Day: April 28, 2017

Doran to lead girls basketball program

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary’s new girls basketball coach Liz Doran’s toughest question at an introductory meeting last week didn’t come from the press but from one of her future players—“Are there any teams in our league that you don’t like?” “No, I’m not going there,” replied Doran after the room erupted in laughter. Doran graduated from Crescent Valley High School in 2005 back when the Lady Raiders and McNary played in the same conference. “We lost a heartbreaker here my senior year that I still remember,” she said. Doran was a McDonald’s All-American nominee as a...

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Mayor will ask for $5K to support homelessness project manager

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Keizer Budget Advisory Committee will have at least one new staff position to discuss when it meets next month, but it will only indirectly affect the city’s parks and police. At a work session Monday, April 24, Mayor Cathy Clark told the council of her intention to request $5,000 of the city’s 2017-18 budget be put toward funding a project manager position at the Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments (MWVCOG). The position, which has yet to be formally established, will oversee collaborative efforts between the public and private sector to combat...

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Eclipse can be good for Keizer

There has been news from across Oregon about how communities are preparing for this summer’s total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. Reports have included news about hotels cancelling reservations (some made years ago) and re-booking rooms at many times their current rates. A thousand extra camping spaces are being made available after every site in the eclipse’s path between the Oregon coast and the Snake River had been reserved months in advance. There is a gigantic festival slated for Madras—Oregon Solarfest, just a few miles from another festival—Moonshadow. All around Keizer communities and organizations have been planning and seen...

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Regarding Rep. Post criticism

To the Editor: I highly recommend that if Mr. McCall or anyone in this district has concerns regarding Representative Post, there are plenty of ways to reach out to him (his phone and email are printed in this paper once a month) and address whatever questions they may have directly with him. I firmly believe, however, that most voters in HD 25 would echo the sentiment that Rep. Post is doing a fine job and encourage him to keep up the fight for small government in a Capitol where the prevailing philosophy seems to be ‘the bigger the better.’...

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