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Letters: Oct. 10, 2018
This week’s letters to the editor.

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Letter: Larson listens and has experience

To the Editor:

Gordon Larson hears us. When I attend Grant County Court sessions Gordon is there. Gordon is listening. He is hearing our concerns.

Gordon is running for county commissioner. Our county court is the administrative body for...

Letter: ‘We need a builder not a breaker’

To the Editor:

I have worked and lived in Grant county for over 15 years. I’ve seen firsthand our county’s continued decline. I see the empty storefronts, the houses for sale as friends and families reluctantly move away. I see...

Letter: ‘Kavanaugh deserves a medal’

To the Editor:

Judge Kavanaugh deserves a medal, the actress an Academy Award.

Richie Colbeth

John Day

Letter: Showing up for our communities

To the Editor:

What we know about Gordon Larson is that he shows up for small communities. In the small community of Seneca, we saw Gordon Larson consistently represent Seneca School while he was on the Grant School District 3 board. He...

Letters: Oct. 3, 2018
This week’s letters to the editor.
Letter: ‘Mr. Webb’s true intentions’

To the Editor:

I’m writing in response to a letter to the editor published last week in the Blue Mountain Eagle by Mr. Mark Webb. This is Mr. Webb’s response to a letter by Mrs. Judy Kerr of Canyon City. Mr. Webb attempts to paint...

Letter: Just showing up

To the Editor:

Someone famous once said, “Showing up is 80 percent of life.” If that’s true, then Jamie McLeod-Skinner is a winner in my book. Jamie is showing up everywhere these days in Oregon District 2 — actually...

Letter: The United Nations is a threat

To the Editor:

I thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Webb’s response in a recent letter to the editor and fully support his inalienable right to voice his opinion, although name calling was a bit tacky. In rebuttal, however, I must point out that I...

Letter: The wave

To the Editor:

Times do change. Sometimes for the good and sometimes not. When friends and family came for a visit not to long ago, I was proud to hear them comment about how much they enjoyed people waving at them as they drove by one another.

Letters: Sept. 26, 2018
This week’s letters to the editor.
Letter: Candidates’ job interview

To the Editor:

A debate between the candidates for a public office is like a job interview. It gives county residents an opportunity to essentially “interview” the candidates. The job of county commissioner is so important to the...

Letter: Measures, ordinance problematic, improper

To the Editor:

In response to Ms. Kerr’s letter last week: Ordinance 2013-01 and the U.N.-free measure are subject to judicial review per Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 203.060. Article I, Section 10, Article II, Section 2, Article IV,...

Letter: ‘Only the highest qualified should hold the position’

To the Editor:

We are now facing the final election for a Grant County commissioner. With the political turmoil our county, the state of Oregon and the United States are in, it is imperative that we make the intelligent choice for...

Letters: Sept. 19, 2018
This week’s letters to the editor.
Letter: ‘I (conditionally) offer to withdraw my legal challenges’

To the Editor:

In a letter last week, Mr. Powell accuses me of attacking Grant County and our “property rights, via disinformation and underhanded manipulation of citizenry” that is “criminal itself.” I agree there...

Letter: Questions about ordinance, initiative challenges

To the Editor:

The voters of Grant County have been dealt a slap in the face by “Citizen” Mark Webb, who by financial and political association is linked to various state agencies, environmental and conservancy groups, the Malheur...

Letter: Corporate greed leads to trade deficit

To the Editor:

So our trade deficit with China is at an all time high. The reason seems obvious but is ignored. U.S. corporations used to sell products manufactured by U.S. companies in the USA. Today “Made in China” is the rule,...

Letter: ODOT commended for quick action

To the Editor:

Residing on east Highway 26, John Day, most specifically on the outer edges of the city limits, has its definite drawbacks. On a daily basis, we observe drivers not only exceeding the speed limit (35 mph), but also passing other...

Letter: The best part of the forest plan

To the Editor:

After 27 years, the United States Forest Service is approaching completion of its new-and-improved Blue Mountains Forest Plan. Woohoo! Pour the champagne and pass out the cigars, because now we (almost) have a new forest...

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