The clumsily run campaign to recall Coquille City Councilor Matt Rowe has failed to turn in the required 250 valid signatures to put the matter before the voters. Comprised of what amounted to little more than a Matt Rowe enemies list which included Coquille Mayor Kathi Simonetti, Councilor Ann Parker, newsprint publisher Jean Ivey-Gurney and […]
Time is running out for the Committee to Recall Rowe to turn in 250 valid signatures of registered Coquille voters by September 1, in order to put the matter on the ballot. The committee is being run out of Jean Ivey-Gurney’s office on the corner of Central Avenue & First St in Coquille and the […]
Coquille Mayor Kathy Simonetti acknowledges downtown business owners failed to meet their fiscal responsibility to fix sidewalks that caused multiple serious falls. In a letter to the editor of a local newspaper meant to disparage City Councilor Matt Rowe, Mayor Kathi Simonetti admits that Coquille City funds Urban Renewal funds were misdirected toward sidewalk repairs […]
The recall of Matt Rowe may make it to the ballot… or will it? Jean Ivey Gurney has claimed to have in her possession “about 300” signatures toward putting the recall of Councilor Matt Rowe on the ballot. Ivey Gurney, who runs a local newspaper and has invited people to stop in and sign petitions, […]
The Sawdust Theatre may be closed for the season due to COVID-19 but there is still plenty of melodrama emanating from Coquille City Hall to provide entertainment through the rest of the summer. We are talking about the recall effort to oust City Councilman Matt Rowe apparently driven by a handful of business owners on […]
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It may come as no surprise that ever since Jean Ivey, editor of The Sentinel, made a failed attempt to sabotage the Coquille School District LP-FM radio license application earlier this year, she and I haven’t gotten along. Actually the rift started much earlier but for the most part I try to ignore her and […]
The purpose of this post is to make clear that despite assertions made by some of the board members of OC, the school district application is a good thing for the schools, the community and is in no way responsible for OC’s engineering error or its dismissal by the FCC
Matt and Kim Hall have picked up another south coast paper. Jean Ivey, owner of The Sentinel, signed a sales contract
transferring the paper to the Halls today
he same paper that has provided thousands of, undeclared on OreStar, dollars in free publicity, thinly disguised as news or opinion, for the chamber sanctioned, CCAP and SCDC approved candidates suggest The Sentinel has a conflict of interest because of overt support for candidates.