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Housing shortage impedes progress on homelessness

Housing shortage impedes progress on homelessness

By Eric A. Howald Of the Keizertimes Six months to three years. That’s how long a wait some area residents can expect to wait for affordable housing to become available, according to a panel of property managers who attended a meeting of the Mid-Willamette Homelessness Initiative July 20. “We have pages and pages of wait […]

Familiar faces apply for council vacancy

Familiar faces apply for council vacancy

Two Keizer residents have applied to fill a vacancy on the city council. Former city councilor Mark Caillier and one-time city council candidate Eamon Bishop will present their cases to the sitting members of the council at 6 p.m. Aug. 1. The preferred candidate will be appointed at the city council meeting at 7 p.m. […]

Hotel faces parking problem

Hotel faces parking problem

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A planned hotel in Keizer Station already has parking problems, and construction hasn’t even officially begun. Nate Brown, Keizer’s community development director, told members of the Keizer Planning Commission obstacles appear to be dissolving, but that conflicts between Keizer development code and a Operations and Easement Agreement (OEA) […]

Burning questions on city park’s survey

Burning questions on city park’s survey

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A planned survey of Keizer residents on the issue of parks funding has a looming deadline and may be headed back to the drawing board. The members of Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board are hoping to assess just how much city residents are willing to pay for […]

‘We need to have a grown-up conversation’

‘We need to have a grown-up conversation’

Mayor ready to tackle general fund increase

A rose by any other name would… be a cupcake?

A rose by any other name would… be a cupcake?

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Interested in a sweet treat? Then follow your nose to Keizer Florist. No, it’s not chocolate roses, but cupcakes that the longtime Keizer business has added to its offerings. “We make everything from scratch,” said Michelle Sladick, manager of Simply Cupcakes, the new business-in-a-business at 631 Chemawa Road […]

Act quick to be Keizer’s next city councilor

Act quick to be Keizer’s next city councilor

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at public service without the pesky long-term commitment, the Keizer City Council has a deal for you. At its meeting Tuesday, July 5, the council declared vacant the seat most recently held by Dennis Koho, whose term was set to […]

No, Kevin Costner isn’t moving to Keizer

No, Kevin Costner isn’t moving to Keizer

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes If you run in certain online circles, you might have heard that the star of Dances with Wolves, Waterworld and Field of Dreams is moving to Keizer. While it isn’t out of the realm of possibility, the Keizertimes was unable to contact Costner’s representatives for confirmation and the […]

Two-alarm blaze in central Keizer

Two-alarm blaze in central Keizer

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Emergency services were kept busy over the Fourth of July weekend culminating in a two-alarm fire Monday, July 4. Crews from the Keizer Fire District were summoned to 804 Faymar Drive N.E. The owner of the home awoke to crackling and smoke and opened the door to his […]

Young man dies after River Road collision

Young man dies after River Road collision

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A 20-year-old Keizer man died of injuries sustained in a vehicle-on-pedestrian collision in the early morning hours of Friday, July 1. Walter Westgarth, 65, of Keizer was driving a 2005 Volkswagen Passat four-door wagon northbound on River Road North in the curb lane through the intersection of Chemawa […]

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