The Curry Coastal Pilot

Car and bike Show

Today is the day to be in Gold Beach for the Vietnam Veterans' third annual Car and Bike show at Happy Days Malt Shop.

Registration starts at 11 a.m. and judging starts at 1 p.m. in which every one gets to pick there favorites!

It will be a day full of fun, food and raffles for great prizes! What a great opportunity to come show your support for the men and women who have served.

God Bless You!

Lee Burch


crwc vindication

Brookings City Council along with Mayor Ron Hedenskog voted unanimously to approve Resolution 13-R-999 (January 28, 2013) in opposition to the State rule making to limit motorized vehicles in the Chetco River.

At the time, Council President Brent Hodges said, "A couple of the people mentioned how they have never forded the river and don't plan to. So I'd encourage you to try it. It's pretty fun. So find a friend with a 4-wheel drive pickup and andhellip; drive across the river."

Councilman Jake Pieper, "I don't want to look back in 10 years and tell my grandkids, that at one time we were able to swim in the river and apparently now the fish get dirty when we swim in there, so we don't do that anymore." What we don't do any more is cross the Chetco River.

Mayor Hedenskog was quoted, "I feel the majority of the people were served by this (new rule)."

This statement is a final vindication of the Chetco River Watershed Council.

Yvonne Maitland


recall response

It was sad to read in the July 3, 2013, edition of the Pilot that some people are willing to see an already broke Curry County have to pay for an expensive special election to recall two county commissioners that have different views then theirs.

Although I certainly support the "right" of any citizen to try and recall their elected representatives, I believe the expensive process should be reserved for only cases of extreme unethical or immoral behavior while in office.

I encourage those who aren't willing to wait until a representative's term is over, to instead simply work within our democratic system for now by presenting logical ideas and possible new solutions for those in office to consider.

When the next regular election for public office takes place, perhaps those who feel they could do a better job should run - get elected - then hope that no one will start a recall campaign against them!

John Mathison


divide, raise, ensure

The county is broke due to environmental extremists, of which the Chetco River watershed council is one.

One answer is C.P.R., (Citizens for Property Rights), which is also used to revive dying patients, like all rural property owners and businesses dying from overt regulations, C.P.R. applies freedom to the formula.

This potential group advocates truth, exposes fraudulent theories and enlists those people tired of the half-truths of quasi-science wannabes, whose main reason is money, power, or attention.

Most people want to do the right thing toward others and our surroundings; everything done so far has been based in fraud, and divisive discrimination. This group would advocate legalizing marijuana, hemp and property rights. By legalizing marijuana, it divides environmentalists and relieves the pressure of enforcement and makes any criminal market control (Mafia) obsolete, plus it would be licensed and taxed by each county for use in policing crime, real crime.

I don't advocate pot, especially anywhere around children or young adults, but adults in the privacy of their homes should be able to buy a license to smoke pot, and if they do dumb stuff they lose their license. A $200-a-year license per smoker, plus a $200 year grower's fee would ensure proper behavior and aid in policing behavior. A pot union would commit to behavior as examples to prove freedom of choice is still alive and well in America, and anytime the union is notified of improper behavior, the union would impose therapy or exclusion.

Divide the environmental groups to conquer them, raise funding for counties, and quit the insane cost of prohibition, plus ensure property rights.

Go Rogue! (county).

G.G. Thompson