Day: June 19, 2017

Longtime broker hangs new shingle on River Road

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Karen Cota, the principal broker of At Home Real Estate, feels well-equipped to help her clients because she’s lived through the tough times herself. She and her family had built their dream home on five acres in the Coburg Hills near Eugene when the bottom dropped out of the housing market in 2009. When she had to sell the home, it was devastating but she feels the lessons learned have made her a stronger broker. “The things I have gone through have helped me ask the hard questions on everything from owning...

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KPD officer tapped for major award

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Officer Martin Powell of the Keizer Police Department (KPD) can tell a lot about you just by looking into your eyes. He’s particularly adept at determining whether you are or have recently been under the influence of an intoxicant or drug. Not only that, he could tell you what classification of drug you ingested with an accuracy rate of better than 80 percent. For instance, he might ask you to follow his finger with your eyes as he traces a line across your field of vision. A sober person could do so...

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