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Protect Pilot Butte; keep bikes on pavement

Pilot Butte State Park is one of Bend’s jewels. It is up to us to protect it from misuse so that generations to come can enjoy this beauty.

However, it is with great dismay that I write this …

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Letter to the editor: Hunting and trapping wreak misery on Oregon

The op-ed article, “Pay a fair share for fish and wildlife,” published on Jan. 6, is mostly opinion with only vague information supporting the author’s claims. His first key point, “When participation in these sports (hunting and fishing) shrinks, all of Oregon’s wildlife loses,” is …

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The worst show on earth

Is anyone else tired of the so-called Democrats and the so-called Republicans? This idea came to me after trying to watch the “show” called the State of the Union.

The show “Justified,” premiered its second year during that time slot, …

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Safer motorcycle riders

Your front-page headline and related article in the Jan. 9 paper, “If you’re a boomer on a bike, read this,” and “The thrill of the ride comes at a cost,” was disingenuous fear-mongering. Implied in the headline and article title is that …

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Carbon needs to cost in state

It’s time Oregon put a price on carbon.

Rising temperatures, decreased snow pack and changing rainfall patterns are negatively affecting the area’s traditional economy — rooted in tourism, agriculture and forestry — and human health. Heat is stressing crops and shrinking the distribution of important …

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Loss of hunting hurts the economy

As the owner of a small outdoor recreation company, I am increasingly concerned about the downward trend in youth participating in outdoor recreation. Retailers like me stand to lose a great deal if trends continue in Oregon. Oregon has …

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Dealing with scams

For Audrey Dryden (Jan. 13 “My Nickels Worth”) and others annoyed with unsolicited calls regarding credit cards, senior medic alerts, student loans, etc., with phony phone numbers: I’ve heard callers are paid per call and the employer pays the phone bill. Instead …

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Letter: Help start a revolution in nutrition

January is a time to think about positive changes, and often our resolutions have to do with health and healthy eating. Thoughtful nutritious eating is one of the most important ways we can improve and maintain our individual health.

As you work on meeting your …

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Time to clean house?

As a strong supporter of OSU-Cascades, and realizing the critical importance of this issue in our city’s future, I’m disappointed with the latest controversy over the objections of the (Un) Truth in Site group regarding the OSU campus location.

First, instead …

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OSU-Cascades campus and Bend’s economy

The Bulletin had articles on OSU-Cascades launching a hospitality program and OSU investing significant money into the College of Forestry. Historically, Bend has experienced a challenging “boom-bust” cyclical nature due to construction and tourism.

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Take responsibility

The article regarding someone suing Dubuque, Iowa, (“Liability concerns prompt cities to limit, or ban, sleds”) because they hurt themselves sledding in the city park was nauseating. It is truly unfortunate that someone was injured while recreating, but to blame someone else for …

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Riley Ranch is great for Bend

Riley Ranch Nature Reserve will become a richly appreciated piece of geography.

In 1973, my family explored a Bend job opportunity. While touring town, our host drove us to remarkable Shevlin Park. There wasn’t much development beyond College Way …

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Do not call

Is it me, or is anyone else plagued with unsolicited, automatic phone calls regarding credit card interest, senior medic alerts and people wanting questions answered for various causes?

I have notified my phone company, CenturyLink, and it tried to block calls, to …

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Ticketed for a movie

Going to the movies downtown just became more expensive. Because parking is limited to two hours on the street, you need to move your car during the movie. The movie started at 3 p.m. The ticket was written at 5:05 p.m. …

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The conservative bromance with Putin

Rudy Giuliani: Unlike Obama, Putin is “what you call a leader.” Grand Old Party Rep. Mike Rogers said on Fox News that Putin was “playing chess” while the U.S., under Obama’s leadership, was merely “playing marbles.” Financial Times neocon columnist …

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Letter to the editor: Pay a fair share for fish and wildlife

Dylan Darling’s article of Dec. 29 on the decline of hunting and fishing license sales misses three key points:

1. When participation in these sports shrinks, all of Oregon’s wildlife loses.

2. Dwindling participation is only part of the problem.

3. There is a massive …

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Letter: Galveston planning needs neighborhood input

The new Galveston Corridor Project is being designed in what is currently zoned a Commercial Convenience Zone. Here is an excerpt from the code: “The zone is intended to provide locations for a wide range of small and medium sized businesses and services as a …

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Mirror Pond plan wasteful, dangerous

The recent grandiose plan to ruin our city’s landmark is wasteful and dangerous. Here’s a town with gravel streets within the city limits, rutted thoroughfares and chuckholes at every turn, yet we build new parks and dream up hair-brained schemes …

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Letter: Challenging time for Crater Lake

The next few years will be a challenge for Crater Lake. As recently reported in The Bulletin, a combination of fee increases and road improvement projects might discourage some families from visiting the national park. This may temporarily reduce the economic benefits of tourism in …

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Letter: ODFW practices misguided wildlife management

The article in the Dec. 13 issue of The Bulletin announcing the formation of a pro-hunting advocacy group, Hunting Works for Oregon, deserves a differing opinion. Co-director and outdoors man Gary Lewis’ comment that, “when hunters go and do their things, everybody benefits” is laughable. …

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Letter: Nobody looked for contamination below Troy Field

We’ve heard a lot in recent news about the future of Troy Field; from the Bend-La Pine school district’s decision to sell the property, to speculations regarding commercial development of the site and anticipation of neighborhood opposition to the loss of the historic field. But …

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Letter: Three cop cases are not the same

Jennifer Warner and Steven Koski’s In My View Dec. 12 listed “Ferguson, Staten Island, and Cleveland” and the cops involved as pretty much all the same. That is false. In Ferguson, Officer Wilson should not have been charged; in Staten Island, the cop should have …

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Wind energy’s benefits are exaggerated

Don Coats’ In My View piece of Dec. 16 on wind energy is a gross exaggeration of the cost/benefits of wind energy. If it were not for huge government (federal and state) subsidies, tax-credit incentives, accelerated depreciation, loan guarantees and …

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Letter: Naval training was not torture

Listen to this. In September 1965, I was 19 years old, the 2nd Engineer in a 12-man crew, P3 patrol/sub chaser.

Part of my training: It was 40 degrees, 8 a.m. I was taken prisoner by one of my captors (simulated) and the first thing …

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Letter: Cameras would be good for Bend police

The editorial of Dec. 10 regarding the good and bad of police body cameras left me frustrated. The author lists a few of the benefits of police body cameras: they can provide valuable evidence and can be helpful in clarifying what actually happened in disputed …

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Pass complaint is selfish

Interesting that people take Mt. Bachelor Nordic to task for asking they stop and pick up a free pass to access the Common Corridor from the Nordic Center. Granted, it is a bit of an inconvenience, but in perspective to what …

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No thank you, PacifiCorp

Even from 30,000 feet, the latest Mirror Pond proposal looks expensive to the taxpayers of Bend. Saving Mirror Pond is great, but it still needs to be done at the lowest expense to the taxpayer. At the December public meetings, the …

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Article lacks balance

Andrew Clevenger’s piece in the Dec. 1 edition of The Bulletin under the headline, “Fewer judicial posts vacant,” lacks a balanced perspective. The point of the story is that since the Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate changed the rules for confirming federal judges, the …

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Letter: Money in the wind

There’s been a lot of talk about economic recovery across the country. With reports of an improving job market, underwater mortgages coming up for air, and record high levels in the stock market, the economy appears on the upswing. But far too many communities across …

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Bigger parking lot needed

I am withdrawing my support for the proposed west-side OSU-Cascades campus. The November snowfall has made me realize that Cascades East Transit will not be able to provide timely transportation to a west-side four-year university.

Cascades East Transit is a joke. …

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Letter: Black treated badly by legal system

Editor’s note: The use of “(sic)” in this text was added by the writer.

The news of David Black being back in jail on new charges (Oct. 16) will be no surprise for some Central Oregonians but for different reasons.

Black gained regional notoriety in …

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