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New water rule just bad policy
New rule on the Waters of the U.S. needs to be rewritten

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Forest Service ‘restoration’ project needs scrutiny
Judy Kerr writes about Forest Service "restoration" plans
Pools pose a dilemma for small communities
Interim editor Dave Fisher weighs in on community pools
John Day Reflections
Dr. Andrew Janssen reflects on his time in Grant County
Upset about wildfire protection
Darlene Forrest expresses her opinion about fighting wildfires
Asian doves an invasive nuisance
Nancy Randleas weighs in on Asian doves
Volunteers performed creek restoration at Silvies Valley Ranch
Volunteers performed creek restoration at Silvies Valley Ranch

For the fourth year in a row, volunteers for the Oregon Natural Desert Association took part in a weekend-long creek restoration project at Silvies Valley Ranch. Though the group and the ranch don’t agree on every topic, “working...

Are our city ordinances legally supportable?

To the Editor:

I am going to build a three-story, 40 X 50 foot dove cote for the invasive Asian dove right here in Canyon City, blocking your view and probably altering the wind currents down the valley. What do you mean, I have to follow a city...

Stall & Ignore, the new US Forest Service tactic
John George writes about a 'new Forest Service tactic'
If my house catches on fire...
Richie Colbeth writes that it's time to change siren usage
A good year for the Oregon Legislature
All in all, it was good year for the Oregon Legislature
Overtime rule promises more than it will deliver
The president makes another attempt to increase wages by fiat.
Walker: My uncle’s uterus

They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. I’m betting they started dusting off our straight jackets with the appearance of that second pink line. It was the beginning of my fifth...

Commentary: Singing the summer diet duet

It’s summertime. And that means farming is in full swing. Irrigation is running, the equipment is running at high gear, the animals are heading out to summer pasture, and everywhere you turn you see itty bitty, teeny weeny, little polka dot...

Letter: Applause for 1862 Celebration

To the Editor:

I applaud the people of Canyon City at this year’s 1862 celebration. What a great way to honor the past through those lying in the cemeteries!

I remember Blanche Hicks was involved in my Sunday School class at St.

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...

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 decriminalized in this state, a poorly-regulated medical program was put in place, and an omnipresent black market...

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 human-caused fire an inconsequential thing. In fact, those fires are the most regrettable – because we...

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 fork. Now, when one of those killers takes a life, our society will leave no stone unturned until that...

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,...

Letters to the Editor

Do not take away one’s self-respect
Cheryl Neault directs her letter to Grant County's paole and probation department
WOTUS has far reaching implications
Rancher Sharon Livingston weighs in on new water act
Request for recusal
Forest Service ‘restoration’ project needs scrutiny
Upset about wildfire protection

Editorials

New water rule just bad policy
New rule on the Waters of the U.S. needs to be rewritten
A good year for the Oregon Legislature
All in all, it was good year for the Oregon Legislature
Overtime rule promises more than it will deliver
Editorial: Pot’s legal - but still not a good idea
Editorial: Fires can be sparked by thoughtless acts