Harvey’s invite to D.C. more newsworthy than old photos

I read with interest and dismay that the cover story on the front page of Friday’s paper (June 15) had to do with discovering some old photos in an attic, when, in fact, the story of the decade (which, in my opinion, should have been the cover story) is the fact that our Commission Chair, Bill Harvey, has been invited to Washington, D.C., this month to a congressional subcommittee meeting to testify about the effects of Forest Service road closures in Baker County. What an amazing accomplishment.

If memory serves me correctly, in the spring of 2007 over 6,000 signatures were gathered from Baker County citizens objecting to any road closures. The meeting, when our boys in government showed up, filled the meeting hall. It was standing room only. I am sure the above-mentioned 6,000-plus Baker County citizens are more interested in Commission Chair Harvey’s upcoming trip on behalf of Baker County, than they are about old photos discovered in an attic.

JoAnn Marlette

Baker City

Editor’s note: A story about Harvey’s invitation to Washington, D.C., was printed on the front page of the June 15 issue.