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Letter: Forest access at risk

To the Editor:

What the government giveth, the government taketh away. Keep that in mind after you have read the April 22 issue of the Blue Mountain Eagle.

What gave me a chuckle is the statement by one letter writer that the Grant County...

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Combating addiction takes science, awareness

According to Dwight Holton, many modern tragedies begin with an addiction.

Crime, mental health breakdowns, even suicide and homicide can often be traced back to a pill or a poison — some brains are just wired to be susceptible to outside...

Commentary Collaboration, Forestry and Roads

Collaboration could well be the most effective tool to come along in my 30 years of work in the national forests of the Northwest.

The Blue Mountains Forest Partners formed in John Day almost 10 years ago in an effort to end the timber wars...

Editorial: Reach out to kids in world of threats

It’s a sad state of affairs, but the threat-induced lockdown last week at Prairie City School is becoming almost a rite of spring in schools across the state and nation – an unwelcome one, to say the least.

The disturbing events...

Letter: Work together on roads

To the Editor:

The county ordinance pertaining to public road closures states “all roads, trails … across public lands within Grant County shall remain open unless otherwise authorized for closure by the Grant County Court and the...

Letter: Thanks for the office space

To the Editor:

We would like to express our deepest appreciation to Judge Myers and Commissioners Britton and Labhart, and to the entire courthouse staff for providing office space to the local outreach center after the ESD fire.

Because...

Letter: Road density mystery?

To the Editor:

Questions just keep coming about the welfare of our county and citizens’ access to our forest. During the March 19 Blue Mountains Forest Partners meeting, Mark Webb was appointed to a position of eminence (executive...

Letter: Wage bump not good for county

To the Editor:

The Oregon House and Senate will be voting to raise minimum wage to $12.50 per hour in January 2016 with another increase to $15 an hour January 2017. They have the votes to pass this.

Wow, this is this going to be bad for...

Editorial: Dems, Republicans deepen split over education

It was no surprise that Gov. Kate Brown signed Oregon’s education budget last week, following passage in both the Democratic-dominated state Senate and House.

It was a clear example of what happens when one party dominates all three seats...

Letter: Skeptical about road closures

To the Editor:

Concerned citizens need to question the reasons the Forest Service gives for road closures when they deny they are closing roads to meet a road density quota that someone sitting in an office somewhere pulled out of their magical...

A friendship composed of drops of kindness
A friendship composed of drops of kindness

We cannot tell the precise moment a friendship was formed. It’s like filling a vase drop by drop, until at last one drop makes the vase overflow.

A series of kindnesses will also at last make the heart run over and you suddenly are aware...

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The Public Forest Commission reports on its recent activities.
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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Forest access at risk

To the Editor:

What the government giveth, the government taketh away. Keep that in mind after you have read the April 22 issue of the Blue...

Letter: Legislators slammed for pot proposals

To the Editor:

Last October Josephine County Circuit Court Judge Wolkes ruled that neither Oregon law pertaining to so called medical...

Letter: Doing the movie math
Letter: Work together on roads
Letter: Thanks for the office space

Editorials

Combating addiction takes science, awareness

According to Dwight Holton, many modern tragedies begin with an addiction.

Crime, mental health breakdowns, even suicide and homicide can...

Editorial: Reach out to kids in world of threats

It’s a sad state of affairs, but the threat-induced lockdown last week at Prairie City School is becoming almost a rite of spring in...

Editorial: Dems, Republicans deepen split over education
Sounding the alarm over water supplies