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.
Many people are “gearing up” for Halloween, finding costumes and masks to use for the big day, Oct. 31. Those masks and outfits will be taken off at the end of the day, but how often do we think of the many masks and costumes we may wear on a regular basis? Some examples may be personalities…
Oregon’s commercial crabbing industry prides itself on sustainability. Though Dungeness crab has been harvested commercially since the late 1800s, this population is considered to be stable to increasing along the West Coast—thanks to commercial and recreational regulations that protect the …
Sunday, Oct. 20, is the third-annual Community Media Day, and the next day kicks off Free Speech Week.
I wanted to take a moment and thank the City of Brookings for all of the great work they're doing at Azalea Park.
The extent of the homeless issue in Brookings is appalling. I just moved back from Tacoma, Washington, where there is a homeless issue of the same magnitude. Tacoma is significantly larger, yet I can draw many parallels between the two communities. That is sad.
Time magazine devoted their entire September 23, 2019 double issue to climate change, only the fifth time in their publishing history to devote an entire issue to a single topic. Interestingly, 30 years ago, they also broke with tradition and named “Endangered Earth” as the Planet of the Yea…
Oct. 20 is the third-annual Community Media Day, and the next day kicks off Free Speech Week.
In the Fall of 2006 Harve Timeus, a recent retiree observed that the the roads and streams of the Siskiyou National Forest were littered with trash dump sites and abandoned vehicles.
I love driving by various churches on Sunday and seeing full parking lots. It seems that in recent years many people have moved away from attending, or being members of, church – no matter the denomination. There’s talk of “spirituality” vs. “religiosity.” The two definitely don’t have to be…
Low interest rates and quantitative easing should extend the stock market bubble and keep the debt-ridden U.S. consumer afloat until after the election. If President Trump obtains an interim trade deal with China until after the election, this should seal his re-election chances in 2020.
Dear Editor: A year ago, I wrote a letter to the editor predicting the nervous breakdown Trump is currently having. If you’ve heard him babble lately, you know I was right. Sad.
Dear Editor: Regarding the recent article in The Pilot about hikers who have intentionally left the park trails. I suggest the following signage be installed at all parks that have some element of danger to them:
Dear Editor: I was impressed with Christopher Paasch’s guest column in the Sept. 25 edition of The Pilot. The idea of redistributing special-district funds makes a lot of sense.
Dear Editor: At last week’s regularly scheduled City Council meeting, Port Orford voted to approve Resolution 2020-05 supporting Curry County’s declaration of a countywide housing emergency.
Dear Editor: First, the county commissioners have been looting money from the county’s Road Fund for use on non-road purposes, with no plan to ever repay it. Now, they’re attempting to raid the other Curry County taxing districts.
Dear Editor: A “short-term $1.2-million line of credit,” according to a story in The Pilot’s Oct. 2 issue, is another creative attempt to open the long-awaited South County Emergency Center, with its reported “projected annual operating cost of $4,929,000.”
A21 (Abolish Slavery in the 21st Century) is a nonprofit organization fueled by the heartfelt hope that human beings everywhere will be rescued from bondage and completely restored.
When you, the voters, rallied to create a special taxing district for your library, you permanently set us up to operate independently, free from oversight of other government agencies.
Having played piano for over 60 years, I often wake up with a song going through my head. I really paid attention, though, when it was the wonderful song by Jill Jackson-Miller, “Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.”
Dear Editor: September 24 is National Voter Registration Day. Just as you prepare for a new school year in the fall, or check the batteries in your smoke alarms, make sure your voter registration is up to date!
When you, the voter, elected me to this office, I promised to look at every facet of the county to try to find long-term fixes that will ensure the citizens are protected, and the county will be able to sustain itself financially and securely.
The future of KCIW, Curry Coast Community Radio, will be an important item on the Sept.23 Brookings City Council agenda.
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.
It’s a Friday, and the boat is all fueled up and ready for an offshore adventure chasing albacore on Saturday.
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: I enjoyed your article in Wednesday’s newspaper about the “port sampler” because I often see Trinity Sylvester when I go fishing in my kayak.
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: Thank you, Curry Coastal Pilot!
Dear Editor: Socialism does not work. It has never worked anywhere it was tried.
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.