Columbia County's Opinions

February 12, 2016

Letters to the editor

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Letters published Feb. 12 End to CC Rider? No way Regarding a letter to the editor calling for the end of CC Rider (see Joe Turner’s letter, “Calling for an end to CC Rider,” Jan. 22). It is…
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February 05, 2016

Letters

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Letters published Feb. 5, 2016 With the PUD, sometimes the miniority is right Being intrigued by the effort to recall Columbia River People’s Utility District Board Director Craig Melton, I…
Columbia River PUD Director Craig Melton
February 05, 2016

By itself, botched general manager hiring at PUD justifies recall

by Darryl Swan
Correction: This editorial has been revised from its original version to correct an error. The correction appears at the bottom. Should Craig Melton, director for Columbia River People’s Utility…
MELTON
January 29, 2016

CRPUD is on the right path

by Craig Melton
My name is Craig Melton and I have served as a Columbia River People’s Utility District board member since January 2015. I am writing to express my personal opinion, not to represent the opinion…
EHRENKRANZ
January 29, 2016

Why I will vote for the recall

by Dave Ehrenkranz
I appreciate anyone who is willing to donate time on a board. The small compensation received is nothing compared to the time donated and aggravation suffered. This is true for all, including…
January 29, 2016

Letters

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Letters published Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 Civilized fools The Native Americans of this country ought to be in seventh heaven watching the offspring of old-time government officials, railroad…
January 22, 2016

Letters

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Letters to the editor published Jan. 22, 2016 A chance to win firewood and support your VFW Happy New Year! Has one of your resolutions this new year been to get several cords of seasoned wood…
WITT
January 22, 2016

Preparing for the 'short session,' gray wolf delisted

by Rep. Brad Witt
Rep. Brad Witt, D-Clatskanie, represents Oregon House District 31. As the chair of the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, I am always interested in finding out what is going on…
January 15, 2016

Letters

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The tide has turned If only I had a better memory for dates and/or took better notes. If I did, then I could tell you the exact month and date a year or two ago when a Port of St. Helens…
PHOTO COURTESY OF MARTY LIESEGANG - A duck boat
January 15, 2016

For winter thrills, go on a diver duck hunt

by Marty Liesegang
Duck hunting used to be something people did between salmon and elk seasons. It was not extremely popular. But that is changing quickly. It is becoming very popular, thanks to shows like A&E’s…

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Jan 08, 2016

Why recall of a PUD board member is warranted

by Dave Ehrenkranz
Dave Ehrenkranz is a former chemistry and mathematics educator and researcher. He is a Columbia River People's Utility District ratepayer and is the principal petitioner for a recall initative…
Jan 08, 2016

Letters

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Letters published Jan. 8, 2016 PUD retiree supports new board I retired from Columbia River People’s Utility District several years ago, after a 20-plus year career. I have been following the…
Dec 25, 2015

Health care service changes should not cause headaches

by Darryl Swan
It’s understandable any potential changes to the St. Helens Legacy Urgent Care clinic would cause rumblings among those in south Columbia County who rely upon the clinic’s services, or who have…
Dec 25, 2015

Letters

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Letters to the editor for Thursday, Dec. 24 PUD customers deserve the facts Darrel Purkerson has been to only one Columbia River People's Utility District board meeting since he lost his seat in…
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Dec 18, 2015

The rise of the PUD, and the perils it faces

by Darrel Purkerson
In 1984, the Columbia River People’s Utility District started delivering power to residents in Columbia County who lived in the rural areas surrounding Scappoose, St. Helens, Columbia City and…
Dec 18, 2015

Letters to the editor

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Letters for the issue of Dec. 18, 2015 Things a ratepayer wants to know about the PUD I see the friends and family in support of Columbia River People’s Utility District Director Craig Melton…