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The Sept. 14 front page of this newspaper shows the massive release of sewage on our citizens. The property owners that caused this unsanitary, gooey and expensive disaster should be made to p…

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It is so frustrating to see the COVID-19 cases surge here in our county. I am concerned with our City Council. Instead of encouraging ways to defeat the virus, they are condemning those who ar…

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As anyone who lives in the area knows, it is not uncommon to see “Don’t Tread On Me” flags waving from various pickups and residences. The vast majority of these flags are being displayed by “…

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Another sleepless night prompts me to write this letter. I have always believed in speaking and sharing from the heart. Speaking of hearts, I have a heart condition and other health issues tha…

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Reason 1: As my dad lay dying on his death bed, his last words to me were, ‘The money, it’s buried under the ...” but at that moment a train passed and blew his whistle. Unfortunately at that …

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This letter is in rebuttal to the letter that was published in the Aug. 28 edition of the Baker City Herald. It started out to be a very interesting read. After the first few paragraphs it kin…

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Been pondering these “Constitutional” sheriffs’ grandstanding letters to our governor about protecting the people’s rights (Thank you Sheriff Ash for not getting caught up in this circus sides…

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The City Council’s idea of a lawsuit against Governor Brown’s mandates in her effort to stem the spread of a deadly virus is very disturbing. If it is done for political purposes, it is inexcu…

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It seems to me that the quality of education in the field of science has become wholly inadequate in this country. Are we not aware that science is not an alternative belief system? That it is…

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I want to give a huge Thank You to Mary Tomlinson, Rick Rienks and Ritha Wilcox for their letters to the editor published Aug. 28. Finally a breath of fresh air from three people, only one of …

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How disappointing that representatives of firefighter/paramedic unions and certain health care workers value their “political” rights over the health and safety of the patients they serve (Per…

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Baker City Council and Baker City Mayor. You may cause the very destruction you are complaining about. The protest you have initiated against the mandates of the governor and your plan to expl…

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Many of our neighbors are expressing growing concern and bafflement over the rapid changes in our country and culture. One thing it seems we all worry about is a sense that our town is being r…

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I’m a conservative Republican, former City Councilor, retired local business owner and 40-year member of the Lions Club, and I support the railroad Quiet Zone. If I was on Council now, I’d vot…

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I’ve heard it said that Baker City wouldn’t be Baker City without the trains. Our town is wonderful in so many ways. If we really delve into what makes Baker City a special place trains have n…

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I understand that some people are claiming their rights as citizens are being violated by mandates to wear a mask. To my knowledge, nothing in our constitution requires the wearing of clothes.…

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Thank you, Dr. Schott, for your article in the Baker City Herald on August 19! The information you provided regarding COVID-19 and the effects in this community may help people who are on the …

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I was disturbed by the recent political cartoon published in the Herald that compared Dr. Anthony Fauci to both Pinocchio and the Jack Nicholson character in the movie “A Few Good Men.” The ca…

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My husband and I lived for ten months within one block of the railroad tracks. We lived there while our home was being built and we both became very discouraged with the public disturbance the…

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I’m a retired police officer and a retired counselor at the Powder River Correctional Facility. I share this fact because I’m sensitive to the safety and security of citizens. I also have an e…

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Maybe it’s time to talk about the Baker City Farmers Market. Someone suggested on Facebook the other day I should offer some input on this subject. So here goes.