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Comment Archives: stories: News

Re: “Republican Senators AWOL... Again

Ahhh. Kate Brown leads democrat legislators on a walkout and it's "very appropriate." Republican legislators walk out over a virtue-signaling bill that will have zero effect on global gas emissions (if that's a good thing and certainly won't offset emission increases from China and India), all at the expense of rural Oregon. And Boquist is a radical? Who's really out-of-touch here? Methinks it's Salem and the Source.

3 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Bill Pitcher on 06/24/2019 at 4:23 AM

Re: “Camping at Juniper Ridge

To all you people out there who have never been homeless it's not fun I'm 53 I'm homeless now and never been homeless and it wasn't by choice it's hard and yet the government won't help their own people that's what sucks

Posted by mepa66 on 06/23/2019 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Bend Park and Recreation Adopts new Mirror Pond Resolution

A year ago it seemed likely that the "dredging only" forces were in the ascendancy, and that consideration for issues such as river health, fish passage, and meaningful public process was being sidelined. Now, thanks to the work of Bend City Councilors Moseley and Goodman-Campbell, we--as a community--will be able to participate in a genuine process to, perhaps, develop a new vision for our urban stretch of the fabled Deschutes River. Anything is possible.

Posted by fosterfell on 06/22/2019 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Bend Park and Recreation Adopts new Mirror Pond Resolution

Great report, thanks. I'm beginning to believe that this whole affair is just a land grab of the bed and banks of the Deschutes River and no one really has a clue how to save Mirror Pond. The pond is toast and it's just a matter of who owns what land when PacifiCorp bails out of town. They don't even list the Bend Hydro project on their website.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mark Davis on 06/21/2019 at 7:03 PM

Re: “Bend Park and Recreation Adopts new Mirror Pond Resolution

When will Pacific Power take responsibility for their share of this debacle?

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jeff Swanson on 06/21/2019 at 7:22 AM

Re: “For the Love of Cats

Stabilized. Meanwhile, cats are out there catching and killing Oregons native birds. Trap-Neuter-Release programs go on for years and years because irresponsible people keep dumping reproductively active cats rightfully thinking well-meaning but ultimately harmful individuals will keep on feeding the unwanted cats, making them fat and happy. The cycle continues; the cats never go away but keep on killing wildlife and spreading disease. Good luck avoiding bubonic plague, Deschutes County!

1 like, 5 dislikes
Posted by Tanner Jessel on 06/20/2019 at 6:25 PM

Re: “For the Love of Cats

I'm convinced that TNVR works because I see it first hand. The colonies that I've stabilized (100% spayed/neutered) have fat, happy and healthy cats living in them. It's so rewarding to know that I won't see kittens in these colonies year after year.
When a new cat does show up, they are either put through an adoption program or TNVR'd. This wouldn't be the case if catch and kill was done. Zero tax dollars were spent, lives saved and kittens prevented.

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Gina Rosmarino Jennings on 06/20/2019 at 12:33 PM

Re: “For the Love of Cats

Same old, same old. We've been reading these arguments in support of this alien species that is wreaking havoc on our wildlife populations for years now, never mind that the logic does not hold up and the problem exacerbates. Even if this kind of program worked and a local population of cats was reduced over time (it isn't, of course) such programs reach less than about 4% of the feral cat population. Even more important, such programs delay our addressing this serious problem as it gets worse.

2 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Gerry Rising on 06/20/2019 at 5:45 AM

Re: “Change Coming to Parking Rules

Property taxes don't pay for roads, gas tax and vehicle registration pay for roads. And those RV's that people don't care for, pay alot more for registrations and at 5 to 10 mpg, they buy more gas... My 34 foot RV was over 500 for 2 year tags. The RV owners are paying more taxes towards roads then a single home owner or renter with a 35mpg SUV. Is this law also going to apply toward home owners who park their kids cars and toys on the public streets? I've seen homes with 6 or 7 cars, boats, RV's,trailers, and work vehicles all parking them on the street. They need to park them all on their property, use the front yard if need be, or rent a storage space. It Better apply to everyone.

5 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Renotwin on 06/13/2019 at 5:08 PM

Re: “Change Coming to Parking Rules

Seems like since we have food truck lots, why not have the city set aside special parking lots for people living in their vehicles. Unless there is affordable housing, we will always have this problem. So why not find a way to address it so that the "homeless" have a safe and clean place to park and live, and taxpayers can feel safe. This is a small community and while I don't have the answer, there must be a way for our community to have compassion and be willing to help. The big question is going to be where is money coming from. I'm sure many people in the middle income to low income bracket would say we should tax the rich. I would first propose that the city find competent people that will work pro bono to present solutions and costs. The community should vote on it. Then we have a fundraising campaign with a deadline. If the project is funded, we don't need to implement a tax on the rich. This could "inspire" people who have no financial worries to avoid a tax by chipping in. I realize there is no perfect solutions. But if we want to keep Bend a wonderful place to live, we better find ways to get along and help people who need it.

14 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Matt Spangler on 06/13/2019 at 4:05 PM

Re: “Northbound: White River Falls State Park

The iconic falls into the pool is call Celestial Falls, named by Matt Rutledge, the first kayaker to run the falls. This is the official name since 2014 (GNIS ID: 2770703)

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Mark Davis on 06/13/2019 at 9:19 AM

Re: “Tariffs Could Rip Sole from U.S. Shoe Companies

These shoes should be made in the US but they are made overseas. The profit margin is obscene. Add a tariff and the profit margin is still huge. Bring the manufacturing to the US and there is still a healthy margin.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by sundevils13 on 06/07/2019 at 7:29 AM

Re: “Next Up... NYT

I would hope that people who write about Bend (and who are familiar with our most special places) will hit the highlights only, and not give away our secrets, and to also be sure to let everyone know that it rains here ALL THE TIME ;)

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by cutedog on 06/03/2019 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Next Up... NYT

Bend is beautiful and exciting but yes over crowded with events. Central Oregon is an extension of Bend and I believe it would be best to distribute some of this attention and the events to North and West Deschutes County,
Jefferson and Crook County. Their are local residents that don't even know what they are missing.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Faith Hope and Charity Vineyards on 06/03/2019 at 7:36 AM

Re: “Next Up... NYT

I have lived in three towns that were ruined by tourism. I count the months now before I will be fed up with Bend and then move on. I have never lived in a town that was so relentlessly self promotional. While I do enjoy the shoulder seasons it is the goal of Visit Bend to ensure that we soon have 365 days a year of non stop tourists and in doing so we get all the problems associated with it. Businesses may love it but eventually many people will do what I do and move on. I know where I will go next and I dont plan on telling anyone where that is. Good luck Bend. Youre gonna need it

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Pdqwest on 06/02/2019 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Close Calls

I hope your editor takes this advice...next time!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Darla Vulcan on 05/31/2019 at 6:27 PM

Re: “Close Calls

Important to share this one!

Posted by Robin Sims-Sullivan on 05/31/2019 at 7:10 AM

Re: “Close Calls

Great information, thanks for sharing!

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by KU on 05/29/2019 at 5:34 PM

Re: “City Says Mirror Pond Should be a Parks Project

Pacific Power is liable. Their dam. Their silt. Their cost of doing business. Why is our council considering this corporate subsidy?

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Rondo on 05/28/2019 at 7:16 PM

Re: “May Election Results

Doubtless, Nicole. These were compelling candidates with genuine love for our community, who, as well, campaigned as reformers. Out with the retreads / In with a fresh approach. May it ever be so. Thanks for publishing.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by fosterfell on 05/25/2019 at 11:16 AM

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