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Agency should rethink policy that attempts to leash the press.

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Letter: Fire kudos

To the Editor:

Recent events have provided an opportunity for me to reflect on exactly the type of community in which we live. I wonder how many people receive personal calls within minutes of a reported fire from the chief law enforcement...

Letter: Numbers problem

To the Editor:

I appreciate the editorial last week (Kudos to volunteers, and a proud tradition) but as a longtime volunteer firefighter from Grant County, I would just like to comment on the suggestion that there is a difference between...

Letter: Kudos to litter patrol folks
Richie Colbeth offers kudos and suggestions on roadside litter patrols.
Letter: Family not Irish

To the Editor:

Gregg Smith’s article “From Ireland to Grant County” (Sept. 24) refers to the Dunstans as being Irish. My great grandfather would not be happy!

The Dunstan family from which we are descended were...

Long Creek rebuilds log fort
Long Creek rebuilds log fort
The Long Creek Historical Society establishes "Fort Townsend."
Editorial: Kudos to fire volunteers, and a proud tradition

Fire volunteers across Grant County have had their skills put to the test lately, and their performance should garner an A-plus on the county’s report card.

In some small communities, two major structure fires in just a week might...

Step back in TimeBut first there were explorers
Step back in TimeBut first there were explorers
Peter Skene Ogden was among the early European trappers and traders in the Dayville area.
Kudos to ESD

To the Editor:

We are writing to applaud Robert Waltenburg, Tim McCloskey and everyone who worked so hard to make sure the offices that lost their Internet and/or phone service because of the fire were back up and running as quickly as...

Secure your dogs
Mya Ennis urges people to secure their dogs.
CommentaryMeasure 88 foes speak out
CommentaryMeasure 88 foes speak out

By David Olen Cross

To the Blue Mountain Eagle

On Aug. 1, the Oregon Secretary of State’s Elections office assigned a title to the Protect Oregon Driver Licenses citizen’s veto referendum No. 301, Ballot Measure 88, to put...

Editorial: The paler shade of crime

One of the most insightful observations made about the NFL domestic-violence scandal was that a muscle-bound thug who beats up a stranger in front of a security camera might find himself spending significant time behind bars. But local authorities in...

Letter: Public demands a meeting with the FS
Herb Brusman writes about the firewood program "mess" on the Malheur Forest.
Letter: Speak up for roads

To the Editor:

The Forest Service states they wish the public’s involvement with the Blue Mountain Forest Plan Revision, yet why are they stonewalling the peoples request to participate?

As we have seen over the last several months,...

Editorial: A time of reflection amid calls for action

It’s been 13 years since terrorism became a household word, a routine topic of discussion for people across the globe. This Thursday’s anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks find us a changed nation in many ways.

The horror of that...

From Other VoicesNational labs make big impact for farmers, ranchers

They could not be lower-profile, yet the scientists at the Department of Energy’s national laboratories have had a profound impact on agriculture.

We’re talking about an on-the-ground, game-changing impact that allows farmers and...

Letter: It’s Panther PRIDE

To the Editor:

I would like to take an opportunity to address Ms. Webb’s letter, published in the Sept. 3 issue, that talked about the lack of pride at Prairie City Schools.

As a longstanding member of the community and as a parent...

Letter: Plan Under Fire

To the Editor:

The Blue Mountain Forest Plan Revision may be under fire; it could also be said it’s under water. Fire or water, the so-called proposal needs to be aborted. Baker County Commission Chair Fred Warner, referred to the...

Commentary: Reflections on Ferguson

Our oldest son is white.  Our other son and daughter are African.  As we sit in the restaurant my oldest son stares at the TV trying to understand the images.

“Why are the white police all pointing guns at the brown...

Editorial: Take the icy challenge to the next step: 50/50

Now that the Ice Bucket Challenge has gone viral and raised a whopping $100 million-plus to fight ALS, we think the time is ripe for a tweak – a 50/50 tweak.

The challenge has been nothing short of phenomenal, and it’s definitely...

Letter: Pick up at school

To the Editor:

I have lived in the Grant County area for the past three years. In these years I frequently visited Prairie City, and I must say I’m concerned about some things I see at the Prairie City School.

Without fail, when I...

Letter: Stand up on road issues

To the Editor:

“One of the big misconceptions is that this is a travel management plan and we are closing roads and trails. A forest plan does not close roads and trails. It is as simple as that,” said Jodi Kramer, Wallowa-Whitman...

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Fire kudos

To the Editor:

Recent events have provided an opportunity for me to reflect on exactly the type of community in which we live. I wonder how...

Letter: Numbers problem

To the Editor:

I appreciate the editorial last week (Kudos to volunteers, and a proud tradition) but as a longtime volunteer firefighter...

Letter: Kudos to litter patrol folks
Letter: Family not Irish
Kudos to ESD