Carbon taxation and the rural-urban divide

Oregon’s rural-urban divide is a fixture of the state’s political landscape but oftentimes, it seems … Read more

Letters to the Editor for March 13, 2019

Claims about volcanic pollution are nonsensical Here we go again. I find myself again shooting … Read more

Letters to the Editor for March 11, 2019

Kids put on a great and funny play Last week my husband and I were … Read more

Students make us all proud

What a winter it was for Baker High School students. State records were broken. Trophies … Read more

Letters to the Editor for March 8, 2019

Carbon limit legislation would cost a lot, do little The cap and trade legislation efforts … Read more

Glad to know rescuers are always ready to go

My imagination is not especially vivid but I have on occasion realized that by making … Read more

Moving past our recent delivery struggles

The snowiest February in at least a couple decades. A printing press that suffered the … Read more

Let’s keep the lead in contest for playground

Baker City is in a three-way race, and about halfway through we’re pretty far out … Read more

Letter to the Editor for March 6, 2019

Frightening film about the effects of bottled water My wife, myself and others came together … Read more

Letters to the Editor for Feb. 27, 2019

Baker City needs votes for all-abilities playground The residents of Baker City are voting for … Read more

Letter to the Editor for March 1, 2019

Carbon cap will devastate Baker County’s economy Baker County and the surrounding rural areas will … Read more

Belated winter and the snowshovel search

This winter had been so benign that not only did I forget we owned two … Read more

When a tax cut is tax ‘entrapment’

Politics is a strange endeavor, and rarely has it been stranger than during the era … Read more

Speak up on carbon limits bill

Global climate change is a real problem, and a serious problem, but Oregonians can’t solve … Read more

What instructions? Bookshelves made easy

My wife and I built a bookcase recently and only once did she have to … Read more

Letter to the Editor for Feb. 20, 2019

Harvey’s change on county role in managing federal land I was quite surprised to read … Read more

Letter to the Editor for Feb. 18, 2019

Glad city is trying to clean up nuisance properties While reading the paper today I … Read more

Book reveals new insights into the Cold War

The work of historians is particularly useful, naturally, when it describes events that happened before … Read more

End non-medical exemption to vaccines

Vaccinology is a hard science, a medical miracle that has all but eradicated a host … Read more

Letters to the Editor for Feb. 13, 2019

Seeking a compromise on road blocked by locked gate I attended last week’s County Commission … Read more

Ambition vs. reality

You know a member of Congress has gotten a tad too ambitious when a spokesman … Read more

Be cautious, Baker County

It’s reasonable for Baker County commissioners to strive to ensure the public can drive on … Read more

Letter to the Editor for Feb. 8, 2019

Fly the American flag to show support for our veterans Bible prophecy from our Father’s … Read more

Taking a stroll on a rare soggy day in Baker

My family went for a stroll on a recent Sunday morning and I must have … Read more

A boy’s first play highlights volunteers’ value

There is nothing quite like the anxiety that afflicts the parent of a child who … Read more

Public meetings problems

January was a poor month for Baker City and Baker County government when it comes … Read more

Letter to the Editor for Feb. 1, 2019

Editor’s note: This letter was submitted to the Curry Coastal Pilot, which, like the Baker … Read more

Letter to the Editor for Jan. 30, 2019

County should drop effort to open gates on road Do I think the Lookout Mountain … Read more

Letters to the Editor for Jan. 25, 2019

Furloughed federal employee frustrated by shutdown I’m a frustrated, furloughed, federal fellow. As I write … Read more

It’s not the money

Editor's Note: After the Jan. 25, 2019, issue went to press, President Donald Trump announced … Read more

Born too late ... but fortunately not for vaccines

I recently read a book that prompted me to ponder a series of hypothetical choices … Read more

Capitol cancels?

Do you believe that the federal government holds a monopoly on information about how to … Read more

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