Walden understands younger generation
Recently, myself and about 30 other college Republicans from universities around Oregon came to Bend to hold our annual conference. First of all, wow. Bend is a beautiful place, and the weather that weekend made it even better. We will definitely …...MORE LETTERS
In my view
Bend is supposedly one of the most dog-friendly cities in the nation, but this is not the case when it comes to renting a home. In Bend, and now in Redmond, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to rent a pet-friendly home.
Approximately half of Central Oregonians …...MORE LETTERS
Coexist with cougars, don’t kill them
Congratulations to George Wuerthner for his “In My View” comments on April 11 in regard to the cougars.
It should be required reading for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Bend Police Department and any citizen that …...MORE LETTERS
The silent majority
Bend has a rich history of its silent majority doing what’s best for the community. For instance, despite the efforts of various vocal minorities over the years, Bend’s always insightful silent majority has stayed the course and gifted the community with such …...MORE LETTERS
As debates continue regarding OSU-Cascades’ proposed location, I’m reminded of similar conversations regarding the Bend Parkway and the Southern Crossing/Bill Healy Bridge a little more than a decade ago. Those conversations were important because they incited creative thinking as citizens voiced concerns over the impact …...MORE LETTERS
I remember when Central Oregon Community College construction began and how exciting it was to have a community college right in our backyard.
Now I am excited to see afour-year university in the works, and I fully support the idea. However, I am concerned about …...MORE LETTERS
Studded tires ruin our roads
If Oregon is really serious about people removing their studded tires by the removal date, they would do random checks and impose a substantial fine on the offenders. Studded tires are ruining the roads. Cascades East Transit buses don’t use …...MORE LETTERS
The recent killing of yet another cougar in Bend represents a tragic and unnecessary death of an animal that was just minding its own business and posed no threat to anyone.
The hype surrounding the killing lacks ecological perspective. Recent research in predator ecology suggests …...MORE LETTERS
Restore a better Postal Service
By April 18, 2015, all mail processing for the entire 977 zip code area will be completed in Portland. The mail will be collected, driven to Portland to process, brought back for delivery. The Bulletin published an article on Thursday, …...MORE LETTERS
Though districts have the responsibility and authority to divert water for agricultural and “beneficial” uses defined by statute, the Oregon public owns the water. With this reality, in 1984 Deschutes County undertook a two-year collaborative effort and paved the way for promoting reduced seepage losses, …...MORE LETTERS
I shouldn’t violate my anonymity by divulging that I am a recovering alcoholic, but I will.
On April 9, I will be 31 years sober. At age 43 I was a functioning drunk, and the leadership within the Marine Corps ordered me into rehab. Now, …...MORE LETTERS
Discipline in social media versus newspapers
Printed news will endure, even in this digital age. “Assertions of untruths in Truth In Site’s fight,” which appeared in a recent Bulletin, demonstrates this truth.
Think of all you have read in the past months about the location …...MORE LETTERS
On March 15, a friend of ours was shopping here in Bend.
While in line checking out, a couple in their mid-40s were standing in line directly behind our friend and were reading that day’s Bulletin print edition article on heroin.
The woman looked at …...MORE LETTERS
I am writing in response to Mike Walker’s March 8 opinion piece, which offered a subjective and incomplete portrayal of the proposed OSU-Cascades west-side campus.
I am a civil engineer who has spent nearly three decades helping clients develop their campus visions, from institutions such …...MORE LETTERS
Payments to pumice mine is a waste of taxes
Smoke and mirrors. The process of siting of the new OSU-Cascades campus on Bend’s west side just stinks to high heaven.
Here’s one example: As reported in The Bulletin on Saturday, March 28, “OSU-Cascades doesn’t dispute …...MORE LETTERS
In my view
Having had personal conversations with some of the homeless camping on Stevens Road, the police and people at the Department of State Lands, I have come to one conclusion — most of the people living “rough” in homeless camps across our county do not want …...MORE LETTERS
In my view
A moment of decision is before the people of Bend, and we cannot afford to miss it: Will a fully realized OSU-Cascades be a part of our future or not?
Here’s the truth of it — if we miss this moment, bogged down in the …...MORE LETTERS
Why does the current debate over where to put OSU-Cascades seem so sterile (arguing over procedural matters — how to order papers for the court) and acrimonious (snide comments from both sides)? It is because, the central question of where to locate the new OSU-Cascades …...MORE LETTERS
On March 20, an editorial on these pages titled “Saving Oregonians from the sage grouse” concluded that creative conservation efforts are needed to protect the greater sage grouse and to ensure that there won’t be a need to list the bird as an endangered species. …...MORE LETTERS
Fighting poverty with 2-parent families
Nicholas Kristof’s column in The Bulletin on March 22 reviews the realities that gave rise to today’s problems in education, drug abuse, a large unskilled workforce and the current tension among minority communities and law enforcement.
He wrote, “(Daniel Patrick) …...MORE LETTERS
If Congress doesn’t act by the end of this month, when payment cuts to Medicare providers are scheduled to hit, there will be a major health care crisis. Topping the to-do list is addressing urgent problems with Medicare, the most costly federal program and the …...MORE LETTERS
Oregon State University’s 10-acre land use application remains under appeal to the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals with a decision targeted by the end of April.
Since its initial creation, two of Truth In Site’s key issues with the proposed campus have been parking …...MORE LETTERS
Bend should tighten standards on rentals
The recent Bulletin article from March 10 detailing the planning commission’s deliberation on vacation rental controls said that state law prohibits retroactive application of new regulations. The residents of Depoe Bay might take exception to this.
As noted by …...MORE LETTERS
Off track on fast track
Recently, The Bulletin’s editorial board said that Sen. Ron Wyden was on the right path when it came to deliberating over fast track trade promotion authority in Congress. The editorial board and Senator Wyden are correct in saying we need …...MORE LETTERS
In my view
The 19th-century intellectual John Stuart Mill wrote that the conditions of political power change and so must the perceptions of that power. He also recognized that cooperation provides a force that can guard against the usurpation of political power by either population or money.
Cooperation …...MORE LETTERS
As a member of the Oregon State University-Cascades Advisory Board, I, with many others, have taken part in the planning of the four-year university campus on Bend’s west side. Bend residents in droves have joined a wide range of committees and forums, advising and questioning …...MORE LETTERS