Letters to the editor for Aug. 13, 2018

Worried about City Council? Why not run for a seat? I am confused. I do … Read more

Brushing up on patience: Paining the house

There comes a point early in any major house-painting effort when it seems you’ve set … Read more

The state punishes in secret

As befits the importance of teaching as a profession, Oregon has a public commission that … Read more

Letter to the Editor for Aug. 8, 2018

Plenty of people like to hear roosters crowing I am writing regarding the City Council’s … Read more

Letter to the Editor for Aug. 6, 2018

Small town values, and the love of a rooster I was born and raised in … Read more

Celebrating Shriners — and detesting the heat

I struggle sometimes, as I suspect most people do, to watch without chuckling as grown … Read more

Letter to the Editor for Aug. 3, 2018

Voters should replace Walden with McLeod-Skinner We dearly need a new member of Congress to … Read more

Letters to the Editor for Aug. 1, 2018

Veterans with PTSD shouldn’t have gun rights restricted Mass shootings have sparked a national debate … Read more

Study the tax bond

The Baker School Board has made official what for months has seemed all but assured … Read more

Letters to the Editor for July 30, 2018

Council’s decision on roosters nothing to crow about The last two issues of the local … Read more

Want to help run our city?

The pay isn’t much but the sense of civic accomplishment can be great indeed. We’re … Read more

Camp Carrion: It’s better than sleeping in the car

After driving past 187 campsites, each occupied by people smiling the sorts of slightly demented … Read more

Letter to the Editor for July 25, 2018

Walden’s hypocrisy means I support McLeod-Skinner I am 90 years old and happily retired in … Read more

Wildfires aren’t all inevitable

Miners Jubilee weekend offered a brief, and relatively minor, respite to the heatwave that descended … Read more

Letter to the Editor for July 23, 2018

Walden was right to back pardon of Hammonds I support Greg Walden for his efforts … Read more

Letters to the Editor for July 20, 2018

Wondering if bicycle race really benefits Baker City So, I was headed downtown on a … Read more

Sick start doesn’t ruin trip to Oregon’s real desert

A bout of vomiting very nearly ended the trip when it had barely begun, and … Read more

Letters to the Editor for July 18, 2018

Harvey wasted money on self-serving trip to D.C. The irony of the Herald’s guest editorial, … Read more

Trump’s blunder

Almost a year and a half into Donald Trump’s presidency, we’ve long since become accustomed … Read more

Fear and loathing the pump:Self-service gas

When I tried to pump my own gas in California last year I shoved my … Read more

Fear and loathing the pump: Self-service gas

When I tried to pump my own gas in California last year I shoved my … Read more

What’s brewing in Mitchell; and gentle June

When I think of the town of Mitchell and a pint of beer, my brain … Read more

Working on the watershed

The best time to reduce the risk of a big wildfire in Baker City’s watershed … Read more

Letters to the Editor for July 4, 2018

James Thomas should resign from City Council I recently moved to Baker City, yet I … Read more

Protests, Portland and politicizing the police

I respect protesters. As an American I feel it would be hypocritical to not respect … Read more

Thomas should step down

Baker City Councilor James Clinton Thomas isn’t scheduled to appear in Baker County Circuit Court … Read more

Letters to the Editor for June 27, 2018

Trying to make voices heard on forest plan revision I understand that the Blue Mountains … Read more

Letters to the Editor for June 25, 2018

Supporting legal immigration isn’t anti-Christian Could a Christian support separating illegal alien families (Letter to … Read more

Drought persists despite downpour

Drought might have seemed the least relevant topic on Wednesday night, when wind gusts battered … Read more

The ‘he did it first’ excuse rings hollow again

When I was a kid and I did something colossally stupid — a distressingly common … Read more

Letter to the Editor for June 22, 2018

Harvey’s invite to D.C. more newsworthy than old photos I read with interest and dismay … Read more

Letter to the Editor for June 20, 2018

Breaking up families betrays tenets of Christianity I am having a hard time proclaiming myself … Read more

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