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Skate park repairs falter

Skate park repairs falter

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A group once interested in refurbishing the surfaces of Keizer’s Carlton Skate Park has pulled out of the project. Keizerite Joe Bazan and owners of Lincoln City-based Dreamland Skateparks presented a proposal to the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board in November 2014 and requested $12,000 in matching […]

Armed robber eludes police twice

Armed robber eludes police twice

  Keizer Police Department responded to two armed robberies in the wee hours Sunday, June 26. Police officials suspect the same man in incidents at Cooper’s Deli & Pub, 5408 River Road N., and Quality Suites, 5188 Wittenberg Lane N.E. At 12:57 a.m., officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Cooper’s. The […]

Officer-involved shooting at convenience store

Officer-involved shooting at convenience store

A Keizer police officer was involved in an on-duty shooting on Sunday June 26, at the 7-Eleven located on the corner of Lockhaven Drive North and River Road North. At 8:18 p.m., officers from the Keizer Police Department responded to the convenience store after receiving a report that an armed robbery had just occurred at […]

Hopkins retires from Keizer Elementary

Hopkins retires from Keizer Elementary

At the end of every school year, Gay Hopkins gets out her magic wand and turns all her Keizer Elementary second graders into third graders. It’s a ritual that has meant so much to students that one recently asked Hopkins to bring the wand to her graduation at Linfield College to turn her into a […]

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 […]

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