I’ve been saddened by the recent letters to the editor regarding the Oroville School District and its employees. I am not interested in a back and forth in the newspaper, but I will address some insights about school systems in general, and Oroville, in particular.
Relicensing Enloe a question of economics
- Last week I had the chance to sit down with Rich Bowers and Gere Gillespie, two opponents of relicensing Enloe Dam. Bowers is Northwest Coordinator for the Hydropower Reform Coalition and Gillespie, a local environmentalist, probably best known as publisher of the Columbiana, an environmental newspaper.
75 YEARS AGO:
- May 28 – June 4, 1937
- Red Neal, while flying over Oroville Tuesday afternoon in his plane, was compelled to make a forced landing in Morris Rumsey field on the southeast of town.
New Nighthawk Port of Entry is nice, but…
- The new U.S. Port of Entry facility at Nighthawk is a technological wonder and features some nice touches, especially when it comes to renewable energy. The remote border crossing is the perfect place to take advantage of solar and wind energy. And to me the idea that the federal government will be able to sell back excess electricity into the grid makes a lot of sense
Amazing how much we can agree on
- About twice a year I get the chance to have lunch with our state representatives for the Seventh District, Joel Kretz from Wauconda and Shelly Short from Addy.
- It’s always pleasant to get together with these two legislators, even if our political philosophies are sometimes worlds apart.
75 YEARS AGO:
- May 14 – May 21, 1937:
- Baccalaureate services for, Molson Seniors, will be held Sunday May 30, in the Molson Community Church at 11 o’clock. Reverend Juday will deliver the message. There will also be music by the choir.
May Festival just the start
- We hope everyone enjoyed last weekend’s May Festival, it sure seemed as if everyone was having a good time. While Oroville’s longest running annual festival is a great time to get together with family and friends, it’s just the start of many spring and summer activities planned in the north end of our valley.
Oroville Chamber gets new, much needed partner for May Fest BBQ
- Can you believe that May Festival is this weekend? For the north county this event marks the start of a flurry of summertime happenings to come.
75 YEARS AGO:
- Friday, April 30-May 7, 1937
- Saturday and Sunday G. M. Scott moved his garage from the building on the west side of Main Street, which he has occupied for the past 18 years, to its new home on the east side of the street next to his service station.
‘Gridlock’ affects local, as well as national politics
- It’s comes as no surprise the Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives haven’t been getting along very well for the last decade or so. The word “compromise” went out the window a long time ago.
Poll of the Week
What can we do to help stop gun violence?
- Absolutely no restrictions on the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms (45%, 106 Votes)
- Better enforcement of the gun laws already in place (40%, 95 Votes)
- Increased spending on the treatment of mental illness (36%, 85 Votes)
- Improved, quicker system of federal background checks (26%, 62 Votes)
- Get rid of the gun show loophole, background checks for all gun purchases (24%, 57 Votes)
- Ban so-called "assault weapons" from private ownership (20%, 47 Votes)
- Ban all high-capacity magazines, limit capacity to 10 rounds (20%, 47 Votes)
- Restrict the private ownership of all guns (4%, 9 Votes)
Total Voters: 237