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Canucks rout S-K

Canucks rout S-K

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The Volcanoes opened their 2015 season on the short end of an 11-2 game with Vancouver on June 18 at home. It was a contest through five innings, with the Canadians leading Keizer 3-0 going into the sixth. Starting and losing pitcher Nick Gonzalez gave up two more runs […]

S-K Volcanoes ready to erupt

S-K Volcanoes ready to erupt

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes “The guys are hungry, and they’re ready to go after it.” No, Volcanoes Manager Kyle Haines wasn’t talking about food Monday. The new manager of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes was referring to the eagerness his players had to get this season started. The opening-day roster is almost complete. Haines said […]

Keizerite honored as lifesaver

Keizerite honored as lifesaver

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A recent lifesaving act made Tuesday’s meeting of the Keizer Fire Board interesting. Directors and Fire Chief Jeff Cowan admitted that there was little else on the agenda, but it was the night Katie Capon, a former paramedic for the Fire Department, received a plaque for reviving longtime Keizer […]

Goodall School gets renewal from SKSB

Goodall School gets renewal from SKSB

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A revised contract renewal for Jane Goodall Environmental Middle School was approved by the Salem-Keizer School Board on Tuesday. The new five-year term, which will begin July 1, had received board approval Dec. 9, 2014, but after reviewing state and district policies, school personnel asked for a revision. The […]

Volcanoes’ new coach preps for old team’s leading role

Volcanoes’ new coach preps for old team’s leading role

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes “I learned about a lot of things.” So said Kyle Haines, new manager of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, when asked about his preparations for his new job. Haines, 32, played shortstop for the Volcanoes in 2004 and had his first managing job last year in the Frontier League, an independent […]

‘No’ vote on charter school

‘No’ vote on charter school

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A second draft proposal for a fifth charter school in the Salem-Keizer School District received a negative vote from the School Board on Tuesday on the advice of the school administration. Superintendent Christy Perry told the board an administrative committee found the second proposal to fall short of a […]

School board struggles to define success

School board struggles to define success

Colleges say local students ‘underprepared’

School board calls for increased state funding

School board calls for increased state funding

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A statewide campaign to improve education in Oregon won Salem-Keizer School Board approval Tuesday, Jan. 13. The board approved the Promise of Oregon resolution, which recognizes the recent turnaround in state funding for schools, calls for further progress in funding, and supports improved curriculums and school facilities. The resolution […]

New charter school in works?

New charter school in works?

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Another charter school may be on its way for the Salem-Keizer School District. The district now has four, one in Keizer, all with long waiting lists, and a group of district residents is preparing to apply to start Capital Preparatory Charter School. Public charter schools operate under school districts, […]

School board sets priorities for 2015

School board sets priorities for 2015

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Oregon School Boards Association matters took up much of Tuesday’s Salem-Keizer School Board meeting. Several legislative policy and priority resolutions were approved, and a director candidate from the North Santiam School District received the board’s vote. The OSBA’s legislative policy committee has proposed that the association introduce and support […]

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