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Re: “Oregon Winter Forecast: Another Snowmageddon?

That was one of the dumbest articles I've seen here in ages.

6 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by P N West on 10/18/2019 at 9:14 AM

Re: “The Source Weekly - Pet Costume Contest!

Chuck, you're probably onto something. But, for me, I have to have at least one non-harmful way to get back at my pup for pooping on the floor... on purpose. Humans fighting back...

Posted by Nicole Vulcan on 10/16/2019 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Censored 2020: Through the Looking Glass

Thank YOU, Source Weekly, for years of local censorship-free journalism.

Posted by fosterfell on 10/15/2019 at 11:42 AM

Re: “The Source Weekly - Pet Costume Contest!

How about we stop dressing our dogs in costumes. Not ONE of them looks pleased to be fulfilling your dream of "how cute they are."

Posted by Chuck Malley on 10/15/2019 at 8:32 AM

Re: “Digital Divide

The placement of this cell tower is extremely negligent and ignorant on both the City of Bend and the Bend La Pine School District and it's board members. We unfortunately live in a world where we have this follow the herd mentality and we are not thinking for ourselves and buying into all this technology ( CELL TOWERS, WI-FI IN SCHOOLS, ADDICTIVE DEVICES, SMART METERS) without knowing what the long term effects are.

These are all elected officials that should be supporting our community and fighting this fight with our community members. You elected officials are supposed to be protecting our town and citizens and you are not doing your jobs. You are being complacent saying your hands are tied. This is plain laziness on your part. Get up off your butts and do your jobs!!! Fight the good fight.

I do not live in the Elk Meadow School district but I am a very concerned citizen and I attended and spoke at this meeting during public comment. There were two officials sitting up there working on their commuters while these people were talking. Completely, disrespectful!!

Everyone needs to wake up and take action. Ask yourself today, what can I do to help this situation and these parents and our most vulnerable population, our children. Come on people, don't just sit there complacent, letting Verizon get rich while they damage our children's health.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by mooresls on 10/10/2019 at 9:19 AM

Re: “Digital Divide

The questions raised are legitimate. This organization of parents has collected over 1300 signatures to bolster its impressive organizing effort. I am reminded of the Stop the Drain campaign of 2012, which led to defeat of City Council members who supported what many considered to be the over-engineered, excessively expensive, environmentally destructive surface water project. The City's unwillingness to do anything at all to relieve the unease and fears of these families may, likewise, have political consequences. It doesn't help that City Council rules prevent Councilors from interacting with members of the public during public testimony. It creates the impression of a wall of stony, dismissive, impassive faces staring down from the dais.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by fosterfell on 10/10/2019 at 9:09 AM

Re: “Bend's Brothels: The Sin-Dustry That Built Our City

My parents, LeRoy & Donna Fassett bought The (Old) Superior Cafe in about 1953. It was a long narrow dark cafe that sat near the corner of Bond and Greenwood - across from Trailways Bus Depot. As far as I can remember there was a long counter of single seats and one row of booths. It was not a bar. The kitchen (grill) was behind the counter up front and people could watch food cooked from the window. There was an stair case in the back that went up to a small office where my mom did the books. The primary clients were railroad men (sP&S and NP)and bus riders.... Within two years (about 1955) they bought the building that housed The Bend Hotel and the restaurant adjoining it. They remodeled the restaurant in a major way and moved The Superior Cafe there. It did NOT serve liquor. My grandparents, Butch And Peggy Fassett moved their Owl Taxi Company to The Bend Hotel and operated both the taxi and hotel. Most of the rooms were used by railroad men on overnight layovers. Rooms were $1 -$2 a night. I helped my grandmother at the front desk and with cleaning rooms. There was a back staircase that was kept locked because it was unsafe. My parents owned The Superior Cafe for many years - until at least 1965. They sold it after they bought The Skyline Steak House on Wall Street. Only after that did it become
Original Joes. I am writing to correct some of the story printed above.
Thank you,
Sharon Fassett

Posted by Sharry Fassett on 10/08/2019 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Modern-day Disciples?

they follow Jesus Christ. they live simple lives so the poor can simply live.

Look at the church.
I sat in a church for 7 years every Sunday and the story of the rich young ruler was never preached. This teaching is too radical.

How many people choose this way? Yet this is what Jesus is calling people to do.

"Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me." Luke 18:22
Treasure in heaven!!

Not "make a name for yourself, build a career, climb the ladder".

Jesus Christ teaches the opposite of what the world does.

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Posted by Helen Sciberras on 09/25/2019 at 10:28 AM

Re: “Dog Walker Finds Body Near Bend

Why havent we been updated on this?!?

Posted by Ragina Lane on 09/21/2019 at 10:33 PM

Re: “Hunting Near Homes Rattles Residents

To the guy who talks about .22 cal used for hunting. Duck hunting using a .22 is a federal offense. If caught you will loose your gun, hunting rights and there is a hefty fine. You are correct you need a mile for a .22 but were talking about hunters hunting legally, meaning a shot gun! The 12 g shot gun is good for about 150 yards. So when the county was handing out the permits, they need to look at their part in handing out build permits. Those building or buying should do their homework. Our tax money goes to federal use of lands in ways the federal government allows, and this is allowable use. Further, in the grand scheme of things, this hunting season is a short window of time, in which you may feel uncomfortable. We all have things in our neighborhoods we dislike, Pot growing, music festivals , loud cars. Lets figure out how to get along. If hunters are actually using .22 please do turn them in, the real hunters follow the regulations.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Sally Joseph on 09/17/2019 at 8:58 AM

Re: “Hunting Near Homes Rattles Residents

Anyone saying it's the homeowners fault, you mind if I come over to your backyard and spin around while shooting a 12 gauge shotgun? If they bought the home any other time of the year that isn't hunting season, how would you know people would be standing downstream firing shotguns? Seems more like a residential area than one for hunting anyway.

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by rsglide on 09/16/2019 at 11:36 AM

Re: “Festivals Under Fire

ohgeez: As stated in the story, the Source is a sister company and is owned by the same family.

Posted by Nicole Vulcan on 09/13/2019 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Festivals Under Fire

Is The Source owned by Lay it Out Events? What is the relationship?

Posted by ohgeez on 09/12/2019 at 8:43 PM

Re: “Hunting Near Homes Rattles Residents

You shouldn't have built so close to public lands. I floated the river for the first time in years it's a shame all the houses along a once wilderness river when I was a kid, no one owns the river it's for all you shouldn't have built your home there if you can't share. I don't hunt either but know some who do and they actually leave a place cleaner than when they got there for the most part. Hunter's campers fishermen are usually good stewards of the land for the most part sure there's bad apples in every bunch, report them make them accountable don't take the rights away from everybody because of a few.

11 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by I'mFarMiddle on 09/12/2019 at 1:56 PM

Re: “Hunting Near Homes Rattles Residents

If a distance of at least one mile is required to ensure safety, then why are people allowed to build homes so close to public lands? Why should a landowner's right to develop his property, let alone guarantee privacy, supersede the right of citizen's access to public lands that has existed for centuries? If you don't like fog, then don't move to the ocean.

In reality, you are at greater risk driving your car, or even sitting on your couch eating Cheetos.

8 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Mark Harner on 09/12/2019 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Hunting Near Homes Rattles Residents

The obvious problem is the inadequate distance of 150 yards from private property or occupied public property that shooting is not allowed by federal law. This distance should be increased to one mile in order to provide for the safe use of firearms. One mile is the distance that the NRA stated that a .22 could be dangerous, back when the NRA cared about gun safety. 36 CFR 261.10 (d) (1) - Occupancy and use, needs to be changed to one mile. This has been an obvious flaw in public safety for decades and is the basis of the problems stated in this article. All other jurisdictions would automatically change to respect federal supremacy.

4 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Mark Davis on 09/12/2019 at 7:35 AM

Re: “Hunting Near Homes Rattles Residents

State law already requires a safe buffer zone between hunters and residences, and it sounds as if this law has been respected. If not, then those hunting too close should be cited.

It sounds like residents simply want to pre-empt use of public lands to expand their own back yards. I did not hear hunters complaining of the loss of wildlife or habitat, or the noise resulting from the construction of your home and the negative impacts of non-hunting activities on their own. National Forests are the Lands of Many Uses, where the concept of multiple use ensures maximum enjoyment for all rather than just a few. Let the hunters have their brief time in the field during waterfowl season and residents may have quiet walks during the rest of the year.

12 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Stewart Lands on 09/12/2019 at 6:59 AM

Re: “Hunting Near Homes Rattles Residents

Trash and beer cans-and you blame this on hunters??? Walk along any road in the county and you will see the same--except where people go out of their way to pick it up. So, who else besides hunters puts forth the money and effort to protect wild places?

11 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Stewart Lands on 09/12/2019 at 6:50 AM

Re: “Hearts Unknown

This is important work though I do not agree assisted suicide that medically hastens end of life after suffering from terminal disease is the same as suicide from mental health distress which is often an impulsive act. David Bowie died from cancer not suicide, and there is no evidence he was suicidal.

Posted by garmischgirl on 09/10/2019 at 12:33 PM

Re: “As School Starts in Portland, More Funding Is On Its Way

What this bill ensures is that more money will be funneled to a school system that failed repeatedly to make the case that more money results in better-educated public school graduates. For decades, taxpayers have been bullied into throwing money at a system that taxpayers KNOW through personal experience does an increasingly poorer job of educating their daughters and sons. Congratulations Oregon.

Posted by Bill Pitcher on 08/29/2019 at 7:47 PM

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