Op-Ed: TimberMill Shores CUP

Op-Ed: TimberMill Shores CUP

Op-Ed Commentary by, Robert J. Shaw, Managing Partner of TimberMill Shores

Dear Fellow Citizens, I write you today asking for your support of the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) application for the DHS facility at TimberMill Shores. While there has been vocal opposition to this application by Sky Lakes Medical Center and Klamath Works, I am hopeful you can recognize that the vision of Klamath Works is only one of many visions present in this community. I will provide you…

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Op-Ed: Klamath County’s Giving Spirit

Op-Ed: Klamath County’s Giving Spirit

Op-Ed Commentary by, E. Werner Reschke, Oregon State Representative House District 56

Klamath Community College was founded in 1996 by forward thinking individuals. KCC is one of a network of 17 community colleges in Oregon. (Visit KCC’s Founders Hall to learn more about these men and women). The community college model and purpose differs from a traditional four-year university, which selects individuals who meet their criteria to attend…

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Letter to the Editor: Reschke’s Got It All Wrong About Legalizing Marijuana

Letter to the Editor: Reschke’s Got It All Wrong About Legalizing Marijuana

Letter to the Editor by, Valerie Lenardson, Klamath Falls, Ore.

Reading Reschke’s op-ed piece, left me speechless. He states that legalizing retail locations in KFalls will increase the use of marijuana.  He has absolutely no proof of this statement.  I am not a user of marijuana, but I want the ‘choice’.  He blames the current rate decline of graduation on …

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Letter to the Editor: Why We Need to Say Yes to Measure 18-112 and Measure 102

Letter to the Editor: Why We Need to Say Yes to Measure 18-112 and Measure 102

Letter to the Editor by, Valerie Lenardson, Klamath Falls, Ore.

I recently canvassed for the ‘Get Out the Vote’ in the Mills district and was appalled by some of the living conditions that I found people living in.  I found sidewalks in much of the area to be neglected and dangerous.  Many of the homes I attempted to call on were not safe to go up the steps to the front door and therefore I had to mark the home as ‘inaccessible’. 

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Op-Ed: The Real Cost of Marijuana

Op-Ed: The Real Cost of Marijuana

Op-Ed Commentary by, E. Werner Reschke, Oregon State Representative House District 56

You probably have been told about the wonderful things that could happen in Klamath Falls if the people would vote to “lift the ban” on the recreational retail sale of marijuana. At first blush, the idea may actually sound good — expanding liberty (letting people choose for themselves) and adding revenue to our budget-strapped schools and law enforcement. However, retail marijuana is a short-term band-aid to address serious budgeting issues.

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Op-Ed: Our Dam Problem

Op-Ed: Our Dam Problem

Op-Ed Commentary by, Dennis Linthicum, Oregon Senator, District 28 - Klamath Falls

Current and future Oregonians are, and should continue to be, beneficiaries of the monumental achievements in water infrastructure that has created Oregon’s exemplary agricultural economy. The proposed removal of the four PacifiCorp dams, including the J. C. Boyle dam in Oregon, will destroy that very infrastructure.

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Op-Ed: This Day in the Life of a Klamath Project Farmer

Op-Ed: This Day in the Life of a Klamath Project Farmer

Op-Ed Commentary by, Scott Seus

It was epic. Two mint harvesters working into the sunset, with Mt. Shasta on the horizon and a fiery orange haze in the air. The photographer from the San Francisco Chronicle jumped at the invitation to get on the cab of Terryn’s combine. Combine surfing wasn’t what I had in mind, but I guess when you’re in the moment and you love your job, you go to great measures to achieve your goals.

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Op-Ed: Letter in Opposition to Dam Removal Along the Klamath River

Op-Ed: Letter in Opposition to Dam Removal Along the Klamath River

Op-Ed Commentary by, E. Werner Reschke, State Representative District 56 of Oregon.

I stand in firm opposition to dam removal along the Klamath River. For multiple generations these dams have provided exemplary flood control, and abundance of clean, renewable, reliable and affordable power for the region, in addition to recreational enjoyment.

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Op-Ed: Political Theater

Op-Ed: Political Theater

Op-Ed Commentary by, E. Werner Reschke, State Representative, District 56

The Governor has called a special session of the Oregon legislature for the week of May 21st. According to the Governor, the purpose of this special session is to pass one bill which will address an “obvious inequity in Oregon’s tax system”. With the changes to the Federal Tax code passed by President Trump in 2018…

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Editorial: Smart Meters are Coming

Editorial: Smart Meters are Coming

If you are like me, you probably have received a letter from Pacific Power about the installation of a new smart meter on your home or business. I just received mine today and, in a nutshell, the letter provides me an overview of what is going on with the update, how the update is being performed and when to expect the installation.

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Op-Ed: Ballots are Coming

Op-Ed: Ballots are Coming

Op-Ed Commentary by, Dennis Richardson, Oregon Secretary of State

Ballots for the 2018 Primary Election are now in the mail, and here are answers to 10 of the most frequently asked questions from Oregonians about the election.

1. If you believe you are registered to vote but have not received your ballot by May 4, call your local elections office.

2. You can track your ballot at oregonvotes.gov/myvote.

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Op-Ed: Our First Amendment Rights Depend on the Second

Op-Ed: Our First Amendment Rights Depend on the Second

Op-Ed Commentary by E. Werner Reschke

The tragic deaths of 17 students in Parkland, Florida is a grim reality we must all face. In addition to the tribulation, once again we hear the political rhetoric that guns are bad, therefore guns should be banned. The idea of keeping children safe while at school is one in which we all can agree. However, banning guns from law abiding citizens runs contrary to a foundational principle that as Americans we have a natural right to protect ourselves — and the right to bear arms.

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