Archive for the Category ‘Letters’

Gun control is not an extreme view

Gun control is not an extreme view

To the Editor: I’m tired of being considered an extremist because I support gun control—major gun control.  Let me ask you, “Why do we even need guns?” There was a time when gun ownership made some sense— when people needed them to provide food or protection for themselves and their families or for the common […]

Endorsements for sale?

Endorsements for sale?

To the Editor: I find it very questionable that your newspaper ( and I use the word loosely ) endorsed Colleen Busch the same day that candidate purchased a half page advertisement. You also withheld an endorsement mailed to your staff on behalf of the other candidate. Did Mr. Stevenson need to take a half […]

Commitment to community

Commitment to community

To the Editor: Betty L. Hart is running for Keizer Rural Fire Protection District Board, Position 5. As the election days are coming nearer, I wish to get the community to take a closer look at Hart and why she is the best choice. Hart is a long-time volunteer in both Marion and Polk counties. […]

Support for Stevenson

Support for Stevenson

To the Editor: On May 19 voters in Keizer will be selecting a new board member for the Salem-Keizer Transit District (subdistrict 2). I recommend a vote for Richard Stevenson. He has many years’ first-hand experience of the Transit District as a regular rider of both the Cherriots scheduled bus service and the CherryLift service […]

Have fun without alcohol

Have fun without alcohol

To the Editor: The annual Keizer Iris Festival is a highlight of the year and good for the family. However, I was disappointed that the Brewfest for Keizerfest has been added.  It would be nice to have entertainment without the aid of alcoholic beverages. In the paper (Keizertimes, April 17, 2015) it stated “a lot […]

Betty Hart for Keizer Fire Board

Betty Hart for Keizer Fire Board

To The Editor: With respect to all candidates, we are supporting Betty Hart for Keizer Fire Board.  She has experience when it comes to the fire district’s budget and would help represent our interests effectively. Betty has been a long-time volunteer in our community, worked on the last two campaigns for the fire district and […]

Volunteers endorse Chet Patterson

Volunteers endorse Chet Patterson

To the Editor: The Keizer Volunteer Firefighter’s Association is expressing our endorsement for Chet Patterson for the Keizer Fire District Board Position 3. When the Keizer Fire District was formed back in 1948, we relied on volunteers from day one.  Over time, many things have changed and now our volunteers work alongside dedicated career professionals […]

New checks on guns are unenforceable

New checks on guns are unenforceable

To the Editor: How stupid can you be? The Democrats in the Oregon legislature just passed a bill that requires a background check on private gun sales. This will increase the work of the state police and licensed dealers and the cost to lawful gun owners. You don’t have to be a genius to see […]

State appointment is an affront

State appointment is an affront

To the Editor: Governor Kate Brown’s appointment of Bruce Buckmaster to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission is a direct affront to the sports fishing anglers of the state. Buckmaster is a lobbyist and strategist for the Columbia River gillnetters. Sports fishing groups have spent countless dollars and hours trying to overcome the strangle hold […]

Support for Chet Patterson

Support for Chet Patterson

To the Editor: As a professional firefighter in Seattle I sometimes get the opportunity to throw my support behind a politician at the local or state level who would have an impact on issues that are important to me and the citizens of the city where I work. Never have I had the chance to […]

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