Technology isn’t always so easy

I have never been a techno-geek, and I don’t plan on changing. I’ll never forget … Read more

Wildfire stirs up mixed emotions

Friday was my eighth straight day of covering the Chetco Bar Fire for the paper … Read more

3 weeks with a carry-on

My daughter, despite her love of foreign countries, gets a wee bit anxious getting to … Read more

Fishy smell and front doors make an impression

Pilot reader Patricia Perez and her husband have visited Brookings since the early 1990s and … Read more

Rescuing a treed cat

I smiled when I read about the Cape Ferrelo Rural Fire Department’s rescue of a … Read more

Goga: Serenity with a goat

I laughed out loud the other day when I read a news item saying “there … Read more

Is it a mid-life crisis or opportunity?

Mid-life crisis. Am I having one? Am I old enough to have one? If so, … Read more

Raccoons: Tweakers of the wild

OK. Now I’m mad. I knew I was tempting fate, what with bird feeders and … Read more

The life of a chicken wrangler

I am the proud new owner of a couple of hens! But it won’t come … Read more

1957: Crime wave, new bridges and noteworthy news

You can tell a lot about the relative lack of crime in Curry County in … Read more

Going for a ride? Here's what the dogs say.

A column I wrote earlier this year listed the top five reasons why dogs like … Read more

To power wash or not to power wash? What a silly question

Have I told you how much I love my power-washer? Let me count the ways … Read more

Answer me this

You think cell phone use is annoying? Let’s take a little trip back in time. … Read more

Me and nonspecificity

I can’t wait until my next birthday, because my driver’s license is expiring! Here in … Read more

For sale — or trade for ammo

Consumerism in Curry not always on target The newsroom is always a place of deep … Read more

Fathers: Enjoy life’s dance with your child as long as you can

It was a sunny, Sunday afternoon. The young father walked his 4-year-old daughter onto the … Read more

Playtime at home

My pet family is not a playful bunch. My cat, If-Fiona is too fat to … Read more

1957: Port development, mail delivery

In January 1957 the Pilot reported that Curry County once again was the leader among … Read more

Playtime at home

My pet family is not a playful bunch. My cat, If-Fiona is too fat to … Read more

1957: New owners for Pilot, construction boom

The Baby Boom peaked with 4,300 U.S. births in 1957, which may explain the preponderance … Read more

Leaving the newspaper biz and hitting the road

Life is short and getting shorter all the time, which is why I made the … Read more

First-hand glimpse at aging

Last weekend, I caught a glimpse of what it’s like to be old — er. … Read more

A burning desire to burn things

It’s beginning to look at lot like ... burning season! That’s right! With warmer, drier … Read more

First-hand glimpse at aging

Last weekend, I caught a glimpse of what it’s like to be old — er. … Read more

It’s spring! A new love affair begins

It’s spring. Love is in the air. Actually, it’s in the grass, and I can’t … Read more

Strange wedding attire

I’m pretty excited about a wedding I’m attending soon, as it is of an old … Read more

Winning a scam

Wow! A robo-caller keeps ringing me up — like, every day — to let me … Read more

Winning a scam

Wow! A robo-caller keeps ringing me up — like, every day — to let me … Read more

‘Gofund’ Quincy

Between the expenses of designing a backyard, veterinary bills, replacing the truck’s alternator and veterinary … Read more

Pleading the Fifth

I’m taking the Fifth — that’s the one about “anything that might incriminate you,” right? … Read more

Vacation planning is taxing

Anyone who knows me knows I do everything myself. Jane “DIY” Stebbins; that’s me. But … Read more

Vacation planning is taxing

Anyone who knows me knows I do everything myself. Jane “DIY” Stebbins; that’s me. But … Read more

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