Listening, looking ahead

The Baker School Board and school district officials plan to spend a lot of time … Read more

Avoid lettuce? How I’m far ahead of the feds

The federal government told me recently to stop eating romaine lettuce — and right now … Read more

Letter to the Editor for Nov. 30, 2018

Animal-killing contests shouldn’t be allowed The first Young Farmers and Ranchers coyote killing contest begins … Read more

DHS tries to hide its failures

So much for the idea that the Oregon Legislature could spur improvements in the state’s … Read more

Letters to the Editor for Nov. 28, 2018

‘Civil Cold War’ could heat up in super blue Oregon CNN’s Fareed Zakaria’s show on … Read more

Letter to the Editor for Nov. 26, 2018

Barking dogs disrupt peaceful Sumpter I love dogs. I love all animals. I do not … Read more

Elk hunt adds a chapter to a family’s history

It was one of those father-son bonding moments, the likes of which don’t happen often, … Read more

Letters to the Editor for Nov. 21, 2018

Residents need to get involved with city business With all the political turmoil we have … Read more

Campaign against a free press

The Trump administration, in defending its decision to revoke CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s pass to … Read more

Dangerous detour on the road to safer driving

Every now and again while I’m driving on a two-lane highway and a car is … Read more

A century on, pondering the end of the Great War

A century ago the guns ceased to fire and the slaughter, the greatest slaughter mankind … Read more

Feeling sick at possibly being scammed by writers

My son Max learned the concept of duping recently and he employs this little trick … Read more

Letters to the Editor for Nov. 2, 2018

Walden deserves support from 2nd District voters I am writing in support of Congressman Greg … Read more

Letters to the Editor for Oct. 31, 2018

PEN America opposed Obama administration as well Thank you for your editorial on PEN America’s … Read more

Letters to the Editor for Oct. 29, 2018

Vote for progress; pass school bond measure As a registered voter, three months shy of … Read more

Secrecy in Salem

Last week wasn’t a good week for Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, but the political problems … Read more

Crammed onto the page, and happy about it

The columns containing letters to the editor for today’s issue crept steadily down the page, … Read more

Letters to the Editor for Oct. 26, 2018

Kirby well-prepared to take over as Baker County Clerk We are writing this letter in … Read more

Letters to the Editor for Oct. 24, 2018

I’ll be voting for Harvey, who comes up with solutions I normally don’t get involved … Read more

Double standards

Even before he was elected, we tired of Donald Trump’s sophomoric verbal jabs at the … Read more

Letters to the Editor for Oct. 22, 2018

Harvey has earned another term as commissioner Here are the facts: • Bill Harvey is … Read more

Fathers and sons, and a walk through the woods

I thought I appreciated the sheer bliss of walking through a forest on a fine … Read more

Winter worries

A little more than four months have passed since we wrote in this space about … Read more

Letters to the Editor for Oct. 19, 2018

Quality schools the foundation of community Quality schools are the foundation of thriving communities. You, … Read more

Letters to the Editor for Oct. 17, 2018

School bond will make needed changes possible I have lived in Baker City, Oregon, off … Read more

Letters to the Editor for Oct. 15, 2018

Nichols is a problem-solver with values Baker County needs I’m writing this letter to show … Read more

Letters to the Editor for Oct. 12, 2018

Congress should look inward before condemning others I am sick to death of congressional members … Read more

Seasonal confusion: Where’s the wiper switch?

I settled into the driver’s seat of the vehicle I’ve piloted most days for more … Read more

Merkley’s fire bill a good start

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley is hardly the first politician to take up the challenge of … Read more

Letters to the Editor for Oct. 10, 2018

Why it’s important to vote for true conservative candidates I would like to express my … Read more

Letters to the Editor for Oct. 8, 2018

Harvey’s conservative claim rings hollow; vote for Nichols Mr. Harvey calls himself the conservative choice, … Read more

Letters to the Editor for Oct. 5, 2018

City shouldn’t make sweetheart real estate deals How dare the Baker City Council even think … Read more

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