I am confident Andrea Goss will be an outstanding board member for Tillamook School District 9. It was a pleasure for me to work with Andrea on the Board of Directors for “Tides of Change” and as volunteers together for the Warming Center. Andrea is a positive, energetic person who has a str…

We need incumbent Jack Boom on the North County Recreation District Board of Directors. He is our go to member on the new pool construction project that includes bond and funding. This is not the time to change board members. Jack has been on the point on all the improvements we have made. T…

I am writing in regard to the March 2 Guest Column by Robin Kostrikin. The gist of this rant, as I understand it, is that the scientific, clinical, and public health community, and especially Dr. Anthony Fauci are part of a diabolical scheme to foist unproven and unsafe vaccines on the Ameri…

I am excited to let you know that I am running for Tillamook School Board, Position #1. I’m running because I sincerely care about the success of our children and I believe that I can help make a difference in their lives. I have spent 15 years as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in…

I have an interesting fact for her regarding asparagus. I used to have a restaurant in the mountains in Grant county. Being an asparagus lover,myself, we used to serve asparagus often as a veggie with the dinners. We had a large number of tame rabbits living in our back yard. Uneaten food wa…

I received my first vaccine shot yesterday. I have to applaud the Tillamook County Community Health Center for their outstanding organization of the vaccine distribution. I filled out their form on line and submitted it. Some weeks later I received a phone call and was given an appointment. …

"Water Is Life" says a sign in my neighbor's yard. Lives of people on the North Coast are in jeopardy, because our drinking water sources are in danger. Many previously-forested areas which provided our sources of drinking water are now bare acres of stumps, due to clearcutting. In addition,…

Freedom of speech has limits. Jill Williams in her letter with the heading "Hypocrisy runs deep" made the statement "Freedom of speech has no limit!" and that's incorrect. Slander and libel are two instances that come to mind, but there's more. Words that one speaks have consequences and the…

Why isn't there a single source of information in tillamook County to covey info about our covid vac program? A daily situation report provided by the tch dept. could alleviate a lot of confusion and anxieaty. Such reports could answer questions and provide basic info such as 1. How many vac…

For the past 5 years my wife Darcy and I have had an unbelievable opportunity to live and work in the Tillamook community. A GIANT thank you to the YMCA and the Tillamook Creamery for giving us the honor of working with each of these amazing organizations. We have met so many genuinely fanta…

If you have read the letters to the editor for the past two weeks you have heard some of both sides of the story. Although it’s complicated and I don’t pretend to understand it completely, there seems to me one important clarification that needs to be said. Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc. AR…

In response to several letters about censorship, lying is perfectly legal under the constitutionally protected “free speech” amendment. If it weren’t, all the corporate news stations would be in trouble. As far as censorship goes, a private company can make any laws it wants for persons who …

Why is Tillamook County near the bottom in receiving vaccinations? As of today, January 19th, according to the Oregon Health COVID - People Vaccinated by County website, Tillamook ranks fourth from the bottom with 422 vaccinations per 10,000 population. Only Douglas, Malheur, and Columbia co…

I read with interest the article about a local woman who was banned from Facebook for expressing her beliefs, with subsequent quotes from her decrying what she perceived as her loss of her freedom of speech, while the article was quick to use the word, “Censorship”. I have seen this floating…

It was good news to read in the Herald that a volunteer group dedicated a work day to Kilchis Point Reserve. It is always a joy to be a part of Tillamook County history. A bit of a puzzlement and concern to see the group without masks, but maybe that was just for the photo. The volunteer eff…

I was shocked to read the many letters in last week’s paper publicly flogging the editor for publishing the article “Big Tech Censorship Hits Home”. The vitriol that the writers of these letters had for the woman in the article and for the editor who dared to publish her story was alarming.

In regards to the story about Ms. Jacob being censored by facebook I feel the need to come to Mr. Warren’s defense. I think he was just trying to layout the facts without expressing an opinion. It is up to us to form our own opinions based on those facts. I am personally grateful to the head…