Archive for the Category ‘Editorials’

Raising money, having fun

Raising money, having fun

Regardless of what interests you, there are a number of events happening in town in the coming weeks that will fill your needs.  If you are intersted in wine, fine arts or the moral development of our kids, there’s something going on. First up is Knight of Arts at the high school on Saturday, March […]

Empty spaces

Empty spaces

It has been suggested that, once formed, members of the proposed Keizer Economic Development Commission (KEDC) get on a bus and take an inventory of vacant office and retail spaces in the city, as one of their duties. In our view a bus nor a commission is needed to see what office and retail spaces […]

An emergency to some

An emergency to some

Last week’s wintery snow storm was a wonderland for some, but for others it was a burden and a danger. Though some would not call a foot of snow and temperatures in the single digits an emergency, for some residents it was. When an emergency of any level hits Keizer, the volunteers of Keizer Community […]

Go back to original toy plan

Go back to original toy plan

Those who are leading the planning for the Big Toy at Keizer Rapids Park should go back to the consultant’s original site and be done with it. Mayor Lore Christopher threw a wrench into the works several weeks aago when she publicly announced she didn’t like any of the three sites for the large playground […]

Hats off to Keizer’s best

Hats off to Keizer’s best

This year the Keizer Chamber of Commerce changed the way the winners of its annual First Citizen Awards are chosen. The result was a list of well-deserved honors across the spectrum of Keizer volunteers. Five men were honored at the annual awards banquet held last Saturday night. Each of the winners was swept to the […]

A loss that will be felt

A loss that will be felt

After more than 30 years Keizer will be without a locally-owned hardware store. Ace Hardware, born as Coast to Coast Hardware in 1972, will close its doors at the end of January. It is a commentary on the current economic times in America. Owners Greg and Jan Frank looked into the future and saw no […]

Discover public desire first

Discover public desire first

Before the city council or the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board get too far ahead of their constituents, it should ascertain whether the city’s residents want something different than what their local city parks currently offer. One of the issues the Parks Board wants to tackle is a long-term, stable funding source for the […]

Lots of work, same result

Lots of work, same result

Every organization that conducted a charity drive this holiday season and every citizen that was able to help can feel good about themselves for reaching out and helping those in need in the community. But now some hard questions should be asked by all of us. Why, after decades of giving and billions of dollars […]

Councilors should see city

Councilors should see city

Once a quarter the Keizer City Council uses one of its work session meetings to take a tour of a different set of city parks. They see first-hand the parks, the amenities and get a report from the public works director about on-going or upcoming plans. The city councilors should take this idea out into […]

It was only a handshake

It was only a handshake

It was the handshake heard ‘round the world.  At the memorial service for Nelson Mandela President Obama shook the hand of Cuban President Raul Castro.  It set ideologues teeth on edge and set the Twitter-verse afire. “How could Obama do that? It proves everything we’ve said about him all along.” Which is what, exactly? Some […]

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