Day: September 4, 2013

Clearing the way at Hidden Creek Park

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The fight is not staying hidden. In the last couple of years, neighbors in the Hidden Creek Estates Owners Association have started a task force. Members of the task force started cleaning up the area around Hidden Creek Park, which is primarily a walking park behind the Gubser neighborhood, just down the street from Country Glen Park. The area became a city park following the floods of 1996. Around 2005 the current bike path was put in. “In 2010, some homeowners complained this was looking bad,” said Bill Slimak, who brought the situation to the attention of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board earlier this month. But the homeowners aren’t demanding the city help them clean up things. Instead, a dedicated group has pitched in to get the work done. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the August 30 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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Keizer Sunday Market to get some changes for next year

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Expect to see some changes next year to the Keizer Sunday Market. Heck, market director Tina Schneider is just hoping more people will be able to see the market next year. Schneider was the main force behind Salem Saturday Market adding the Keizer market this year. Initially the plan was for the market to run until Labor Day weekend; however, plans changed late and the market wrapped up last weekend. “It was a little bit of a mixed bag,” Schneider said. “Keizer was supportive of the market. However, maybe the negative was the location.” The market was open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays in the Chalmers Jones Park, behind Keizer Civic Center along Chemawa Road “It just wasn’t visible,” Schneider said. “We could have gotten more participation from the community and vendors if, say, we were at a more visible location on River Road. That’s the direction our long-range planning commission will have. We do have some ideas.” Schneider noted the visibility issue wasn’t anticipated. “We went in with the idea that was going to be the market’s location, with the amount of space to use and the parking,” she said. “In the end, it was just not visible enough. People would drive by on Chemawa and not know it was there.” To read the complete article and other news...

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