There was a time when Americans could expect their federal government to offer service that was both even-handed and helpful. Even timely.
Cattle graze in Oregon’s Malheur National Forest. Ranchers in the area are frustrated by grazing restrictions associated with a new biological opinion for steelhead.
In her Nov. 28 opinion column, Anita VanGrunsven quotes Joseph Stalin, who ruled the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1953, was a U.S. WWII ally against the Germans, a dictator and a monster of execu…
We very much appreciate the article in last week’s paper, “Scout leaders approve moving memorial bridge.” The Blue Mountain Council of Boy Scouts deserves a big “thank you” for making the brid…
Congratulations to the Wallowa Football Team. It has been amazing watching this group of kids work together each year with a goal of “making state playoffs.”
Wahl is editor of The Chieftain.
Ron Polk is Emeritus Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University lives in Lostine. He and Dr. Kelsey Allen work with local medical practitioners to produce Mountain Medicine.
Ann Bloom is a nutrition program assistant for the OSU Extension Service in Wallowa County.
Jon Rombach is a local columnist for the Chieftain.
Count every vote.
Here is a little quiz for you regarding the results of the November 2018 elections. I will ask three questions, and the answer to each question will be either Democrat or Republican.
In the ‘70s and ‘80s when I was purchaser representative for the sales Boise Cascade purchased, the forest service sale reps were experienced dirt foresters with common sense.
I am a Republican and not proud to be a Republican at this time.
Ellen Bishop sent me a link to a New York Times story that features Wallowa County prominently.
This week, we received a survey in the mail from an organization that calls itself Judicial Watch. I suppose most other people in the community also received this.
By Kathleen Ellyn
Politics is the icing on the new cake being baked by American women. The decline of old white men in leadership roles has been going on for years, at least since Title 9 was approved back in 1…
Thanksgiving Day is upon us once again. I have always been of the opinion that every day should be a day of Thanksgiving, but unfortunately it’s only recognized once a year.
Shame on the government (federal, state, local) for “honoring veterans” on Monday, Nov. 12, when Veteran’s Day should always be Nov. 11.
It has been 2 years since the Presidential election. Let’s together examine how “great” our country has since become.
A child would know better than to accept Anita VanGrunsven’s contemptuous lunch invitation because it’s your basic school-yard bully tactic.
I am familiar with most cowboy lingo and know what the terms mean or describe. Terms like wrangler, the guy who takes care of the horse herd. Jigger Boss, second in command, reports to the cow boss.
The elections are over. Congratulations to everyone who took the time to vote and particularly those who allowed their name to be placed on the ballot. Top vote-getter or not, there are no los…
It has been a pleasure working and living in this community for many years. As health care changes, we in the healthcare field know we must make changes in how we deliver medicine based on the…
Wallowa County is fortunate to have the level and variety of medical services that it has. One of the many elements that enhance these services is the availability of the Life Flight Network i…
It was disheartening to hear of the resignation of Joseph Mayor Dennis Sands. If the Joseph City Council can now move beyond bickering and animosity, it will be a good thing.
I will admit, I’m not a science person. I grew up in a small rural community where science was mostly considered anti-God, so you kept your distance.
You do not want to go left through Bedrock Rapid in the Grand Canyon. I knew this. Had been warned. Had cringed watching footage of boats that did go left and get chewed up. I knew all about n…
Occasionally, I will walk through a cemetery and examine the headstones. It’s very calming, there is not a lot happening there as a general rule.
Two things happened in our community this past week that set the conspiracy theorists’ tongues to wagging.
We have read with interest the column “Let’s Roll” on the opinion page. But who is the intended audience?
It was my pleasure this past week to play a small role in preparing an exposition for a Dutch military museum, Museum Militaire Traditie in Driebergen.
This column will be different. I am not going to logically discuss an issue. I am going to talk about attitudes and actions.
Do you value our Constitution? The First Amendment?
Election season 2018 is drawing to a close. Ballots are out; ads, signs and calls will soon be disappear; life can return to normal.
Keeping in mind that I am writing in a family-oriented newspaper, I will do my best to explain why I believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, rather than her alleged assailant – and our newest Supre…
Growing up, many of us were taught, “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” As a young adult, I personalized this philosophy with an internal conviction that I wanted to …
I got a message from Wallowa County Commissioner Todd Nash the other day. He said they were re-doing the corrals at the timed event end of the fairgrounds arena and could use some help.
In a time when just about everything is politicized and monetized, when we think of states in reds and blues, sports stadiums by their corporate names and “stars”of football, Hollywood, politi…
It’s always a mixed bag returning from a week of vacation. While it’s nice to get back in harness, it would also be nice to have another few days or even an extra week to enjoy leisure time.
With the exception of Christmas, no holiday excites children more than Halloween. They enjoy the fun of picking just the right costume, class celebrations and, of course, all that candy.
A mass movement is underway in Oregon — a mass timber movement.
I was pleased when the Wallowa County Commissioners’ election became nonpartisan.
Mike Koloski Enterprise
On Sept. 28, we legislators — Senator Duck included — began what might be called a preseason. The Oregon Legislature is scheduled to kick off Jan. 22, 2019.
While studying medicine in Tennessee, I worked with a group of doctors charged with managing patients sick enough to be admitted to the hospital for closer surveillance. During this time, a ro…
What has happened to our democracy?
I have practiced law for nearly 30 years and began practicing in Wallowa and Union counties when I moved to northeastern Oregon in 2000. I met Wes Williams within months of coming to this area…
I have voted for Greg Walden in the past. But this time I won’t and here’s why: Mr. Walden has said numerous time he supports continued health insurance coverage of pre-existing conditions. Th…
I am writing to support Greg Walden for Congress because of what he did to help Dwight and Steven Hammond when they were unjustly imprisoned.
I am supporting and voting for Wes Williams for circuit court judge for Union and Wallowa counties.