Day: August 18, 2014

Claggett Creek school festival seeks Keizer’s most talented

If you have an artistic or cooking talent, Claggett Creek Middle School is looking for you. The school will hold its first fall festival on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4 and 5, and will include a chili cook-off, a pie bake-off and a Keizer talent show. Lisa Buik, an organizer, stresses that anyone can enter the three contests, not just those with connections to Claggett Creek Middle School. The chili cook-off  which will be held on Sunday, Oct. 5 from 1 to 2 p.m. is for adults and children. There will only be 10 slots each for the adult and children’s categories. There is a $5 entry fee for the adult category, but free for children’s entrees. The pie bake-off will take place on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 3 to 4 p.m. There are 10 slots each for adults and children in this contest as well. Adult entry fee is $5 while children’s entrees are free. Those whose talents are more musical are invited to enter the Keizer’s Got Talent contest on Saturday, Oct. 4, starting at 11 a.m. There are 30 slots of this contest. The cost to enter is $20 per act. The winning act will win a cash prize of $150. To register as a contestant in any of these contests can call Lisa Buik at 971-273-3719 or email her...

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Councilors go over more medical marijuana details

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s not coming up as frequently now, but medical marijuana is still coming up from time to time in Keizer City Council meetings. Such was the case once again at the Aug. 4 council meeting. The issue has been a hot one at the city and county levels around the state this year, due to new state laws about medical marijuana facilities and regulations regarding them. City attorney Shannon Johnson presented a draft ordinance for adopting a city medical marijuana facility permit process, based on discussion at the June 16 council meeting. The ordinance summarized eight points, including the permit having to be renewed each year, operating hours for facilities, background checks being required and a 1,000 foot buffer from any publicly-owned property and a 1,500 foot buffer from any private or public school. While work has been done on the ordinance, Johnson noted more time was needed. “I ask that you wait to adopt,” he said. “There are three things I want to look at more.” Those three things are looking at state requirements for security measures, expanding on the hearings officer section and coming up with an appropriate amount for the application and permit fees. “It is our understanding that Salem’s task force is recommending a fee of $10,000 per year,” Johnson said. “Should that get adopted by the Salem City...

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Theft at Tony’s Kingdom

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Tony’s Kingdom of Comics and Collectibles was robbed last weekend. Owner Tony Grove confirmed the news on Facebook Saturday morning, Aug. 9. “Bad news at Tony’s Kingdom of Comics,” Grove posted. “Last night someone broke in. I’m working with the police on this but if anyone has any information regarding this matter please contact me or the Keizer Police Department.” Deputy Chief Jeff Kuhns with the KPD said the incident took place last Friday night or Saturday morning. Police responded to the call around 11:30 a.m. Saturday. “The complainant and individual who identified herself as the manager of the business, Michelle Rotharmel, reported the business was burglarized sometime between the close of business on Friday, August 8 at about 6:30 p.m. and when she opened it on Saturday, August 9 at 11 a.m.,” Kuhns said Tuesday. “An undisclosed amount of cash was taken from within the business.” Kuhns said it would not be accurate to say someone broke in and stole the money. “I don’t know if I would use the words ‘broken into’ because the investigating officer did not find anything broken or any signs of forced entry into the business,” Kuhns said. “The are no suspects at this time; however the investigation is ongoing.” Grove’s sister, Christine Barnes, was among those posting on Facebook in response to the news. “The really...

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