Day: September 30, 2013

Fall Book Sale this weekend

The Keizer Community LIbrary will hold its Fall Book Sale this weekend, Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 5.  The sale will be held in the lobby of the Keizer Civic Center at 930 Chemawa Rd. N.E. Thousands of books, audio books, puzzles and more will be on sale.  Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. on Saturday. Bargain time will be from 3 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5. A grocery bag full of books will be $4, a box of books will be $5, but you must bring your own bag or box (fruit box or smaller). For information visit

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Roundabout being slowed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Evening congestion will continue a bit longer at a busy intersection in Keizer. The Oregon Department of Transportation was scheduled to build a $2 million roundabout (including design, right-of-way acquisition and construction) at the intersection of Chemawa Road NE and Verda Lane next summer, with bidding set to take place in January. Bill Lawyer, Keizer Public Works director, confirmed last week the project is being pushed back. “Now it’s set up to go to bid in November 2014, with the start of construction in the spring of 2015,” Lawyer said. Lawyer emphasized the delay does not indicate a lack of support for the project. “One of the concerns from ODOT folks was there was a huge amount of work being bid on in January,” Lawyer said. “With so much work being bid on, it might drive prices up due to sheer volume. They basically said we’ll let those get bid, wait a little while and probably get lower bids. There was just a backlog of projects all coming on at the same time.” Lawyer said such a rush of projects isn’t expected next fall. “They don’t anticipate that,” Lawyer said of ODOT officials. “That backlog wouldn’t be there in November...

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