Archive for the Category ‘Letters’

Call for gun control misguided

Call for gun control misguided

To the Editor: A writer to this page recently said “gun control is the solution,” along with his opinion of second amendment supporters. I would suggest he spend some time in Detroit or Washington D.C. The two cities with the most stringent gun laws in the U.S., and the highest violent crime rates. Walk around […]

Marion Co. Extension District

Marion Co. Extension District

To the Editor: On May 19 voters overwhelmingly supported a permanent funding source for Marion County 4-H and the Extension Service. This is an ideal investment in the county’s economy, youth, families, communities and natural resources. Created in 1911, the Oregon State University Extension Service provides the public with practical, research-based information through one-on-one advice, […]

K-9 program gets festival boost

K-9 program gets festival boost

To the Editor: Copper Creek Mercantile hosted the 2015 Crown the Hound event with the Iris Festival. Raffle tickets were sold and $2,500 of the proceeds was donated to the Keizer Police Department’s K-9 program. We thank the following retailers for selling tickets: Creekside Veterinary Clinc, Big Town Hero, The Cotton Patch, Keizer Sub Shop, […]

Chamber responds

Chamber responds

To the Editor: Keizer Chamber of Commerce is a working partnership of its businesses, citizens, government and community volunteers. Simply put, we work as a team to advance and develop jobs and economic good in the Keizer area. To see the headline in the May 15 Keizertimes (Chamber request gets no vote), and then to […]

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 […]

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