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Councilors hear Iris Festival update

Councilors hear Iris Festival update

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes When Dave Walery is at a Keizer City Council meeting, that usually means a big event is coming up. That was indeed the case April 18 as Walery updated councilors on plans for May’s Keizer Iris Festival. Walery is co-chair along with Scott White. “It’s all coming together really […]

Republicans jostle to unseat Schrader

Republicans jostle to unseat Schrader

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Colm Willis would like to take Rep. Kurt Schrader’s place in Washington, D.C. So would Ben West, Seth Allan and Earl Rainey. The four Republicans took part in a debate April 21 at Keizer Civic Center in front of about 100 people. Each is hoping to win the May […]

Wood ready for a busy budget time

Wood ready for a busy budget time

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Tim Wood hasn’t found this first budget season to be too bad. Wood was named Keizer’s Finance Director in March following the retirement of Susan Gahlsdorf in January. While this is Wood’s first year in charge of the budget process, he was Gahlsdorf’s right hand man the previous six […]

NOW ARRIVING: Holiday Inn Express at Keizer Station

NOW ARRIVING: Holiday Inn Express at Keizer Station

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Perhaps you’ve heard this one before: a hotel is coming to Keizer Station. Yes, such talk is running rampant again. This time, however, there are some differences. Jack Yarbrough confirmed this week he recently sold his vacant hotel lot at Keizer Station – between Panera Bread and Outback Steakhouse […]

City updates traffic counts for first time since 2006

City updates traffic counts for first time since 2006

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It had been a while since the city of Keizer had done traffic counts on some of the main arterials. How long? Let’s put it this way: the last time counts were done, Keizer Station wasn’t open. Bill Lawyer, Public Works director for Keizer, said that’s why the black […]

Total eclipse of the city coming in 2017

Total eclipse of the city coming in 2017

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s an event organizers feel will eclipse anything else in Keizer’s history. It’s an event that already has two “official social media hashtags” associated with it. Oh, and the event is still 16 months away. A total solar eclipse is happening on Aug. 21, 2017 and will achieve totality […]

Liquor store relocating to Schoolhouse Square

Liquor store relocating to Schoolhouse Square

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes With the recent closing of Keizer Big Town Hero and the upcoming move of Starbucks slightly down River Road, there won’t be many places left to buy a beverage at Schoolhouse Square. Unless you’re looking for liquor, that is. Oliver Coker confirmed last week he’s gotten approval from the […]

Long ordeal ends in fatal stabbing

Long ordeal ends in fatal stabbing

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The fact someone was killed at 3865 Brooks Avenue NE on April 15 didn’t surprise neighbors much. The surprise was in who was killed. Shortly after 8:30 p.m. April 15, a neighbor on the 3800 block of Brooks Avenue NE called 9-1-1 about a stabbing that had just occurred. […]

Housing ‘dark days’ are over, realtor says

Housing ‘dark days’ are over, realtor says

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Have you been looking to sell your home but been waiting for the perfect time? Local realtor Amy McLeod with Keller Williams Capital City Realty has some advice for you, which she shared with members of the Rotary Club of Keizer April 7. “What the heck are you people […]

Man dies after stabbing; teen released

Man dies after stabbing; teen released

Officers with the Keizer Police Department arrested a 16-year-old for murder at his home Friday evening, April 15 but he was later released. According to the KPD, officers received a 9-1-1 call from a neighbor around 8:30 p.m. about a stabbing that had just occurred at 3865 Brooks Avenue NE. Responding officers located both the […]

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