Day: October 28, 2013

Transit Board member wants to ax new route

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Could a recently added bus route disappear soon? That’s what Brad Coy, the new Keizer representative to the Salem-Keizer Transit Board of Directors, has proposed. Coy made a proposal to get rid of the addition of a loop through the Gubser neighborhood at the Oct. 14 work session and special board meeting. The report was expected to be made available at the Oct. 24 Transit Board meeting. Salem-Keizer Transit extended Route 18 to go down McLeod Lane, turn left on Stone Hedge Drive and turn left again onto 14th Avenue NE before returning to Lockhaven Drive NE. The changes went into effect Sept. 3, returning service to the neighborhood after a four year absence. Coy’s proposal ran as a guest column in last week’s Keizertimes. “While improved transit service is important for our community and is particularly attractive when it can be so easily added to an existing route, some of the streets in the Gubser neighborhood have neither the appropriate character nor were adequately constructed to support large buses,” Coy wrote in part. Coy also noted the negative reaction from Gubser residents. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the October 25 print edition of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe to the print edition for just $25...

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Agent P coming to track Keizer parade

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes This year’s Festival of Lights Holiday Parade will feature some events aimed toward the youth in Keizer. Cheryl Mitchell, organizer of the parade taking place in Keizer for a third time on Dec. 14, said Radio Disney is partnering with parade officials this year. The 24th annual parade rolls down River Road in Keizer starting at 7 p.m. that evening. Formerly, the parade took place in Salem but has quickly become a Keizer holiday tradition. Radio Disney is helping with the parade – both the day of and earlier. The affiliate of Disney Corporation has radio stations all over the country, with a target audience of children and families. “They are setting up a kid village with all kinds of stuff for kids before the parade at the corner of River Road and Chemawa Road, by the Starbucks,” Mitchell said. According to its website, Radio Disney is carried on KDZR 1640 AM out of Lake Oswego. Mitchell said Radio Disney will runs promos on the station advertising this year’s parade. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the October 25 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...

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Lady Celts surge to win tourney bracket

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes An injury helped fuel the McNary High School varsity volleyball team’s win over North Salem High School Thursday, Oct. 17. “Hailey (Herrin) busted her ear on the bleachers during the game. Because of that we got excited and wanted to win the match for her,” said senior McKenzie Evers. The Lady Celts rode the momentum to a 3-0 win with set scores of 27-25, 25-19 and 25-16. “Ariana Neads, Lexi Price and Macana Wyatt anchored us defensively and Alyssa Andretta and Maddie Hingston did a great job offensively,” said Kellie Scholl, McNary head coach. Hingston led in kills with eight, and Andretta Vanessa Hayes and Lauren Hudgins had five each. Neads served up five aces and Price had 12 digs To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the October 25 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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