Day: May 6, 2017

Fire board to have contested race

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Both Ron Christopher and Shannon Riddell-Norstrom, running for Keizer Rural Fire Protection District Director, Position 1, come from a long line of firefighters. Christopher’s father was a volunteer firefighter in Redmond for over 40 years and his uncle was the Fire Chief of Redmond for more than 30 years. “Fire service has been a part of my entire life and I am proud to contribute to the services provided in my home town,” Christopher said. Riddell-Norstrom’s grandfather was one of the first volunteer firefighters in Keizer in the 1950s. Her uncle also served....

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How we got to here: City council takes up parks fee Monday

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes On Monday, May 8, at 6 p.m., the Keizer City Council will hold a public forum on enacting a fee to create a dedicated fund for city parks. The forum will not be the culmination of a more than year-long effort, but it will be one of the more prominent opportunities for those who support the idea, and those who oppose it, to have their voices heard. The council will take public testimony, but it’s not likely to be the final opportunity for residents to testify. “The discussion will be based on...

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