Archive for the Category ‘Editorials’

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 […]

Cooling stations for Keizer

Cooling stations for Keizer

This summer promises to be a hot season here in the Willamette Valley. We’ve already seen a hotter June than normal and we expect to see high temperatures in the coming months. How are those residents without benefit of air conditioning to fare during 85, 90, 95 or 100 degree days? People who have option […]

Eight hands, two shovels, one pool

Eight hands, two shovels, one pool

By LYNDON ZAITZ When the Zaitz family moved from Keizer to the Los Angeles area in early 1973 it moved into a house in Redondo Beach; it had partial views of downtown LA and if you craned your neck just right you could see the ocean. It sat on a corner in a nice, quiet […]

Future big Keizer projects

Future big Keizer projects

The community build project is completed, a little later than hoped for, but the new big playground at Keizer Rapids Park will officially be open to the public on Saturday, June 20. All the volunteers who helped with the construction and those who donated money and materials can look upon their work and pat themselves […]

Kudos to Caillier

Kudos to Caillier

As you read this the big playground project at Keizer Rapids Park will be nearing, or already, completed. You and your children will be able to enjoy all of its elements throughout the summer. This was truly a community build, thousands of man hours from volunteers is making the vision of William Stitt come to […]

To the class of 2015

To the class of 2015

Some say if you do what you love you’ll never work a day in your life. Some say there is no substitute for hard work and passion. There have been many wise words spoken at graduation ceremonies for hundreds of years. What words of advice would work best on you, member of the class of […]

Manage the future of Keizer

Manage the future of Keizer

We’ve written many times in this space that those who plan for the future control the future. Though time is a constant and doesn’t really speed up or slow down, events and opportunities can make it seem that time is in the fast lane. It is inevitable that a serious discussion of an expansion of […]

Keizer’s best foot

Keizer’s best foot

Keizer is celebrating all weekend long as Early Risers, the 2015 Iris Festival, kicks into gear with a variety of events and activities to please every family and every budget. Saturday morning the Valley Credit Service Iris Parade gets started at 10:30 a.m. at Lockhaven Drive and River Road. Parade entries will include a mix […]

Endorsements

Endorsements

It is not the norm to have contested election races in Keizer. Voters in Keizer are faced with more than one candidate for several offices in the May 19 election—and that’s a good thing. Of the six races only two are uncontested. In one race there is an embarassement of riches—Keizer Fire District Board, Position […]

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