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Sheriff Zanni’s contorted justification for not enforcing mask mandates included a reference to the Nuremberg Code. Aside from the term “Nuremberg” stirs images of fascism, Nazis and Hitler, terms shouted at our county commissioners recently, why bring it up? To pretzel the Nuremberg Code in…

I have only limited legal training and experience, so I leave to others to determine if Zanni should be enforcing the mask mandate. However the Eugene Register Guard policy, unlike Facebook, Twitter etc, requires sources when reported as facts. Apparently The World with much more limited res…

Kudos to Jamie Fereday for speaking truth to power in his letter to the editor concerning Sheriff Zanni’s announcement pertaining to mask mandate as reported by The World on September 3. No such kudos for our Sheriff Zanni nor our Commissioner Main. I also recall that our Sheriff Zanni was d…

In 2011 and 2012, l lived and worked in Panjshir and Kandahar Provinces, Afghanistan with a National Guard Unit. One of our interpreters became my good friend. He and a brother were both interpreters for the U.S. Army. This last year, he has been attempting to get his remaining family out, i…

Fire in the West is expected, and not so long ago, it seemed something the West experienced more than anywhere else. Nationally, big fires were treated as another freak of Western violence, like a grizzly bear attack or another California quirk like Esalen and avocados.

This year the Mid-Coast Mustang & Ford Club purchased over $650 in backpacks and school supplies with funds raised from the Back Alley and Tower Ford car shows. These were donated to students in the North Bend and Coos Bay school districts. It’s a great honor to continue supporting stude…

The front page report in the 9/3/21 issue of The World about Coos County Sheriff Zanni deciding not to enforce Governor Brown’s mask mandate raised some interesting points. I found the sheriff’s rationale to be compelling. I feel he is correct in stating everyone should take the responsibili…

In his remarks to The World (Sept. 3, 2021), Sheriff Zanni is clearly implying that our governor’s mask mandates should be called into question for violating the “Nuremberg Code” established in 1947 to prevent any repetition of the horrors of Nazi experimentation on people who were Jewish, h…

Sheriff Zanni's nonsense rant about mask and vaccines shows how bad Coos County needs a new sheriff. He is oblivious to the pain, death and needless suffering that's occurring in Coos County with COVID.

I'm writing in response to a letter to the editor by Matthew Wilbanks regarding the Aug. 17 Coos County Board of Commissioners meeting, published in The World on Sept. 3, 2021. When someone feels threatened, it is true for them and not something you can know. You cannot know what was experie…

Vaccinations, masking and distancing are time-proven methods of slowing the spread of a virus. COVID 2019 mutated to DELTA 2021 by adapting, spreading more easily and becoming more virulent.

On January 31, 1971, local residents – like people all across the country – watched as three astronauts blasted off towards the moon on Apollo 14, preparing to make the third lunar landing. Four months later, Stuart Roosa, one of those three astronauts, was in Coos Bay, celebrating the missi…

When I was just turning 40, with two young children and a full-time job, my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. I had never seen her sick a day in my life. She was my rock and the center of our large, rowdy and loving family. I had no idea what the future would hold for her, or us. But I …

No words can express just how hurt my heart is for those that have been left behind... Those who believed in the American Dream and wanted to help preserve and advance the basic American way of life... Truth is... Our Government surrendered to the Taliban, to the very enemy we have been figh…

I see several people writing their opinion on the meeting held at the Owen Building. Some are claiming the group was not hostile. Please go to the site and watch the meeting. If you don't think the meeting was a mess and the group hostile, I'll buy you a free one way ticket to Southern California.

Sheriff Zanni’s declaration to not uphold the state mask mandate (no state vaccine mandate exists) using the Nuremburg Code as his guide - “…no one should be forced to take measures such as wearing a mask or getting a vaccine,” is spurious reasoning at best.  The Nuremburg Code was born out …

Along with the privilege and benefits of living in a free society comes an enormous responsibility to behave in a way that is respectful and considerate of the rights and welfare of those around you. As of this writing Coos County has lost 50 souls to COVID and reached record numbers of infe…

I am sick to death of the lies and exaggerations being spread around about the Coos County Commissioners meeting on August 17. First, Commissioner Melissa Cribbins made a Facebook live video claiming that she was threatened at the meeting and felt unsafe. It took nearly a week for PEG Broadc…

This summer, three of us were hiking in Alaska’s western Brooks Range when we encountered a pack of eight wolves. We were far from any help when they moved toward us, paused and then disappeared behind a low ridge.

Where is the news? A doctor is killed. End of story. A bad wreck near Fred Myers not even in the news. What has happened to public interest? Even TV news is repeat, repeat, nothing new.

The Coos County Board of Commissioners should be ashamed of themselves. The recent spectacle of the anti-vaxxers and anti-maskers being allowed to completely disrupt a public meeting by disregarding time limits on public comments, shouting down anyone who did not agree with their boorish beh…

Your letter that attacked Main (I've never met him) was riddled with gross, unfounded exaggerations. Proper writing avoids assumptions and generalizations, unless prefaced with qualifications.

I believe homelessness, among other things, can cause mental illness. I also believe that is cruel for people that have housing to refuse it to people that don't have it, in preference to people from elsewhere that have much more money. Many people that are productive and willing to help the…

It feels like an apocalypse in the Southwest — wildfires, floods, drought, heat, smoke. This was not the norm when I moved to Colorado 35 years ago. Climate scientists may have predicted the arrival of these extreme events, but many admit their predictions have come true faster than they expected.

The county meeting that was held a the Owen Building in Coquille was absolutely a disaster. The preacher from Bandon got to the Microphone and started a 15-minute Bible class.

Remember Bob Main at the next election. His recent statements and mask refusal are outrageous. The commissioners should censor him. He is pandering to a group for votes. Don't forget that at the next election.

I walked a path in John Topits Park today that I believe goes by the proposed library site. Here it is, the end of August with no significant rain in a month or more, and there is still standing water in this area. I just don’t understand the city officials thoughts that this is a better sit…

Over the past few days, I have had an opportunity to chat with several fellow veterans, service members, military family members and Gold Star families. It is beyond the obvious in saying that the past few days have been extraordinarily difficult for those with a personal connection to our m…

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This year the Mid-Coast Mustang & Ford Club purchased over $650 in backpacks and school supplies with funds raised from the Back Alley and Tower Ford car shows. These were donated to students in the North Bend and Coos Bay school districts. It’s a great honor to continue supporting stude…

The front page report in the 9/3/21 issue of The World about Coos County Sheriff Zanni deciding not to enforce Governor Brown’s mask mandate raised some interesting points. I found the sheriff’s rationale to be compelling. I feel he is correct in stating everyone should take the responsibili…

In his remarks to The World (Sept. 3, 2021), Sheriff Zanni is clearly implying that our governor’s mask mandates should be called into question for violating the “Nuremberg Code” established in 1947 to prevent any repetition of the horrors of Nazi experimentation on people who were Jewish, h…

Sheriff Zanni's nonsense rant about mask and vaccines shows how bad Coos County needs a new sheriff. He is oblivious to the pain, death and needless suffering that's occurring in Coos County with COVID.

I'm writing in response to a letter to the editor by Matthew Wilbanks regarding the Aug. 17 Coos County Board of Commissioners meeting, published in The World on Sept. 3, 2021. When someone feels threatened, it is true for them and not something you can know. You cannot know what was experie…

Vaccinations, masking and distancing are time-proven methods of slowing the spread of a virus. COVID 2019 mutated to DELTA 2021 by adapting, spreading more easily and becoming more virulent.

On January 31, 1971, local residents – like people all across the country – watched as three astronauts blasted off towards the moon on Apollo 14, preparing to make the third lunar landing. Four months later, Stuart Roosa, one of those three astronauts, was in Coos Bay, celebrating the missi…

When I was just turning 40, with two young children and a full-time job, my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. I had never seen her sick a day in my life. She was my rock and the center of our large, rowdy and loving family. I had no idea what the future would hold for her, or us. But I …

No words can express just how hurt my heart is for those that have been left behind... Those who believed in the American Dream and wanted to help preserve and advance the basic American way of life... Truth is... Our Government surrendered to the Taliban, to the very enemy we have been figh…

I see several people writing their opinion on the meeting held at the Owen Building. Some are claiming the group was not hostile. Please go to the site and watch the meeting. If you don't think the meeting was a mess and the group hostile, I'll buy you a free one way ticket to Southern California.

Sheriff Zanni’s declaration to not uphold the state mask mandate (no state vaccine mandate exists) using the Nuremburg Code as his guide - “…no one should be forced to take measures such as wearing a mask or getting a vaccine,” is spurious reasoning at best.  The Nuremburg Code was born out …

Along with the privilege and benefits of living in a free society comes an enormous responsibility to behave in a way that is respectful and considerate of the rights and welfare of those around you. As of this writing Coos County has lost 50 souls to COVID and reached record numbers of infe…

I am sick to death of the lies and exaggerations being spread around about the Coos County Commissioners meeting on August 17. First, Commissioner Melissa Cribbins made a Facebook live video claiming that she was threatened at the meeting and felt unsafe. It took nearly a week for PEG Broadc…

This summer, three of us were hiking in Alaska’s western Brooks Range when we encountered a pack of eight wolves. We were far from any help when they moved toward us, paused and then disappeared behind a low ridge.

Where is the news? A doctor is killed. End of story. A bad wreck near Fred Myers not even in the news. What has happened to public interest? Even TV news is repeat, repeat, nothing new.

The Coos County Board of Commissioners should be ashamed of themselves. The recent spectacle of the anti-vaxxers and anti-maskers being allowed to completely disrupt a public meeting by disregarding time limits on public comments, shouting down anyone who did not agree with their boorish beh…

Your letter that attacked Main (I've never met him) was riddled with gross, unfounded exaggerations. Proper writing avoids assumptions and generalizations, unless prefaced with qualifications.

I believe homelessness, among other things, can cause mental illness. I also believe that is cruel for people that have housing to refuse it to people that don't have it, in preference to people from elsewhere that have much more money. Many people that are productive and willing to help the…

It feels like an apocalypse in the Southwest — wildfires, floods, drought, heat, smoke. This was not the norm when I moved to Colorado 35 years ago. Climate scientists may have predicted the arrival of these extreme events, but many admit their predictions have come true faster than they expected.

The county meeting that was held a the Owen Building in Coquille was absolutely a disaster. The preacher from Bandon got to the Microphone and started a 15-minute Bible class.

Remember Bob Main at the next election. His recent statements and mask refusal are outrageous. The commissioners should censor him. He is pandering to a group for votes. Don't forget that at the next election.

I walked a path in John Topits Park today that I believe goes by the proposed library site. Here it is, the end of August with no significant rain in a month or more, and there is still standing water in this area. I just don’t understand the city officials thoughts that this is a better sit…

Over the past few days, I have had an opportunity to chat with several fellow veterans, service members, military family members and Gold Star families. It is beyond the obvious in saying that the past few days have been extraordinarily difficult for those with a personal connection to our m…

Sheriff Zanni’s contorted justification for not enforcing mask mandates included a reference to the Nuremberg Code. Aside from the term “Nuremberg” stirs images of fascism, Nazis and Hitler, terms shouted at our county commissioners recently, why bring it up? To pretzel the Nuremberg Code in…

I have only limited legal training and experience, so I leave to others to determine if Zanni should be enforcing the mask mandate. However the Eugene Register Guard policy, unlike Facebook, Twitter etc, requires sources when reported as facts. Apparently The World with much more limited res…

Kudos to Jamie Fereday for speaking truth to power in his letter to the editor concerning Sheriff Zanni’s announcement pertaining to mask mandate as reported by The World on September 3. No such kudos for our Sheriff Zanni nor our Commissioner Main. I also recall that our Sheriff Zanni was d…

In 2011 and 2012, l lived and worked in Panjshir and Kandahar Provinces, Afghanistan with a National Guard Unit. One of our interpreters became my good friend. He and a brother were both interpreters for the U.S. Army. This last year, he has been attempting to get his remaining family out, i…

Fire in the West is expected, and not so long ago, it seemed something the West experienced more than anywhere else. Nationally, big fires were treated as another freak of Western violence, like a grizzly bear attack or another California quirk like Esalen and avocados.