News and Opinion from Sisters, Oregon

Articles written by Rod Bonacker

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  • Dam-breaching must be on the table in power discussions

    Rod Bonacker, Correspondent|Updated Mar 3, 2020

    Governor Brown’s letter to Washington Governor Jay Inslee calls for “facilitating thoughtful collaborations” to “help minimize and mitigate for potential harm to other vital sectors” including reliable power systems, continued water supplies for agriculture, and efficient and affordable ways to get commodities to market. This is hardly a radical idea. Every time someone of influence begins a discussion of the Columbia/Snake River dams and their adverse effects to salmon and steelhead, vested interests clamor that dam-breachin... Full story

  • Opinion A second look at the Squaw Creek swap

    Rod Bonacker|Updated Apr 23, 2002

    Your article on the proposed Squaw Creek land exchange legislation was timely and thoughtful. The Sisters community should appreciate you bringing this proposal out into the light, as it is likely the only public scrutiny that this exchange will receive. No one in the community, not the Forest Service, nor those who use and love this area have a seat at the table where this deal is being made. It is not my intent to question efforts to protect lands on Steens Mountain. The exchange is simply a bad bargain for Sisters resident... Full story

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