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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...

Letter: Save Our Flag

To the Editor:

First some flash in the pan takes a knee. Then more and more football players take notice and join in. Where will it end?

Now, before you rant and rave about black rights, this is not about black rights, white rights or any...

Letter: Larson has ‘long history of civic involvement’

To the Editor:

Gordon Larson is the no nonsense leader Grant County needs. He will not waste his time grandstanding. He will focus on the real issues facing the county. Most of it is not glamorous — budgets and such. I truly appreciate...

Letter: Larson served well on school board

To the Editor:

We support Gordon Larson’s candidacy for county court. My wife, Crish, is a retired school teacher from this area, and Gordon Larson used to be on the school board. She felt he did a really good job on the school board and...

Letter: ‘I will not tolerate’

To the Editor:

“I will not tolerate” — Gordon Larson, Grant County commissioner candidate, Prairie City meet and greet.

To me, a strange way for a candidate for county commission to talk about public discourse, or...

Letter: Larson ‘will make an excellent county commissioner’

To the Editor:

We have known Gordon Larson for over 20 years and know that he will make an excellent county commissioner. He will bring knowledge and fairness to the court.

Nancy Chase and Dwayne Timmons

Canyon City

Letter: Where’s the debate?

To the Editor:

One of the primary skills a county commissioner must have is the ability to engage with all constituents including fellow court members, concerned citizens and organizations. Grant County Court meetings are open public forums...

Letter: ‘We endorse Gordon Larson’

To the Editor:

We endorse Gordon Larson for county commissioner.

Tom and Cheryl Berry

John Day

Letter: Larson listens and is accessible

To the Editor:

Two qualities we believe to be most important in our local elected officials are their accessibility and their willingness to listen to their constituents.

Gordon Larson has proven in both his campaign for Grant County Court...

Letter: Regarding Gordon Larson and Sam Palmer

To the Editor:

I feel strongly that it is imperative to vote for a candidate that has actual experience in citywide issues and direct participation in county governing and organization and decision-making.

Gordon Larson has that with 25...

Letter: Larson has spoken of his ambition

To the Editor:

Gordon Larson has spoken of his ambition to become an Oregon state senator. Is being a Grant County commissioner a stepping stone towards that goal?

Gus Ballard

Mt. Vernon

Editorial cartoons
Editorial cartoons
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Our View: Early detection saves lives

More than a quarter of a million women are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and about one in eight women will develop breast cancer during their life.

Although the disease is so prevalent that almost everyone knows someone...

Letters: Oct. 10, 2018
This week’s letters to the editor.
Letter: Voting is serious business

To the Editor:

In November, we will be voting for a new county commissioner. This is a serious decision you will be making. We are not in high school any more so this is not a popularity contest. Nor are we selecting someone that will look...

Letter: Recognizing Walden’s accomplishments

To the Editor:

I want to point out the work Rep. Walden has done for the people of Oregon. It seems that much of the good work that he has accomplished has gone unnoticed.

I spent a good portion of my Forest Service career working as a...

Letter: ‘Elect Gordon Larson and start getting things done’

To the Editor:

A very important election cycle is upon us with huge ramifications at the national, state and local levels. In my opinion, the majority in the House of Representatives and the Senate on the national level need to remain under...

Letter: Larson listens and has experience

To the Editor:

Gordon Larson hears us. When I attend Grant County Court sessions Gordon is there. Gordon is listening. He is hearing our concerns.

Gordon is running for county commissioner. Our county court is the administrative body for...

Letter: ‘We need a builder not a breaker’

To the Editor:

I have worked and lived in Grant county for over 15 years. I’ve seen firsthand our county’s continued decline. I see the empty storefronts, the houses for sale as friends and families reluctantly move away. I see...

Letter: ‘Kavanaugh deserves a medal’

To the Editor:

Judge Kavanaugh deserves a medal, the actress an Academy Award.

Richie Colbeth

John Day

Letter: Showing up for our communities

To the Editor:

What we know about Gordon Larson is that he shows up for small communities. In the small community of Seneca, we saw Gordon Larson consistently represent Seneca School while he was on the Grant School District 3 board. He...

Editorial cartoons
Editorial cartoons
This week’s editorial cartoons.
Our View: Mass timber movement aims high
Mass timber, made from lumber and plywood, is engineered to construct large buildings. It is catching on in the U.S., and Oregon wants to lead the movement.
Letters: Oct. 3, 2018
This week’s letters to the editor.

Marketplace

Letters to the Editor

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...

Letter: Best for the county
Letter: Larson best for the job
Letter: No debate by candidates is a loss for all

Editorials

Our View: Another farm bill deadline missed

Last month Senate and House conferees working on the 2018 Farm Bill failed to reach an agreement before the old farm bill expired and without...

Our View: Early detection saves lives

More than a quarter of a million women are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and about one in eight women will develop breast...

Our View: Mass timber movement aims high
Our View: Local voice at unique debate encouraging