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Hells Canyon Journal August 8, 1990 Page 9 Nelson Lauds Panhandle Leadership Continued from page 1 do not even mention Half- way," according to Birch Leaf Bed and Breakfast owner Maryellen Olson. "We also need more signs along the road from Joseph to Halfway." Forester Polly Gribskov expressed concern about the state's lukewarm support for designation of the WaUowa Loop Road as a National Scenic Byway. Nelson reiterated the fieed for perseverance with the State Highway Division for signs and roads. "How does the livestock industry mesh with tourism?' local rancher Leonard Hill inquired. Nelson simultaneously heralded the cattle industry as Oregon's number one agri- cultural crop and as an enter- prise on the verge of change. "I see a battle shaping up about cattle grazing on pub- lic lands," he cautioned. ' We're going to have to f'md more private pasture. I don't have an answer," he conceded. "Has there been any thought to plan tourism de- velopment as an industry without having it destroy the lifestyle here?" asked Pat Sowers. Vermont and Maine have successfully integrated tour- ism with logging and agricul- ture according to Nelson and Oregon is studying their programs. Nelson also mentioned a new study on tourism that showed many family wage jobs, not just minimum in- come. Smead's inquiry, Nelson Terry Drever from Bon- pledged to send him informa- nanza Mining wondered if the tion about whom to contact. state was in a tourism mode 'The biggest issue of the and cautioned against sacri- future will be who is going to ricing small businesses to control the water," Nelson conglomerates, predicted. '"We will also see "What would it take to put more and more regulations: a nursing home here?" mining, the cattle industry In response to Ralph and wateruse." :'I back the family" insurance I sell with good neighbor service. Call me." 2 SUNRIDGE LANE BAKER CITY, OR. 97834 503-523-e437 World famous operating train. Full Service Family Dining Restaurant Reasonable Children's Menu - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Mexican Food Gregg Hinrichsen 2333 Main Baker City 523-7778 Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. w STATE FARM INSURANCE ,_ , State Farm Insurance Comoames Home Ofhces Bloomington. Ifllno~s ii