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Candidate forum

Candidate forum

To the Editor: When invited to the Keizer Chamber’s “Meet the May Primary Election Candidates” presentation my invitation notified me that there would be “an hour and a half of networking, lunch table talk, and introductions.”   I appreciate that Mr. Craig Murphy of the Keizertimes believed that candidates deserved more time to speak, but the […]

Candidates deserved more

Candidates deserved more

If you’re going to hold a candidate forum, hold an actual candidate forum. That is the takeaway from what was billed as the Keizer Chamber of Commerce’s candidate forum during Tuesday’s monthly chamber luncheon at Keizer Quality Suites. There are a number of races in next month’s election, with various seats on the Keizer Fire […]

Vote for Betty Hart

Vote for Betty Hart

The election of citizens to the Keizer Fire Board does not raise much attention. This is a shame because the decisions made by the board affects life and property in Keizer. I believe it is important to elect knowledgeable people to those positions. This is the reason why I am supporting Betty Hart to the […]

Vote for Jim Taylor

Vote for Jim Taylor

The City of Keizer is fortunate to have a number of respected and qualified candidates running for the Keizer Fire District board of directors. However, none have the background and experience of Jim Taylor and I am pleased to endorse his candidacy. Mr. Taylor has been a member of the Keizer community his entire life, […]

Keizer Rapids concerts

Keizer Rapids concerts

I don’t think it is right that they are making a for-profit operation out of the concerts at Keizer Rotary Amphitheater. It was always non-profit for the people of the community, put on by band members of the community. Now they are going to make everybody pay and as usual only the folks that can […]

Following the trail of the phone menu

Following the trail of the phone menu

A Box of Soap By Don Vowell As an illustration of the time I invest in research for these rants, I called the office of this newspaper during normal business hours. They answered the phone. Hallelujah. My gratitude is out of proportion because I had just finished a call to the office of a large […]

Saving water? It’s really not that difficult

Saving water? It’s really not that difficult

By Gene H. McIntyre The classic Two Years before the Mast tells the story of Bostonian Richard H. Dana’s experience as a common seaman aboard an American sailing ship that rounded Cape Horn to Mexico’s California in the 1830s with return by ship to Massachusetts. Six years before the Desert relates the adventures of this […]

Tomorrow’s volunteers

Tomorrow’s volunteers

Pride, spirit and volunteerism. It is the Keizer city motto and it is in evidence every day in our community. The mayor, the city council, all of the city’s boards, commissions and task forces are manned by residents volunteering their time forwarding proposals and advice to the council. Those volunteers are important to the operation […]

Colleen Busch for transit

Colleen Busch for transit

To the Editor: I support Colleen Busch, for Salem Keizer Transit District, Position #2. What a great opportunity to jump on board the Colleen Busch for Salem Keizer Transit District campaign. She knows a great deal about families and their needs, since she and her husband Bob Busch have raised a large and loving family […]

Celebrate service focus next week

Celebrate service focus next week

To the Editor: “Celebrate Service,” the theme for National Volunteer Week (April 12-18), honors the people who dedicate themselves to supporting, taking action and solving problems in their communities.  The Keizer Heritage Center joins in this celebration to recognize the hundreds of volunteers who use their personal and collective talents to make a difference at […]

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