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Letter: Trails group appreciates response

To the Editor:

The Grant County Chapter (GCC) of COTA (Central Oregon Trail Alliance) greatly appreciates all public responses and takes all concerns seriously in regards to building and maintaining

multi-use, purpose built, single-track...

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Letter: Kudos to Rendezvous Committee

To the Editor:

The city council of the city of Mt. Vernon extends its hearty appreciation to the members of the Mt. Vernon Cinnabar Mountain Rendezvous Committee.

They have painted and brightened up the “MV” on the hillside...

Letter: Ranch should have motorized access to allotment

To the Editor:

Why should a ranch family which has been a crucial part of Grant County history for over 100 years have to be a supplicant to an agency whose presence has only been here for half that time? Why would local political subordinates,...

Letter: OCA event a boon to county economy

To the Editor:

A recent event at the Grant County Fairgrounds was the summer quarterly meeting of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association and the Oregon Beef Council. Numerous comments mentioned the quality of the facility and the services...

Letter: Secede or succumb

To the Editor:

Rural Oregonians in general and east Oregonians in particular are growing increasingly dismayed by the manner in which Oregon’s legislature and urban dwellers have marginalized their valued, demonized their lifestyle,...

Letter: A thousand times no!

To the Editor:

Recently the Forest Service came forth with the Magone Lake project. In reading over the projected work, you will find that a bicycle trail, horse trail, hiking trail combo has been proposed in the Nipple Butte Wildlife area. It...

Letter: Climate Kool-Aid?

To the Editor:

This letter is in response to global warming. I agree with the global warming proponents to a point; we have come a long way in controlling pollution. Our pollution expertise 50 years ago was leading the charge on...

New road tax must be fair for urban, rural residents

Starting July 1, Oregon will begin testing a new twist on highway funding – one that taxes vehicles based on the miles they travel rather than the fuel they consume.

At first glance, this seems a more realistic way to pay for our highway...

Letter: Head for the market

To the Editor:

Grocery shopping need not be a chore of the day but an adventure of the senses; right here in your own town and valley. A Saturday farmers’ market where you will meet friends and neighbors and just have a good time in the...

Letter: Sweat with us

To The Editor:

I didn’t attend graduation so I can’t comment specifically on the “poor” choice of attire that Mr. Thomsen from Aurora takes issue with in last week’s letters. But I know well the person that he...

Letter: Critical words from Washington

To the Editor:

We are being inundated in the news media today with matters of such astronomical importance as the recuperating comedian who wrapped his limousine around a Walmart truck or an aging Bruce Jenner with his clip and tuck challenging...

Water shortages: Ag gets unfair burden of blame

While well-heeled urban residents fret about dead lawns, the bill for California’s fourth year of drought is already being paid in the largely rural Central Valley.

Researchers from University of California-Davis’ Center for...

Commentary: A combine, a dresser, and a lawn mower
Commentary: A combine, a dresser, and a lawn mower

It’s good to try a little role reversal in your marriage every once in a while. If not just for the learning experience, but the revelations that always seems to come with it.

For the last 10 years I’ve been the keeper of the...

Letter: Graduation garb lacks respect?

To the Editor:

Last Saturday my wife and I were in John Day to watch the son of a friend graduate from high school.

It’s always nice to celebrate a milestone like graduation, a transition to adulthood, more schooling, or work and...

Letter: Flying the flag

To the Editor:

The Elks will hold a ceremony on Flag Day, June 14, at the annual picnic, which will be held at the former Fireside Inn on Dixie pass.

Why is the flag so important? It is the symbol of our country, our military and our...

Letter: Wood permit idea supported

To the Eagle:

Firewood has been used in Grant County from the first settlers till the present. From 1862 to the Forest Service’s inception and until the early 1970s, firewood was free and unrestricted. First there was a...

Editorial: As wildfire worries abound, make that call

The Oregon Department of Forestry’s pre-fire season meeting last week in John Day drew only a handful of landowners, and that’s a shame.

The session provided a lot of good information – not just on the fire outlook, which...

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Trails group appreciates response

To the Editor:

The Grant County Chapter (GCC) of COTA (Central Oregon Trail Alliance) greatly appreciates all public responses and takes all...

Letter: Predatory animals should be treated like criminals

To the Editor:

In our society, we have animals who are killers. These killers sit down to a dinner table and eat a meal with a knife and...

Letter: Kudos to Rendezvous Committee
Letter: Ranch should have motorized access to allotment
Letter: OCA event a boon to county economy

Editorials

Editorial: Pot’s legal - but still not a good idea

As of Wednesday, marijuana is legal to possess in Oregon without a prescription.

For years now, personal use amounts were nearly...

Editorial: Fires can be sparked by thoughtless acts

Nearly everyone who lives in Eastern Oregon knows that lightning starts most of our wildfires. But that doesn’t make the occasional...

New road tax must be fair for urban, rural residents
Water shortages: Ag gets unfair burden of blame
Editorial: As wildfire worries abound, make that call