The Controversial Metolian Resort May Get New Life—On the Coast: Updated

Coastal Alliance says end-run around land use laws would set "ugly precedent"


Updated at 12:15 pm with comments from Rep. Brian Clem and a map of possible resort locations in Clatsop County. Five years ago, lawmakers and Gov. Ted Kulongoski teamed up to protect the Metolius River basin in Jefferson and Deschutes counties, slapping a novel environmental protection on the pristine river that blocked a developers from building projects, including a proposed resort called The Metolian.As ...   More
Thursday, July 2, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Grant County Mega-Dude Ranch Bill Generates Heat


Here's how wacky the debate has become about House Bill 3465, which would create a mega-dude ranch in Grant County: the free-market, small government group Americans for Prosperity Oregon opposes the bill, while 1000 Friends of Oregon, long one of the state's most zealous protectors of open lands, does not.At issue is a bill that would allow Scott Campbell, the founder of the Banfield Pet Hospital ...   More
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Speculation Mounts About Kitzhaber Chief of Staff Pick

Perhaps the most important personnel decision Gov.-elect John Kitzhaber will make between now and inauguration day in January is whom to pick as chief of staff. The man who served that key role for most of Kitzhaber's previous two terms as governor, from 1995 to 2003, was Bill Wyatt—now the director of the Port of Portland, a job too good to leave. Kitzhaber has said he'll bring in new ...   More
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS


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