This note is to Thank You for your efforts in assisting Oregon East Cycling, LLC dba Oregon Coast Railriders to establish an outlet in Tillamook county in 2016.  The Oregon Coast Scenic Train, Port of Tillamook Bay, Tillamook county commissioners, Tillamook Chamber of Commerce, Tourism, and …

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My grandfather, the OldOld Man, was made from special stock. World War II vet. All-American Quarterback. Father of three. And he was pure John Wayne, down to his diction. So much so, in fact, that his fellow church usher, Walt Stram, would always tell us about the time a member of the congre…

Would you like to know that the Garibaldi City Council has accomplished in the past two years? I can tell you.....Judy Riggs will get her street paved. Gaylord “Whitey” Forsman and Melissa Elmore successfully advocated to alter a covered shelter for the children of Garibaldi Grade School so …

I’ve been paying attention to the candidates running for Wheeler office. All are good people. The waterfront development has been the biggest issue here in Wheeler, and a large number of citizens have given testimony saying they think it is too big, with too many unknowns for our small bay c…

You have two candidates for a key position in your company. In her interview, Candidate One tells you what she’d do to address the important issues affecting the lives of your customers, your employees, and the conditions in your community that affect how your company can succeed or even exi…

Remembering the details of the recent fire event behind Bay City, namely the Pike Road Fire, we can be extremely thankful for the local resources who quickly went into action.  I counted 15 logging, excavation, and forest product companies who quickly surrounded the perimeter and kept it fro…

Suzanne Weber is accused by her opponent Debbie Boothe Schmidt of wanting to reduce school funding because of her stance on the Student Success Act or Corporate Activity (CAT Tax) affecting Oregon’s small businesses.  As a business consultant and tax preparer, I take issue with this accusation.

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Oregonians value our rural northwest way of life, so I’m delighted that Debbie Boothe-Schmidt wants to represent us in the state legislature. She’s immersed in our local communities as a mom, grandmother, union leader, and now as a small business owner. She’s been a community volunteer for y…

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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.

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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…

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Four years ago Republican senators were adamant about NOT electing a supreme court justice in an election year. At the time it was about nine months out from the presidential election.

I have some concern with the Neahkahnie school district’s decision to take advantage of the optional construction tax that the legislature granted to school districts in 2007. Of the 197 school districts in Oregon. Only 63 have chosen to burden their tax payers with this ever increasing tax/…

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…

We have known David Gomberg since he was first elected State Rep.  We have been impressed by his dedication to the well-being of local families and businesses and his ability to navigate the myriad issues facing our coastal communities.

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 …

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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…

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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…