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On the morning of January 11, I and a small group of concerned citizens toured the forest at Airport Heights which has recently been threatened for removal. Our group quickly observed that this young, healthy forest was not diseased nor dying.

Let's do the math. Per the story last week in this paper "Approximately each year Coos Bay Public Library has 186,000 visitors, hosts over 500 programs (activities)...and circulates approximately 260,000 items. That would be less than 1 1/2 item per visitor.

The city of North Bend has served notice of their intent to locate a homeless camp in what is now the parking lot for Clyde Allen Field. It will literally block the entrance to one of the finest and well known youth sport arenas in not just Oregon but the nation.

I have a suggestion to help the RV homeless...stop the greedy and discriminatory treatment by the local RV parks. They won't let anyone in with a rig older than 10 years even if its neat and clean. The rent is also sky high now because they are taking welfare money from the state to double t…

A new video released by Utah Gov. Spencer Cox argues the big, semi-annual trade show called Outdoor Retailer should come back to Salt Lake City. This is despite opposition from leading brands, resorts like mine in Aspen and many nonprofit groups over the state’s environmental policies.

“… the wholesale price index—precursor of what’s coming on the consumer front—had gone up a staggering 2.3 percent last month. That brought the wholesale price increase over the last year to 22.6 percent, the highest rate in a quarter-century and nearly double the climb in family living costs.”

The COVID virus has exploded in Coos County. Today in the local Safeway, I saw several people with no mask. As I stopped in one aisle, a lady came in stopped right next to me with no mask. I asked her not to come near without a mask, and she just laughed.

The North Bend City Council meeting of January 11 saw a troubling violation of new Council Rules adopted by City Ordinance #2052 on September 28, 2021.

The grizzly bear. The wolf. The cougar. These magnificent creatures, apex predators, how can we not admire them? People cross the world for the opportunity to see one in the wilds of Yellowstone or Alaska.

I want to begin by laying out my stance on guns as plainly as possible, so that you may understand my position clearly. I do not own any guns. I think any adult who wants to own a gun should be able to, provided that they be able to pass a background check.

I am writing this on January 6, 2022. 1 year ago today, 14 people from Coos County, most from Citizens Restoring Liberty, went to the D.C. protest on 1/6 - an attack on our democracy and a grave warning of a possible fascist future.

The Marshall Fire that demolished more than 1,000 homes along the front range of Colorado two weeks ago was not unique. This particular kind of fire happened before, on April 17, 2018 - 115 miles due south of the Marshall Fire.

I wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to Michelle Ortiz of Coastal Sotheby’s in Bandon. Today, my dog, who usually waits for me to go on walks, decided to take himself for a walk instead of waiting for me while I put a ladder away. (I guess he’d had enough of being in the house after two days of rain.)

It all comes down to profits – their profits, our sacrifice. Neighbors near STVRs sacrifice sleep, peace, safety, time and energy. STVR owners and management companies say “we are letting poor people see visit who could never afford to do so without us,”

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington Service Unit 62 would like to thank those community members who generously gave to our 38th annual Tree of Joy Service Project at Pony Village Mall.

The new year is here. What better time to learn how to write New Year’s, as well as Presidents Day, Mother’s Day and a full 12 months’ worth of hard-to-write holidays? Here’s your guide to navigating the apostrophes, plurals and capitalization of holidays in 2022.

As a new year dawns, we have an opportunity to reflect on the events of the past year. Is the course we've been walking, as a country, sustainable? Is it the best that we can do? Is this stage in human development, as some claim, the end of history? Or is something better possible?

Of the 21 new laws listed in a report in the January 1 Oregonian, 16 were approved by an overwhelming majority in both the state Senate and the state House of Representatives. The new laws address everything from public meetings law to affordable housing, racial equity to police reform and m…

When our power went out at 9:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve, we thought that our already scaled-back Christmas would be really ruined. No lights, no heat, no hot water, no cooking.

In the Dec. 28, 2021, edition, you wrote about current hospitalizations of people with COVID. You said, "...hospitals are filling up, in many cases with asymptomatic people".

Only recently it’s been announced by the Coos County Airport Authority that they intend to develop airport property along Colorado Avenue, Arthur Street and Connecticut in Airport Heights. The authority wants to clear cut 90% of the trees, scrape the land, surround it by a chain link and bar…

The Coos County Airport District is supported by the taxpayers of Coos County. Those taxpayers deserve some answers. The Airport District is planning to clear cut the standing timber on the land it owns surrounding the airport. It plans to start this project as early as January 10. Some questions:

We would like to thank the Zonta Club of the Coos Bay Area for volunteering to ring the bell for us December 18 at Fred Meyer. Their efforts raised over $2,500 in cash donations that day. The enthusiasm and cheerfulness they displayed really inspired and encouraged our frontline staff and vo…

2021 was a year of tremendous challenges, but there were also incredible strides made in the world of wireless technology that have changed the way we live, work and play – all for the better.

Regarding removing almost all of the trees on airport property (where underbrush was recently removed),  I hope the airport administration will reconsider. A logger hired by the airport administration said that more than 90% of the mature trees are diseased, dying and/or already dead. I have…

How should American society go in 2022? Full steam ahead, American-style, text-and-spend, gorge and waddle, it’s all about me-and-my-friends, business as usual? That’s what I am hearing from the A-listers these days. Back to normal, baby!  

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“… the wholesale price index—precursor of what’s coming on the consumer front—had gone up a staggering 2.3 percent last month. That brought the wholesale price increase over the last year to 22.6 percent, the highest rate in a quarter-century and nearly double the climb in family living costs.”

The COVID virus has exploded in Coos County. Today in the local Safeway, I saw several people with no mask. As I stopped in one aisle, a lady came in stopped right next to me with no mask. I asked her not to come near without a mask, and she just laughed.

The North Bend City Council meeting of January 11 saw a troubling violation of new Council Rules adopted by City Ordinance #2052 on September 28, 2021.

The grizzly bear. The wolf. The cougar. These magnificent creatures, apex predators, how can we not admire them? People cross the world for the opportunity to see one in the wilds of Yellowstone or Alaska.

I want to begin by laying out my stance on guns as plainly as possible, so that you may understand my position clearly. I do not own any guns. I think any adult who wants to own a gun should be able to, provided that they be able to pass a background check.

I am writing this on January 6, 2022. 1 year ago today, 14 people from Coos County, most from Citizens Restoring Liberty, went to the D.C. protest on 1/6 - an attack on our democracy and a grave warning of a possible fascist future.

The Marshall Fire that demolished more than 1,000 homes along the front range of Colorado two weeks ago was not unique. This particular kind of fire happened before, on April 17, 2018 - 115 miles due south of the Marshall Fire.

I wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to Michelle Ortiz of Coastal Sotheby’s in Bandon. Today, my dog, who usually waits for me to go on walks, decided to take himself for a walk instead of waiting for me while I put a ladder away. (I guess he’d had enough of being in the house after two days of rain.)

It all comes down to profits – their profits, our sacrifice. Neighbors near STVRs sacrifice sleep, peace, safety, time and energy. STVR owners and management companies say “we are letting poor people see visit who could never afford to do so without us,”

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington Service Unit 62 would like to thank those community members who generously gave to our 38th annual Tree of Joy Service Project at Pony Village Mall.

The new year is here. What better time to learn how to write New Year’s, as well as Presidents Day, Mother’s Day and a full 12 months’ worth of hard-to-write holidays? Here’s your guide to navigating the apostrophes, plurals and capitalization of holidays in 2022.

As a new year dawns, we have an opportunity to reflect on the events of the past year. Is the course we've been walking, as a country, sustainable? Is it the best that we can do? Is this stage in human development, as some claim, the end of history? Or is something better possible?

Of the 21 new laws listed in a report in the January 1 Oregonian, 16 were approved by an overwhelming majority in both the state Senate and the state House of Representatives. The new laws address everything from public meetings law to affordable housing, racial equity to police reform and m…

When our power went out at 9:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve, we thought that our already scaled-back Christmas would be really ruined. No lights, no heat, no hot water, no cooking.

In the Dec. 28, 2021, edition, you wrote about current hospitalizations of people with COVID. You said, "...hospitals are filling up, in many cases with asymptomatic people".

Only recently it’s been announced by the Coos County Airport Authority that they intend to develop airport property along Colorado Avenue, Arthur Street and Connecticut in Airport Heights. The authority wants to clear cut 90% of the trees, scrape the land, surround it by a chain link and bar…

The Coos County Airport District is supported by the taxpayers of Coos County. Those taxpayers deserve some answers. The Airport District is planning to clear cut the standing timber on the land it owns surrounding the airport. It plans to start this project as early as January 10. Some questions:

We would like to thank the Zonta Club of the Coos Bay Area for volunteering to ring the bell for us December 18 at Fred Meyer. Their efforts raised over $2,500 in cash donations that day. The enthusiasm and cheerfulness they displayed really inspired and encouraged our frontline staff and vo…

2021 was a year of tremendous challenges, but there were also incredible strides made in the world of wireless technology that have changed the way we live, work and play – all for the better.

Regarding removing almost all of the trees on airport property (where underbrush was recently removed),  I hope the airport administration will reconsider. A logger hired by the airport administration said that more than 90% of the mature trees are diseased, dying and/or already dead. I have…

How should American society go in 2022? Full steam ahead, American-style, text-and-spend, gorge and waddle, it’s all about me-and-my-friends, business as usual? That’s what I am hearing from the A-listers these days. Back to normal, baby!  

On the morning of January 11, I and a small group of concerned citizens toured the forest at Airport Heights which has recently been threatened for removal. Our group quickly observed that this young, healthy forest was not diseased nor dying.

Let's do the math. Per the story last week in this paper "Approximately each year Coos Bay Public Library has 186,000 visitors, hosts over 500 programs (activities)...and circulates approximately 260,000 items. That would be less than 1 1/2 item per visitor.

The city of North Bend has served notice of their intent to locate a homeless camp in what is now the parking lot for Clyde Allen Field. It will literally block the entrance to one of the finest and well known youth sport arenas in not just Oregon but the nation.

I have a suggestion to help the RV homeless...stop the greedy and discriminatory treatment by the local RV parks. They won't let anyone in with a rig older than 10 years even if its neat and clean. The rent is also sky high now because they are taking welfare money from the state to double t…

A new video released by Utah Gov. Spencer Cox argues the big, semi-annual trade show called Outdoor Retailer should come back to Salt Lake City. This is despite opposition from leading brands, resorts like mine in Aspen and many nonprofit groups over the state’s environmental policies.