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Re: “Vote Jamie McLeod-Skinner for U.S. Rep., 2nd District

I plan to vote for her, but didnt know much about the firing. Heres an article I found about the firing. Seems she chose to uphold her ethical standards rather than fall in line with a culture that included questionable, if not corrupt, practices.…

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Posted by Jeff_Jeff_Jeff on 10/25/2018 at 3:23 PM

Re: “Bike Park Improvements Hit Snag

I invite others to pull up google maps and take a look at the location of the 7-10 houses adjacent to the park. As a homeowner, I fully understand protecting your home investment, and taking interest in things happening adjacent to your property, and the article doesn't talk a lot about the level of pushback from the neighbors. However, I find it ridiculous there would be any actual complaining about a bike park given the space. Would they rather the land have ended up a subdivision? I'm sure it is nice to have the city/county provide you with a nice buffer of undeveloped land behind yours. Consequently, why not count your blessings that the land isn't a subdivision, but instead is a nice park that some people would like to ride bikes in. Surely a subdivision of 50-60 houses would have created a lot more noise and light pollution then some bike riders and R/C enthusiasts. I'd be happy the land is going to be permanently utilized for recreation if I were them.

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Posted by Jeff_Jeff_Jeff on 09/25/2018 at 12:10 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor

3 great opinion pieces! Thanks for taking the time to write these important words Paul, Reid, and Elise.

Posted by Jeff_Jeff_Jeff on 06/27/2018 at 9:58 AM

Re: “Letters to the Editor

"Why not stop the building and developing?"-Derek Sitter

Absolutely! Someone else wrote a similar opinion years ago in The Source that I believe was titled, "If You Don't Build It, They Won't Come". This mentality makes even more sense now. I'm constantly battling traffic, and reading about insufficient sewer systems, and a generally insufficient infrastructure. Why can't the city take a break from issuing the permits necessary to facilitate growth? The city can recover from the onslaught, and make the necessary steps to regain a handle on the demands being placed on our area. Perhaps the legalities of such a thing are not feasible, but it sure seems logical.

Posted by Jeff_Jeff_Jeff on 06/27/2018 at 9:42 AM

Re: “Finally, someone calls the bridge ban effort what it is

Good points TimB. As an avid cyclist and dweller of the SW, I would like to see the bridge. I would definitely start more rides from home if the bridge did exist. However, I'd have to agree that utilizing the commute option from Sunriver is a weak element to base an argument on.

I remember the opposition to the Healy bridge being pretty strong as well, but imagine life in Bend without it? I wish Bend's growth would stop, but that's not reality. There will be a bridge eventually, maybe not this go round, but growth will necessitate it ultimately.

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Posted by Jeff_Jeff_Jeff on 02/16/2018 at 4:49 PM

Re: “10 Barrel's SoCal Outpost

Bravo San Diego! Bravo!

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Posted by Jeff_Jeff_Jeff on 02/12/2018 at 7:21 PM

Re: “Monumental Recommendations

I support keeping the monument, and have no opinion of Zinke, but your caption under the picture of Zinke in his hunting outfit is misguided. I am not a hunter, and instead spend my time hiking and biking in our public lands. However, the hunting population supports public land conservation just like the hikers, and the bikers do. I just went to the Oregon Hunters Association website and the top news item is a celebration of some land remaining public:

We need all user groups to support each other as we fight the current threat to our public lands. There's room for everyone to enjoy these special places. The author should do more research before excluding particular user groups who may actually support the cause in question.

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Posted by Jeff_Jeff_Jeff on 09/14/2017 at 10:57 AM

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