Month: April 2013

New Keizer transit routes proposed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In a couple of months, Salem-Keizer Transit will open its new $8.1 million Keizer Transit Center in Keizer Station. With the new station set to start service June 24, the question of how to redo transit routes in Keizer has come up. A grand opening for the transit center is scheduled for July 1. Officials from Cherriots have been soliciting feedback recently at several meetings, including the Gubser Neighborhood Association meeting April 18 and an open house at the Keizer Fire District Tuesday. A link to an online survey can be found at cherriots.org/en/keizer. There are two options for changed service. Option A would extend Route 11 to Keizer Transit Center, running every 15 minutes. Option B would combine Routes 9 and 19, with 15 minute service along River Road and Lockhaven Drive. This option would also create a circulator route to serve the Gubser and Clear Lake neighborhoods. Both options would eliminate Route 4 and make minor adjustments to other Keizer routes. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the April 26 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...

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Husk looking at $17.7 million budget gap

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A shortfall of about $17.7 million is estimated for the 2013-14 budget of the Salem-Keizer School District, superintendent Sandy Husk told the budget committee Tuesday. The proposed budget totals $563,891,655, of which 65 percent is the general fund. Husk focused her presentation Tuesday on the general fund. Referring to a chart that showed what she called “the trauma of 2011-12,” when the budget was more than $50 million below the current service level, Husk noted that the 2013-14 deficit is much less but still involves a need for cuts. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the April 26 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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Her designs are a Rush

By ERIC A, HOWALD Of the Keizertimes It’s possible for someone to not know Karissa Rush’s name, but anyone who has spent time in the McNary High School hallways likely knows her work. She’s had a hand in nearly every poster for productions of the McNary drama department, she’s created posters for choir concerts and her latest work is the ticket design for the sports banquet dinner and auction. “I started taking photography when I was a freshman. From there, I got interested in doing graphic design with the posters because I love playing with the typography,” Rush said. While the posters generally arrive as assignments for a class, Rush’s typography work is the one element that usually rises to the fore. Other students typically contribute illustrations or photography. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the April 26 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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Photo Gallery: Keizer Rotary Club Annual Raffle Party

Keizer Rotary Club held its annual Raffle Party on Saturday, April 20, at the Keizer Civic Center. Brad Fryman of Keizer won the grand prize of $10,000 in gold and silver. Jay Jamieson won second prize of $1,000 travel voucher. The raffle party is Keizer Rotary’s main fund raiser. The club has contributed more than $550,000 to the community since 1962. [fbphotos...

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