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Volcanoes take series 4-1, lead South Div.

Volcanoes take series 4-1, lead South Div.

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Salem-Keizer won the series from Everett four games to one, going into the all-star break with a 5-2 second-half record and the South Division lead. July 29: Volcanoes 5, Everett 4 (10 innings) It was the first win, against two losses, in an extra-inning game for Salem-Keizer this season. A […]

Turn on, tune in and listen for the mic drop

Turn on, tune in and listen for the mic drop

Keizerites help give KMUZ distinct voice

Dishing out a big mess at RIVERfair

Dishing out a big mess at RIVERfair

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In case you’re wondering: don’t put blackberry pie in your hair. That PSA comes courtesy of Anne-Marie Storms, the public outreach specialist at Keizer Fire District. In case your next question is “And she would know that how?” there’s a good story behind it. It happened at the pie-eating […]

New proposal for hazelnut orchard

New proposal for hazelnut orchard

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Maybe those hazelnut trees won’t be lonely and decaying after all. In a somewhat surprising twist, a farmer stepped up last month with an offer to farm the 22 acres of filbert orchards on city-owned property at Keizer Rapids Park. In June, Tony Weathers was granted a release from […]

The Boss Bass

The Boss Bass

Intimidated by a bass? We’re talking about Bud, an Oregon logger. A guy that straps on cork boots, throws a 32-inch Stihl over his shoulder, heads up mountains–that would give Lindsey Vonn pause–and falls giant firs to make a living. Intimidated by a three pound bass? Really? One of Bud’s responsibilities is five cows and […]

Council previews infill impact

Council previews infill impact

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Coming soon to the Keizer City Council: discussion on land infill. If that doesn’t sound like the most exciting topic, spare some sympathy for members of the Keizer Planning Commission. “The last three meetings of the Planning Commission were spent on land infill,” commissioner Jonathon Thompson told councilors on […]

RIVERfair lands Aug. 8

RIVERfair lands Aug. 8

The second weekend in August is right around the corner, which means it is time for the eighth annual RIVERfair on Saturday, Aug. 8, at Keizer Rapids Park. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. KRP is located at 1900 Chemawa Road North. While there is entertainment throughout the day, one of the […]

Little library posted in West Keizer

Little library posted in West Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The first time Carol Doerfler saw one, she was intrigued. “I remember seeing one and thinking, ‘What is that?’” she said. Doerfler, a longtime active member of the West Keizer Neighborhood Association, later saw a story about a Little Free Library in South Salem and realized that was the […]

National Night Out is Aug. 4

National Night Out is Aug. 4

In partnership with the National Association of Town Watch, the Keizer Police Department will be co-sponsoring the 31st annual National Night Out event citywide on Tuesday, Aug. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. More than 34 million people in more than 15,000 communities throughout the country will join forces to promote police-community partnerships, crime, drug […]

New details in toddler death at sentencing

New details in toddler death at sentencing

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In the aftermath of the fire last Oct. 24 that killed her 4-year-old son, Niya Breann Sosa-Martinez talked to detective Chris Nelson with the Keizer Police Department multiple times. The story changed each time. Nelson gave some chilling details July 22 during a sentencing hearing. Marion County Circuit Court […]

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