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 executions and ethnic cleansing.
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.”
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.
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.
Shame on the government (federal, state, local) for “honoring veterans” on Monday, Nov. 12, when Veteran’s Day should always be Nov. 11.
A child would know better than to accept Anita VanGrunsven’s contemptuous lunch invitation because it’s your basic school-yard bully tactic.
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…
We have read with interest the column “Let’s Roll” on the opinion page. But who is the intended audience?
Election season 2018 is drawing to a close. Ballots are out; ads, signs and calls will soon be disappear; life can return to normal.
I was pleased when the Wallowa County Commissioners’ election became nonpartisan.
Mike Koloski Enterprise
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.
I have practiced law in this community with Wes Williams for almost 20 years. The voters should know what they will be getting if he is elected judge.
According to state records, the death penalty in Oregon has been carried out on almost 60 individuals since 1904 at taxpayer expense.
Perfect way to honor McCain
Rep. Greg Walden is running for re-election to represent Oregon in Congress.. His opponent is Jamie McCleod-Skinner a left-wing politician from Santa Clara, Calif., and Phoenix, Ariz.
Goebel-Burns a great candidate
Wes always will do the right thing
Walden funded by opioid makers
Wes believes in justice for all
Wes care deeply about the law
Wes has range of court experience
Les knows the law, and people
Walden lied on health care issue
Our goal for the new integrated health services building is that it will become a community-wide resource center. A place to access medical care, to take cooking classes –– all in one location…
We support Wes Williams for Circuit Court judge in November.
Gov. Kate Brown appointed Wallowa County District Attorney Mona K. Williams to the position of Circuit Court Judge in mid-2018 after conducting a thorough review and vetting of professional cr…
I support Wes Williams for Circuit Court Judge.
Interesting guest column by Chantay Jett about the need for a combined mental health care facility due to the numbers of clients in the community.
A generous trail of transmission fluid followed us for a quarter mile up the rough road to Two Pan Trailhead. Running out of transmission fluid brought an inopportune end to hauling our four h…
In the Aug. 15 edition of The Chieftain, the editor reminded us that the press in rural America has a critical role to play; namely, the public has access to its editor and the newspaper pays …
This letter is from a thinking resident of Wallowa County about your open letter to Pres. Donald Trump in the Aug. 15 edition of the Chieftain.
Your letter to President Trump is spot on. Newspapers and journalism function to bring our attention to truths we need in order to challenge the assumptions we hold.
Joseph needs to become more attentive to renting its community center. They have no schedule to speak of it seems, and the daily rental rate of $200 per event per day is unreasonable.
I read with interest a Chieftain article where county commissioner-elect Bruce Dunn is proposing an NRAC- like council for a human and social resource advisory committee.
I guess I will keep responding to Wally Sykes’ letters until he states the facts.
The Chieftain’s story about the year’s first livestock predation by the Harl Butte pack last week does a disservice to its readers. There is more than just one voice, and that inimical to wolv…
I just read the letter about dumping the Wallowa County “bed tax bump.” Very reasonable.
On July 23, I posted to my Facebook page for everyone to see, “I respect, and will defend to my death, your right to live by your religious beliefs.”
Law-breakers and the American Dream
We are writing in response to the proposed vote on the tourism “bed” tax increase approved by the Wallowa County Commission. Many of our friends are longtime Wallowa County small business owne…
Ahh ... open-window weather at least, when we welcome int he sounds of summer: The lilting of Prairie Creek, brimming with snowmelt; the rustle of cottonwoods in the evening breeze; the trilli…
It was a pleasure to read the column by Chris Rush on Eastern Oregon. My bird-watching ladies and I go out every Wednesday to seek birds, wild flowers and enjoy the fantastic scenery in Easter…
The Wallowa County Commission voted recently to place a new hotel tax on the ballot in the fall. Approval of the measure would raise the hotel tax on the county unincorporated community by an …
I’m just an old cattle rancher (retired), cowgirl and wilderness pack guide from when I bought my first property back in 1977. Back then, common sense was alive and well in Wallowa County and …
Although the page up top says July 4, this edition of the Chieftain should have arrived in your mailbox July 3. That means we had to jigger our deadlines last week to accommodate an early prin…