After years of waiting and political hassle, thank goodness we have an Emergency Department (ED) at Curry Medical Center (CMC) in Brookings! On Friday, Feb. 21 at about 4 a.m. I suffered a broken arm at home and:
Viruses are nothing to dismiss lightly, but people should not panic in regard to COVID-19.
Editor, Thank you for continuing to publicize SWOCC and Beyond events in the Community Calendar. We’ve had a wonderful winter term and I’d like to give a shout out to some amazing presenters: Chris Eberhardt, Tara Devi, Cameron Rauenhorst, Ardy Kellie, Judith Lidgus, Brandon Hodges, Joseph T…
Editor, Look, here’s the deal. The coronavirus is not the plague and we’re not all going to die, at least not yet. More people will die from more causes than the coronavirus will ever touch.
Dear Editor, What are boys less likely to do than girls? Boys have been brought up in a culture to stuff feelings. Big boys don't cry. Handle it. Don't ask for help. Man up. And the messages go on.
Dear Editor, Oregon's legislature is considering a bill to address global warming. This topic is timely as our county commissioners just took a vote on it.
Dear Editor: I’m writing to express my thanks to Judith Lidgus, who gave last Tuesday’s talk in SWOCC and Beyond’s weekly Community Speakers series.
Dear Editor, Our community does not have the capability, resources, capacity or moral obligation to solve the “homeless” problem, especially when many are transient transplants from outside of Curry County.
Often when the calendar flips over to a “New Year,” people find themselves making New Year’s resolutions. And, by now, people are looking back to see how many resolutions they’ve been able to keep. For many, this looks like items affecting diet, exercise, altering habits. These resolutions a…
Dear Editor: Clearly, the New York Times attempted to sabotage President Donald J. Trump’s impeachment defense team when it printed the first leaked story from John Bolton’s yet-to-be published book.
Dear Editor: I got a genuine chuckle out of the letter whose author had so wholeheartedly swallowed President Donald J. Trump’s delusional self-comparison to the innocents condemned at the Salem witch trials three and a quarter centuries ago.
Most people aren’t comfortable talking about this. They feel that to have feelings other than benevolence for the homeless, as they are called, is somehow cruel or meanspirited.
Dear Editor: Has anybody noticed the Democrats could only provide political hacks like Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) to make their case for removing President Donald J. Trump from office?
Dear Editor: Last December, I turned 83. Never did I think that my beautiful country would become so divided politically. Both parties are going in different directions.
Dear Editor: The impeachment of President Donald Trump reminds me of the Salem witch trials where bad men sent good women to the stake to burn. These were beautiful women who were gifted.
Dear Editor: I am sure I don’t stand alone when I say we need doctors in specialized fields here.
Dear Editor: The front page of The Pilot (Jan. 21 edition) had the headline, "Women Rally for Unity." The article then goes on to describe how the Women's March was started, after President Trump was elected, as a protest against him.
Dear Editor: Communism was discredited with the failure of communal farms, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the breakup of the Soviet Union.
Dear Editor, The third-annual national Women’s March will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the center of Brookings (near the movie theater) and walk up and down Chetco for a few blocks.
Dear Editor: I would like to express my appreciation, and that of my staff and the general membership, to the Brookings-Harbor School District students for their Veterans Day thank-you cards.
Dear Editor: Here’s a thought: Start by doing the bare minimum!
Dear Editor: It is with great regret I write this letter. I will no longer be handling our Fourth of July celebration, the Family Fun Festival.
There’s a show on television called “The Purge.” Don’t watch it. (Now you will.)
Dear Editor: A letter to everyone that knew her:
Dear Editor: The Kindergarten Alligator and Giraffe class at Kalmiopsis Elementary School would like to thank Gold Beach Lumber for its donation of cedar boards for our annual “Snowmen.”
Dear Editor: A recent visit to the new ER at the Curry Health Clinic on 5th Street left me very favorably impressed.
Happy Birthday, Jesus?
A few weeks ago, our entire team at The Pilot had the opportunity to volunteer one evening at the annual Festival of Lights event. This was my first experience with this dazzling event - and I was in for a huge treat.
Regarding special-district taxes: The advantage is, you know and get what you're paying for.
While I agree there’s lots of potential with coastal wind development, the situation is complicated.
SWOCC Curry campus’ Dr. Doug Bunn misspoke, by saying the college district is under attack, during the Chetco Library Special District follow-up meeting on Monday.
The teachers of Del Norte have been struggling to get a fair contract for nine months. As of right now, the school board and the teachers are still in gridlock over negotiations.
I found it interesting that the unpleasant letter in the Dec. 10 issue of The Pilot expressing resentment over the term “holiday tree” called out one particular non-Christian religion, amongst all others, for perhaps pushing that particular term.
Okay, I’ve just about had a belly full of all you people who want to change a “Christmas tree” to a “holiday tree” because it’s offensive to your sensibilities.
Concerning the letter to the editor about about purple sea urchin removal by sea otter:
In regards to the Curry County Parks Department taking control of Beachfront RV Park in the Port of Brookings-Harbor, please think carefully before proceeding.
The population explosion of voracious purple sea urchins along the Oregon and California coasts (The Pilot, Nov. 19) threatens our lucrative abalone and rockfish fisheries and their kelp forest habitats.
Hospice began serving Curry County in 1995. Over the years, Coastal Home Health & Hospice has been an incredible resource in our community that provides comfort, dignity and respect to those coping with a terminal illness, as well as support for their families.
The quality of life goes down as the gravel, logging, heavy-equipment and utility trucks go down Hunter Creek Road in large numbers past our home.
This is the fourth year I have had the pleasure of writing this letter in support of the Brookings-Harbor Education Foundation. Once again, they are funding awards for first-, second-, and third-place winners in our Oregon Battle of the Books competition.
Due to building damage which happen last month, there will not be any services on Veterans Day. There will be no off site service sponsored by VFW Post #996.
The Soroptimist of Brookings, Gold Beach and Crescent City want to thank all of the members of our community who showed up to walk in our Walk for Freedom on Oct. 19.
It’s easy to misclassify and describe those less fortunate among us by lumping everyone together under the umbrella of “homeless.”
I want to thank Julie Schmelzer and our three commissioners for their support in establishing the Suicide Awareness and Prevention Council, to see what is possible to reduce the number of suicides and attempts in Curry County.
When I heard that a 16-year-old Scandinavian girl was crossing the ocean in a sailboat to speak at the United Nations Climate Summit, my first thought was, “Who is this girl?” My second thought: “It must be Greta Thunberg!”
Keep baiting those slugs.
You buckle up when you get in your vehicle. Make sure your pet is just as safe.
The Daughters of the American Revolution has partnered with the United States Department of Defense to thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States.
When we purchased the Del Norte Triplicate and the Curry Coastal Pilot on July 1, I hit the decks running. Making decisions like crazy, many of which had been long delayed.