of the Keizer City Council were ready to talk about goals. It appeared they weren’t going to get the chance, since a majority of current councilors weren’t present. A work session was planned for Monday, allowing current and incoming councilors alike the chance to review the 2013 […]

Park funding idea brought up again

Park funding idea brought up again

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Remember those plans to add funding for parks in Keizer? Brandon Smith sure does. Smith and other members of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board spent much of 2013 looking at potential long-term funding solutions for parks. Board members spent multiple meetings mulling over the idea of adding […]

A look at how Keizer voted in November

A look at how Keizer voted in November

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Oregon’s Measure 92 dealing with GMO labeling may be going through a recount, but it’s not because of Keizer voters. While a razor-thin margin at the state level triggered a recount of the labeling measure, the margin was decisive in Keizer, a look at vote tallies shows. The Keizertimes […]

Sewer and wastewater fees going up in January

Sewer and wastewater fees going up in January

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Sewer rates are going up for Keizer residents. The first of two increases will be effective Jan. 1, 2015. The second increase goes into effect one year later. Susan Gahlsdorf, Finance director for Keizer, noted the city has agreed to adopt Salem’s wastewater service charges. Keizer contracts with Salem […]

Lady Celts regroup after ‘robotic’ debut

Lady Celts regroup after ‘robotic’ debut

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School girls varsity basketball team’s return to the court Wednesday, Dec. 3, ended in a 38-31 loss for the Lady Celts. Head Coach Derrick Handley didn’t mince words when it came to assessing the situation. “We were looking a bit robotic. We had such a focus […]

It’ll be done for Christmas?

It’ll be done for Christmas?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It appears the Chemawa Road reconstruction project is finally in the final stretch. The project spanning from River Road to Keizer Rapids Park was delayed multiple times but crews have been busy for months getting things done. One of the main parts of the project involves the new signal […]

Keizer Fire hosts Santa b’fast Sunday

Keizer Fire hosts Santa b’fast Sunday

Santa Claus will be getting to various Keizer events in December thanks to his friends at the Keizer Fire District. Old St. Nick will be in town first for KFD’s Santa Breakfast on Sunday, Dec. 14. He will sit for photos with the kids and adults alike for a nominal fee to support the Keizer […]

Mat men take third in tourney

Mat men take third in tourney

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School senior Alvarro Venegas was the only Celtic wrestler to emerge from a tournament with a clean record Friday, Dec. 5. Venegas won his first match, against Dallas High School’s Bailey Hise, in a 12-2 major decision, but it didn’t start off the way Venegas expected. […]

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