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At district, Swimmers on the bubble

At district, Swimmers on the bubble

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School swimming teams will have a fairly tough row to hoe when they head to the district meet Friday, Feb. 13, in McMinnville. It only proves what a difference a year can make. “In last year’s league I would be certain we had a number […]

Swift reaction to governor’s resignation

Swift reaction to governor’s resignation

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There was a flurry of action and words this week as many in Oregon – particularly around the capitol building in Salem – waited to see if or when Governor John Kitzhaber would resign. Following months of controversy surrounding fiance’ Cylvia Hayes and the contracts she secured, pressure steadily […]

Kitzhaber to resign

Kitzhaber to resign

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Gov. John Kitzhaber won’t finish the fourth term he just started. Kitzhaber, who defeated Dennis Richardson in last fall’s election but has come under heavy fire since then for allegations centering around his fiancee Cylvia Hayes, announced on Friday he is resigning as Oregon’s governor. Kitzhaber’s resignation is effective […]

Roundabout coming in July

Roundabout coming in July

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Another road project involving Chemawa Road and the state has been pushed back. In this case, however, the delay is relatively minor. While delays pushed back the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Chemawa Road reconstruction project a couple of years – it was finally completed late last year – a […]

Money gap won’t deter the Big Toy

Money gap won’t deter the Big Toy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Four months can seem like a long time. Not when there is still plenty left to get done in four months, however. Such is the case with the Big Toy community build play structure project, set to be constructed June 10 to 14 at Keizer Rapids Park. The Community […]

Man crashes twice in minutes

Man crashes twice in minutes

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A Salem man was quite the crasher in Keizer on Monday night. Joseph Rickey Cradduck, 35, was arrested after fleeing from two crash scenes he caused. The first crash caused injuries to a 64-year-old Keizer woman, while the second damaged a fence, trees and a crosswalk pole. According to […]

Access to Northridge Park brought up at Parks Board meeting

Access to Northridge Park brought up at Parks Board meeting

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s a topic that comes up from time to time at Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meetings: what to do with Northridge Park. The hidden park along Claggett Creek and 10th Street is nearly impossible to access, even though technically it is a city park. Keizer resident Cris […]

Rep. Post to meet and greet over coffee

Rep. Post to meet and greet over coffee

New elected state representative Bill Post (R-Keizer) will be holding a meet-and-greet with constituents next Friday, Feb. 20. The event takes place from 8:30 to 9 a.m. at Big Town Hero, located at 5099 River Road North in Keizer’s Schoolhouse Square. Post wants to meet with constituents during the recently begun legislative session, to hear […]

Chamber hosting conversations

Chamber hosting conversations

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The Keizer Chamber of Commerce is looking to have community conversations throughout 2015. Dan Clem, director of the chamber’s Government Affairs Committee, gave an update on the plans during the Jan. 20 Economic Development and Government Affairs Committee meeting, held at the chamber office in Keizer Station. “We will […]

Dawgs chain up Celts

Dawgs chain up Celts

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity and junior varsity wrestling teams both took a beating in a dual meet with West Albany High School Thursday, Jan. 29. On a night when the Celts struggled to find any sort of momentum, both teams lost. The varsity squad fell 42-31, the […]

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