Day: February 16, 2018

Sidewalk talks continue at traffic safety board

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Keizer Traffic Safety, Pedestrian and Bikeways (TPB) Committee continued its search for an improvement project to enter into the race for state funding at its meeting Thursday, Feb. 8. Committee members are hoping to identify a project that qualifies for potential funding under the Keep Oregon Moving Bill, HB 2017, a massive transportation and infrastructure funding package passed by the Oregon Legislature in 2017. At the committee’s January meeting, it looked as though improvements to Delight Street North had risen to the top, but new information redirected discussions to the area...

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Bond passage would have far-reaching effects

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes If voters approve a $619.7 million Salem-Keizer School District (SKSD) bond measure in May, improvements at McNary High School and Gubser Elementary School will be some of the first in the district to receive renovations and redesigns. While those projects would be among the first to undergo construction, the bond plan includes improvements or maintenance projects at every school in SKSD. As the second largest high school in the district, administrators have long planned for McNary to be near the top of the list, but Gubser was more of a surprise, said...

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McNary wrestlers eye state finals

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary senior Brayden Ebbs and West Linn junior Sean Harman, two of the top 160-pounders in the state, have known each other for a long time, training on the same club team, All-Phase Wrestling, since they were little. But they’ve never met in high school competition. Ebbs hopes to change that at the OSAA State Championships Feb. 16-17 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland. “We’ve been best friends for a very long time,” Ebbs said of Harman. “We’ve gone on out of state trips together, multiple camps and we’ve been very close for...

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