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Cow pasture hearing Tuesday

Cow pasture hearing Tuesday

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer City Council meetings tend to draw rather small audiences. Next week could be different. The proposal to convert the “cow pasture” at Verda Lane into apartments will be discussed at another public hearing next week. The hearing will take place during the Tuesday, Sept. 2 council meeting, held […]

A look at the Big Toy budget

A look at the Big Toy budget

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes As originally planned, the Big Toy would be built at Keizer Rapids Park next month. The project has been delayed until June 2015, as previously reported in the Keizertimes. The delay is a good thing, when looking at the budget for the project. County Commissioner Janet Carlson, co-chair of […]

Fun, family come first for new girls soccer coach

Fun, family come first for new girls soccer coach

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes AJ Nash’s primary goal as first-year head coach of the McNary High School girls soccer program is to foster a family atmosphere. If the first day of practice was any indication, the Lady Celts might make his job easy. “Today, we had a senior transfer student come out […]

More than 6,000 lose power

More than 6,000 lose power

An accident led to the loss of power for a number of Keizer residents in the early morning hours Thursday, Aug. 28. According to a statement from Salem Electric, at 12:03 a.m. on Aug. 28 a car hit a transmission pole in the Salem area. That led to the Bonneville Power Administration de-energizing the transmission […]

Cherriots moving forward with new outreach effort

Cherriots moving forward with new outreach effort

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes No, there aren’t plans to add Saturday transit service back. Salem-Keizer Transit has been holding open houses recently as part of its Moving Forward initiative, a project designed to increase frequency on busy bus routes, establish consistent frequency and reduce coverage in low-ridership areas. One such open house was […]

Dollar Tree preps to open Sept. 20

Dollar Tree preps to open Sept. 20

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The grand opening date for the new Dollar Tree in Keizer has been set. Sara Auxier, who will be store manager, made the announcement this week. “We are planning a grand opening on September 20,” Auxier told the Keizertimes. “We will probably do a soft opening around September 14 […]

Parks Board matching grant program funds first request, for mics

Parks Board matching grant program funds first request, for mics

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There is now only $13,000 left in the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board’s new matching grant program. The reduction of $1,000 is because that’s the amount given to the first applicant for the program, which started last month. Matt Lawyer made a request for $1,000 on behalf of […]

Have crutches, will campaign

Have crutches, will campaign

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Some potential elected officials in Keizer are really hobbling around. Candidates for Keizer City Council and mayoral races have until the end of the day Tuesday, Aug. 26 to file for this fall’s election. There are currently five candidates for four open seats. Cathy Clark is the only candidate […]

Volcanoes stymied by Ems, Hawks

Volcanoes stymied by Ems, Hawks

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Aug. 13: Volcanoes 2, Eugene 1 Drew Leenhouts, in a new role of reliever, was the winning pitcher in this road series opener that was nearly all pitching. Leenhouts pitched scoreless sixth and seventh innings after starter Jose Reyes went five with seven strikeouts. Eury Sanchez got his 11th save, […]

Author puts protagonist on the run from hitman he hired

Author puts protagonist on the run from hitman he hired

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The foundation of Riya Anne Polcastro’s first novel started off as a joke that turned into a story she couldn’t let go of. “I had a friend who was really depressive and always seemed on the verge of suicide. I finally told him that if he was ever […]

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