Our recently-hired reporters in Crescent City and Brookings are now hitting their stride, providing increasingly relevant coverage of the activities and residents in Country Media’s two new communities. Your ongoing positive feedback underscores that.

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Dear Editor: I would like to thank our local veterans for yet more of their generous giving. Between the two Rogue River jet boat trips this summer, the vets onboard raised $538 for our Curry County Kids!

Dear Editor: If you attended Congressman DeFazio’s September townhall meeting, you are aware that my comments to him about solving problems we are facing were upsetting to him.

Dear Editor: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that suicide was the leading cause of death for 15- to 54-year-old Oregonians in 2017. Suicide was the eighth-leading cause for all ages, and an Oregonian dies by suicide every 11 hours.

Dear Editor: I was born and raised in Brookings, growing up in the ‘50s and ‘60s. It was a time when artist Norman Rockwell captured the “Spirit of America” on every cover of the Saturday Evening Post.

Dear Editor: Last week, strong veteran supporter, Curry County commissioner and jet boat pilot Court Boice took many of us up the Rogue River for a fine day of sights, wildlife, history and a well-prepared dinner at Cougar Lane Lodge.

Sources of good news can be hard to find these days. Reading the headlines might make us think that polarization, divisiveness and devastation are all around us.  

Overwhelmed? Confused? Equipment breakdowns? Way too much going on? Decisions? Stuff everywhere? Too complicated?  

Dear Editor: “Climate change certainly isn’t ‘false news’” (Aug 17) offers plenty of science-based proof of that. I’d like to focus on the economics of our situation. Polls consistently show Americans overwhelmingly support our government doing something big about climate change. They just d…

… Time for us all to be more watchful as we drive through town, because there will be lots of kids present in the streets with the new school year. Excited at seeing friends they may have not seen for those weeks of summer vacation, they could well not be paying attention to traffic like the…

How is it possible that the mornings already are beginning to feel like fall, the trees are turning colors and school is about to start?

Dear Editor: As a member of this amazing community I have donated to the “Stuff the Bus Campaign” for many years, believing that children in need would be able to show up on the first day of school proudly with the required numerous supplies the school requested. 

Dear Editor: On July 2, the Harbor Volunteer Firefighters Association held their annual pancake breakfast. This breakfast is the only fundraiser the association does to raise money for the benefit of the firefighters.

Dear Editor: Brookings City Council dissolves contract with Azalea Park Foundation. I almost can’t understand why this even happened.

“What a coincidence!”

Dear Editor: As we have seen again in recent weeks, this nation is facing an epidemic of right-wing domestic terrorism. Gunmen, openly boasting white-nationalist views, targeted Latino immigrants for mass murder in El Paso and Gilroy, just as white supremacists previously slaughtered Jews at…

Dear Editor: July was the hottest month in human history, Aug 2018-July 2019 were the wettest 12 months in the U.S. in 124 years, 18 of the hottest years ever recorded occurred since 2000 – so, climate change is already hard upon us. Yet, the average global temperature has increased by only …

Funny thing about our kids. After we pass a certain point in our lives, they decide they need to start taking care of us. Sometimes, that translates to them moving us great distances.

Dear Editor: Safety City has just completed its 22nd year, with a total of 56 graduates, during the three, one-week sessions. Safety City has now graduated 1,156 5-year-old children in those 22 years.

Dear Editor: This, from Jefferson Public Radio regarding the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs, dated Aug. 6, 2019: “The Veterans Administration Medical Center in Roseburg has been warning veterans for months that a shutdown of their emergency department could be imminent. Now, that warn…

Dear Editor: On Aug. 7, the Curry County Board of Commissioners voted 3-0 in favor of further inquiry regarding the Southwestern Oregon Community College Tax District’s financial circumstances, as pertains to the Curry campus.

Dear Editor: As a subscriber to both the Curry Coastal Pilot and The Del Norte Triplicate, I have watched recent issues with interest. Although readers were jolted by changes following the sudden ownership transition, I think the papers are improving with each edition over the past few weeks.

Dear Editor: State senators representing rural Oregonians walked off the job in June to prevent the state from addressing global warming. But effective action is overdue.

I am a member of the Bay Area Sundowners, a world-renowned sport kite show team that has attended and entertained at virtually every “Southern Oregon Kite Festival” since its inception in 1993.  

It looks like all the “activities” this coming week will most likely be at the fairgrounds. That’s pretty typical of fair week, because this community is definitely pretty invested in the fair.

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Steve and I are meeting an increasing number of nice, helpful people in our new communities of Crescent City, Brookings and surrounding area.

Dear Editor: Last week at 11:30 a.m., my daughter had a tire blow out on U.S. Highway 101 in Harbor. My caregiver was driving at the time, when they heard a loud “pop” and realized they had a problem.

Dear Editor: The Committee for the Southern Oregon Kite Festival would like to thank Country Media and its owners, Carol and Steve Hungerford, and their staff . . . effusively.

There will be tomatoes and peppers ready in the hothouse soon, and I can hardly wait. One of my favorite sandwiches is just sliced tomatoes with mayo and a slight sprinkle of salt, on any variety of bread.

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Earlier this week, one of our reporters was asked by a news source if Country Media would be shutting down The Triplicate and/or The Pilot. In response, he wondered aloud to her, “Why would the new owners spend all of that money just to close the doors?”

We are now in the heart of the fire season, and the Brookings Ministerial Association is hosting a prayer gathering at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at Brookings City Hall. 

We extend the strongest support for Commissioner Paasch’s much-needed investigation into the financial disparities of the SWOCC budget allocations between the Coos and Curry campuses.    

Curry County Commissioner Court Boice’s July 10 letter to the editor uses the radical group ANTIFA as a comparison to a citizen who expressed his opinion in a letter to the editor.