Archive for the Category ‘Letters’

Gesture brings smile to my face

Gesture brings smile to my face

To the Editor: One afternoon in the the summer of 2013, I had a very brief exchange with someone whose name I still don’t know, but I think about him often and would love to thank him for brightening my day with his inspiring attitude. I had just entered the Keizer Civic Center and was […]

KNOW thanks Keizer

KNOW thanks Keizer

To the Editor: As you read this, know that little hands are anxiously waiting to open their presents! Once again, Keizer Network of Women (Keizer Chamber of Commerce), have completed another year of service to our community.  267 children from Keizer were treated to warm clothing, toys, canned food, meat and fresh produce.  Months of […]

Gun control

Gun control

To the Editor: The debate about gun control goes on and on. There are many people who are terrified since the recent mass shootings. A lot of these people have gone out and bought hand guns for personal safety. Many have taken gun safety classes and have applied for a concealed hand gun license. I […]

Parade marshal too politicized

Parade marshal too politicized

To the Editor: Thirteen years ago Dr. Bud Pierce saved my life, so I certainly  bear him no ill will—nor grudges  due to his party affiliation, which he and I used to converse about during my course of treatment with him. He and (wife) Selma have certainly done a lot for the citizens of Salem/ […]

Park district for Keizer?

Park district for Keizer?

To the Editor: The Keizertimes had an interesting article about a parks district in Keizer My first thought was “Here we go again, folks;” several people on the city council want more of your hard earned money. They are talking about forming a parks district. They are not satisfied with the money parks receives from […]

Parks district not a slam dunk

Parks district not a slam dunk

To the Editor: So, some members of the Parks Advisory Board are considering forming a Parks District. Why? They say “to stabilize park funding,” but what they really hope for is more funding and more autonomy. Parks board member Richard Walsh and city councilor Marlene Parsons seem to suggest that competing with other general fund […]

One grocery store choice

One grocery store choice

To the Editor: In regards to Marge Willson’s letter (Keizertimes, Oct. 30) about one grocery store in Keizer: she is very correct that Keizer needs another choice, especially one that is not way too expensive. I urge everyone to go onto the Winco website and click on Contact Us and let them know we want […]

Opposition to payroll tax

Opposition to payroll tax

To the Editor: I was listening to a fellow business owner this past weekend.  This is how he explained the impact of the proposed employer payroll tax on his business:  “It will cost me, personally, one month’s pay. This means that I will get paid for 11 of the 12 months I work.”  As a […]

Support for payroll tax

Support for payroll tax

To the Editor: Salem-Keizer once had one of the state’s leading community transport systems. Less than a decade ago, the district enjoyed a ridership exceeding 5 million. Unfortunately, revenue cutbacks, inevitably followed by service cutbacks, have resulted in declining ridership. Last year, Cherriot carried 3.6 million. Salem is currently the only city in the Northwest […]

KFD levy is needed

KFD levy is needed

To the Editor: On behalf of the Keizer Volunteer Firefighters Association members, we the KVFA board are writing to support the Keizer Fire 2015 Equipment Bond measure.  In addition to our regular jobs, we volunteer as firefighters.  We are well-trained and volunteer regularly so that we are able to respond quickly and effectively when there […]

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