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Hi, Has anyone else noticed the new street lights? They are really bright, I'll even say harsh. I sincerely hope there is some benefit to drown out the stars.

There is no precedent for the challenge now facing the world. For over a million years carbon dioxide (CO2) hovered around 280 ppm in the atmosphere. Fossil fuel combustion has pushed CO2 to over 400 ppm, a level not seen on Earth for 20 million years. We’re already seeing the impacts of inc…

The Convention of States Project seeks, as its name reflects, a convention of states as provided for in Article V of the US Constitution. Such a convention, CPS claims, would "only allow" discussion of amendments that "limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, impose fiscal…

My purpose in writing this letter is to express my support for HB 2021 as was recently reported on in the OPB article "Oregon’s big climate bill of 2021 generates little friction" by Dirk VanderHart.

There’s a growing fanaticism in this country — a belief system so extreme its followers are impervious to all logic and facts. If you don’t agree with them, you’re beneath contempt. If you try to reason with them, your words fall on deaf ears, or worse, you’re accused of complicity in any nu…

When I saw the cover of this week’s The Economist with headline “One Nation or Two.” It took a second look to see the tiny Star of David and know it was not America. I suddenly recalled Pogo saying long ago: “We have met the enemy and he is us!” is showing the earmarks of impending failure. …

Here’s the dilemma: You want to explore the West’s huge treasure of public land, but you don’t want to be accompanied by crowds of people. How do you avoid places that wind up on everyone’s bucket list or that have been Instagrammed and geo-tagged to death?

I am troubled by your mostly conservative coverage of important issues. As one example, I cite the recent guest opinion article by Sally Pipes in which she states that drug companies should have freedom to control drug prices and government should stay out of it.

In 2018, telling us that “trade wars are good, and easy to win,” then-U.S.-president Donald Trump imposed 15-25% tariffs (versus the previous rate of 10% and the average US tariff of 1.6%) on various Chinese goods, ranging from “dental cements and other dental fillings” to “Trout, fresh or c…

It’s never too late to change direction. Regardless of past mistakes, you can decide today to take a different path. Here are some suggestions to help you.

Would you like to earn money and prizes by killing coyotes, foxes, cougars, bobcats, wolves, raccoons, squirrels, crows, rattlesnakes, rabbits, prairie dogs, woodchucks or skunks?

The Langlois Lions wish to thanks an entire "village" of people and businesses that helped make our recent open-air Mary Hildebrand Memorial Plant Sale an overwhelming success. This was our first major fundraiser since 2019 and has enabled us to continue to fund our charitable programs.

On May 23, a fighter jet intercepted Ryanair Flight 4978 as it was about to exit Belarus's airspace en route from Athens, Greece to Vilnius, Lithuania. Citing a supposed bomb threat (apparently contrived by regime agents on board the plane), Belarus air traffic control ordered the Boeing 737…

Recently I was in Bandon and drove by a couple of flags that were disturbing to me. The top flag on the flagpole said “Black Labs Matter” and the flag below it was a graphic of an AR-15 assault rifle. I don’t know what the intended message was but my “guess” is that black people are less tha…

I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to Inland Point and the excellent staff for their care and for my 100th birthday party. Thank you to everyone who drove by to help celebrate, including The Legend radio station (105.9) and The World Newspaper.  l loved all the cards, gifts, flowers,…

I think we owe local store, gas station and similar establishment employees a huge thanks for putting their lives on the line to come face to face with the general public as we strove to fill or tummies, our tanks and, as importantly, our minds as we selected reading and craft materials duri…

In the mid-1960s, my dad served on the school board in Cortez, in rural southern Colorado. He recalled that at one meeting he said something a little too liberal because a fellow board member invited him to “step outside.”

There was a letter to the editor written by Cameron Langley a couple days ago that needs a rebuttal.

I’ve been amazed at the good people of this area who feel wearing a mask to prevent contracting or spreading the COVID-19 virus is somehow infringing on their personal liberty. Do we need to be reminded that this pandemic applies to all of humankind globally? Is it therefore unreasonable to …

I just went by the Unmask Our Kids Rally in Myrtle Point and many of them yelled at me to take off my mask. I find it odd that they are protesting because they do not want to be told what to do while they are telling me what to do.

Can a tolerant community tolerate intolerance, or does that defeat the tolerance? Should an inclusive community allow exclusivity, or would that defeat inclusivity?

One hundred thirty thousand dollars. That’s what it takes for a down payment to buy an average-priced home in Bozeman, Montana. Then an aspiring homeowner must fork out another $3,000 each month, which is more than two-thirds of their household’s paychecks if they make the median income for …

Dear voters in the North Bend Pool area- please vote YES - to keep the NB Pool open for public, high school and swim club use. Safe and low impact recreation, physical rehabilitation for knee and hip-pre and post op therapies begin with water immersion, by water exercises and swimming.

In the early 1950s there was an extended concern about our kids and their ability to enjoy the water that surrounds us. Beyond safety, there was also an interest in creating year-round recreational activities for our youth and families to enjoy. That led to bond election in 1955 to construct…

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When I saw the cover of this week’s The Economist with headline “One Nation or Two.” It took a second look to see the tiny Star of David and know it was not America. I suddenly recalled Pogo saying long ago: “We have met the enemy and he is us!” is showing the earmarks of impending failure. …

Here’s the dilemma: You want to explore the West’s huge treasure of public land, but you don’t want to be accompanied by crowds of people. How do you avoid places that wind up on everyone’s bucket list or that have been Instagrammed and geo-tagged to death?

I am troubled by your mostly conservative coverage of important issues. As one example, I cite the recent guest opinion article by Sally Pipes in which she states that drug companies should have freedom to control drug prices and government should stay out of it.

In 2018, telling us that “trade wars are good, and easy to win,” then-U.S.-president Donald Trump imposed 15-25% tariffs (versus the previous rate of 10% and the average US tariff of 1.6%) on various Chinese goods, ranging from “dental cements and other dental fillings” to “Trout, fresh or c…

It’s never too late to change direction. Regardless of past mistakes, you can decide today to take a different path. Here are some suggestions to help you.

Would you like to earn money and prizes by killing coyotes, foxes, cougars, bobcats, wolves, raccoons, squirrels, crows, rattlesnakes, rabbits, prairie dogs, woodchucks or skunks?

The Langlois Lions wish to thanks an entire "village" of people and businesses that helped make our recent open-air Mary Hildebrand Memorial Plant Sale an overwhelming success. This was our first major fundraiser since 2019 and has enabled us to continue to fund our charitable programs.

On May 23, a fighter jet intercepted Ryanair Flight 4978 as it was about to exit Belarus's airspace en route from Athens, Greece to Vilnius, Lithuania. Citing a supposed bomb threat (apparently contrived by regime agents on board the plane), Belarus air traffic control ordered the Boeing 737…

Recently I was in Bandon and drove by a couple of flags that were disturbing to me. The top flag on the flagpole said “Black Labs Matter” and the flag below it was a graphic of an AR-15 assault rifle. I don’t know what the intended message was but my “guess” is that black people are less tha…

I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to Inland Point and the excellent staff for their care and for my 100th birthday party. Thank you to everyone who drove by to help celebrate, including The Legend radio station (105.9) and The World Newspaper.  l loved all the cards, gifts, flowers,…

I think we owe local store, gas station and similar establishment employees a huge thanks for putting their lives on the line to come face to face with the general public as we strove to fill or tummies, our tanks and, as importantly, our minds as we selected reading and craft materials duri…

In the mid-1960s, my dad served on the school board in Cortez, in rural southern Colorado. He recalled that at one meeting he said something a little too liberal because a fellow board member invited him to “step outside.”

There was a letter to the editor written by Cameron Langley a couple days ago that needs a rebuttal.

I’ve been amazed at the good people of this area who feel wearing a mask to prevent contracting or spreading the COVID-19 virus is somehow infringing on their personal liberty. Do we need to be reminded that this pandemic applies to all of humankind globally? Is it therefore unreasonable to …

I just went by the Unmask Our Kids Rally in Myrtle Point and many of them yelled at me to take off my mask. I find it odd that they are protesting because they do not want to be told what to do while they are telling me what to do.

Can a tolerant community tolerate intolerance, or does that defeat the tolerance? Should an inclusive community allow exclusivity, or would that defeat inclusivity?

One hundred thirty thousand dollars. That’s what it takes for a down payment to buy an average-priced home in Bozeman, Montana. Then an aspiring homeowner must fork out another $3,000 each month, which is more than two-thirds of their household’s paychecks if they make the median income for …

Dear voters in the North Bend Pool area- please vote YES - to keep the NB Pool open for public, high school and swim club use. Safe and low impact recreation, physical rehabilitation for knee and hip-pre and post op therapies begin with water immersion, by water exercises and swimming.

In the early 1950s there was an extended concern about our kids and their ability to enjoy the water that surrounds us. Beyond safety, there was also an interest in creating year-round recreational activities for our youth and families to enjoy. That led to bond election in 1955 to construct…

Hi, Has anyone else noticed the new street lights? They are really bright, I'll even say harsh. I sincerely hope there is some benefit to drown out the stars.

There is no precedent for the challenge now facing the world. For over a million years carbon dioxide (CO2) hovered around 280 ppm in the atmosphere. Fossil fuel combustion has pushed CO2 to over 400 ppm, a level not seen on Earth for 20 million years. We’re already seeing the impacts of inc…

The Convention of States Project seeks, as its name reflects, a convention of states as provided for in Article V of the US Constitution. Such a convention, CPS claims, would "only allow" discussion of amendments that "limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, impose fiscal…

My purpose in writing this letter is to express my support for HB 2021 as was recently reported on in the OPB article "Oregon’s big climate bill of 2021 generates little friction" by Dirk VanderHart.

There’s a growing fanaticism in this country — a belief system so extreme its followers are impervious to all logic and facts. If you don’t agree with them, you’re beneath contempt. If you try to reason with them, your words fall on deaf ears, or worse, you’re accused of complicity in any nu…