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Commissioners’ behavior unacceptable

Commissioners’ behavior unacceptable

Perhaps Main, now completing his third year, might recall that Randy Sanne started appearing at commissioner meetings a full three years ago when Nikki and Kevin were still up there. At that point running for the position of commissioner had not yet entered his head. He just knew that numerous issues needed to be addressed and not enough people were doing it.

County cannot cut its way to prosperity

County cannot cut its way to prosperity

We could also look at stemming the flow of timber (and jobs) that heads overseas and deprives Oregon mills of much needed work. We can promote green jobs through forest and watershed restoration. And we should explore opportunities for payments from the carbon sequestration our federal forests do naturally through their growth.

Worried rail repairs adequate to protect our lakes

Worried rail repairs adequate to protect our lakes

Since we broke the story of the poor condition of the Tenmile Lake trestle and speculated on the shape of others, (issue 93, June 22, 2011), we have yet to see any sign of repair or inspection in our area.
Nor have the concerned citizens who tipped us off and have been watching and hoping for signs of repair.
Granted, the Port has told us the system was designed to last another 10-20 years, but that is a very speculative figure and it is obvious, even to a layperson, that the prevalent corrosion makes that statement very ‘iffy’ indeed.