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Rep. Clifford Bentz says the 2020 election was fraudulent. He cites information written in the Federalist that a group of people with money to do so, donated funds to the Center for Tech and C…

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Referring to the letter to the editor dated Jan. 13. There is a need to set the record straight ... the week of Jan. 3, 2022, Baker City crews plowed snow from streets and picked up snow berms…

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Baker County United (BCU) is known for its highly advertised attempt last fall to get property owners to withhold their November property tax payments, in order to coerce Baker County into def…

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There are two items of proposed legislation, one federal and one state, which are bad and should find their way to the nearest trash can, not into law.

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On the warmer days this time of year the street gutters should be running like rivers carrying snowmelt out of the neighborhoods and towards the Powder River. The engineers who first laid out …

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The County Commission is being asked to adopt a “Constitutional County” declaration. I’m a big fan of the U.S. Constitution, so I think it’s great to affirm our commitment to it. It has helped…

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What a heartwarming “good deed” story told by the traveling stranger, Steve McKibben, involving a Baker County Sheriff Officer, Cpl. Dennis Lefever! Thank you, Cpl. Lefever, for being a good m…

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I was not able to attend the work session Jan. 12 because I had to work. But I want to make my voice heard to the Baker City Herald that I am absolutely behind the constitutional county resolu…

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My husband and I had planned to appear in person at the Wednesday, Jan. 12 Baker County Commissioners’ meeting where members of Baker County United (BCU) were to present a proposal to change B…

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Voting is a fundamental constitutional right, and the very basis of a democracy. If you truly champion democracy and our constitution, I encourage you to call national legislators and encourag…

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I understand city Public Works bigshot Tom Fisk decided the rate of melting Friday, Jan. 7, was going to solve all our problems with the snow and, therefore, plowing was no longer necessary.

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I am responding to article “Utility goes to court over B2H,” which explains how Idaho Power Corporation is now attempting to compel land owners in Baker County to allow surveying for the propo…

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Who is running the school district? With several feet of snow, sub-zero temperatures, and slick road conditions why does Baker School District (BSD) refuse to delay opening or cancel classes? …

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I write today to express my opposition in the strongest possible terms the resolution recently brought forward by the group Baker County United to make Baker County a “constitutional county.”

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Idaho Power is continuing their bullying of Oregon landowners. The law does not allow a utility to force landowners to enter their property absent a Certificate of Public Convenience which wou…

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I am in awe of the ridiculousness our beautiful paradise has descended into. Not only do we have to suffer with a dysfunctional council led by the most inept mayor conceivable but now even our…

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I find it disturbing that our Baker County Commissioners are considering a resolution to join the Constitutional Sheriffs and Police Officers Association (CSPOA) and become a “constitutional c…

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I am in awe of the ridiculousness our beautiful paradise has descended into. Not only do we have to suffer with a dysfunctional council led by the most inept mayor conceivable but now even our…

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On Tuesday, Dec. 15, the Baker County Commissioners hosted a completely packed crowd of about 40 anti-vaxxers with a dozen more in the lobby. No masks, no social distancing.

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I just read with interest an article in the Dec. 16 edition, Constitutional County. If we already enjoy the liberties afforded us by the Constitution, as stated by Mr. Jake Brown in this artic…

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Baker City has been under terrible management for a long time. Unethical, self-serving, incompetent? At times, I’d conclude all of the above but today it’s the incompetence that bothers me. Lo…

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As a retired teacher, I loved the story, “Kids Are The Cooks,” describing the creative ways Keating Elementary staff reimagined a new way to continue their annual Thanksgiving Day feast. My fa…

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In my younger days I spent a lot of time hunting, everything from elk and deer to game birds. Now thanks to COVID and age I have to watch hunting shows like “Meat Eater.” What a life. This guy…

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I must ask why you’re giving attention to the unfounded and frankly, at best disingenuous allegations by Jason and Susan Bland regarding Kerry McQuisten?

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The nice thing about winter is that it’s very quiet and peaceful. The rush of summer activities are put to rest. The pleasant prospect of enjoying what we worked for is sometimes carried out b…

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Viruses are made of proteins. When a virus enters the human body, the immune system may create antibodies that specifically match proteins on the virus. These antibodies will bind with the vir…

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Many of us remember the city budget debacle of 2016, when the promised gains of third party ambulance billing and a potential land sale did not materialize and the Baker City Fire Department p…

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Many of us remember the city budget debacle of 2016, when the promised gains of third party ambulance billing and a potential land sale did not materialize and the Baker City Fire Department p…

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It is so cute that one of our citizens saw my recent letter to the editor about my heavenly vacation to Hawaii and the absence therein of political ridiculousness as a personal attack. My opin…

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I wrote a devotions column a few years ago titled “What’s wrong with Christianity today?” I still have this running through my mind when I see as Christians that we have let this God-founded c…

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Once again the Baker City Council meetings have become the playground for petty bickering and squabbles. Calls have been made for the mayor to recuse herself from voting on the council vacancy…

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The recently announced lease agreement between the Bureau of Land Management and Baker County, enabling the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center to be temporarily housed in the B…

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I’m really sick of seeing local liberals attack Mayor McQuisten and Councilors Dixon and Waggoner. They’re the only ones on council who have been loyal to their constituents.

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I live outside the Baker City limits but drive 10th Street five days a week getting to and from work. For the last 12+ years I’ve considered Baker City my town. As a professional civil enginee…

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As former business owners, a former budget board member and councilor and lifetime residents of Baker County, my wife and myself are very concerned about the way the current city council is be…

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I just finished reading about a local citizen’s recent trip to Hawaii. He said it was like heaven over there including the air travel. I had to do some soul searching. Turns out that I am self…

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As a business owner/employer that depends on tourism, and therefore tourism planning, marketing and coordination, I was disappointed when Anthony Lakes Outdoor Recreation Association withdrew …

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My beautiful wife and I recently made our first trip to heaven. We had never been to Hawaii. It was not easy, the protocols were strict. Proof of vaccination, online forms, all of it requiring…

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We live together on our beautiful Mother Earth, but we are recklessly destroying both it and our society. Relationships are becoming ever more polarized and chaotic as we adopt partisan sets o…

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As the president of the board of directors and representing Anthony Lakes Outdoor Recreation Association (ALORA), we felt it would help clarify confusion by addressing the withdrawal of our pr…

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America originally welcomed to her shores the faithful of many denominations, spawned in a highly religious age. But in spite of the many religious doctrines that have washed over our land, Am…

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I write today to give voice to the many Eastern Oregonians who support Senator Ron Wyden’s River Democracy Act and to the nonhumans who need its protections. Our voices join those of the Nimii…

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I attended the Baker City Council meeting on Oct. 12th, a meeting mainly about the city council discussing the railroad quiet zone idea. There were at least 50 to 60 people at the meeting. I h…

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Let’s not start name-calling over a train horn, please. A letter from Cynthia Roberts stated “The city council routinely approves projects that the majority might not support.” What a sad and …

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