Letter to the Editor for July 17, 2019

Disappointed by political signs at Haines parade I have enjoyed attending the Haines 4th of … Read more

COLUMN: A toddler’s obsessions; and Korean diplomacy

My grandson Brysen is fascinated with lip balm. His passion within that narrow category is … Read more

EDITORIAL: Ambulance concerns

Baker County Commissioners have an obligation to try to ensure their constituents who live outside … Read more

COLUMN: Music nostalgia, and why ‘Airplane!’ matters

I was walking toward the sunset and toward home, the air soft in a way … Read more

Letter to the Editor for July 5, 2019

No reason to spend money to stop train whistles Once again we see people moving … Read more

Letter to the Editor for July 3, 2019

Weeds mar city’s beauty I have lived in Baker (City) most of my life. I … Read more

EDITORIAL: Fast work on motel problems

We don’t know the person’s name, but he or she deserves a hearty thank you. … Read more

Letter to the Editor for July 1, 2019

Legislators work for the people, and they should also work together, as adults I am … Read more

COLUMN: Street safety; and Elkhorn Peak’s familiar face

I had a Facebook message the other day from Jeannie Wilhelm of Baker City, and … Read more

EDITORIAL: GOP is in the right

If ever you lamented the occasional lawmaking logjams that the two-party system helps to pile … Read more

Obituary for June 26, 2019


Amber Baskett Formerly of Halfway, 1974-2019 Amber (Spencer) Baskett, 44, formerly of Halfway, died on … Read more

Letter to the Editor for June 24, 2019

First three dams, now B2H: Another Idaho Power mistake I recently attended a B2H, Boardman-to-Hemingway, … Read more

COLUMN: Book highlights the many benefits of beavers

I recently read a book-length ode to the beaver, and as is typical with such … Read more

EDITORIAL: A victory for our free speech rights

Brian Addison has settled his lawsuit against Baker City and former Police Chief Wyn Lohner, … Read more

Letters to the Editor for June 17, 2019

Officials haven’t proved value in paying Greg Smith Recently the Vale, Oregon-based newspaper the Malheur … Read more

COLUMN: Tree daggers and the meaning of wilderness

I was stabbed in the back once by a dead tree and although the wound … Read more

EDITORIAL: Public records law’s major flaw

A major flaw in Oregon’s Public Records Law is that it allows public agencies to … Read more

Letter to the Editor for June 14, 2019

Drama versus facts in criticisms of cannabis In response to a recent letter to the … Read more

Letters to the Editor for June 12, 2019

City Council should let the Public Safety Fee end The Baker City Council and budget … Read more

Letter to the Editor for June 7, 2019

Disappointed by school district’s decision It was very disappointing to read in Friday’s Herald about … Read more

EDITORIAL: Symbolism in Salem

It’s difficult to conceive of a piece of legislation richer in symbolism over substance than … Read more

COLUMN: Paper’s sale prompts a pondering of the past

I’ve drawn a paycheck from Western Communications Inc. for more than half my life, which … Read more

EDITORIAL: Case not made for athletic director

Baker School District Superintendent Mark Witty has failed to make a convincing case for the … Read more

Letters to the Editor for June 5, 2019

City Council shouldn’t miss boat on pot revenue again Thank you Councilor Lynette Perry for … Read more

Letters to the Editor for June 3, 2019

Tax revenue from pot sales not worth the trouble This concerns the recent City Council … Read more

EDITORIAL: Fire, and the fragility of history

How quickly 129 years of history can be all but erased. In the case of … Read more

Letters to the Editor for May 31, 2019

City should reconsider ban on marijuana dispensaries Been back in Baker City a week now. … Read more

COLUMN: Alert the Nobel committee: Doughnut cereal

The magicians who create breakfast cereals have been ignored for far too long by the … Read more

EDITORIAL: Misusing tax kicker

Getting “the most bang for your buck” is among the most common of clichés, yet … Read more

COLUMN: Smoke defies the season, and a family to admire

Smoke is quite an insubstantial thing, having little more substance than a cloud, yet it … Read more

Letter to the Editor for May 22, 2019

Editorial missed point of speaker’s testimony on war On May 13 your paper published an … Read more

EDITORIAL: Softening the blow from the carbon bill

There are plenty of symbolic ways to describe Republican State Sen. Cliff Bentz’s campaign to … Read more

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