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9/3/2013 1:04:00 PM
Letters to the Editor 09/04/2013

To the Editor:

I would like to know how many of the incidents at Hardtails involved people who drank at every other bar in town and ended up at Hardtails because it's the only place open after the sidewalks get rolled up.

Does Hardtails get blamed for over-serving because other bars serve right to the limit and then the drunks stumble over to Hardtails and sober up enough to get one more drink? If the sheriff has a problem with Hardtails he should have been working with the owner all year instead of trying to suddenly close it down.

Bruce Berryhill


To the Editor:

I do not understand why the city decided to try and put Hardtails out of business. This sounds like a personal vendetta to me and several others. I read the article in the August 28 paper it states, "that the sole issue at play here is alleged incidences" - so alleged incidences, not actual ones.

It also goes on to say that there were other places that had been cited, so why not recommend their licenses to be


I will have to agree with Roger Engstrom that the city has issues with motorcycles. Hardtails is also doing a benefit on the seventh of September for my husband that broke his leg in June.

I do not know of the city, sheriff or anyone else offering to help, do you?

Terri Gallegly


To the Editor:

In regards to Jerry Norquist's letter to the editor on August 14: I am assuming Mr. Norquist did not take the time to read my letter, but took what he heard to be accurate. If that is the case, Mr. Norquist may want to take the time to read my letter himself before publicly admonishing me for making a false statement.

In my letter about ADA accessibility (July 31 Nugget), I clearly stated that the multi-use path IS endorsed by Cycle Oregon, but is NOT endorsed by access groups for people with disabilities, as the path will be primarily used by cyclists.

According to one of the USFS project engineers from the Bend office, the area between Tollgate and BBR has not been thoroughly surveyed to determine whether or not the terrain will support ADA accessibility. The five-percent slope, which is required by AASHTO in the development of multimodal/shared-use pathways may not even be possible. The STA should stop promoting this path as an ADA trail, or a viable commute option for that matter, and call it what it really is: a recreational bike bath for road cyclists.

Mr. Norquist made some other assertions in his letter that are highly questionable. Example: "Trails are high on the list for businesses that are working to relocate to new areas..."

Oh please, Mr. Norquist, I invite you to randomly and anonymously pose this relocation question to 100 businesses of all sorts. If "trails" truly rate high on the list of the majority surveyed, I will grab a shovel and grade the trail myself! In fact, if you will give me the list of 100 unbiased businesses, I will absorb the cost and mail them


In reality, it is a very narrow group of businesses that would actually be so motivated and stand to gain by such a trail, and Mr. Norquist, you happen to be the president of one - Cycle


Though he incorrectly chose to use my letter as a platform to support his interests, I want to thank Mr. Norquist for precisely reinforcing my


Brenda Hartford

Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, September 9, 2013
Article comment by: Terri Gallegly

I am writing this Letter to say Thank You to many, many people that help to make the Benefit for Larry a Great success. The Benefit was on Saturday the 7th we had a great turn out. All to the proceeds will go toward Medical bills. Thank You to Napa Auto parts and the girls(Free Souls) that did the bikini bike wash, and all the Restaurants (Rancho Viejo, Rio Mexican Restaurant, Checkers Pub, Takotas, and let’s not forget HardTails Bar & Grill) Also Harley’s Angels, Aspen lakes, Sisters Inn and Suites, Five Pines Lodge and Brandon and Kellie at Wildhorse Harley. I would also like to say a Special Thank You to Debbie Engstrom and Steve and Darcy at Hardtails Bar & Grill for all the work that they did. I also want to say Thanks to everyone that donated and the Band Thunder Roads, also to Anubis(I hope the spelling is okay) who set up the ride. I know that there are a lot of people that I am forgetting, If I did forget to mention anyone please forgive me, I do not mean to leave anyone out. The whole day was so awe inspiring, with as many people that donated and helped to make this event what it was.
It is a wonderful feeling to be a part of such a great community that can open their hearts the way everyone did for us.
Larry and Terri Gallegly

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