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Letter: Dispatch keeps community safe

To the Editor:

So for Grant County to lose our local dispatch system would critically hurt our whole community and the county. The other smaller communities depend on our dispatch system. To even think about losing our dispatch system is not an...

Letter: Vote yes on Measure 12-69 for local dispatch

To the Editor:

Vote yes on Measure 12-69 and keep 911 local. It’s a bargain, and someday your life may depend on it.

A yes vote on Measure 12-69 will keep our emergency dispatcher jobs right here in Grant County, rather than...

Letter: Zoning laws limit housing

To the Editor:

As a recent retiree desirous of relocating to Eastern Oregon, I have been astoundingly unsuccessful at finding either a “livable” house for sale in Grant, Malheur, Harney, Baker, Wallowa, Union, Wheeler, Wasco,...

Letter: First responders need to find callers

To the Editor:

Short and to the point! I believe that meeting local 911 assistance needs requires first responders to be able to find the callers! We live in a one-of-a-kind community — many are “on the fringes” of the...

Letter: Eastern Oregon does not need reinvented

To the Editor:

We are appalled at the city manager’s comment in the Oct. 11 issue of the Blue Mountain Eagle on page A3: “This is going to reinvent Eastern Oregon...” Where does he get the authority to reinvent all of...

Letter: Local 911 cost a great deal

To the Editor:

At 38 cents per thousand dollars of home value, I consider keeping 911 local a great deal. I live in Bear Valley and believe that this countywide service should be paid for by all county residents. It’s worth every cent.

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Farmer’s Fate: Surfing the 50-50-90 rule

Ever heard of the 50-50-90 rule? Any time you have a 50/50 chance of getting something right, there’s a 90 percent probability you’ll get it wrong. And get it wrong I did — over and over.

We have been encouraging our oldest...

Innovative plan deserves to succeed
Before anyone writes off John Day’s Innovation Gateway development plan as “pie in the sky,” they need to look west to the small town of Silverton, Ore.
Guest Comment: If net neutrality dies, the internet dies with it

Do you like paying more for less? If so, then you’re going to love President Donald Trump’s plan to eliminate net neutrality.

For those not familiar with the term, it basically means that an internet service provider can’t...

Monument Senior report

By Soo Yukawa

Our cooks, Terry Cade and Carrie Jewell made for us pork roast, scalloped potatoes, fresh green salad, and blueberry pie for dessert. We thank our cooks for a most satisfying meal.

Our greeters were Jimmy Cole and Judy...

Letter: A little common sense
To make a bigger, hotter fire, put more wood on it.
Farmer’s story is cautionary tale for work near streams and wetlands
Farmer’s story is cautionary tale for work near streams and wetlands
With big fines attached to missteps, landowners are advised to seek professional help.
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Our View: Where there’s fire

Wildfires continue to decimate forests and consume homes in the West, clearly indicating changes are needed to preserve our public lands and protect our communities.

As Dr. Paul Hessburg, a Forest Service research ecologist, outlined is his...

Guest Comment: Climate drives fires, not fuel

I’d like to respond to the misinformation in the editorial about “Manage forests or watch them burn” in the Sept. 19 Blue Mountain Eagle. It may seem intuitive that if you reduce fuels, you will have fewer large fires. However,...

Letter: Projects degradation, not restoration

To the Editor:

A recent guest opinion in the Blue Mountain Eagle addressed an issue that has been causing some discussion among local citizens. The information presented by the opinion was well documented and explained. I congratulate the local...

Letter: Mind-numbing mass media meddling

To the Editor:

The residue of the past, truth of the present and challenges of the future portrayed on mass public media today is a bit disturbing. The dubiously talented daily and nightly talk show hosts appear to be attempting the...

Letter: Murder by legislation

To the Editor:

Sens. Graham and Cassady are leading the Republican Senate’s last-ditch charge to destroy Obamacare. It is the most harmful effort yet. Upwards to 32 million people would be losing their health care. With the loss of...

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Our View: Manage forests, or watch them burn

For those who have not witnessed the blast-furnace heat and the eye-stinging smoke of a wildfire along with the mass destruction of timber, homes, businesses and wildlife, the recent fires should be a learning experience.

Nearly every corner of...

Farmer’s Fate: The eighth day of the week

Have you ever reached the end of your week, barely making it halfway on your “to do” list? Starting out the week on last week’s list seems a bit like combining with a hopper that never fully empties.

To keep the hopper...

Guest Comment: Social Security for those who served

The men and women who served our country in the military can count on Social Security to be there for them throughout their lives.

Active duty military members earn credits toward Social Security retirement benefits. Wounded Warriors can...

‘The deer are now a remnant herd’

To the Editor:

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist Ryan Torland discredits himself in the eyes of old-timers in Grant County when he asserts that the local deer herds are “chugging along just fine.” Talk to just about...

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Countywide residents support the John Day 911 Dispatch Center

To the Editor:

Taxpayer funding for the 911 dispatch center is something that we should all support, no matter where you live in Grant...

Letter: Vote no on 911 local levy

To the Editor:

The advocates of increasing property taxes for expanded 911 funding want you to believe that we should make a decision on the...

Letter: Dispatch keeps community safe
Letter: Vote yes on Measure 12-69 for local dispatch
Letter: Zoning laws limit housing

Editorials

Innovative plan deserves to succeed
Before anyone writes off John Day’s Innovation Gateway development plan as “pie in the sky,” they need to look west to the...
Farmer’s story is cautionary tale for work near streams and wetlands
With big fines attached to missteps, landowners are advised to seek professional help.