To the editor:

We all like to hear good news. This year as we mark our ballots for various candidates, we also have a weed levy that is very important to Baker County to consider. We actually have a reduction in cost per thousand dollars of assessed value from 9 cents to 8.5 cents from the previous levy.

Because of this levy, many other dollars flow into the county weed program from sources such as the Oregon Department of Agriculture, BLM, Idaho Power Co. and others.

We all have a part in weed control. Please vote yes for the weed control district.

Bill Shumway

Baker County Weed Board member