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There are peaceful protests by people protesting social inequality and/or police brutality. Unfortunately, there are those few who take advantage of these demonstrations to instigate riots, lo…

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Thank you, Mike Hansen, for your beautiful tribute to Bob Jackson. Reading your tribute evoked my own memories of Bob and I was lifted up by your touching words.

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The first time I met Bob Jackson was in the Cabbage Patch on Skookum Creek. During our walk, Bob measured several huge pine and fir trees, always with that impeccable grin as he wielded his st…

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This is in reply to two letters criticizing my statement that racial discrimination still exists everywhere, including Wallowa County. It is well worth remembering that two of the most violent…

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I was disappointed by the timber industry's cynical but predictable response to the decision by local conservationists to leave Northeast Oregon's dysfunctional forest "collaborative." Wrapped…

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George W. Bush inherited an economy with a gross domestic product growth of 3.8%. He led us into two unpaid wars, the first in 2001 in Afghanistan and the second in Iraq. The cost of these is …

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One of our community's forestry legends has recently passed away. I was not able to attend his services, but this is what I would like to have said.

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I read with interest the story (printed in the Chieftain's July 8, 2020, issue) in Out of the Past, 100 years ago, July 8, 1920, about the shooting the day before of 15-year-old Thelma Caudle …

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In response to Roger Hockett letter ("Peaceful protesters are to be admired," July 1), there were bigots in the "old" days and will be forever where there is hate or misunderstanding, but it i…

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What a change a day makes. I went into Safeway a day before the recent state order to wear masks in stores, and only about 10% of shoppers wore one. I went in a day later and everyone was. It …

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County commissioners from seven Central and Eastern Oregon counties, including two from Wallowa County, met to gripe about being discriminated against in how the state is implementing COVID-19…

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I wish people would be respectful and kind. On a recent Sunday morning, I, 67 years old, went to Safeway in Enterprise. There were more customers than the previous week and only about half wer…

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Many thanks to the editor for the recent article about my new business, Wallowa Valley Cleaning Products. We hope to make Wallowa County proud.

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To the editor: I am writing about the piece in the paper about the Raven Foods cheese plant. it was not built in 1959 and 60. my father worked there in early 1950s.His name was August "Augie" …

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The article about the County Commissioners taking steps to open the County to prepare for tourist season left me gobsmacked. Tourist season? Are you kidding? Sure, some people will be travelin…

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Joel Fish is an experienced leader and manager. I sat on the committee that hired Joel as Chief of the Enterprise Police Department (EPD) and was impressed by his experience, preparation and k…

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With 30+ years of diverse law enforcement experience, a staunch supporter of the 2nd amendment right to keep and bear arms, and an outstanding reputation for taking charge of, and resolving an…