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County cannot afford mistakes

To the Editor:

On behalf of Ricco Ranch, I would like to thank all the crews, equipment operators and air support for their quick response and hard work on the Jerry’s Draw Fire.

Special thanks to Yazzie Voigt, John Sanowski, Jared...

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Finding hope and strength in comfort of others

The events of the past two weeks have brought to life the words of an Irish proverb: “It is in the shelter of each other that the people live.”

As wildfires continue to devastate swaths of Grant County, what comforts us is the...

Community opens their hearts and their homes to fire victims
Everyone has a potential disaste, but how will the community cope?
Unsung heroes
Tom and Sandra Sutton say thank you.
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Letter says the Department of Agriculture is responsible for the lack of fire suppression.
Community voices
Restoring a Fox landmark
Community voices Restoring a Fox landmark
Efforts are underway to restore the Fox Community Church.
Pave the path

To the Editor: 

Did anybody notice how bad the pathway is from the Barns and Pavilion to the Rodeo Grounds? For people pushing wheelchairs and using walkers, it is almost impossible to navigate! Instead of raising money for a P.A. system,...

Now is the time to work together

Not for the first time, Grant County residents are grappling with an emergency that tests their resolve and their bootstraps.

The Canyon Creek Complex fires arose last week out of an unfortunately perfect storm of conditions: widespread...

Letter: Thanks to Riverside residents

To the Editor:

I want to give a big thank you to all the residents of Riverside Home Park who came together, and so quickly, when they saw that a fire had started in a vacant lot.

With 911 called and the fire department on their way, the...

Corps gives plaintiffs a hand on WOTUS
Opponents of the revised Clean Water Act have something to celebrate.
We need Canyon Meadows dam
Letter asks that something be done about the Canyon Meadows dam.
Pools pose a dilemma for small communities
Interim editor Dave Fisher weighs in on community pools
New water rule just bad policy
New rule on the Waters of the U.S. needs to be rewritten
New road tax must be fair for urban, rural residents

Starting July 1, Oregon will begin testing a new twist on highway funding – one that taxes vehicles based on the miles they travel rather than the fuel they consume.

At first glance, this seems a more realistic way to pay for our highway...

Pave the fairgrounds path
Letter asks that a paved path extend through the county fair grounds.
Pave the fairgrounds path
Letter asks that a paved path extend through the county fair grounds.
An ill-advised undertaking
Judy Kerr responds to a letter that appeared in the Aug. 5 Blue Mountain Eagle.
Help make a difference
Chuck Chase reminds people of a meeting to discuss coordination of forest agencies.
Please comment on proposed timber sale
Comment before August 27 regarding proposed timber sale north of Seneca
Adding value to our public lands
More on the Starkey Experimental Forest & Range in the Blue Mountains
Spotted owl faces new threat, and it isn’t the timber industry
The protected spotted owl has more to worry about than loggers
Try howling with the dogs
Mary Jane Allen weighs in on fire sirens
Federal help or hindrance?
Is it federal help or hindrance, a letter writer asks.
Facts don’t jive with opinions expressed
John Day resident Mike Cosgrove looks to separate facts from opinions in his letter to the editor
What is happening to freedom in our country?
What is happening to freedom in our country?
'What ever happened to freedom of speech?' a letter writer asks

Letters to the Editor

County cannot afford mistakes

To the Editor:

On behalf of Ricco Ranch, I would like to thank all the crews, equipment operators and air support for their quick response...

How many owls?

To the Editor:

How many spotted owls are deceased during the current raging forest wildfires?

Maybe the remaining live ones should be...

We deserve complete disclosure
Unsung heroes
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Editorials

Aug. 26 editorial cartoon

Finding hope and strength in comfort of others

The events of the past two weeks have brought to life the words of an Irish proverb: “It is in the shelter of each other that the people...

Community opens their hearts and their homes to fire victims
Now is the time to work together
Corps gives plaintiffs a hand on WOTUS