To the editor:

The opening of the Crossroads Carnegie Art Center is another example of how lucky we are to live here in Baker City.

There is truly something very special about the people in our community. At this time we especially would like to bring attention to how fortunate we are to have comparatively andquot;new,andquot; highly qualified and willing residents who have andquot;stepped up to the plateandquot; to bring new ideas and enthusiasm in many areas and still treasure our history and way of life.

We are proud 48-year residents who moved here by choice and who stay here by choice. Long live Baker City!

Floyd and Betty Duncan

Baker City