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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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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…

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Nowadays, I hear employers talking about being unable to hire workers for the jobs they have. I am told that some people are not taking responsibility for their bills and rent, because the gov…

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I’m grateful for Mr. Polk’s and Mr. McFall’s response to my letter addressing concerns with the ethics surrounding the COVID vaccines. It wasn’t my intent to misconstrue the facts, however; my…

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If this new bill passes, 4,700 river miles in Oregon will be included in the Wild and Scenic designation. It's considered a “remarkable achievement” by some, while others see a monster land gr…

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Science seems to be catching up with logic. The claims many “antiscience” physicians were making nearly a year ago are now being publicly accepted by the scientific community and media.

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I was heartened to see that 11 Republicans voted to remove Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments. Sadly, my Congressman, Cliff Bentz was not among them, hardly sur…

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Responding to John Kaufman: I marvel at the ability of one person to reach in such a short, concise manner new heights in hypocrisy, new lows in self-awareness and for good measure, some aweso…

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My brother and I would like to thank Officer Ryan Moorehead, of Elgin, (working out of La Grande), for his professional, courteous and timely response, when we were stranded on Tollgate at 4:3…

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Oh, lefties, lefties, lefties. What is it with this torrent of hatred on the editorial page, and especially in the letters to the editor column? Do you not know that your president, the old co…

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I consider myself incredibly lucky to have grown up in Wallowa County. I’ve always been different from many of the people I grew up around — I’m mixed-race with “liberal” political views and m…

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The man we elected to the U.S. House of Representatives had an important choice to make in his first week in office. The choice was to support democracy and freedom or to support fascism and anarchy.

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In order to be responsible land stewards here in Wallowa County, I think it is always worthwhile as a community for us to be aware of the impact our farming and land management practices have …

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I wish to write about something that most people know nothing about. This is not a conspiracy theory but is a reality. In fact, it is right above your very heads.

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I read with interest the Democrat comments about holding on to their "power" after the last election and the disappointment expressed that they still aren't able to muster a quorum to overcome…

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As an election draws to a close, the time for healing starts. Joe said so in his acceptance speech, when he promised to be your president regardless of who you voted for. He also asked for you…