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We are hearing constantly about the cost of college and student debt. Some politicians are advocating free college tuition for all, meaning that taxpayers would pay the whole cost. Based on my experience in the Legislature I would expect costs to increase even faster if taxpayers were paying…

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Refinancing 2011E and 2012A - This week we heard from the City’s finance adviser, Mike Maloney of D.A. Davidson, that due to recent drops in interest rates, it was a good time to refinance two of our larger bond notes: 2011E and 2012A. This refinancing will save the City over $200,000 in int…

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I like a green lawn and gardens with no weeds. I don’t want to share my raspberries with Japanese beetles. Roundup and Weed-B-Gon are in my arsenal. I’ve been reading about the demise of pollinators, and I want to keep this world (There’s no PLANet B!).

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Honoring the Second Amendment compels citizens to know its fundamentals. Perhaps a quick quiz will help citizens understand the Second Amendment in all its rights, responsibilities and — above all — its public purpose of "the security of a free State" which is currently threatened by recent …

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It is discouraging to see the all the nasty campaign rhetoric at the national level from political candidates and some of the media. It seems to be very hard to have a rational, reasonable discussion of issues. Instead we get never ending name calling. Too many people, if they are losing the…

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W. 3rd Ave Sewer – The pre-construction meeting was held on Aug. 6. The contractor, Vanderpool, plans on starting Aug. 20 soon after the council approves the Notice to Proceed at the Aug. 19 council meeting. Rick hand-delivered the letter found at left to the six residents directly impacted …

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If you look closely at the black navigation bar at the top of the page you'll see a new addition. I'm sure it won't be one of our most popular, but it is one of our most important.

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The U.S. Labor Department says there were 164,000 new jobs created in July 2019. These numbers were a little higher than expected. Unemployment remained at 3.7 percent. The percentage of the working age population that is employed improved just slightly from 62.9 percent to 63 percent, meani…

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