King City's Opinions

June 26, 2015

Searching close to home for new PCC leader might be wise move

by Pamplin Media Group
Oregon’s largest public institution of higher education is looking for a new president. For the sake of this region’s students, workers and businesses, we all should hope Portland Community…
June 26, 2015

There are definitely some pluses in being a senior citizen

by Isabel Torrey
Every so often I read or see or hear media reports on tragic accidents caused by 80-plus-year-old drivers who mistake the gas pedal for the brake and plow through store fronts and/or into…
June 26, 2015

Are you prepared for Fourth of July activities?

by Chief Chuck Fessler
During the past month the King City Police Department has seen its calls for service increase by 25 percent with part of this increase due to the nice weather that we have had. The first good…
June 26, 2015

King City resident wonders why there is a recall effort for KCCA…

by Peg Beckwith
In mid-April, a petition to hold a meeting and recall the KCCA Board of Directors was circulated. I did not sign it because there were no reasons given for why this action was necessary. At…
June 26, 2015

Generation gap just keeps growing

by Lynn S. Turner
"Grandma, what is a curb feeler?" There is no greater example of generation gap than when conversations take place with a great-grandchild. Some examples: Grandma to child: "You’ve got a blue…
June 01, 2015

PERS ruling pushes state to the edge of financial disaster

by Pamplin Media Group
Oregon has a mere two years to avert fiscal disaster — and its leaders must acknowledge both the depth of the problem and the need to act before it’s too late. A disappointing Oregon Supreme…
June 01, 2015

When Mount St. Helens blew, columnist interviewed one of the…

by Isabel Torrey
Isabel Torrey tracked down Seattle TV cameraman after the May 18, 1980, eruption Those who remember events of 35 years ago will recall that on, or near, today’s date back in 1980, Mount St.…
June 01, 2015

Remember that scammers are always at work

by Chief Chuck Fessler
As a reminder, on June 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the King City Police Department along with Pride Disposal Company will host a free document shredding event at King City City Hall. This is an…
June 01, 2015

Ways to enjoy wildlife refuge are almost endless, especially in…

by Pam Farris
“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” (John Muir) I took a bird walk on the refuge recently with a Backyard Birdshop group. We had an unusual incident happen. A…
June 01, 2015

Podiatrist thanks everyone who donated shoes to Soles4Soles

by Ejiro Isiorho
To the Editor: We’d like to thank you for your participation in Soles4Souls 2015. The Oregon Podiatric Medical Association partnered with Soles4Souls to distribute new and gently worn shoes to…

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Jun 01, 2015

Wildlife refuge's annual bird festival is right around the…

by Pam Farris
May has arrived, and this is a great time to visit the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge. The seasonal trail has reopened, and this is prime time for songbirds - many have begun nesting…