Day: April 7, 2011

Cops, fire nip Nixle

Keizer’s police and fire agencies will no longer be using Nixle, a notification service that sends messages to subscribers about crime and other community advisories. Service ends April 29. Keizer Police Sgt. Lance Inman said the company wanted $1,500 per year to keep using it. Prior to that it had been free of charge, Inman said. “It was marketed as a free service when they invited us to join,” Inman said. Likewise, Keizer Fire Chief Jeff Cowan said they’re dropping Nixle, and won’t budget for the cost in the coming budget cycle. A release from Keizer Police indicates budgetary reasons along with recent survey results spurred the decision to stop using Nixle. The department indicated it may soon offer another, “cost-effective” community notification...

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Having a ball! (and the kids had fun too)

The Hamster Ball Derby at Petco’s Keizer Station location brought out  plenty of folks’ four-legged friends. While the majority of racers were brought by kids, adults got in the fun too. See more photos at the Keizertimes photo...

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Olys rout Celts 8-0 in first CVC battle

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes If there was one lesson Celt Delaney Engle wants to remember from her defeat on the tennis court to Nicola Young of Sprague High School it’s this: stop being so nice. “She’s really good at just picking a spot to put the ball and I had to sprint constantly to get the ball. On the other hand, I have a tendency to hit the ball right to he person and that’s too nice, apparently,” Engle said. Young lost the match in straight sets of 6-1 and 6-1, but the Olympians swept the McNary High School Celtics 8-0 across the board. Despite the loss, Mark Kohley, Celtic head coach, said there were aspects of the game that should give Engle reason to take heart. “Delaney was playing really good points against her and she should feel really good about hitting some really good shots against one of the top players in the league,” Kohley said. Other teams fared slightly better in the final scores, but Kohley said Sprague’s domination was, in part, a credit to the general strength of the school’s tennis program. “They give us a chance to see how a college team plays,” he said. Match scores didn’t range far from Engle’s battle in the No. 1 singles slot. Katrina Cabanlit lost in sets of 6-0 and 6-1; Robyn King lost...

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