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

Game wardens make for riveting reality TV

I have largely resisted the temptation to indulge in reality TV programs, although I do … Read more

Letter to the Editor for Jan. 16, 2019

OTEC should provide power, not political patronage Oregon Trail Electric Consumer Cooperative (OTEC) is a … Read more

Volatile episode handled properly

The incident at the Baker City Airport Tuesday had some of the elements ommon to … Read more

Letter to the Editor for Jan. 14, 2019

A different perspective on co-sleeping About a year ago I drove to the hospital for … Read more

Council violated state law

The Baker City Council violated Oregon’s Public Meetings Law Tuesday night when it elected a … Read more

City’s conundrum on property maintenance

Among the many things I cherish about America is that we value so highly the … Read more

New labor commissioner’s top priority

Val Hoyle was sworn in Monday as Oregon’s Labor Commissioner, and she has an immediate … Read more

Silly shutdowns, and making highways safer

The federal government hummed along for the past year despite having run up a $21.6 … Read more

Gun lock giveaway is a start

The difference between life and death can be a loop of metal cord connected to … Read more

Old school music serenades awards ceremony

I went to an elementary school awards assembly recently and was surprised, and pleasantly so, … Read more

Reflecting on our commitment

Christmas is nigh and I’m hoping that snowflakes will be falling this evening, gracing every … Read more

PETA’s tortured attempt to limit the language

Those fun-loving rogues at PETA suggest we retire the saying “kill two birds with one … Read more

A story of salmon

Chinook salmon and steelhead might return to a part of Baker County where the anadromous … Read more

Letter to the Editor for Dec. 14, 2018

Why I voted against the Baker School District bond I have been reading various stories … Read more

Great Oregon books by non-Oregonians

I was born in Oregon and have never lived anywhere else, but it occurred to … Read more

Appoint Bruland to Council

The Baker City Council has one vacancy to fill on its seven-member roster, but the … Read more

Letter to the Editor for Dec. 12, 2018

Forest plan objectors played a valuable role To every one of you who attended the … Read more

Pearl Harbor, and personal history lost

Two years ago today, we commemorated the 75th anniversary of one of America’s milestone events … Read more

Honoring Bush, without mentioning Trump

The bacillus-like effect that Donald Trump has had on American political commentary is so pernicious … Read more

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