ODFW always seems to answer (or return) my call

Brian Ratliff must have been tired of hearing my voice on his cellphone. I was … Read more

Biomass and Baker

We’re happy for Lakeview, a small town with economic challenges not so dissimilar from Baker … Read more

Beautify Baker: A great idea

We’re fans of Oregon’s Adopt-A-Highway program but we also recognize that trash is rather less … Read more

Letters to the Editor for April 13, 2018

Hermann best-qualified for Justice of the Peace I am writing in support of the candidacy … Read more

Surprisingly charmed by a town’s invented theme

I went to Leavenworth, Washington, expecting to dislike the place, and possibly even to detest … Read more

County should go after fines

Baker County is owed almost $3.5 million, but this impressive sum doesn’t represent the proverbial … Read more

Wolves and cattle

For most of the past decade Oregon’s debate over wolves and their killing of livestock … Read more

April 15 should be studded tire day

The Oregon Department of Transportation, in announcing that the deadline to remove studded tires was … Read more

Emotion vs. science in the role of nuclear power

I’m not certain what an “antigravity car” is, but half a century ago some terrifically … Read more

Letter to the Editor for April 6, 2018

Brent Kerns well-suited for Justice of the Peace I am glad that Brent Kerns has … Read more

Keep Rally rolling on

We didn’t know quite what to expect back in 2006 after we took a phone … Read more

Letters to the Editor for April 4, 2018

A World War II veteran’s take on the debate over gun control I’m hearing much … Read more

Letter to the editor for March 30, 2018

Harvey deserves vote I have personally sat in on commission meetings at the Courthouse and … Read more

Skyscrapers and Baker City? Not so farfetched

I’ve been thinking recently of skyscrapers and of Baker City. A peculiar combination, perhaps, but … Read more

Letter to the editor for March 28, 2018

Violence is the problem The drums of “Gun Violence” are sounding with ever increasing volume … Read more

Book renews appreciation for First Amendment

The First Amendment might be the part of the Bill of Rights that’s easiest to … Read more

Oregon’s numbers fall short

In the curious form of mathematics that apparently is practiced in Salem, the way to … Read more

Restricting reporters

We’re disappointed that we weren’t able to report on the March 14 walkout at Baker … Read more

Letter to the Editor for March 19, 2018

OTEC puts up obstacles to running for its board I recently listened to a program … Read more

Forest Service buys rigs but struggles to fix trails

I have a great fondness for the people who cut logs that block hiking trails. … Read more

Letter to the Editor for March 16, 2018

Proud of students, dismayed by some adults’ reactions In hearing about the recent 17-minute walkout … Read more

Letter to the Editor for March 12, 2018

Bill in Congress would help TV translator district Last year many Union and Baker County … Read more

Letter to the Editor for March 14, 2018

We should be studying the causes of gun violence There were two articles on the … Read more

Symbolism and some substance

There are multiple ways Baker High School students could honor the victims of the Feb. … Read more

Land sale is sensible

Baker City’s tentative plan to pay the estimated $930,000 cost to replace the irrigation system … Read more

A glimpse into the Communist fears of the ’50s

It’s no secret that America was more than a little bit worried about Communists during … Read more

Letters to the Editor for March 7, 2018

Baker’s first baby from 1926 In reading Juanita Van Cleave’s obituary I would like to … Read more

BHS girls basketball makes us proud

The Baker High School girls basketball team has been almost perfect this season. Actually they … Read more

Time to decide on tree trims

There is an inherent conflict between the trees that beautify our city and the power … Read more

Letters to the Editor for March 2, 2018

City Council acting like it has someone else’s credit card Let me understand: the city … Read more

Automakers missing the mark with minivans

Honda’s latest Odyssey minivan is a fine vehicle, I’m sure, but the company’s engineers apparently … Read more

Salt shows again that it’s useful

Another snowstorm, another relatively tranquil period on Interstate 84 through Northeastern Oregon. There are myriad … Read more

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