To our customers:
In recent weeks, the Blue Mountain Eagle, its staff and its publisher have come under vicious attack by some members of the Grant County community. These criticisms have challenged the truthfulness of articles we have published and the integrity of Eagle employees. The comments — appearing mostly in social media platforms like Facebook — contain false accusations about our actions and motives, some of which border on defamation.
We have owned and operated the Eagle since 1979. In that time, the newspaper has consistently practiced journalism that is accurate, fair and thorough. The Eagle also has demonstrated community leadership in times of crisis – most recently during last summer’s wildfires, mill closures and the attempt in 2010 by the Aryan Nation to relocate in Grant County.
The Eagle will continue to report on local controversy as well as the activities, events and people that make up the community. We will continue to offer space in the newspaper and its web site for opinion, in the form of letters to the editor and op-ed articles. We do not publish personal attacks or unverifiable statements of fact. We reserve the right to edit letters for length and for content.
As the principal owners of EO Media Group, we stand firmly behind the Eagle, its employees and its publisher, Marissa Williams, in this unfortunate time of divisiveness in Grant County.