In the City of Garibaldi there have been ongoing issues with city corruption, misuse of funds, illegal financing of System Development Charges (SDC’s) as outlined in an article by Council member Tim Hall, in the Headlight Herald “Letters to the Editor” section on July 1, 2020. The fee struct…

I am writing about the mayor’s criticism of Randy Kugler.  I want to address the issue concerning payment of the City Manager from the Water Bureau funds.  Randy was City Manager in Manzanita for 8 years and is familiar with the amount of time spent handling duties and recognized that 50% wa…

It is unfortunate that this one small but effective thing we can all do, wearing a mask when around those not in our household, has become a bone of contention. Sometimes, doing something for the greater good is more important than asserting an individual right. By wearing a mask when you ar…

It is unfortunate that this one small but effective thing we can all do, wearing a mask when around those not in our household, has become a bone of contention. Sometimes, doing something for the greater good is more important than asserting an individual right. By wearing a mask when you ar…

This was posted on Facebook’s Garibaldi Bulletin and at the post office: THIS IS NOT A CITY-SPONSORED EVENT We were disappointed to hear the Garibaldi Days weekend was cancelled, especially since we spent eight months making a float to enter into the parade.

Local citizens, wildlife and plants are under constant threat to their health from timber companies spraying the extensive clear cuts in Tillamook and Clatsop counties with herbicides. Even though the science shows that diverse species creates a healthier forest, chemicals continue to be use…

Your letter to the editor shows a common misconception of the idea of wearing a mask, the mask is not to protect you from other people. Don’t feel bad, it is a commonly misunderstood as an infringement of your right, but in reality, it is actually keeping you from harmi  ng others or to prot…

MS. Johnson of Tillamook has written a complaint about wearing masks and questions whether they do harm or good to keep us healthy. These are good questions that need to be addressed, and I’d like to do so, but just in the context of the virus that causes the Covid-19 disease.

Tillamook PUD provides a great service for its customers. Their ability to return power to us during storms is heroic but for a long time, they have been on the wrong side of the Columbia River salmon declines. Power is incredibly important, but healthy salmon populations are also important …

In 2020 the world is facing two crises, global warming with long term consequences and the Covid-19 pandemic with short term consequences. Sadly for the world, we have a man in the White House who is incompetent to handle either. At some point he has labeled both of them as hoaxes. Consider …

This is my opinion on the face masks being mandatory, did anyone ever stop and ask themselves if this really is a good idea? I think not, yes if people want to wear them its there choice i shouldn’t have to be forced to wear one in a store or get threatened to pay a fine for not wearing one.

Reference July 1, 2020, Get the facts, but get all of them by Tim Hall, City Councilor, City of Garibaldi.  Garibaldi City Council did approve Resolution 2015-06 in June 2015.  Was the City manager so inept as to neglect the fact that he helped the city council develop the resolution that wh…

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Mr. Hurliman has recently voiced a valid point about preservation of history. As has been said, those who ignore history may end up repeating it; it needs to be studied far more than it is. There are various ways of preserving history, one being by way of monuments. The problem with a monume…

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I am extremely disappointed in my mayor, Judy Riggs who felt compelled to write an article encouraging the people of Garibaldi to “look at all the facts” related to the recall of city council member Paul Daniels. That’s appropriate and always a good reminder when voting.

To condone actions of people who are destroying our statues our businesses and disrespecting our law enforcement, is unconscionable. The people who are protesting without full knowledge of an issue, are providing cover for unlawful people, who are doing the looting and burning of property. A…

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This is a letter in support of Paula Tucker. Ms. Tucker’s integrity was recently questioned in an editorial by Mayor Riggs and a letter by Paul Daniels. Ms. Tucker has served on the Garibaldi City Council, is currently (19 years) on the 911 Board of Directors and is an active member of the N…