Jayson Jacoby
The Baker City Herald

Knight's light on the school board

To the editor:

In recent months Kyle Knight has burst upon news of our school board like a shining light.

Unfortunately, this week some dim bulbs have inserted themselves in the field and darkened the school board story.

Carl Kostol

Baker City

Burn victim says thanks to all

To the editor:

My name is Heather Hunt and I was badly burned on Oct. 31, 2011. I had just married Steve Hunt on Oct. 29, and I could never have imagined what life had in store for me two days after being married. The love and support the people of this community have given to my family following my accident has been overwhelming.

It is an amazing blessing to be a member of the Baker City community. This thank you is long overdue. I have been struggling for some time to decide how to even begin to say thank you. I would like to be able to thank each and every person that has helped us personally, but that is just not possible.

Many people made donations of time, money and items anonymously, and many people I don't even know. I don't even know for certain what all has been done to raise money to help with our expenses. I have sat and made lists, gotten stacks of paper to start writing, and intended to return phone calls. I realized that I kept dragging my feet about it, not knowing what to say to each person and not wanting to send generic, hollow thank yous to people I don't know well or at all.

What has been done by the people in this community is no small thing. Thank you for all of your prayers, for taking very good care of our children, providing meals, holding fundraisers, donating money to help with our expenses and sending Christmas presents to our children, just to name a few of the things that have been done. We can never show you all enough gratitude.

Some days have been very difficult, but the visits, prayers, cards, emails and texts showed how loved we are and made it much easier for us to get through this. God truly does use the difficult things in our lives for good. Many blessings have come to us and others because of my being burned.

Thank you all and God bless you.

Heather Hunt and family

Knight censure a win for students

To the editor:

The recent censure of Kyle Knight is a victory for the students of the Baker City-5J School District. I am very proud of my mother, Lynne Burroughs, and the rest of the majority for seeing it through. The role of the board of trustees is to facilitate the effective operation of the school district ... not push a political agenda or promote a political career.

Mr. Knight's antics have wasted time and attention that would be much better spent promoting academic excellence among the district's students. Those students will be the ones who suffer if Mr. Knight's self-promoting acts provoke legal action against the district.

Tucker Burroughs

Sacramento, Calif.

Robots and road closures

To the editor:

According to April 6 article (about the school district), Lynne Burroughs and Mark Henderson have not followed their oath of office, aka support the constitutional rights of the United States, aka 1st and 2nd amendments. Maybe they need to be recalled. Their own words! Knight never released a name. Any prosecution should have happened long before rumors made it to board level - -unless cover up of improper use of funds is general procedure. If they want a robot, or puppet, build one.

Travel scam is being used to close all owners - citizens - away from using land. Those that are handicapped are already being blocked access to major extremes. Proven fact that animals are not upset in any way to any road traffic. Owl that closed down loggers turned out to be scam to shut down proper management of forests. Just because no B.S. degree, or any other degree, don't mean management of forest is beyond grasp of brain power. Only way any road should be deactivated is no maintenance, no tank traps designed to kill. Camping places should be left with improvements, when deactivated, not improvements destroyed. Their own rules state any road over 100 years old is supposed to stay open to public. Many are closed to all, and they refuse to open, and follow their own rules. Can't even hike in, ride a horse in, even if you own one, without risking life, trespassing through gated private property.

Carl Koontz

Baker City