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In 2011 it was Prineville’s first experience in hosting the Run To The Cascades motorcycle rally.  According to Aaron Myhra/Fonzie Productions Inc. (Event Promoter), who acquired the rights to the event, it was a success and positive for the community.  The rally was resurrected after being absent for 10 years. However, there were a few reports […]

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“Redux” is often used in literature and film with the meaning of “brought back or restored.” This time it applies to a motorcycle ride which took place back in 2008 under some clouds of controversy.  I won’t bore you with details of the past because it’s been 3+ years since that ride which had record attendance on […]

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It’s about 90 days out until HCMR, but if you wait much longer to ride the dream in historic Baker City be prepared to camp out on the High School football field.  Not that there is anything wrong with that as the posse tried this a couple years back. There’s truly something about Baker City, Oregon. […]

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Few of us can relate and what we don’t realize is that they are right here among us! I’m talking about families who carry a burden deep inside of lost loved ones and service members who have made a lot of sacrifices while a public is at peace.  Like many of you, I’ve been distracted […]

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Harley-Davidson has always held a certain fascination for the monied elite, from Wall Street bankers to Middle Eastern oil sheiks.  They all ride on the essence of the freedom brand.  Since the motor company jettisoned more employees over the holidays it’s now dabbling in a bit of capital resource-allocation and looking for Hollywood’s crucial role […]

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Today is Veterans Day and it will come and go, like the winds of yesterday. Many won’t even give it a second thought which is most unfortunate as I think Veterans day should be each and every day.  Without the men and women who have fought for this country, we would not have the freedoms that […]

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Monday is Memorial Day and it’s a special holiday in America because it commemorates U.S. men and women who died during their military service. You might be to young to recall, but in 1968, with new bodies returning from a deeply unpopular war, Congress passed the Uniform Holidays Act, moving Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day and Washington’s Birthday to Mondays, […]

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  “…it’s in Oregon; and Oregon like you know, nobody ever thinks about it.” The above statement was made by Mohamed Osman Mohamud, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Somalia who planned to set off a car bomb during Portland’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Pioneer Courthouse Square last December.  Mr. Mohamud made the statement to arresting […]

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Tomorrow, on Veterans Day, my heartfelt thanks is extended to all veterans and their families. This is not a day of celebration, rather a day of reflection to honor those who currently serve in harms way and have sacrificed on our behalf. You are not forgotten. Photo taken at Wanker’s Corner Saloon during Sept 11th […]

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According to a new report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Oregon’s traffic deaths fell to a low of 9.4% from 416 in 2008 to 377 in 2009.   Washington’s road fatalities dropped from 521 to 492, a 5.6% decline. At a news conference in Washington, D.C., earlier this week, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood cited the weak […]

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