Day: March 27, 2017

New barber shop opens

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A local barber has opened up a new shop in Keizer. After eight years of working in another shop, Dave Wells has opened Dave’s Place at 148 Chemawa Road N. “I come from a line of production line workers and just decided I wanted to try something else,” Wells said.  “I’m passionate about it and I like making people feel good about the way they look.” Wells and his wife, Emily, recently purchased a home in town with their family – including Brennan Dobson, a baseball player for KYSA, Jasmine Wells, a...

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After tragedy strikes, drag racer puts skills to work for teen drivers

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Learning to drive can become a contentious ordeal for even the most patient teens and their parents. Former drag car racer Doug Herbert started out hoping to help teens improve their driving skills, but he’s ended up creating some better parent-teen relationships along the way. “Some of the kids come to BRAKES kicking and screaming, but at some point during the day the light bulb comes on and they realize everything they don’t know. Those same ones that come in kicking and screaming have their arms around their parents at the end,”...

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Commishes want more on Safeway fuel proposal

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Keizer Planning Commission opted to continue a public hearing on a proposed Safeway fueling center on River Road North at its meeting Wednesday, March 15. Representatives of Safeway requested a continuation of the process while they determined how to deal with a prohibition on sales of other merchandise in a proposed amendment to the city’s development code. But commissioners also wanted to hear more on other issues brought up during a public hearing. Concerns about traffic, especially in regard to the Keizer Fire District’s ingress and egress, were at the forefront...

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