Day: June 13, 2011

Survey seeks Keizerites’ opinions on paying more for cops

Keizer City Councilors indicated Monday they still support some sort of new fee or tax to raise more money for police and fire services. The question is how, and specifically what are voters most likely to support in a November ballot measure? Councilors asked Monday night for more information on potential delivery methods, including a police services fee on utility bills and a flat fee or percentage surcharge on cell phone lines. The city and the Keizer Fire District could survey the public on which approach residents are most likely to support. Councilors last year passed a 3 percent telecom fee, but repealed it after opponents gathered enough signatures to place the question on a special election ballot via referendum. More...

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Meet and greet scheduled with new basketball head coach

Ryan Kirch has been named the new McNary High School boys varsity basketball coach. A meet and greet is scheduled Monday, June 13, at 5:30 p.m. at McNary High School for current players, incoming freshmen and parents. Kirch fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Matt Espinoza, who coached the team for the past two seasons. Kirch played basketball at Crescent Valley High School and Linn-Benton Community College. As a player at Linn-Benton, Kirch was a co-captain and made the All-Academic Team.  At Crescent Valley, he was team co-captain and his team won the Valley League in 1996 and was named to 1st Team All-League that year. He has been an assistant coach at Stayton High School, Mountain View High School, and Crescent Valley High School.  He is active with other basketball coaching activities such as Cascade Sports Camps, the Gonzaga University team camp, OSU Basketball Kids Camp, the OSU Basketball Camp, and Willamette University...

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