Day: March 29, 2017

Claggett becomes AVID demo school

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes After 18 months of coaching and a day full of evaluations, Patrick Briggs, AVID State Director for Texas, didn’t make Claggett Creek Middle School wait any longer. “I congratulate you for being named an AVID Demonstration School,” he said on Wednesday, March 15 to applause from CCMS faculty and staff. Claggett Creek is just the third AVID Demo middle school in Oregon, following Parkrose in Portland and Stephens in Salem, which received the distinction just the day before. AVID validates schools for one-, two- and three-year terms. CCMS received three and will be...

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Underage driver crashes into MPFS truck

An unlicensed 14-year-old girl driving a friend’s vehicle crashed into a Marion-Polk Food Share truck in the Safeway parking lot Monday, March 13. Deputy Chief Jeff Kuhns was returning to the police station about 12:40 p.m. when he observed a 1994 Mercury traveling east on Lockhaven Drive North and turning south on River Road North too quickly. The vehicle’s speed caused it to drift into oncoming lanes of traffic. Kuhns began following the vehicle with three occupants inside and the driver had trouble maintaining a single lane, nearly crashing into another driver when changing lanes. By the time the...

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Matching grants jettisoned for skate park repairs

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The immediate future of Keizer’s Carlson Skate Park was on the line at a meeting of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Tuesday, March 14. The board was faced with a decision of suspending a matching grant program to cover much-needed repairs at the park or a looming closure of Carlson if it continues to deteriorate. After a lengthy discussion, board members decided to suspend the matching grant program in favor of repairs at Carlson. Reaching a resolution meant moving forward under the assumption that the parks department would receive no...

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