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Mass shooting equal national media coverage qual calls for gun safety legislation equal calls from the gun lobby and its allies and legislators: “Don’t let them take our guns!” With a corresponding rise in gun sales, legislative inaction, another mass shooting, we’ve all seen and mourned. Is… Read more

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There are some interesting projects in progress up the hill. The Ollikainens are building a sauna; must be the Finnish in Olli coming out. And Ciel Downing had a concrete floor poured and stamped under the pavilion she built last summer. After the floor is stained, Ciel says it will be ready… Read more

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If you have a garden of substantial size, you probably have some ornamental bushes or shrubs in it. Shrubs can give order, boundaries, and definition to the garden as well as showy flowers of leaves. We all know how pretty rhododendron and azaleas can be in the spring, and the bees and hummi… Read more

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Tillamook Family Counseling Center will offering a “Question, Persuade, & Refer” (QPR) Gatekeeper training. The free workshop is slated from 10:00-11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 8, via Zoom. QPR Gatekeeper trainings are community mental health interventions that decrease the rate of suicide … Read more

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I had a nice chat the other day with Mary McGinniss, a recent addition to Rockaway Beach City Council. We were discussing some of the things we’d like to see here in town, and I told her how glad I was to learn that making beach access easier for people with limited mobility was on the list … Read more

I’ve heard that as you get older, three things happen. The first is your memory goes...and I can’t remember the other two! Raise your hand if this rings true for you. My hand is up. Waaaay up!  Read more

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Did you see the front-page Headlight Herald story about the two million honey bees that arrived a month or so ago?  There were 154 nucleus colonies and we were so pleased.  Most colonies had about ten thousand live bees plus at least two of their five frames covered with 6,000 unborn bees, b… Read more