The Chronicle -

By Dana Merryday
Chronicle Columnist 

Make your voice heard at Town Hall

 

January 23, 2020

Source: T.J. Hileman, courtesy of Glacier National Park Archives

Oblique view of Grinnell Glacier taken from the summit of Mount Gould, Glacier National Park. The relative sensitivity of glaciers to climate change is illustrated by the dramatic recession of Grinnell Glacier while surrounding vegetation patterns remain stable.

COTTAGE GROVE - Finally, I am getting to enjoy some proper Oregon weather. Although I am not native, I have been here long enough that if the winter weather is too dry and warm, I get nervous.

People are often blissful to get the mild end of the stick: warm, sunny and dry, and they are out enjoying it. Can't really blame them. It takes a little extra juice if you have to be out in the rain working; mud sticks to your boots, your tools and soaks into your soul.

It struck me as odd when it was unseasonably warm this December. When we did get a little of the wet stuff it was hardly worth writ...



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