Slow down on Highway 43

We have been having major issues with speeding on Marylhurst off of Highway 43.

It is a huge hill and the speed is 25 miles per hour.

We live on Midhill. I have contacted the department of water and power about speed signs, but to no avail. We have had West Linn police clock people at 40 to 60 mph down our street. We have had two dogs killed in front of our house.

What does it take to get help? A child, an adult?

We are posting our own signs tomorrow afternoon (Aug. 5) to try and slow these people down. We have had children here playing and a ball goes into the street, they could never stop doing 45 mph.

We scream and yell at speeders but they are going too fast to hear us.

Please, we really need someone to help us with this cause. We have children, driveways, that all come out to this street just in front of our houses. What if that was a person crossing that street? When my grandkids were here we had to pull them back because someone was going so fast we could not cross to go to the park.

I know that one of the people who killed a dog pulled over and came running up to me to see what he hit. He was in shock, hoping it wasn't a person, it was at night.

We will be putting these signs up tomorrow afternoon (Aug. 5). Please help us spread the word; next time it could be a child. Please help us!

There have been too many close calls on our street. We need help! Thank you, please help our neighborhood be safe.

Barbara Langford

West Linn

Welcome back KISN as a Web station

I really enjoyed the feature " KISN finds new life as a Web station" (BOOM! July edition insert in the Lake Oswego Review Aug. 1.)

They were at the top of the radio station charts when I was growing up here in Portland. Every night, a bunch of us would go downtown to stand on the corner of Southwest 10th and Burnside Street and watch "Tiger" Tom Murphy spin the 45s on his show. It was a great time to be alive.

At Christmas time we would go and watch the KISN "carol tree" from our cars, which was set up every Christmas and whose lights changed colors with the octaves of the music while listening to KISN on our car radio.

Now, we can listen to the same great music and some of the original DJs online by typing in It brings back lots of wonderful memories.

As your article pointed out, morning guy Roger W. Morgan is on from 6 to 9 a.m. weekdays, "Tiger" Tom Murphy is in the 9 to noon slot, Roger Hart from noon to 3 p.m., Dave "Records" Stone 3 to 7 p.m. and night guy Pat Pattee, midnight to 6 a.m.

We were all very disappointed when the FCC took KISN off the air, leaving a big void in radio broadcasting in the Portland market. KGW radio picked up the listeners after a period and now we can once again enjoy great music and great memories on the Web.

Louis H. Bowerman

Southeast Portland

‘Comeback stories worth appreciating’ on salmon

A good idea never gets old. Sixty-thousand Oregon school kids over the years and the Portland-based World Salmon Council can attest to that.

Under the Oregon-originated Salmon Watch program, students in Portland and the Mid-Columbia Gorge witness the yearly cycle of salmon returning to spawn in local streams. Ironically, both salmon and Salmon Watch are comeback stories worth appreciating.

Salmon Watch began in 1993, created by Oregon Trout with ambitious goals: to show the interdependence of humans and the ecosystem, helping young people better understand the value of native fish populations and how healthy spawning runs indicate healthy watersheds. Students also work on projects aimed at protecting native fish and their streams. Along the way, salmon watchers learn about the important connection between salmon and Northwest tribal culture.

Despite two decades of visibility and public/private support Salmon Watch nearly went extinct. Oregon Trout transformed into the Freshwater Trust and Salmon Watch no longer fit the organizational mission. Happily, the program still held meaning for volunteers and staffers who managed Salmon Watch. In response, they created a 501(c)(3) nonprofit solution: The World Salmon Council now continues this effort.

Gov. Kitzhaber thinks so highly of Salmon Watch he just renewed the public endorsement he issued in 1997. Partners in the private and public sectors are back. They include Portland General Electric, the federal Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, Oregon’s Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Clackamas River chapter of Trout Unlimited. Volunteers this year will accompany Oregon students on several dozen trips to the water’s edge. Salmon Watch has been reinvigorated, as it should be.

Twenty years on, Salmon Watch offers a comeback story that proves the point: A good idea never gets old.

Mark Sanchez


Wizer is valuable citizen

We've been involved with Mr. Wizer for more than 35 years. He has been an extremely valuable citizen to our community by being giving of himself and his assets to Lake Oswego, Our Lady of the Lake, La Salle High School, St. Agatha's, University of Portland, etc.

If a shopper needed a product and he did not carry it, it would be ordered and delivered. The same for his charities. We, the people of LO, have become beneficiaries of his warm generosity. Peter Ebert

Lake Oswego

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