Elk vs. chopper; and my obsession with tires

An elk has brought down a helicopter in Utah. This might sound like a “man … Read more

Golf carts and the city budget

Baker City Manager Fred Warner Jr., in his report to the City Council recommending councilors … Read more

Pot’s not the only problem

Baker City Police Chief Wyn Lohner is concerned because he and his officers cited 22 … Read more

Letter to the Editor for Feb. 12, 2018

Fires foil forest work, services Across the nation, the 2017 wildfire season was unprecedented in … Read more

When Baker City was among Oregon’s biggest

One hundred years ago Baker City was the fifth-largest city in Oregon. Today it ranks … Read more

Letter to the Editor for Feb. 9, 2018

Idaho Power hasn’t shown a need for B2H line Mitch Colburn has a terrible job. … Read more

Don’t wait to help foster kids

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson has done his job by compiling an audit of … Read more

Letters to the Editor for Feb. 7, 2018

Idaho Power’s story about B2H doesn’t hold water After reading the article in Friday’s Baker … Read more

Letters to the Editor for Feb. 5, 2018

Democrats are rewarding the wrong people Out of touch? OK, so we had a shutdown … Read more

Letters to the Editor for Feb. 2, 2018

City councilor says he won’t, and shouldn’t, resign I did not commit a crime. But … Read more

Let’s spur real debate

Considering the myriad ways in which Donald Trump has at least temporarily changed our perception … Read more

Remembering two men who loved the mountains

I was only slightly acquainted with two Baker City men who died recently yet I … Read more

Nilsson should resign

Adam Nilsson should step down as a Baker City Council member. We don’t question Nilsson’s … Read more

Letters to the Editor for Jan. 31, 2018

Wondering why Baker City Police stopped me Last October, I was stopped by two Baker … Read more

Letter to the Editor for Jan. 29, 2018

Applauding Commissioner Bruce Nichols’ independence In a letter to the editor of the Baker City … Read more

Letters to the Editor for Jan. 26, 2018

OTEC raises delivery charge but pays big compensation Oregon Trail Electric Consumers Cooperative (OTEC) residential … Read more

Walking backward briefly on the road to progress

Progress, as the concept is usually defined, implies that society is constantly advancing, in the … Read more

The right response to a threat

Police had a decision to make when they learned Wednesday afternoon that a man who … Read more

Judge was right on city suit

Whether Baker City Police Chief Wyn Lohner and officers from his department violated Brian Addison’s … Read more

Proceed with caution

Baker County commissioners’ efforts to influence how the Tri-County Cooperative Weed Management Area operates are … Read more

Trump, Carlin & the 7 (or 6) words you can’t say

President Donald Trump’s recent word “ban” imposed on the nation’s chief public health agency poses … Read more

Letter to the Editor for Jan. 19, 2018

Constant taxation is tiring: Vote No on Measure 101 There are numerous reasons I could … Read more

Letters to the Editor for Jan. 17, 2018

Wolves important to restoring natural balance Why the hatred for wolves? Did they take down … Read more

Far from a modest fee boost

We don’t object to asking people who already have homes to help less fortunate Oregonians … Read more

City fails to justify pay hike

Baker City Councilor Dan McQuisten pinpointed a disappointing aspect of his colleagues’ decision last week … Read more

Letter to the Editor for Jan. 15, 2018

City Council irresponsible to approve pay raise Wow! A nearly $10,000 pay raise. That should … Read more

Letters to the Editor for Jan. 12, 2018

Wolves do not bring benefits to Northeast Oregon Suzanne Fouty wrote a very articulate letter … Read more

White space and rabbit ears: For faster internet

If you’re old enough to understand the connection between aluminum foil and your TV set, … Read more

Letters to the Editor for Jan. 10, 2018

Healthcare needs a real solution It strikes me as odd how intelligent people on both … Read more

Bundys beat the feds again

We’re tempted to argue that Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy and his family have gotten … Read more

Prohibition and state pot laws

You might have thought federal officials would have learned something from the spectacular failure called … Read more

Letter to the Editor for Jan. 8, 2018

The downside of the tax bill There are many reasons the new tax bill is … Read more

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