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Police thinking of Pearsons

Police thinking of Pearsons

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In more ways than one, it was a difficult situation. On the night of March 5, police officers responded to a call at the Pearson residence on the 4800 block of Ventura Loop. The details known now are both chilling and heartbreaking. Brett Angus Pearson and friend Robert Daniel […]

Saving trees could alter location for The Big Toy

Saving trees could alter location for The Big Toy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Has a Keizer Planning Commission decision taken out some possible sites for The Big Toy at Keizer Rapids Park project? In recent months Mayor Lore Christopher has pushed to have the community build play structure constructed in the front of the orchard area by Chemawa Road. The orchard is […]

New subdivision being built off Windsor Island Road

New subdivision being built off Windsor Island Road

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Shortly before the groundbreaking last Friday, gravel was still being moved for a road yet to be built. If all goes according to plan, by the end of 2015 that road – and 54 new homes – will be complete. That is the plan for Windsor Island Estates, a […]

Parks grant program is detailed

Parks grant program is detailed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Coming up with the matching grant program was step one. On Tuesday, members of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board hashed out details. In February, chair Brandon Smith proposed using the money the board gets each year as a matching grant program to help citizens get parks projects done. […]

Rawlins properties auction April 29

Rawlins properties auction April 29

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Two last steps were taken Monday evening to prepare for the auction of the Rawlins properties later this month. During a brief Urban Renewal Agency meeting Monday evening, agents authorized the payment of Urban Renewal Funds to the city for the properties in Keizer Station Area A. Per the […]

Pot moratorium bumped to ’15

Pot moratorium bumped to ’15

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The Keizer City Council is following the lead of others in regards to a moratorium on medical marijuana facilities within city limits. At a Monday meeting, councilors unanimously agreed to extend the moratorium from its original Aug. 6 date to May 1, 2015. That date is the outside date […]

Grad students helping figure out bus options

Grad students helping figure out bus options

BY CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes When it came time to gather ridership opinions, Salem-Keizer Transit Agency officials turned to the youth. More specifically, transit leaders turned to Paradigm Planning, a group of Portland State University Masters of Urban Planning students interested in transportation, land use and community engagement. A six-member team of grad students […]

Councilors give feedback about Parks Board plans

Councilors give feedback about Parks Board plans

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Mayor Lore Christopher warned of the uphill battle, but complimented Keizer Parks and Advisory Board members on their desire to add a city parks employee. At their meeting last month, Parks Board members made a recommendation to add a utility worker to the parks department, citing the workload on […]

GGNA prioritizes list of park improvements

GGNA prioritizes list of park improvements

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The way Roland Herrera sees it, perhaps the meeting could spur other such meetings. On March 20 the newest member of both the Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association (GGNA) and the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board led a discussion on parks in the Gubser area during the monthly GGNA […]

More support voiced for original Big Toy location

More support voiced for original Big Toy location

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Tuesday’s monthly Community Build Task Force meeting included proponents for the original site of The Big Toy at Keizer Rapids Park – and a further explanation of why the site along Chemawa Road should be considered. Rhonda Rich, president of the West Keizer Neighborhood Association (WKNA) explained her group […]

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