Day: August 19, 2013

Movies returning to KRP

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Down about the price of movies in the theater? Is free a better cost? Keizer Rotary Amphitheater (KRA) is hosting “Movie Night in the Park” at Keizer Rapids Park twice this summer. There is no cost to watch the movies, which start at 8:30 p.m. The Goonies will be shown on Friday, Aug. 23 and Free Willie on Saturday, Sept. 7. Clint Holland, president of KRA, LLC mentioned the movies during last week’s Keizer City Council meeting. This year’s movies build upon the showing of E.T. last summer. Originally, three movies were going to be shown this year, starting with Home Alone this Friday, Aug. 16. However, Holland decided there wasn’t enough time to get the word out, hence the Aug. 23 start. He is hoping to have four or five movies next year. “My question is does the city want to sponsor it with the KRA?” Holland asked Aug. 5. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the August 16 print edition of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe to the print edition 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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Coy fills vacancy on transit board

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Brad Coy and transportation seem to mix. A transportation engineer by trade, Coy often bikes or takes the bus to work. Now, the president of the Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association is a member of the Salem-Keizer Transit Board as well. Coy was appointed to the Keizer seat vacated by Ron Christopher on Monday night and began serving immediately. His term runs through June 30, 2015. “I’m excited to have another way to serve, especially given the transportation expertise I have,” said Coy, a married father of three. “I’m not a transit expert, but my interest does lie in connecting transportation modes. Transit comes into play there. This is a good opportunity to serve the community.” When Christopher was elected to the Keizer Fire District Board this spring, no one filed to run for his transit board seat. The transit district advertised for the opening, attracting six applicants. “All of the candidates were extremely good,” said Jerry Thompson, president of the Salem-Keizer Transit Board. “It was difficult to choose one over the other. I was very impressed with the quality of the candidates. Any of them would have been fine.” To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the August 16 print edition of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe...

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