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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 […]

Keizer woman competing for Miss Oregon

Keizer woman competing for Miss Oregon

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Hannah Patterson’s dream is to become a professional actor and if she happens to be crowned Miss Oregon or even Miss America on the way, so be it. “The scholarship money is the biggest pull for me,” Patterson said. “I want to go to grad school and I’d like […]

Parks fund can unlock SDCs

Parks fund can unlock SDCs

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Imagine having a $793,000 pot of money to spend on improving parks in the city of Keizer, but the only way to use it was to come up with another $6.1 million from other sources. In the simplest terms, that’s the dilemma the city is facing when it […]

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

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