Pot is a hot-button issue. The Union County Commission is rightly taking its time to weigh the pros and cons of opting out of Measure 91, which Oregon voters passed last November. The measure legalized the possession, sale and production of marijuana in Oregon.
While backpacking in Montana, both a grizzly and a cougar wandered into camp while I was sitting along a back country lake. Another night walking along the Lochsa River at dusk, I could hear the howl of wolves as they communicated across the valley with the rising moon. These are the stories I love telling my European friends, because it is our wild lands that make the West such a special place.