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Oregon’s Phoenix-Talent school district just eliminated student fees for extra-curricular activities. In recent years, as federal, state, and local jurisdictions have cut back funding, “pay-to…

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Yesterday Wallowa County’s first dusting of fall snow fell on the Wallowa Mountain peaks. Summer has fled back to Hells Canyon, or perhaps points south. Bucks and bulls are losing their velvet…

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ODFW, wolves, cows, wildlife, forest fires, fish. Is there nothing else in this county to write about? Every week, another bearded man talks about fish. It's incredibly depressing. Please, ple…

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Implant, non-er, “not from around here,” tourist…all of these things have been said in one form or another about me and it is fine because they are all true. Like some individuals who move to …

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The letter titled Beware of Socialism two Chieftains ago prompted some thoughts. I respect the USN (retired) person who wrote that article. However, I believe we are so far from becoming a Soc…

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Everett Roberts developed a legacy of loving care for Wallowa County Court House property. Matt Kassahn has expanded that legacy and daily gives his talent and concern to bless us with the bea…

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While in Bend a while ago I read an article about the opioid problem. I was surprised to read that Eastern Oregon is a hotbed of opioid abuse. I knew there was some problem but when I read tha…

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Oregon State University archaeologist Loren Davis’ astounding discovery of North America’s earliest known, 16,560-year-old human habitation, at a place known to the Nez Perce as the ancient vi…

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So far, the 2019 fire season in the Pacific Northwest and California has been remarkable. In an era of increasing temperatures and decreasing precipitation, when raging wildfires have brutally…

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During President Obama’s two terms in office, I wrote a column every couple of years to remind readers of the economic progress our nation was making as we worked our way out of the deepest re…

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I just finished reading the news tonight and lately it just about the same every day. In the 50-something years I have been around I have never seen this level of antagonism, angst, and outrig…

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I want to thank Paul and Charlie for taking such great care of our downtown hanging flower baskets. They look AMAZING! Your dedication and hard work has helped beautify our town and make it lo…

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This letter is in response to Mr. O"Banion's letter from suburban Portland (Gales Creek). Mr. O'Banion had a long list of complaints about the CJD rodeo. I thought the rodeo was wonderful. I h…

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Sometimes destiny comes calling. That’s what seems to be happening at the Wallowa County Humane Society this week. Suddenly, instead of moving to adequate, but smaller, remodeled quarters sequ…

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We once were proud that our country stood for righteousness, justice, liberty and freedom; however, now pride has faded. Greed, irresponsibility, and violence have taken the place of the honor…

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Much has been written, discussed, opined, and debated about the denying of a quorum for 9 days, when the 11 Oregon Senate Republicans made the decision to leave. Since I was one of what became…

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You probably noticed that the price of the Wallowa County Chieftain increased last week. The Chieftain’s per-copy news-stand price is now $1.50 instead of $1.00. The Chieftain would rather not…

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On July 14, 2019 Valley Bronze of Oregon, Inc. lost a dear part of our family, Becky A. Hauskins. Valley Bronze had the pleasure of employing Becky since January 4, 1994. Becky was an importan…

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Another Chief Joseph Days has come and gone probably marking the midpoint of summer for us. The week of CJD is pretty frantic for a lot of people in the county. Hard to believe a bunch of comm…

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In the Trail project article 7/31 edition, Ms Millar states one reason they decided to withdraw the appeal was “the decision of the commissioners to keep the record open until July 1 for the s…

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All units, be on the lookout for a hot Gallagher Dreadnought guitar, swiped from the Fishtrap writers gathering just a few weeks ago. This guitar belonged to Frank Conley, one of the pillars o…

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The 74th annual Chief Joseph Days Rodeo in now in the record books. The cowboys’ big horse trailers with living quarters have left. We can cross the street in Joseph again. And getting a meal …

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The Letter to the Editor authored by Rodney and Linda Botts (July 23, 2019) corrected several factual inaccuracies in Mr. Tool’s article concerning Mr. McKee’s aborted conditional use permit a…

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Occasionally, some of the women who are about my age from our family back in Boston embark on a “cousins’ holiday.” This year, their sense of adventure brought them outside New England all the…

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For the Wallowa Mountains Hells Canyon Trails Association and their partners, clearing trails of downed trees and encroaching brush is an arduous task, and also a labor of love. It’s time devo…

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The news article by Steve Tool, “McKee withdraws Big Sheep campground application”, in the Chieftain’s July 17 edition is misleading and disingenuous. Mr. Tool states there were “about one doz…

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Our leaky southern border will not be fixed with a stronger or higher or more technologically sophisticated wall. The fact is that the whole big world is undergoing a period of mass migrations…

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A whole lot of us have endured what seems a chilly, wet spring and a July that so far has felt all-too-little like summer. That first cutting of hay was dismal and difficult, held hostage by d…

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Me and the kokanee are swimming a little easier now that the EPA has decreed the Lake free of the herbicide Agent Orange. But I did — mid-backstroke — overhear Mama Merganser remark to her han…

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Sometimes you have a column due and absolutely no ideas to write about. That’s when a lot of random thoughts with no continuity might have to do. It’s good to have a passion for something, eve…

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There is probably not a single sentient being in all of Oregon who has not followed the drama of HB2020’s demise. Some bemoan its loss. Others celebrate its doom. It was a cumbersome chunk of …

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Last August, I wrote a column that focused on two of golf's best players, Tiger Woods and Brooks Koepka, who finished second and first in the 2018 PGA Championship. The main point of my articl…

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As usual, Amaroq Weiss has blown out of proportion a part of the Revised Wolf Plan that allows for specific lethal removal of a wolf or wolves who have been deemed chronic depredators. The rew…