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The west is on fire

The west is on fire

The smoke that hung over western Oregon last week was just a small taste of what residents of eastern Oregon and central Washington have been living with for weeks now. The Grant County fires near John Day and Prairie City have destroyed more than 30 homes and many other structures such as barns. The fires […]

How do we replace Haggen?

How do we replace Haggen?

After a big announcement about its move into Keizer, then several days of remodeling, Haggen Food grocery opened its doors. The store went from stodgy to brighter and looser. Alas, it was not to last. Haggen’s Keizer store will close in October. It wasn’t anything Keizer shoppers did or didn’t do—it all has to do […]

A beautiful Blue day

A beautiful Blue day

Saturday, Aug. 22, will be a bright and sunny day. It will be beautiful not only weather-wise but because McNary High School will unveil its new artifical turf at Flesher Field during Blue Day. This will be the fourth Blue Day staged by the McNary High School Athletic Booster Club. The club has planned and […]

Serving up generosity

Serving up generosity

Jim Marshall celebrated the one year anniversary of Delaney Madison Grill at Inland Shores this week. He did more than toot his own horn, though. He opened the restaurant to treat people assisted by Hope Station Community Services led by Pastor Marcia Mattoso. Early this week he served dinner to three large groups of people […]

2020 starts in 15 months

2020 starts in 15 months

By LYNDON ZAITZ How exciting! The 2020 presidential campaign will begin in only 15 months. The day after the 2016 election there will be speculation about who will run for president four years from then. It happens after every national election. And we can start predicting not only who will run but who will win. […]

Ban smoking in city parks

Ban smoking in city parks

Smoking in Keizer city parks was a topic at this week’s city council meeting. Two citizens asked the council to ban smoking in parks—for quality of life reasons and for fire danger reasons. The Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board has decided not to advise for a smoking ban in city parks in part because […]

Are we all Cecil?

Are we all Cecil?

The killing of a lion in Zimbabwe by an American is a story that won’t go away. Outrage was registered on social media. There are those who are baffled by the uproar of the killing of Cecil the lion but not over the deaths of improverished children around the world, soldiers and others. Anytime there […]

Use signs to promote local events

Use signs to promote local events

Keizer needs two central electronic signs that continually announce all the events and activites that happen every week in our town these days. Not all sets of eyes are on the same website or same media. Two sizable signs on River Road, one at Chemawa Road, the other at Lockhaven Drive, would be seen by […]

A calm, reasonable voice wanted

A calm, reasonable voice wanted

Will a calm voice ever be heard again in our national politics? This year alone has resulted in so much vitriol from every side. Anger still lingers about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and there remain calls for its repeal even after the U.S. Supreme Court let it stand. The same court’s ruling on same-sex […]

Attracting business

Attracting business

Economic development in Keizer too often focuses on tourists and visitors. The large playground at Keizer Rapids Park is supposed to, in part, attract visitors to Keizer from throughout the region. Stuffing soccer and softball fields in that same park is supposed to appeal to tourneys that would bring people into our city, spending money […]

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