Day: April 22, 2013

Second appeal filed in LUBA case

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A potential appeal earlier this year was settled by, of all things, sidewalks. Don’t expect concrete to solve lingering issues a second time. Last week Jack Yarbrough, owner of three pieces of land in Keizer Station, filed paperwork of his intent to appeal a land use decision in Area C involving Chuck Sides and E Village, LLC. Yarbrough stated he doesn’t plan on making a deal with the controversial developer. John Storkel, a Salem attorney, filed the paperwork dated April 8 on behalf of Yarbrough, who has some unpleasant history with Sides. Yarbrough said Tuesday he used Storkel to “get the ball rolling” but expects to retain a Portland attorney by the end of next week more versed with land use law to push forward with the appeal. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the April 19 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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She knows Oregon by the book

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Quick: what is the state bird of Oregon? How about the state crustacean? Better yet, what is the state soil of Oregon? You may not know the answers to all those questions (and more), but Keizer’s Julie Yamaka does. For the past 10 years, Yamaka has been managing editor of the Oregon Blue Book almanac and fact book, which comes out every other year. The 2013-14 print edition was released last month; the latest online edition went up Feb. 14 – Oregon’s birthday. “I look at it as we have this snapshot in time,” Yamaka said of the print version, which is produced in lower quantities now – 6,000 versus the 20,000 printed years ago. “These have historical value.” To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the April 19 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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