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Grads: Learn to make good decisions
Grads: Learn to make good decisions

In a few days, high school seniors across Wallowa County will graduate from high school. The ceremony is often referred to as commencement. It is a time of moving forward and also looking back.

Students will leave the relative safety of the...

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LETTER: Weighing the anger against the deed

I did not attend the Walden Town Hall in Wallowa, but I have heard about it. I heard that some people spoke eloquently about the need for adequate and affordable health care, and I heard of a few people who expressed themselves in angry voices.

Turn library support into funding mechanism
Turn library support into funding mechanism

It has been heartening to see support for public libraries in Wallowa County over the past few weeks as the announcement of budget cuts began to filter out.

Due to the loss of a federal funding program, the county commissioners are being forced...

The truth is protection

In his letter last week about David Van Doozer’s case, Bob McFaul rightly asked, “What changed?” How could a grand jury have indicted over something that the criminal jury rejected in 50 minutes? How could a civil jury have then...

Turn library support into funding mechanism
Turn library support into funding mechanism

It has been heartening to see support for public libraries in Wallowa County over the past few weeks as the announcement of budget cuts began to filter out.

Due to the loss of a federal funding program, the county commissioners are being forced...

LETTER: ODFW not doing the elk or ranchers any favors

ODFW not doing the elk or ranchers any favors

I am in support of Mike and Pam Harshfield. I believe the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife did not fulfill its responsibilities to the care and welfare of the elk.

ODFW doesn’t...

Missing part of the story

Regarding last week’s front page headline story pertaining to the legal action of David Van Doozier against the Willises, I’ll qualify myself by saying I know neither party.

Several years ago, I attended a social function, which...

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Court story reporting seems one-sided

I was very disappointed to read what appeared to be a paid advertisement regarding a recent court case. The one-sided reporting is outlandish.

I have known the Willises for well over 10 years...

May election candidates deserve praise
May election candidates deserve praise

If you’re a registered voter –– and we sincerely hope you are –– your ballot for the May election should have already arrived in your mailbox or will shortly.

This election is a far cry from last...

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Grads: Learn to make good decisions

In a few days, high school seniors across Wallowa County will graduate from high school. The ceremony is often referred to as commencement. It is...

Turn library support into funding mechanism

It has been heartening to see support for public libraries in Wallowa County over the past few weeks as the announcement of budget cuts began to...

May election candidates deserve praise

Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Free-market does not work in healthcare

I was impressed with the detailed and concise arguments presented by Rick Bombaci in his guest column in the May 17 Chieftain.

I have...

LETTER: Don’t burn your garbage

Ever smelled a noxious odor coming from your or a neighbor’s burn barrel, burn pile, wood stove or incinerator? If so, you were breathing...

LETTER: Two separate art events in Joseph
LETTER: Weighing the anger against the deed
The truth is protection