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Re: “From Rock 'n Roll to Carts 'n Pods

Dont forget about BOARD! Were Bends mobile grazing station building charcuterie boards...located at The Podski!

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Posted by BOARD on 08/22/2019 at 12:50 PM

Re: “If Residents Want an Opt-Out on Marijuana, Let Residents Put It on the Ballot Themselves

Amen, sadly you are preaching to the choir in this forum. Very cowardly to go this route.

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Posted by MajorMajorx2 on 08/20/2019 at 4:40 PM

Re: “If Residents Want an Opt-Out on Marijuana, Let Residents Put It on the Ballot Themselves

A personal vendetta should not be carried out through a municipal entity.

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Posted by rsglide on 08/20/2019 at 3:35 PM

Re: “Helping Wildlife Get By

Im so happy to hear that the wildlife rescue has reopened. It was a tragedy that it had to close. The people who were involved with the previous operation truly had their hearts in the right place. I hope the community will be supportive of this new operation, both financially and with volunteering. Its a huge job for anyone to undertake, and very important for our wildlife.

Posted by NurseNooch on 08/20/2019 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Letters to the Editor

Paul: Thanks for your ever-loyal readership, and for sharing your views, even if some here don't agree with them. I respectfully submit this, from Merriam-Webster: "Definition of concentration camp
: a place where large numbers of people (such as prisoners of war, political prisoners, refugees, or the members of an ethnic or religious minority) are detained or confined under armed guard."

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Posted by Nicole Vulcan on 08/19/2019 at 2:48 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor

John Kelly, what is this crap about putting children in concentration camps? Have you studied history? Do you realize that 6 million Jews were exterminated in concentration camps? How can you dishonor their memory by equating what happened to them with the legally justified separation of families who enter the country illegally and detaining them in temporary holding facilities? And it is so typical of the Left to callTrump and anyone who disagrees with their idiotic positions a racist. Good way to shut down discussion and avoid an intelligent exchange on issues. Hope you enjoy your gift card. Clearly the standards for winning letter of the week are low.

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Posted by Paul deWitt on 08/18/2019 at 7:10 PM

Re: “An Alt CBD

There is no THC in it! That is 100% true. I ate this kind of CBD as well as many other types of CBD products and took dozens of drug tests and never failed one!

Posted by Treva on 08/16/2019 at 6:26 PM

Re: “The Adventures of Knox the Fox

I can't wait to contribute my part to support Knox the Fox and his adventures!!

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Posted by ryannsmith on 08/16/2019 at 5:16 PM

Re: “Opt Out Afoot

You can disrespectfully call it a soap opera, Mr Jeremy Dickman, but if you had to pay $20,000 to redrill a well that had run dry on your property because the neighbors sucked it dry with their pot farm, I wonder how you would feel. As you may not know, because you do not seem to be a farmer, the pot growers do not want to use irrigation water because it is too dirty for their use and it only runs 6 months out of the year and they want to grow year round, and it is very expensive to truck in water for these very big and thirsty plants. So they use groundwater, often illegally.

And if you could not sell your property and had to take a significant price cut on it because no young family with children wants to buy it, I wonder what you would do. Contrary to your article, it is not retired folks that buy our rural 5, 10, 20 acre lots but young people who want to raise their kids on the land, with 4H or chickens or horses, that have the energy to work the land. Now these families risk to live near a farm with security gates and cameras, armed guards, that let the pasture dry up and go to weeds while they grow pot in greenhouses on concrete slabs in pot, as far away from nature as they can get. And if seasonal pickers roam the neighborhood that get paid in cash and look at your equipment standing on your land, I wonder how you would feel.
And you misinform the public by saying that an opt out costs the taxpayers money, the opposite is true. Policing the pot grows is what costs so much money (the Sheriff is against them). There is only 50% compliance, as you may be aware, and many busts of illegal activities on the Deschutes County grows have already occurred. Several well known Bend pot grows and their owners have been in the news with these, as well as many illegal ones, as about 75% of sales occur on the black market and generate no tax income, as it is expensive to buy these products in the pot shops.

The farm bureau members are biased, almost all of them grow pot, so that is not a good source of information. Because of this, most of our local farmers want nothing to do with them.

Also, rural Deschutes County voted against Marijuana, so again you misinform your readers. And it passed only by a slight margin in the rest of the County.
You are correct in saying that we need to spend money on Mental Health due to this. As a matter of fact, we already do. COCC had to hire a counselor to deal with the falling grades and lack in competitiveness and attendance noted by students due to recreational Marijuana, the same is true in our local High Schools, ask any coach or principal. Plus, dont forget the cost to the public from hospital admissions for hyperemesis and psychosis caused by recreational marijuana. If you dont know what that means, you may want to look it up. Another health note needs to be made on poisonings. The pesticides and herbicides on these plants are 100% unregulated and many growers use them in abundance, because mildew, plant diseases, aphids etc love warm humid brightly lit environments with fast growing plants such as pot greenhouses. Because of this, California had to pull 25% of tested products off the shelves.
We currently have a 6 1/2 year oversupply of pot in Oregon already, so not producing any more will actually help current growers and protect potential new growers from loosing their money. The wholesale price dropped by half last year alone. And as members of the farm bureau that own pot shops and farms in the area can tell you, over half the pot growers in Oregon already went out of business last year.
So, it is actually cheaper for the taxpayers to opt out. It is better for the rural community. It does not mean that supply will be an issue. It means, as an adult, you need to learn from your mistakes and act on them.
A rural resident of Deschutes County

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Posted by Su on 08/16/2019 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Best Open Mic

Honor well deserved. Mike and CJ bring so much joy to the community! Keep the music going.

Posted by Jeff Swanson on 08/15/2019 at 7:30 AM

Re: “Chimp Controversy

Did Chimps Inc. close? If so, where are the chimps now located? And how many chimps are we talking about? Thank you.

Posted by Barbara Holtz on 08/14/2019 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Review: Little Beast's Ferme Rouge

Wow, Ferme Rouge sounds scrumptious! Is there much of a brett/funk component to the flavor profile?

I appreciate that you evaluate the beers performance on your drinkability scale. That is good info to have when seeking out new beers to try.

Posted by Roger Kohn on 08/09/2019 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Cuts to Public Advisory Groups Spark Concern

They are stuffed with enviromarxists. We don't need them.

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Posted by Alliso Cox on 08/08/2019 at 2:56 PM

Re: “At Home on Public Lands

Thanks for the tip, Bill. As the article stated, lots of beans in that can of chili. :)

Posted by Nicole Vulcan on 08/08/2019 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Central Oregon needs its watchdogs. Here's hoping for a new era at The Bulletin, Spokesman

Thanks, Foster, for your ongoing support of local journalism.

Posted by Nicole Vulcan on 08/08/2019 at 9:12 AM

Re: “At Home on Public Lands

Excellent article Nicole! You may want to speak with Jamie Dawson,
Ochoco Mountains Coordinator, Oregon Wild, 541-382-2616. Jamie is working closely with a group in Prineville committed to preserving public lands in that region. -Bill Mintiens

Posted by billmintiens07 on 08/08/2019 at 8:11 AM

Re: “Highway 97 Changes Advance

So they are making the Parkway into a street?

Posted by Beavers1 on 08/07/2019 at 6:13 PM

Re: “Highway 97 Changes Advance

So the parkway will become a city street?

Posted by Beavers1 on 08/07/2019 at 6:12 PM

Re: “Central Oregon needs its watchdogs. Here's hoping for a new era at The Bulletin, Spokesman

It's been easy for me to dismiss the Bulletin's rock-ribbed editorial positions over the years, because its reporting staff has always been so good. Therein lies the value of a daily newspaper in our fantastically growing region of the nation. A top-notch reporter can make sense of it all.

I do hope that future editors continue to deploy assiduous, curious reporters, but will expand their beats to include not just the usual "movers and shakers" and "limousine liberals" that make up the Bend Foundation, but--as well--cover the activities of grassroots citizens' organizations that spring up to challenge power and money and inertia.

One endearing quality of Mr. Lukens that may be frowned on by the Bend Foundation (with its close ties to local elected officials) was his fierce willingness to challenge secrecy in government.

I look forward to a new golden era in Central Oregon journalism propelled by the award-winning Source Weekly and, of course, the Bulletin.

Posted by fosterfell on 08/07/2019 at 10:01 AM

Re: “North America's Oldest Evidence of Man?

Isn't the picture of him holding an orange rind??? lol

Posted by Patricia Lou on 08/06/2019 at 12:25 PM

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