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With this Hadean, diabolical heat wave, I’m reminded of a classic country ballad “Cool Water.” The longing for a cool drink in a seemingly endless desert is not lost upon my ears. It’s been covered by many different artists over the years, but I think Lorne Greene does it best. Off and on in…

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With this Hadean, diabolical heat wave, I’m reminded of a classic country ballad “Cool Water.” The longing for a cool drink in a seemingly endless desert is not lost upon my ears. It’s been co…

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In a women’s group I am a part of, we were recently challenged to find a focus word for the year. Many of the women were familiar with focus words — I was not. The purpose is to choose a word …

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Practice is key to mastery, and this is for sure true when it comes to young readers. Students who read during the summer have often maintained or even improved their reading skills. It also h…

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At least at first glance, the idea that police departments should be abolished in favor of other methods of protection seems so counterintuitive, it’s difficult to know where to begin.

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Maybe some of you didn’t hear me at the far edges of the border of Grant County, but the noises I was making upon discovering the results of ODFW’s 2021 big game hunts draw could not be confus…

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Handguns are only as useful as they are available. This is true for some rifles as well; dangerous game rifles come to mind. Unlike your favorite varmint, target or sporting rifle, a handgun d…

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We celebrated National Flag Week last month! An entire week devoted to flying our beautiful Stars and Stripes. Instead of thinking about the things that divide us, it delights me that we have …

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Like many people, we weren’t aware until recently that the nation’s meatpacking industry was so technologically sophisticated and dependent that it could be hacked and shut down by bad actors.

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Starting in July, EO Media Group is launching Go! Magazine, a weekly arts and entertainment publication designed to do exactly what it says — get readers to “go” out and experience all of what…

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The Oregon Legislature has suspended through 2024 the requirement that students show proficiency in reading, writing and math — the aptly named “essential skills” — as a requirement for gettin…

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My husband and I recently hiked to some natural hot springs to celebrate 16 years of wedded bliss. After a pleasurable 2-mile hike, we were soaking in a beautiful spring in the middle of a sno…

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If there is someone out there who has absolutely never scoped themself, I’m dying to hear from you. Aside from the obvious bloody cut, usually on your eyebrow or occasionally the bridge of you…

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It’s hard to believe school is out for the summer or soon will be. There was no in-person schooling all year in some places, and others had all different modes of learning happening. No questi…

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It seems that everywhere we go there are “Help Wanted” signs. Worse yet are those flyers hung in the window that say, “We’ve had to reduce our hours because we are short-staffed.”

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It’s amazing the pressure that even a bit of stress can create. This is universal no matter which phylum you belong to. Duress can cause us to freeze up, perform super extraordinary feats, mak…

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I think that every teacher deserves some sort of award this year. Our community has been incredibly supportive of our efforts at the schools. I am honored and grateful for working at Dayville …

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In the 1800s, gun manufacturing was a boom. Many companies with war contract inventory to liquidate sold to the commercial market saturated with Western-bound opportunists suffering from wande…

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In response to Robin Roberts’ comment May 26, first of all, I would like to thank you for your service to our country as you stated that you are a veteran.

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For the second year in a row, Memorial Day observances in communities, organizations and even within family groups looked very different because of the COVID pandemic.

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Ideally, every time we take aim on a game animal we would squeeze off the perfect shot, the bullet would execute absolute perfect performance upon impact and our quarry would pass on to that g…

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I am a 75-year-old veteran. I was raised, and spent most of my adult life, rural counties, including the past 25 years on Starr Ridge. On May 19, Coffee Time broadcast an interview with Bill N…

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I first became aware of a moral dilemma at age 10 when I tumbled into a den churning with a mass of moral dilemmas.

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At a May 19 meeting at Grant County Fairgrounds, we heard about Project Turnkey, which had been quietly promoted by Community Counseling Services, Families First, other social service bureaucr…

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Understanding the world around us is the goal we want all our children to achieve. We want them to understand and explain what they see, hear and read. It should be really simple. You see it, …

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