Author: Lyndon Zaitz

Who said I wanted this?

We want what we want—I get that—but if someone takes the effort to give us a gift, we should accept it with gratitude. It doesn’t matter if it something you don’t want. That’s not a license to casually rid yourself of another’s gift., Suck it up, buttercup.

Miracle of Lights complaint heard by City Council

A long-time holiday tradition in Keizer was front and center at the Keizer City Council meeting on Monday, Dec. 5. The Gubser neighborhood’s Miracle of Christmas lighting display elicited comment from residents of the area concerning a route change.

Two men and a bottle of wine

Details of making Scenic Valley Hop Chardonnay are proprietary, though Zielinski said no other winery can do what they are doing. “They can make the same product,” he added, “but they won’t have the story.”

The man with the plans

Shane Witham has almost three decades of institutional knowledge and planning under his belt. A Keizer native, Witham is a cheerleader for the city.

Can we please get a library?

Do Keizer voters not like libraries, or, is it they don’t like paying fees? That will have to be addressed by the Keizer Community Library and the City of Keizer. Measure 24-468 was defeated in the Nov. 8 election by a 10-point margin. If approved, it would have added a[Read More…]

Library measure fails

Measure 24-468 was defeated by a 55%-45% margin in Tuesday’s election. If approved the measure would have added a $2.50 per month fee to city services bills to fund a public library.

Currently Keizer residents have the all-volunteer Keizer Community Library, housed at the Keizer Cultural Center.The $2.50 fee would have generated about $400,000 per year which would have funded a professional librarian and a children’s librarian.

Thatcher earns third term

Republican Kim Thatcher was elected to her third term as a state senator for District 11 in Tuesday’s election over challenger Democrat Richard Walsh.

Election results from the Secretary of State’s office as of Wednesday morning, Nov. 9, showed Thatcher with 53.17% (15,702 votes) to Walsh’s 46.61% (13,809 votes). There was also a handful of write-ins.

Mannix wins closer than expected race

Republican Kevin Mannix won his race for state House District 21 against Democrat Ramiro Navarro.

 Returns as of Wednesday morning, Nov. 9, showed Mannix winning 51.7% (9,521 votes) against 45.6% (8,377 votes) for Navarro. Libertarian candidate Michael Morrow won 2.5% (467 votes).