An apology and clarification is due. As editor, I only gave a quick glance at the cartoon that ran in the July 27 issue. It took a concerned reader to point the error of my ways.
Those who know me and this newspaper, know how supportive we have been of timber and agriculture. Rest assured the spotted owl is anything but our hero.
We appreciate a reader pointing out the cartoon and his concern.
Our only defense comes from a small staff trying to do too much and not taking the time to look carefully at the cartoon.
While we have rejected several of the cartoons sent us, this one escaped us, for which we are sorry.
Please accept our apologies.