Nearly 20 years ago, in the sleepy seaside village of Florence, Oregon, a member of the Oregon National Guard pointed a thermal imaging device, the Agema 210, at a frumpy triplex. For a few weeks, agents had been casing the house, looking for evidence that marijuana was being grown and sold there.
MONDAY 25 Happy birthday, Miley Cyrus: You've been ROBBED.
Evolution of Profanity It's been interesting to experience the evolution of profanity over the past 20-25 years.
November has been a cruel month for public process in Bend. Last week, we reported on the continued drama surrounding the City of Bend's major $69 million project to modernize Bend's water delivery and treatment system.
MONDAY 18 Formerly adorable pop star turned major-league douche Justin Bieber has brought his international reign of terror back to his poor, beleaguered neighborhood.
The Selling of a University The Bulletin said it was going to publish this letter about a month ago. Apparently, it has been spiked.
Two weeks ago, in a somewhat muddy 4-3 vote, Bend's City Council approved a $30 million water treatment facility, an important puzzle piece of a larger project, a $69 million modernization of Bend's water delivery and treatment infrastructure. At its core was a debate about whether to use membrane filtration technology—essentially, a high-tech sieve—to keep the city's drinking water clean; or, the other option, which received little attention or information from city staff, a less-expensive ultraviolet system that essentially burns off potential contaminants.
MONDAY 11 Okay, we'll admit it...we now can appreciate and love buck-toothed hillbilly Miley Cyrus.
Beyond 9-94 and 9-96 Investing new Transient Room Tax revenue in tourism promotion, emergency services, and the arts will enrich and strengthen our community and local economy.
When something as unglamorous as a water pipe attracts such attention as Bend's Surface Water Improvement Project (SWIP) has, it is prudent to ask: Why? Why has the City so doggedly pursued a project that has opposition from both conservative developers and conservation-minded environmentalists?