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Letter: Logging a boost

To the Editor:

In response to the letter “Focus on logging?” in last week’s paper: I think we should give Christy Cheyne a job well done for trying to implement a plan that logs some of the millions of dead trees over 21...

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Letter: Parklike home not good for deer

To the Editor:

I’m writing this letter to Steve Beverlin, Malheur Forest supervisor, on behalf of Bucky Mule Deer and his family:

Steve, the 10-year forest initiative that your forest is working on now is destroying our homes. The...

Letter: Kudos to hospitals

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Over the past three months I had the need to clear up a medical thing, first with the Veterans Administration hospital in Boise. I know there has been a lot of bad press for the VA hospitals, but I can tell you firsthand that I...

Letter: Focus on logging?

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Christy Cheyne, the District Ranger of the Emigrant Creek Ranger District, Malheur National Forest proposes to amend the Forest Plan twice to allow her to implement the Wolf Timber Sale in the Wolf Creek Watershed 17 miles...

Letter: Access group draws mockery?

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The Grant County Public Access Advisory Board was appointed to their positions by the Grant County Court to serve in an advisory capacity, which the appointees believed to be the representation for the voice of the people of Grant...

Letter: Courtesy part of job

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Sen. Ted Ferrioli’s grandstanding announcement that he will not attend the swearing-in of Kate Brown as the next Oregon governor is not just an insult to the new governor and to the Democratic Party in Oregon. It is an...

Letter: Kerry emboldens enemies

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I could not believe my ears when I listened to another episode of “Amateur Hour at the White House” one recent night, as the reporter described the order from Secretary of State John Kerry’s department, which...

Leadership lacking

To the Editor:

It’s becoming apparent that we have less leadership in our County Court and more hand-wringers and do-nothings.

The County Court passes an ordinance that protects the residents from wholesale road closures, but they...

Letter: Senator should suit up for governor’s ceremony

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The resignation of our governor is a sad day for all Oregonians, whatever party you belong to. The investigations by both federal and state prosecutors will hopefully get to the truth of the matter. In the meantime, the governing...

Letter: Let’s talk and solve road issues

To the Editor:

Regarding the on-going road closure debate failure: I have 40 years of expertise designing sustainable national forest roads. I find the antics and posturing between sheriff, Grant County Court and a local no-road closure group of...

Letter: Oppose covert tax

To the Editor:

One of the first public hearings of the Oregon Legislature’s 2015 session was for Senate Bill 324, which extends the sunset for a low carbon fuel standards (LCFS) program set to expire Dec. 31.

The alleged purpose of...

Letter: Rebels take stand

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My father stood on the beach at Normandy with fellow Americans who spilled their blood and gave their lives for our nation and our freedoms. A “grateful nation” has since forgotten those who fought and died to...

Letter: Restore veterans’ 2nd amendment rights

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When I was 19 my country gave me a used M14 and quite a bit of ammunition free and they even gave me $55 extra a month to shoot at some people. Just in case, they gave me a foot-long knife to attach to the end of my rifle barrel.

Letter: Let’s coordinate

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I’d like to recognize the county commissioners from Baker and Wallowa Counties for sticking up for their citizens and rejecting the Forest Service’s attempt at getting them to sign a cooperation agreement trading...