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McNary golf teams host first tournament

Jackson Garro chips out of the rough and on to the green (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). Both boys and girls golf teams at McNary High School hosted Mountain Valley Conference tournaments earlier this week at McNary Golf Club. The Celtics boys’ teams placed fourth out of eight teams on Monday while the[Read More…]

The choice in Zone 6: Danielle Bethell

When asked what she sees as the top priorities for the Salem-Keizer School District, Danielle Bethell is quick to dole out anecdotes about interactions with parents and potential constituents along with her answers.  In part, it’s a reflection of how she would seek to do business differently if voters elect[Read More…]

The choice in Zone 6: Chuck Lee

For Chuck Lee, Keizer’s representative on the Salem-Keizer School District Board of directors for the past 12 years, funding is the primary source of the district’s woes.  “All of the issues we have from low graduation rates to lack of support for teachers with students coming from toxic environments, class[Read More…]

McNary suffers loss to Westview

McNary shortstop Taylor Ebbs throws out a runner at first (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). After gaining the early lead, the McNary softball team couldn’t combat a four-run inning from Westview in the bottom of the fifth as the Celtics lost their final non-league game of the season by a score of 7-2. [Read More…]

Missed quotas, dirty laundry nab spotlight at KPD union hearing

An objection to a administrative rule judge finding that Keizer Police Department’s sergeants are supervisors – and therefore not eligible for union membership – was heard in front of all three members of the Employment Relations Board in March.  The hearing was a continuation of a request for union representation[Read More…]

Celts fall in final non-league game

Nigel Harris takes a turn around first base after hitting a ball in the outfield in a game from last month (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). The McNary baseball squad could only muster five hits for the game as they fell by a score of 3-2 to Grant in their non-conference finale on[Read More…]

CCRLS seeks new councilor

Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service is seeking applicants from the residents of Polk, Yamhill or Marion Counties for the position of Rural Lay Representative. This can be anyone from the CCRLS Library district who lives outside of member library cities or districts.  The advisory council meets five times a year,[Read More…]

Bill draws support, opposition at hearing

A bill that creates an extra avenue for pursuing injury lawsuits resulting from shooting at a Polk County quarry drew supporters and detractors at a public hearing at the Capitol Tuesday, April 4.  The bill was moved to the floor by members of the Senate Committee on Judiciary Tuesday, April[Read More…]