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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 […]

Kaiser Permanente targets mid-December opening

Kaiser Permanente targets mid-December opening

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s been hard to miss the construction of Kaiser Permanente’s new medical facility. The 10,000 square foot building in Keizer Station is highly visible to anyone around the shopping area. Now, we know when the use of the building should be available to anyone. “It should be opening on […]

Year-old section of McLeod being fixed

Year-old section of McLeod being fixed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Work done a year ago has to be redone already. Roadwork will be happening soon on McLeod Lane, just south of the stop sign at Stone Hedge Drive. Last summer new pavement was laid. Earlier this month, a large chunk of pavement buckled. “We don’t see that very often […]

It’s a fair time again

It’s a fair time again

The Oregon State Fair returns Friday, Aug. 22, bringing with it a slew of competitions, live music and more elephant ears than anyone could ever hope to eat. Getting in the gates will cost $8 for adults, down from $11 last year, and includes limited concert seating for the headlining acts. In addition to rides […]

Tow truck changes crash

Tow truck changes crash

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes After months of discussion, change was on the horizon. It seemed a 2005 city ordinance regarding tow trucks was going to be changed following numerous meetings on the topic and a heaping of input from tow truck company owners. Even during early discussion at Monday’s Keizer City Council meeting, […]

Councilors go over more medical marijuana details

Councilors go over more medical marijuana details

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s not coming up as frequently now, but medical marijuana is still coming up from time to time in Keizer City Council meetings. Such was the case once again at the Aug. 4 council meeting. The issue has been a hot one at the city and county levels around […]

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