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Letter: Ranchers: Protect your animals

To the Editor:

For the most part, ranchers take pride in caring for their animals. They work long, hard hours, in all kinds of weather, in order to provide for these precious critters who have been put in our care. It is a great responsibility.

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Our view: Two truths and a lie on the Keystone pipeline

The Keystone XL Pipeline has been on the political radar screen for more than six years, but it finally had a vote on the Senate floor last week. It failed by just one vote, but another one may soon be scheduled.

Republicans, emboldened by their...

Commentary: Smokeout offers new chance for healthy living
Grant County's Health Department joins the American Cancer Society in urging people to kick the habit.
Letter: Keep kids from using pot

To the Editor:

Encourage teens to stay away from pot. Just because it has become legal doesn’t make it right or smart to use it. Its effect to children and teens brain development is damaging even when used occasionally.

Teens who...

Letter: Veteran meals a treat

To the Editor:

I and the other veterans who got their meals paid for at the Outpost on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, appreciate their generosity. It was a nice gesture, and much appreciated by all.

Herb Brusman

(USN 1953-58)

John...

Editorial: Paralysis by analysis delays pulling weeds

Whoever coined the term “paralysis by analysis” must have worked for the federal government – That’s certainly what comes to mind in the case of the flowering rush. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials put the brakes on...

Commentary: Hope and success at the fair

I was reading an article by Steve Gilliland and was impressed with two statements he made.

Steve says hope is not a strategy. It made me reflect on the strategic plan that the Fair Grounds started in 2011. With lots of hard work, the Fair Board...

Prohibition blues: Measure 91 leaves headache for local foes

Grant County voters often run counter to the statewide trends, and the local vote against legalizing pot was no exception. While Measure 91 drew strong support statewide, local voters rejected it 2 to 1.

It’s not surprising many county...

Letter: Kindness and gratitude

To the Editor:

I’d like to share a recent experience as we enter this season of gratitude:

Halloween night. No trick or treaters last year, not expecting any this year. Getting ready to go visit some friends, a little knock on the...

Letter: Blame pols, industry for new tire costs

To the Editor:

Re: “Gauge hits Wallet” by Mary Brown, in Letters, Nov. 5 Blue Mountain Eagle. I know which over-zealous morons are responsible for this idiocy: career politicians Michigan Republican Rep. Fred Upton and Arizona...

Letter: Election kudos

To the Editor:

The Grant County Democrats had the opportunity of being election protection monitors Nov. 4.  It was a pleasure for our team to be coached by our very ethical county clerk, Brenda Percy. We observed every part of the...

Letter: Time to tap our resources

To the Editor:

Oregon is a rich state, or was. Oregon has ore reserves estimated at 5 billion tons (http://bit.ly/1GIjBKh) and forests that are currently estimated to be producing a sustainable forest growth of between 6 to 8 billion board feet...

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To the Editor:

In last week’s election, the vote on Measure 90 fell short of our goal to create a fully inclusive election system in Oregon. Thirty-two percent voted in favor of the nonpartisan reform, the same percentage of voters who...

Commentary: Going beyond a day of honor and recognition

November 11th is one day out of the year that we pause collectively as a nation to celebrate the service and sacrifice of our military, veterans and their families. I am proud that we mark the day with patriotic parades and ceremonies in communities...

Commentary: On the road in the veterans van
Commentary: On the road in the veterans van
Veterans van driver Chris Labhart writes about the experiences on a typical round-trip run to the Boise VA.
Two decades of Grant County research
The Grant County Genealogical Society marks 20 years of historical research and service to the community.
Editorial: Pope Francis’ realism is needed in Congress
Pope helping set a new standard of reconciling science and faith
Letter: In thanksgiving and unity

To the Editor:

I’m excited to write on behalf of myself and the John Day Ministerial Association to let you know of a special Thanksgiving Unity Service being planned for 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16.

We have chosen a “neutral...

Letter: Marijuana is not food

To the Editor:

Where in the devil is this marijuana going, and when are the brakes going to be applied to all of this foolishness?

I just read in the Bend Bulletin that some woman in Seattle is now putting together a syrup with marijuana...

Retired judge endorses pot measure

As a former Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court with over 30 years of experience as a judge, I have reviewed thousands of laws. I have carefully read Measure 91, which will regulate, legalize and tax the adult use of marijuana. I believe it is a...

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Ranchers: Protect your animals

To the Editor:

For the most part, ranchers take pride in caring for their animals. They work long, hard hours, in all kinds of weather, in...

Letter: The spiritual side of hospice

Late fall is again upon us, as nature prepares for a winter slumber, and November – harking back to the medieval European traditions...

Letter: Fire help lauded
Letter: Keep kids from using pot
Letter: Veteran meals a treat

Editorials

Editorial: Dry forest needs get much deserved spotlight

The dry forests that dominate Eastern Oregon are getting some new attention, and we hope the buzz reaches the circles that matter — the...

Editorial: Paralysis by analysis delays pulling weeds

Whoever coined the term “paralysis by analysis” must have worked for the federal government – That’s certainly what...

Prohibition blues: Measure 91 leaves headache for local foes
Editorial: Pope Francis’ realism is needed in Congress