Day: March 26, 2013

Richard Walsh honored, twice

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes So it is still the Keizer Rapids Boat Ramp. But if you want to call it Walsh’s Landing, that will be fine. To get there, simply take Walsh’s Way. Amid some confusion, Keizer City Councilors approved two motions regarding the ongoing question of what to call the boat ramp at Keizer Rapids Park. The boat ramp was dedicated last October. Since then, questions have swirled about what to call the boat ramp. Some wanted to keep the name the same, while some wanted it named after Richard Walsh, whose efforts while on council helped make the park a reality. More recently, a compromise was suggested: keeping the original name but adding an  “aka Walsh’s Landing” as an unofficial marker. Rhonda Rich, president of the West Keizer Neighborhood Association, expressed concern changing the name of the boat ramp would create conflict since maps would show a different name. Instead, she supported the road name. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the March 22 issue of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road North in...

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Inman takes over vacant lieutenant role at KPD

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It all goes back to that tough chemistry class. Sgt. Lance Inman has been with the Keizer Police Department for 21 years. On April 1, he takes over the lieutenant position being vacated by the retiring Alan McCowan. But being a cop wasn’t the original career path for Inman, the son of a longtime Portland assistant police chief. “My early career aspiration was to be a geologist,” said Inman, now 42. “I had a strong interest in earth sciences. I took geology and science classes. I had to pass chemistry. I got a D in a 200-level chemistry class. That was a career ender.” Inman went on a ride-a-long with veteran Portland police officer Herschel Lange. “He was a great mentor,” Inman said. “I quickly learned I could do it well. That changed my career goals quickly.” To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the March 22 issue of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road North in...

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