Day: August 23, 2013

Plenty of hits, too few runs lead to Volcano loss

  By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A three-run Vancouver seventh inning was too much for the Volcanoes on Monday at Vancouver, as the Canadians won 8-4. The Canadians outhit Salem-Keizer only 12-10, but the Volcanoes repeatedly failed to make enough of their hits count. After Volcano starter Pat Young gave up six hits and three runs in four innings, newcomer Michael Connolly relieved him and became the losing pitcher with an 0-1 record. Vancouver scored the first run of the game in the first inning. Chaz Frank walked, stole second base and scored on a single by Andy Fermin. In the Canadian second, Melvin Garcia doubled to right field and scored as Frank singled. Salem-Keizer’s first run came in the third. Jeremy Sy singled to left, and Brian Ragira brought him home with a double to right. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the August 16 print edition of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe to the print edition for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road North in...

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Loss of fishery is cause for pause

When the 2013 harvest quota of white sturgeon was reached on the Columbia River June 21, the historic sports fishery was officially closed for the unforeseen future. Many knowledgeable anglers, and guides, feel it will not be re-opened in their lifetimes. The Columbia is not just another river hosting white sturgeon. It is the hub of the West Coast sturgeon population for Oregon, Washington and Northern California. Sturgeon migrate from the Columbia to rivers up and down the coast from California to British Columbia. Thousands of anglers come to the Columbia to do battle with the Columbia’s “fresh water marlin.” Anglers from as far away as Germany come to catch–and release–giant 300 to 400 pound oversize white sturgeon. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the August 16 print edition of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe to the print edition for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road North in...

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Councilor removal policy raises some eyebrows

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The timing was far from ideal. On Aug. 12, Keizer city manager Chris Eppley announced John Teague as Keizer’s new police chief. He was chosen over 32 others who applied for the position, including internal candidate Jeff Kuhns. Three days later, the agenda for the Aug. 19 Keizer City Council meeting was released. One of the items on the short agenda was adopting procedures to remove council members for interfering with administration. The ordinance quoted the city charter, in part: “No member of the council shall directly or indirectly, by suggestion or otherwise, attempt to influence or coerce the manager in the making of any appointment.” Not surprisingly, some noted the timing and questioned if such an ordinance was quickly prepared in response to the police chief search. “I got three calls last Friday, asking me who called Chris and tried to hire someone?” Mayor Lore Christopher said during Monday’s meeting. “It was just a terrible case of timing.” To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the August 16 print edition of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe to the print edition for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road...

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