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home : letters : letters July 22, 2017

5/30/2017 12:56:00 PM
Letters to the Editor 05/31/2017

To the Editor:

Roundabouts are easy.

When you come to a roundabout entrance portal, look to your left. If there is a vehicle coming with clear intent to go through your entrance portal, THAT VEHICLE has the right-of-way. Not you. And not you EVEN IF you are on Highway 20 East and they are traversing the roundabout from West Barclay to McKinney Butte. Highway 20 DOES NOT HAVE any sort of "priority" in the roundabout.

I've already witnessed people who don't seem to know this almost cause accidents.

If there is not a vehicle coming towards your entrance portal, you may proceed into the roundabout.

By the way - you MUST signal when exiting the roundabout. That's a state law. I know folks in Bend who have gotten tickets for not signaling when exiting. It's a good idea, too, because it lets those on the adjacent entrance portal know that they can likely proceed into the roundabout since you are not staying in the roundabout.

Bottom line, cars IN the roundabout have absolute right-of-way.

It's not hard.

Matt Wessel


To the Editor:

The other day while walking along behind Les Schwab Tire I couldn't help but notice all the "despicable" little animals across the street in the big vacant lot. After observing their behavior for a while I decided to call them "press rats."

It was like mass confusion as their little legs, tails erect, propelled them to and fro as though looking for an opportunity to generate the latest fake news. Every once in a while a group of them, as though alerted to a breaking story, would scurry back into there "deep state" holes praying that an impeach-worthy "anonymous" tip was finally found. In general it became obvious these press rats loved to dig up worthless dirt everywhere they could find it. One crazed press rat in particular, I named it Rachel, would dive in and out of its hole constantly, seemingly desperate to find that nugget of hope for credibility and fame. I later did some research on the press rats and found them to be true liberal rats as well; so against right to life they will even eat their own young. Who would have thought watching these "despicable" little animals would be such an interesting analogy to everyday events?

Jeff Mackey


To the Editor:

Wow. Congrats people of Sisters Country. My hat's off to you if I ever wear one.

I just found out that our young, brave entrepreneurial folks with the skydiving business at Eagle Air pulled stakes and are now operating in Madras. I was surprised to find this out, but upon reflecting, who could blame them? We certainly did an awful lot of that while they were here. Doing business, bringing in business to Sisters. But alas, the "not-in-my-backyard" folks ran them off.

I work next to the airport. I live four miles outside of our sweet, beautiful town of Sisters. I never experienced the "noise pollution" that some did, thinking there might be a hearing problem on my part. No, I hear fine. I read so many outraged neighbors in The Nugget regarding the noise disrupting their tranquility. I have to wonder, did they know there was an airport nearby when they bought or rented? And the noise an airport makes. What if it was a train station, and more trains came through due to a new business? Where does it end? Where will you

take it?

Our house, like many, is in a flight path of our gem of an airport. Again, noise pollution? NO. I do hear the traffic on Highway 20 though. Now maybe I can rile up some neighbors and we can put a stop to that.

People of the universe, we are not alone. We live, work and hopefully thrive with each other. Consider the ripple effect. I felt ashamed and saddened by this loss. This behavior is not something to be proud of.

Linda Peck

Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Article comment by: Shannon Chesney

Thank you Linda Peck for your article. Very truthful in what you stated. Shame on you City of Sisters residents that chased this business away - when we clearly need it, more business more people move in and everybody receives the benefit, schools, taxes, (although they are very high) and so on. It is sad that we have people that narrow-minded. I don't think the skydiving business made that much noise -not anymore than we have other functions in town that make a tremendous amount of noise. Just saying

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