Tag Archives: Land Use

Manage forests, or watch them burn — Opinion

For many Western city dwellers, wildfires just got personal. For those who had not witnessed the blast-furnace heat and the eye-stinging smoke of a wildfire along with the mass destruction of timber, homes, businesses and wildlife, last week was a learning experience. Nearly every corner of the West was on fire. Source: Manage forests, or […]
Read More »

Industrial Operations Halted In Fire-Plagued Southwest Oregon

The Oregon Department of Forestry has taken a rare fire-prevention measure on land it protects in the southwest part of the state. All industrial actions are prohibited under an order that took effect Friday. Waivers may be considered on a case-by-case basis for extremely low risk operations. Source: Industrial Operations Halted In Fire-Plagued Southwest Oregon . […]
Read More »

Our view: Seaside’s urban renewal plans not an overreach

Comment period should be extended. It is a truism in the news business and a source of frustration to local officials everywhere that most of the public doesn’t take notice of comment periods and other chances to weigh-in on important government matters until it’s too late — or almost too late — for it to […]
Read More »

Guest column: County and state should support efficient irrigation

I first learned about water law in the early 1970s as a young associate attorney at Gray, Fancher, Holmes, and Hurley (now Bryant Lovlien & Jarvis) where Brad Fancher gave me a brief tutorial on water law and sent me off to attend the Arnold Irrigation District (AID) monthly board meetings. Over time, I became […]
Read More »

Critics claim ruling allows payoffs for farm impacts

Appeals court ruling under scrutiny. Critics claim an Oregon Court of Appeals ruling will undermine farmland protections by allowing developers to pay off farmers rather than avoid disrupting agricultural practices. The state is joined by the Oregon Farm Bureau and the 1,000 Friends of Oregon conservation group in asking the Oregon Supreme Court to overturn […]
Read More »

You Can Camp With Goats While Watching The Eclipse And Fighting Corporate Expansion

-A McMinnville Farmer Is Raising Money With Farm Animals For A Legal Battle In November.- There are lots of different events around the state in preparation for Monday’s solar eclipse. Special deals on camping sites and entire music festivals are gonna roll into town just to watch the moon completely block the sun. Source: You Can […]
Read More »

Critics claim ruling allows pay-offs for farm impacts

Critics claim an Oregon Court of Appeals ruling will undermine farmland protections by allowing developers to pay off farmers rather than avoid disrupting agricultural practices. The State of Oregon is joined by the Oregon Farm Bureau and the 1,000 Friends of Oregon conservation group in asking the Oregon Supreme Court to overturn that decision. Source: […]
Read More »

Editorial: Some housing ideas are better than others

No matter how much some people wish, Bend is not going to freeze in time. It’s going to grow. The question is: How should it grow? Some of the policies the city is considering to increase the supply of housing are better than others. The goal of this new policy batch is to create more […]
Read More »

State board rejects third bridge decision, sends it back to Salem City Hall

A state appeals board has sent land-use changes for a third traffic bridge back to Salem City Hall, stalling the Salem River Crossing proposal. Source: State board rejects third bridge decision, sends it back to Salem City Hall

Homeless camp residents want answers in land management plan

Road closures east of Redmond prompt confusion between camps and council. The dust that covers the dirt roads east of Redmond clings to everything.It’s dry and powdery and kicks up in large puffs as you walk down the maze of beaten paths. Source: Homeless camp residents want answers in land management plan; Road closures east […]
Read More »