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Possible transit changes discussed

Possible transit changes discussed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes By recent standards, this was a light topic for members of the Keizer Planning Commission. In the last couple of years, members have looked at weighty issues such as housing needs, Urban Growth Boundary expansion and zoning changes. Things were a bit different at the Oct. 8 meeting: for […]

Post, Thatcher lead in initial results

Post, Thatcher lead in initial results

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Bill Post is defeating Chuck Lee in the battle for the state House District 25 seat. Initial results from Tuesday night show Post with 4,649 votes (53.93 percent) compared to 3,727 votes (43.24 percent) for Lee in Marion County. Overall, Post had 6,954 votes (54.36 percent) compared to […]

KRP ramp earns national award for boating access

KRP ramp earns national award for boating access

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It was an award a long time coming. But at least city officials didn’t have to travel to Arkansas, since the award came to them. Keizer City Councilors and Mayor Lore Christopher accepted an award during their Oct. 20 meeting on behalf of the city for the Keizer Rapids […]

Wanted: Big hearts, warm hands for terminal patients’ final hours

Wanted: Big hearts, warm hands for terminal patients’ final hours

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A Portland-based non-profit is looking for local volunteers with big hearts and a willingness to open them up to strangers in need. Jim Pfeifer, program director of No One Dies Alone (NODA), has partnered with Keizer’s Avamere Court retirement community and its new memory care center, Arbor at […]

Netters take second in GVC

Netters take second in GVC

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Claiming second place in the Greater Valley Conference meant the Lady Celt varsity volleyball team got to host its first playoff game Wednesday past press time. The McNary netters (21-7 overall) drew Gresham High School (7-13 overall) in the opening round. “I hope we can play our game […]

Big Toy website to go live Nov. 7

Big Toy website to go live Nov. 7

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The website for Keizer’s Big Toy will be unveiled to the public soon. Valaria Moore has been making tweaks in recent months to a test site based on feedback from members of the Community Build Task Force (CBTF). She showed the latest updates at October’s CBTF meeting. After explaining […]

Order in the (council) chambers

Order in the (council) chambers

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes During most Keizer City Council meetings, items on the agenda are taken out of order. An attempt has been made to change that. During their Oct. 20 meeting, councilors voted unanimously to amend the rules of procedure. In some ways, it was a return to an old form. In […]

For the active retirees

For the active retirees

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Yes, another retirement community is being planned for Keizer. But developers of the Village at Keizer Ridge assisted living and memory care facility believe their building will fill a niche. Greg Roderick, president and CEO of Portland-based Frontier Management, gave the Keizertimes an update on plans last week along […]

CLAIMED: Celt boys take GVC soccer title

CLAIMED: Celt boys take GVC soccer title

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Two short months ago, the McNary High School boys varsity soccer team had starry eyes and not a lot of star power. This week, the boys were basking in the gleam of a league title. With a 3-2 win over West Salem High School Thursday, Oct. 23, McNary […]

Lone contested city council race heats up in an interesting way

Lone contested city council race heats up in an interesting way

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There is only one contested Keizer City Council race this year, but it’s providing some unexpected drama. Three council seats and the mayoral seat are up this year. But of those four, three outcomes can be predicted with a high degree of certainty before the results are announced Tuesday […]

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