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Letter: People still read newspapers

To the Editor:

According to a recent online article in Editor & Publisher, a Nielsen Scarborough study suggested “that in an average month, 169 million adults read a U.S. newspaper. They may be reading it in one or more iterations...

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Letter: Jordan Valley Skinners support Walden

To the Editor:

Saturday at the district tournament in John Day, I was visiting with the Skinner family from Jordan Valley. They said they do not support Jamie McLeod-Skinner in any way. They do not like her using them or their ranch in her ads...

Letter: Larson is an honest man

To the Editor:

A small but vocal group with an agenda of gaining power and control of the county court is working hard to make you believe that Gordon Larson is not an honest man. You have seen their accusations all over social media, and some...

Letter: Larson not operating from extreme ideology

To the Editor:

Gordon Larson has broad support from a wide variety of Grant County voters. He’s reached out to all corners of Grant County, engaging Republicans, Democrats, Independents, ranchers, loggers, state and federal employees,...

Letter: Ag associations support Buehler

To the Editor:

The Oregon Cattlemen’s Association and the Oregon Farm Bureau encourage Oregonians to vote for gubernatorial candidate Knute Buehler in the governor’s election.

Knute has demonstrated he understands and cares...

Letter: Larson has ‘experience and aptitude’

To the Editor:

My family and I have been fortunate enough to get to know Gordon Larson and his family. I was surprised, and disheartened, to see such a negative ad from Mr. Palmer last week, and I’m glad Gordon has stayed away from that.

Letter: Open your eyes

To the Editor:

How would you encourage the older generation in Grant County to open their eyes to what will make Grant County a good place for young people to live? That was a question asked of Gordon Larson at his last meet and greet in Canyon...

Letter: Larson has ‘work ethic, stamina and commitment’

To the Editor:

Gordon Larson has worked hard to earn your vote. Throughout his campaign, he has demonstrated the work ethic, stamina and commitment necessary for the position of county commissioner. Since primary season, he’s held 13...

Letter: Larson brings ‘sense of hope and optimism’

To the Editor:

Listening to Gordon Larson engage with questioners at last week’s meet and greet in Canyon City gave me a renewed sense of hope and optimism for the future of Grant County. Not only did Mr. Larson emphasize repeatedly his...

Letter: Smoke alert

To the Editor:

Another beautiful, sunny, warm fall day with no clouds in the sky. Just smoke. Wait, the radio news says the EPA is declaring a health alert for us here in Eastern Oregon until Tuesday next week. No burning outside; if heating...

Letter: Larson has time for the job

To the Editor:

I support Gordon Larson for county commissioner. He has the intelligence and desire to lead this county. He also has the time to do the job as evidenced by the countless hours he has devoted to his campaign.

He is a natural...

Letter: Forest Service prescription burn strategy should be reconsidered

To the Editor:

I’m writing on behalf of many concerned Grant County residents. I’ve heard more complaints about the smoke this year, as the result of the Forest Service’s controlled burns, than ever. I think people are...

Letters: Oct. 24, 2018
This week’s letters to the editor.
Letter: Larson has ‘honesty, integrity and experience’

To the Editor:

Carolyn and I are supporting Gordon Larson for county commissioner. When you vote for Gordon, you will get honesty, integrity and experience. He is committed to helping Grant County grow and prosper. So get your ballots in by Nov.

Letter: Larson ‘believes in cooperation’

To the Editor:

I’m sure Sam Palmer is a good guy, but being a good guy is not the sole requirement for a county commissioner. Experience would be nice.

From what I’ve heard, Gordon Larson has experience. Further, Mr. Larson...

Letter: Palmer committed to local voice in federal land management

To the Editor:

Understanding the history, customs and culture of a rural community is critical to maintaining a stable economy and preserving the moral and ethical standards that this community holds.

The Organic Act of 1897 established...

Letter: Tom Sharp supports Walden

To the Editor:

Incorrect information has recently been circulated from Harney County regarding which candidate I support in the upcoming Oregon Congressional District 2 election between Greg Walden and his opponents.

Let there be no...

Letter: ‘Sam’s the man’

To the Editor:

Sam’s the man! Honesty, integrity, stellar ethics and each of those attributes welded to a solid foundation of pristine scruples are what make Sam Palmer’s character beyond reproach for any elected position. Add to...

Letter: Larson is ethical

To the Editor:

As a longtime resident of Prairie City, I have known Gordon Larson since shortly after he moved to Grant County about 20 years ago. I know him to be a man of honesty and integrity. I know that his behavior is always strongly...

Letter: Prairie City class of 2019 impresses

To the Editor:

I would like to give a little shout-out to the kids of Prairie City class of 2019. They did one of the better jobs on the rocks on the hillside the other day than I’ve seen for quite a while! Good job!

Cliff...

Letter: Larson listens and has experience

To the Editor:

An important election is approaching, and I feel the need to advocate for a qualified candidate that reflects many of my main views (in reality, none will match my views 100 percent). I will have lived here in Dayville 26 years. I...

Letter: Abandoned cats a problem

To the Editor:

Recently a friend said, “I wouldn’t want to be a cat in Grant County,” and how true that is! In the 11 years I have lived here, I have been saddened at the callousness of some who are so indifferent to the...

Letters: Oct. 17, 2018
This week’s letters to the editor.
Letter: Honesty, integrity more important than experience

To the Editor:

A prepaid ad for the Blue Mountain Eagle was refused publication even though it was later rewritten at the editor’s request.

The truth will be available when federal and state agencies reveal their findings.

Letter: Best for the county

To the Editor:

I strongly support Gordon Larson for county commissioner. I believe he is clearly the best candidate due to his time living and working in the community in many positive ways, his honesty and integrity and his unceasing efforts to...

Letter: Larson best for the job

To the Editor:

It is time to vote for our new county commissioner. We believe Gordon Larson is the best man for the job. We went to one of Gordon Larson’s meet and greet meetings. At that meeting a great variety of questions were asked of...

Letter: No debate by candidates is a loss for all

To the Editor:

We have two candidates asking for votes to become our county commissioner. The Grant County Chamber of Commerce, with our interests at heart, invited Gordon Larson and Sam Palmer to hold a public meeting to debate local issues and...

Letter: Hiding from the public

To the Editor:

Gordon Larson, candidate for county commissioner, recently accepted an invitation from the Grant County Chamber of Commerce, a neutral organization, to a debate or public forum with Sam Palmer, also a candidate. Palmer refused the...

Letter: Look at Walden’s voting record

To the Editor:

Before you reflexively mark your ballot for Greg Walden, please look closely at how he has voted over the last 20 years. We did. What was apparent was that he has consistently voted against the majority of his constituency, be...

Letter: Larson has ‘skills, influence and administrative experience’

To the Editor:

I endorse Gordon Larson for Grant County commissioner. Gordon is passionate about helping Grant County residents work together to restore and revitalize our county. As a retired police commander, and with many years of involvement...

Letter: Larson ‘will make solid, informed’ decisions

To the Editor:

I support Gordon Larson for county commissioner. Gordon has a reputation of always having our county and its citizens’ best interests in mind. I am confident that Gordon will make solid, informed, fair and caring decisions...

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