The Bulletin has recently become Bend's cheerleader for the $70 million project to pipe and treat creekwater. All the cheering in the world won't overcome the federal injunction that halted construction in October.
Remebering the Hand
Holy smokes! SOO many great memories.
Editor's note: This editorial was sent in response to a hot-button topic: logging. And, specifically, to a letter last week, "Notice: Popular Recreation Forest Near Bend Slated for Logging" (6/6).
From a prisoner's perspective
The issue of prison reform and funding has become a front-page issue recently in the state of Oregon. Taxpayers and lawmakers are both very concerned about public safety and the money used to pay for this safety.
The City of Bend continues to refuse to consider alternatives to a $30 million, 10-mile-long, 30-inch pipeline for its Surface Water Improvement Project (SWIP) despite clear opposition to the plan expressed by voters last November. The city should reconsider based on the following.
In the game of compromise there are always winners and losers on both sides of the table. As the former project manager who worked with the Mirror Pond Steering Committee, I know the quest for a solution, if one could even call it that, is socially complex and politically powered.
The high desert of Central Oregon is a special region, blessed with abundant summer sunshine and a moderate climate. The thread that binds the fabric of this region together is an anomaly: a clean, cold-water river in an otherwise arid landscape.
Winter in Central Oregon is filled with adventures. For some, all that's needed is a place to park the car, unload the gear and head into the forest.
The tragedy in Newtown, Conn., last month really hit home for our family. My 15-year-old stepdaughter and her mother live in Danbury, Conn.; my husband and I anxiously awaited more information when the news broke, and (I am ashamed to say) we breathed a sigh of relief when we learned that it was not a high school, that our child was safe.