Madras Opinions

February 25, 2015

County: stick to its guns on demanding road access to new…

by Holly M. Gill
By Holly M. Gill Editor Nearly six years ago, property owners in northeastern Jefferson County approached the County Commission with the idea of a land swap to create two wilderness areas —…
February 25, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Such helpful veterans To the Editor, I would like to thank some Veterans from the VFW for coming to my aid from the windstorm on Feb. 5. I had a tree fall on the end of my house. Len Parsons…
February 19, 2015

Kitzhaber brought scandal on himself

by Central Oregonian
With his welcome decision to resign on Friday, Gov. John Kitzhaber’s personal house of cards came tumbling down. His abdication was assisted by a hard push from leaders of his own party, and…
February 19, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Question power project To the Editor, Regarding the “Monroe hydro-electric” project. Sad that such a good idea, being successfully implemented in other locales, has been so undermined by the…
February 11, 2015

Everyone's right: grandparenting rocks

by Holly M. Gill
By Holly M. Gill Managing Editor For years, I've watched as friends and co-workers have become grandparents, and have wondered if grandparenthood could possibly be as amazing as they have…
February 04, 2015

Seahawk fans not the only ones fighting tears

by Tony Ahern
Oh, Super Bowl Sunday. How we love you. It’s a day dedicated to America’s favorite pasttime, our obsession:?football. But more, it’s a celebration of America, a daylong television event, hours…
February 04, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Postal idea To the Editor, Not long ago, there was an article in the Bend Bulletin saying that the U.S. Postal Service is planning on closing the mail sorting station in Bend in July. They said…
January 28, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
A column written by Tony Ahern in the Jan. 21 Pioneer inspired some feedback. The gist of the column was this:?it is understood why some people aren’t supporters of the president for various…
January 28, 2015

Rework federal land payment programs

by Holly M. Gill
By Holly M. Gill Managing Editor For more than 100 years, states and counties with national forest lands within their boundaries have been receiving 25 percent of the revenue from the sale of…
January 21, 2015

Disdain for Obama? Ask yourself why

by Tony Ahern
Intrigued by politics — and proud to be a lifelong resident of the American rural West, where anti-Obamaism is as common as pickup trucks — I’ll sometimes ask an individual making their…

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Jan 07, 2015

You know you want to, so commit to living healthier

by Holly M. Gill
By Holly M. Gill Whether I write them down or outline them in my head, New Year's resolutions are always on my mind when January rolls around. Fresh calendars and appointment books are like…
Jan 07, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Lions very helpful To the Editor, As the administrator for East Cascade Retirement Community, Memory Care building, I had a resident that was using hearing aids. Her aids were very old and one…




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