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LETTER: Sage Grouse and open land

To the Editor: The Trump Administration, via the U.S. Forest Service, is rolling back five years of regional and local planning designed to save the Western Sage Grouse from likely extinction.  They also are rolling back protections at the Bears Ears National Monument which will open up the monument to[Read More…]

Naming names by Rep. Castro

By DEBRA J. SAUNDERS You could be next. That’s really the message that Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, was sending to any potential donors of President Donald Trump’s campaign—or to any Republicans, for that matter—when he tweeted the names and occupations of 44 San Antonians who contributed the maximum allowed to[Read More…]

The elusive ornithorhynchus anatinus

By ANDREW J. JACKSON Don’t ask me how to pronounce “ornithorhynchus anatinus.” That tongue-twister is the scientific name for the platypus — a duck-billed, semiaquatic egg-laying mammal.  It looks like a sort of duck-beaver hybrid. Something all sports-enthused native Oregonians should strive to be – yes, even if you attended[Read More…]

Domestic terrorism takes center stage

The current crisis over domestic terrorists with no statute to address more murderous actions has become an enlarged swamp. President Trump blames the latest “swamp” on the media while a mirror into which he should look would see his own reflection and what he has exasperated, starting when he accused former[Read More…]

Calendar for August 16, 2019

Saturday, August 17 Free Summer Concert Series presents Syco Billy’s String Band. Keizer Rotary Amphitheatre at Keizer Rapids Park. Concert starts at 6:30 p.m. No outside food or beverage. No pets allowed in amphitheatre. Fish Fest NW 2019 presented by 104.1 The Fish starting at noon. General admission is $29[Read More…]

Donald Edwin Fleischmann

D. Fleischmann Donald Fleischmann, a Salem-Keizer resident for 72 years, died on July 15, 2019. He was 93 years old. He was in the Salem Hospital with an infection when he suffered a stroke a few days before he died.   The Willamette Valley has always been home to him. Don was born[Read More…]

Classified Ads for August 16, 2019

GARAGE SALE 21st Annual McNARY ESTATES GARAGE SALE, Saturday, August 17, 8am-4pm. We will be accepting non-perishable food donations on behalf of Marion-Polk Food Share. FRESH FRUIT U-pick PEACHES — Red Haven, Veteran and Suncrest. $1 per pound. 8 a.m.-7 p.m., seven days a week. 2860 Perkins Rd. NE. 971-218-5204.[Read More…]

Young Keizer fiddler storms annual contest

Ai Nguyen (left) practices with a guitarist before performing at the Willamette Valley Fiddling Contest on Friday, Aug. 2 (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). Eight-year-old Ai Nguyen hasn’t been playing the fiddle for very long. She only picked up the instrument six months ago when her violin instructor, Martha Hughes, encouraged her to[Read More…]

Walker makes his return to Volcanoes Stadium

Mickey Walker, son of Salem-Keizer Volcanoes owners Jerry and Lisa Walker, is back working for the organization in a greater capacity than he did when he was younger (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). With his parents, Jerry and Lisa Walker, being the owners of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, Mickey Walker basically lived at the[Read More…]

Silver Bonanza on the coast

G.I Wilson (second from right) with some of his pals catching silver salmon out of Depoe Bay (Submitted). Silver salmon (aka coho) have been returning to Oregon’s coastal waters in record numbers this summer. Please bear with me, for still calling them “silvers.” My love affair began with this beautiful,[Read More…]