O n regular weeks, this section of our publication is reserved for commentary and inquiry, and often, constructive criticism about the things going on in Central Oregon.
Readers react to "Us vs Them" mentality
In Response to, We've Hit Peak "Us vs. Them" Ire.
The Community Reacts to Vandalism at Pilot Butte
In Response to, Smoke Signals' Race Bias and Words Matter (7/19)
This week, the Deschutes County 9-1-1 Service District made the move from an analog-based radio system to a more modern, digital trunked system.
In Response to, Naked Bike Ride (7/10)
Why the naked bike ride was organized, Mirror Pond and more
Why I Organized the World Naked Bike Ride in Bend
Deschutes River dredgers want your taxes
Like us, you've probably grown tired of the endless history lessons surrounding the bend in the Deschutes River affectionately known as "Mirror Pond."
"Dear Man In the Brown Porsche" and other letters
In Response to Eyes on the Money (6/28)
Woah, Bend! You sure don't like naked bike rides
Killing Deer with Kindness (7/5)
We discuss the fallout from being ranked #1, again.
Like any story that delves into the complexity of living in a tourist town that gets a lot of attention—and many subsequent transplants—last week's story, "Unsolicited Accolades" elicited a lot of commentary.