In my view
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 …...MORE LETTERS
As a member of the Vacation Rental (VR) Task Force, I want to respond to the article on the front page of The Bulletin that was published Friday, Jan. 23. The headline should have read: Vacation Rental Task Force making progress.
During the meeting on …...MORE LETTERS
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 …...MORE LETTERS
In my view
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 …...MORE LETTERS
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 …...MORE LETTERS
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 …...MORE LETTERS
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 …...MORE LETTERS
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 …...MORE LETTERS
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.
The hope for the new OSU-Cascades …...MORE LETTERS
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 …...MORE LETTERS
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 …...MORE LETTERS
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 …...MORE LETTERS
In my view
I wonder what reaction the United States would have if North Korea released a film whose theme centered on a plot to assassinate our current president by name and face?
Would we take it in stride as freedom of expression, no matter how crude or …...MORE LETTERS
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 …...MORE LETTERS
In my view
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 …...MORE LETTERS
In my view
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 …...MORE LETTERS
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 …...MORE LETTERS
I support an Oregon State University student body on a workable Bend campus. What a great community we have to facilitate the college experience. One benefit of having an OSU campus is what economists call a positive externality. This means community members will receive a …...MORE LETTERS
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 …...MORE LETTERS
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. …...MORE LETTERS
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 …...MORE LETTERS
In my view
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 …...MORE LETTERS
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 …...MORE LETTERS
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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 …...MORE LETTERS
Tumalo Creek is one of those places that makes living in Central Oregon special. From its magical headwaters springs, to the spectacular Tumalo Falls, to the steady waters flowing through Shevlin Park, the creek is a recreational gem of our community. Unfortunately, it has not …...MORE LETTERS
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 …...MORE LETTERS
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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 …...MORE LETTERS
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. …...MORE LETTERS
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 …...MORE LETTERS