A demonstrated commitment to serve combined with the tools and experience needed for effective leadership…this defines Doug Olson, candidate for Tillamook People’s Utility District Director, Subdivision 1. I support Doug because of the skills and experience he brings to the table. Read more

Why have the community of Garibaldi taken our concerns to the Headlight. Herald? Because our Mayor, city manager and staff and 2 city council members have not addressed our concerns over the last year. We wanted a voice and we haven't gotten it. So, please bear with us as we try to regain ou… Read more

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Usually my column for the week before Halloween is about spiders and their helpfulness in the garden. But Joe Warren did such a nice job talking about spiders in the October 7th issue that I thought I would find a new scary topic this year: bats! Read more

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I chatted with Assistant to the Fire Chief Mickey Hays recently about backyard burning. The burn ban was lifted October 10, but there is no free for all, Hays explained. Burn permits are required and are available for free online. Go to nrfpd.com to complete and print yours. It authorizes on… Read more

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There are 24 new personalized bricks on the walkway to the Barbara Bennett Community Center. Chris Spence spearheaded the fundraising drive to add more bricks to the apron in front of the building. These new bricks brought in $1,200 for the care and maintenance of the community center. Chris… Read more

I am an avid believer in our waterways, the recreation they provide, and that water safety is essential. I also support a variety of physical exercise and the benefits, but I also believe, more importantly, that everyone is entitled to reap these and all the benefits of publicly funded progr… Read more

Community, friends and neighbors, first, I love having people voice their concerns, I seek and demand transparency and let’s get answers. It’s been voiced there is mischief around the bond measure. Specifically, why are we hearing this now and the operating budget for the new pool, so I did … Read more

I write this letter today sad, confused and with a heavy heart. Why would any person send (through the mail) a package filled with garbage to a local resident running for public office? I just don’t understand this kind of behavior. We all have the right to disagree, but who does something s… Read more

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Over the last two-plus years on the city council in Garibaldi, I am pleased to endorse Tim Hall for Mayor. Tim has been instrumental in working with ODOT getting the speed limit reduced through the community. This project was started in the late 90s and has seemed to hit road blocks from ODO… Read more

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Thanks to Sonya Kazen for writing with good advice for voters. She reminds us to be sure to sign our ballot envelope and to deliver our ballots to a ballot drop box. In south Tillamook County, these are located at Kiawanda Community Center in Pacific City and across U.S. Highway 101 from Cen… Read more

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Many thanks to Sally McGee for the news that Cape Meares resident Lana Hechtman Ayers has had three poems published in the latest issue of the prestigious “Buddhist Poetry Review.” Lana is a gifted poet, a publisher and the leader of Writers’ Meet-Up where local writers gather (virtually) an… Read more

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Greetings Bay City!  I have been offline for a couple of weeks, but I’m back at my desk just in time to send out several important announcements from City Hall and beyond.  Mayor David McCall and the City Council are pleased to announce that Roy Markee has joined the City as our new Public W… Read more