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Re: “Monitoring Glaciers

Yes, Davis Clark, Yes. It is being caused by excess greenhouse gases. The science is clear and well documented. The physics was first documented in the 1850’s.

Posted by Dennis Feeney on 01/10/2020 at 3:04 PM

Re: “My Feathered Foster Son, Part 2

I will never forget the silence as Owl flew over our heads in the auditorium back in the 60's. Thanks Jim & Thanks Owl!!

Posted by VBerthels on 01/08/2020 at 1:27 PM

Re: “Monitoring Glaciers

"Regardless of the cause, we will still have to deal with the consequences."
Correct, but if man's CO2 is NOT the cause, then we only cause even more harm with the proposed solutions of higher energy prices, throwing away perfectly good cars to get new electric ones (as if most people can afford a new car), unreliable electric grid and loss of jobs. (Green jobs in other countries cause loss of ordinary jobs in other countries and they will here too.)

BTW, most of those glaciers started retreating at the end of the little ice age, the 1850s, and retreated faster in the 1930s warm period than recently.

Posted by David Clark on 01/05/2020 at 4:48 PM

Re: “Monitoring Glaciers

Regardless of the cause, we will still have to deal with the consequences.

Posted by Geoff Reynolds on 01/05/2020 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Monitoring Glaciers

Has anyone yet found actual evidence that this is caused by man's CO2?

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by David Clark on 01/01/2020 at 3:57 PM

Re: “An Eight-Legged Giant

Great article! It’s comforting knowing there are gentle giants around to protect our homes. Coming from Arizona I’m very familiar with tarantulas. They would set up house around our property and keep other bugs away. Even a black widow who set up her web near our front door did an excellent job catching bugs. There are reasons these creatures live among us, so before we seek to squash them we should stop and give consideration for the contributions they provide. Live and let live, just outside the house!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by NurseNooch on 12/18/2019 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Packing Off Pack Rats: Don't kill the rats, move 'em

Snap traps with almonds. Fool proof. Poisons don’t work.

Posted by Jennifer Hess on 12/17/2019 at 1:10 PM

Re: “The Bobcat Business

Beautiful story, thank you for your dedication in helping rehabilitate the declawed bobcat. You’re an honorable and amazing hero.

Posted by LeeRugger on 12/11/2019 at 8:41 AM

Re: “Owyhee Canyonlands Have a Chance!

I think you meant northeastern Nevada as the source of the Owyhee. Thanks for doing the article. This bill is a big step forward.


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Posted by Don Pattison on 11/25/2019 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Optimism and the Climate

Wonderful article to pull at the heartstrings of the public. It might be more educational for the public to be reading about the realistic probabilities of emission reform based on statistics. Not just one side, but all sides. Anyone who is concerned with our environment should be out planting trees and lobbying for more people to do so.

Posted by Kelly Yzaguirre on 11/19/2019 at 2:14 PM

Re: “Optimism and the Climate

This is a wonderful article. It means a lot to me as a long term resident of central Oregon. I've seen s lot of change, and getting green soon will be a positive one.

Posted by Carrie Ebner on 11/19/2019 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Optimism and the Climate

Graham Zimmerman is an excellent fellow and an awesome climber. I had the opportunity to spend two months with him in Linksar, Pakistan. I found him very professional and a dedicated person for his subject in hand. I wish him all the best and happy landings in the days to come .

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Muhammad Shahroz on 11/14/2019 at 7:22 AM

Re: “Offer perspective on the future of the Deschutes River

The deadline for making HCP comments has been extended to Dec. 3. You can find details at the USFWS HCP website page:…

Posted by Rockartster on 11/14/2019 at 7:06 AM

Re: “Packing Off Pack Rats: Don't kill the rats, move 'em

Use natural products to avoid rats.

Posted by Amanda george on 11/13/2019 at 12:11 AM

Re: “Packing Off Pack Rats: Don't kill the rats, move 'em

Great blog! It was worth the read. I have always been wary of using chemicals on them, and it seems like I have the best solution now.
I am definitely going to try out the natural rodent spray on them. Thanks

Posted by Amanda george on 11/13/2019 at 12:10 AM

Re: “Backyard Scorpions: We've got some of the stingers in these parts, but don't worry

Yuck! Not my first choice of a word but it's close.
I'm in the very far east of Bend. I saw one in a shed 3 or 4 months ago but it was way way far from the house and I'm not okay with killing things that are minding their own business. However, tonight, I was sitting on the floor in my living room and a big one, at least 3 feet long, well 3 inches long, just marched up right next to my dog and me. It is NOT okay for them to be in my house! I noticed that my other dog has been reluctant to sleep on his bed, which is right where the monster came from. He was bitten or stung by something several months ago. It swelled up to about the size of a marshmallow and he was woozy and lethargic for several hours. Perked right up after we got done going to the after hours vet, (who was of no help) but now I wonder if it could have been a scorpion sting? He's around 70 pounds, so not a dinky dog. The article didn't specifically say if their sting is harmful to animals. Any one have any experience with an actual sting? Is there apt to be a scorpion "nest"? How do I get rid of any and all of them that might be in my house? The scorpion is in a jar in the freezer and I threw the dogs bed outside. Yuckity Yuck Yuck Yuck!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Dekah on 11/01/2019 at 1:50 AM

Re: “Backyard Scorpions: We've got some of the stingers in these parts, but don't worry

We live in Eagle Crest and I was steaming my new curtains when I spotted a scorpion near the top. I screamed for my husband to come save me. Wish we had a video of him capturing and killing it. Im still freaked out! How did it get in our house?

Posted by Terezn on 10/27/2019 at 11:48 AM

Re: “Bend or Bust

Great questions! We deeply care about the land we live on and the water we play on! We are currently working with Terracycle to try and work out an upcycle alternative with our expired products, and we are consistently working to improve our products - both in regards to usability and sustainability.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by SV2BEND on 10/15/2019 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Bend or Bust

Are their products sustainable? Are they a petroleum based product, if so, forget it! And Hell No to a giant eyesore water park floating in the pristine waters of Bend, Oregon!

22 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by NurseNooch on 10/14/2019 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Packing Off Pack Rats: Don't kill the rats, move 'em

Don't relocate pack rats. They will come back to your property, or starve to death while trying. Drop the live trap with the rat inside in a bucket of water and dispose of the carcass accordingly. The MOST IMPORTANT thing to do is to destroy the nest, or you will never stop having issues with pack rats. Trap them in a live trap using peanut butter and saltine crackers. Works every time. Never use poison. Poisoned rodents end up killing other predators, such as owls, hawks, bobcats, etc. through secondary poisoning. There is no such thing as a "non secondary kill" poison, despite what anyone tells you. Trap the nest repeatedly until there aren't any more rats in there (I use a trail cam to ensure there aren't any more running around). Once you've got them all, rake the nest apart. Wear a mask and protective clothing. Spray the nest with insecticide to kill any kissing bugs or fleas. Leave it be for a day, then come back and shovel everything into a container and discard. Watch out for cactus spines in the nest. Try to avoid touching with your gloves (use a wide shovel and rake to pick up everything). Check your property periodically to prevent new nests.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Craig Winters on 10/12/2019 at 10:19 PM

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