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Re: “Finally, someone calls the bridge ban effort what it is

Good points TimB. As an avid cyclist and dweller of the SW, I would like to see the bridge. I would definitely start more rides from home if the bridge did exist. However, I'd have to agree that utilizing the commute option from Sunriver is a weak element to base an argument on.

I remember the opposition to the Healy bridge being pretty strong as well, but imagine life in Bend without it? I wish Bend's growth would stop, but that's not reality. There will be a bridge eventually, maybe not this go round, but growth will necessitate it ultimately.

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Posted by Jeff_Jeff_Jeff on 02/16/2018 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Finally, someone calls the bridge ban effort what it is

Sadly, the Source is emulating the Bulletin in its personal attacks on legislators and joins the Bulletin by publishing half-truthy editorials and being on the wrong side of this issue. You should acknowledge that Whisnant had good intentions when he introduced his bill in last session, hoping for a rate environmental win. His bill passed the House unanimously, but died in a Senate Committee. As in the current session, everything is totally transparent. The only "intrigue and hypocrisy" is due to BPRD and the Bulletin's disingenuous campaigns against the legislation.
Had you done your homework, you would know that this section of the river is protected by State and Federal legislation (1987-88), Oregon Administrative Rules, and a Management Plan signed by 16 local (including BPRD!), state and federal agencies.
Even if BPRD and a group of locals want a bridge, they can't overturn all these laws and rules--they just can't. The Deschutes belongs to all Oregonians
and all citizens of the US. Lots of other options for completing trails to Sunriver don't have a bridge. Let's get to it.

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Posted by JimC on 02/16/2018 at 2:56 PM

Re: “A New Chef for French Market

Great article on a hidden secret in Bend. I love going there for lunch and just recently stopped in for breakfast and was not disappointed!

Posted by Joe on 02/16/2018 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Finally, someone calls the bridge ban effort what it is

I would like to give Gene Whisnant a slap on the back myself. His bridge ban in 2017 was passed unanimously by the Legislature, including our local representatives . It was a clear reassertion of state authority. Just because you can pervert property tax laws to convert a wildlife refuge into subdivisions doesn't mean you can say the elk are gone, let's bulldoze the river too. As a tourist destination, the rest of the state has a legitimate interest in maintaining the protected areas for the rest of Oregon's citizens.
Your apparent hypocrisy of using a transportation argument to destroy a sensitive, irreplaceable habitat and saying it would be good for the environment completely looses sight of the concept of wild and scenic.
If you seriously want a trail from Bend to Sunriver for commuting, there is a gravel roadbed of the old 97. It goes from Knott road up to Lava Butte. It is smooth and straight with no traffic or sensitive riparian areas. There is a paved trail from the Lavalands visitor center to Sunriver. It would make an excellent route.
The proposed river bridge and trail have nothing to do with commuting, however. It's a lame, last ditch argument to save a bad idea. It is planned as a tourist event attraction. Marathons, bike races and commercial outfitters are lined up to help destroy 20 river miles of protected habitat from Bend to Sunriver. Bend Parks should not be allowed to distort the law, the truth, and your credibility to achieve this.

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Posted by TimB on 02/16/2018 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Housing State of the Union

It's an artificial shortage. The country just doesn't give a darn about anyone but the well off. Government needs to step in, starting from Washington DC on down. We have trillions for the military but ZERO for people working two jobs and still can't make it. The poor frequently pay at a higher tax rate than the well to do. The crazies have taken over, and they expect everything to be peachy keen.

Posted by Dave Morgan on 02/15/2018 at 9:17 PM

Re: “Prices Up, Inventory Tight

This is crazy. The construction industry should be ashamed of themselves and so should the city of Bend. There is no excuse other than they want poor people to be out of sight, BUT BE ON THE JOB - ON TIME! America has gone to the dogs. Unfortunately those who would like to move to more humane environs are SOL. Foreigners don't want us. They think we're all packing AR-15's.

Posted by Dave Morgan on 02/15/2018 at 9:12 PM

Re: “10 Barrel's SoCal Outpost

10 barrel lost it's soul when they sold, the new east side brewery is "Soul less"

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Posted by Mike Rodriguez on 02/14/2018 at 8:58 PM

Re: “April Anxiety

Anxiety is almost the same as stress. The difference is that anxiety is what your body feels, and stress is what your mind experiences. Chronic stress or anxiety is not the sickness or a disorder, but it can and does cause many sicknesses if not taken under control. Treatment for it is - Behavioral therapy, particularly the exposure therapy, Relaxation therapy, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Psychotherapy, Drugs, or consulting a psychic like Voyance Direct( for your help.

Posted by rosemaryschwartz on 02/13/2018 at 4:09 AM

Re: “10 Barrel's SoCal Outpost

Bravo San Diego! Bravo!

Posted by Jeff_Jeff_Jeff on 02/12/2018 at 7:21 PM

Re: “Coffee Shop Forced to Relocate

welcome to business life

Posted by toughshitfolks on 02/12/2018 at 5:01 AM

Re: “Single in Bend

People in Bend sure like to over-analyze Bend. When Bend talks or writes about itself in the third person, it's time to tune-out and turn the page.

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Posted by Joe Moon on 02/11/2018 at 5:41 AM

Re: “Not your grandma's stickball

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Posted by MVLC_LAX on 02/10/2018 at 8:14 AM

Re: “Got Local?

a well written article. i don't see this where i live.

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Posted by dwpbike on 02/09/2018 at 7:04 PM

Re: “This just in: Rep. Greg Walden announces a Bend town hall

Thank you so much for taking your time at the Rally on the 5th. You said your non-constits could contact you, so here I am. Bonamici doesn't represent me (or a lot of others).
Concern: ORGAN DONATIONS being given to illegal aliens. I assume you have heard, and may be following the situation at OHSU. This has a lot of us organ donors upset who never knew it was legal for illegal aliens to receive organs ahead of US citizens (I didn't think they could get them at all). I looked up and found the US Government placement group UNDS states all are eligible for receipt of organs regardless of citizenship status. WoW. They must be able to pay, be placed on the wait list. There is a MELD score that will determine if they go to the top of the list. Once they are scored their immigration status is not shown so there is no prejudice. I found another at UCLA who has received 3 livers already ahead of US citizens and is waiting for #4. This policy needs to be reversed....although these are only two, how many others are there that we do not find on-line. My husband and I are considering dropping our organ donor status after we found this out, as are many others I have seen on facebook. I DO NOT WANT MY BODY PARTS going to an illegal alien. I would rather an 80 old vet that did service to this country gain additional life with my donation, than an illegal STAY AT HOME mom who has done nothing but add more children to our overburdened systems.
Thank you Sir, for all you do!

Posted by Yvonne Pea on 02/08/2018 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Dennis Peron, Americanna Hero

Thanks for this article. In addition to being an advocate for medical cannabis, Dennis Peron was a hero to the LGBTQ community. RIP Dennis.

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Posted by John Mundy on 02/08/2018 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Backstabbing: Attempted Murder in Broad Daylight

This is crazy, just days after returning from working hurricane relief, ian worked on my crew, for over a month..

Posted by Corinne Heiner on 02/08/2018 at 7:46 AM

Re: “Letters to the Editor

In reference to Ron on the DCSO gestapo, The county Comissioner still funds them and pays their bills, and builds their jails, and approves their boondoggle corrupt projects, We need more oversight, but they have been supporting and enabling the corruption and violence for decades.

Posted by deschutesbags on 02/07/2018 at 6:23 PM

Re: “Hemp Homes?

Not if the Deschutes County Commissioners have a say about it. You'll go to jail for recycling and using anything hemp.

Posted by deschutesbags on 02/07/2018 at 6:16 PM

Re: “Deschutes County Sheriff Fires Deputy

The County and its legal counsel reviewed the independent investigation conducted by the Oregon Department of Justice and determined the employee should be terminated.

Nelson has no control or say in such matters once legal takes over.

The Media has been consistent to date in failing to do proper research in its reporting. Get it right, Junior Journalists.

And reread the Canons of Journalism, the Ethos of your craft.

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Posted by CharlieMike on 02/02/2018 at 10:05 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor

You nailed it, Mr. Tarentino! Can you convince Quentin to film a sequel based on the three City Council members who despise public transportation? Call it "The Hateful Three."

Posted by fosterfell on 02/01/2018 at 7:12 PM

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