The Source Weekly - Bend, Oregon | Issue Archives | Oct 27, 2011
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  • Oct 27 - Nov 2, 2011
  • Vol. 15, No. 43



  • Letters to the Editor
  • Costa's Flaherty Feud

    There has been no shortage of good story lines coming out of the DA's office in the past year or so: mass firings, costly lawsuit settlements, clashes with county government, but the Bulletin's front-page Sunday story about Pat Flaherty's request for a new software and email system isn't one of them. It's no wonder that Flaherty won't even return a reporter's phone calls anymore with this kind of thinly veiled witch hunt emanating from Chandler Avenue.
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  • Eat the Rich

    Presidential candidate Herman Cain's 9-9-9 tax plan is brilliant, except a decimal point should be inserted in the proper place - 99.9 percent tax on only multimillionaires and our 1,000 ruling class.
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  • Listen Up, Bend

    Regarding the "Down the Drain" article... well done Source!! We have a prophet on the council. He is a critic as well and at times he has criticized in an unprofessional manner... I am a witness as an attendee of city council meetings where he is a council member and in favor of the water project. We have Bill Smith, the entrepreneur with "lots" at stake, who opposes the water project as is. We have a project manager with reams of consultant studies (dating back how far?) in favor of the project. The pressure must be continuous. We have an attorney with a personal interest and we have attorney for Landwatch, both opposed, along with [Bruce] Aylward who maintains the city hired a company that will make millions on the project. It's looking like a movie, suspense variety.
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  • Bend Voters Deserve to Choose

    I think that the Bend City Council is against a Bend mayoral election. I think that if the Bend City Council wanted a Bend mayoral election then they would put it on the ballot and let the people of Bend decide if they want a Bend mayoral election.
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  • Why We Occupy

    After two weeks living in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement, I have set up camp in the Occupy Bend Village. While the larger cities of our bioregion appear to have more steam out of the gate, I was pleased to see the numbers present in Bend, considering the per capita involvement. Occupy Bend is off to a good start, but many people have confusion, judgments and expectations of what these occupations are about. Occupy Bend needs more inquiries and more participation. We are people from all walks of life. People of all ages, races, religions, political thoughts, backgrounds and experiences and we are coming together and learning a new language. This new language is one that embraces disagreement and encourages discussion about very serious issues that plague our neighborhoods, our towns, our counties, our states, our nation and our global community. In a globalized world, we must recognize each of these communities in the decisions that we make. At the end of the day, we must not only reach consensus about our smaller issues, but someday about the larger issues of society. This movement is the beginning of the consensus process and interpersonal growth that very well may achieve that.


Food & Drink



  • Sound Stories & Interviews
  • Out of Town: Zombie Walk, Film Festival, Parade

    Portland wednesday 26 5th Annual Portland Latin American Film Festival ¡Viva el cine! Portland rounds up the best in Latin American film in a multiday showcase that ends on Thursday. The festival calls attention to Latin American film and culture while offering diverse perspectives for Portland viewers. This year's lineup includes two Colombian films (The Colors of the Mountain, The Wind Journeys) and a Mexican film (Chicogrande), the 41st release from director Felipe Cazals. If you're into war metaphors, soccer balls stuck in mine fields and rap battles, head over and check it out. Hollywood Theatre. wednesday 26 Tit Pig Named after a gay porn star, the Seattle band promises a memorable and outrageous show full of screaming hardcore and hair-farming musicians. Green Noise Records presents a bill that includes Bi-Marks, Doom Patrol and DJ Ken Dirtnap. The thrash rock band is rumored to be able to start a mosh pit just about anywhere so the show should leave you sore, sweaty and satisfied. 8pm, The Know.
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Special Issues & Guides

  • Snow Riders' Guide
  • Snooze, Booze and Carve Living large in Oregon's backcountry

    If you're the kind of skier who likes to earn your turns, then you're no doubt well aware of the overnight options in Oregon's backcountry. But for those who are more accustomed to season passes than mountain passes, there are several options that open Oregon's vast backcountry skiing options through guided trips that include gear rental (minus skis) and support.
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  • Nordic Bliss How to escape the crowds on your cross-country skis

    Among those snowriders who don't allow a little uphill to get in the way, the Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center and Virginia Meissner Sno-Park are inarguably the most popular local cross-country ski destinations. They are also, consequently, the most high-traffic. The Nordic skiier's choice partially depends on local grooming conditions, snow levels, and the preferred technique (skate or classic). But for those unafraid to bushwhack (er, snow-whack?), Central Oregon abounds with several lesser-known sites that allow you to escape the crowds and enjoy the quiet winter serenity that the skinny skis afford. If you're looking to test your endurance, drive south to Paulina Lake, cradled in the Newberry Crater. While many flock to the trail on their bikes in the summer, it remains one of the area's best-kept Nordic secrets. Try the Paulina Lakeshore Trail, a seven-mile loop with a 230-foot elevation gain. Looking for something slightly less taxing? The Paulina View Trail and Ponderosa Rim Trail are both three-and-a-half mile ventures. The Paulina Nordic Loop offers a two-mile option.


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  • Watch A Dam Go Down Live

    As river loving folks are well aware there’s been a big push in recent years to remove and breach many of the Northwest’s aging dams, many of which block passage for endangered salmon and steelhead. Today another one of those dams effectively comes down when PacficCorp blows a drain hole under the Condit Dam on the White Salmon in Klickitat County, releasing about 750 acre feet of water in the lower White Salmon.
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  • Source's Jim Anderson on Field Guide Tonight

    Yes, the World Series’ potentially deciding Game 6 airs tonight on FOX. But why not join the legions of Brewers’ fans who are boycotting the series and tune into OPB’s Oregon Field Guide tonight at 8:30 when the one and only Jim Anderson is profiled.
  • Off Piste
  • Our Deconstruction Project

    Downtown denizens have probably taken note of our ongoing construction project here at the Source. We've fielded a few questions already about just what the hell is going on at 704 Georgia, so we figured we'd go right to the source of all this consternation, our contractor Paul Biskup, to explain why the building seems to be disappearing one brick at a time.
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