The Source Weekly - Bend, Oregon | Comment Archives | stories | News

Narrow Search

  • Show Only

  • Category

  • Narrow by Date

    • All
    • Today
    • Last 7 Days
    • Last 30 Days
    • Select a Date Range

Comment Archives: stories: News

Re: “Knute Buehler Officially Announces a Run for U.S. Congress

so if he doesn't make it to the primary because too many independents are going to "wait" silly!

Posted by Maggie Mae on 12/12/2019 at 2:02 PM

Re: “If You Build It, Will They Come?

Developers need to pay more bottom line and be forced to upgrade the entire scope of impacted area.

Posted by John Gurnee on 12/12/2019 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Knute Buehler Officially Announces a Run for U.S. Congress

Closed primary is problematic... I am a registered Independent. Will support your run after you make it to the ballot!

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Helen Dehner on 12/12/2019 at 7:19 AM

Re: “Mothers (and Others) Demand Gun-Related Change

You can't "end" gun violence. What a joke. Even in Japan one gangster unloaded on another with a machinegun, for Christ's sake. All gun control is unconstitutional!

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Abraham Collins on 12/11/2019 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Mothers (and Others) Demand Gun-Related Change

It's not a gun problem, it's a social problem. You need to make it harder on people who commit crimes with firearms and for people who cannot own firearms. A rifle, or pistol, is nothing but a tool. So let's make it harder for the legal people in this country to purchase firearms, and not really do anything to the criminals who are not supposed to have them. A firearm doesn't discriminate. That bullet goes where the barrel is pointed. It's the person pulling the trigger is the issue, not the tool. The lack of Education in this country is becoming a very bad problem. Please open up your eyes and educate yourself about firearms. It really sucks that people have the mindset that they can go out and handle their problems with a gun. We need to start teaching our children that guns are not toys. I knew that from a young age. Why don't you step back and think why gun violence is happening in this country. But everybody takes the pseudoscience and they run with it. Scientifically proven, an armed Society is a safe Society. Most people don't even know that they taught gun safety up until the sixties in schools. Is it going to order myself, I find the lack of education on this subject is running rampant. There's no such thing as an assault rifle. Assault is a verb. They're called battle rifles. How do I know this because I am a veteran. Taking away things from people doesn't fix the problem. Or making it harder for legal people to purchase a firearm doesn't solve the problem. It's making laws for felons and people who commit crimes with Firearms to be more strict. Thank you for your time. I hope you have a great day.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by bigjax 1969 on 12/10/2019 at 5:25 PM

Re: “Climate Action Plan Passes

@WhereIsWaldo - if buyers are really concerned about a home's energy score, they are free to have an evaluation done as part of their home inspection. Included as a standard clause in the Oregon Residential Sale and Purchase Agreement is the following: "At Buyer's expense, Buyer may have the Property and all elements and systems thereof
inspected by one or more licensed professionals of Buyer's choice."

Furthermore, a home buyer may notify a home seller of the buyer's unconditional disapproval of the property based on any inspection report, terminate the transaction, and have their earnest money refunded.

Conversely, a home seller may elect to have a HES evaluation done and provide the results as part of the marketing of the property.

So one has to wonder why the push to make HES evaluations mandatory.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by DanEvans on 12/09/2019 at 8:16 PM

Re: “Inching Closer to a Mirror Pond Resolution

We have been discussing Mirror Pond for decades. This past year the City and BPRD held public hearings/meetings about next steps and dredging. I attended numerous hearings and City and BPRD council/board meetings in 2019. Support for dredging has been strong, the people want action and the publicly-elected council and board have passed resolutions supporting the long overdue rehabilitation of Mirror Pond with levels of financial commitment. The Public (unlike in the 1980's) have committed financial support to the rehabilitation. It is time we move from talk to action. Mirror Pond has been describe as iconic and a crown jewel of our City. It is time we invest in this cherished asset of our Community. Let's not let another year pass with no action!

Joe Reinhart

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Joe Reinhart on 12/09/2019 at 12:21 PM

Re: “Climate Action Plan Passes

There is no sneaking going on. This is all happening in public. And you want a vote? A vote happened, and the result was to not make HES permanently voluntary. Your POV lost the vote. Deal with it.

Regarding tearing down homes, I doubt that is the standard solution. Energy inefficient homes can be retrofitted. Perhaps visit the Environmental Center for advice if you really are. As a car buyer a lot of information is available to you about the fuel efficiency of the vehicle. Given the much greater cost of a home (and the likely greater monthly energy cost), it only makes sense to me to give potential buyers information about the homes they are considering to spend a small or large fortune on. Its just as useful as a home inspection.

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by WhereIsWaldo on 12/09/2019 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Climate Action Plan Passes

Very telling that they wouldn't vote to permanently remove the mandatory HES. Obviously they will look for a more convenient time to sneak it back in. Why not put it up for a vote. Secondly, how much energy resources are used to tear down a home and build a new one?

3 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by onthedot 1 on 12/09/2019 at 8:12 AM

Re: “Inching Closer to a Mirror Pond Resolution

Last I knew, the community was split 50/50 on whether to dredge or not, but just because the dam is staying doesn't mean we have to dredge. Put it to a vote!

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Dave Neil 1 on 12/09/2019 at 7:27 AM

Re: “Inching Closer to a Mirror Pond Resolution

"green-generating dam" Mr. Horton, I don't think you can call it green when it kills 6000 fish each year. The Bend hydro Dam has no fish screens on the intake or tail-race. There is no fish passage and the design of the spillway kills fish from the impact at the base of the dam. It is unfair that the irrigation districts and Opal springs are required to invest millions in fish improvements when PacifiCorp does nothing. Additionally, the millions of public dollars spent at the North Unit Dam for fish passage have been mostly a waste of effort since the Bend Hydro Dam has no passage and is hardly more than a mile upstream. No more special treatment for the Mirror pond Dam. Bring it up to a proper standard or get rid of it.

5 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Mark Davis on 12/08/2019 at 2:18 PM

Re: “Berm Burden

MOD273, Valid point... though as a youngish person, shoveling a berm last year before work in front of my narrow driveway was a challenge. I did it, but it was tough with very packed snow... so the prospect of doing my neighbor's driveway too would have been really daunting. Good thing she has a snowblower and some helpful family members to help her out!

Posted by Nicole Vulcan on 12/06/2019 at 1:44 PM

Re: “Impartial Judgement

What a great addition!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Heidi Howard on 12/06/2019 at 11:26 AM

Re: “Berm Burden

People could also go out and shovel the berm and do their neighbors berm as well, just saying.

Posted by MOD273 on 12/06/2019 at 7:31 AM

Re: “Holiday Gift Guide Part 1

Give the gift of health! Volcano Veggies has a local food subscription with free delivery to your house! every week, or every-other-week get greens, microgreens, herbs, mushrooms, meat, eggs, cheese & more delivered to your door for as little as $25/order.

we have Gift cards too! they make great stocking stuffers!

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Shannon N Jimmy Sbarra on 12/05/2019 at 5:49 PM

Re: “The Many Faces of Homelessness

My husband and I have been homeless for 2 years. He was a homeless vet he should have never been out there in the first place. With ptsd serving 2 tours the stress and trama caused him to snap destroy the Moterhome wet lived in and threw all my belongings into my truck and set it on fire. Leavning me with no generator a broken down motorhome no clothes no money. No resources I reached out for help from the community with no luck the people that did help me and offer me clothing make up hygiene were the people out there. Drugs or no drugs, we all have our own storys. We all deserve food and shelter regardless of our addictions and vices. I have gone days without food and water people out there are more loving and giving then most shelters or churches. We all need to be homeless at some point in our lives to bring us back to thankfulness and open our eyes to the things we take for granted every day.
We create stronger bonds and friendships. Emotions fears trust and companionship.

I have my 2 children every other weekend and they love to come be with me we make the best of things and we help people struggling. My kids will help pick up trash. Or cook We put our lives aside and help any way we can. Because that's what we all should be doing homeless or not. This season won't last forever but I can appreciate the wonderful things I have learned

Posted by Tinatott on 12/03/2019 at 11:04 PM

Re: “Local Retailers, Found Online

HUGE savings on Volcano Veggies Fresh Club! 40% off first month, promo code SHOPLOCAL. Premium, organic veggies, microgreens, herbs, meat, cheese, eggs & more. FREE HOME DELIVERY every week or every other week. Reusable containers!

Posted by Shannon N Jimmy Sbarra on 12/01/2019 at 10:58 PM

Re: “Shopping Local: Downtown Bend and Beyond

Volcano Veggies is offering a 40% off black Friday sale on a year-round local food weekly subscription. Gift the gift of health! Promo code: shoplocal.

Posted by Shannon N Jimmy Sbarra on 11/28/2019 at 7:17 AM

Re: “Bobcat Bludgeoning Raises Concerns

Bludgeoning of an animal is NOT euthanasia. Anyone that thinks so should open a dictionary or go back to school.

Why wasn’t ODFW called to trap and properly euthanize with injection or better yet relocate it to a wildlife sanctuary until it’s old enough to be released in the wild?

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Dirk B. on 11/27/2019 at 9:25 AM

Re: “Bobcat Bludgeoning Raises Concerns

My husband and I spend 4 months each summer in Bend. I am horrified to learn a Bobcat kitten was bashed to death. We have an animal trail on the north side of our house and have been delighted to watch Bobcat Moms and their kittens walk by. The "standard" procedures must be changed!!!

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by LeoladyAZ on 11/26/2019 at 8:15 AM

Top Viewed Stories

Today | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu
Bend Vigil to #EndGunViolence

Bend Vigil to #EndGunViolence - The Environmental Center

Sun., Dec. 15, 4-6 p.m.
Holiday Lights Ride

Holiday Lights Ride - Bend Senior Center

Sat., Dec. 14, 5:30-8 p.m.
America's Engagement Epidemic: Are Your Employees Engaged?

America's Engagement Epidemic: Are Your Employees Engaged? - Riverhouse on the Deschutes Convention Center

Thu., Dec. 19, 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m.
Submitting an event is free and easy.

Newsletter Signup

Cascades Reader Logo Cascades Reader

Get your daily dose of news for Central Oregon and beyond, delivered to your inbox five days a week. Powered by the Source Weekly.

© 2019 LAY IT OUT INC | 704 NW GEORGIA AVE, BEND, OREGON 97703  |   Privacy Policy

Website powered by Foundation