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Letter: Ferrioli appointment a big opportunity for rural Oregon

To the Editor:

Recently, there has been several articles written on the appointment of state Sen. Ted Ferrioli to a federal board that oversees huge amounts of money and Rep. Cliff Bentz taking over Ferrioli’s senatorial seat. What has...

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Letter: Local dispatchers know area, people

To the Editor:

I am not a resident of Grant County. However, I am a veteran of 53 years of public safety service including 15 years as a chief of police, six years as a fire/EMS chief and 8 1/2 years as director of Baker County’s 911...

Letter: Vote no on 12-69

To the Editor:

At a time when we are trying to take the tax burden off of the working class, it appalls me to think the city of John Day actually put an initiative (not on just the city but whole county) to raise taxes again. This is just a...

Letter: Misinformation about 911 dispatch measure

To the Editor:

Got our ballots in the post the other day. I know there is a lot of controversy over this “Keep 911 Local” issue, but I am still voting yes. I have asked a lot of questions, had a lot of folks share their opinions,...

Letter: Don’t shoot the messenger

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Friends, and some not so friendly, have been chatting with me about my papering the Post Office bulletin boards with my opinion on the 911 issue. Well, maybe my method was a little over the top, and I apologize for that, but I...

Letter: Misinformation about 911 ballot measure

To the Editor:

There is a lot of misinformation out there about the 911 ballot measure, and last week’s letters to the editor contained a few notable examples. In the interest of fairness please revisit these points that were in last...

Letter: Small, temporary dispatch tax ‘more than worth it’

To the Editor:

After attending the forum regarding ballot measure 12-69 on Oct. 18, I am even more convinced that this measure must pass. Our local dispatch is a significant advantage in seeing better outcomes for medical and other emergency...

Letter: Local dispatch center maintains our independence

To the Editor:

One of the most attractive aspects of living in Grant County is the fact that the majority of us cherish our independence. One of those aspects is our ability to respond to emergency situations through our local 911 dispatch...

Letter: Dayville benefits from beef donation

To the Editor:

I read with interest Carl Sampson’s article “Ranchers’ donations feed area students.” Dayville School also benefited this year with a generous donation of beef by the Mr. Jim Dovenburg’s...

Letter: Cartoon beneath dignity of journalism

To the Editor:

I was disappointed upon seeing the cartoon in the last issue of the Blue Mountain Eagle. It is beneath the dignity of serious journalism that prides itself on reporting facts, not engaging in gutter-sniping, divisive politics. I...

Letter: Vote no on pricey 911

To the Editor:

Vote no on pricey 911. The John Day fire and police dispatcher and the 911 dispatcher are the same person. It doesn’t matter which number one calls; the same person answers the phone. So instead of dialing 911 and paying...

Letter: Ballot measure an effort to keep dispatch local

To the Editor:

We would first like to thank the Blue Mountain Eagle, radio station KJDY, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Fire Hall Press for providing the voters of Grant County information about Measure 12-69, the 911 tax. This is a very...

Letter: Editor must provide more information

To the Editor:

Sean Hart, editor of the Blue Mountain Eagle, in an article Oct. 18 stated the sheriff met with “occupiers and the president of a militia group” in January of 2016. There were only local people at the meeting besides...

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