We have the opportunity to elect a commissioner that will fight for Tillamook County. Whether it’s public safety, getting our county budget in order, cutting red tape to allow new housing to be built to support our work force, or protecting the jobs in the farming, fishing and timber industr… Read more

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Pacific City, a beautiful stretch along the stunning Oregon Coast, prides itself in being “The Home of the Dory Fleet.” What is a dory? How did dory fishing develop into what it is today in Pacific City? Read more

The statistics are staggering: on average, four to five people are murdered by their intimate partners each day in America. Several hundred people are raped or sexually assaulted daily. But violence is much more than statistics. Intimate partner or domestic violence, dating violence, sexual … Read more

In their book “How Democracies Die,” Levitsky and Ziblkatt cite case studies where elected leaders were successful in destroying democracy. These studies included Germany and Italy in the 30s and Venezuela, Hungary and Turkey in more recent times. Almost invariably the first step by these le… Read more

No doubt we will be hearing much about socialism in the next couple of months – most of it negative. The problem is that the word has acquired multiple emotional meanings, compounded by the fact that several despicable regimes both past and present have expropriated it into the name of their… Read more

In a time when state and national politics have hit an all-time low in terms of civility and mutual respect, we want our campaigns for Tillamook County Commissioner to be positive. We are committed to running campaigns based on issues and not character assassination. This commitment to one a… Read more

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Lingering like a goof while Tillamook School District 9’s new crop of teachers participated in a brain development activity, new Assistant Superintendent Curt Shelley introduced himself to me and we chatted in his office for a few minutes as he shared some of his insight about the new school year. Read more


I would like to respond to the public comments and correspondence the Board of Commissioners received as a result of our decision on Aug. 29 to reject all bids that were submitted for the operation of the Manzanita Transfer Station. Read more

“You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.” Read more

Deep into the fluffiest pancakes either of us have ever had the honor of experiencing, Katie-Lady and I were interrupted by a woman a table away wanting to talk about palm oil. Read more

In the July 4 edition of the Headlight-Herald you published a letter from Diane Colcord titled “The kind of America I believe in.” It was exactly the kind of letter I would expect from someone who gets their “news” from CNN, MSNBC, New York Times and other purveyors of “fake news,” or more a… Read more

How much time do we all spend picking up garbage that other people drop? How much time do we all spend lugging our recyclables to CART’M or other recycling centers? How much time do we all spend helping to maintain a park, or a community center, or a nature reserve, or even a cemetery? It’s … Read more


Aug. 17-19 will find the NW Old Iron Club of Tillamook hosting the Northwest Regional Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Assn. (EDGETA) Show at the Blue Heron French Cheese Co. We anticipate more exhibitors and visitors to the show as the Northwest Region includes Alaska, Washington, Oregon, I… Read more