Dear Editor: Thank you, Curry Coastal Pilot!

Reading the recent Wednesday and Saturday papers, the active, event-hungry denizens of our southern Oregon coast were given details about the Monarch Butterfly Festival, the Turtle Rock and Grass Festival, the Second Saturday Art Walk, the last Azalea Park Concert of the season, a parade in Pistol River, the play in Gold Beach. Thank you.

And our horizons have recently been expanded with the increased coverage of events in Crescent City.

Compare this weekend to the previous. On Friday morning, Sept. 30, I went down to the port to fax something. Then I stumbled upon the Slam’n Salmon Festival. Others that I spoke to also had stumbled upon it. Which reminded me of the weekend of the Azalea Festival, which included Dog Days at the port. I spoke to a few people walking their dogs at the event who had no idea that Dog Days was going on. Usually there are multiple entries for the doggy contests. This year, there were one or two entrants.

And so a message to The Pilot, and the event hosts and organizers - the paper providing a comprehensive event calendar is far superior to the alternative: searching for and scrolling through multiple websites or calling venues. We may be an active community, but we can get tired of digging for this information.

I admit, I was beginning to get discouraged with the changes in the paper. The reporting is different, but appears to be good and expanding. I’m looking forward to see how it develops. With the better event coverage, I am once again very happy to have a subscription to the Curry Coastal Pilot.

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