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Act quick to be Keizer’s next city councilor

Act quick to be Keizer’s next city councilor

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at public service without the pesky long-term commitment, the Keizer City Council has a deal for you. At its meeting Tuesday, July 5, the council declared vacant the seat most recently held by Dennis Koho, whose term was set to […]

No, Kevin Costner isn’t moving to Keizer

No, Kevin Costner isn’t moving to Keizer

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes If you run in certain online circles, you might have heard that the star of Dances with Wolves, Waterworld and Field of Dreams is moving to Keizer. While it isn’t out of the realm of possibility, the Keizertimes was unable to contact Costner’s representatives for confirmation and the […]

Keizer swimmers learning to fly

Keizer swimmers learning to fly

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes The summer swim season began Thursday, June 30 with two Keizer teams going head-to-head as defending league champion, Northwood, outscored Holiday 367-236. Northwood’s boys, who accumulated 186 points, won 20 events. Jake Wyer won five events—15-18-year-old butterfly, breaststroke, backstroke, freestyle relay and medley relay with teammates Jabez Rhoades, Miller […]

Giants’ top pick joins Volcanoes

Giants’ top pick joins Volcanoes

By TIM HAYS Of the Keizertimes Bryan Reynolds has finally arrived in Salem-Keizer. The 2016 second round pick by the San Francisco Giants joined the Volcanoes last Thursday in Hillsboro. His home debut was Monday against the Vancouver Canadians. A native of Brentwood, Tenn., Reynolds has grown up around baseball his whole life. “Growing up […]

Two-alarm blaze in central Keizer

Two-alarm blaze in central Keizer

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Emergency services were kept busy over the Fourth of July weekend culminating in a two-alarm fire Monday, July 4. Crews from the Keizer Fire District were summoned to 804 Faymar Drive N.E. The owner of the home awoke to crackling and smoke and opened the door to his […]

Young man dies after River Road collision

Young man dies after River Road collision

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A 20-year-old Keizer man died of injuries sustained in a vehicle-on-pedestrian collision in the early morning hours of Friday, July 1. Walter Westgarth, 65, of Keizer was driving a 2005 Volkswagen Passat four-door wagon northbound on River Road North in the curb lane through the intersection of Chemawa […]

A PLACE IN HISTORY?

A PLACE IN HISTORY?

Historic home may impede apartment plans

Pitcher back from elbow surgery

Pitcher back from elbow surgery

By TIM HAYS Of the Keizertimes Caleb Simpson, 24-year-old Oklahoma native and pitcher for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, has gone through a lot of adversity to get him to where he is today. Out of high school Simpson attended Seminole State Community College in Sanford, Fla. After two successful seasons behind the plate, Simpson signed to […]

More questions than answers as pot shops move into town

More questions than answers as pot shops move into town

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Keizer voters will have the opportunity to vote on attaching a 3 percent city tax on recreational marijuana sales in November. Approval of a resolution sending the matter to ballot was one of several hastily-approved measures during a nearly four-hour meeting of the Keizer City Council Monday, June […]

The best and brightest of local(ish) July 4th events

The best and brightest of local(ish) July 4th events

Civil War Battles, rodeos and enough fireworks to make your head explode. Here is a round-up of where to see the best and brightest this July 4. July 2 through 4 The Northwest Civil War Council at Antique Powerland in Brooks. Approximately 1,000 reenactors are expected, who will demonstrate the living and fighting conditions of […]

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