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In a matter of hours last week, the Elbow Creek Fire started and erupted, expanding thousands of acres, tearing through tinder-dry fuel while driven by wind, and quickly threatening homes on E…

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At least at first glance, the idea that police departments should be abolished in favor of other methods of protection seems so counterintuitive, it’s difficult to know where to begin.

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This seems to have become quite an issue at Wallowa Lake, and needs to be addressed. I am sick of trying to put in or take out our boat at the boat launch on the north end of the lake. People …

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Totalitarianism: A system of government that is centralized and dictatorial and 
requires complete subservience to the state. Anyone noticing the trend with Oregon and the United States? One w…

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The American capitalistic system is based on the theory of supply and demand. When there is not enough product to supply the number of people who want and can afford it, the prices increase. W…

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As COVID fears decrease, tourism flourishes. In some ways and places, tourism continued right through the worst of times, as second-homeowners retreated to their second homes to wait it out, o…

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Oregon’s political life bursts with conflict. But the state will be in trouble if the political life is not anchored in a way that serves and represents all the people who live here.

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I have been interested in the terms and conditions of the Forest Legacy Program grant that landed the Wallowa County $3,900,000 to purchase the 1,533 forested acres on the East Moraine of Wall…

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Over the past few years I have noticed a disturbing trend in the Chieftain, where our beautiful mountains are being referred to as the Eagle Cap Mountains or Eagle Caps, rather than their prop…

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Why does Mike Simpson expect others to present alternatives to his $33 billion plan to gut the economy of the Pacific Northwest? He claims, “We need to have honest conversations.” So, let’s be…

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Editor’s note: Pulitzer Prize-winning World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle wrote the following column after a stay with the 36th Division units near Mignano and Venafro, Italy. Pyle was later…

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It seems lately that our government is indecisive as to how to best administer the oversupply of COVID-19 vaccine resource nationwide due to individuals refusing the procedure. Distribution to…